Terms & Conditions

This Document Affects Your Legal Rights, Read It Carefully

1     ARTICLE 1: BACKGROUND

1.1 Jamie’s adven­tures Limited (“WadiRumUltra”) organ­ises and oper­ates a unique cat­egory of rough coun­try footra­cing events. The event takes place over five days span­ning some 260 kilo­metres / 162.5 miles. The event takes place in the Jordan desert of Wadi Rum and cul­tur­ally rich loc­a­tions around the world.

1.2 Subject to the Conditions of Entry set out in Article 3, any­one over the age of 18 years of age can com­pete in the Event. Both indi­vidu­als and teams can com­pete.

1.3 The concept of the Event is simple: indi­vidu­als and teams leave the start­ing line and “nav­ig­ate” through a num­ber of check­points to the fin­ish­ing line of each stage of an Event as quickly as they can. Competitors must provide all their own gear, cloth­ing and food, and will be provided with a ration of water. Competitors will be sup­por­ted by pro­fes­sion­al med­ic­al and oper­a­tions teams. Otherwise, no out­side assist­ance is per­mit­ted. For a team to be offi­cially ranked, all team mem­bers must cross the fin­ish line togeth­er. Individuals can fin­ish at any time before the pre­de­ter­mined cut-off time. If any team or indi­vidu­al does not fin­ish before a pre-determined cut-off time, then that team or indi­vidu­al can­not receive a medal.

1     ARTICLE 2: RULES AND REGULATIONS

2.1 These Rules and Regulations also form the Terms and Conditions. They gov­ern entry into the WadiRumUltra

2.2 You must read these Rules and Regulations care­fully pri­or to regis­ter­ing for the Event. You may only register and enter the Event if you have read, under­stood and agreed with these Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations rep­res­ent a leg­ally bind­ing agree­ment between you and Jamie’s adven­tures lim­ited, (referred to in these Rules and Regulations vari­ously as “WadiRumUltra”, “we“, “us“, and “our“).

2.3 Every com­pet­it­or must sign a copy of these Rules and Regulations, togeth­er with the Liability Waiver and Image / Intellectual Property Release before being allowed to com­pete in the Event. In addi­tion, every com­pet­it­or must sign all of the Mandatory Forms, as spe­cified by WadiRumUltra, and provide all required inform­a­tion, includ­ing but not lim­ited to, the competitor’s emer­gency con­tact inform­a­tion and med­ic­al inform­a­tion.

2.4 WadiRumUltra and our des­ig­nated Event organ­isers (“Event Organisers“) have com­plete dis­cre­tion in apply­ing these Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations may be mod­i­fied by WadiRumUltra at any time without notice. The revised Rules and Regulations will be pos­ted on WadiRumUltra’s web­site www.wadirumultra.com (the “Website“) as soon as reas­on­ably prac­tic­able. The Rules and Regulations will be pos­ted togeth­er with a list of time pen­al­ties that can be imposed and amended from time to time. Competitors will be solely respons­ible for famil­i­ar­ising them­selves with the most up to date ver­sion of these Rules and Regulations of the Event at any giv­en time.

1     ARTICLE 3: CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

3.1 WadiRumUltra reserves the right, in its sole dis­cre­tion and at any time, to refuse to allow you to enter into or par­ti­cip­ate in the Event, or to with­draw or can­cel your offer of a place in the Event from you. WadiRumUltra is under no oblig­a­tion to provide you with any reas­on what­so­ever for such refus­al or with­draw­al. WadiRumUltra may also (but is under no oblig­a­tion to) offer you a place in anoth­er Event in cir­cum­stances where entry into or par­ti­cip­a­tion in the Event has been refused.

3.2 You must be 18 years of age or older by the Event start date to com­pete in the Event. You may request spe­cial per­mis­sion to com­pete in the Event if you are under the age of 18. All requests will be assessed on an indi­vidu­al basis and the decision of WadiRumUltra in this regard is final and bind­ing.

3.3 You acknow­ledge and agree that the Event takes part in a remote area of the world, where every­day facil­it­ies and com­forts to which you may be accus­tomed are unlikely to be avail­able. You are expec­ted to pos­sess out­door sur­viv­al skills such as famili­ar­ity with out­door gear, back­pack­ing and com­mon sense. You are not required to pos­sess any tech­nic­al nav­ig­a­tion­al skills to take part in the Event.

3.4 You acknow­ledge and agree that com­pet­ing in the Event will be phys­ic­ally demand­ing, and that you are aware of the nature of the Event and that there are med­ic­al and phys­ic­al risks asso­ci­ated with the Event. You are solely respons­ible for your own train­ing and pre­par­a­tion for the Event. By apply­ing to com­pete in the Event, you war­rant that you are phys­ic­ally cap­able of com­pet­ing in the Event and agree that (sub­ject to Article 8 below) WadiRumUltra, its officers, employ­ees, agents, affil­i­ates, spon­sors and/or med­ic­al advisers are not respons­ible or liable in the event of your death, or for any injury or ill­ness that you may suf­fer as a res­ult of or in con­nec­tion with your com­pet­ing in the Event.

3.5 You acknow­ledge and agree that you are respons­ible for obtain­ing and tak­ing all neces­sary inocu­la­tions and med­ic­a­tions (and have taken them in accord­ance with your doctor’s instruc­tions) rel­ev­ant to Jordan where the Event is held (the “Host Country”). You also acknow­ledge that it is your sole respons­ib­il­ity to carry your per­son­al med­ic­a­tions with you through­out the Event. WadiRumUltra’s med­ic­al sup­port staff will not be able to, nor will it be liable for fail­ing to, sup­ply per­son­al med­ic­a­tion dur­ing the Event should a com­pet­it­or fail to carry his or her own.

3.6 You acknow­ledge and agree that endur­ance racing of the kind con­tem­plated by the Event entails the real risk of ser­i­ous injury or even death from vari­ous causes includ­ing equip­ment fail­ure, dehyd­ra­tion, fatigue, col­li­sions or incid­ents involving oth­er com­pet­it­ors, spec­tat­ors, oth­er road users and/or vehicles, aspects of the course or bad weath­er con­di­tions and oth­er causes.

