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Title:2010 USATF Rules of Competition
Date:Monday February 15th, 2010
Author:Mad City Race Director: Timo
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100K National Championship Solo Runners

Please read and become familiar with these USATF Rules and Regulations and information. The Mad City 100K National Championship will be following these guidelines and you will be expected to abide by them. Thank you.

  • There will be essentially two races occurring simultaneously: the USATF National 100K Championship and the Mad City 100K. As such there will be awards provided for each race and all runners who have 2010 USATF membership numbers will be eligible for awards from both races. If you do not have a 2010 USATF number you will be eligible for awards from the Mad City 100K race.
  • 2010 USATF membership is required to participate in the USATF championship division. To be eligible for prize money and race awards solo runners must be U.S. Citizens and current members of USA Track & Field. Complete eligibility requirements are available at www.usatf.org/events/2010/USA100kmChampionships
  • The $9,650 prize money awarded to the top 6 places for men and women will be limited to those with 2010 USATF memberships.
  • If you do not have a 2010 USATF membership number and wish to be eligible for the USATF 100K National Championship you can sign up online by going to www.usatf.org/membership/?sc=TM. This site permits you to register online or download an application. We encourage online registration, as it is immediately verifiable. Cut off for USATF membership for the 100K Championships will be at the conclusion of packet pick up on Friday evening, April 9th.
  • The possibility for duplicate awards will exist (i.e. if the 1st place female in the age group 40-44 is a 2010 USATF member, she will be awarded the USATF age group championship medal and the Mad City age group award. If this person also finishes in the top 10 USATF female runners, she will also earn a top 10 USATF medal). Masters runners that place in the top 10 overall are entitled to receive their overall award in addition to a master's championship award.
  • USATF age groups are as follows:
  • 1st-10th overall placing male and female
  • 1st - 3rd masters awards in 5 year age groupings (40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc.) male and female
  • In addition to the medals, USATF championship patches will be given to the 1st place winners in the age groups listed above.
  • Athletes who participate in the 100K National Championship may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF Rules and IAAF Rule 144.
  • The referee for this event will be named later. The Jury of Appeals will be Tim Yanacheck, Lin Gentling, and a third member to be named later.
  • The 2010 Mad City USATF 100K Championship will be conducted in accordance with the USATF Competition Rules.
  • Every competitor will be provided with a numbered bib, which must be conspicuously worn on the front of the person when competing. For all masters runners, they will also wear on their back an identifying age group bib. This must be worn throughout the race and be visible.
  • During the progress of the 100K any competitor who has received assistance in the form of conveying information, advice, or direct help to an athlete outside of the official aid stations at ~3.8 miles and the start/finish line may be disqualified. This includes pacing by persons not participating in the event, by competitors lapped or about to be lapped, or by any technical device. Verbal or other communication, without the use of any technical device from an individual who is not in the competition area to an athlete in the competition area shall not be considered assistance.
    (Rule #144 quoted at the end of this document)
  • The possession or use by athletes of video or audio cassette recorders or players, TV's, CD or DVD players, radio transmitters or receivers, mobile phones, computers, iPods, MP3s, radio, any type of headset (whether on one ear or both), or any similar devices in the competition area shall be prohibited.
    (Rule #144 quoted at the end of this document)
  • Any athlete giving or receiving assistance will be cautioned by the referee and warned that for any repetition, he or she will be disqualified from the 100K event. Information conveyed to an athlete by an official is not considered assistance provided such information is made available to all athletes.
  • Intermediate times and order of top runners will be displayed at the start/finish line of each loop.
  • No competitor who is not actually taking part in the competition shall accompany any competitor during the competition nor shall any competitor be permitted to receive aid or refreshment from anyone during the progress of the competition except within 100 meters on either side of the fully stocked aid stations at ~3.8 miles and the star/finish line.
  • Medical personnel authorized by the Mad City 100K LOC may examine any athlete who appears in distress. If, in their opinion, it is in the best interest of the athlete's health and welfare, they may remove an athlete from the competition. A hands on medical examination during the progress of an event by officially designated medical personnel shall not be considered assistance.
  • A competitor must retire from the race if ordered to do so by official race medical personnel who is clearly identified by the race organizers.
  • Protests relating to matters that develop during the conduct of the 100K competition must be made to the referee at once and not later than 24 hours after the results have been announced.
  • Any protest must be made in writing and submitted to the Race Director (who will submit the protest to the referee) or event referee.
  • If possible the referee and LOC shall decide a protest at once. If the nature of the protest or the necessity of obtaining testimony or evidence prevents an immediate decision, the competitor shall remain on the course under protest and continue with the event.
  • Where a Jury of Appeals has been established to consider appeals of decisions of the referee as to matters that developed during the conduct of an event, appeals must be made in writing within 24 hours after the action by the referee has been announced.
  • A competitor may leave the 100K course to utilize the restroom facilities provided they return to the point where they left the course and not lessen the distance to be covered.
  • A competitor who collects refreshment from a place outside of the aid zone (100 meters on either side of the aid station tables at 3.8 miles and the start/finish aid stations) is liable to disqualification by the race referee.
  • There will be a 3rd official aid station, but it will only have water (i.e. nothing else). It will be located at approximately the 1.5 mile of each loop. Since this is not a major official aid station (as exists at 3.8 miles and at the start/finish line) no crews will be permitted at the 1.5 mile aid station.

    From the USATF Rule Book, Rule #144 Assistance to Athletes

    1.Competition under these rules consists of self-propelled motion without assistance, except as defined by the Rules of Competition of a specific event discipline.
    2.Except for medical and safety reasons, during the progress of an event a competitor who has received any assistance whatsoever from any other person may be disqualified by the referee. "Assistance" is the conveying of advice, information, or direct help to an athlete by any means, including a technical device. It also includes pacing in running events by persons not participating in the event, by competitors lapped or about to be lapped, or by any kind of technical device.
    (Competitors may carry or wear articles of personal equipment such a wrist chronometers and heart rate monitors)
    3.(a) Verbal or other communication, without the use of any technical device, from an individual who is not in the competition area to an athlete who is in the competition area shall not be considered assistance.
    (b) The visible possession or use by athletes of video or audio cassette recorders or players, TVs, CD or DVD players, radio transmitters or receivers, mobile phones, computers, or similar devices in the competition area shall not be permitted.

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