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General Race Rules(50Miles - Relay Teams)

 50 Miles Relay Teams have a limit of five(5) runners and a minimum of two(2)


1.  The starting time for 50 Miles Endurance Run is at 6:00AM Saturday,December 2, 2017 in Roosevelt Roads Naval Base by Gate 1.
***START GPS COORDINATES: 18.2669, -65.6381


2.  Pre-Race Check-in is required for all runners. If a runner in the relay can not make it to the expo, their team can submit their signed waiver and their Pre-Race Check-in is accepted. Pre-Race Check-in is only between 10AM to 6PM Friday December 1, 2017 in the Department of Sports and Recreations main office in the indoor basketball court. All signed waivers must be submitted by then. No Exceptions. Please contact us for additional information.
***GPS COORDINATES: 18.4387, -66.0677


3.  All runners after submitting signed waivers will obtain their race package and bib number.


4.  Relay teams can check in by 5:00AM in the starting line in Roosevelt Roads by Gate A1. Relay teams must confirm their method of transportation, a drivers license, and proof of insurance.


5.  All relay teams must present the required gear during Pre-race and race check-in. All headlights, flashing lights, and reflective vests must be shown to the race directors. Any runner missing any required gear such as the hydration equipment, night safety gear, etc. will not be allowed to participate. Below is a checklist of the required gear and equipment runners must have available at all times:


·         Proper Hydration system(Aid Stations are at least 7 to 10 miles apart.)

·         Headlamp or flashlight for night vision.

·         Reflective vest or belt.

·         Blinking lights(for front and back side of runner).


6.  Relay Teams will have three (3) time stations or check points, located at approximately miles 18, 27, and 43. The Check Points are:

·        Mile 18: Rio Grande/Luquillo, PR(Puente Roto PR-988)

·        Mile 27: Rio Grande, PR (Paque de Pelota Ovidio de Jesus)

·        Mile 43: Loiza, PR (Parking La Posita in Piρones PR-187)


7.  All relays must arrive at each Check Point within the specified cut off time:

·        Mile Marker 18(AS#2): Before 12:00PM.

·        Mile Marker 27(AS#3): Before 3:00PM.

·        Mile Marker 43(AS#5): Before 7:00PM.


8.  If a relay does not arrive at a check point within the cut off time they will be officially removed off the race. If a runner continues or remains in the race their finish time will not be considered by the race director nor he/she will be considered as a runner or “finisher” for purposes of the Official race.


9.  Relays can choose to change runners at any point of the course except inside Roosevelt Roads Naval Base and the last 3 miles of the course. Last Exchange Point is in “La ultima parade del Trolley” in Ocean Park(Mile Marker 48). Vehicles can only be parked in areas that traffic is not blocked. Relay Vehicles are not allowed to follow their runner, they must drive ahead and wait for the runner at a location with parking. All vehicles must park on an asphalt parking area. No parking is allowed in green areas specially inside El Yunque.


10. All runners must wear their race bib number in the front of the body, unmodified and visible at all times during the race. It may not be worn on the head or hat. Relay teams are encouraged to use a race bib belt to easily exchange the bibs each time the team changes runners.


11. The clock does not stop for any reason until the race course officially closes 15 hours after the official start time. After the 15th hour any remaining runners in the race will be officially off the race for all purposes. Their total mileage will be posted and their efforts will be admired by all.


12. Runners are required to proceed with caution at all times during the race.  Running must always be in single line on the left side of the road facing traffic. When sidewalks are available we strongly recommend using them.


13. Runners must make sure the volunteers at all Check Points/Oasis located along the route have registered their bib number. Runner arrival times at Check Points will be recorded. Any runner not accounted in any check point will be disqualified. No exceptions.  


14. The race Officially starts at Roosevelt Roads(Easternmost Point of Puerto Rico) AT 6:00AM SHARP.
18.2669, -65.6381


15. The race Officially ends in San Jorge Children’s Hospital in the Municipality of San Juan, PR AT 9:00PM SHARP.
18.4471, -66.0627


16. Runners are not allowed to be followed along the course by a crew vehicle(s) or bicycle(s). Runners may have friends and family meet them in public parking lots along the route and in the finish line. 


17. All runners must sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability and submit the waiver with a legal identification when checking in at the expo on Friday. Any runners without a waiver will not be given a bib number. No exceptions.


