Rules & Regulations 旧

Race Dates

September 9th to 10th, 2017

Start / Finish

Start of 100km Group (Actual Distance 90km) : Chixi Visitor Service Center of Changbaishan Mountain (长白山池西游客服务中心)

Start of 50km Group: West Gate of Changbaishan National Nature Reserve's  West Scenic Spot (长白山自然保护区西景区西山门)

Start of 25km Group (Actual Distance 21 km): Grand Canyon Scenic Spot of Changbaishan National Nature Reserve (长白山自然保护区 大峡谷景区 )

Finish of All Groups: Tianchi Lake of Changbaishan Mountain(长白山天池)

Registration Time

100km Group (500 Entries): 10:00 on April 21th, 2017

50km Group (900 Entries): 10:00 on April 21th, 2017

25km Group (600 Entries): 10:00 on April 21th, 2017

Race Time

Group Start Time Assembling Time Cut-off Time
100km September 9th, 22:30 September 9th, 21:30 – 22:15 September 10th, 16:30
50km September 10th, 5:30 September 10th, 4:30 – 5:15
25km September 10th, 8:30 September 10th, 7:30 – 8:15

Itra Endurance Point

100km Group: 4

50km Group: 2

25km Group: 1

Rules and Regulations

  Requirements:

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old on race day: Saturday 9 September 2017;

2. Healthy. No hypertension, heart disease history or any other disease, which is inappropriate for strenuous exercise.


 General Rules

1. Participants may run walk or crawl, but may not make use of any motorized or wheeled vehicles during the race. Doing so could be grounds for disqualification.

2. Participants cannot take the disposable bottles, cups and bowls away from supply point. Please take your own hydration gear.

3. Participants must follow the marked course route the entire way and register at each timing checkpoint. Navigable GPS watch is recommended by the organizing committee. Please download the GPX file on the official website and load the track in GPS device in advance, so that uncertain course can be confirmed via GPS device.  If a participant runs the wrong way and   misses the check point, his/her race result will be penalized.

Penalty Rules: The slowest time (of all participants) between the two check points before and after the check point that the participant has missed, multiplies by 1.1 as the penalty time, which will be added to the participant's result. If the result (which has added the penalty time) exceeds the closing time, the participant will be defined as unfinished to the race.

4. Race number must be visible at all times on the outside of clothing and on the front of body. The race number and race wristband are to confirm p articipant's identity. The loss of either race number or race wristband will lead to disqualification.

5. Each supply point will have a closing time (all closing time information will be published before the race). If a participant arrives at a supply point after closing time, he/she must stop the race and take the shelter car to the finish. The participant will be disqualified and suspended to the race for insisting to continue the race. If drop out of the race on the course, please go to the nearest check point, or call the phone number on the back of the race number to inform the race command center.

6. When assembling before the race, all participants' mandatory equipment will be checked. Participants with any lack of mandatory equipment are not allowed to participate in the race and their race number and timing device will be destroyed. During the race, participants must carry all the mandatory equipment. Staff member will check mandatory equipment randomly. Any lack of mandatory equipment will lead to the participant's disqualification and destruction of race number and timing device.

7. Environmental protection check. Participants cannot bring any disposable hydration gears, including plastic bottle, pop can, disposable cup and tableware. The organizing committee will forcibly stop the participant to participate in the race who insists to bring disposable hydration gear in the race and destroy his/her race number and timing device. During the race, participants should cooperate with the organizing committee on the environmental protection check. If a participant is found taking disposable hydration gear or tableware, he/she should drop them in the supply point and have mandatory equipment checked to continue the race. Personal garbage should be taken to next supply point to drop. Littering on the race will lead to disqualification and destruction of race number and timing device. Mutual monitoring and kind reminder are highly advocated.

8. The organizing committee reserves the right to change the race route, put off the race time, terminate the race in advance or even cancel the race due to the adverse weather conditions or other force majeure. No matter in what condition, registration fee will not be returned. Please note and understand.

