The 15th edition of the Garmin Titan Desert will be held from April 19 to 24 of 2019. Due to its logistical complexity, a technical scrutineering day will be held, compulsory for all participants and assistance services on Saturday, April 18. The return trip is planned for Saturday, April 25.
The enrolment period for assistance services to the race starts in October 2019, and remains open until March 6, 2019.
Enrolments are made through a form on this page.
Payment will be made by bank transfer before March 6, 2019.
“Enrolment in the race implies acceptance of the rules and regulations proposed by the organisation.”
FLAT RATE: 1.575 €.
*Enrolment fee exempt from VAT. In order to issue the invoice, as per current Spanish Tax Legislation (Act 37/1992. Art. 69. One. 1º / Art.70. One. 7º c) enrolments for the race made by legal or professional persons with their domicile in the Spanish State will be charged VAT, and 21% VAT should be added to the price indicated, which will have to be paid by the company/professional.
THE PRICE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES
- Accommodation: 7 nights in hotel and camps, full board. From April 18 to 24 – Breakfast on April 18 and lunch - dinner on April 25 are not included.
- Area of 5m2 per mechanic/physiotherapist, in a shared khaïmas (tents).
- The mechanics' tends does not have a floor covering or a power point, although the physiotherapists' tent does have a floor covering.
- The tends will be shared with 4 other mechanics/physiotherapists.
- Compressed air will be available for bike maintenance. it is provided by the organization and shared with the other participants and workers.
- The working area is lit until 23:00.
- Transfers between camps by bus or minibus.
- 1 mechanic's chest (80x45x35cm) for materials and transfer of the chest between camps (except the marathon stage). Maximum weight 30kg/chest
- Transport of material from the organisation's warehouse in Barcelona to Morocco (and return).
- Medical and nursing service during the days of the event.
- Travel insurance.
- 14 bottles of water (1.5 litres each).
- 1 exclusive T-shirt for the race.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Extras in the hotel.
- Extra drinks in hotels and camps.
- Transfer in flights (outward and return) for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Home collection and delivery service for material by DHL (consult, depends on the locality)
- Extra metal chest for material, includes box and transport (€300, max. weight 30 kg).
- Other additional packages (€10/kg, maximum weight 20 kg)
- *Assistance service own vehicle badge (€225)
- Exclusive work tent 5x5m (€900)
- Rental car with driver for the 6 stages in Morocco (please consult)
*VEHICLE BADGE for ASSISTANCE SERVICES:
- Allows entry of the vehicle to camps and parking areas
- We recommend that the assistance vehicles should be four-wheel drive or high vehicles to ensure access to the camps
- Articulated vehicles and those longer than 6 metres will not be allowed access to the camps
- The people travelling in the vehicle must be accredited/enrolled
- Includes a roadbook of the route (not the race route) between camps
- All payments must be accompanied by a copy of the back receipt (send to: email@example.com)
- The full payment of the enrolment fee can be made upon registration
- The payment schedule must be observed
- No enrolments will be accepted without the corresponding bank transfer document
- 895 € at the time of enrolment - RESERVATION OF A PLACE.
- Outstanding amount: before March 6, 2020 (deadline for enrolment).
BANK DATA FOR THE TRANSFER:
ACCOUNT: TITAN WORLD SERIES S.L.
IBAN : ES61 0049 1852 7123 1093 5961
BIC : BSCHESMMXXX
When making the bank transfer, please identify the payer as follows: "Name of entrant – Asistencia 2020"
- Cancellations before 20/12/2019 at 15:00 will be subject to a charge of 100€.
- Cancellations before 31/01/2020 at 15:00 will be charged 50% of the enrolment fee paid until then
- Cancellations before 06/03/2020 at 15:00 will be charged 75% of the enrolment fee paid until then
- Any cancellation after the close of the enrolment period (starting 06/03/2020 at 15:01) will not be entitled to any return of fees paid
TRANSFER OF MATERIALS TO MOROCCO
The organization transfers the materials required (tools, spare parts, stretchers, etc.…) from Barcelona to Morocco by road in trucks.
Each mechanic is entitled to a metal chest provided by the organization to carry his/her materials (this is the only box that can be loaded in the organization's truck, both for the trip to Morocco and for transfers from camp to camp).
Physiotherapists may deliver their stretchers (correctly packed), in which they can include other materials they need to work in Morocco (this will be the only package of material they can take to Morocco and between camps).
The weight limit for materials of assistance services will be 30 kg/metal chest or 20 kg/cardboard box. If this weight is exceeded, another box will have to be contracted (see prices).
*In the case of transport of wheel rims and frames, they must travel in rigid boxes. Single units or units packed in cardboard boxes will not be accepted. Transfers are complicated due to the terrain crossed by the trucks. The organization will not be held liable for any deterioration of materials that may occur.
