Registration will take place between 6 pm and 8 pm on the Friday evening and between 8 am and 9.30 am on the Saturday morning at the Event Centre.
- After both team members have returned their signed Compulsory Kit List, you will be given a plastic map bag, a team number, a Sport-Ident dibber and (for the category Orienteering Marathon and Score Teams only) one competition map per team. If you require extra maps, these should be order in advance when you do your initial entry and collected at the event. It is not possible to buy them at the event.
- The walk to the start usually takes about 45 minutes and includes sometimes a ride on the chair lift. Please ensure you leave the Event Centre early enough to arrive on time at the start.
- The mass start for Trail Marathon and Orienteering Marathon teams will take place at 10.30 am on the Saturday morning.
- The Mass Start for the Score teams will take place at 10.45 am.
- At the Start all teams on Trail Marathon will receive a map with overprinted courses, whilst the Orienteering Marathon and Score teams will receive a list of control descriptions and grid references that they will need to mark on their maps themselves.Example check points
- Team members need to visit each control together and with all their equipment. Any teams who do not follow this rule will be disqualified - there will be checks during the race. Equipment Leaflet
- At certain controls there will be volunteers with radios in case of emergency.
- At the finish of the first day, each team will camp at the overnight camp with all the material they have brought with them. At this campsite there will be water, but no wood for burning.
- There will be a Chasing Start from 7 am for all teams apart from those on the Score category. All teams within an hour of the leaders on Day 1 will take part in the Chasing start, and then at 8 am there will be a Mass Start for all remaining competitors.
- Score teams will have a Mass Start at 8 am.
- At the finish there will be a Compulsory Kit check. This list must be strictly adhered to, and any teams missing any items will be disqualified.
- The route data is now the effective distance and climbing on an assumed ideal route (from 2019). The information is the total for two days. So far: distance = as the crow flies, climbing on assumed ideal route.
- A team is made up of 2 runners who must stay together throughout the whole competition.
- In the Family category, teams consist of up to 5 team members. At least one team member must be 16 years old or younger (for the year 2019: born in 2003 or later). Ideally all team members should be related, but this is not compulsory.
- Children under the age of 16 can only start when accompanied by an adult.
- The Organisers reserve the right to restrict entry to this event.
Attention - Do not be misled by the comparatively “short” distances for this race.
Running off the paths, with a rucksack and in pre alpine / alpine is not comparable with times that may be achieved in road or fell running races.