Section 1: Eligibility and General Code of Conduct. X
To compete in the Xpendable games competitive race, athletes must meet the following requirements:
Athletes must be at least 15 years of age on the day of the event.
Athletes must adhere to World Anti-Doping Agency code for performance enhancing drugs and prohibited substances.
Athletes must adhere to all rules set forth by Xpendable games administrators and officials.
Competitors are held to the highest standard of conduct throughout the course of the event. This includes:
Always conducting oneself in a sportsmanlike manner towards fellow competitors, spectators and officials
Adhering to all rules of competition.
Understanding that they are representative of a growing athletic community and behaving responsibly throughout the event.
Section 2: Time Keeping and Distance.
1. All athletes must complete the full 10 kilometre race distance, i.e. x 2 laps.
2. All athletes are required to start in their assigned wave. Athletes are not permitted to start in any other wave under any circumstances. Athletes found to be in violation of this protocol will be disqualified from competition.
In addition, please note the following:
3. Athletes will collect their race number and timing chip from registration on the day of the event. This is required to start the event and SHOULD NOT BE REMOVED. Under no circumstances will athletes be permitted to start the event without their identification.
4. Athletes must report to the start line ten (10) minutes before their assigned start time for a mandatory race briefing.
As with all premier endurance races, the starting time for all athletes will be the “gun time” (e.g. if a wave starts at 9:45, each athlete in that wave is assigned the same starting time).
Section 3: Racing, Obstacles and Course.
Staying on course.
1, It is the responsibility of all athletes to stay on-course and within the boundaries and markings set by race officials. Obstacles are numbered 1, 2, 3, etc it is your responsibility to ensure you complete all obstacles.
2, In the event that an athlete runs off-course, he/she must return to the original point of deviation to resume competition. Should an athlete need to leave the course for a comfort break, he/she must resume racing at the exact point of exit.
3, Any athlete that gains advantage by circumventing the course (as designed by race officials), whether intentionally or unintentionally, will be disqualified from competition.
4, Completion of all obstacles is MANDATORY to be eligible for awards/prizes. There are no alternatives to obstacles such as burpees, push-ups, or other physical penalty.
5, In the event an athlete fails an obstacle, he/she will be permitted two additional attempts, provided he/she is not blocking the path of another athlete who is attempting to complete the obstacle for the first time.
6, If an athlete still fails to complete an obstacle, he/she (or their team) will be assessed a time penalty. Athletes receiving time penalties are still allowed to continue racing and considered finishers, but are not eligible for prizes/awards. All time penalties are applied after the event (no penalty boxes).
7, Additionally, athletes are required to maintain forward progress on all obstacles and throughout the course (e.g. sitting atop cargo nets or walls is not permitted) and every effort must be made not to obstruct a fellow competitor. Slower athletes are required to yield to approaching athletes.
8, Athletes found to be excessively infringing (blocking) on another athlete’s ability to progress may be subject to penalty or disqualification by race officials
9, During the race or with the exception of medical emergency, athletes may not receive outside assistance (including receiving nutrition or equipment) from any other source. This does not include verbal instruction or support from coaches or supporters.
Slower and faster athletes must demonstrate mutual respect during closely spaced/single-track areas of the course. Faster athletes are encouraged to call out “Passing” (or similar) when approaching slower athletes. The athlete being passed must permit enough space to allow the approaching athlete to safely pass. Additional restrictions may be announced at pre-race briefings.
Section 4: Gear, Apparel & Nutrition.
Athletes are encouraged to express their individuality, sport team/country apparel while being appropriately dressed for an endurance racing events.
Please note the following:
1, Glasses are allowed but discouraged for safety reasons.
2, Hydration packs are allowed.
3, Beyond shoes and gloves or protective gear (i.e. elbow pads or knee pads),
clothing/personal equipment may not be used in to assist the completion of an obstacle.
4, Alcohol, weapons, and other dangerous objects are not permitted on the course.
5, Additionally, all athletes must exit the course with all items they brought in. Littering
or the discarding of personal property during the race may result in disqualification from competition.
Section 5: Penalties
1, The application of any penalties, including but not limited to time penalties and disqualification,
are administered solely by Xpendable games Race Officials.
2, When a violation has been identified, the offending athlete will be immediately
informed of the penalty by race staff as soon as practicable.
3, Athletes will be penalized for infringements such as:
4, Failure to complete an obstacle.
5, Not starting at his/her starting time.
6, Intentionally or unintentionally going off-course.
7, Engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct, including but not limited to: the use of performance
-enhancing drugs, making unnecessary contact with or hindering a competitor
, verbal/physical abuse of race officials or volunteers, modifying course markings
, using offensive or derogatory language, receiving outside assistance,
littering on the course, blocking (failure to yield to) other competitors,
or failing to follow the direction of race officials.
Section 6: Safety and Emergencies
1, The safety of all athletes, spectators, and staff is paramount. In the event of an emergency,
all parties should follow the explicit instruction of event staff.
2, Athletes that assist in an emergency may be permitted to begin the race again at the sole discretion of Xrunner officials.
8, Any athlete assessed a penalty may be appealed.
Athletes wishing to appeal a penalty must submit their appeal to race officials via email (email@example.com)
within 24 hours of the event. Appeals are not accepted after 24 hours of the event.
In the event of an appeal, race officials will conduct a thorough review of the infringement and penalty, and issue its findings within 72 hours.
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