2018 Road Relay
RACE RULES

***** EACH INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RACE RULE WILL INCUR A PENALTY OF 1 HOUR ADDED TO STAGE TIME, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED *****

  1. At least one team representative must attend scheduled meetings throughout the year.
  2. Each team will consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 runners (no reserves).
  3. Each runner (18 years old and over) must complete at least 3 but no more than 8 sections throughout the course of the race.
    Runners under 18 years and over 14 years will be limited to a maximum run of 4 sections throughout the course of the race.No persons under 14 years are allowed to compete in the relay.
  4. Children under 14 years are permitted at the event, but must be under the control of an adult and remain restrained in a vehicle.
  5. Teams are required to cover the runner with one Follow vehicle at all times.
  6. All teams' vehicles will carry signage and the “CAUTION – RUNNERS ON ROAD” warning sign. (ONLY OFFICIAL POLICE VEHICLES ARE EXEMPT). Therefore, if a problem develops with the Follow vehicle, the water vehicle will always be within close vicinity to take over protection of the runner in a vehicle conforming to the police permit. A flashing light will be on all Official Vehicles.
  7. All teams must comply with the terms of the Police Permit (copy to be provided).
  8. Please note - no runner will be allowed to run after the time defined on the police permit.
  9. All runners will wear nominated team uniform (NB - includes singlets - NO EXCEPTIONS!) during the time they run their sections.
  10. Each incoming runner will touch the hand of the outgoing runner at the changeover of sections, within the marked changeover zone.
  11. The Race Director must receive medical forms by 1st November. If not received by that date no race number will be issued and the team will not be allowed to compete.
  12. All team members must obey any instructions from officials (Police) regarding observation of safety rules.
  13. No team members must be seen consuming alcohol outside of a vehicle and/or along the side of the road.
  14. Littering throughout the course is prohibited.
  15. Team members and passengers from any team vehicles, must not stray onto the road at change over points. NOTE: PENALTY 15 MIN PER PERSON, 1ST VERBAL WARNING ISSUED AT MANAGERS MEETING

***** EACH INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RACE RULE WILL INCUR A PENALTY OF 1 HOUR ADDED TO STAGE TIME, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED *****

  1. Teams must obeying Parking Instructions as written in this race manual and those verbally given by Event officials.
  2. Runners and vehicle drivers MUST obey traffic signals.

AT THE DISCRETION OF RACE MANAGEMENT, INFRINGEMENTS OF RULES WILL INITIALLY INCUR ONE TEAM WARNING - TIME PENALTIES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON RECURRING OCCASIONS.

THE RACE MANAGEMENT WILL PERSONALLY SEE THE TEAM MANAGER TO INCUR TIME PENALTIES AND WARNING.

REPEATED OR MULTIPLE INFRINGEMENTS WILL INCUR MORE SEVERE PENALTIES AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE RACE MANAGEMENT!!!

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