Gardens Tech Rugby Club
Registration & Start/Finish

 
Directions: (main​ access is​ via Upper Orange Street).
 
At the(ENGEN Garage) traffic intersection of Orange Street & Upper Orange Street turn uphill toward the mountain​ and follow the road to the end- the venue is located to your right.
 
Parking available inside venue. 
 

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SCHEDULE
 

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Race Briefing
Race 
Registration
18 February 2017
 
17:30-18:30
Gear check & Race Numbers 
18 February 2017
 
18:30- 18:50
Compulsory Attendance
18 February 2017
 
19:00- 04:50
7pm Start

Pre-race
 


Race Number Bib
To be issued your race number for the BATRUN, runners will have to present themselves in person, along with a with a Photo ID and all mandatory equipment which will be checked at registration. Without these items a race number will not be issued.
Registration is from 17:30-18:30 followed by a race briefing and the race starts at 19:00 sharp. 

Keep your race number visible
The race number you are issued must be affixed on the hip/pelvic area and be permanently and fully visible throughout the entire race. We recommend you use a racebelt for this. It must, always be positioned over any clothing and cannot for any reason be fixed onto the back or a leg. 


Mandatory 
Gear
 

BATRUN requires a set of mandatory gear to be on your person for the full duration of the race. The race is set on mountain terrain where weather can change drastically and the below list is seen as a set of 'mandatory minimums', please add to this list according to your needs.
 
Gear List
   
  1. Outer Shell Top (Jacket) | Waterproof, breathable as specified by the manufacturer. Must have integrated hood and seams to be tape sealed.
  2. Running Shoes | Trail shoes recommended
  3. Running Pack / Race Vest| No waist packs
  4. Buff/Beanie | Close fitting and of synthetic or wool fabric. Lightweight, moisture wicking/ quick drying.
  5. Long sleeve mid layer | Close fitting and of synthetic or wool fabric. No cotton.
  6. Headlamp / Torch | With fully charged batteries and in good working order. 
  7. Spare Headlamp / Torch| With fully charged batteries and in good working order. (cell phone not applicable). 
  8. Spare Batteries | One spare set. This need not be for both lights but either for your primary or secondary light as noted in points 6 or 7. 
  9. Survival Blanket | Size 1.4m x 2m minimum. (AKA Space Blanket)
  10. Adhesive Bandage | Size 5cm x 100cm minimum
  11. Whistle | Pea-less and easily accessible at all times to sound an alert if required.
  12. Charged Phone | Leave in 'Flight Mode' to conserve battery.
  13. Hydration | Bladder or bottles with Min.1.5L capacity of which 300ml in reserve at all times.
  14. Food | 250 calories in reserve at all times.
     
 
NOTES 
- If any Mandatory Gear is not on your person during the race or at the finish, time penalties ranging from 15-30 minutes per item will be imposed- 3 missing items is an automatic disqualification. Random checks will be done en-route and at the finish. 
- If your light is not working at anytime during the race you will not be allowed to continue. 

Race Rules
 
 

Including, but not limited to, any transgression of the following are grounds for imposed time penalties, disqualification and/or being banned from the race in future.
 
 
Support 
 
  • Accepting any form of mobile support along the route, eg: pacing or muling
  • Not carrying on your person at all times the full set of mandatory gear. Including a 300ml reserve of water at all times. 
  • Switching of running packs by seconding teams is not allowed. Start with one pack and carry it for the full duration of your race.  
  • You are not allowed to accept any support outside of the designated Aid Station areas from crew. 
  • Race participants may take as much food and beverage as needed from each aid station provided by the organizer. Race participants will not be allowed to take any bottles, cans or cups from these areas and should plan on carrying and refilling their own hydration systems at the aid stations.
  • You must make forward progress exclusively under your own power. Towing, pulling or pushing by other racers or members of the public is prohibited.
  • If you choose to use poles they are to be carried on you at all times from start to finish. You are not allowed to discard, stash or give to crew for keeping. Please be conscious of those around you when using poles.

