In 2021 “Green Dot Challenge” is a ‘hybrid’ run, a concept that is halfway between the traditional ‘mass-participation’ event and a virtual event. It allows for a COVID-19 safe race, whilst maintaining a competitive element.
Key event characteristics:
1.1 GREEN DOT CHALLENGE 2021 is organised by MetaSport hereafter “The Organiser”.
2 PERSONAL HEALTH RISKS & PRECAUTIONS
2.1 Participants must follow all posted instructions while visiting any event-related venue. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness, permanent disability, and death. By visiting an event-related venue, participants voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19;
2.2 Only runners that are vaccinated or provide a negative test are allowed to start the run
2.3 All participants must follow the following COVID-19 general guidelines:
2.4 While participating in the Event, participants agree to comply with any public health and/or safety directions of Organising staff, representatives or contractors; police; or government or health authorities.
2.5 Participants authorise and consent to the Organising staff, representatives or contractors to conduct public health safety screening and contact tracing activities by methods selected by the Organiser.
2.6 Participants must adhere to a 2-metre safe distance from others at the start and finish points, and during the run.
2.7 Participants must wear a safety mask at all times prior to starting the run and after the finish, once they have caught their breath.
2.8 Participants must be self-sufficient, as athlete services such as bag deposit and course drink stations are not provided.
3 RACE ENTRY – GENERAL
3.1 Participants must be 14 years old as at 28 November 2021 to take part in the event.
3.2 Runners are ranked in their overall gender category and their age category based on their age as at 28 November 2021.
4 REGISTRATION FEES
4.1 Once registration has been duly processed, there will be no fee refund for participants who do not eventually take part in the event for whatever reason, or who have registered in an incorrect category.
4.2 Race categories and race entries are strictly non-transferable.
4.3 In the event of force majeure, inclement weather, or other hazardous conditions, prior to or on event days, the Organiser reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.
4.4 On race day, in the event of inclement weather, force majeure or other hazardous conditions, the Organiser reserves the right to delay the commencement of the race, shorten the race or modify the course.
5 REGISTRATION PROCESSES
5.1 Registration may be completed online through the event website.
5.2 The Organiser will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete or inaccurate registration details.
5.3 The Organiser reserves the right to limit and/or refuse entries without giving any reason.
5.4 Entries are not accepted after the closing of the registration period.
6 RESULTS AND TIMING
6.1 All results and rankings will be based on Real Time, which is the time from when a runner presses the start button on the MyRaceGate app at the starting point until he or she crosses the finishing point, as recorded by the MyRaceGate app.
6.2 All results are ranked in a single ‘overall’ leaderboard. A ‘route-equalising’ formula is applied to compare results from the various race routes,
6.3 In the event of the race app failing or other technical issues, the Organiser reserves the right to use a recording from a secondary tracking device (such as a sports watch, Strava, RunKeeper) to determine a runner’s finish time.
7.1 Participants who successfully complete the race will be awarded a finisher e-Certificate.
7.2 Trophy allocation can be found here in the event website.
7.3 Trophies are awarded to the top-placings of the overall leaderboard, see point 6.2
7.4 In the event participants complete more than one course, they are only eligible to receive a trophy for their best result. The next trophy will be awarded to the next highest ranking participant.
8 RUN CONDUCT
8.1 It is the participant’s responsibility to start and finish at the correct location and complete the correct course.
8.2 Participants must complete the entirety of the course by themselves, and not use any other person, vehicle or mode to move their tracking device around the course.
8.3 Participants must start the run not earlier than Friday 19 November, 0000 hours and finish no later than Sunday 28 November, 2359 hours.
8.4 Participants must ensure that all run tracking data has been uploaded to the MyRaceGate app successfully by Sunday 28 November, 2359 hours.
8.5 Participants may complete a course only once. The second attempt will be removed from the results.
9 DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES
9.1 The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify a participant if he or she:
9.2 The Organiser reserves the right to give a time penalty if a participant inadvertently takes an incorrect route.
10.1 For prize winners or possible prize winners, disputes and appeals must be made by email within one day of the results being published on the event website.
10.2 The Organiser reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal once the appeal period has passed.
10.3 Protests must be submitted in accordance with the following procedure:
10.4 The decision of the Appeal Committee is final and the Organising Committee will not consider any appeal nor enter into any correspondence with Participants.
11.1 The Organiser reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date or time of the Event. There will be no fee refund if the event is cancelled for whatever reason.
11.2 The Organiser reserves the right to amend any rules and regulations without prior notice.
11.3 Failure to observe the rules and regulations shall result in disqualification and no refund will be given. The Organiser, their partners, staff and/or agents will not be held responsible for any claims arising out of any death or injury, damage or loss, suffered or caused while attending this competition, and this includes all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such claims.
12.1 The Organiser reserves the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings, or any other media records of the Green Dot Challenge, for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising and distribution to sponsors and partners.
12.2 Photography and/or videography will be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes by the official photographer and/or videographer, and may be used for print, social media and on online/electronic platforms of the Organiser. The Organiser owns all rights to the photographs and video recordings. If you do not wish to have any photographs or video recordings taken of you, please inform the Organiser.