3.7 You agree to inform WadiRumUltra on applic­a­tion of any preex­ist­ing ill­ness from which you suf­fer that may affect your per­form­ance in the Event or for which med­ic­al treat­ment may be needed. In addi­tion, you agree to inform WadiRumUltra, both on applic­a­tion and there­after, as the need arises, of all med­ic­a­tions that you are cur­rently tak­ing or will be tak­ing while you are par­ti­cip­at­ing in the Event.

3.8 WadiRumUltra will provide pro­fes­sion­al med­ic­al sup­port to com­pet­it­ors through­out the dur­a­tion of the Event. You give per­mis­sion to med­ic­al sup­port staff to make decisions con­cern­ing med­ic­al care and treat­ment, and where neces­sary to author­ise such care and treat­ment in emer­gency situ­ations. You under­stand that Event staff will make every reas­on­able effort, in the cir­cum­stances, to reach your emer­gency con­tact (if you have sup­plied one to us pri­or to the Event) regard­ing your med­ic­al status in the event an emer­gency arises.

3.9 You acknow­ledge that the Event oper­ates in very remote areas of the Host Country which may not be sup­por­ted by loc­al hos­pit­als, and that trans­port­a­tion to the nearest hos­pit­al may take sev­er­al hours or longer. You fur­ther acknow­ledge that the course may pass through ter­rain such as sand dunes and canyons where emer­gency evac­u­ation may be ser­i­ously delayed or in some cases not avail­able.

3.10 WadiRumUltra and its Event Organisers reserve the right, with or without con­sulta­tion of a doc­tor, to stop and use such force as is neces­sary to restrain you from start­ing or con­tinu­ing the Event.

3.11 By agree­ing to these Rules and Regulations and apply­ing to com­pete in the Event, you affirm that you have the under­stand­ing and men­tal capa­city to com­mu­nic­ate health care dir­ect­ives for your­self and that you are fully informed and under­stand the full import of the con­sents giv­en by you to med­ic­al sup­port staff in this regard.

1     ARTICLE 4: CODE OF CONDUCT

4.1 The inter­pret­a­tion of these Rules and Regulations will be gov­erned by this guid­ing prin­ciple: Any action of a team or indi­vidu­al which res­ults in either an unfair advant­age to the act­ing parties or in an unfair dis­ad­vant­age to anoth­er team or indi­vidu­al will res­ult in a pen­alty against the team or indi­vidu­al involved in the action.

4.2 You must imme­di­ately and respect­fully com­ply with any dir­ec­tion or decision of the Event Organisers and the med­ic­al sup­port staff. Any fail­ure to do so may res­ult in the dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion of you and, if you are com­pet­ing as part of your team, your whole team.

4.3 You must, at all times through­out the Event in which you are com­pet­ing, abide by the Host Country’s laws, and behave in a respect­ful and con­sid­er­ate man­ner to loc­al people, and to oth­er people involved in the Event (includ­ing fel­low com­pet­it­ors, Event Organisers and med­ic­al sup­port staff).

4.4 You are solely respons­ible for your own con­duct and beha­viour, as well as for your own know­ledge of and com­pli­ance with all applic­able laws and reg­u­la­tions of the states or coun­tries in which the Events are held. Neither WadiRumUltra nor our des­ig­nated Event Organisers will be respons­ible for your con­duct or beha­viour, com­pli­ance (or non-compliance) with, any of the laws or reg­u­la­tions of the states or coun­tries in which the Event takes place.

4.5 Your beha­viour through­out the Event must not pre­ju­dice the pro­gress of the Event, or the safety or well­being of any oth­er per­son involved in the Event (includ­ing fel­low com­pet­it­ors, Event Organisers and the med­ic­al sup­port staff).

1     ARTICLE 5: ENVIRONMENTAL RULES

5.1 The Events take place in some of the most remote and pristine areas of the world. It is there­fore imper­at­ive that com­pet­it­ors leave no trace. The Rules of this min­im­um impact policy apply to every­one asso­ci­ated with the Event, includ­ing com­pet­it­ors, staff, volun­teers, film crews, press and spon­sors.

5.2 Litter
Absolutely no lit­ter of any kind, includ­ing for example water bottles, caps from water bottles, energy bar wrap­pers or toi­let paper shall be left on the course or in the tents provided. If you are found to have littered the course you will be heav­ily pen­al­ized or dis­qual­i­fied. All lit­ter is to be car­ried to the closest trans­ition or check­point for dis­pos­al.

5.3 Tread Lightly
If you encounter plant foliage, do not step on it. Do not pick flowers, cut walk­ing sticks from or oth­er­wise dam­age the veget­a­tion. Do not light any fires along the course (camp fires will be provided in the camp­sites). If there are unique rock form­a­tions, do not touch, dis­turb or deface the rocks. If you encounter any unique rocks, ancient ruins or fossils, do not remove them from their loc­a­tion.

5.4 Campsites
Where the event involves a camp­site, basic camp­ing tech­niques shall be employed. Leave no trace at your camp­site. No chairs or oth­er fur­niture around the camp­fire may be taken into or around the tents provided. You must sleep either in your assigned tent or oth­er­wise with­in the inside peri­met­er of the camp com­pound. You may not sleep along­side, in front of or behind tents.

5.5 Toilets
When at a camp­site, you must use the toi­let facil­it­ies provided. When out on the course, all human waste and toi­let paper must be bur­ied between 15 and 25 cm below the sur­face and at least 100 metres from a check­point, camp­site, course, res­id­en­tial home, or ancient ruin.

5.6 Any breach what­so­ever of these Rules will res­ult in a time pen­alty or dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion, at the dis­cre­tion of the Event Organisers.

