The lottery will be held on Dec. 22 at the presentation of PenyagolosaTrails® HG in the Provincial Council of Castellón located on Plaza de las Aulas de Castellón. The lottery will be public and anyone who wants to attend is invited to the aforementioned location.
Each pre-registered runner will be assigned a lottery number at the time of pre-registration, that number will be automatically generated. Once participants who have obtained a slot for some of the reasons detailed in the rules, have been removed from the lottery, remaining lottery entrants will be assigned lottery numbers according to the order of pre-registration.
The list of lottery numbers will be published after pre-registration closes and before the lottery takes place.
A number (one for each race) will be randomly drawn from all the numbers assigned to that lottery. Each one of these numbers will be granted a slot, as well as will the 1,499 sequential numbers for that number in the case of the MiM, and the sequential 599 in the case of the CSP. That is to say, if the number happens to be 120 for the MiM, those pre-registrants from number 120 to number 1,619 will have assigned slots.
In case the number drawn is such that the remaining sequential numbers will exceed the final number in the list, the sequence would continue with the first number, number 1, and sequentially include successive numbers until all spots have been assigned. That is to say, if there are 2,000 numbers in the MiM and the number drawn is 1,950, slots would be assigned from 1,950 to 2,000, and then from 1 to 1,449.
The lottery results will be a provisional list. In addition, winners will be notified by e-mail to obtain their slot. The lottery winners, and all those who have obtained a number for any of the reasons stated above, have a period of 8 days to finalize their registration. Those who do not complete registration in the determined time period, will lose their right to register.
Any time a slot becomes free during this period, organizers will contact the following runners on the provisional list for the 2017 lottery. In the case of the MiM: starting with those who have been rejected in lotteries from the previous two editions, and who have not had the option to run in either race, following the order of the provisional list by lottery number, will be contacted. These newly selected winners have a period of 72 hours to complete registration. Otherwise, they will definitely lose their spot.