RULES

All teams must abide by the Skeena River Relay RACE RULES to avoid being disqualified or avoid receiving a time penalty.

RACE RULES

1. It is the Captain’s responsibility to ensure that all team members are aware of these Race Rules and the Traffic and Safety Rules. A waiver must be signed by each team’s captain indicating they have shared the rules with their team.

2. Runners must wear their assigned competition number on the front. The number must be visible at all times.

3. Unmarked vehicles will have a 5 min. maximum drop off allowed for participants. Every team must supply reflective vests for support personnel. ONLY 2 SUPPORT VEHICLES clearly displaying team identification are allowed to be at transition sites. Unmarked vehicles exceeding the five minute drop-off allowance will be subject to a timed penalty – it will be awarded to the team the vehicle is supporting.

4. Competition numbers are not transferable. Competitor’s numbers must correspond to the stage they are running except in the case of substitution. DO NOT use the number of the person being substituted.

5. Participants must run on the left side, facing oncoming traffic and shall run on the paved shoulder wherever possible.

6. Each runner is expected to know and complete his/her designated stage.

7. No runner may compete for more than one team.

8. At each exchange, the runner starting the next leg must report to the race official in charge of registration before starting the leg and MUST be escorted across the highway by a transition support worked. Failure to do so will result in a timed penalty.

9. A runner not completing a leg may not run again in the race. A runner substituting for another may run his/her later leg. The names and competition numbers and reason(s) for substitution of the runners involved in the substitution in a stage must be reported to the registration official at the end of that stage. Failure to report a substitution MAY result in disqualification. Any substitutions that are not declared before the Team Captain’s meeting are subject to a timed penalty. Except on an open team, a female runner must substitute for a female runner.

10. Another runner, bicycle or vehicle may not pace runners.

11. Each team should consist of ten (10) runners, but may have a minimum of five (5) runners.

12. Mixed teams must have at least FOUR stages run AND COMPLETED by female runners.

13. Runners MUST NOT wear headsets or personal listening devices of any kind in any fashion.

Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

14. No wheeled devices or dogs are allowed to go with runners.

15. Runners who have completed a stage are not permitted to cross the highway unless accompanied by a transition support worker. Failure to do so will result in a timed penalty.

16. ALL vehicles MUST adhere to all traffic/parking signs along the route and at transition areas. Failure to do so will result in a timed penalty.

17. All support persons MUST wear high-visibility safety vests when crossing the road to assist runners along the route. Failure to do so will in a timed penalty.

18. Cutting corners on the course is strictly prohibited. Teams violating this rule will be disqualified, without exception or appeal.

   *Timed infractions are at the discretion of the committee based on severity.

TRAFFIC RULES

Cautious and courteous driving is essential to the safe and orderly conduct of the race. To reduce congestion on the race course and to alleviate traffic problems, please try to have only the two team support vehicles on the course where your team member is running. Runners and other pedestrians must watch out for vehicular traffic at all times. Be especially careful when crossing the highway, whether to assist your runner or at the exchanges.

Please familiarize yourself with the following rules:

  1.  Bicycles are not permitted on the course at any time during the relay. 

  2. Vehicles may park on the right side only, where it is safe and permitted to do so. Parking is not permitted on the left side of the road, or on the marked areas directly opposite the hand off area at the end/beginning of each stage.

  3. Throughout the relay, team support vehicles must not stop to assist runners unless there is a designated parking area or room to pull off the road. If support persons do not wear high-visibility safety vests when crossing the road, a penalty will be imposed on the team.

  4. Obey all signs and instructions from traffic control personnel en route. Be extremely cautious around exchanges; watch carefully for runners, pedestrians, and other vehicles. Traffic control personnel at the railroad crossings MUST be obeyed. Failure to do so will result in team disqualification. Runners stopped for on-coming trains will be timed. Total race time will be adjusted.

  5. Obey all liquor laws. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the course.

  6. For safety, please limit number of vehicles at Transition Areas.

  7. Support vehicles are not permitted to “pace” the runners by driving alongside the runners at slow speeds.

  8. Each team is limited to TWO official support vehicles. Drivers must comply with all regulations of the Motor Vehicle Act and obey all traffic regulations. Vehicles must travel on the right hand side of the highway at all times.

 

**RCMP will enforce all Traffic and Liquor Regulations. They will issue warnings and tickets and will report infractions to the race referee. Names of teams will be recorded and may not be permitted to participate in future Skeena River Relays.  