During April 2020, all assistance services and participants with their bicycles must send their equipment to the Garmin Titan Desert warehouse in Barcelona. Likewise, mechanics should come in advance to get their metal case or request the organisation to send it (freight collect).
TRAVEL TO MOROCCO
Assistance services can travel to Morocco in one of 2 ways:
- Package tour (scheduled flights) provided by our Travel Agency - Aventurismo (www.aventurismo.es)
- On your own account. *Our Travel Agency offers the possibility of contracting the ship to cross the Strait of Gibraltar with the shipping company ARMAS (For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org).
In any case, you can reach the starting point by your own means, either by road or on a scheduled flight. Several airlines fly from Europe to Morocco, from where you will need to travel by road to the starting point of the race. For more travel options, visit the website of Aventurismo (www.aventurismo.es)
For assistance services that wish to travel in their own vehicles, the organization recommends the use of 4x4 vehicles or those that are high off the ground. The camps are always far from tarmac roads and you have to consider that, in the event of rain, it is highly likely that access to the camps would be impossible if not by 4x4 vehicles. You also need to get an assistance service badge (see prices) to access the information on the location of the camps and the access roads to them, in the area set aside for these vehicles. A vinyl strip will be placed by the organization on vehicles with an assistance service badge for identification purposes.
You will also have to manage your own ATA carnet to declare the materials you are transporting at the Moroccan border. Access of articulated vehicles and those longer than 7 metres will not be permitted.
On arrival in Morocco, accredited vehicles can enter the camp following authorization from the organization. Once the vehicle is inside the camp, it cannot move until the first camp is disassembled.
TRANSFER BETWEEN CAMPS
The race organisers arrange the transfer of assistance service teams from camp to camp in a minibus, bus or 4x4. This means you can travel with your own luggage in the transfer (1 bag per person with personal effects, maximum weight 23 kg). These vehicles do not follow the route of the stage, they use the nearest tracks and roads that offer the most direct route from camp to camp.
Starting times from a camp are done once the logistics teams have collected all their material. That is when the convoy leaves for the next camp. Vehicles with a assistance service badge can leave and travel freely under their own responsibility, but in no circumstances may they set up in a camp without the prior authorization and location of personnel from the organization. The distribution of assistance service service vehicles is never done before the arrival of the transport vehicles that carry the assistance services to the camps.
TRANSPORT OF MATERIALS BY ROAD
The race organization transports one box per assistance service by truck (a metal box in the case of mechanics and a box or sleeve with a stretcher for the physiotherapists). Every night up to 23:00, or early in the morning before the race starts, the assistance services deposit the box in the allocated truck located in the camp and will find it in the same area on arrival in the next camp. There is no access to this box during the stages, only on arrival at the camps. Nor is it available in the marathon stage. The organization is not liable for the material that the assistance services do not deposit in the truck during the night.
The assistance services will find two areas in the camps, differentiated for mechanical assistance services and physiotherapy. Each tent measures 5x5m (25m2) and is shared by 4 professionals, i.e. 6,25 m2 per person. These tents will be operational from the arrival of the first participant until 23:00.
All the tents are lit with 60W lamps until 23:00 (the lighting is from generators and is not very powerful, we recommend the use of head torches to work after sunset). There are cloth walls that can be opened or closed depending on needs, and physiotherapists have rugs on the ground.
These tents DO NOT have plugs, so we provide assistance services and participants in general with an air compressor to facilitate the cleaning of the bikes.
IMPORTANT! Each 5x5 tent will be shared by different professionals and the allocation of space will be the responsibility of the organization, grouping people from the same company in the same tent and combining those from different companies depending on the capacity of each tent.
WORK SPACE FOR ASSISTANCE SERVICES WHO BRING THEIR OWN TENTS
They may occupy a frontal space of a maximum of 6 metres and must be aligned with the tents of the organization. They can increase their area at the rear up to 10 metres, provided that the terrain allows it, although never in the front part.
Vehicles will be parked behind the tent. No access to the camps will be permitted to articulated vehicles and those over 7 metres long. Before March 6, 2020 you must inform the organization of the number of tents you till take - and their measurements - so that they can be incorporated into the camp plan.
You may not work outside the space occupied by your tent. You must also observe the rules regarding advertising. The measurements of the identification of the service can be exceeded, but without advertising other brands in the work area, only on clothes and materials (and never brands that are competitors to the sponsors of the race).
RULES FOR THE PLACING OF ADVERTISING
In general, it is completely prohibited to advertise any commercial brand that is a direct competitor of the companies that sponsor the event. It is also prohibited to advertise any other sports competition in any of the shared areas of the camps or hotels.
COMMON TENTS OF THE ORGANISATION FOR MECHANICS AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
A company that offers the service is allowed to decorate the walls of its tent with its brand image (no commercial logos of other brands) and 2 banners. No other kind of advertising material can be placed outside the tent.
