GENERAL RULES:

Most important rule is there are many dogs out there.

Race Entry Options - either:

 Individual (solo) - may run with a dog or without

 Group (e.g. with your family or friends) - run with a dog or without

 

  1. You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.

  2. All dogs must be on leads from when they leave your vehicle. Not allowed off lead at any time while at the event.

  3. Race directors have final authority on any question that may arise during all Races

  4. Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body over your belly or chest. It must not be worn on your pants or leg. Do not cover over your race number with any backpack strap or article of clothing such as thermal top or waterproof jacket. 

  5. You must not fold, cut or change your race number in any way. It must be worn as is, unfolded.

  6. The wearing of iPods or other music players with headphones is not permitted . This is both for safety and of the other runners

  7. If you need First Aid help on the course you must use the phone numbers on your Participant Emergency Instructions Card to contact the Event Safety Team who will arrange to retrieve you. Supporters, spectators or any unauthorised persons are not allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

  8. Runners are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured runner, provide assistance and ask a fellow runner to inform race officials at the next intersection. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any losses.

  9. Outside assistance on course is not permitted. Assistance at check points and from event staff is ok.

  10. The participant is responsible for the actions of their support crew. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event staff and officials. The participant may be penalised or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

  11. You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking.

  12. You must carry your own mandatory gear at all times during the event. Random gear checks may be performed during the event. 

  13. You must obey directions of checkpoint staff or course marshals and withdraw from the race if you miss any time cut-offs at checkpoints or on course.

  14. Each participant must be checked-in at all checkpoints. 

  15. Littering is prohibited.

  16. Spectators are not permitted to run with or pace runners.

  17. Pacers are not permitted.

  18. Only Event officials are allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

  19. The event organisers reserve the right to disqualify a runner for behavior that is considered unsporting.

  20. Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty, disqualification or pre-race withdrawal. Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final

  21. Medical Assistance During The Race

  • In order to ensure race safety, race headquarters will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race.

  • Depending on your condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This evacuation will be at the expense of the person being rescued. For overseas racers, it is strongly recommended that you obtain adequate travel insurance coverage


Dropping Out Of The Race 

  • If you decide to drop out of the race, you must notify race staff. Please remove your race bib so that race headquarters can be notified. Once you've dropped out of the race, you will not be able to re-start.

  • Tell an aid station staff that you've decided to drop out of the race.

  • If you are able to move on your own, please make your way to the closest aid station (either return to the aid station you just left or go the next aid station). If you are unable to move without assistance, please tell pass-by runner to contact race headquarters.

 

Runners Responsibilities 

  • You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an long distance running race. You will be running for a few hours and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.

  • You are responsible for your dog at all times while at the event. This includes their behavior, they must not be an aggressive dog and must be able to be around children.

  • You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.

  • You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (raining, strong winds) and other troubles expected when traveling across road & hill.

  • You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.

  • You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.