1     ARTICLE 6: BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT

6.1 To com­pete in the Event, you must first:

(a) com­plete the Application Form online on the Website and sub­mit the Application Form online;

(b) pay the entry fee for the Event in accord­ance with the instruc­tions giv­en on the Website (you will not be eli­gible to com­pete in the Event until we have received full pay­ment of the entry fee and the funds have cleared);

© sign and sub­mit to us the Liability Waiver

(d) sign and sub­mit to us the Image / Intellectual Property Release and

(e) com­plete and return all of the Mandatory Forms as spe­cified by WadiRumUltra on the Website (includ­ing, but not lim­ited to, the spe­cified med­ic­al clear­ance forms). WadiRumUltra reserves the right to with­draw the offer of a place in the Event you and (if already received) not refund you the entry fee for the rel­ev­ant Event if it does not receive the doc­u­ment­a­tion spe­cified in © to (e) above with­in 10 days of the start date of the Event.

6.2 You are solely respons­ible for obtain­ing and com­ply­ing with all spe­cif­ic pass­port, visa and immig­ra­tion require­ments asso­ci­ated with trav­el­ling to and enter­ing the Host Country and com­pet­ing in the Event. You should check and con­firm the rel­ev­ant pass­port, visa and immig­ra­tion require­ments with the rel­ev­ant Consulate/embassy for the Host Country pri­or to com­plet­ing the applic­a­tion form. WadiRumUltra does not accept any respons­ib­il­ity for, and will under no cir­cum­stances be liable (includ­ing, without lim­it­a­tion, for provid­ing a refund of the entry fee for the Event) if you can­not travel to the Host Country for any reas­on, includ­ing without lim­it­a­tion your fail­ure to obtain a visa, or if you are oth­er­wise unable com­pete in the Event because of your non com­pli­ance with any pass­port, visa or oth­er immig­ra­tion require­ments.

1     ARTICLE 7: WITHDRAWAL, CANCELLATION OR ALTERATION

7.1 You may with­draw from the Event at any time, sub­ject to the fol­low­ing pro­vi­sions of this Article.

7.2 If you with­draw more than 120 days before the start date of an Event:

(a) You will receive a refund of the entry fee for the Event, less £300.

7.3 If you with­draw from the Event less than 120 days before the start date, WadiRumUltra will not be liable to refund you any por­tion of the entry fee for the Event, or oth­er­wise pay you any sum what­so­ever.

7.4 You agree that entry to the Event is gran­ted to com­pet­it­ors on a non-changeable, non-transferable basis.

7.5 WadiRumUltra reserves the right to with­draw the offer of a place in the Event to you for any reas­on and at any time. In such cir­cum­stances, we will provide you with a full refund of the entry fee for the rel­ev­ant Event.

7.6 WadiRumUltra reserves the right to:

(a) modi­fy the Event format;

(b) change the dates of the Event; or

© can­cel the Event. We will only exer­cise the rights set out in Article 7.6 above due to cir­cum­stances bey­ond our con­trol (includ­ing, without lim­it­a­tion war, riot, indus­tri­al dis­pute, ter­ror­ist activ­ity and its con­sequences, changes in immig­ra­tion or entry con­trols, nat­ur­al or nuc­le­ar dis­aster, fire, epi­dem­ics or health risks, closed or con­ges­ted air­ports, ports or sta­tions, changes imposed by re-scheduling or can­cel­la­tion of trans­port by the trans­port sup­pli­er such as flights by air­lines or main char­ter­ers, the alter­a­tion of trans­port or trans­port types, adverse weath­er con­di­tions (actu­al or threatened), and tech­nic­al fail­ure with trans­port).

7.7 If we change the dates of the Event in accord­ance with Rule (b), we will have no oblig­a­tion to reim­burse you the entry fee for the Event provided that we res­ched­ule the Event to com­mence on anoth­er date with­in 12 months from the date on which the Event was ori­gin­ally sched­uled to com­mence, and provided that we give you reas­on­able notice of the new dates for the Event (which will in any case not be less than 2 months).

7.8 If we can­cel the Event in accord­ance with Rule 7.6 ©, we will reim­burse you the entry fee for the Event in full.

7.9 Except as set out in Rules 7.7, WadiRumUltra will not have any liab­il­ity to you for the res­chedul­ing or the can­cel­la­tion of the Event.

1     ARTICLE 8: LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

8.1 Nothing in these Rules and Regulations excludes or lim­its WadiRumUltra’s liab­il­ity for:

(a) fraud;

(b) death or per­son­al injury caused by neg­li­gence on the part of WadiRumUltra; or

© any oth­er liab­il­ity which can­not be excluded or lim­ited by the law.

8.2 Subject to the pro­vi­sions of Article 8.1, neither WadiRumUltra nor the Event Organisers will be liable to you for:

(a) any loss of or dam­age to your equip­ment and belong­ings;

(b) any indir­ect or con­sequen­tial loss; or

© any loss or dam­age suffered or incurred by you arising out of or in con­nec­tion with com­pet­ing in the Event (includ­ing, without lim­it­a­tion, trav­el­ling to the Host Country and Town/City).

8.3 Except as oth­er­wise provided by any applic­able laws, WadiRumUltra and the Event Organiser’s max­im­um liab­il­ity to you for any claim in con­tract, tort, or in any oth­er cause of action arising out of or in con­nec­tion with the Event will not exceed the entry fee for the Event.

1     ARTICLE 9: INSURANCE

9.1 WadiRumUltra has taken out insur­ance to cov­er emer­gency evac­u­ation for each com­pet­it­or in the Events. The insur­ance is provided by MEDEX Global Group, Inc. and cov­ers you from the offi­cial start time of the Event (i.e. when the first com­pet­it­or crosses the start­ing line in the first stage of the Event) to the con­clu­sion of the Event, (i.e. when the final com­pet­it­or crosses the fin­ish­ing line on the final stage of the Event).

9.2 You must also take out and main­tain your own per­son­al travel insur­ance which cov­ers you for the dur­a­tion of your time in the Host Country. This must cov­er you fully against the costs of hos­pit­al­isa­tion, med­ic­al care and repat­ri­ation if you become too ill to con­tin­ue the Event and must above all cov­er you against the cost of air or oth­er forms of evac­u­ation and/or repat­ri­ation should sick­ness or injury neces­sit­ate such a course of action.

