While we make every effort to ensure that the course is well marked and marshaled, running off-course, whether by runner error, course marking error, marshaling error or any other reason, is an inherent risk to an event of this type. It's the responsibility of the runner to study the course map and to follow the course markers. Racers must complete the entire course as marked. Altering the course by not following the markers is against the rules and racers doing so will result in a racer be disqualified from the standings.
In the interest of racer safety the following items are not permitted on course:
- Strollers or baby joggers
- Nordic walking poles
Ipods, mp3s, walkmans, and head phones: For your safety and the safety of your fellow participants, you are encouraged NOT to use iPods, MP3 players, or similar devices during the race. However, if you choose to use such a device, it is recommended that you keep the volume at a level at which you are aware of your environment, other racers, and any emergency situations which may arise.
Many courses are on trails that the runners share with other traffic, such as bikes, hikers, horses and others. 5 Peaks Adventures Ltd. does its best to ensure the safety of participants and will inform other users of our event to the best of our ability. It is incumbent on the participant to be aware of and respect other trail users and park traffic at all times. This means giving right of way to park or land officials, informing other trail users of your presence by calling out them politely and giving right of way when appropriate.
Registered Racer Information
Registrants may switch races, or distances at anytime online through the registered racer area. Deadline for changes is the Wednesday at midnight prior to the race. NO race day changes will be allowed.
Age on race day
Racers will be placed in their age category according to their age on the first race of the year.
Awards and prizes
Finishers who place in the top 3 in each of age, weight sex and distance categories, receive a finisher's gold, silver, or bronze medal which can be picked up at the Awards Ceremony. The medal must be picked up at the event. If you don't claim your medal on race day, please send a self addressed envelope to: 5 Peaks Head Office, 4636 Hoskins Road, North Vancouver, BC., V7K 2R1, and the medal will be mailed to you.
The first place male and female in each event regardless of other category considerations will receive a merchandise prize. All participants are eligible for draw prizes at each event, but must be present at the draw to be eligible. In some cases it may be possible to exchange your prize at the event. No exchanges will be made after the race.
Clydesdale and Athena
5 Peaks offers Clydesdale (Men) and Athena (Women) categories in addition to age categories. If you are a male weighing 200 lb or more or a woman weighing 160 lbs or more, you may enter these categories. If you enter the Clydesdale or Athena category, you are not eligible for age category awards.
Our wonderfully unique event souveniers are available for those who attend the race. It is not necessary to finish the course, but you must be present at the race to pick up your race kit and souvenir. Event souvenirs will not be mailed to your attention.
Refunds or transfers
There are no refunds or transfers for any reason including event cancellation. In the event that an event is cancelled or postponed 5 Peaks Adventures Ltd. will make every effort to reschedule the race to a later date. If the registrant can not make the rescheduled date, the registrant acknowledges that no refund will be granted.
Aid / Water
5Peaks will make every attempt to provide water and energy drink at the start finish area and one location along the course. Althought there are aid and water stations on course racers should make every attempt to carry thier own aid / fluid replacement systems while on course.
As indicated within our participant waiver, the registrant acknowledges participating at their own risk and hereby for themself, heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims no matter how arising they may have as a result of having participated in this event including without limitation and negligence. They expressly confirm their understanding that the participation in this event is entirely at their sole risk and that the organizers and sponsors of the event, and their respective officers, employees, agents, and all volunteers or other persons engaged in the production of the event or other wise associated with it shall have no liability for any damages sustained by them or any injury or loss, including personal or property loss, which they might suffer.
They acknowledge that their image may be recorded (by video or photograph) during the events. They agree to the use of their name and image in broadcasts, newspapers, brochures, promotional material and other media without compensation.