Rules and Mandatory Equipment

The Beast Trail is an challenge race which takes place in deeper forest and mountains close to Taipei. Security is everybody’s affair. Here are some recommendations to make your race a success and enjoyable. We wish everybody can be finisher. Your safety depends upon the quality of the materials which you have in your pack.

規則及裝備

野獸山徑是一個極具挑戰性的賽事,地點位在台北近郊的深度野外森林及山區。安全性是每個人擔心的,這裡有些建議提供讓賽事更順利也更享受,我們希望每位參賽選手能完成賽事。你的安全性取決於您背包裡所有物資的數量。

 

這賽是設計是主要目的是讓跑者能獨立自主,所以稱為半自助。每休息站與休息站之間是相距時間可能會長(不考量距離的話)。在山上沒有很多資源,只有在休息站會有些能量補給,請不要把背包留在休息站,必須攜帶著跑完全程(例如登山杖,其實我們不建議這場賽道)。

參賽者必須遵循嚴格強制性裝備及規則,要不然會喪失參賽資格,賽前或在任何一個休息站裡,主辦單位會隨機的抽查裝備,假如缺少任何一個強制性裝備,將取消參賽資格。途中如產生任何垃圾,請留檢查站,請勿恣意丟棄山林中污染環境。

 

The course is designed that runner has to be almost independent, so call semi-autonomy. The time spent (irrelevant talk about distance) between check points can be long. Only in CP can gain liquid and energy for next stage, there are not any sources in mountains. There will not be drop bag CP on course and you have to finish with gear which you start (as trekking pole, which we don’t recommend for this course).

Participants has to follow strictly mandatory equipment and certain rules otherwise may be disqualified DSQ. Before and during the event will be random check of your gear, if you will miss any mandatory equipment you may not continue without it. You can let any garbage in CP, but don’t pollute on course.

 

Mandatory Gear

  • Runner must start and finish the race with the gear listed below ✓.
    • Random checks will occur during the race, include finish line.
    • Any of items missing = DSQ
  • Please see prohibited items and behavior () below (as exchange BIB, littering, wear visor, subject in hands,… ) 
    • Prohibited items and behavior = DSQ
  • very recommended items
  • Download UPDATED TBT mandatory gear check list in .pdf here

 

ITEM 50km 25km 12km
Hydration pack

with capacity reservoir/bottles of 2L for 50 and 25km (0.5L for 12km)

Mobile Phone

fully charged and ON, please give us your phone number on entry disclaimer

save two numbers:

  • venue (Eva): 0963-539346 or 0920-018345
  • course (Petr): 0905-120787

(in case of emergency and lack of signal send SMS to our phones, include coordinates and brief description of issue)

Headlamp

has to be ON at least till 6am (or to cpA)
(spare batteries very recommended)

Second Headlamp or Torch
Gloves
BIB and chip
Whistle
Light Jacket
Waterproof jacket

  • for 50km has to be Jacket with hood and made with a waterproof (recommendation: minimum 10,000 Schmerber) and breathable (recommendation: RET lower than 13) membrane (Gore-Tex or similar).
  • for 25km same good jacket as for 50km or combination of normal (light) jacket and rain cover, because we understand many of you may not have membrane jacket. If you own good one please take it.
Emergency Blanket
First-aid kit

  • bandage for bandage or a strapping, min. 100cm x 5cm
  • adhesive tape
  • 3pcs povidone-iodine swabs
  • 3pcs medical patch
  • antihistamine (very recommended, compulsory for participants with any allergy)
 
Course Map

(in race pack for 50km, please understand the course, there will not be marshals)

GPS device

with course (.gpx download)

Energy Reserve (Energy reserve min. 600 kCal , eg. 3x Runivore bars)  
Cash min. 500 NTD
Dish for hot soup and drink (no cups in CP)
   
littering
run with others BIB or give BIB to someone else is absolutely not tolerated
use poles in first 4km is prohibited
carry bottle in hands (include holders) is prohibited
not wear shoes is prohibited
take photos in narrow areas is prohibited

Prohibited items and behavior for all categories (DSQ)

  • run with others BIB or give BIB to someone else is absolutely not tolerated
  • free hands are necessary, wear gloves very recommended (no bottles or phone in hands)
  • use poles in first 4km is prohibited (we do not recommend poles at all)
  • not wear shoes is prohibited
  • take photos in narrow areas is prohibited
  • block faster runners
  • if you want pass front runners please inform him first
  • wear hat or visor is not recommended (due to limited vision for branches, wear BUFF is very recommended – in race pack)

First-aid kit (detail)

 

Course marking

Red ribbon with reflective stripe (another ribbons are not course of TBT but can help you keep trail)

Rules of 3 minutes – if you do not see ribbon for 3 to 5 minutes you should start worry.