When mechanics or physiotherapists of different companies are working together in a tent, they should agree to the placing of advertising materials and banners. In the event of a dispute, the organization will not allow any element to be displayed until agreement has been reached.
TENT OR PRIVATE SPACE FOR MECHANICS AND/OR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
Companies are allowed to decorate the walls of the tent with brand image and commercial logos, provided that the size of the brand logos is not greater than that of the lead company, plus 2 banners. No advertising may be placed outside the space.
The carrying out of any product exhibition is completely prohibited.
Companies are obliged to notify the organization of the size of the tents, and also of the vehicle they will use to provide assistance services, before March 6, 2020.
USE OF WATER IN CAMPS
The collection of water in the camps to wash bicycles, parts, cycling jerseys, etc. is completely prohibited.
A bicycle washing service will be made available at the end of each stage in a hotel (to be confirmed in each edition) by the organization. Each participant or assistance service must come with their bicycle, no bike will be collected if it is not brought by someone responsible for it.
In no cases will hose connections to the water network be allowed.
Any assistance services that brings a cleaning system with it must ensure that the water used does not create puddles of stagnant water.
The organization recommends the use of cool, light clothing in the desert stages. However, it is a good idea to take some warmer clothing for the nights in the desert. Do not forget swimming gear for the hotels. Due to the risk of sand storms, we recommend bringing motorcycling or ski goggles.
On the dates the race is programmed, temperatures range between 5ºC (minimum) and 45ºC (maximum).
Many of the areas where the camps are located have mobile phone coverage because they are close to towns/villages. However, it is possible that some zones or camps are outside mobile phone coverage.
The race has a specialist team of doctors and assistants who will attend all groups during the race and in the camps. One helicopter, four medicalised cars and two ambulances (one of them a 4x4) will ensure our safety.
Standard medical care is available from 06:00-22:00, and emergencies 24 hours.
Electricity in the camps comes from generators provided by the organization. Next to the logistics truck there is a space reserved for charging electronic devices. it is available to all participants and assistance services. The area is monitored, but we recommend marking or labelling your electronic devices to avoid confusion.
CURRENT DURING THE RACE
To purchase extra drinks in the bars of the camp and hotels you can buy “Titanitos” vouchers in the ‘service to participants’ tent. This will be the official currency of the race, and has been devised to avoid having to change to Moroccan currency (the "Titanitos" will be paid for in Euros).
The camps are the nerve centres of the Garmin Titan Desert. In them, participants and assistance services will find all the logistics infrastructure they need after the stages: Bike parking zone, restaurant-dining area, bar, tents to sleep, washbasins and showers, as well as areas for the mechanical assistance services or physiotherapists.
On race days, assistance services will sleep in hotels or tents, depending on the location and the needs of the event.
The tents in the camps can accommodate three people, with mattresses, pillows and blankets, so it is not necessary to bring sleeping bags. A towel and a small bar of soap are also provided.
The night of the marathon stage, all the assistance services will be accommodated in a hotel.
MARATHON STAGE (a 'day of survival')
One of the race days is the so-called ‘MARATHON STAGE', at the end of which the participants will find a different camp to those of the other days. In this peculiar camp participants DO NOT have any kind of external assistance service.
In other words, no mechanical assistance or physical recovery services will be available, so each participant will have to make the necessary adjustments to his bike.
Therefore, during the night of the marathon stage the assistance services will not have access to the camp and will sleep in a hotel near the race route. The next day, they will travel directly to the next camp. *In the marathon stage you will not be able to exchange your water tickets, so you need to stock up and carry the water you think is necessary for the hotel stay.
FOOD AND DRINK
All meals during the 6 race days are included in the price. In the camps, there will be a meal tent with a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner on race days. During the arrival and scrutineering day breakfast is not included, nor is lunch and dinner on day of return.
Drinks in hotels and camps are not included in the price. The organization provides the assistance services with vouchers to purchase 14 bottles of water. These bottles will be handed out in the CIEL tent during the race at 07:00 and 22:00. On the day of the last stage they will only be handed out until the last participant crosses the finish line.
The TITAN diet has been prepared by experts in nutrition. It consists of varied and nutritional foods that are rich in carbohydrates. Vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice... everything that competitors need to get through the hard race days. The assistance services will have the same buffet as the participants, and at the same times.
*All assistance services must follow the same meals timetable as the participants; mechanics and physios must adapt to this timetable.
Any shop/workshop, consultancy or freelancer may offer services to the participants through the official website of the Garmin Titan Desert. In the “ASISTENCIAS” section of the website there will be a list with the names, telephone numbers, emails and contact website. There may also be a logo or photo that accompanies the contact details.
From there, participants will contact the service directly to request prices, a description of the service, or contract it. Payment is done directly between the participant and the service.
To publish data on the official race website, send the organization comprehensive contact information (name, email, telephone number and service website) and a logo or image to identify oneself. You will also have to pay a fee of €100 to appear in the list (unless it is the official shop of the event).