9.3 WadiRumUltra has no con­trol over, and accepts no respons­ib­il­ity for, the avail­ab­il­ity or stand­ard of med­ic­al and/or repat­ri­ation ser­vices and facil­it­ies in the areas in which the Event takes place, and such ser­vices and facil­it­ies do not form any part of the con­tract between you and WadiRumUltra.

9.4 You are solely respons­ible for your own equip­ment and belong­ings dur­ing the Event and bear the sole respons­ib­il­ity for incid­ent­al or acci­dent­al dam­age (includ­ing wear and tear) to, or loss of, your own equip­ment and belong­ings. We recom­mend that you take out adequate insur­ance to cov­er your equip­ment and belong­ings.

1     ARTICLE 10: IMAGE RIGHTS, MEDIA CONTENT AND DEVICES

10.1You irre­voc­ably con­sent to:

(a) your appear­ance in the Event being filmed, recor­ded, incor­por­ated and exploited in whole or in part in any tele­vi­sion pro­gramme, film, video or broad­cast of whatever nature by any means and in any media and format now or inven­ted after the date of these Rules and Regulations;

(b) the use and repro­duc­tion of your name, like­ness, appear­ance and pho­to­graphs, films and record­ings by any means and in any media and format for the pur­pose of advert­ising, pub­li­city and pro­mo­tion of the Event and the exploit­a­tion of the com­mer­cial rights relat­ing to the Event; and

© You fur­ther hereby waive any mor­al rights you may have in respect of any use, repro­duc­tion, modi­fic­a­tion, pub­lic­a­tion or broad­cast of your name, image, appear­ance or like­ness.

10.2 You are pro­hib­ited from using any per­son­al video cam­er­as dur­ing the Events, wheth­er as part of a cell phone, small cam­era or oth­er device. You are also pro­hib­ited from using wire­less hand­held inter­net devices, mobile phones and devices cap­able of extern­al trans­mis­sion.

10.3All con­tent from offi­cial blogs, emails, pro­mo­tion­al mater­i­als and oth­er mater­i­als dis­trib­uted by WadiRumUltra is the exclus­ive prop­erty of WadiRumUltra and must not be copied or dis­trib­uted without the express writ­ten approv­al of WadiRumUltra.

10.4If WadiRumUltra con­siders that any video, in any form what­so­ever, was cap­tured dur­ing an Event in con­tra­ven­tion of Rule 10.2, the com­pet­it­or to whom the movie is attrib­ut­able may be dis­qual­i­fied from the Event.

10.5You are per­mit­ted to take still­shot cam­er­as to take pho­to­graphs for per­son­al use only. Any com­mer­cial use of such pho­to­graphs is pro­hib­ited.

10.6WadiRumUltra may, if reas­on­ably prac­tic­able, provide wire­less Internet access at check­points and/or the camp­site to ensure com­mu­nic­a­tions and live web­site cov­er­age. You are only allowed to use the wire­less Internet access in areas designed by Event staff. Laptop com­puters may be provided to you for send­ing blogs, emails, and oth­er elec­tron­ic com­mu­nic­a­tions. Access to any Internet sites dur­ing an Event except those expli­citly approved by the Event Organisers is pro­hib­ited. Nothing in this Rule 10.6 will oblige WadiRumUltra to provide wire­less Internet or laptop com­puters at any or all of the check­points or camp­sites.

10.7You may use your own power sources to charge your per­son­al mobile devices such as cam­er­as and iPods. You may not, under any cir­cum­stances, use any of the power sources util­ized by the Event staff or volun­teers to oper­ate the Event to charge your per­son­al mobile devices. Any viol­a­tion of this Rule 10.7 will res­ult in a time pen­alty being imposed on you, or your expul­sion from the Event.

1     ARTICLE 11: THE COURSE

11.1WadiRumUltra and the Event Organisers reserve the right to add, modi­fy, can­cel or change the course at any time.

11.2While com­pet­ing in an Event, you must stay on the marked course. If you inad­vert­ently leave the marked course, you must re-enter the course at the exact place where you left the course. If you inten­tion­ally cut or leave the marked course (as we or the Event Organisers may determ­ine in our sole dis­cre­tion), you may be dis­qual­i­fied or be giv­en a time pen­alty.

11.3If you leave a logic­al or obvi­ous course or dir­ec­tion between course mark­ings, you will be deemed to have inten­tion­ally left the marked course. Where two course mark­ers are vis­ible, you must go to the closest mark­er. If a logic­al or obvi­ous route is evid­ent and both vis­ible mark­ers are dis­tant marks (i.e., one that is evid­ently not the next mark in sequence) you must pro­ceed on the logic­al route. Unless dir­ec­ted to do so by a course mark­ing, cut­ting switch­backs on paved or dirt courses is con­sidered inten­tion­al course cut­ting.

11.4The course may be changed due to weath­er, safety haz­ards or dark­ness and we or the Event Organisers may in our abso­lute dis­cre­tion adjust stage fin­ish times to reflect any course changes.

11.5Mandatory stops may be issued at any time due to cli­mate, weath­er con­di­tions or oth­er factors. You must stay at the check­point indic­ated as a man­dat­ory stop for the full time indic­ated. Failure to do so will res­ult in a time pen­alty.

11.6Staggered starts may be issued for any stage of an Event. Staggered starts are used to ensure that check­points are not kept open for unreas­on­able amounts of time. You will be noti­fied of staggered starts before the begin­ning of the rel­ev­ant stage of the Event. Any request to begin a stage of the Event at a start time oth­er than the one assigned to you must be approved by the Event Director or the Medical Director of the med­ic­al sup­port staff.

11.7Course Markings
The course will be marked by signs, arrows, rib­bons, chalk, paint, lights, flags and oth­er devices. You are respons­ible for (a) stay­ing on the course; (b) slow­ing down to pay atten­tion to course mark­ings or the absence of course mark­ings; and © mak­ing reas­on­able assump­tions and decisions with regard to the dir­ec­tion of the course.

