Race Rules

  1. Your number plate must also be attached to the front of your shirt. Penalties for selling, trading, or giving your race number to another participant will result in disqualification of both parties from the race and potential disqualification from participation in our race(s).
  2. Lapped participants and those being overtaken by approaching participant shall yield the trail (fastest part of the trail) when asked by another participant. It is the responsibility of the approaching racer to make their presence known, to announce their intention to pass by saying “On your left,” and to pass safely.
  3. In the event two participants are vying for position, the leading participant does not have to yield to the challenging participant. However, the participant must hold the line and may not interfere with another participant’s progress.
  4. You must run the entire course. Short cuts will result in disqualification.
  5. Feeding and/or “hand-ups” to a racer from a support person may occur on any part of the course, but must be clear of the start/finish lines with the following stipulations: 1) all those feeding  racers must stand to the right of the course, 2) running with a racer is prohibited, and 3) feeding must not interfere with another competitor.
  6. Unsportsmanlike behavior, use of profanity, or flagrant discourtesy directed at participants, spectators, or officials will result in disqualification.
  7. Entering into agreement or forming alliances to control or alter the outcome of an event will result in disqualification from that individual event.
  8. All protests must be reported to a race official immediately following the race up to 15 minutes after the complete results are posted for the protest to be considered valid. All results become final as of the presentation of awards. However, we reserve the right to make later adjustments to the results and  standings due to registration or timing issues that we cannot resolve prior to the awards.
  9. If you DNF, you must report it to the race timer so that you can be given credit in the standings for the race. If you DNF, do not cross the finish line.
  10. In the case of extreme conditions due to weather or other circumstances that prevent the ongoing scoring of the event or create a racing environment that is deemed dangerous for participants, the race may be called off as of a certain time. We will calculate the final results in one of two ways (as determined by the race official and race director): 1) The race is considered over at the point it was called off, and the results will be as of the last completed lap. -OR- 2) The participants can finish their current lap after the race is called off, and the results will be as of that lap. In the case that the race is stopped and restarted, we will use the combined results of both parts of the race.
  11. You can use personal listening devices during the race.
  12. Awards will be handed out on race day.  If you leave and you have placed in your division, a shipping fee will be charged if we have to mail out your award to you.