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Rules And Conditions Of Entry
For 2015 rule 13 regarding refunds has been amended (there will be no refunds); rule 3 now requires a waterproof coat with attached hood; rule 18 has had the maximum number of entries increased to 650. The risk and safety statement at the bottom of this page has been amended.
1. Entrants must be at least eighteen.
2. The object is to complete the specified fifty mile course, visiting all checkpoints in the correct order within 24 hours, starting at 13:00 hours on the Saturday. No late starting allowed.
3. Each hiker must carry the minimum equipment of:
4. FOOTWEAR. Because of the rough nature of the terrain you are required to wear either hiking boots, specialist/fell-running footwear or multi-terrain footwear - they must have a good non-slip tread. Kit and footwear will be checked before the start and may be checked at any time during the Hike.
5. SHORTS. Shorts may be worn during daylight hours only. Legs must be covered during darkness and when grouped. No denims allowed.
6. Before dark, all hikers will be grouped into groups of at least three. Groups must stay together all night or until a CP Officer authorises them to split up. Bonus time will be given to hikers required to wait at a CP to be grouped from the time at which they state they are ready to leave the checkpoint.
7. Hikers may only retire at a roadside CP. They are required to state that they wish to retire and must surrender their tally. They will be returned to Hike HQ in transport provided by Hike Officials.
8. Hikers must wear and have visible at all times on their front and on their rucksack at the rear, a 230mm (9") square of white or fluorescent material, or, high vision reflective material (50mm x 100mm minimum) .
9. Hikers must follow the Country Code and keep to official public footpaths. NO SHORTCUTS ACROSS FARMLAND ARE ALLOWED.
10. No bonus time is allowed for refreshments during the Hike.
11. In the case of accident or injury, render assistance as necessary, leave someone with the casualty and notify the nearest CP giving the exact map reference of the incident and the extent of the injury. Bonus time will be allowed as necessary at the discretion of the Hike Officials.
12. At 13:00 on the Sunday, the Hike is officially closed and all responsibilities and services offered by the organisers, e.g. refreshments, use of school buildings and facilities, first aid and rescue services, meals, tallies and certificates will cease. When it becomes obvious that it would be impossible for a Hiker to complete the Hike by this time they will be asked to retire at a convenient (roadside) checkpoint, from where transport will be provided to return them to Hike HQ.
13. No refunds will be give to people who withdraw, of their own accord, prior to the event.
14. Teams must be pre-declared (submitted as the time of entering the hike) and consist of three to five members. No substitutions on the day allowed. Team members need not finish together, finish times will be aggregated
15. Hikers must retire if:
16. Hikers will be disqualified at the Committee's discretion for:
17. The Organisers reserve the right to amend any rule where necessary. You will be notified of any change. The Organisers' decisions are final and no responsibility can be accepted for any accident, injury or mishap, however caused during the event.
18. ENTRIES Last entries are accepted two weeks before the event, providing the entry list is not already full. There are no entries on the day and an overall limit of 650 entries applies.
19. By entering The Hike you confirm acceptance of the event's cancellation policy which will be applied if The Hike has to be cancelled.
ALL COMPETITORS ENTER AT THEIR OWN RISK AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY
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