This course was designed to test the physical & mental skills of all
participants. The eventís course will be announced to teams at the
mandatory race briefing. The course will be cross-country, on trails,
lakes, and cliffs. A variety of navigation methods will be used during
the course. Teams will be
provided necessary materials at the race briefing and at points
throughout the course. These
are the only maps that will be used. Racers must be proficient in
standard map and compass techniques, the use of pace and azimuth, and
terrain association. Passport control points (CPs) will be used to
direct the flow of the event. Unless otherwise directed in the passport,
CPs will be passed through in consecutive order to be considered
official finishers. There is a 100-yard rule in effect for all teams all
the time unless otherwise noted.
Passport Control Checkpoints
A passport book will be issued to your team at the race start. The
passport book will be carried throughout the event and will be signed,
punched, dated and timed in by the CP captain. If your team loses the
passport, your team will be disqualified. Specific CPís will have a
maximum cut-off time to be revealed with other pertinent information
during the briefing. If your team misses a CP the team may not backtrack
to the missed CP. Failure to check into a missed CP will result in
disqualification from the official rankings, (ex: teams missing 1 CP
will be ranked with other teams missing 1 CP). Team members must travel
and check into all CPís within 100 Yards of each other. To be
officially ranked, teams must turn the passport in to the official timer
upon finishing the race.
The only division in this race is a four-person open team consisting of
assigned members of the represented battalion. Age and gender are not a
consideration. All members
of each team will wear the assigned vest/clothing during the event with
no obstruction to any numbers or logos existing on the article. Four
people start, four finish. The clock does not stop until all four
members of the team cross the finish line. No substitution will be
allowed. Any team member or team that wishes to withdraw must do so at a
CP and notify a race official as soon as possible, with the exception of
∑ Each battalion is required to enter two teams.
Team rosters will be submitted in the attached format to the race
director via email at [email protected].
Ensure a valid email address and/or phone number is provided.
Email will be the primary means of updates provided to racers.
∑ Team rosters are due NLT 21 March 03.
∑ Deviation from the team requirement is allowed with approval
of the Brigade Commander and coordination with Race management up to a
maximum total number of 20 teams.
∑ No substitutions after the start of the race
∑ Any team that is incomplete at a CP or at the end of the
event will be an unofficial finisher. (Unranked)
∑ Sabotage, destruction of property or land, unsportsman like
conduct by participants will result in disqualification
equipment will result in a 1-hour penalty.
∑ All trash, wrappers, water bottles etc. must be carried out
or left at a CP.
∑ All members must wear helmets that are required for a
specific discipline. Any member missing a helmet will be disqualified.
∑ Use of maps other than that provided by race management will
result in disqualification.
∑ Teams will receive NO outside assistance during the conduct
of the race.