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  • All participants must be 18 or older on the day of the event.
  • Headphones are banned for this event.  The route is public and popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and horse-riders.  It is essential that participants can hear others approaching and have maximum awareness at road crossings.
  • No team member should run more than 13 miles total during the event.
  • A team member can run consecutive legs if desired.  It is not compulsory to change runner at every changeover point.
  • The team baton should travel the entire length of the route, being handed over between runners at changeover points.
  • There is a NO OVERTAKING rule for the final ~100m.  There is a road crossing and a very narrow path at the finish and the no overtaking rule is there to discourage unsafe behaviour.  There will be plenty of warning beforehand and all teams are asked to stay in finishing order once they pass the first "NO OVERTAKING" sign.

 Guidance

  • Teams need to come prepared to be self-sufficient.  Other than at the start and at the finish there are no officials on the course and little race-specific signage.  A copy of the runner and driver instructions should be available in the team car, as should drinking water and suitable clothing for the weather conditions.  Each team should also have a mobile phone with the Race Director's phone number.  Note that in some remote locations there is no mobile phone service.
  • Although runner navigation is straightforward it is possible to go off-course.  If this happens runners should attempt to retrace their steps and seek help from others where possible. Runners may want to consider taking a mobile phone with them although again it is important to note there is no service in some areas.
  • The Formartine and Buchan Way is a cycle path and teams are invited to use bicycles instead of a car to travel between changeover points.  If cycling please mind your speed and make others aware of your presence if approaching from behind.
  • Please leave no litter on the course.
  • Please drive and park considerately at all times during the event.