In terms of Article 8.4 of the Constitution of the Association of the Durban Mixed Time Trial League
Participation in the League
The following terms have the meanings assigned to them below unless a different meaning is specifically given or can be inferred from context:
THE ASSOCIATION means the Association of the Durban Mixed Time Trial League.
THE CONSTITUTION means the Constitution of the Association of the Durban Mixed Time Trial League
THE LEAGUE means the Durban Mixed Time Trial League as referred to in article 8.1 of the Constitution;
YEAR means a calendar year starting on 1 January and ending on 31 December;
JUNIOR means a person aged 19 years or younger at the end of the Year concerned;
SENIOR means a person aged 20 years or over at the end of the Year concerned and under the age of 40 on the day of the fixture concerned;
VETERAN means a person aged 40 years or older and under the age of 50 years on the day of the fixture concerned;
MASTER means a person aged 50 or older and under the age of 60 years on the day of the fixture concerned;
GRANDMASTER means a person aged 60 or older on the day of the fixture concerned;
WALKER means a person who is registered as a Walker and who adheres to IAAF Competition Rules - Rule 230(1) or any other subsequent rule issued by The IAAF or other recognized body replacing such rule.
HOSTING CLUB means a Hosting Member as referred to in article 4.2 of the Constitution hosting the League Fixture concerned.
CLUB means any Running/Athletics Club registered with KZNA or another recognized body.
MARSHALL means any person, over the age of 18 years, appointed by the Hosting Club to ensure the safety of Participants or otherwise facilitate the hosting of the fixture.
The League consists of a series of 10 races held every Year, each event being herein referred to individually as a “Fixture” and every race being herein referred to as a “Race”.
The League consists of the following categories:
Walkers (Men and Ladies combined)
The distances for each category are as follows:
Junior Men, Junior Ladies, Senior Ladies, Veteran Ladies, Masters Ladies, GrandMaster Men, GrandMaster Women and Walkers is either 4 kilometers or 5 kilometers at the discretion of the Hosting Club
Senior Men, Veteran Men, and Masters Men is 8 kilometers;
Where a Participant is a registered member of a Club (including social members), then on completing a race points are calculated and awarded as indicated below.
Where a Participant is a full member of any Club, then he/she can only compete for that Club. Where he/she is a social member of more than one Club and not a full member of any Club, then he/she can only compete for one Club every year unless he/she becomes a full member of that alternate Club.
The Hosting Club, in consultation with the Association, may at its discretion and at any time cancel a Fixture where it is deemed dangerous to proceed due to weather at the location of the Fixture or for any other reason.
PARTICIPATION IN THE LEAGUE
Any member of the public (“Participant”) may take part in any Race unless disciplinary procedures have been instituted against such a person which prohibits such a person from taking part in a Race, Fixture or the League in general.
Prior to taking part in a Race for the first time during that Year a Participant must fill out any required forms and pay a prescribed fee.
Every Participant must be registered as such on a database of Participants and be issued with a race number, which is valid for one Year and for one Participant only.
A Participant wishing to take part as a Walker must register as such before their first Race of that Year and cannot take part in any other category during that Year.
A Participant will change to a different age category at the first Fixture in which the Participant takes part on or following the day that he/she becomes allegeable for such category.
Every Participant must display the above race number prominently on the front of their body at every race where they take part.
In the event that race numbers are issued that distinguishes certain categories from others, then only persons displaying the appropriate race number will be eligible to take part in such a category.
All Participants must be appropriately dressed at all times including a shirt or vest.
Where a Participant takes part as a member of a Club, then he/she must wear clothing that clearly identifies him/her as such. Failure to do so will not disqualify the Participant, but may result in disciplinary procedures for the individual or the Club.
In the event that a Participant fails to adhere to any of the above rules and further fails to rectify the situation within a reasonable time, or where the Participant breaks any other rules or acts inappropriately during a Race, then any Marshal or duly authorized representative of the Hosting Club may prevent such Participant from taking further part in that Race.
Every four members of any Club taking part in the same category to cross the finish line at a race constitute a Team.
The first Team from each Club from each category is designated the “A” team, every subsequent Team from the same club and same category is assigned the subsequent alphabetical prefix(ie A team, B team, C team etc.)
Every Team is assigned the cumulative time of the four Participants making up that team.
Where a Team has fewer than four Participants, then the time of the last person to cross the line for that Race and that category is assigned to that Team for each person that the Team lacks to complete the Team.
The Team with the lowest cumulative time for each category is the winning team and is awarded 25 points.
Every subsequent team for each category is awarded one point less than the previous Team in the same category, with a minimum of one point.
Points awarded at each Race by each Team are added to points previously earned in the same Year by that Team, with the understanding that the Team does not have to comprise the same Participants as at other Races.
At the end of each Year the Teams from each category are ranked from highest to lowest based on their cumulative points, with the Team with the highest points being the winner.
The first participant of each category to cross the finish line is awarded 10 points for the Individual league log.
Every subsequent finisher for each category is awarded one point less than the previous finisher in the same category, with a minimum of one point.
Points awarded at each Race are added to points previously earned in the same Year by that participant, with the understanding that the participant does not have to partake in all the Races to be the eventual winner of the individual category. 4.12 At the end of each Year the Individuals from each category are ranked from highest to lowest based on their cumulative points, with the Individual with the highest points being the winner.
Every Hosting Club must ensure that all necessary actions are taken to ensure the smooth running of the Fixture.
A minimum of one Marshal must be present at every intersection and junction along the route of the Race as well as at the finish area from the start of the Race until the last Participant has passed.
A sufficiently experienced Marshall must be placed at critical intersections and junctions.
The Hosting Club must ensure accurate measurement of the distances of the race.
The distances may not be less than stated in Rule 2.3 and may exceed these distances by no more than 100 meters.
Where hydration is not provided by an external service provider, then the Hosting Club must ensure sufficient hydration at the finish area of the Race.
Where a Participant breaks any rule or acts in a way that is inappropriate, dangerous or brings the League into disrepute, then the following steps may be taken against him/her:
Refer the Participant to their Club for discipline;
The Participant may be suspended from taking part in future Races for any set time or indefinitely.
In the event that Participant is unhappy with the decision, then the Participant can refer the matter to a sub-committee of the Association for a formal hearing
Eventtiming, as a service provider to the event organizer (host club), cannot be held liable for any loss or injury during or as a result from the event, or for any loss or damage to property on the course or at the venue.