Halimun Salak Trail Run
Rules & Regulations
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RULES
Several sections of the race course pass through national parks with designated sensitive wildlife areas inhabited by extinct animals and plants. We require everyone (runners) to be fully aware and follow these rules:
- Sleeping along the course is prohibited as it will have a large impact on the environment and may also mistakenly lead others to think that you require emergency medical assistance. Please manage your physical condition carefully and rest/sleep at the aid stations.
- You must stay on the trail at all times. There will be sections where racers will not be able to pass each other in order to protect the environment safety matters.
- Picking up or damaging plants, animals, fungi and rocks found along the race course as well as within the overall race area are prohibited.
- Short cutting is strictly prohibited due to potential damage to vegetation along the course.Please run along the designated course.
- Absolutely no littering along the course.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE & CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS
- If during the race, you encounter another runner or staff member who is injured or sick and unable to move on their own, please give priority to assisting that person by telling race staff for assistance.
- The race is located on national park and other public/private property places. Please be mindful and share the trail with others at all times. There will be "no passing sections" signs along the race course where you will be prohibited from passing other runners and hikers.
- Do not damage any property located along the race course.
AID STATIONS & OUTSIDE SUPPORT
- Food and drinks will be provided as well Aid Stations.
- Outside support by family and friends is not allowed.
- The food and drinks at the aid stations are only for the racers.
- Non-registered racers may not run alongside racers. (No pacers allowed).
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE DURING THE RACE
- In order to ensure race safety, race organizer will prepare and arrange for rescue and medical assistance during the race. However, each participant must recognize and understand that there are risks that may result in injuries and/or accidents associated with trail running. You are responsible for yourself and will be participating in this race at your own risk.
- Emergency and first aid tents staffed by a doctor and/or nurse will be located at pointed aid stations.
- Emergency rescues/procedures will be available to racers as well all those involved in the race (e.g. staff, supporters).
- Please note that, depending on the area, it may take a long period of time for help to reach you.
- If you receive emergency medical assistance from a rescue crew and/or doctor, please make sure that you get examined by a medical expert at a hospital after the race. Please contact the race organizer centre to let them know of your condition after the medical examination.
- Doctors and rescue staff have the authority to stop a racer from continuing the race. This will be done by taking off the racer's number card and IC chips.
- If you drop out of the race, you can continuing walk by take a shorter path to the pick up point that will take you back to the finish line.
- Depending on your condition, an emergency evacuation may be required. This evacuation will be at the expense of the person being rescued.
- In the case of an emergency, if you are unable to reach the nearest Medic aid station, pick up point or finish line, the committee will give assistance.
RACE COURSE MARKERS
- The race course will be marked using marking tapes and signs. Race staff will also be positioned along the course. Dangerous areas up in the mountains will be marked by ropes and patrolled by staff in order to reduce risk.
(Note: Permission has been obtained from the appropriate land owners and property managers to put up temporary signs and marking tapes).
- There will be a "no-passing" section as well as other sections with specific rules/conditions. Please abide by these rules.
- Racers will be stopped at road intersections. Please follow the directions given by the race staff at these intersections.
- The above signs and markers will be set up just before the race and will be immediately removed after the race.
DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE
If you decide to drop out of the race, you must notify race staff. Please remove your race card/bib and and report to a race staff member so that race Organizer Center can be notified. Once you've dropped out of the race, you will not be able to re-start. Remember to keep your race card with you as you will need it to retrieve your bags from the bag storage area.
DROPPING OUT AT AN AID STATION
- Tell an aid station staff that you've decided to drop out of the race.
- You will be able to return to the finish line area by a race shuttle that will stop by the aid stations. This race shuttle will not be available late at night/early morning however, you will be able to rest/sleep in a waiting area provided at the aid stations.
DROPPING OUT AT AN AID STATION
- If you are able to move on your own, please make your way to the closest aid station (either return to the aid station you just left or go the next aid station). If you are unable to move without assistance, please tell staff and follow their instructions. It will take time to get help out to you if you are out on the race course. If you are not feeling well, it would be best to make your decision to drop out at an aid station.