9. Race qualification transfer is extremely prohibited . Individuals from both sides who have transferred the race qualification should take the responsibilities of issues of medical aid and insurance claim. If anyone is found of racing with another's race number, both individuals involved will be disqualified and both will not be allowed to participate in TNF100 series and races held by Huipao race operating organization. A report will be submitted to International Trail Running Association to state the situation.

10. Participants must show  valid and original identity certificate (ID card/Passport) to pick up their race pack . Only participants themselves can pick up race n umber, timing chip and race  wristband. If a participant cannot participate in the race, other race items apart from the race number, timing chip and race wristband can be picked up by someone else with a copy of both people's identity certificate (ID card/Passport). 

Safety Clauses

1. Participants should run on the sidewalk or wayside when they are running on the road or driveway. When crossing the intersection, please pay attention to the traffic light, walk/run on the zebra-stripe and obey the traffic rules and staff members' command. If there are no zebra-stripe, please notice the passing vehicles.

2. In case of any emergency needing rescue, please call the phone number on the back of race number to contact the command center, and hold position till the arrival of rescuers. The organizing committee encourages participants to help each other. Please contact the command center or the nearest rescuer as soon possible when finding someone in need.

3. At remote mountain area, before the arrival of rescuers, injured participant can simply save himself/herself with medical supplies that he/she has carried with, cover himself/herself with survival blanket, and wait for rescue.

4. Individual accident insurance for all runners and volunteers covering race days will be purchased by the organizing committee. In the meantime, the organizing committee recommends participants to purchase accident insurance with higher coverage.

5. Participants should be polite when passing by villages. Trampling farmland and orchard, bothering farmer's livestock and poultry are prohibited, and participants should turn off headlamp before entering supply point at night.

6. During the race, tinder and smoking are strictly prohibited. Once found the participant will be disqualified, and his/her race number and timing device will be destroyed. Also, the participant will not be allowed to participate in TNF100 series and races held by Huipao race operating organization. Serious consequences (like fire incident) will result in legal punishment.

7. 100km participant should take a GPS tracking device (汇跑®小南针) from the organizing committee during the whole course of the race. The deposit of this device which will be charged at registration is 300 RMB. Participant must return the GPS tracking device at the finish, then having deposit refunded to the payment account. If the participant cannot return the GPS device on the same day, he/she can contact the organizing committee to return the device and have deposit back after the race.

8. Considering that the temperature of race day will be low and the summit of Changbaishan Mountain will be quite cold, a suit-changing point will be set at CP8 (transfer center) for 100km and 50km Groups. Participant can change dry suit and footgear at CP8. Meanwhile, windproof jacket will be checked at CP8. Participants can either carry the windproof jacket by themselves, or leave a drop bag in advance and collect it at CP8 to pass the windproof jacket check. All participants must carry or wear windproof/warm jacket (including skin jacket, light down jacket, down vest, cotton-padded clothes, etc.), if not the participant will be forced to quit, and his/her race number and timing device will be destroyed. 25km participants do not have a suit-changing point, so they must carry or wear windproof/warm jacket during the whole course from start to finish.  


Mandatory Gear List:

Group Mandatory Gear Recommended Items
100km 1. A headlamp with batteries
2. A mobile phone (workable in China, full charged, China Telecom is recommended)
3. 
Survival blanket
4. 
Whistle
5.  Stock of water minimum 1 liter (bottle or bladder, disposable bottle is prohibited)
6. Race number  (emergency contact should be written on it) and race wristband
7. 
2 timing chips (one has been pasted on the back of race number, another one should be hung on the outside of backpack at visibility point)
8. GPS tracking device (issued before the race, 汇跑®小南针 )
9. 
Windproof jacket (from CP8 to Finish)
Navigable GPS watch (such as Suunto Spartan Ultra)
Sunblock

