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  1. 1. You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power.

  2. 2. Race directors have final authority on any question that may arise during all Races

  3. 3. Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body over your belly or chest. It must not be worn on your pants or leg. Do not cover over your race number with any backpack strap or article of clothing such as thermal top or waterproof jacket. 

  4. 4. You must not fold, cut or change your race number in any way. It must be worn as is, unfolded.

  5. 5. Your bag timing tag must be attached securely to the back of your running backpack or, if not wearing a running backpack, to the back of your t-shirt. 

  6. 6.The wearing of iPods or other music players with headphones is not permitted . This is both for safety and of the other runners

  7. 7. If you need first aid help on the course you must use the phone numbers on your Participant Emergency Instructions Card to contact the Event Safety team who will arrange to retrieve you. Supporters, spectators or any unauthorised persons are not allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

  8. 8. Runners are expected to assist competitors who have injured themselves. If you come across an injured runner, provide assistance and ask a fellow runner to inform race officials at the next intersection. Times will be adjusted to compensate for any losses.

  9. 9. Outside assistance on course is not permitted. Assistance at checkpoints and from event staff is ok.

  10. 10.The participant is responsible for the actions of their support crew. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event staff and officials. The participant may be penalised or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.

  11. 11.You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking.

  12. 12. You must carry your own Mandatory Gear at all times during the event. Random gear checks may be performed during the event. 

  13. 13. You must obey directions of checkpoint staff or course marshals and withdraw from the race if you miss any time cut-offs at checkpoints or on course.

  14. 14. Each participant must be checked-in at all checkpoints and have your name and number recorded.

  15. 15. Littering is prohibited.

  16. 16. Spectators are not permitted to run with or pace runners.

  17. 17. Pacers are permitted for 217km and 160km only

  18. 18. Only Event officials are allowed to enter the event course to collect runners.

  19. 19. The event organisers reserve the right to disqualify a runner for behaviour that is considered unsporting.

  20. 20. Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty, disqualification or pre-race withdrawal. Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final

  21. 21. Medical Assistance During The Race

  • In order to ensure race safety, race headquarters will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race.

  • Medical Staff and Event staff have the authority to stop a racer from continuing the race. This will be done by taking off the racer's bib.

  • Depending on your condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This evacuation will be at the expense of the person being rescued. For overseas racers, it is strongly recommended that you obtain adequate travel insurance coverage

Headphones are BANNED from ETR 

(Here are some of the reasons why)

Race Rules on Headphones
The use of headphones, earbuds and music played out loud are officially banned at ETR.
This is to make the event safer for everyone.

When you register for ETR, under the rules, it states no headphones and earbuds are allowed to be worn and no music played out loud with you.

Why headphones are banned.
All runners are expected to listen and respond to audio cues so that they know when to start the race and when to move out of the way or stop. This is one of the rules of racing etiquette. If you're listening to music during a race, you may not be able to hear these important cues from race officials and other runners on the course. This can cause you running into someone. Aggravating runners behind you on single track that want to pass. You not hearing event vehicles behind you.
This may result in injury for yourself or the people around you.

Being able to hear race instructions, traffic noise, and other environmental sounds is crucial for a safe running event. Wearing headphones may compromise your ability to hear these cues.

These issues are major concerns for ETR organizers. We want to keep you all safe.

Remember you are there to meet new runners and have a great race together.
You could leave with many new friends.

Dropping Out Of The Race 

  • If you decide to drop out of the race, you must notify race staff. Please remove your race bib so that race headquarters can be notified. Once you've dropped out of the race, you will not be able to re-start.

  • Tell an aid station staff that you've decided to drop out of the race.

  • If you are able to move on your own, please make your way to the closest aid station (either return to the aid station you just left or go the next aid station). If you are unable to move without assistance, please tell pass-by runner to contact race headquarters.


 Runners Responsibilities 

  • You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance running race. You will be running all day and night and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.

  • You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.

  • You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (raining, strong winds) and other troubles expected when traveling across road & hill.

  • You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.

  • You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.

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