1. Sign Up System
You don’t need to confirm your final team line up at the time of signing up for the event. You can sign up for the pairs or team events at any time and you can confirm your final team members at a later date but we must have this information by 6 weeks prior to the event. We reserve the right to cancel your booking if you do not provide this information at the “6 week prior to the event” point.
2. Registration Rules when you arrive at the event
All teams must sign in, register and collect their race numbers, timing chips and baton’s by 11am on Saturday morning. These will not be posted out before the event. Only one person per team (preferably your race captain) is allowed to be inside the race day registration area. It is your race captain or representative who is responsible for checking your team’s details are correct and your team is entered into the correct category. Your “Disclaimers” will be sent out to your captain prior to the start of the event, and he or she will need to present these completed documents at registration. entrants for the 8m and 1km race are also welcome to register on Sunday morning between 8 and 9am.
3. Race Timings
For the 24 Hr Race, the race will begin at 12 noon on Saturday and will finish at 12 noon on Sunday. If you have started a lap before 12 noon on Sunday, you will be allowed to finish your lap and your time will count as long as you finish by 1pm (on the Sunday!).
For the 12 Hr Race, the race will begin at 9pm on Saturday and will finish at 9am on Sunday. If you have started a lap before 9am on Sunday, you will be allowed to finish your lap and your time will count as long as you finish by 10am (on the Sunday!)
For the 8km, 5km, and 1km Race, the race will begin at the allotted time – fastest runner in your category wins!
4. Results for 12 and 24 Hour Race
The winning team is the team who completes the most laps in their category. In the event of there being a tie, it will then be determined who completed those laps in the quickest time period. For example …
1st Place – Team X – 10 laps completed in 24:04:00
2nd Place – Team Y – 10 laps completed in 24:13:00
3rd Place – Team Z – 9 laps completed in 23:10:00
To confirm, We will judge the winning teams based on who has completed the most amount of laps in the shortest time.
5. General Race Rules
Every participant in the event must wear a race number at all times. You must advise us before the event if you have any medical conditions or allergies we should be aware of, and also write these details on the back of your race number.
For the 12 and 24 Hour Relay Races, all runners must carry a baton at all times (including solo runners). If you or your whole team are off the course taking a break, you must leave your baton at the start / finish area.
Each runner must complete at least one lap during the 24 hours for your teams score to count.
You can run as many consecutive laps as you want to.
All participants must carry a light from 8pm on Saturday to 6.30am on Sunday. You can carry your torch, but we strongly recommend a head torch. Please make sure your torch is fully charged or you have spare batteries.
Cheaters are not welcome in this race! Anybody caught taking short cuts, cutting corners, substituting unregistered runners and any other forms of cheating will be instantly disqualified – either the cheating solo runner, or the whole team.
All participants must agree to make as little noise as possible between 11.00pm and 7.00am, this is the event “quiet time” and people wanting to sleep must be allowed to do so.
The lap counting and timing for the event will be carried out by an independent and outsourced professional chip timing company. Run101 Ltd will not be responsible for lap counting or timing of the event. We will be posting timing updates at various locations around the runners village and also on our website so you can check your teams position via your mobile phone.
6. Specific Race Rules for Solo Runners on 12 and 24 Hour Races
You must complete at least one whole lap to qualify for an official time, lap score and finishers medal. You can take as many breaks as you want for as long as you want, but you must enter and exit the course at the start and finish area and leave your baton at the race HQ so we know who is on the course and who is not on the course.
7. Specific Race Rules for Pairs and Team Runners on 12 and 24 Hour Races
Each member of your pair or team must complete at least one whole lap to qualify for an official time, lap score and finishers medal. You can only swap runners inside the official start and finish area. Every runner on the course must carry a baton and there will be one baton per team. If your team decides not to run for a period of time, you must enter and exit the course at the start and finish area and you must leave your baton at the race HQ so we know who is on the course and who is not on the course.
8. Specific Race Rules for Nordic Walkers
Each member of your pair or team must complete at least one whole lap to qualify for an official time, lap score and finishers medal. You can only swap walkers inside the official start and finish area. Every runner on the course must carry a baton and there will be one baton per team. If your team decides to not walk for a period of time, you must enter and exit the course at the start and finish area and you must leave your baton at the race HQ so we know who is on the course and who is not on the course. Walkers will have a different, easily identifiable running number from runners. Any walker that runs at any stage, or fails to adhere to the rules of Nordic Walking and the event will automatically be disqualified. This category is for 100% Nordic Walkers only.
9. In case of a medical emergency on the course
If you see another runner on the course who is in distress, it is your responsibility to stop and help this other runner. If you run past somebody who is in serious medical difficulty without offering to help, you and your whole team will be disqualified from the event. We will have trained medics at the start finish area, and a mobile response team on the course at all times over the 24 hour period. If you see another participant in distress it is your responsibility to raise the alarm and contact your nearest race steward who will radio for help.