For individuals skiing solo, you count as a "team" in the following rules.

Starting procedures

24,12, 6, and 3 Hour races: Starting skiers must be in their skis at the Start/Finish area 10 minutes prior to the start of the race. All Races Start at 10 am sharp on Saturday Jan. 9, 2010.

The race is a mass start. Skiers will not be grouped in waves for the start.

Finishing procedures

The 3, 6, and 12 Hour races all start at 10 am and will end at 1 pm, 4 pm and 10 pm on Saturday, and the 24 Hour race will end at 10 am on Sunday. Racers must log off the course (i.e. come across the start/finish line) after that finish time (i.e.10 pm Saturday or 10 am Sunday, depending on which race you are competing in).

If a racer logs out before the finish time and no other team member goes out on the course, then no finish time can be recorded and the team will be listed as DNF (Did Not Finish).

Each team's final placing will be determined by the number of laps the team has completed and the sequential order of finish within the team's last lap.

Example: A team that has completed 22 laps with a finish time of 12:31 pm would beat a team that completed 22 laps, with a finish time of 12:47 pm. And since they completed more laps, a team that completed 23 laps, with a finish time of 1pm, would beat them both.

Finishing Rule:

Rule applies to all participants, including solos.
All team or solos must finish at or after the 12 or 24 hour period for which they registered (10pm or after for the 12 hour race, 10 am or after for the 24 hour race).
If a participant finishes a lap before the 12/24 hour time, a member of the team (or solo) must start another lap or the team/solo will not record a finishing time and the team will be recorded as DNF (did not finish).
The final lap does count towards the final lap tally and time.
If a team/solo does not want to complete another lap, they may wait outside the finish line until after the 12 or 24 hour time (10 pm/10 am). The final lap will then be recorded.
The risk is that a competitor that has a similar lap count and time, might be able to pass while you are waiting for the 12 or 24 hour time to arrive. If you are worried that a team/solo might be able to catch you in that time frame, you should take another lap.
Example for 12 Hour race: (The same applies for the3, 6, and 24 hour race): Team A crosses the finish line with 15 laps at 11 hours 45 minutes. No one on Team A goes out on another lap. Team B has 15 laps in 11 hours 50 minutes and is waiting outside the finish line for the end of the race. Team C arrives at the finish line at 11 hours 59 minutes with 15 laps. Team C goes out on another lap while Team B waits for the 12 hour time to arrive. At 12 hours Team B crosses the line and the time is recorded at 15 laps in 12 hours. Team D finishes with 7 laps at 12 hours. Team E arrives with 15 laps at 12 hours 15 minutes. Team C arrives with 16 laps in 12 hours 45 minutes. The finish order is as follows:
1st place Team C, 16 laps, in 12 hours 45 minutes
2nd place Team B, 15 laps in 12 hours
3rd place Team E, 15 laps in 12 hours 15 minutes
4th place Team D, 7 laps in twelve hours
DNF Team A, 15 laps in 11 hours 45 minutes, (They did not finish the entire 12 hour race)


Team Captains
Each team will designate a team captain and co-captain. Team captains will represent their team in all official correspondence and communications before, during, and after the event. The co-captain may represent the team during the event when the captain is unavailable. Only team captains and co-captains may file protests.

Pre-race meeting
All members of your team must attend the pre-race meeting. This meeting will discuss important rules and various information about the event weekend. It will be held at 8:45am Saturday in the Theater at Telemark Resort.

Team pit area
Teams must designate one and only one pit area. Typically, this is at your campsite or housing accommodations. Racers may change or repair any equipment in their pit area. Pit areas are not allowed in the Start/Finish area. However, emergency repairs may be performed in the Start/Finish area. In the Start/Finish area or the team's pit area, racers may accept support from anyone. Also, teams may bring as many support people as they would like, but their support is limited to the Start/Finish and the team's pit areas, not on the course.

