WARRIOR RULES AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL RACE RULES

  1. No participant may practice the route or any obstacle before the start of the race.
  2. All team members must complete all obstacles.
  3. Team members must finish within 1 minute of each other.
  4. 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.
  5. Black-ops/Commando/Rookie 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.
  6. If one or more team members do not finish the race due to injury, the team may still qualify for an official finishing time.
  7. Teams or solo 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
  8. 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.
  9. No alcohol, drinks, food, drugs, fire arms or any dangerous weapons will be allowed into the venue.
  10. Unfortunately no pets will be allowed.
  11. Only a limited amount of gazebos will be allowed into the venue. So if you want to bring a gazebo, come early.
  12. You may bring your own chairs.
  13. 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.

ELITE RACE RULES

This refers to Black-Ops, Commando and Rookie ELITE RACES

  • Disqualification armbands
    • Elite athletes will receive an armband (referred to as a disqualification armband -DQ armband) when entering the starting pen on race morning.
    • Elite finisher times are only valid if the athlete crosses the finish line with the armband still on his/her arm.
    • The DQ armband must be kept on either wrist and may not be hidden from plain sight for any reason whatsoever.
    • If an athlete loses his/her armband (i.e. snaps or falls off) on the course – it is their own responsibility to report this to a marshal who will take note of this and be able to report this information back to the official race timing crew.
  • Race rules
    • Elite athletes have to complete all obstacles on their designated course in order to keep their DQ armband.
    • 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
    • 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  WARRIOR Route Director (and communicated to the obstacle marshal)
      • Does not comply with the general race rules and Elite rules as set out on warrior.co.za
    • An athlete may attempt an obstacle as many times as they wish until the 3pm cut-off time
      • If they are unable to correctly complete the obstacle, the DQ armband must be handed in to the obstacle marshal
    • 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 under WARRIOR gazebo at the finish line. Their time will reflect as disqualified in the race results.
    • If the athlete does not complete an obstacle, he/she will not be able to qualify for a podium position or prize money.
    • 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.
    • If a participant does not respect a marshal or the race rules the marshal has the right to disqualify a participant pending further investigation.
    • 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.
    • Any Elite athlete can participate in any of the race category on Saturday, as well as in a Sunday Black Ops Elite, Commando Elite or Rookie Elite Race.
  • Route access and seconding
    • 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,
      • the route director,
      • official Warrior Race organizers,
      • and official Warrior Race photographers.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.

PRIZE GIVING

Elite athletes and Reebok Sprint Race winners are only eligible for prize money/ prizes if they are present at the prize giving ceremony on the respective day.

SPECTATOR ZONE AND 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. WARRIOR 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 “Warriors” 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 DJ’s, beer stands, food stalls and a dedicated product expo area.

Spectator entry fee: R30 (kids under 7 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 racevillage. 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 WARRIOR and is for non-commercial use only.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

There will be security guards in and around the race village and parking area for general security and safety. Please note that we will NOT be responsible for the security of any personal belongings and items. It will be your own responsibility to look after your personal items or alternatively book it in at our secure locker zone (see above). Also please make sure that you don’t leave any valuables on the seats of your car or at any other clearly visible place in your car. Please hide it away in the boot or under the seats just to make sure you don’t tempt any potential “thieves”.