All courses are marked with red/reflective Taiwan Beast Runners ribbons. Runner has to pay attention for marking and be present on course, in case feel lost return back in same way to last ribbon and figure out. Change of direction or turns will be marked at least with two closer ribbons and within 50 meters will be situated confirmation ribbon. In trail without turns will be ribbons at least every 200 m. Signs of direction will be used rarely; there will not be marshals on course.

Short cuts are not permitted. Every runner must stay on the way-marked paths. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organization.

賽道標示

Red ribbon with reflective stripe (another ribbons are not course of TBT but can help you keep trail)

所有的賽程會由紅色反光條標示Taiwan Beast Runners,選手必須注意標示及出席賽事,如果發現迷路了,請沿著原路回到上一標示點再確認路線。方向改變或是轉彎處至少會有兩條較靠近的布條,範圍在50公尺內的有確認布條。山徑裡如果沒有轉彎的地方,至少每200公尺會一個標示。不會使用太多的方向指標,賽道中也不會有工作人員。

必須遵循大會指定路線,不能取捷徑。如發現參賽選手另取捷徑,將被嚴厲處罰。

參賽者應緊隨標示賽道前進。即使休息時,每位參賽選手都必須留在賽道上。任何一個參賽選手如果擅自偏離賽道而導致任何意外,主辦單位將不為其承擔任何責任。

 

Cut times

The maximum time for the event, for the totality of the course is:

  • 50km: 17 hours – Most important is cut time in cpB on 24.5km, you have to reach it before 9:30am (6:00 hours after start)
  • 25km: 8 hours
  • 12km: 5 hours

Cut times in each CP will be specified to enable participants to reach the finish after maximum time. In the case of poor meteorological conditions and/or for reasons of safety, the organization reserves the right to modify the course and the time barriers.

關門時限

上限完成時限和各個檢查站關門時限

  • 50公里: 17小時
  • 25公里: 8小時
  • 12公里: 5小時

各個檢查站的關站時限以上限完成時間推算。各參賽選手必須於關站時限前通過各個檢查站,才被允許繼續進行比賽。若因天氣條件惡劣或者為了安全的情況下,大會保留改道和修改時限的權利。

 

Medical assistance

  • It is forbidden to DNF between check points. If you decide to leave the race, you can do it only at an organized official check point.
  • Your safety depends upon the quality of the materials which you have in your pack.
  • First aid posts are positioned at Check Points.

Attention! It is obligatory that you do not leave a person who is in difficulty alone.

If you or another competitor is immobilized:

  • Call the race organizers number 0963-539-346
  • Give your position and reference point (use map from organizers)
  • Explain simply the situation

If you are in difficulty and telephone network is unavailable:

  • Wait for another runner and try to find an area where network is available together
  • Wait for a third runner and ask to alert the closest member of the organization
  • Stay with the second runner until the rescue team arrives

Remember: Assisting an injured runner in difficulty is an absolute must.

  • Expenses incurred, resulting from emergency assistance or evacuation, are payable by the person rescued who is also responsible for all costs relating to their return from the area to where they were rescued.
  • If for any reason it is impossible to make contact with the course organizer, you can call directly the rescue services (especially if you find yourselves in a zone « emergency call only » as several sections do not have mobile network coverage).