Sunglasses

V
isor
Buff
Warm jacket/pant
Electrolyte capsules
Individual medicine

Cash
50km 1. A mobile phone (workable in China, full charged, China Telecom is recommended)
2. 
Survival blanket
3. 
Whistle
4. Stock of water minimum 1 liter (bottle or bladder, disposable bottle is prohibited)
5. 
Race number (emergency contact should be written on it) and race wristband
6. 
2 timing chips (one has been pasted on the back of race number, another one should be hung on the outside of backpack at visibility point)
7. Windproof jacket (from CP8 to Finish)
Navigable GPS watch (such as Suunto Spartan Ultra)
Sunblock

Sunglasses

V
isor
B
uff
Warm jacket/pant

Electrolyte capsules

Individual medicine

Cash
25km 1. A mobile phone (workable in China, full charged, China Telecom is recommended)
2.  Survival blanket
3. 
Whistle
4. 
Stock of water minimum 1 liter (bottle or bladder, disposable bottle is prohibited)
5. Race number (emergency contact should be written on it) and race wristband
6. 2 timing chips (one has been pasted on the back of race number, another one should be hung on the outside of backpack at visibility point)
7. 
Windproof jacket
Navigable GPS watch (such as Suunto Spartan Ultra)
Sunblock

Sunglasses

Visor

Warm jacket/pant

Electrolyte capsules

Individual medicine

Cash


Drop Bag Service

Participant who need drop bag must paste small race number on the bag for recognition and leave the bag to the staff member at bag storage area of the start.  Phone, certificates, cash and other valuable items are not allowed to put in drop bag, if losing please note that the organizing committee will not undertake the compensation responsibilities. The North Face 100 ® Ultra Trail Challenge Changbaishan has 3 starts and 1 finish. Once the race starts, drop bags will be ferried from the start to CP9, and the distance between CP9 and the Finish is about 2 km. Finisher can return to CP9 to collect his/her bag by their race number on the bag storage buses. Collecting drop bag service will close in 30 minutes after the race finishing. If participants have any bags not collected within that time, please contact the organizing committee in 1 week after the race to send the bags back through express delivery (the delivery fees are on participants' own).  A week later, the bags may be defined as unclaimed.

Suit-changing Point

A suit-changing point is set for 100km and 50km Groups and located at CP8. 100km and 50km participants that need to change clothes during the race can leave their bags (of change of clothes) at the suit-changing bag storage bus near the start, and t here is no suit-changing service for 25km group.

Prizes

Finisher's medals and shirts are awarded for all finishers of 100km, 50km and 25km groups. Certificate of achievement can be downloaded on the official website 40 hours later after the race, and there is no printing service at the race day.

Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 in each of the male and female category of 100km group, and they can also receive the following rewards:

The North Face® Outdoor Training trail race package, which is worth more than 10,000 RMB. The specific products with optional sizes will be published before the race and sent after the race.

Chance of participating in TNF Outdoor Training, which is the most professional training of trail running within 1 year;

Chance of participating in TNF Outdoor Training's  trial plan of new products within 1 year.

How to Enter

Requirements:

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old on race day: Saturday 9 September 2017;

2. Healthy. No hypertension, heart disease history or any other disease, which is inappropriate for strenuous exercise.


Registration Time and Registration Fee

Group Entries Registration Fee Registration Time
100km 600 999 RMB July 14th, 2017 to August 24th, 2017
50km 900 699 RMB July 14th, 2017 to August 24th, 2017
25km 500 499 RMB July 14th, 2017 to August 24th, 2017

Note: 100km participant should pay 300 RMB of GPS device's deposit, which will be refunded after the race.

Registration Method

All participants must log on the official website to register. After registration opening, participants who have passed the verification can obtain the race qualification according to the order of paying on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration Procedure

1. Log on the Registration Page on the Official Website:  Participant must register as an iHuipao user, then log on the registration page on  the official website with the registered iHuipao account to register. Participant can register iHuipao account through E-mail, mobile phone, or use WeChat, Weibo and QQ number for One-click authorizing and login.

