The purpose of these policies is to ensure the run’s integrity as well as for the safety of all those involved. Violations of any rules or directives may be grounds for disqualification.
1. Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, or if the event is cancelled because of weather, natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstances. We will allow bib transfer until November 25, 2018 IF you can find yourself a replacement and contact us before the deadline. 2. There will be no unofficial runners. 3. Each runner’s official run number must be worn prominently on the front of the body and must be easily visible at all times. 4. Runners must check IN and OUT of each aid station. This is for the safety of the runners and volunteers. 5. Runners must follow the marked trails at all times. Any runner departing from the official trail must return to the point of departure on foot before continuing. 6. Any runner wishing to drop from the race must inform the nearest aid station captain. 7. Cut-off times for the Marathon races is 8 hours. All runners must pass the last aid station at the Sherman Beach trailhead on the trip back (approx. 3.5 miles to the finish) prior to 2:30PM. 8. All cut-off times will be strictly enforced. Runners must be checked OUT of the aid station BEFORE the cut-off time. 9. Littering of any kind is prohibited. Please respect the trails and the right of everyone to enjoy them. 10. Runners must refrain from any act of bad sportsmanship. 11. There will be no crewing/pacing of runner permitted during either race. 12. Our races are Cup- Free! PLEASE NOTE: WILDWOOD TRAIL MARATHON IS A CUP-FREE EVENT, which means there won't be any paper cups at aid stations, and there won't be any paper or plastic cups at our finish-lines. We won't be making any exceptions to this rule, so if you don't bring your own drinking receptacle come race-weekend, you'll want to pre-purchase a collapsible cup and if you don't already have a reusable soft flask to carry with you on the course (for soda & electrolyte drink, etc.), we will have the collapsible cups for purchase when you check in for the race and/or at packet pickup for $5 (quantities limited at check-in). Please help us keep our races eco-friendly, minimize the trash in the landfills and our trails clean. Together we can make a difference!!!!!!!!!!!!! 13. FINISH-LINE BRACELETS (for non-runners & non-volunteers): Anyone eating or drinking needs to have a finish-line bracelet on the day they're otherwise running/volunteering. We will have finish-line bracelets for sale at the merchandise table on race-day ($5 - CASH ONLY) if you didn't already pre-purchase them via UltraSignup. If you aren't a registered runner or volunteer, pre-purchasing a bracelet online helps us better plan when we're purchasing items for the finish-line food and beer. $5 isn't very much for food and beer, but it helps cover our extra food and drink costs for spectators, and in turn helps us keep race costs down. It also helps ensure that we have food and drinks available for the last finishers and last volunteers back to the finish line.
***ALL RACE DAY INFORMATION WILL BE EMAILED AFTER ONLINE RACE REGISTARTION CLOSES ON Sunday, November 25, 2018***
RACE BANDIT POLICY
A race bandit is any runner taking part in a race without the permission of the race directors, which can include but is not limited to joining the race field without officially being registered for the race or running with another runner's bib on.
Terrain Trail Runners has adopted the following policy in regards to runners banditting any and all of out events: Race bandits will be banned from all TTR events for a period of one year. If caught wearing a bib that is not your own, both parties will be banned from all TTR events for a period of one year.
We will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior towards any of our volunteers or staff. If you have a complaint please direct these to Shalini Kovach at firstname.lastname@example.org. Failure to follow this guideline will result in disqualification from the event and possibly being banned from future events. Seriously. We’re all out here for some fun, so let’s have some!
***It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course. While we mark the course to the best of our ability with signs, flour, volunteers, etc., in the end it becomes the athlete’s responsibility to know the course, based on the maps provided. We are not responsible for course sabotage or non-race personnel misdirecting athletes. And if you follow a pack of runners and know it’s the wrong way, don’t follow them. If there are any official course changes, a revised map will be posted on the website prior to the event AND announced at the race prior to the start***
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