Rules of the Road
As an "open roads" event (roads are open to vehicular traffic), we need your team's assistance to ensure that the relay is as safe and as fair as possible. The rules listed below are considered our most important. Failure to adhere to any of these rules could result in immediate disqualification from the relay. We ask your help in not only following these rules, but also in reporting any infractions you witness. When reporting violations, text 661.724.6271 - and please note the team number of the violating team.
- Use of alcohol – No consumption of alcohol is allowed by participants or van drivers on the course. Period. No other substances that could impair driving or good decision-making should be consumed during any aspect of the race. Open containers of alcohol inside vehicles constitutes “use of alcohol.”
- Failure to Wear Safety Items – Failure to wear mandatory safety items during “nighttime hours” (6:30pm - 8am) which include head lamps or flashlights, flashing rear lights, and reflective vests. No team is allowed on the course without these items! Zero tolerance!
- Failure to exchange in the designated exchange zones – All relay exchanges MUST occur in the designated exchange zones. An exchange outside the designated area is grounds for ejection from the relay.
- Unauthorized team members in the exchange zone – Only incoming and outgoing runners are allowed inside the exchange zone. All other participants are prohibited and must stand clear.
- Failure to wear race numbers and relay bands on their wrists – Runners on the course MUST always have race numbers positioned on the front of their body and clearly visible and must have their relay bands on their wrists.
- Use of earphones, iPods, MP3 players or similar devices – Earphones or any musical device positioned above the active runner’s shoulders is prohibited. Use of earphones on an active runner is grounds for immediate ejection from the race.
- Respect of Relay Officials and Volunteers – Relay volunteers have been charged with ensuring participant safety as their top priority. Therefore, they are relay officials and will be extended every courtesy. All decisions and judgments of the relay officials are final, and their instructions and directions are to be followed fully.