1.Participants must complete the marked course on foot under their own power.
2.Participants are required to be semi self-sufficient. You must have your mandatory equipment with you at all times during the race.
3.Outside assistance is only permitted at the checkpoints. Support crews are only permitted at the checkpoints. Support outside the checkpoints is not allowed, except in an emergency.
4.Pacers and support runners are strictly prohibited. For the avoidance of doubt, participants are not allowed to be accompanied along the course by anybody who has not entered into the event.
5.Refreshments at the checkpoints are reserved for runners only.
6.Race numbers must be visible at all times on the outside of clothing (at the front).
7.If you withdraw from the event, you must inform event officials and sign the withdrawal form at the closest checkpoint (unless assisted from the course by first aid crews).
8.If you need first aid help on the course you must use safe gear to contact event organisers who will make every effort to retrieve you.
9.Stay on the marked course. Short cuts are strictly prohibited.
10.You must carry the mandatory gear at all times during the event. Random gear checks may be performed during the event. Any participant without the mandatory gear will incur a penalty ranging from a time penalty to disqualification based on the severity of the breach.
11.You must obey directions of checkpoint staff and course marshals at all times. If you miss any cut-off times you must withdraw from the race as instructed.
12.Littering is strictly prohibited.
13.Damaging or disturbing any flora or fauna is strictly prohibited.
14.Doping and the use of prohibited drugs is strictly prohibited.
15.The participant is responsible for the actions of their support crew. Support crews must comply with all instructions from event staff and officials. The participant may be penalised or disqualified for actions or breaches of the rules by their support crew.
16.Support crews must follow the instructions of all checkpoint staff including requests to vacate certain sections of the checkpoint area. The event organisers are not responsible for the safety or whereabouts of support crew.
17.Breaking any of the rules may incur a time penalty or disqualification. Any such penalties are at the organisers’ discretion and are final.
18.Ensure your own safety and that of others.Be considerate of other trail and road users at all times. If another runner is injured or in distress, please assist. The race organiser will gladly deduct from your finishing time any time spent assisting an injured or distressed fellow participant.
19.UTMS organizers has its own public liability insurance. This does not include personal accident of participants. We recommend that you have your own personal accident cover.
20.The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event rules and requirements, route and/or other arrangements as they deem appropriate.
Breaking any of the rules and requirements of the event may incur a time penalty or disqualification, depending on the severity of the breach.
Any such penalty or disqualification are at the organiser’s discretion and are final.
The following are some types of breaches to highlight:
Not carrying any of the mandatory gear
Taking shortcuts and / or not following the official course
Littering by participant and / or support crew
Receiving support outside checkpoints
Using supplies (food, water and equipment) stashed away along the course
Running with people not registered in the event
Using substitute runners
Deliberately obstructing and/or causing injury to other participants
Doping and the use of prohibited drugs
Altering, damaging and/or otherwise tempering with course markings
Damaging or disturbing any flora or fauna along the course
Not wearing a race bib
Continuing after cut-off times
Not following instructions given by race officials, marshals and emergency attendants and/or volunteers
Being abusive to race officials, marshals, emergency attendants, other trail users and/or volunteers
Allowing somebody else to use his / her race bib
Using a race bib of somebody else
UTMS organizers has its own public liability insurance.This does not include personal accident of participants. We recommend that you have your own personal accident cover.
All complaints of misconduct or breach of rules must be made in writing and received by the Race Director within 2 hours of the arrival of the participant concerned. Any ruling made by the Race Director will be final and without appeal.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel or cut short the event for the following reasons:adverse weather conditions,landslides, rockfalls or hill fires along the course,protests or blockage along the course,force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the organiser and which renders it impossible, unsafe or impractical to hold the event. A force majeure event shall include, but is not limited to, act of God, war, hostilities, acts or threats of terrorism.In such event no refund of the registration fee will be provided.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the male and female category
A unique souvenir trophy and Wind jacket will be awarded to all finishers.
Each participant will need to carry with them at all times the following items:
A mobile phone
A headlamp/torch (with batteries)
Warm fleece or warm long sleeve shirt. Cotton shirts are not allowed. (minimum 150g)
An emergency space blanket or equivalent
Capacity to carry at least 1.5 litres of water (water bladder or water bottles)
2 energy bars / food portions
A ziploc bag for your personal rubbish
Cup - We will not be providing disposable cups at the checkpoints. Please bring along your own cup in order to enjoy the different kinds of beverages offered.
There will be random gear checks during the event and if you are missing any item you will incur a penalty which may range from a time penalty to disqualification, depending on the severity of the breach.
Cap or sun hat
A spare headlamp/torch (with batteries)
More substantial first aid kit (sterile dressings, roll of strapping tape, blister care patches, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, and any relevant personal medications)