 

救援和醫療援助

  • 除了傷病的特殊情況,參賽選手不能在檢查站之外的地方退出比賽。參賽選手必須通知檢查站的負責人,由工作人員記錄號碼布號碼並 取回電子計時芯片作為退出手續。
  • 參賽選手的安全將取決於跟身的指定裝備之品質。
  • 急救站設於賽道不同位置,可參看大會地圖。 比賽期間將有醫療隊伍值班。

注意!發揮互助精神,若遇上其他參賽者受傷或不適,應加以援手並通知急救站的工作人員。

如果在比賽過程中出現不宜作賽或嚴重受傷的情況,請及時尋求協助:

  • 致電主辦單位 0963-539-346
  • 提供您的位置及參考點
  • 簡單敘述遇到的情形

假如您遇到任何困難,並且手機沒有訊號:

  • 請在原地等待其他選手,並且一起找到有手機訊號的地方
  • 等其他選手並請他尋

在無法聯絡主辦單位的情況下,可以直接撥打救援電話(特別身處不在移動網絡覆蓋範圍內,請使用« 緊急呼救»。

 

 

Check Points

  • When you get to the CP it is your responsible for been seen by volunteers who will record your Bib number. Runners have to follow orders of marshals in Check Points. And follow strictly cut time in CP.
  • All runners have to fill up hydration system to full in every CP and be sure with energy reserve (we strongly recommended Runivore Chia on Date Superfood Bar which is very nutrient and don’t neutral for stomach, another option is TailWind liquid nutrition).
  • Do not stop on the course, if you need rest please stop in Check Points.
  • Outside assistance from supporters is only permitted at the checkpoints.
  • To avoid the wastage of disposable plastic cups during the race, every runner has to equip himself with cup, bottle or bladder.

 

檢查點

  • 每個參賽選手都必須掛上號碼布。號碼布須置於衣服正面並清晰可見(請勿將號碼布掛在側面或折疊,否則計時系統將無法識別記錄)。沒有全程掛上號碼布的參賽選手將被處罰。
  • 選手必須遵守休息站工作人員的指示,並且遵守嚴格的關門時間。所有選手所攜帶的水袋必須在每個休息站裝滿水,並且必須確定有足夠的能量補給(我們建議Runivore 奇亞子能量棒是非常具有能量及養分,也不會讓胃感覺腫漲,另外選擇是TaiWind的液體營養素)。
  • 請不要在賽程中突然停止,如果需要休息的話,請在休息站處休息。
  • 支援人員只限於各個檢查站提供支援。檢查站以外不允許支援(如發現參賽選手於檢查站以外領取食物或飲料,將對參與者予以懲罰)。
  • 在比賽過程中,為了避免浪費大量即棄膠杯,所有參賽選手都需配備水壺或者水袋

 

 

Drop Bags

It is semi-autonomy event and drop bag are only at start/finish. Please mark you bag and drop it in certain place with assistance in race start. Organizer will not be responsible for individual valuable goods. Organizer will not be responsible for loses of individual valuable goods/items.

寄物

此賽事半自助,比賽不設中途補給包寄存和提取,寄物處在活動會場,選手袋中有一個行李牌,必須在行李牌填上參賽編號、手機號碼與緊急聯繫號碼後,請交於活動會場寄物處。如未放置提供地點,私人重要物品遺失,主辦單位不負任何責任。

 

 

Eco responsibility

The activity, trail-running, takes place in open country, in contact to the flora and fauna. Please safe environment, don’t damage parts of nature as rocks, trees., etc. It is strictly prohibited to leave litter in the nature. Any runner seen throwing his rubbish on the course will be automatically disqualified. Please let rubbish in Check Points.

環保責任

參賽者嚴禁在沿途亂扔垃圾。被發現亂扔垃圾者,將被記案並予以處分。請善用各檢查站的的垃圾桶。

 

Event cancellation

The organizers reserve the right to cancel or cut short the event for the following reasons: adverse weather conditions, landslides, rockfalls or hill fires along the course, protests or blockage along the course, force majeure i.e. due to occurrence of incidents that are beyond the control of the organizer and which renders it impossible, unsafe or impractical to hold the event. A force majeure event shall include, but is not limited to, act of God, war, hostilities, acts or threats of terrorism.In such event no refund of the registration fee will be provided..

活動取消

主辦單位有權決定是否取消或縮短路線,如遇下列狀況: 極端天氣狀況,坍方,土石流,落石,若逢颱風或嚴重的豪雨,集會遊行,抗議或堵塞沿著路線等人力不可抗力之天災及人為因素等。

由於發生事故的,超出主辦單位所能控制,使之不可能,不安全或是不切實際去舉行活動。不可抗力事件應包括但不限於天災,戰爭,敵對行為,行為或恐怖主義威脅,在這種情況下報名費將不退還。

以上諸多事宜,請每位選手確保在報名前均已悉知。