Event Rules & Regulations
- The event must be started and completed by the entire team.
- The main race is for mixed teams only. Same gender teams can also compete in parallel to the main race and be ranked within their class. There are no prizes for this class.
- All members of the team must be within visual and hearing distance of all other members of their team at all times.
- No substitutions will be allowed during the event.
- The team is to complete the entire event without any outside assistance.
- Teams receiving any form of assistance, including medical assistance, whilst not in a transition area, will be disqualified.
- Teams are required to pass through all mandatory transitions and mandatory checkpoints in the order designated by the Organiser.
- Teams will visit designated transition areas to change racing disciplines, refill their supplies, change clothing and gear, and sleep if necessary.
- Teams arriving at a cycle transition needs to unpack their cycles from their cycle boxes, assemble it and pack their empty cycle boxes back on the transport vehicle
- Teams finishing a cycle leg needs to disassemble their cycles and pack their cycles back in their cycle boxes and pack the boxes on the transport vehicles
- Teams only have to carry compulsory gear but are welcome to take more equipment if needed.
- All team members are required to pass through all mandatory transitions, mandatory checkpoints and optional checkpoints together. At these check points, teams will find a small Sportident timing box which all four team members will need to check-in at, any team member failing to check-in will cause the team to loose that checkpoint at the team will incur the attached time/point penalty.
- Where teams are required to comply with time restrictions during the event, this will be for safety or logistical considerations.
- Progress of teams who are moving to slow will be evaluated as the event runs. If movement is to slow these teams will be re-routed on a shortened course, to ensure teams finish before the final cut-off time. Specific information will be explained at race briefing or in the route book.
- Kit inspection may take place at any point in the Expedition. Teams will have to report to an official for kit inspection on request.
- No Team support members will be required. Supporters are welcome to support their team’s progress at designated viewpoints. These areas will be indicated at race briefing.
- The best way to follow your teams progress is to become a volunteer race official. Contact race organisers for more information.
- No physical support is allowed. Any form of physical support will lead to the team’s disqualification.
- Supporters may provide moral support at designated viewpoints.
- Supporters are to have read these Standard Rules and Regulations as well as the Event Specific Rules.
- Any individual, male or female, will be barred from all events for life if found to have used physical violence during the course of the event.
- Abusive language will not be tolerated. Persons wishing to express outrage will do so in a controlled manner through their team captain only.
- Teams crossing the finish will be given a “line finish position”. This is pending the outcome of complaints and/or any further information coming to the Organisers’ knowledge.
- Medical crews will be available for non-emergency medical treatment and consultation within transition areas when available. Any team receiving any form of medical treatment outside a transition area or a medical support area as specified in the race instructions will be disqualified.
- Medical treatment within transition areas is limited to basic first aid and advice. Should a racer require advanced life support, active fluid replacement therapy (IV), the administration of any oral or intravenous drug, then that racer, subject to the race director’s final decision, will be prevented from continuing with the event.
- The medical crew has the authority, on confirmation with the race director, to withdraw a racer from an event should the racers further participation in the event result in permanent injury, disability or death to the racer or his/her teammates.
- Racers are obliged to carry the team’s personal medications in the team first aid kit or on the person concerned. The medical crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the team concerned have failed to supply their own.
- The medical crew will provide immediate, emergency treatment and stabilisation. Should a racer require transport by road or air ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the patient
- Racers are strongly advised to take appropriate insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.
Complaints & Appeals
- All complaints and/or queries are to be directed through the team captain. Only the captain is allowed to direct questions, objections and complaints to the Organisers and/or their Management team.
- In the event of there being discrepancies in finishing positions resulting from such reports and/or complaints. Prize giving will be given after a verdict has been reached by the event director.
- Positions announced at prize giving are subject to any further findings brought to the attention of the Organisers.
- Any team wishing to appeal or complain any aspect of the event can do so. Complaints are to be received by the Event Director within half an hour of the team crossing the finish line. Complaints may only be made with first-hand knowledge. No second-hand reports will be accepted or considered. Appeals regarding decisions are to be received by the Event Director within 1 hour of the decision.
- The event Organiser, as advised by senior marshals will consider appeals.
- Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory equipment, as specified; during a kit inspection will not be allowed to start the event.
- Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory during the event will be given a penalty per missing item.
- Any team found to have transgressed the rules and regulations of the event and/or acting contrary to the spirit of the event will be liable for disqualification.
- The race director may impose a disqualification or penalty taking into consideration the spirit of the event. A statement will be requested from the applicable team captain should they wish to explain or justify the team’s actions.
Spirit of the Event
- Not cheating with regard to the rules and regulations of this event and the sport.
- Where one team finds another in need of medical attention – they must stop to assist.
- Abiding by the rules and regulations of this event and sport.
- Being eco-friendly, polite and prepared to assist a fellow man in need.
- Not misleading Organisers and/or marshals with inaccurate/incomplete information.
- Not removing checkpoints, their illuminating devices or signage of any sort.