Safety
 
If you become immobile and need to consult with a medic you will need to take the following steps:
  1. Initially use your first aid kit, stay warm, dry and be visible. 
  2. Phone the emergency number located on your race number, you will be asked your race number, name and location and help wil be sent on its way. 
If there is no cell reception:
  1. Wait for an assisting participant who will find the nearest marshal or staff member who will make contact with Race HQ.
  2. A medical and rescue team will be dispatched to your location. 
  3. You will either be treated and allowed to continue, or be treated and evacuated off the route to the nearest medical asset by ambulance - or,  in case of high priority an AMS helicopter will be used.
  • DNF (Did Not Finish) :  Should you need to drop out of the race, you will need to continue to the nearest Aid Station along the marked route and inform the station captain. NOTE: If you are not sure who that is ask around until you find them- this is your responsibility. If you are unable to continue the medical team will communicate this to Race HQ.
  • If you leave the course and fail to notify race officials, you will be banned from participating in the future (unless assisted from the course by First Aid crews). We will provide a shuttle service back to the start/finish but cannot guarantee the frequency of the service. We recommend you put somebody on standby or call for a taxi.
  • Runners are to have their mandatory equipment with them at all times during the race. Penalties ranging from time additions to disqualification will be applied based on the severity of the breach.
  • Racers must follow the marked course route the entire way and register at each aid station/timing checkpoint.
  • Your race number must be visible at all times on the outside of your clothing and on the front of your body. Do not cover your race number with any article of clothing. Recommend using a racebelt.
  • BATRUN has several intermediate and race finish cut-off times that will be enforced. If you miss a cut-off you will be redirected to the Start/Finish by a marshal. You can find cut-off times in the Route Info section.

Environment 
The mountain you will be running on has been preserved by many people before you- please take care of it and leave it pristine for those who come after you.  
 
  • Any littering on the course is strictly prohibited. Race participants are responsible for making sure that anything they discard of goes into a bin. Strictly adhere to the “leave no trace and take no souvenirs” policy.
  • Never scare animals – give extra room and announce your presence appropriately as to prevent possible danger situations (horses, baboons etc).  
  • Yield trail by respecting other trail users (i.e. recreational users and residents) when passing – be aware of blind spots and  slow down when you need to.
  • No taking short cuts, including avoiding switchbacks.
  • No overtaking by going off trail. Wait until there is adequate space to do so. 
  • If you deliberately ignore customary rules of conduct the trail, road and checkpoints especially concerning safety, waste, erosion and hygiene – you will at best incur a time penalty, at worst it will be grounds for disqualification
  • No Pets
 

Runners Info
 

Timing & Recording
Checkpoints will be inplace to record your progress- (Devil's Peak, Tafelberg Rd, Maclears Beacon, Tafelberg Rd, Lion' Head)- be sure to present yourself at each station for recording. 
 
Results
Preliminary results will be available immediately on the website. Final results (with any corrections) will be posted on this website within a few days of the race.
Racers wishing to make a protest must notify the race command centre within 60 minutes of finishing the race. Protests will be considered by a three person committee consisting of the race director and two independent third parties. Decisions of the committee are final.
 
Bag Service
We will provide a supervised bag storage service to all participants for free. Please identify your bag and deposit it at registration. The organisers cannot be held liable for any losses.  
 
Lost and Found
Any personal items left after the race will be donated to a charity or to other local runners in need. We will not ship items to you.
 
Safety Considerations
Batrun takes place on very rugged, single-track hiking trails at night. Running on such trails comes with inherit risks that runners accept upon entering the event.  Runners will be in remote areas where help is not always near by for extended periods and need to be prepared accordingly in cases of emergency.  
In addition to trail conditions other potential dangers include but are not limited to: Wet / slippery trail conditions (mud, roots and rocks), wet/slippery boardwalks and bridges, bees / bee stings, road crossings and steep dropsoffs/cliffs.