11.8Course mark­ings will gen­er­ally be vis­ible under nor­mal light­ing con­di­tions. Abnormal con­di­tions may include sand, dust, mist, fog, rain, snow or any oth­er con­di­tion that reduces vis­ib­il­ity (oth­er than dark­ness). If abnor­mal light­ing con­di­tions occur, a stage of an Event may be mod­i­fied, delayed or can­celled until nor­mal vis­ib­il­ity con­di­tions return.

11.9The course will be marked with devices at inter­vals of between 25 and 100 meters depend­ing on ter­rain and vis­ib­il­ity. If you do not see a mark­er for 100 meters and you are not on the obvi­ous or logic­al course, you must imme­di­ately return to the last known mark­er to find the cor­rect course.

11.10The Event Organisers will make every effort to keep the course mark­ers in place for the dur­a­tion of a stage of an Event. However, it is pos­sible that mark­ers may be taken, bur­ied, blown over, covered or oth­er­wise rendered dif­fi­cult or impossible to find. It is your respons­ib­il­ity to pay atten­tion to the mak­ings and to make intel­li­gent decisions when fol­low­ing the course.

11.11Two or more course mark­ers placed togeth­er indic­ate an abrupt change in course dir­ec­tion. Multiple mark­ings will be placed so that they can eas­ily be seen while fol­low­ing the inten­ded course. Markings will be placed between foot and head height and may be placed on the ground, trees, bushes, walls, build­ings, or oth­er sta­tion­ary objects.

11.12If you are using GPS, you must fol­low the marked course. You may not travel dir­ectly between check­points unless the logic­al or obvi­ous course fol­lows the straight line route. Cutting the course is against these Rules and may, in addi­tion to dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion or the impos­i­tion of time pen­al­ties, lead to dead ends or impass­able ter­rain.

11.13The course will be marked by lights and oth­er illu­min­ated mark­ing devices at night. You are required to carry a light that is suf­fi­cient to find unlit mark­ers in the event that lights and oth­er illu­min­at­ing devices are covered, fail or go miss­ing.

11.14If you remove or change the loc­a­tion or dir­ec­tion of course mark­ings, you will be dis­qual­i­fied. If the offend­ing com­pet­it­or is part of a team, the whole team will be dis­qual­i­fied.

11.1425 Meter Rule for Teams
Team mem­bers must nev­er be out of sight of each oth­er, or altern­at­ively have a dis­tance great­er than 25 meters sep­ar­at­ing the first team mem­ber from the last team mem­ber, whichever dis­tance is the short­er, while on the course. Team mem­bers must go through the start­ing line, all check­points and fin­ish­ing line togeth­er.

1     ARTICLE 12: UNIFORM

12.1Competitors must wear, at all times, a shirt with patches and/or stick­ers in com­pli­ance with the instruc­tions by WadiRumUltra. Failure to do so will res­ult in the indi­vidu­al or team being held where the offense was dis­covered until it is cor­rec­ted, or in dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion.

12.2WadiRumUltra may have spon­sors for the Event. You will not be allowed to have your own spon­sors that con­flict with WadiRumUltra spon­sors. You are not allowed to wear any per­son­al spon­sor badges, advert­ising or oth­er patches on your shirt or jack­et sleeves.

12.3You must wear an Event bib on your chest or stom­ach which must be fully vis­ible through­out the entire Event. The Event bib must always be posi­tioned over any cloth­ing or front pack. You must not fix your Event bib onto your leg. The Event bib must not be fol­ded or hid­den at any time. A time pen­alty will be imposed for any incor­rectly placed bib.

1     ARTICLE 13: EQUIPMENT

13.1You must, at a min­im­um and at all times carry the equip­ment on the Mandatory Equipment List, pos­ted from time to time on the Website. You will be solely respons­ible for famil­i­ar­ising your­self with the most up to date require­ments of the Mandatory Equipment List.

13.2You must carry your own equip­ment and belong­ings. No oth­er com­pet­it­or may carry any of your equip­ment or belong­ings for you, includ­ing a team­mate.

13.3You must sup­ply your own food and drink mixes for the entire event. Competitors must start with at least the min­im­um num­ber of cal­or­ies stated in the man­dat­ory equip­ment list (multi-stage: 2,000 cal­or­ies per day, or 14,000 cal­or­ies for the entire Event; single-stage: 2,000 cal­or­ies). The Event Organisers may, at their sole dir­ec­tion, check a competitor’s food sup­ply to ensure that the prop­er amount of cal­or­ies remain for the dur­a­tion of the Event. The med­ic­al sup­port staff will have the final decision as to wheth­er the cal­or­ies car­ried are suf­fi­cient for an indi­vidu­al com­pet­it­or.

13.4Additional gear require­ments may be required for the Event depend­ing on expec­ted ter­rain and weath­er con­di­tions. You will be per­son­ally advised of these require­ments by WadiRumUltra pri­or to the Event.

13.5It is your respons­ib­il­ity to ensure that your equip­ment is fit for pur­pose pri­or to the start date of the Event. Competitors may be sub­ject to ran­dom equip­ment checks by Event Organisers at any time. If any item of equip­ment as spe­cified on the Mandatory Equipment List is found to be miss­ing, the Event Organisers will impose a time pen­alty for each item miss­ing or you may not be allowed to con­tin­ue the event. If the Event Organisers con­sider that you have insuf­fi­cient equip­ment to com­plete the Event, or if it is determ­ined that you are car­ry­ing a food sup­ply with an insuf­fi­cient amount of cal­or­ies, they shall have the right to exclude you from the Event. If you are excluded from the Event under the pro­vi­sions of this Rule 13.5, no refunds will be giv­en and WadiRumUltra will not be respons­ible for any res­ult­ing costs, includ­ing costs of repat­ri­ation.

