must be registered and must sign and bring the required waiver statements not later
than the Check-in on the day of the race, about an hour before the
start, at the
Performance AR Series Meeting site (posted on the AR Series UPDATES page). Register early --
before the race. Check with Race Director at (904)
285-1552 to confirm.
A Team representative (usually the Team
Captain) from each Team must attend the Mandatory Pre-Race
Meeting on the day of the race, 15 minutes prior to the start, (location
is posted on AR
Series Updates Page).
Safety is the most
important part of this event. All Teams must act in a safe manner,
both for themselves and for other Teams. If a Team feels that any
portion of Race is unsafe for their own level of training and
preparation, they should reconsider continuing. If dropping out of the
race, a Team must notify Race Mangers at the Main Transition/Admin
area. We highly recommend that each member of each team be trained in
CPR and First Aid.
Each Team (all members)
must check-in at each Check Point in proper sequential order to
finish this event. Each Team may receive a numbered Check-in Marker OR
have their Passport punched at each Check Point reached as a Team.
Bike helmets must be
worn and secured by straps at all times that Teams are riding or in
contact with bikes, including within transition areas. Life jackets
must be worn and secured at all times when in and around the kayaks or
Each Team must have and
carry all Mandatory Equipment, including a basic First Aid kit at all
times. See the AR Series Gear
page for more detail about Mandatory Equipment.
There will be one Main Transition (MT) area. Teams may keep some of their equipment,
fluids, and supplies at this transition. You will be given
instructions about what you should pack for the transition area at the
Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting.
All Teams must have and
wear designated race numbers from the Race Director; race
numbers must be visible on front of Team members at all times.
Additional race number markings may be written on Teammates by Race
Managers to ensure clearer identification during the race.
Good Sportsmanship is
essential. Teams showing unsportsmanlike conduct will be disqualified.
The decision of Race Managers will be final in this situation. Teams
will carry our all of their trash. Any Team found to be littering on
the race course will be disqualified.
Teams must complete
each leg or segment of the course as instructed, marked, or directed,
and must do so together as a Team. Teams arriving at any Check
Point without a Team member will suffer severe penalties or be
disqualified at the discretion of Race Officials. Use of GPS or any
other electronic equipment is not allowed.
After the start, Teams
receiving any outside assistance from spectators, friends, bystanders
along the course, or any other non-racing person will be DQ'd
(disqualified). Refunds are not permitted for disqualification. Teams
may assist each other without penalty in the race if they choose.
Each Team must approach
each Check Point and cross the finish line with all members of the
Team together. Any Team member arriving at the Finish-- or any
Check Point -- without his or her Team will be sent back on the
course to rejoin the Team or that Team could face severe penalties.
Teams will not pass any Check Point or start a mystery test unless all
Team members are together. Each mystery test must be completed
as a Team.
For Races at Guana Research Reserve:
Teams MUST remain on designated
trails and use wooden bridges when traveling in the southern part of
Guana Reserve (south of the fence marking the Guana WILDLIFE
MANAGEMENT AREA (WMA). Teams are NOT allowed to cross any man-made,
wooden bridges either on foot or on bikes when in the Guana Wildlife
Management Area (north of the dividing fence). In the WMA, if
biking, dismount, take your bike around the bridge on foot, and
continue on the course as directed in your instructions. In this race,
bridges in the WMA are considered as obstacles and may not be touched.
Cheating will result in disqualification or severe penalties.
In order to finish,
Teams must account for and turn in all required Check Point markers.
Markers are provided at various Check Points along the course. It is
the responsibility of the Teams to secure these markers and carry them
for verification throughout the Race. There will only be one marker
per Team at any Check Point, so it is essential that Teams carefully
protect their markers.
Each team will use its
own kayaks or canoes, paddles, life jackets, and mountain bikes. On
Race Day morning, your Team's kayaks or canoe, paddles, life jackets,
and bikes must be brought to the appropriate location (designated by
Race Managers at Pre-Race Meeting). Each team must have one
non-inflatable, USCG approved life jacket for each member of
the Team and each member will wear his or her life jacket at
all times when in and around the kayaks or canoes. Each Team
member must have a bike for the race.
Teams must stay close
together throughout all Stages of the Race. If the Team is judged by
Race Managers to have been separated or if it loses possession of the
Passport or any required markers at any time, the Team will be
directed to re-group or regain possession of the required item(s)
and re-start that segment of the Race.
There is a 3-hour
time limit for SuperSprints and an 6-hour limit for Mid-Distance Races.
The 3-hour Races will officially end at 12:01pm on race day. The 6-hour
Mid-Distance Races will officially end at 3:01pm on race day. Teams
that have not finished by these times, may continue unofficially, and will
be officially scored as "DNF" (Did Not Finish).
Rules and Required
Equipment can change at any time prior to the Start
of Performance AR Series Race. Teams are responsible for checking on
this Rules list, AR Series Gear list,
and The AR Series Updates periodically
prior to race day to be certain of any updates to these Rules and
Required Equipment. Teams must have Mandatory Equipment with
the Team as designated in The AR Series
Gear page. Your failure to have your Mandatory Equipment at
verification points along The Race course or at the finish will be
reason for disqualification or severe penalties for your Team at the
discretion of the Race Officials.
A Team will be
disqualified if found to be carrying, holding or using Forbidden
Equipment as listed in AR Series Gear list.
Race Officials reserve
the right to disqualify or remove a Team from the course and from
competition for health, safety, sportsmanship, or other reasons at the
discretion of the Race Officials.