1. EMERGENCY CONTACTS & PROCEDURES
A. Critically injured/assisting a critically injured runner
B. Non-critical injury / assisting a runner with a non-critical injury
2. FIRST AID HQ
First Aid HQ is located next to the Bag Drop Area for all GreenRace Events. All course First Aid Stations are shown on the course map. It’s a requirement for all participants to familiarise themselves with these locations before race day.
Report all injuries to Race Control Centre
3. MANDATORY GEAR REQUIREMENTS
All runners have a responsibility to show up prepared for the unexpected on race day. Review all Mandatory Items that must be carried during all GreenRace Events.
4. SAFETY FIRST
Do not risk your own safety or the safety of your trail running compadres by not adhering to Mandatory Items or by signing up to an event you have not properly trained for. Runners must stop to assist any injured participants:
We highly recommend all participants run the course at least once prior to race day. We provide pre-GreenRace training sessions for our runners.
5. WEATHER CONDITIONS – RACE DAY
Be prepared for adverse weather race day. Check the HKO forecast prior to attending: http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm.
6. RACE PACK COLLECTION
Participants are expected to collect race packs prior to race day for most TGR events.
7. AGE CATEGORIES.
* HK$200 per adult (1 price for up to 5 participants in total, t-shirts add HK$100 per participant)
** Parents may accompany kid as not competing at no charge. Parental waiver required for solo Kids Race: https://greenrace.run/waiver/
*** Parental waiver required for kids/teens up to 17yrs age: greenrace.run/waiver
8. BIB TRANSFERS
All entries are fully transferable within the same event up to 72 hours before race start.
9. CATEGORY CHANGES
10. COMMON COURTESY
Yield to all hikers and trail walkers where safe to do so. Please show respect and courtesy to all users of our country park trails. Trail runners are not the only ones out there enjoying our country parks!
The Race Director has the final decision in all disputes. Argumentative or aggressive runners will not be tolerated at GreenRace Events.
12. EXTERNAL SUPPORT NOT PERMITTED
Outside of checkpoints/water stations, every individual participant and registered team must run self-supported. Pace runners are not allowed. Runners are permitted to purchase food and beverages at shops along the course route.
13. KEEP RIGHT
Keep to the right on trails wherever safe to do so. Allow faster runners to pass on the left. Don’t put yourself in the way of faster trail traffic and needlessly contribute to trail running collisions/mishaps. Runners passing will warn by stating “On your left!”
14. LITTERING NOT PERMITTED
Needless to say, take it with you! Runners found to have littered along the trail, whether intentional or not, will be disqualified.
15. EVENT CANCELLATION – RACE CREDIT REFUND POLICY
All TGR registrations are processed with RunnerReg.com event registration platform. Race Credit refunds are permitted under the following allowances listed in the table below. Registration changes are permitted free of charge up to 61 days prior to race day. Late change requests will be accepted up until 3 days prior to race day – HK$100 fee applies.
|1) RunnerReg – Participant Event Cancellations||91 Days+ Prior To Event||90 – 61 Days Prior To Event||60 – 31 Days Prior To Event (1)|
|Registration Fee Refund||100% Race Credit||75% Race Credit||50% Race Credit|
|Registration Add-Ons||100% Race Credit||100% Race Credit||100% Race Credit|
Registration Changes (2)
– Permitted up to 3 days prior to race.
|No fee||No fee|
Permitted up to 3 days prior to race (1)
(1) Changes less than 60 days prior to event start are subject to a HK$100 fee.
(2) Registration changes include distance, solo – team category, bib transfers.
|2) RunnerReg – Organiser Cancellations / Postponements||91 Days+ Prior To Event||90 – 61 Days Prior To Event||60 – 0 Days Prior To Event|
|Event Cancellation Protection||greenrace.run – 100% Race Credit Refund 1,2|
(1) Organiser specific and applies to event registrations hosted on RunnerReg.com only.
(2) Applies to total event purchases, including add-on purchases not yet collected.
16. ROUTE CHANGES / AMENDMENTS
Routes are +/- 10% of the advertised distance, subject to AFCD approval and may be updated prior to the event. The race director reserves the right to amend course as per AFCD requirements. Runners will be notified of final approved routes via pre-race email no less than 10 days prior to race day.
17. SHORT CUTTING THE COURSE NOT PERMITTED
Needless to say, runners found to be cutting the racecourse will be disqualified.
18. STARTING & CUT-OFF TIMES
Late runners will be allowed to start up to 15 minutes after official starting times. Runners showing up later than this will be marked as DNS (Did Not Start). Cut-off times are generous for all GreenRace events allowing for up to 16 min/km average pace. For safety reasons and due to the fact our events are still in fact RACES, we must enforce posted cut-off times for each event. Runners not completing within the allotted cut-off times will be automatically marked as DNF (Did Not Finish) in the official race results. It is the runner’s responsibility make their way back to the Start/Finish for bag collection if they DNF (runners must also carry a cell phone + Octopus Card + Cash + Spare phone charger/battery). Review Starting & Cut-off times here.
19. STAY ON THE TRAIL
The more we divert to the edge of our trails the more destruction we all cause to fragile mountain ecosystems. Think twice next time you’re running a high mountain trail that’s as wide as a road. It happens faster than you think! At current rates, what will the trail conditions be 10-20 years when future generations head out to enjoy our country parks? Don’t like concrete? Stay on the trail!
20. TEAM RULES
Teams: Male, Female and Mixed teams are available wherever ‘team’ is listed.
21. TRAIL RUNNING POLES
Use of trail running poles is not permitted for TGR races 15km or less.
22. BEST SPORTSMANSHIP
All participants are expected to practice good sportsmanship at all times!
We trail runners never leave another trail runner down!