A racer may be disqualified or penalized at any time during the race for the following reasons:
- Taking shortcuts and/or running off the trails.
- Throwing garbage onto the course (this applies to both the race and his/her supporters).
- Not abiding by the instructions given by official race staff including doctors, nurses, and emergency staff.
- Doping and the use of prohibited drugs.
RACER & RACE ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBILITIES
- You understand the unique nature and requirements of competing in an ultra-long distance trail running race. You will be running all day and night through mountainous terrain and have undertaken the necessary training to compete in such a race.
- You will be responsible for yourself and have the ability to deal with any problems that may be encountered during the race.
- You are able to deal with, on your own without assistance, deteriorating weather conditions (low temperatures, strong winds and rain ) and other troubles expected when traveling across mountainous terrain.
- You are able to deal with extreme fatigue, internal organ and digestive problems, muscle pain, mild physical injuries and psychological problems on your own.
- You are fully aware that when participating in an outdoor activity such as this race, your safety depends on your own skills and abilities.
RACE ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBILITIES
The race organization will be responsible for the following:
- Tell an aid station staff that you've decided to drop out of the race.
- Non-deliberate damage to property by race participants (e.g. plants and animals, objects, trails, etc.)
- Marking and location of signs identifying the race course.
- Race safety management.
The race organization reserves the right to cancel or cut-short the race for the following reasons:
- Weather warnings sent by the meteorological agency
- The inability to ensure runner safety due to risks such as landslides and rockfalls along the course.
- Natural disasters (or declared warnings issued by the "BMKG-Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika and TNHS-(Taman Nasional Halimun Salak) In such a case, the race course cannot be changed to continue the race, nor will the race be postponed to a later date.
- The decision as to whether or not the race will be cancelled will be made on the day before the race or on the day of the race. This will be communicated via the official race website.
- In the event of an earthquake, hurricane/typhoon, flood, incidents, accidents and/or epidemics, the race organization reserves the right to make judgments and decisions regarding the shortening/cancelling of the race, whether or not there will be refunds, the amount, and the method of communication.
GEARS and EQUIPMENT
To take part in the races, a set of compulsory equipment is needed. However, it is important to remember that this is a minimum requirement and each participant must adjust the equipment brought in according to their individual needs. In particular, it is important not to choose the lightest clothing to reduce the burden of a few grams, but choose clothing that will provide real protection against cold, rainy, or windy weather in the mountains, thus providing security and supporting good performance.
- Mobile phone (Prepare the security number from the committee, leave the phone on, don't hide the number and don't forget the battery must be fully charged when leaving. Advised to get a prepaid local number with data plan, available at shops around race central. If using number that is different from your registration, please inform organizer).
- Personal glass, at least 15 centimeters (plastic bottles with mineral water brands or closed flasks do not qualify).
- Hydration Bag, Hydro bag or Hydration Vest, minimum capacity 1.5 Litre, must be filled -up before START, and to be re-filled at water station. Do not use handheld bottle. You need your hands for more important situation on the trail during the race. Water bottles to be placed inside your running vest/bag.
- Personal food (energy gels, bars, chomps, powders).
- For ALL categories: Headlamps with functional battery.
- Emergency Blanket minimum 1,40 m x 2 m.
- Basic Aid - Kit, and personal medicines (e.g. for allergies).
- Jackets, headgear, can withstand bad weather in the mountains and are made with waterproof materials *
- Suitable apparels and equipment for extreme cold weather and rain (long sleeves, leggings, jacket, mitten, gloves, buff, light raincoat).
- Life, accident or travel insurance.
- Trekking pole for safety on slippery ground when it rains.
- Warm changing clothes must be available in case if bad weather, rain or injury.
- A minimum amount of Rp 100,000 (to anticipate unexpected things).
- Any cancellations is not allowed when your registration status is approved and paid. This also means that we are prohibited to use other runner's BIB for insurance and qualifications reasons. You will be disqualified and banned for 1 event race when you are running with other runner's BIB number and the real bib number holder will be baned for 2 other this event race.
- When your registration status is paid and your BIB number isued then you are prohibited to downgrade or upgrade the race category.