You should always be fit enough to take part in any sports events and all of the events and trips that we at Sports Tours International offer. Many organised sports events require some form of medical certification to state that you are physically fit to participate. In France, it is the Law that you must present a medical certificate authorised or signed by a doctor to proof that you are fit enough – if you do not, then you will not be allowed to participate. In Italy, many events also ask for this. In the likes of the BMW Berlin Marathon, you need to complete an online authorisation as part of the entry process.
Our recommendation is that you either contact your personal doctor, or you try an online medical certification organisation such as Sports Medical Certificates. With online certification such as this, there is a bank of qualified doctors able to analyse the information which you supply and then decide whether or not medical authorisation can be granted. It certainly beats taking time off work to go to your doctor to sign the form.
Please note, Sports Tours International cannot be held responsible for any failure to produce the required medical certification. It is up to participants to organise this.
And please do not forget, you should always take out adequate and appropriate travel insurance which covers you from the moment you book your trip with us, through to the moment you return. Find out more about travel insurance.