18. All participants, family, and friends are strongly encouraged to make a donation to San Jorge Children’s Foundation.


19. Relay Teams shall have a designated Crew Chief at all times during the race and his or her name, telephone and email address must be provided to the race organizers. All crew chiefs must study all race rules and information about supporting a runner and organizing and overseeing a support team, as well as study all email correspondence sent by the race organizers. Each Crew Chief is to be primarily responsible for managing the support crew, maintaining adherence to all race rules, state and local laws, and common sense, as well as overseeing the Health and Safety of all members and the runner at all times.


20. The names and email addresses of all support crew members in relay teams must be provided to race organizers. All crew members must study all race rules and information about supporting a runner and organizing a support team, as well as study all email correspondence sent by the race organizers.


21. All runners and all crew members must sign the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability.


22. All race vehicles must meet the minimum requirements of property damage and personal injury liability automobile insurance. All vehicle drivers must be fully licensed and comply with all DTOP regulations.


23. Drivers, runners, and crew members are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs during the race. This offense will be sufficient to justify immediate expulsion from the race.



24. During pre-race and race Check-In, all relays must display their headlamps, and blinking lights - which will be worn and utilized by the runner and crew during nighttime periods of the race. Runners without satisfactory quality, or quantity, nighttime safety equipment will not be allowed to participate in the race.


25. Each relay team must have their own personal support vehicle; crew and support vehicles may not be shared, except informally in the spirit of the event, i.e., crews may lend assistance to other racers or crews. Relay teams may have no more than one support vehicle at a time and no more than four crew members in total on the race course in addition to the person running.


26. Wheeled conveyances (other than a motorized support vehicle), including in-line skates, strollers, and bicycles, are prohibited on the course at all times. Runners accompanied by any such conveyance will be disqualified.


27. Laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and/or federal laws, rules, and regulations, must be respected at all times. In particular, support vehicle drivers and crews are reminded that phones must only be operated by the driver with a hands-free device; seat belts must be worn by all vehicle occupants at all times while moving.


28. Only support vehicles approved by the DTOP are allowed in the race.


29. All race vehicles must have highly visible signage on the back of the vehicle stating "CAUTION RUNNERS ON ROAD," “PRECAUCION CORREDOR EN LA CALLE”. This signage must be presented during pre-race and race Check-in.


30. All support vehicles must have the relay team's name and race number easily and clearly visible on all four sides. The race number must be at least 11" (28cm) tall and the team's name must be at least 6" (15cm) tall. Marking vehicle with tape or temporary markers is allowed.


31. Remember, at all times and in all situations, safety is the most important issue. This means safety for racers, crew, staff, and the general public. The roads are not closed for this event and are, in fact, quite busy with local traffic.


32. For the duration of the race, including daylight, all crew members must wear high-visibility clothing and/or vests.


33. After 6:00PM the day of the event, while outside on the race course, all racers and all crewmembers/pacers must wear reflective material facing in all four directions, as well as blinking red lights facing front and rear. Also a headlamp is required for safe visibility. Disqualification will be enforced for any runner or crew member who flagrantly disregards nighttime running rules and common sense on the roadway.


34. If a relay team withdraws, they must contact Race Organizers immediately and also the nearest aid station staff. Name of relay team, reason for withdrawal, time of withdrawal, and miles completed must be stated. All racers and crew who drop are encouraged - and expected - to come to the finish line to greet and celebrate with their fellow racers and crews.


35. All Emergency Evacuation costs for participants or crews will be borne by that person or their heirs. The race organizers are in no way liable or responsible for emergency evacuation.


36. Major rule infractions by racers or their crew, especially those regarding "cheating," will result in immediate disqualification of the racer.


37. Any of the Race Officials have the authority, at any time, to remove off the race a runner if they think that their health is at risk if they continue running. There is no "appeals committee" nor an "appeals process." All entrants in the race, and their support crews, willingly acknowledge this fact, as well as all other race rules, by attending the race in any capacity.


38. Any of the Race Officials have the authority, to disqualify if they find a runner, their crew or their pacers not complying with any of the above mentioned rules. There is no "appeals committee" nor an "appeals process." All entrants in the race, and their support crews, willingly acknowledge this fact, as well as all other race rules, by attending the race in any capacity.


39. In all cases and circumstances, it is the intent, and spirit, of the rules which will govern their implementation and enforcement.



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