ABERSOCH TRIPLE CROWN TERMS & CONDITIONS.

These must be agreed to during entry


PARTICIPATION

Each participant must agree to these terms before participating in the event.

Participants in the Abersoch Triple Crown must be 17 years of age or older on the day of the Abersoch Half Marathon.

By taking part in the Abersoch Triple Crown, all participants confirm that their names and any television and/or video footage or photographs that may be of them taken during their participation may be used to publicise & promote the Abersoch Triple Crown and any of its events.

Participant race numbers are specific personal identifiers for each race and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person.

Sale and/or transfer of race numbers is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events.

All entry fees are non-refundable, and may not be deferred toward a future event.

Entrants agree to abide by the Race Rules, UK Athletics and British Triathlon Association Rules of Competition .

Entrants understand that the use of iPods or personal stereos is not permitted during any of the 3 races for safety reasons.

Registrations close when each course capacity is reached, or if this is not reached, at the advertised cut-off time on race day.

Participants must not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

EVENT DAYS

Participants must follow instructions as given from all event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel & security, during and after the events.

All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner during their participation in the event. This means, for example, that urinating or defecating anywhere on or near the course shall be strictly prohibited except in toilet facilities. Anyone violating this rule of conduct may be disqualified from the event and asked to leave the course.

Every participant shall be provided with a race number, which MUST be worn as detailed in the race pack for each race and be visible at all times during the event. The race number is to be worn as issued. No participant shall be permitted to participate in the event without the appropriate number.

All participants must write their name and details of any health problems or medication on the reverse of the race number. Participants should also inform the race organisers of any special medical conditions.

Participants must begin each race during the official recognised starting times. A Sweep bike will follow the back markers. Anyone who is deemed to be unable to complete the course in the time set within each individual race terms will be approached by a race steward and strongly advise you against continuing and you should ask the steward to radio through for a pick up vehicle to come and take you back to the finish line. If you do continue we will be unable to guarantee that marshals and drinks stations will be in place. Before starting each race please give careful consideration to your ability to complete the courses in the allotted time.

THE START

Participants shall assemble for each race no less than 15 minutes prior to the race start. All participants must be positioned behind the starting line when starting and must run over the start mat to activate their timing chip, failure to do so will result in a finishing time not being available for them and a Triple Crown time will no longer be possible.

COURSE MONITORING

Any participant who refuses to obey the directions of the event official or course marshal, or who conducts himself/herself in an unsportsmanlike manner, or who uses offensive actions or language to officials, volunteers, participants or spectators may be disqualified from the race, the triple crown series and future participation at the discretion of race officials. Any participant who has been found by a course marshal or event official to have gained an unfair advantage by intentionally shortening the route of the race (“cutting the course”) shall be immediately disqualified from the race and the Triple Crown series.

Any person who participates in the event either a) without a current official race number and timing device or b) with a chip or race number not officially assigned to him/her is subject to removal and disqualification from future events.

No persons are authorised to be on the course unless they are registered participants. Therefore, no person shall be allowed to accompany a participant if he/she is not registered in the event, nor shall any participant be allowed, without the permission of the event management, to receive assistance from anyone during the progress of the event.

Any person not properly displaying an authorised and issued race number shall be directed to leave the course.

PARTICIPANT SAFETY

Participants are responsible for their recognition and understanding of event signage, symbols and colour relating to participant maps, facilities and direction. Medical personnel authorized by the event to do so may examine any participant who appears to be in distress. If in the sole opinion of authorised medical personnel it is in the best interest of the participant’s health and welfare, medical personnel may remove the participant from the event. Participants must retire at once from race if ordered to do so by a member of the event’s official staff, official medical staff, or any person in authority, including fire and police officers.

Participants are responsible and assume liability for any and all medical expenses incurred as a result of training for and/or participation in the event, including but not limited to ambulance transport, hospital stays, physician and pharmaceutical goods and services.

In the interest of safety, the Race Director and event officials, in consultation with the Police and Emergency Services, reserve the right to delay, cancel, alter or suspend any of the races due to extreme inclement weather or a major incident on or near the event route. In these circumstances no refunds will be issued.

In the event of any major occurrences along the route, the Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to alter/shorten the route, but still provide a race if possible. In these circumstances no refunds will be issued. The Race Director and the Emergency Services reserve the right to stop the race at any time, if deemed necessary. These would be in circumstances beyond our control and no refunds would be given.

RESULT TIMING

All participants are assigned a chip timing device prior to the event. Gun time is the official time used for all prize results and the overall time for the Triple Crown. Official times are calculated from the start of the race by the starting claxon to the point where the participant crosses the finish line. Times shall be rounded to the next highest second for each race, then combined to create your overall Triple Crown time.

Participants must wear their assigned timing device continuously from start line to finish line, to receive an accurate finish time. Participants found to be wearing two or more timing devices during the race will be disqualified and their results will not be recorded. Participants must begin the event during the official recognised starting time in order to register an official course completion time.

EXCEPTION

Any individual requesting a waiver of any of these rules from the event shall submit a written request no less than 14 days prior to the event date specifying the nature of and reasons for the request.

AMENDMENTS/RESERVATIONS/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Event officials reserve the right to modify, supplement or waive all or part of the event rules without notice. It is a participants’ responsibility to check the Event website for any changes. Participants shall be bound by any modification or supplement of the event rules published prior to the event. Failure to follow these event rules, as may be amended, will result in immediate disqualification, loss of prize money and removal from official results.