FRIDAY, 9th November 2018


Summary

This is a team relay event of 35 km and we encourage families with children, boys or girls aged 9 to 17 years to take part. In each relay team, there should be a minimum of 2 adults.

The relay, which starts from the Hatta Fort Hotel in Hatta is for teams of 5 runners on asphalt road, then gravel track up to CP 4 and back to the start. The route is marked by stage markers and while a runner is doing 1 stage, the teams own support vehicle will transport the other team members along the route.

THE RUN

The total length of the route is approximately 35 km and this is splits in to 8 stages, starting from Hatta Fort hotel through the Hatta mountains and circling back to the Hatta Fort Hotel to finish. After registration teams will be started when they are ready by a marshal between 6.00 am and 8.00 am.

Each runner must complete at least two stages. The first and last stage must be completed by 4 runners whilst all other stages are to be completed by 1 of the team members. Runners are only to handover their baton at designated check points, swapping of runners in the middle of stages is not allowed.

Support cars are not to follow runners at runner’s pace. Once the baton is handed over the support car should proceed to the next check point.

It is essential that each team limits themselves to one vehicle to avoid congestion problems. Excess vehicles can be left parked at the start point. Drivers are to keep speed to a minimum and always avoid raising dust while driving.

Running in dust is not fun! Dust reduces visibility and we want you to avoid accidents with other runners or cars. Teams not following this rule will not be given an official time in the event or be eligible for prizes.