RULES AND REGULATIONS

Please read through these drop downs for more info regarding the race rules & regulations at our Special Ops OCR events

GENERAL RACE RULES
  1. No participant may practice the route or any obstacle before the start of the race.
  2. If a participant cannot or wishes not to attempt an obstacle he/she will have to do burpees as required by the obstacle’s rules. The amount of burpees will vary depending on the obstacle.
  3. Sergeant Elite athletes will have to complete all obstacles. If the athlete does not complete an obstacle, he/she will not be able to qualify for a podium position or prize money. PLEASE NOTE: No assistance of any nature will be allowed for Elite athletes. Participants will not be allowed to assist each other. No assistance from spectators or marshals will be permitted.
  4. Participants that do not abide by the rules will be disqualified and will not come in contention for prizes and will also not receive a finishing time
  5. No cooler boxes or cooler bags will be allowed into the venue. There will be plenty of food and drinks for sale as well as a super beer garden. Also no Braais allowed in the venue.
  6. No alcohol, drinks, food, drugs, fire arms or any dangerous weapons will be allowed into the venue.
  7. Unfortunately no pets will be allowed.
  8. You may bring your own chairs.
  9. Spectators must stay on the designated spectator routes. Wherever they cross the course they must take extra care not to obstruct any of the participants. Spectators must obey all rules and instructions from marshals at the obstacles. This is for their own safety and the safety of the participants.
SERGEANT RACE RULES
  • Disclaimers:

    - The top 3 men & ladies competing in the solo 8-hour competition at the 2019 Ultimate Soldier Enduro OCR may only be awarded prize money _if they supported A21 by gathering donations to abolish slavery_ .
    - Proof and notice of payment of donations must be emailed to Info.sa@a21.org by both the athlete and his/her sponsoring company prior to the event .
    - If an athlete positions in the top 3 solo 8-hour race without having supported the cause, all his/her winnings will be donated directly to A21 by Special Opps OCR.
    - Anyone - wheter competing in the 2-, 4-, or 8-hour events, team or solo, may also donate or gather donations in support of A21.

Prize money and Trophies will be awarded to the Male & Female winners of this category. 1-2-3

We urge all Sergeant participants to support the A21 Charity initiative, and get $5 sponsored per lap completed, going towards A21

Download the contribution form here: Download 

For more info regarding this the A21 contribution contact:

Stefan Lotter - 0845558466

  1. Elite athletes have to complete all obstacles on their designated course in order to keep their DQ armband.
  2. No assistance of any physical nature will be permitted for Elite athletes, and will lead to disqualification
    • Elite athletes are not allowed to assist each other at any point along the route or at an obstacle unless otherwise state by the Route Director at the start line the morning of the race
    • Spectators and Marshals may not provide any Elite athletes with physical assistance at any point along the route or at an obstacle
  3. DQ armbands must be handed to the obstacle marshal if the athlete:
    • Is not able to complete an obstacle
    • Does not adhere to the obstacles rules determined by  Special OPS Route Director (and communicated to the obstacle marshal)
    • Does not comply with the general race rules and Elite rules as set out for Special ops OCR events
  4. An athlete may attempt an obstacle as many times as they wish until the 11am cut-off time
    • If they are unable to correctly complete the obstacle, the DQ armband must be handed in to the obstacle marshal
  5. If the athlete hands in their armband or is unable to continue with the race for whatever reason, they are required to report this to the official race timing official at the finish line. Their time will reflect as disqualified in the race results.
  6. If the athlete does not complete an obstacle, he/she will not be able to qualify for a podium position or prize money.
  7. When an obstacle cannot be completed by the top 3 Elite athletes that arrive at the obstacle, the race referee (appointed on the day by the Race director) will restart the race from that obstacle, with each athlete leaving the obstacle 10 seconds apart in the order that they arrived in. The obstacle must have been tried by at least three of the top Elite athletes, with a minimum of three attempts at competing the obstacle.
  8. If a participant does not respect a marshal or the race rules the marshal has the right to disqualify a participant pending further investigation.
  9. Specific rules given by the Route Director at Elite race briefing on race day must be adhered to and failure to comply will result in disqualification.
ROUTE ACCESS
  1. The following people and vehicles with access to the official race route leading up to the event and during the event weekend:
    • Medics,
    • Marshals and marshal managers,
    • Sponsored vehicles
    • Race  organizers,
    • Official Race photographers.
  2. Spectators and participants not racing at that specific point are not permitted onto the race route or routes surrounding it for any reason whatsoever
    • This applies to people on foot as well as bicycles, motor vehicles, motorbikes and quads, etc.
    • Failure to comply will result in removal from the route and a disqualification for the participants racing
  3. Spectators and participants not racing at that specific point are not permitted in any official vehicles or in their own vehicles leading up to the event or during the event weekend
    • This refers particularly to Elite athletes racing the next day – a route recce in any of the marshal or race organizers vehicles is strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification.
  4. Spectators and participants (including Elite atheletes) not racing at that specific time are only permitted along the designated Spectator Route
    • The Spectator Route is clearly marked and may not be deviated from for participant and spectator safety
  5. Outside assistance of any kind is not permitted along the route and at water points during the Elite races
    • Outside assistance can include, but is not limited to the following:
      • Food and liquids
      • Medication and/or medical assistance
      • Physical assistance
      • Sweat towels
  6. Elite athletes, other participants, and spectators are not permitted to attempt any of the obstacles along the race route before their specific race. This is for safety reasons as well as giving the athletes a level playing field.
    • Any person found doing so will be asked to leave the premises immediately and will not be permitted to race that weekend.
SPECTATOR ZONE & RULES

Obstacle Racing is an amazing adventure that is fun-filled, action-packed and a highly entertaining spectator’s sport. The challenging and exciting obstacles that participants have to take on and conquer very often lead to awkward and extremely funny incidents and are a blast to witness as a spectator. Special Ops is no different, so if people are not actually participating in the race, there is no reason why they cannot still share in all the fun and action and be entertained by the crazy stuff that the “Soldiers” are up to on the obstacle course. To get spectators as close to the action as possible, there will be designated spectator view points on the course – so bring those cameras! You will definitely want to capture some of that crazy action on camera. Spectator entry fee includes access to the entertainment area where a fun-filled day is guaranteed with music, drinks, food stalls and a dedicated product expo area.

Spectator entry fee: R30 (kids under 3 years of age don’t pay an entrance fee)

Spectators must stay outside the clearly marked danger zones. No spectators are allowed on the course or on an obstacle. No spectators are allowed to follow any of the participants throughout the course. No spectator vehicles, bikes, bicycles, etc. will be allowed on the course or in the race village. No spectator or unofficial photographers are allowed beyond the marked area around an obstacle to take photos. Please note that any pictures or video footage taken at the race remain the property of Special Ops and is for non-commercial use only.

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