In Somersault Series events the inherent honesty and integrity
of each participant is expected and respected. The primary responsibility
for fair and safe conduct lies with the participant. Somersault
Series events are organized for the race participants, who will
ultimately decide how they conduct themselves.
It is each participant's responsibility to know and to
adhere to the rules. Please take the time to become familiar
with them. Many run courses are on roads that the runners
share with motor vehicle traffic. Although we do our best to ensure the safety of participants, it
is incumbent on the participant to be aware of and respect
motor vehicle traffic at all times.
Somersault Event Series rules exist for two basic reasons.
The first is to ensure the safety of each and every participant.
The second is to ensure that the competition is fair for
all. The rules for Somersault Series events reflect both
of these factors. They represent a set of conditions
that are set out by our insurers, and/or are the accepted
rules of the sport. Participants in Somersault Series events
must agree to follow these rules.
The IAAF Rules for Road Races are those to which the Somersault
Event Series subscribes, unless set out differently herein. These can
be viewed at www.iaaf.org/insideIAAF/Handbook/Han.
Participants breaking the rules are putting someone at risk,
or gaining an unfair advantage over other participants.
Where the rules are infringed, penalties will be awarded.
However, the primary responsibility for rule enforcement
lies with the participant. When witnessing a rule
violation by another participant, request that it stop, and if it doesn't, report it to an event official.
It is important to understand that Somersault Event Series (2251389 Ontario Limited), and any of the organizations, businesses, or individuals participating in the organization and presentation of a Somersault event are not liable for lost, stolen, or damaged apparel or equipment. The participant is solely responsible.
ipods, mp3s, walkmans, and headphones
We discourage the wearing of Ipods, MP3s, Walkmans or Headphones, etc, during the run portion of Somersault Series events. These devices may prevent you from hearing instructions from marshals, hearing other participants, or hearing approaching vehicles, and they may put you at risk.
We do know however, that many of you wish to wear these devices during running events, so we allow you to do so, but advise you that you do so at your own risk.
If you use a head phone or ear phone device, you should only have the hearing device in one ear. This is to ensure you can hear the directions of marshals and officials - or an oncoming vehicle!
Participants must complete the entire
course unaided, except as provided at the official aid
stations on the courses, or from time to time by spectators or friends.
must wear the number supplied by the organizers on the
front of their jersey during the run.
must have their torso is covered at all times during the event (shirtless is a no-no!).
must wear a ChampionChip Timing Chip around their ankle for timing purposes.
must follow the line of cones on the course. Shortening
the course by not following the cone line is against
Those who choose the "Walk" Category when entering a running event, must not run during the event.
Place awards will not be presented in the "Walk" cateogry, because it is viewed as a particpation category only.