1     ARTICLE 14: WATER

14.1The Event Organisers will sup­ply a ration of water at each check­point. Water sup­plied is to be used for drink­ing only. Any addi­tion­al requests for water must be form­ally approved by a mem­ber of the med­ic­al sup­port staff. Additionally, hot water for cook­ing pur­poses will be sup­plied at des­ig­nated check­points and all camp­sites on the course. Any inten­tion­al breach of this Rule 14.1 will res­ult in the impos­i­tion of a time pen­alty.

1     ARTICLE 15: COMPETITION TIMING

15.1Event headquar­ters will keep the offi­cial time clock for the Event, begin­ning when each stage starts and stop­ping when each indi­vidu­al or team crosses the fin­ish­ing line of each stage. The time for a team is the time when the last mem­ber of that team crosses the fin­ish­ing line. The win­ning indi­vidu­al and team will be the indi­vidu­al and team with the low­est com­bined times of the stages after tak­ing into account any time pen­al­ties.

15.2Cut off times will be estab­lished daily through­out each check­point of the Event. If indi­vidu­als or teams fail to reach and depart des­ig­nated points by a spe­cified cut-off time, they will not be allowed to con­tin­ue the Event dur­ing that stage, and the indi­vidu­al or team will not be eli­gible for a medal. Initial cut-off times will be announced before the stage starts. Initial cut-off times may be mod­i­fied, and addi­tion­al cut-off times may be added, dur­ing the Event at the sole dis­cre­tion of the Event Organisers.

15.3Special tim­ing may be used for The Last Desert, depend­ing on weath­er con­di­tions. For example, the win­ning time may be based on total dis­tance covered, or on time. If tim­ing is based on the total dis­tance covered, the indi­vidu­al or team with the most dis­tance covered would be the deemed the win­ner. If tim­ing is based on time, the indi­vidu­al or team who has covered the most dis­tance in the least amount of time will be deemed the win­ner.

1     ARTICLE 16: CHECKPOINTS

16.1You will be giv­en Course Instructions before the start of the Event. As part of the Course Instructions, each com­pet­it­or will be giv­en an Event Passport. The Event Passport must be marked by a des­ig­nated check­point staff mem­ber, at des­ig­nated check­points and at the fin­ish line of each stage, with the date and time of arrival at the fin­ish line of each stage. This will ensure that there is no dis­crep­ancy in your offi­cial fin­ish­ing time.

16.2All check­points must be com­pleted in the des­ig­nated sequence.

(a)All mem­bers of a team must enter and leave all check­points togeth­er.

(b)Missing a check­point will res­ult in the indi­vidu­al or team being dis­qual­i­fied unless they back­track to the missed check­point. The indi­vidu­al or team must then pro­ceed from the first missed check­point back through all check­points as per the man­dat­ory sequence (even if the indi­vidu­al or team has passed through that check­point before).

16.3You must not spend more than 15 minutes at a check­point unless approv­al is giv­en by a mem­ber of the med­ic­al sup­port staff.

1     ARTICLE 17: NIGHT ZONES

17.1You will be provided with light sticks. These must remain pinned to the rear of each competitor’s back­pack at all times until sun­rise, while on the course. This light stick must be worn in addi­tion to the head­lamp and backup light source as spe­cified in the Mandatory Equipment List.

17.2During a night zone, sev­er­al tents will be erec­ted at a selec­ted check­point called the ‘Overnight Checkpoint’. You may only sleep at a des­ig­nated ‘Overnight Checkpoint’ or risk dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion. Hot water may, if reas­on­ably prac­tic­able, be provided at the Overnight Checkpoint. You should how­ever be pre­pared to eat without hav­ing access to hot water.

17.3Under no cir­cum­stances may you sleep along­side any part of the course.

1     ARTICLE 18: INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

18.1Subject to any spe­cial tim­ing used for WadiRumUltra in accord­ance with Rule 15.3, the first indi­vidu­al to cov­er the six stages in the shortest accu­mu­lated time is the win­ner.

18.2All oth­er com­pet­it­ors will be ranked accord­ing to their fin­ish­ing time. Competitors who star­ted in the team cat­egory will be eli­gible for indi­vidu­al rank­ing if their team does not com­plete the Event (i.e., if one or more of their team­mates with­draws or is dis­qual­i­fied from the Event).

18.3Age rank­ings are based on the competitor’s age at the start of the event. For example, if the Event begins on 15 June and you are 29 years of age, and you have a birth­day on the 16 June, you will be deemed to be 29 for the dur­a­tion of the Event, and will be clas­si­fied in the age group for a 29 year old.

1     ARTICLE 19: TEAM RESULTS

19.1Teams are made up of a min­im­um of three or more indi­vidu­als of any sex. Each team must des­ig­nate a team cap­tain.

19.2The first team to cov­er all five stages of an Event in the shortest accu­mu­lated time is the win­ner. All oth­er teams will be ranked accord­ing to their fin­ish­ing time. Teams can only be ranked if all mem­bers have com­pleted all five stages of the Event.

19.3The with­draw­al or dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion of any one mem­ber of a team will res­ult in the dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion of the whole team from the Event. If a team is dis­qual­i­fied then each remain­ing mem­ber of the team can still con­tin­ue in the Event in the indi­vidu­al cat­egory.

19.4The Event Organisers may impose a time pen­alty on any com­pet­it­or if, in their sole dis­cre­tion, they determ­ine that an unfair advant­age will res­ult from the dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion of a team.

1     ARTICLE 20: OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

20.1The offi­cial lan­guage of the Event is English. You are solely respons­ible for read­ing and under­stand­ing all offi­cial Event signs, dir­ec­tions, and oral instruc­tions giv­en by the Event Organisers and med­ic­al sup­port team.

1     ART ICLE 21: PROTESTS

21.1Protests (includ­ing, without lim­it­a­tion, dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion, time pen­al­ties, time record­ings and the con­duct of oth­er com­pet­it­ors) must be filed with the Event Director with­in 30 minutes of a team or individual’s fin­ish of the rel­ev­ant stage of the Event. Protests must be made to the Event Director or an Event Official, and may be made verbally, provided the protest is made dis­creetly and respect­fully.