Support on the course
Support on the course may only be supplied by other registered racers. Supporting racers must access the course under their own power (i.e. foot travel or on ski) and that access can only be achieved by following the course in either direction. Short cutting the course is not allowed. Supporting racers should stay clear of all competing racers. Supporting racers may take any equipment or tools with them; they may even swap skis with their teammates. Cannibalizing parts is legal. Support can be provided by any registered racer on any team to any registered racer on any team.

Water and Food
Water and food may be supplied to any racer, by anyone, anywhere on the course. However, racers must stay well clear of the course when taking food or water. And please do not throw energy food wrappers on the ground. Remember: Leave No Trace.

Permitted Course Riders
Only officially registered racers, credentialed media and event staff may ski on the designated race course during the event.

Team Number Display
Racers must display their race number whenever on-course. Race officials may request to see this at any time.

Lapped racers
Lapped racers should yield to leaders. Leaders should be very vocal when preparing to pass any racer. "TRACK", "PASSING on your LEFT!," "PASSING on your RIGHT!" should be called out. It is the responsibility of the challenging racer to overtake safely. Racers being lapped must yield on the first command.

Vying for Position
When two racers are vying for position, the leading racer does not necessarily have to yield position to the challenging racer. However, a racer may not bodily interfere, intending to impede another racer's progress; this is considered to be highly unsportsmanlike behavior.

Short cutting
Short cutting the course by any racer shall result in a disqualification of that racer's team.

Law abiding
Federal, state and county laws and ordinances will be abided by at all times.

Use of profane or abusive language and other unsportsmanlike behavior will be taken very seriously. Such behavior by any racer shall subject that racer's team to a warning or immediate disqualification. This will be strictly applied when such behavior is directed at course officials, volunteers, or spectators. The penalty imposed is at the discretion of the race director, or co-director should the race director be unavailable.

Protests can only be made by team captains or co-captains. Protests will be made in writing and delivered to the race director or co-director any time during the race or after the end of the race, up to 30 minutes after the posting of the final results. Protests should contain any information that supports the protest, including description of the incident, witnesses, names, addresses, phone numbers and signature of protesting team captain. A $50 fee shall be submitted, in cash, with the protest. The race director, after his own discovery, will promptly rule on the protest. The fee will be forfeited to the race director if the protest is denied or refunded if the protest is upheld.

Final rulings
The race director(s) has the final say in any ruling.

Quiet hours
Quiet hours will be imposed from 10 pm Saturday until 8 am Sunday. During this time, noise must be kept to a minimum. Remember there are other people staying at Telemark Resort besides yourself, and they made be looking to get some sleep.

Lighting requirements for events conducted at night: Lights are required! A minimum 6 watt light is required when skiing at night. In addition to the primary light, each racer must carry a secondary or backup light source in the form of a penlight, flashlight or other lighting system. Racing with lights out to save batteries or racing with discharged batteries is dangerous and is done so at the rider's own risk.

Battery rechargers may be plugged in at the neutral charging station, when provided. For your own sake, teams should label their batteries and chargers with the team's name. The neutral charging station is unsecured.

Lap counting and timing
All racers wear a "chip" on their ankle. This chip activates the electronic timing device buried at the start line. To get a lap time, the chip must cross the start line.

However, the timer can't tell between a racer on the course and someone else wearing a chip, so please stay away from the start/finish line to avoid inadvertent lap counting and timing mistakes.

Canceling a lap
Once on-course, a racer must complete his or her lap. However, the team has the option of canceling a racer's lap and restarting the lap with a substitute. This is a difficult and costly decision, but if the first racer is unable to complete the lap for any reason, it may be to the team's advantage to cancel that racer's lap. Any team member can cancel a racer's lap. If a team cancels a racer's lap and is restarting with a new racer, you must confirm this with a log-in registrar and get the okay to go on the course. The new racer inherits the log-in time of the canceled racer's lap. Once a cancellation has been made, it cannot be rescinded. The canceled lap does not count as a completed lap.

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