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DATE: April 9, 2022
(See below for more information on a Ruck Team)
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How do we know our starting times?
The race times begin at approximately 4:00 am on the morning of the race and continue until approximately 6:45 am. Your team will be assigned a start time close to race day which can be found on your event page in the team clubhouse.
How do I know my team category?
The registration system will automatically place you in your team category based on the age and gender of each registered team member. When your entire team is registered, the accurate team category will show in your team clubhouse.
Are volunteers required for the one day relays?
No volunteers are required for the one day relays, just come out and have fun. If your team is interested in providing volunteers for exchanges or water stops, we would love to have them. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Ruck Team?
RUCK•ING [VERB] // Walking with a weighted rucksack (aka backpack). It implies action, energy, and purpose. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.
To Learn More about Rucking please go here.
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From 3:00am-7:00am and after 6:00 pm, runners/walkers while participating must:
From 3:00am-9:00am and after 6:00 pm, runners/walkers while participating must:
Teammates/support personnel are highly recommended to wear a reflective vest and LED flasher (when not inside the race vehicle), while on the course or at any exchange. All participants are encouraged to wear high visibility colors during all hours.
No open containers of alcohol are permitted within vehicles or on course. Save the celebration for the Finish Party!
Recommended intake: 12-16 cups of water per day
30 MINUTE PENALTY
Race Numbers/Wrist Wraps
– Race bibs must be worn at all times, and the Wrist Wrap must be carried/worn at all times throughout the race (receive at safety check-in at the start).
No Stopping on Road or in Exchange Parking Area Prior to Parking
– No stopping, when vehicles are moving, to drop off a runner/walker. This quickly causes a backup of congestion if vans do not adhere to the rule.
Vehicles Following Participants
– No vehicles will be allowed to follow behind participants to illuminate the road during night-time legs. These vehicles severely impede traffic.
Conduct on Race Course
– Any conduct deemed unsafe or unsportsmanlike by Race Officials will not be tolerated. Do not obstruct traffic, play loud music, yell, or honk horns early in the morning or at night in rural/neighborhood areas. Also, no van decorations that are overtly suggestive, sexual, or that contain foul language.
No Parking on Road Prior to Exchange
– No parking is allowed along the road within 500 feet prior to an exchange. Parking is allowed in designated areas only after the exchange point marker. Please park off the road as far as possible, watch for participants, and stay alert to other traffic.
60 MINUTE PENALTY
– All teams are to rotate their team members in the same sequence throughout the race, not consecutively in a row. (For example, if a participant begins on Leg 2, he/she must stay in the number 2 position throughout the race. The participant would then rotate to Leg 8. This sequence should continue unless a teammate has dropped out).
Mixed Division Participant Drop Out
– If a runner/walker on a Mixed Division team becomes injured and drops out during a leg, the injured runner/walker must be replaced with the next team member in rotation of the same gender. (See Handbook for additional details and examples.)
Participant Drop Out
– If a team member drops out due to injury or illness during a leg, only the next runner or walker in rotation can take the wrist wrap and continue, (but only to the next exchange point). The next person in rotation can only finish the unfinished portion of the previous leg and go no further. A handoff must occur at the exchange point to the next participant in rotation. No more than one substitution in one leg is allowed. (See Handbook for additional details and examples.)
– Course volunteers, ODOT, and traffic safety officials at exchanges are considered Race Officials. They have authority to disqualify a team for rule violations, abusive behavior, or failure to follow instructions given by volunteers. Abusive treatment or disregard for their authority will result, at minimum, in a 60-minute penalty.
Display of Team Vehicle Signs
– Each team is to have one (1) vehicle. Official vehicle signs will be issued to each team (within team bag given at Packet Pickup or Race Check-in Tent). A 60-minute penalty will be assessed for failure to properly display these signs. A team found with more than one vehicle on the race course will be disqualified.
– From 3:00am-7:00am and after 6:00pm, all participants on the course must:
– wear one front and back LED flasher
– carry flashlight, or wear headlamp or hat headlight
– wear reflective vest(this must be worn until 9:00am)
(Each team must present two reflective vests, two flashlights (or Headlights) and two LED flashers for inspection at the Start Check-In Tent. Teams are then issued the official race wrist wrap and allowed to participate).
Save the Party for the Finish!
– Open alcoholic containers, drinking, inebriated participants or volunteers on the course will immediately be disqualified.
No Bicycles or Dogs
– No bicycles or dogs are allowed to accompany participants on the race course. Team members found biking the course are assumed to be accompanying participants and the team will be disqualified.
Public Nuisance Rule
– Participants who are reported to have littered, urinated, or defecated on private property will immediately be disqualified. Please use good judgment and be considerate of property owners along the course. Portable toilets and ample garbage containers are provided at each exchange point.
No Oversize Vehicles
– No vehicles 80″ or wider, or longer than 23′, motor homes, buses or limos are allowed on the course by any team or team support. If you have doubts about the legality of your vehicle, contact the HTC Office prior to the relay.
– Any teams found starting the race at a time other than their assigned Start Time will be disqualified
– Music devices with speakers below the head or outside of the ear are allowed.
– Headphones/buds or any other music devices in the ear are NOT allowed.
– Music must be at a sound level considered appropriate to both the general public and other participants.
– Participants must still be able to hear instructions and general traffic noises.
– If a Volunteer or Race Official deems the music too loud, the participant must turn down the volume immediately.
– Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
To inquire about a sponsorship opportunity please contact Nick Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org (850-661-4256)