Runners are required to be semi self-sufficient, and must have their mandatory equipment with them at all times during the race. There won’t be drop bag on the course and support crew can only provide food/drinks at the check points. NO outside assistance is authorized beyond the limits of the check points (any food/drinks found on the course will be collected by the staff and the participant responsible will be penalized). Pacer and support runners are strictly prohibited. The participant may be penalized or disqualified for breaches of the rules.
Taking part in the TransNT involves accepting without reservation the current regulations and the ethic of the race. There will be random gear checks during the event and if you are missing any item you will incur a penalty up to the disqualification, on the discretion to the race director.
RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
First aid posts are positioned at different points throughout the course. A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the event.
If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured to call for assistance :
Do not forget, that due to the difficulty of access of certain locations, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. Your security, therefore, depends upon the quality of the materials that you have in your bag pack.
A runner calling on the medical team submits himself to its authority and undertakes to accept its decisions.
The first-aiders are authorized especially:
If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course organizer, you can call directly the rescue services (especially if you find yourselves in a zone « emergency call only » as several sections do not have mobile network coverage).
Each runner must stay on the way-marked paths, even to sleep. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organization.
Every runner will be provided with a race bib, and the race bib must be clearly visible and worn on the front and outside of the clothing during the entire race. Runners will be penalized for not having their race bibs with them at all times.
All participants must stop and scanned at all timing point.
Refreshments (drinks and foods) are offered at each checkpoint.
To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with bottles or bladders.
Any runner seen littering along the route will be penalized. Trashcans are provided at every checkpoint.
MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED TIME AND TIME BARRIERS
The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course, is fixed at 13.5 hours.
The time barriers are calculated to enable participants to reach the Finish within the maximum time imposed. To be authorized to continue with the event, runners must set off from each checkpoint before the time limit.
In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organization reserves the right to modify the course and the time barriers
Drop bag only at the start/finish. A bag tag is provided in your race pack. You must write on the tag your race number, your mobile number as well as your emergency number. On the morning of the race there will be a truck where you can drop your bag that you will recover at the finish.
DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE
Except for injuries, a runner must not retire anywhere else other than at a checkpoint. He must therefore inform the person in charge of the checkpoint, who will definitively invalidate his race bib and recuperates the electronic chip.
Most check points are easily accessible by public transportation. Therefore, the runner who retires from the race will be redirected to the closest public bus/train (each runner must have cash/Octopus card – see mandatory equipment).
Once you are dropped out of the race you can no longer rejoin.
The route will be marked with ribbons and arrows at intersections. For better night vision, the markers include a section of reflective material, which will be easily visible with a headlamp. It is recommended to bring the map with you.
It is imperative that you follow the paths with the markers without taking any short cuts. Any runner seen taking a short cut along the route will be penalized/disqualified.
GPS Tracker will be provided to all participants during the race pack pick up. To ensure your safety, the tracker MUST BE carried with you all the time during the race and will be included in the mandatory gear check during the race. All participants' location will be available online for your friends and family to follow.
HKD$300 deposit will be collected during registration and will be refunded at the finishing area when you return the tracker.
If you cannot make it to the finishing area after the race, you can return the tracker to designated collection point within 1 week after the race.
You can return the tracker to us via postal mail at your own cost, we will then transfer the deposit to you account with a bank transfer fee deducted. (HKD$80 for local banks; for overseas transfer, receiver will pay the transfer fee which will be charged directly by the receiver bank).
Alternatively, you can choose to send us back the tracker by mail and donate the full HKD$300 to our designated charity.
MANDATORY GEAR CHECK
在無法聯絡賽事總監的情況下，可以直接撥打救援電話（特別身處不在移動網絡覆蓋範圍內，請使用« 緊急呼救 »
比賽總時限為 13.5 小時
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