Race Rules

The Course
The course will be kept secret from competitors until the race briefing on the Morning of the race. Competitors must follow the course and alternatives designed by the organisers and must race within the spirit of the competition.

Upon registration teams will be provided with a map marked with checkpoints and will be informed as to each stage type.

Transition Areas
Teams are required to sign in to each transition with the marshal on duty.

Timing
The clock will start at the beginning of the race. Your team will be given a NavLight timing tag at registration, you will use this to record your visit to each checkpoint (more info on how this works here). Times will also be recorded at each transition area and when the team crosses the finish line. When a team decides to rest at a checkpoint, the clock doesn’t stop.

Cut Offs and Alternative Courses
The organisers reserve the right to impose cut off times on sections of the race for logistic and safety reasons. These will be announced at the race briefing and noted in the competitors race instructions.

Placings and Awards
Placing is based on time. The team who completes the full course the fastest will win. Those who complete a shortened course will place behind those who complete the full course irrespective of finish time.

Responsibility
Each competitor enters under their own responsibility. They can judge whether they should participate in the event, start, and continue to the finish line. However the organisers reserve the right to stop a competitor or team from setting off or continuing  in the event should it be deemed necessary.

Equipment
Teams must carry all compulsory equipment as per the gear list. Failure to do so will result in a 1hr time penalty.

Protests
Any protest must be filed with the race organiser within one hour of finishing the race. This will then be reviewed by the race organisers to determine the outcome.

Withdrawal
In the case of withdrawal of a team member or the entire team during the race, the team captain must inform the organisers by any means available in the shortest possible time. Failure to do so may result in a search and rescue operation. For a team to proceed on a new stage they must have at least 2 team members.

Time Penalties
These will occur for any breach of rule or regulation and littering.

Disqualification
Unfair behaviour or behaviour that brings the race into disrepute, use of unauthorised equipment and abandonment of team member during the race.
Teams will be disqualified if they break any of the road rules.
If a team member has to pull out of the race the team may continue but they will be unranked.

Safety / Security
The race will be supported by comprehensive safety back up. Radio Operators and marshals with knowledge of the course will be placed at each transitions area. These will be coordinated by a central control team that will keep a tab on the progress and whereabouts of each team.

Insurance
All participants compete at their own risk and the organisers will not accept liability for any personal accident or injury during the event. A liability waiver form must be signed by the team captain on behalf of the team. Competitors should ensure that they are adequately insured.

Consideration for the land
To enable us to run this event we have sought permission from a number of private land owners and the CCC. It is important that we treat the land that we pass through with respect. To this end it is a requirement that all teams carry out their own rubbish. Any team seen to be littering will receive a 2hr time penalty.
All gates must be left as they are found. If you choose to climb over a gate please do so at the hinge end.

Officials
Team members must respect instructions given by officials and must also follow their decisions regarding health, security and safety.

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