TEAM CATEGORIES

 

Open (any mix of men and women runners) 

       

Mixed (minimum 4 women runners)        

 

Corporate (minimum 5 runners from same employer)

 

Women (all women runners)

 

Masters (all runners age 40+)        

 

Masters Women (all women runners, all runners age 40+)        

RACE RULES

1. It is the Captain’s responsibility to ensure that all team members are aware of these Race Rules and the Traffic and Safety Rules. A waiver must be signed by each team’s captain indicating they have shared the rules with their team.

2. Runners must wear their assigned competition number on the front. The number must be visible at all times.

3. Unmarked vehicles will have a 5 min. maximum drop off allowed for participants. Every team must supply reflective vests for support personnel. ONLY 2 SUPPORT VEHICLES clearly displaying team identification are allowed to be at transition sites. Unmarked vehicles exceeding the five minute drop-off allowance will be subject to a timed penalty – it will be awarded to the team the vehicle is supporting.

4. Competition numbers are not transferable. Competitor’s numbers must correspond to the stage they are running except in the case of substitution. DO NOT use the number of the person being substituted.

5. Participants must run on the left side, facing oncoming traffic and shall run on the paved shoulder wherever possible.

6. Each runner is expected to know and complete his/her designated stage.

7. No runner may compete for more than one team.

8. At each exchange, the runner starting the next leg must report to the race official in charge of registration before starting the leg and MUST be escorted across the highway by a transition support worked. Failure to do so will result in a timed penalty.

9. A runner not completing a leg may not run again in the race. A runner substituting for another may run his/her later leg. The names and competition numbers and reason(s) for substitution of the runners involved in the substitution in a stage must be reported to the registration official at the end of that stage. Failure to report a substitution MAY result in disqualification. Any substitutions that are not declared before the Team Captain’s meeting are subject to a timed penalty. Except on an open team, a female runner must substitute for a female runner.

10. Another runner, bicycle or vehicle may not pace runners.

11. Each team should consist of ten (10) runners, but may have a minimum of five (5) runners.

12. Mixed teams must have at least FOUR stages run AND COMPLETED by female runners.

13. Runners MUST NOT wear headsets or personal listening devices of any kind in any fashion.

Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

14. No wheeled devices or dogs are allowed to go with runners.

15. Runners who have completed a stage are not permitted to cross the highway unless accompanied by a transition support worker. Failure to do so will result in a timed penalty.

16. ALL vehicles MUST adhere to all traffic/parking signs along the route and at transition areas. Failure to do so will result in a timed penalty.

17. All support persons MUST wear high-visibility safety vests when crossing the road to assist runners along the route. Failure to do so will in a timed penalty.

18. Cutting corners on the course is strictly prohibited. Teams violating this rule will be disqualified, without exception or appeal.

   *Timed infractions are at the discretion of the committee based on severity.

TRAFFIC RULES

Cautious and courteous driving is essential to the safe and orderly conduct of the race. To reduce congestion on the race course and to alleviate traffic problems, please try to have only the two team support vehicles on the course where your team member is running. Runners and other pedestrians must watch out for vehicular traffic at all times. Be especially careful when crossing the highway, whether to assist your runner or at the exchanges.

Please familiarize yourself with the following rules:

  1.  Bicycles are not permitted on the course at any time during the relay. 

  2. Vehicles may park on the right side only, where it is safe and permitted to do so. Parking is not permitted on the left side of the road, or on the marked areas directly opposite the hand off area at the end/beginning of each stage.

  3. Throughout the relay, team support vehicles must not stop to assist runners unless there is a designated parking area or room to pull off the road. If support persons do not wear high-visibility safety vests when crossing the road, a penalty will be imposed on the team.

  4. Obey all signs and instructions from traffic control personnel en route. Be extremely cautious around exchanges; watch carefully for runners, pedestrians, and other vehicles. Traffic control personnel at the railroad crossings MUST be obeyed. Failure to do so will result in team disqualification. Runners stopped for on-coming trains will be timed. Total race time will be adjusted.

  5. Obey all liquor laws. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the course.

  6. For safety, please limit number of vehicles at Transition Areas.

  7. Support vehicles are not permitted to “pace” the runners by driving alongside the runners at slow speeds.

  8. Each team is limited to TWO official support vehicles. Drivers must comply with all regulations of the Motor Vehicle Act and obey all traffic regulations. Vehicles must travel on the right hand side of the highway at all times.

 

**RCMP will enforce all Traffic and Liquor Regulations. They will issue warnings and tickets and will report infractions to the race referee. Names of teams will be recorded and may not be permitted to participate in future Skeena River Relays.  

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