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Sierra Karera

Sierra Karera

SIERRA KARERA ADVENTURE RACE
A Race for the Kids and the Environment
JULY 15, 2006

SIERRA KARERA ADVENTURE RACE PHYSICAL DISCIPLINES

1. Swimming
2. Mountain Biking
3. Rappelling and belaying
4. Trekking/Trail running
5. Orienteering

ADVENTURE RACE FORMAT

  • For Elite, the race period will be around 8 to 10 hours and about 60 km of vertical and horizontal distances. The cut-off time is 12 hours
  • For Fun Category, the race period will be around 3 to 5 hours and about 40 km of vertical and horizontal distances. The cut-off time is 7 hours
  • Participants will be presented with physical, mental, psychological and agility tests along the adventure route.
  • The team that finishes the fastest and completing all the necessary component of the race shall win.

TEAM REGISTRATION

Eligibility

  • Participants must be aged 18 and above on race day
  • Each team must consist of three members at least one of the opposite sex. All male teams will be given time penalties.
  • Participants must be of sound physical and mental condition, free of any type of bodily ailment. If any case that an individual is allowed by the race organizers to participate, it is still his/her responsibility to inform the race organizers or doctors of any possible factors that may aggravate a specific ailment.
  • Participants must undergo proper training and posses ample experience in all race physical disciplines as listed above. The Race organizer may reject a team’s application if in the Race Organizer’s sole discretion and opinion, any member of the team lacks necessary skills, experience, or is deemed in any other way not able or fit to complete in the race safely.
  • Each participant is allowed only to be registered with only one team.
  • Each team shall present together with their registration a medical certificate duly signed by a Medical Doctor.
  • In the event of over subscription, teams will be selected on a first come first serve basis. Notwithstanding this, the Race Organizer has absolute discretion to decide whether or not to accept a team’s registration. The Race Organizer’s decision is final.

CATEGORIES (only 30 teams will be accepted for each of the said categories)

  • Elite Category– 3 members per team*
  • Fun Class – 3 members per team*

ENTRY FEE

Elite Category – P 1,000 per team
Fun Category – P 500 pesos per team

  • Refund of entry fee will be made if a team is not accepted to take part in the race.
  • No refund will be made if a team is accepted but subsequently disqualified for any reasons specified herein

PAYMENT

Via Cash
Please deposit your entry fee to the following:

LandBank of the Philippines – Baler Branch
Savings Account # 1061-11697-0
Account Name: Jayson G. Simon

Export and Industry Bank – ADB Branch
Checking Account # 1-111-01500-03
Account Name: Jennifer Simon

Registration period: 1st May 2006 8 a.m. to 30th June, 2006, 5 p.m. On site registration will be at the discretion of the race organizerFor registration inquiries, please contact :

  • Maria Aurora Outdoors Club Tel: +63918-3811643 look for Jayson Simon or E-mail: [email protected]
  • Alek Cabangon CP# 09175413071
  • Arse Friginal CP# 09064549052
  • Noel Dulay CP#09193724764

E-Mail your entries together with an electronic copy of your deposit slip to [email protected]

Or text your deposit slip number and branch to cp #09193724764 or 09064549052

PRIZES

Elite Category
P 10,000 + trophy for the CHAMPION team
P 8,000 + trophy for the FIRST RUNNER-UP team
P 6,000 + trophy for the SECOND RUNNER-UP team

Fun Category
P 7, 000 for the CHAMPION TEAM
P 5, 000 for the FIRST RUNNER-UP team
P 3, 000 for the SECOND RUNNER-UP team

CHAMPION : TEAM WITH THE FASTEST RACE TIME AFTER COMPLETING ALL CHALLENGES ALONG THE RACE ROUTEALL COMPETITORS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE RACE WILL EACH RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION.

RACE EQUIPMENT

COMPULSARY equipment which EVERY PARATICIPANTS MUST HAVE

For ELite Category:

  • One (1) Safety helmet per participant
  • One (1) Mountain bike per participant
  • One (1) Personal floatation device per participant
  • One (1) Full-fingered gloves for rappeling
  • One (1) locking carabiner
  • One (1) non-locking carabiner
  • One (1) cowstail sling
  • One (1) descending device
  • One (1) UIAA approved seat harness

Group Requirements:

  • Compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Cellphone with load & battery
  • Bike tools
  • cash and pencil or pen

For Fun Category:

  • One (1) Safety helmet per participant
  • One (1) Mountain bike per participant
  • One (1) Locking carabiner
  • One (1) Descending device (only eight rings will be allowed)
  • One (1) UIAA approved seat harness

Group requirements:

  • Compass
  • First-aid kit
  • Cellphone with load & battery
  • Bike tools
  • cash and pencil or pen

No team will be allowed to start the race if they don’t have the above-mentioned equipment, or if the equipment is not the appropriate standard and which will, in the sole discretion and opinion of the Race Organizer, pose danger or injury to the participants and/or others.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

For Elite:

  • Swimming goggles
  • Fins
  • Towlines
  • Hydration pack
  • Trekking pole
  • Map case

For Fun:

  • Hydration pack
  • Towlines
  • Trekking pole
  • Map case
  • Gloves

RACE SAFETY

Participant’s Responsibility

  1. Every competitor is responsible for his/her involvement in the race and is the sole judge of whether he/she should begin or continue competing in the race. However, the Race Organizer reserves the absolute right and discretion to stop a competitor from starting or continuing the race, if in the Race Organizer’s opinion the competitor is likely to cause him/herself injury either bio starting or continuing the race and/or compromise the safety of the competitor’s team mates and/or the safety of other competitors. The Race Organizer’s decision will be final.

