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10-12 MARCH 2017

RULES

EQUIPMENT

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 TransLantau100/50 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.

Mandatory equipment for the 100km:

  • Stock of water minimum 1 litre (bottle or bladder)
  • Two headlamps with replacement batteries
  • Jacket with a windproof membrane
  • Mobile phone
  • Whistle
  • Food reserve (min. 200 cal.)
  • Cash (min. HKD100)
  • Race number (phone numbers of the organizers will be on your bib)
  • Personal cup.  To avoid the wastage of plastic cups at the checkpoints, you must bring your cup along in order to enjoy the different beverages offered (soup, tea, coffee).
  • Survival blanket (recommended 1.40m x 2m)
  • Adhesive elastic band for strapping (min. 80cm x 3 cm)

Mandatory equipment for the 50km:

  • Stock of water minimum 1 litre (bottle or bladder)
  • One headlamp with replacement batteries
  • Windproof jacket
  • Mobile phone
  • Whistle
  • Food reserve (min. 200 cal.)
  • Cash (min. HKD100)
  • Race number (phone numbers of the organizers will be on your bib)
  • Personal cup.  To avoid the wastage of plastic cups at the checkpoints, you must bring your cup along in order to enjoy the different beverages offered (soup, tea, coffee). 

Strongly recommended:

  • Hiking poles. If you decide to use poles, you must keep them throughout the whole race. It is forbidden to start without poles and recover them up along the way.
  • A long sleeves layer in the case of cold weather, rain or injury
  • First Aid kits (band, disinfectant, blister pads)
  • Sunscreen
  • Even though the organiser is covered by liability insurance, participants are strongly recommended to enroll in their own insurance coverage plan.   

TEAM
The two runners of the team must stay together at all time. If one runner decides to stop (i.e. DNF), the other runner will be allowed to continue and finish (the finish time will be reported in the results as finisher but won't be ranked neither in the team or solo category).

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:

  • go in person to a first aid point
  • phone the course organizer
  • ask another runner to alert the first aid team

It is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point.

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 must submit himself to its authority and undertake to accept its decisions.

The first-aiders are authorized especially:

  • To put any competitor unfit to continue with the event out of the race (by invalidating the race bib).
  • To evacuate runners whom they judge in danger, by any means at their disposal.
  • To hospitalize at their convenience any runners whose state of health requires it.

Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued. 
If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course organizer, you can directly call 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 if to rest for a while. Any runner who voluntarily leaves such paths is no longer under the responsibility of the organizer.

CHECKPOINTS

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.

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. Due to the volume of runners, disposable cups will be distributed at the first two checkpoints.
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:

  • TransLantau 100: 32 hours
  • TransLantau 50: 13 hours
  • TransLantau 25: 8 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 BAGS

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 tents 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/Easycard – see mandatory equipment). Outside bus/train schedule, the organizer will arrange a shuttle to pick up runners at the different checkpoints. Note that the shuttle may experience delays in bringing the retired runners back to the finish area. Injured runners will have the priority if the numbers of seats are limited.

COURSE MARKERS

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.