18 Mar, 2018

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2018 - Ricoh Healthy Hike & Run

  18 Mar, 2018
  Tai Tong Shan, Tai Lam, N.T., Hong Kong   Trail hike and run options

Rules & Regulations 規則與條款

Official Rules & Regulations

ARTICLE 1: GENERAL

1. Race number to be worn on FRONT of you. Not on your back. Number can NOT be cut or alterted and whole number MUST be clearly visable from front including sponsors logos.

2. No throwing any garbage of any kind on trail. Anyone caught throwing garbage on trail will be disqualified. Garbage bags at all water checkpoints.

3. No pacers allowed and any support crews must stay within 100 meters of water checkpoint only and CAN NOT give drinks, food or any kind of support along course except screaming and yelling of encouragement.

4. No plastic bottle to be taken away from water stations. You must bring your own hydration system or waist hydration belt with water bottle for refill as large water 18litre carboys.

5. Should you drop out you must notify the nearest checkpoint and leave your race number or face emergency rescue costs bill for looking for you.

6. You must stay on marked course and no short cutting is allowed or result in disqualification.

7. Anyone arriving more than 10 minutes after the official start will NOT be allowed on course and will result in automatic DNS (Did Not Start).

8. Anyone arriving at check point after cut-off is not allowed to continue as sweeper will have gone and course will not be safe.

9. Any protests must be made within 30 minutes of finishing and a collection of HKD200 to process the protest must be paid to finish line Headquarters (same tent as timing) (HQ) at same time of filing official protest.

10. When passing please yell out and give warning to person in front of you "Passing on your left or passing on your right".

11. Please TURN DOWN YOUR MUSIC if listening to mp3, phone or other as be considerate to those around you and for your own safety.

12. Race Director has final say on all matters.

 

Mandatory equipment

1. Participants should have cash/octopus card for public transport too make there way back to where there luggage is located in case of bad weather if dropping out on course as no transport back to finish will be provided.

 

Race start and suspension, stoppage policy.

1. T8 is up 2 hrs [before] race start. Race cancelled.

2.  T3  is up 15 mins before race start, decision to start made on course conditions and other prevailing weather factors eg. TS warning up, lightning .   Will base any postponement, cancellation on the key course marshals in various positions on the course and forerunners to provide feedback before the event start.  

3.  Thunderstorms. If TS  warning is in place 15 minutes before the start, the start will be postponed until thunderstorm is cancelled and then restarted at later time in same day. If TS warning goes up during event, then participants will be asked to finish at next checkpoint for the official finish time and then, unless so directed by the CP leader of an alternate race course, the participants will have to make their way back to start/finish where their bags are. Participants should have cash/octopus card - mandatory equipment.

 

Trail etiquette / Trail Safety / Eco-friendly vignette scripts

1.    Passing

We don’t all run at the same pace.

When you’re on the trail, be aware of faster runners wanting to pass, and keep left where possible. PLEASE KEEP LEFT and PASS RIGHT side when approaching.

If you’re passing slower runners, give plenty of notice and slow down if you have to. Shout out ‘On your right’ or ‘Passing on the right’ to warn them of your approach.

The extra care taken is a small price to pay for keeping everyone safe and happy on the trails.

2.    Music

Music is a great motivator when running whether it’s in training or during a race.

There’s nothing like some great tunes to lift your spirits and keep the pace.

Keep you volume low enough to hear approaching runners, and be aware of changing terrain. When the trail narrows or get more crowded, you may need to turn down or turn off your music just so everyone can share the trail, and run or pass safely.

Plug in, but don’t tune out!

3.    Litter

Gels, bars, sweets, bananas … having a snack on the trails is great to keep your energy levels up, but don’t forget to take your trash with you!

We love the trails and we can all do our part to keeping them beautiful and litter-free. Pick up after yourself, or someone else!

Take nothing but pictures, and leave nothing behind but footprints.

4.    Recyling / No Cups racing

The average runner uses 3 paper cups over a 5km race.

Over shorter distances and 21k, that’s a lot of cups. Let’s help save the environment racing with NO CUPS. Use a reusable bottle, hydration bag or a foldable cup during a race, and take only what you need.

It just takes a small effort from everyone to make a big difference in the world we live in.

 

NOTE: Please read this page closer to race week as could be updated with further changes depending on country.

 

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