DOWNHILL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
These regulations are laid down for the appointment
of staging FIRS Inline Downhill World Championships and
shall ensure the safety of the event.
of Inline Downhill
means a variation of inline skating in which a downhill
distance has to be covered in the fastest time possible.
of the Race Office
2 officials nominated by FIRS
2 officials in charge of the organizing committee
race director (FIRS official)
official in charge of the hosting federation
head of track guards
Secretary for Race office
of the Race Office:
Office has the obligation to perform the proper staging
of the Championship in order to the regulations, including
disqualification, exclusion from the race, amendment to
the timetable, alteration by reason of an act of god, complaint
about track condition.
Official Language of the World Championship is English
for the Organizer of Inline Downhill World Championships
shall consist of a road with asphalt surface.
Possible dangerous spots will be detected by the Race Office
and marked with a spray on the surface.
These spots shall be pointed out to the skaters.
no definition of the necessary length of a race-track for
World Championships but it should not fall below 1,5 kilometer.
The difference in altitude results in the difference of
sea levels measured at the starting and finishing spots
of the downhill track.
Average guiding principle: 80 - 120 meters difference in
altitude per 1000 meters
has to be marked with a starting-box and/or with a ramp.
The finish has to be marked with a banner and/or with a
The finishing-line consists of a white line on the surface
of the race-track with no less than 20 centimeters width.
at the race-track
shall secure sufficient measures for making the track safe,
especially at the outside of curves and the predetermined
Bales of straw, nets and tarpaulins can be used as safety-catch.
Sufficient separation of the race-track from the space for
spectators has to be made as far as possible.
shall provide the necessary number of track guards to secure
the safety of all competitors and spectators.
The track guards should wear the same signs of identification.
Radio telephony between start, finish, track guards and
Race Organization has to be provided.
shall ensure that all relevant medical aid (including 2
ambulances with an emergency doctor) for possible injuries
is kept in operational order throughout the Championships.
of the Skaters
helmets and safety gear is being recommended to be used
by the skaters.
Following the rules of the hosting national federations.
If a competitor falls at a blind stretch, the next athlete
gets a warning (red flag).
timekeeping is recommended in the format of mm: ss: cc:
display should include:
name of starter
maximum speed possibly (measuring distance: 10 meters)
split time possibly
responsible for the control of timekeeping
competitors act on their own responsibility.
All competitors shall be aware of the dangers which might
occur during the competition and shall participate in total
whatever can be made against the organizer / FIRS/ CIC.
Each competitor shall sign an agreement of indemnity against
any claims which has to be included with the registration
No participation is possible without a signed agreement
of the Inline Downhill World Championships
Organisers will send you the program.
are all skaters man/ woman who have sent a complete filled
out registration form in writing to the organizer in time
for the deadline fixed by the FIRS in accordance with the
for the World Championship will be officially, if the entrance
form is delivered to the organizer.
The national federation or FIRS will accept the entrance
to the race and forward the license to the National Federation.
15 years old. The participant has to be 15 years old at
the 1st of January 2004.
Office is granted the right to exclude a competitor from
the Championships if the competitor seems not to be in the
appropriate physical shape to cope with the race-track.
The FIRS doping regulations are applied besides.
and Track Inspection
makes a track inspection possible for all competitors.
Competitors are obliged to take part in the official track
are drawn for the starting order
are obliged to wear visibly the starting numbers put at
their disposal by the organizer. It is not allowed to cover
the number or possible sponsor imprints.
Starting numbers must not be exchanged and/or passed on
intervals are fixed by the Race Office. At an average running
time of 2:15:00 the starting interval should keep to a limit
between 1:00:00 and 1:30:00.
shall provide 2 practice runs as a minimum for all competitors.
Each participant has to appear at least at one practice
The official opening of the race-track takes place after
the track inspection.
Skating on the race-track before the official opening will
lead to the exclusion of the competitor.
for World Championship
Championships will be decided in 1 Final run
In qualifying run all competitors participate in the starting
order of their numbers drawn.
In final run all competitors will start in the REVERSE order
of the time scores of the qualifying run. (The skater placed
last in the qualifying run starts first in the final run.
The starting order is announced to the competitors at the
running time from the final run scores.
the final run is limited to a number of 60 competitors.
40 men/ 20 women
in Separate Categories (Men - Women)
with the fastest time score out of the final run is the
Inline Downhill World Champion and winner of the gold medal.
He bears the title "Official Inline Downhill World
Champion of FIRS 2004"
The competitor with the second-fastest time score out of
the final run is the
Vice-Inline Downhill World Champion of FIRS 2004 and winner
of the silver medal.
The competitor with the third-fastest time score out of
the final run is the
Third and winner of the bronze medal.