Rules

Rules

Please pay particular attention to the rules as failure to abide by them will result in disqualification. At this time all events are only open to competitors 18 years and over, as at the day of the race.

1.1 To be able to participate in SWIMRUN WILD you need to race in a team consisting of two persons that are at least 18 years of age and able to swim.
1.2 Your application is final. Entry fees will not be reimbursed by the race organisation.
1.3 Teams are permitted to change one team member of the same gender prior to the race.
1.4 A team entry cannot be transferred to another team.
1.5 Entries cannot be deferred to another year.
1.6 Entries cannot be deferred to another event.

2.1 RACE COURSE

2.1.1 The race course is marked
2.1.2 Participants must follow the marked course
2.1.3 Participants who do not follow the marked course will be disqualified

2.2 MEDICAL POINTS

2.2.1 There will be a medical point to assist participants as needed

3.1 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT EQUIPMENT

3.1.1 Teams need to carry all of their equipment from start to finish, and if a team fail to do so they will be disqualified.

3.2 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT PER TEAM

3.2.1 Shoes

3.2.2 Swimming costume (ensuring torso is covered at all times).

3.3 RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

3.3.1 Goggles

3.3.2 Wet suit

3.3.3 Whistle (to use in the event of an emergency to attract attention)

3.4 EQUIPMENT CHECK BEFORE THE RACE

Before the race there will be a mandatory equipment check.

3.5 EQUIPMENT THAT IS NOT ALLOWED

3.5.1 Flotation device that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.
3.5.2 Wet suits that have been modified with paint or colour that washes off in the water. This will result in immediate disqualification.
3.5.3 Swim fins (flippers) are NOT allowed if the fin is longer than 15 cm. Measurement is from the toe to the end of the fin.

4.1 TIMING

4.1.1 Race time commences from the start of the event until both members of the team cross the finish line.
4.1.2 Teams must pass all checkpoints and the finish line together.

4.2 CUT OFFS

4.2.1 There will be cut off points on the course. If teams fail to reach these points by the cut off,  they will not be able to continue racing.
4.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given prior to the event at the pre race briefing.

5.1.1 The participants must know and follow the race rules.
5.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, volunteers, marshals, spectators and the people living in the race area.
5.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to gain advantage.
5.1.4 Swimrun is a clean sport and we do not accept the use of any illegal substances.
5.1.5 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organisation requests it.
5.1.6 Each participant must show proof of identification at race registration.
5.1.7 Competitors must ensure that their torso is covered at all times.

5.2 BEFORE THE RACE

5.2.1 The participants can train and scout the course prior to the race but have to respect the residents in the area and behave according to the local land use laws. Environmental and heritage restrictions such as nesting birds, restricted areas etc. must be respected.

5.3 DURING THE RACE

5.3.1 The participants are competing at their own risk and cannot hold the organisation responsible for any accident or incident during the race.
5.3.2 Teams are obliged to the best of their ability to help another team that has been injured or are unwell if required.
5.3.3 A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organisation.
5.3.4 The participants are not allowed to discard rubbish unless in the designated rubbish bins. If a team is caught doing so, they will be disqualified.

6.1 RACE JURY

6.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organisation.
6.1.2 The race jury is tasked with:
– Enforcing the rules
– Deciding the outcome of a protest
– Deciding on team disqualification
– Considering course changes and changes in the rules
6.1.3 At least two members of the jury are required to be able to take a race jury decision.
6.1.4 The race jury has the right to use “common sense” to make a decision about a situation which has arisen, if it is not clear in the rules
6.1.5 The decision of the race jury is final

6.2 PROTESTS

6.2.1 A protest must be made in writing to the race organisation within an hour of finishing the race.
6.2.2 A protest must include:
– Time and location
– Team number and signatures of the team members
– Team number or the name of the team that the protest is against
– The reason for the protest
– If possible include witness with name or team number
6.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 6.2.2 will be ignored.
6.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.

6.3 DISQUALIFICATIONS

Failure to abide by the rules will lead to disqualification.

6.4 EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE

Entrants are not allowed to receive any assistance from people other than the race organisation. Each team has to make their own way from start to finish, unassisted.

7.1 The Race organisation will perform a risk assessment and take the required steps to minimize the risk of harm during the event to all involved.
7.2 The Race organisation must have the necessary amount of safety crafts and safety staff in place for the swims depending on their risk exposure.
7.3 The two members of each team must stay together at all times, with a maximum allowable separation not exceeding 10 metres.
7.4 The race organisation can refuse a team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.
7.5 All competitors must ensure their feet are covered as they move along the course. Movement (forward or backward) without foot covering will result in disqualification.

8.1 SPONSOR MARKINGS

The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.

8.2 RACE BIBS

If race bibs are supplied, they can not be modified in any way and must be worn at all times during the race.

8.3 PICTURES AND FILM FREE RIGHTS

Participants give the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and films etc.

By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.

All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally addressed.