21.2Any pub­lic protest or dis­play of dis­gust con­cern­ing an Event organ­iser, the con­tents of the Official Rules & Regulations, or their applic­a­tion, will res­ult in severe time pen­al­ties being imposed, or in dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion of the protest­ing team or indi­vidu­al.

21.3The pro­ced­ure for determ­in­ing any protest will be determ­ined by the Event Director and all decisions of the Event Director shall be final and bind­ing.

21.4Any protest that the Event Director, in his or her sole dis­cre­tion, con­siders to be made in bad faith or in retali­ation for a pre­vi­ous protest will res­ult in a time pen­alty being imposed on the protest­ing team or indi­vidu­al.

 

1     ARTICLE 24: GENERAL

24.1You acknow­ledge and agree that by tak­ing part in the Event you shall not rely on, and shall have no rem­edy in respect of, any state­ment, rep­res­ent­a­tion, war­ranty, under­stand­ing, prom­ise or assur­ance (wheth­er neg­li­gently or inno­cently made) of any per­son oth­er than as expressly set out in these Rules and Regulations.

24.2If any pro­vi­sion of these Rules and Regulations is be held to be unlaw­ful, void, or for any reas­on unen­force­able, then such pro­vi­sion shall be deemed sev­er­able from these Rules and Regulations, shall be enforced to the fullest extent allowed by law, and shall not affect the valid­ity and enforce­ab­il­ity of any remain­ing Rules and Regulations.

24.3No waiver or amend­ment by WadiRumUltra or by you of these Rules and Regulations shall be effect­ive unless in writ­ing and signed by both by you and WadiRumUltra.

24.4The agree­ment between you and WadiRumUltra gov­ern­ing the Events is made on the terms of these Rules and Regulations. Any dis­pute or claim arising out of or in con­nec­tion with these Rules and Regulations, or the sub­ject mat­ter or form­a­tion (includ­ing non-contractual dis­putes or claims), shall be gov­erned and con­strued in accord­ance with the laws of the British Virgin Islands. Each party sub­mits to the non-exclusive jur­is­dic­tion of the British Virgin Islands.

24.5In apply­ing to com­pete in an Event, you hereby con­sent to WadiRumUltra using all per­son­al inform­a­tion col­lec­ted from or about you in con­nec­tion with the Event (includ­ing inform­a­tion col­lec­ted by the Event Organisers) for the organ­isa­tion, oper­a­tion, admin­is­tra­tion and pro­mo­tion of the Event. You fur­ther con­sent to your per­son­al inform­a­tion being provided to oth­ers assist­ing WadiRumUltra in con­nec­tion with the Event. You may con­tact WadiRumUltra via the con­tact form on the web­site to request access to any of the per­son­al inform­a­tion relat­ing to your col­lec­ted and held from time to time by us.The Rules and Regulations are in place to ensure a safe, fair and envir­on­ment­ally sound event. Penalties will be issued if any of the Rules and Regulations are broken, in par­tic­u­lar those lis­ted below.The issu­ing of pen­al­ties is gov­erned by this guid­ing principle:Any action of a team or indi­vidu­al which res­ults in either an unfair advant­age to the act­ing parties or in an unfair dis­ad­vant­age to anoth­er team or indi­vidu­al will res­ult in a pen­alty against the team or indi­vidu­al involved in the action.

RulePenalty ItemDescriptionPenalty Issued**

2.2Mandatory FormsFailure to fully com­plete the Mandatory Form and sub­mit to WadiRumUltra by fax or email before the event starts.Not allowed to start the event.

2.2Waiver FormsFailure to fully com­plete the Intellectual Property and Liability Waiver before the event starts.Not allowed to start the event.

5.2Litter on CourseAny lit­ter on the course known to be dropped by you (either by iden­ti­fic­a­tion or seen by anoth­er com­pet­it­or or event staff) will res­ult in a pen­alty. Every time this is repor­ted, a pen­alty will be applied.1 hour

5.2Litter in TentsAny lit­ter left in tents when they are vacated in the morn­ing will res­ult in every com­pet­it­or offi­cially assigned to that tent being giv­en a pen­alty. Every morn­ing that lit­ter is found your tent a pen­alty will be applied.1 hour per per­son

5.4Furniture in TentsAny time a piece of fur­niture is found inside or in front of a tent (in par­tic­u­lar a stool(s) or a chair(s)) every per­son assigned to that tent will receive a time penalty.1 hour per per­son

5.4Sleeping Outside the Camp CompoundCompetitors are required to sleep in their assigned tents or with­in the camp com­pound. Sleeping out­side the com­pound (includ­ing at the back of tents) will res­ult in a time penalty.1 hour

5.5Use of ToiletsIf you are seen not using the toi­lets provided at camp or using the toi­let with­in 100 meters from the course you will incur a pen­alty. Each time this is repor­ted by an event staff a pen­alty will apply.1 hour

10.2Use of Phones, Blackberries etcY­ou are allowed to carry com­mu­nic­a­tion devices such as phones and Blackberries, but they must not be used on the course except in the case of an emer­gency. If you are seen to be using any com­mu­nic­a­tion device, oth­er than the laptops provided for your use in the Cybertent, a pen­alty will apply.1 hour

10.2Video FilmingIt is pro­hib­ited to use video cam­er­as on the course. If you are found to take videos which are pos­ted on Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter or any web­site, you will incur a pen­alty. You may request spe­cial per­mis­sion to take video but there must be a writ­ten agree­ment between you and WadiRumUltra.2 hours for each video and foot­age to be deleted and/or pos­sible dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion from the event

10.7Charging Personal Items on Event Charging Facilities  You must use your own power sources, such as sol­ar pan­els or power­trav­el­lers, to charge any per­son­al items. If you are seen to be char­ging using event power sources (includ­ing through a USB in the laptops) a pen­alty will apply.1 hour

11.2Not fol­low­ing course mark­ing­sIf you do not fol­low the course mark­ings from flag to flag in the order in which they are placed a pen­alty will apply. This includes fol­low­ing a course 10 meters from the mark­ers, cut­ting corners / switch­backs and miss­ing a flag. This will apply based on sight­ings from event staff or oth­er competitors.1 hour