2. Choose Group: Participants should select their own group.

3. Read the Disclaimer: Participants have to read and agree the disclaimer, then can go on.

4. Fill in Registration Information: Participants should fill in their basic registration information.

5. Submit Registration: Participants whose race results are already  in the qualification database and matching the verification will directly go to the payment section, otherwise participants will go to the result collecting page and then upload their result certificates.

6. Payment: Participant should choose a way to pay and complete the payment.

7. Successful Registration Notice:  Successful registration page, successful registration e-mail, successful registration SMS.


Registration Qualifications

100km Group Qualification:

Participants should submit result certificate of formal trail race (50km and above) in the last 2 years to the organizing committee.

50km Group Qualification:

Participants can submit either of the following result certificates to the organizing committee:

a. Result certificate of formal trail race (21km and above) in the last 2 years;

b. Result certificate of formal marathon (42.195km and above) in the last 2 years;

25km Group Qualification:

Participants can submit either of the following result certificates to the organizing committee:

a. Result certificate of formal trail race (21km and above) in the last 2 years;

b. Result certificate of half marathon (21.0975km and above) in the last 2 years; 

Qualification Verification

1. After a participant filling out name and ID number, the registration program will search Huipao ® result database, to figure out whether the participant has history result that fits the qualification verification. If any, the participant will pass the qualification verification directly without uploading any result certificates.

2. If there are no history results of the participant, he/she will enter result-uploading page and have his/her results checked manually. Participants must upload authentic and valid result certificates and wait for the verification. The organizing committee will verify the authenticity of participants' result certificates. A participant who forged the result certificates will be added in the suspension list, and the organizing committee will never accept any registration application of the participant. After passing the qualification verification, participants will receive confirmation letter of registration qualification, via e-mail and SMS.

3. Participants who cannot pass the verification, can re-submit other result certificates for “supplementary information” and have verification again.

Following are steps in detail:

Participants input their ID number on the official website to find out their registration information, and click the button above to re-submit result certificates.

Quit / Registration Waiting List

1. After the registration is full, participants who want to take part in the race can still register. If the participants have met the requirements, they will enter the waiting list after payment. Before registration and payment, the system will inform the participants whether they are applying for a formal qualification or a p lace of waiting list.

2. Before August 24th, the participant who have already get the race qualification can choose to quit, then a participant in waiting list will take the qualification.

3. The number of participants in the waiting list will be published in real-time, and the sequence number of participants in the waiting list is available through registration enquiry.

4. Participants in the waiting list can apply to leave the list, but cannot re-apply to enter the waiting list of the same group.

5. The deadline of registration and quit-registration is August 24 th. After that the organizing committee will not accept participants' quit applications. Participants in the waiting list who do not get qualification at last will have their registration fee back after the deadline of registration.

6. Participants with race qualifications who apply to quit can get full registration fee back before July 22 nd; get 80% registration fee back before August 10th ; get 50% registration fee back before August 24th . After August 24th, refund application will be unacceptable. Participants in the waiting list who do not get qualification can get full registration fee back anytime. The deposit of GPS device of 100km group, which is not included in the registration fee will be all refunded.

Race Pack Collection

Time:  September 9th (S aturday), 2017, 10:00 – 22:00

Location: Chixi Visitor Service Center, Donggang Town, Fusong County ( 抚松县东岗镇池西游客服务中心 )

Items:

Group Race Number Race  Wristband Timing Chip Drop Bag Race Clothing Watermark Sticker Safety Pin
100km 1 Big/2 Sma ll 1 2 2 1 1 1
50km 1 Big/2 Sma ll 1 2 2 1 1 1
25km 1 Big / 1 Small 1 2 1 1 1 1

Two  timing chips: one has been pasted on the back of race number, another one should be hung on the outside of backpack at visibility point.