1. No littering on the course. What you bring in, take out with you. We believe in Leave No Trace racing. Runners caught littering will be removed from the race and result in a DQ for the racer.
2. Each runner must complete the entire course under her/his own power. No physical or mechanical aides are allowed including poles or walking sticks. “Muling” is not allowed. No pacers allowed. No pets as pacers or as company. Failure to follow these rules will result in DQ for the racer.
3. We will take care of the medical team and ambulance, remember to take care of yourself. If you hurt yourself badly, stay in one place we will find you quicker and you get out. This race is at the start of the running season, don’t be a hero. Twists and such happen. Let our EMS on mountain bikes help you out.
4. Have fun and smile. Being serious and frowning wastes too much energy.
5. Thank the volunteers. They are working as hard as you are and cheering (okay maybe taunting) you on. Bowing to the volunteers and kissing their feet is permitted. Any abuse of volunteers or racers will result in an automatic removal from the race with no refund and no eligibility for future races.
6. All competitors must carry at a minimum a 600ml water bottle throughout the course. Those without proper hydration will be disqualified as this is a safety issue. We hate our ambulances to be busy when they don’t have to.
7. Runners 16 and under can run a max distance of the baby ultra (25 km). We value your growing body even if you don’t.
8. Be sure to check in at each aide station (volunteers will be recording your race number) and to take only what you need at aide stations so that we have enough food to support our 50 miler & 100 km runners. These runners will be out on course for up to 14 hours. Bison smokies and Dilly bars await you at the finish.
9. Headphones are allowed, but we would prefer one ear bud & low volume. Remember you are in a wilderness area and need to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
10. Runners may drop down in distance from 100 km or 50 miler or 50 km to as low as 25 km but there is no refund for the difference in price.
11. We understand that injuries happen. If you get injured, please email us by the withdrawal deadline of Mar. 1, 2023. 75% of the racer entry fee will be refunded if you withdraw before the deadline. After the deadline, no refunds or roll overs.
12. Runners must start their final lap by 3 pm. This means that you are leaving Islet at 3 pm not going to your tent to freshen up or sit with your crew for a break. Runners entering the start/finish area near the 3 pm cut-off may start the final lap under the Race Director’s discretion, but it is the decision of the Race Director as to whether the racer is allowed to proceed. Please ensure you are out of Islet before 3 pm so we don’t have to look into your sad, weepy eyes, and pull you from the race.
13. If you decide to drop out of the race, you must inform the aide station captain of the nearest aide station so that they can let our timers and RDs know. We do not want to call Search and Rescue, but if you disappear we will have to. You must also return your timing chip to Islet Staging Area. Failure to do so will result in a replacement charge for the chip.
14. Post run celebration is a must after an ultra but drinking is not permitted in the provincial recreation area. Please be respectful of the park rules. Walking around with open alcohol or empties left on tables is not respectful and can result in Blackfoot no longer being able to obtain a permit to run the race.