Adventure Trophy Garmisch-Partenkirchen Rules
Adventure Races are an athletic challenge and team work in combination with fairness are vital factors for a safe event. It is important that participants watch out for each other, i.e. other team members but also other teams. If someone is in trouble a team has to stop and offer help.
Depending on the physical condition, temperature, wind and weather these races can be very demanding. We recommed you train properly and if in doubt consult your doctor prior to signing up. Only if you feel fit and up to the various challenges should you participate. The organisers will not be held responsible for any bodily harm or other problems and damages.
The basis for a successful race is the right preparation as far as all mental, physical and logistical aspects are concerned.
The following rules and safety instructions need to be obeyed. The organisers may aument these (see individual race rules further below).
The following rules apply for the Adventure Trophy 2010 Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Robert Pollhammer with his company, the Great Outdoors, is the organiser of this race. With the payment and/or the participation in the Adventure Trophy Germany each participant accepts these rules and declares that he/she has also read and accepts the Terms & Conditions.
1.1 Details of the race course will be announced at the race briefing.
1.2. The race may include disciplines such as Adventure Running, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Via Ferrata, Ropes Activities, Climbing, Canyoning, Inline Skating, Kayaking, Rafting and other outdoor sports.
1.3. If need be disciplines and/or parts of the race course can be changed or cancelled. Changes will be announced on the race website or at the race briefing.
1.4 If rules are broken, this can result in disqualification or time penalties. In both cases the decision is made by the Race Director.
2.1 The application is done via online entry form.
2.2 Until June 30th, 2010 the entry fee for the Challenger-Class is EUR 55.00/person and for the Master-Class it is EUR 65.00/person. From July 1st, 2010 the entry fee for the Challenger-Class is EUR 75.00/person and for the Master-Class it is EUR 85.00/person. The application is valid upon receipt of the entry fee.
2.3 Entry deadline is August 25th, 2010.
2.4 Should there not be more than 20 teams on the race roster by August 1st, 2010, the race may be cancelled. In that case the full entry fee will be re-imbursed.
3.1 Main contact for the organiser is the team captain. He receives all documents of the race.
3.2 Participants do not need to be members of a club.
3.3 The organiser has the right not to accept an entry any time. For more regulations regarding minimum age and cancellation by the participant please look at the Terms & Conditions.
4.1 All participants start at the same time.
4.2 Both Master- and Challenger-Class are open to teams of 2 only (categories: women, men, mixed). Teams have to reach checkpoints together. During the race there can only be a maximum of 2 minutes between the first and the last team member. For the time keeping of a team the arrival of the last team member is what counts.
4.3 In the Master-Class there may be a so called Dark Zones, i.e. does the team not reach a place by a certain point in time, it has to wait at that place until next morning (sunrise). There may also be time limits for individual checkpoints. There are no more staff or helpers on the race course after the time limits. Participants who are then still on their way need to make their way to the finish by themselves and inform the organiser. All time limits will be announced at the race briefing.
4.4 Time keeping may be done without computer technology, i.e. the clock is not stopped. Times at changing zones/checkpoints will not be deducted. Should there be unexpected waiting times, e.g. at ropes activities, these will be deducted. Canyoning, from the moment of entry into the canyon until the exit out of the canyon, will not be part of the overall race time.
4.5 Each team can decide independently what pace to go and where to have breaks. However, it is paramount that the order of the activities is right and the time limits are considered.
4.6 All participants must at all times wear their race bibs clearly visible. Exceptions are disciplines where this is not possible due to additonal gear, e.g. Canyoning or disciplines that involve wearing a life vest or while swimming.
4.7 The teams move from checkpoint to checkpoint. The respective discipline stated in the road book has to be kept accordingly.
4.8 Teams will only be rated if they managed all disciplines within the respective time limits.
4.9 Participants who want to scratch have to immediately inform the organiser or race staff.
4.10 Support from non - team members (with the exception of injuries and other emergencies) is not allowed.
5 Race Course
5.1 The Adventure Trophy Garmisch-Partenkirchen takes place on public and private property that is NOT blocked off. Therefore, all participants need to follow the Road Traffic Act at all times. On the Mountain Bike trails at all times traffic from behind and from the front is to be expected. Athletes should mountain bike according to their skills and carefully. On difficult and/or winding trails caution is very important and athletes have to be prepared to break - especially on the downhill sections.
5.2 At all times, consideration, sportsmanship and fairness should be on the participant‘s mind. Slow athletes should let faster ones pass.
5.3 In case the Road Book does not state otherwise, the trail between two checkpoints can be freely chosen. Mountain Biking and Adventure Running are only allowed on existing trails.
5.4 Certain areas and streets may be prohibited due to environmental and safety reasons (look at the maps).
6.1 The checkpoints are described in the Road Book.
6.2 Checkpoints need to be reached by all teams in the right order.
6.3 When reaching and leaving a checkpoint athletes need to immediately register with our Race Marshalls.
7 Disqualification is possible but not limited to the following occurrences:
7.1 Breaking of safety rules stated in the Road Book or on the Race Course
7.2 Not following instructions by our race staff
7.3 Using means of transportation or trails/routes which are not allowed
7.4 Not wearing a helmet
7.6 Non-respectful behaviour in general
7.7 Damaging public and private property (e.g. when entering private property, gardens, pastures, etc.)
8.1 Part of the gear will be provided (see gear list 8.5 below). Treat the gear that is provided with care.
8.2 There is mandatory gear per athlete and per team (see gear list 8.5 below).
8.3 Race Marshalls have the right to check your gear any time. Missing gear can result in time penalties or disqualification.
8.4 All mechanical Bike problems need to be taken care of by the teams themselves.
8.5 Gear list
Personal Mandatory Gear
- 1x Knife
- 1x Head Torch
- 1x Mountain Bike
- 1x MTB Helmet and Gloves
- Wind and waterproof clothing
- 1x Bivy Bag (Master-Class only)
- 1x Trunks/Bathing Suit
- 1x Backpack
- 1x MTB Back Lights
- Safety Blanket
- Sterile Compresses
- 2x Bandages
- 1x Emergency Whistle
Mandatory Gear Team
- 1x Tent or Tarp for 2 persons (Master-Class only)
- 1x Compass
- 1x MTB Repair Set
- 1x Cell Phone
First Aid Team
- 1x Scissors
- 4x Safety Pins
- 1x Tweezers
- 1x Triangular Bandage
Gear which will be provided
- Road Books
- Neoprene Socks and cloves
- Canyoning Neoprene
- Ropes Kayaks/Rafts (if applicable)
- Life Jacket
- Gear for Ropes Activities (helmet, harness, figure eight, carabiners)
- Trekking Poles
- GPS Marker and Pen
- MTB Map Holder
- Map Case
- Sports Sunglasses
9.1 Wearing a helmet during the Mountain Bike stage is mandatory. If you don‘t wear a helmet you will be disqualified.
9.2 Wearing and using the safety gear during Canyoning, Ropes Activities, Via Ferrata and during water activities is mandatory. If you don‘t do so you will be disqualified.
9.3 You need to act accordingly when receiving safety instructions from your race staff and guides. If you don‘t do so you will be disqualified.