AMPHIBIOUS CHALLENGE RACE RULES
1. Organization1.1 RACE ORGANIZATION
The AMPHIBIOUS CHALLENGE is organized by Four Elements Racing in Canada
2. Entry pre-requisite
2.1 To be able to participate in THE AMPHIBIOUS CHALLENGE you can race as a soloist*, or team consisting of two persons, and are at least 18 years old and able to swim unaided.
*The long course in Sheenboro can only be raced as a team.
2.2 Your application is final. No external sales allowed. Entry fee to be reimbursed at the discretion Race Organization.
2.3 Teams are allowed to change one team member of the same gender
3. Race course
3.1 RACE COURSE
3.1.1 The race course is marked
3.1.2 The participants must follow the marked course and check in at all control points
3.1.3 The participants that do not follow the marked course will be disqualified
3.2 WATER CHECKPOINTS
3.2.1 There will be several water / food checkpoints throughout the course
3.3 MEDICAL POINTS
3.3.1 There will be several medical points where participants can get help if needed
3.3.2 There will be medical staff and equipment on boats and on land.
4.1 GENERAL ABOUT EQUIPMENT
4.1.1 All teams need to bring all their equipment from start to finish, if a team fails to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.
4.2 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT PER TEAM
1 Wetsuit per person, suitable for water temperature of 10 degrees Celsius
(note – if the water temperature is above 14 C and the air temperature above 20 C on race day, race directors may, at their discretion allow athletes to race without wetsuits)
2 Whistles, 1 per person
Swimcaps must be worn visible during all the swims
4.3 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT THAT THE ORGANIZATION WILL SUPPLY
Race bibs/numbers/caps must be worn visible all the time during the race
Timing chip (lost or not returned timing chip will be charged $100 CDN)
4.4 RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
Water bladder, carbohydrate gel, trail running shoes, clear goggles, pull buoy, hand paddles,
4.5 EQUIPMENT CHECK BEFORE THE RACE
Before the race there will be a mandatory gear check.
4.6 EQUIPMENT THAT IS NOT ALLOWED
4.6.1 Floatation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.
4.6.2 No wetsuits can be modified with paint or color that washes off in the water. This will result in immediate disqualification.
5.1.1 The time is from the start until the finish line
5.1.2 The team or soloist has to pass all timing checkpoints and the finish line together
5.2 CUT OFFS
5.2.1 Throughout the course there will be cut offs where the athletes need to pass by a certain time to be able to continue racing.
5.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given the day before the start
6. Racer’s responsibility
6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these
6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, Organization, spectators and the people living in the race area.
6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages
6.1.4 Doping according to Canadian Anti-Doping Program rules are forbidden.
6.1.5 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the Organization is asking for it.
6.2 BEFORE THE RACE
6.2.1 The participants can train and scout the course prior to the race but have to respect the residents in the area and not trespass, which means island travel must be restricted to the area below the high water mark. Training recommendations for the area will be communicated via news letter to the racers as some areas are sensitive from an environmental perspective. These recommendations must be respected.
6.3 DURING THE RACE
6.3.1 The participants are participating at their own risk and can not hold the Organization responsible for any accident during the race.
6.3.2 The athletes and teams are obliged at their best ability to help another athlete or team that have been injured or being sick.
6.3.3 A team or athlete that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the Organization.
6.3.4 The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature outside of refuelling areas. If a team is doing so they will get disqualified.
7.1 RACE JURY
7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race Organization.
7.1.2 The race jury is:
– Enforcing the rules
– Decide the outcome of a protest
– Decide about disqualification
– Decide about course changes and changes in the rules
7.1.3 At least two members of the jury is needed to be able to take a race jury decision.
7.1.4 The race jury has the right to use “common sense” to take a decision about arisen situation if it is not clear in the rules
7.1.5 The decision of the race jury is definitive.
7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race Organization within an hour after finishing the race.
7.2.2 A protest must include:
– Time and location
– Athlete/Team number and signatures of the athlete/team members
– Athlete/Team number or name(s) of the athlete/team that the protest is against
– The reason for the protest
– If possible include witness with name or athlete/team number
7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 7.2.2 will be ignored.
7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.
Offence against the rules leads to disqualification.
7.4 EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE
It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race Organization. Each athlete/team has to make their own way from start to finish.
8.1 GENERAL SAFETY RULES
8.1.1 The two members of each team has to stay together at all time and can not be more than 10 metres apart. Soloists do not have any spacing restrictions.
8.1.2 The race Organization can refuse an athlete/team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.
9. Media and sponsor exposure
9.1 SPONSOR MARKINGS
The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.
9.2 RACE BIBS
The race bibs can not be modified in any way and must be worn all the time
9.3 PICTURES AND FILM FREE RIGHTS
The participants gives the race Organization the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and films etc
10. Accepting the rules
By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.
All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally addressed.
All rules listed here are adapted with permission from ÖTILLÖ SWIMRUN WORLD SERIES (http://otilloswimrun.com)