Organizer’s Responsibility

  1. The Race Organizer’s will provide First-aid service during the race. There will be First aid stations on selected areas. There will also be mobile support crews along the route to provide First Aid assistance.
  2. There will be 1 safety boats, and lifeguards on standby during the swimming leg.
  3. Water re-hydration points will be available along designated control points within the racecourse.
  4. Race officials at all Checkpoints will have communication accessibility to the Race Organizers.

FOUL WEATHER

This is a “Rain or Shine” race. However, in the event of intensified rains or wind, or bad weather, the organizer reserves the right to delay or re-route the course and/or discipline. Should bad weather persist, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the race without refund of fees paid in the interest of the competitors’ safety and/or any other reasons. The Race Organizer’s decision will be final.

RACE BRIEFING

All Elite team will be required to be in Brgy. San Juan, Ma. Aurora, Aurora by 4pm of July 14, 2006 at the latest for team check-in, pre-race briefing and equipment check. Teams will stay overnight in this location, ready to start the race at 6AM the next day. Teams will have an option to stay in Canili National High School or camp out in tents.

For Fun category, all teams are required to be in Brgy. Wenceslao, Ma. Aurora, Aurora by 4pm of July 14, 2006 at the latest for check-in, pre-race briefing and equipment check. Teams will have an option to stay in Wenceslao Elementary School or camp out in tents.

SUPPORT CREW

No outside support will be allowed between the start and finish line of the race. Only competing teams are allowed in any official race area. Teams must be self-contained except for official support offered from official aid stations in transition sites. If offered, support may also be accepted from other officially entered teams, provided that the offer and acceptance of such support does not cost either an unfair advantage to the acting team or an unfair disadvantage to another team.

EQUIPMENT TRANSPORT

All team equipment and supplies will be transported by the organizers to the transition points/base camp. Although every possible care will be made in transporting equipment and gears, it will be carried out on trucks over poor road conditions and there is a certain risk of damage involved. Competitor should carefully check their equipment when taking them up at transition points to ensure that they are okay before using them in the race.

RACE RULES

General

  1. ALL teams must report at the Start point at 5:00 AM sharp on the race day.
  2. Registration opens at 5:00 AM and closes at 5:45 AM.
  3. All mandatory gear will be inspected during the race briefing and at the registration counter on the race day by the Race Organizer.
  4. Race jersey must be worn at all times during the race.
  5. Life vests and/or any similar device must be worn during the swimming leg. Failure to do so will result in automatic disqualification.
  6. Use of all electronic devices other than wristwatches is prohibited (e.g cellphone, radio, GPS, etc.)
  7. Teams must stay on the prescribed course and use only the modes of travel specified for each leg.
  8. Participants are expected to respect the environment and the governing rules, regulations and laws of the Philippines and of the municipality of Maria Aurora at all times.
  9. Teams must be “intact” at all times and no member is allowed to be away from the rest of the team by more than 20 meters. Any team that violates this rule shall be automatically disqualified. At control points, however, each team’s passport will not be stamped unless all members of the team are complete in front of the desk.
  10. Teams must stay at the right side of the streets beside the gutter at all times and never on the side or middle of the roads.
  11. The Race Organizer reserves the right to change the rules or the course at any given time.
  12. ANY FAILURE BY A COMPETITOR TO ADHERE TO THE ABOVE-MENTIONED RULES AND REGULATIONS CAN RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATIONS OF THE ENTIRE COMPETING TEAM.

RACE TIMING

  1. The Race Organizer shall activate the official time clock when the race is flagged down and deactivated after the cut-off time of 12 hours for Elite and 7 hours for Fun category.
  2. There will be cut-off times along the race route.

CHECKPOINTS

  1. One Sierra Karera Challenge Passport will be issued to each Team. The passport must be stamped at each Checkpoint by designated Race Officials.
  2. Teams must enter and leave Checkpoints together.
  3. To complete the entire race, teams must pass through all Checkpoints.
  4. Should a team miss a Checkpoint, they must backtrack to the missed Checkpoint to get their passport stamped.
  5. Failure to obtain a stamp on the Race Passport at each Checkpoint will result in time penalty and possible disqualification.

MYSTERY TESTS

  1. ALL teams will be given mystery tests along the race route. Teams are required to fulfill the task before progressing on to the next phase of the race route.
  2. Time taken to complete each task will be accounted in the total race time.
  3. If a team is unable to complete a test it may choose to accept a time penalty which will be imposed at the finish line by deducting the corresponding penalty to the team’s total time.

Download Registration Form and Waiver here

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