1. The designated race track runs in a relay format.
2. The track is divided into 36 sections.
3. Start takes place from the location designated by the organizer, in the order and time determined in advance by the organizer.
4. The relay strap must be handed off at the designated place in the presence of an organizer.
5. Relay means:
a) handoff of the relay strap designated by the organizer to the next runner. The runner of the first leg will receive the relay pin before the start of the race.
b) a runner who has completed his leg or another team member must check that the organizer has correctly recorded the team number and time of the handoff.
Reporting or checking the handoff of the relay strap is obligatory, a team that does not check its time with the organizer will not have the handoff time registered. Times reported late will not be accepted.
6. The runner on the last leg is obliged to bring the relay strap to the finish, where it is checked by an organizer. Loss of the relay strap must be reported at the nearest handoff – a new strap will be issued by an organizer.
7. Runners take turns in a predetermined order. The order of the runners shall be determined by the captain by a predetermined deadline, subject to the following conditions:
a) A runner may not run for two consecutive periods.
b) In each rotation of all runners in a team, each runner must run at least one leg * 1)
8. If a runner gets injured and cannot continue racing, they’ll be replaced by any other runner from the team right where they abandoned the race, while observing Rule 7. The injured runner can no longer resume the race. The order of runners does not change. Any changes due to injury shall comply with the rules of fair play, so the only allowed changes need to be factual, relevant, objective, and honest.
9. The team is obliged to report the injury of the runner and the related exchange of runners without delay by sending an SMS to the race organizer.
10. If a runner runs off the course, he must return to the place where he left the course and continue the race on the designated route.
11. The team can use up to three five-seater passenger cars of the size of the Škoda Octavia Combi, or two seven-seater cars for a maximum of 9 people. Minibuses, buses and caravans are prohibited from the race. Two cars for one team are recommended to move the remaining team members between handoff points.
12. In large handoff points * 2) we only allow parking of two cars per team and only for the time necessary for the handoff. Cars must not be present at the handoff earlier than 20 minutes before the runner is expected to arrive.
13. Only one team car may park in small handoff areas * 3) and only for the time necessary for the handoff. The car must not be present at the handoff earlier than 20 minutes before the runner is expected to arrive and no more than 10 minutes after the handoff.
14. All accompanying cars must be visibly marked with the assigned number during the whole race (numbers are included in starting packs). Unmarked cars will be removed from the parking area by the organizer. Mobile contact information for the driver of the car must be legibly added to each parking card.
Parking at the finish - Individual cars will be allocated parking spaces around the HAMR Sports Center.
The exact distribution will be announced after each team has reported their number of cars.
It is necessary to park in reserved parking places. You will not be allowed to enter another car park.
15. Each runner gets their starting number and identification bracelet in the starting pack, both identifiers must be visibly placed during each section that the runner is running. This also applies at night. It is therefore necessary to attach the number over reflective elements.
16. Every runner on the track is obliged to wear obligatory night gear (reflective waistcoat, headlamp, flashing armband) between 6pm and 6am.
17. Each of the handoff points will have a precise time in which the point will be opened and closed – so-called “active handoff”. During this time, the organizer assumes the arrival of all teams. The organizer reserves the right to stop runners at handoff for any time necessary to prepare the track or to ensure the safety of the racers. The delay time will be deducted by the organizer from the resulting time. The captain is obliged to provide the team members' time of a 10-km trail run with a height difference of 250 m as accurately as possible.
18. A time limit shall be set for the course, after which the course will be closed. Handoff points will be closed gradually, each at its own specific time, at which point marking and supervision of the course shall be removed. The team may still complete the route, but without the services of the track organizer.
19. Runners must complete their designated sections independently and without the use of any means of transport or other assistance * 4). During the last 100m of the 36th leg before the finish line, other team members may join the runner and the team may finish the race together.
20. The timer must be stopped at the end of the race by the runner of the last leg.
21. The race is run in normal conditions. Delays caused by the route (traffic lights, train crossings, strangers, etc.) will not be deducted from the finishing time.
22. Runners must observe the rules of road traffic, i.e. Act 361/2000 Coll. - Road Traffic Act.
23. During the race, competitors may not consume alcohol or other intoxicants.
24. The organizer is not liable for damages incurred by the competitors or caused by them.
25. The organizer is not liable for any damage to health and property or any other damage caused by participating in or following the event.
26. The organizer reserves the right to stop the race or react to unforeseen situations at any time in order to ensure the safety of all runners (sudden weather changes, storms, windbreak, etc.).
27. The organizer reserves the right to change the rules or deadlines. If this happens, team captains will be informed of the changes.
28. By entering the race, the runner agrees with its rules and undertakes to follow the rules and instructions.
29. In case of government restrictions, the organizer will announce an alternative term of the race to which to the entry fee will be automatically moved.
30. The entry fee is final and non-refundable upon payment.
31. The organizer reserves the right to reject the team name or logo if it does not comply with the CoR Code.
Compliance will be checked throughout the race. Non-compliance will result in penalties.
Remember, you race at your own risk. Be aware of your health.
1) All 36 sections of the race are divided into 3 rotations (1st round - sections 1 - 12, 2nd round sections 13 - 24, 3rd round sections 25 - 36). In each rotation, each runner must run at least one section, but must not run 2 sections in a row (i.e., the runner of section 12 cannot run section 13).
2) Large handoff points are points where runners from two of their cars hand off the relay strap.
* 3) Small handoff points are points where the relay strap is handed off between runners from a single team car.
* 4) Accompanying the runner (by bike, scooter, etc.) is not considered foreign assistance, but that person must not travel in front of the runner as a pace setter.
Reasons for penalty or disqualification from the race:
if runners do not run by the predetermined order of runners, as determined by the rules (60 minutes penalty)
if the runner does not comply with the specified race track (penalty at discretion of organizer)
if a runner shortens the specified race route (disqualification)
if there are runners are not visibly marked and do not use the prescribed safety features at the specified time (60 minutes penalty)
if runners run without a functional mobile phone (60 minutes)
if the runner loses the relay strap (60 minutes penalty)
If the relay baton is handed over outside the area designated by the organizer (120 minutes as a penalty). The only exception to the penalty rule is a replacement of the runner due to injury while observing the Rule 8.
if accompanying cars are not visibly marked (30 minutes penalty)
if there are more team cars on handoff than allowed, if the team cars stay at the handoff point longer than allowed (30 minutes penalty)
if the team member(s) at the time and place of the race does not follow the organizer's instructions (120 minutes penalty)
polluting and littering in places other than those designated (30 minutes penalty)
poor / inconsiderate parking at handoff points, blockage of access roads, parking in no-parking zones (30 minutes penalty)
violating noise curfew (between 22.00 - 6.00) ) - e.g. honking, loud music, using megaphones, bells, whistles, etc. (180 minutes penalty)
if other rules of the race are violated (penalty at discretion of organizer)
if the team does not reach a handoff point during the “active handoff” period or does not reach the finish line (disqualification)
Rule violations can be reported by participants of the race, however, this violation must be proven in a demonstrable way (photo, video,…) and immediately after its detection.
The organizer of the competition is responsible for assessing the seriousness of all complaints.
In case of disqualification from the race, the team is not entitled to a refund of the entry fee.