11.5Mandatory StopsFailure to com­ply with a man­dat­ory stop will res­ult in a time pen­alty on top of the total time of the man­dat­ory stop. For example if a com­pet­it­or leaves the check­point early from which a man­dat­ory stop has been enforced.1 hour on top of the full peri­od of man­dat­ory stop

Staggered StartsIf a staggered start is put in place you must com­ply with the start time that has been assigned to you, based on your times thus far. Failure to com­ply with this, oth­er than with approv­al of the event dir­ect­or and med­ic­al dir­ect­or, will res­ult in a penalty.1 hour

11.14Removing or Moving Course MarkingsAny com­pet­it­or seen to remove or change course mark­ings will be disqualified.Disqualification

12.1PatchesIf patches are not attached in accord­ance with the patch place­ment instruc­tions then a pen­alty will apply. For each day that this is not rec­ti­fied the pen­alty will apply.1 hour

12.1Patches – If the patch on the back of your back­pack is not prop­erly attached and clearly vis­ible then a pen­alty will apply. For every day that this is not rec­ti­fied the pen­alty will apply.30 minutes

12.1Uniform – wear­ing of sleeve­less shirtsCom­pet­it­ors must wear a shirt with short or long sleeves while on the course with patches clearly vis­ible as per the patch place­ment instruc­tions. The com­pet­it­or will not be able to con­tin­ue until the shirt has been changed.1 hour

12.2Sponsor LogosSponsor logo’s can be worn on your cloth­ing provided they do not con­flict with WadiRumUltra Partners or Sponsors and they are not worn on your sleeves or obscur­ing your bib num­ber or event patch. You will be giv­en a chance to rec­ti­fy / remove any spon­sor­ship brand­ing which does meet these require­ments. Failure to remove them when asked will res­ult in disqualification.Disqualification

12.3Bib NumberYour bib num­ber must be on your chest or stom­ach, must not be fol­ded and must be clearly vis­ible at all times while on the course. Each time event staff at a check­point reports your bib not on your chest / stom­ach, fol­ded or not clearly vis­ible, a pen­alty will be issued.1 hour

12.4 Retaliation Protests A protest deemed to be in bad faith or in retali­ation for a pre­vi­ous protest.2 hours

13.2 Accepting Outside SupportIf you accept any extern­al sup­port such as pur­chas­ing food, tak­ing food from a loc­al per­son or com­pet­it­or, a pen­alty will apply.2 hours

13.2 Accepting Outside Support – TransportIf you do not walk on your own for any part of the course, how­ever small, you will be con­sidered with­drawn. This includes accept­ing any extern­al sup­port such as trav­el­ling in any form of trans­port such as camels, 4×4 (event or oth­er), don­key cart, etc.Withdrawal

13.5 Mandatory Equipment Missing (pre-race)If any man­dat­ory item is miss­ing in entirety or does not meet the neces­sary require­ments dur­ing check-in (includ­ing quant­ity, type and cal­or­if­ic value of food). The com­pet­it­or can be giv­en a chance to pur­chase or bor­row the miss­ing item but the item must be pro­duced and shown to the event dir­ect­or before leav­ing for Camp 1.Not allowed to start the event

13.5 Mandatory Equipment Missing (mid-race)If any man­dat­ory item is miss­ing in entirety or does not meet the neces­sary require­ments upon a spot check being car­ried out from the time the com­pet­it­or crosses the start line to when they cross the fin­ish line.Essential Items include: num­ber of cal­or­ies, sleep­ing bag, back­pack, shoes, head­lamp, elec­tro­lytes, red flash­ing light, compassNon-Essential items include: Blister kit, back up head­lamp, alco­hol gel, Sunscreen.Disqualification if it is an essen­tial item or 1 hour pen­alty for non-essential items

13.5Inadequate FoodIf a com­pet­it­or is not deemed to have suf­fi­cient cal­or­ies to com­plete the race safely (2000 cal­or­ies for each of the remain­ing days),Disqualification

14.1Water – Water that is used for wash­ing (either your­self or your clothes) or any oth­er use except con­sump­tion will receive a pen­alty. The pen­alty will apply each time this is seen.1 hour

17.2Sleeping on the CourseSleeping on the course, oth­er than at the des­ig­nated “overnight” check­point or with the approv­al of a med­ic­al sup­port staff will res­ult in a pen­alty and you will be required to start mov­ing or with­draw from the event.1 hour or with­draw­al

21.2Public protest or dis­play of dis­gus­t­Any pub­lic protest, dis­play of dis­gust and/or dis­respect­ful beha­vi­or to any event staff will res­ult in severe pen­al­ties or disqualification.10 hours or dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion

Going to Prohibited AreasThe headquar­ters, staff and media tents are out of bounds to com­pet­it­ors. Any com­pet­it­or going with­in this area (includ­ing inside the tents) will have a pen­alty. In addi­tion any area on the course or in or around the camp­site that is com­mu­nic­ated as being out of bounds will also res­ult in a pen­alty if a com­pet­it­or ignores instruc­tion not to go there.1 hour

Loss of Event Passport / BibAny com­pet­it­or who loses his or her bib num­ber or event pass­port will be giv­en a replace­ment and will receive a pen­alty. The pen­alty will apply every time each item is repor­ted lost and a replace­ment is required to be giv­en. If a lost bib num­ber or event pass­port is not repor­ted then the pen­alty will be doubled.30 minutes

IV DripThe med­ic­al team is present to sup­port the com­pet­it­ors and no pen­alty is issued for con­sulta­tion with a med­ic­al doc­tor, includ­ing the pro­vi­sion of an IV drip, if a doc­tor deems it neces­sary. However, if the med­ic­al doc­tor deems it neces­sary for the same com­pet­it­or to have a second IV drip then they will not be allowed to continue2nd IV drip res­ults in with­draw­al

**Note all pen­al­ties above may res­ult in dis­qual­i­fic­a­tion on the second offence.

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