Genting Trailblazer 2008


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PRIZE: OVER RM72,000 WORTH OF CASH & PRIZES TO BE WON! Cash prizes are for the Competitive Run categories only.
DEADLINE: 5th October 2008
WEBSITE/URL: http://www.gentingtrailblazer.com/

DESCRIPTION:
RACE

1. When and where will the race be held?
The Genting Trailblazer 2008 will be held on Sunday, 2nd November 2008. Start and finishing point is at Awana Genting Highlands Football Field for all races.

2. What are the race categories?
There are 2 main categories: Competitive and Adventure.

Competitive (14km)
· Men
· Women
· Mixed

Adventure (14km)
· Men
· Women
· Mixed
· Veteran (combined age of 90 years and above of any gender)

* Participants for all categories must be 18 years and above.

3. What is the composition of the team?
The team can consist of two male, two female, or one male and one female. The veteran category can have two persons of any gender as long as their combined age adds up to more than 90 years of age.

4. Is there any minimum or maximum age for participants?
The minimum age for Competitive and Adventure categories is 18 years of age. There is no maximum age for any category.

5. What should I wear for the race? Is there any special equipment required?
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes with good traction. Other recommended gear will be a hydration pack and basic first aid kit.

Please bring along a set of clean clothes, bath towel and shoes/sandals to change into after the Race as you are guaranteed to be wet and muddy by the time your team reaches the Finish Line. There will be showers and changing rooms at the Finish Area.

6. If I could not finish the race, can I still get the finisher medal and certificate of achievement?
No. You must finish the race in order to get the medal and certificate.

7. What is a goodie bag?
The goodie bag is an exclusive event pack which will consist of a whole host of sponsored goodies.

You cannot start your race without the bib number and all participants must collect their goodie bag at:-

Venue : Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Date : 1st November 2008 ( Saturday)
Time : 2.00pm onwards

Or

Venue : Football Field, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Date : On the race day – 2nd November 2008 (Sunday)
Time : 7.00am – 7.30am

8. What are the prizes?
OVER RM72,000 WORTH OF CASH & PRIZES TO BE WON! Cash prizes are for the Competitive Run categories only.

9. What are the sizes available for the Event T-shirt?

T-Shirt Sizes for Selection:-
a) S size ( chest measurement 38 inches)
b) M size (chest measurement 40 inches)
c) L size (chest measurement 42 inches)
d) XL size (chest measurement 44 inches)

The T-shirt size given out will be the size you selected when you submitted your registration.

10. Can I bring along my pets?
No. Walking or running with pets is strictly disallowed in this race.

TEAM CATEGORIES

11. What is Competitive category and Adventure category?
All participants in all categories will be running the same path, facing the same obstacles and wading through the same gruelling mud challenge. The main difference is that participants of the Competitive Run categories will be vying for the cash prizes.

12. If I have already registered for the Competitive category, can I switch race category and run in the Adventure category?
No. Race category is non-transferable.

REGISTRATION

13. How can I register?
You can register and make payment ONLINE.

14. How will I know if my entry has been accepted?
A confirmation slip will be shown on the screen once entry form and payment are submitted and confirmed. A copy of the confirmation slip will also be sent to the valid email account provided by you.

Please remember to save and print out a copy of the confirmation slip.

You will need to produce your confirmation slip together with your NRIC/Passport when you collect your goodie bag and bib number at the Reception Counter of Awana Genting Hotel Lobby (1st November 2008) or Football field of Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort (2nd November 2008).

15. Do I get a refund if I choose not to participate after registration?
No. Registration fee is not refundable.

16. Can I make changes to my personal particulars after submitting my registration?
Yes. You can send an email to

trailblazer@genting.com

with the respective change(s).

17. Can I change race categories after I have registered?
No.

18. I am not a resident of Malaysia, how shall I arrange for accommodation?
You may opt for Room Package which includes Run, Room and Light Breakfast. All bookings can be made online.

Payment will be done online via credit card transaction.

19. How do I collect my race bib and goodie bag?
You may collect your bib number and goodie bag at:-

Venue : Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Date : 1st November 2008 ( Saturday)
Time : 2.00pm onwards

Or

Venue : Football Field, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Date : On the race day – 2nd November 2008 (Sunday)
Time : 7.00am – 7.30am

EVENT

20. What is a race clinic?
It is a lecture-style presentation conducted by specialists in the field of sports science and medicine, sports equipment and of course, long distance running. The race clinic is designed to prepare you for your race.

Admission is free for participants.

CONTACT INFORMATION

21. How do I contact the Organisers?
You may contact the Organisers via the following channels:
i) Email

trailblazer@genting.com

for enquiries. Leave down your contact number and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

ii) Visit our blog on

http://verydirtypeople.blogspot.com

or join our Facebook Group: Genting Trailblazer.

PARTICIPANT’S RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Every competitor is responsible for his/her involvement in the race and is the sole judge of whether he/she should begin or continue competing in the race. However, the Race Organiser reserves the absolute right and discretion to ban a competitor from starting or continuing the race, if in the Race organiser’s opinion that the competitor is likely to cause him/her self injury either by starting or continuing the race. The race organiser’s decision will be final.
2. Participants who are not certain of their physical and/or mental capacities to participate in this race are advised to consult their family doctor prior to participation.
3. Participants must ensure that they are well-rested prior to the race day and are well-hydrated.
4. If participants feel unwell during the race, they must stop and ask for medical attention from the support crews along the race route.
5. Please use comfortable clothes and shoes and that you do not mind getting wet and muddy.

ORGANISER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

1. The Race Organiser will provide First-Aid service during the race. There will be First Aid stations along the race route. There will also be mobile support crews along the route to provide First Aid assistance.
2. One water re-hydration point shall be available along the race route course.
3. Race officials at all Check points will have communication accessibility to the Race Organisers.

RACE BRIEFING
All competitors must attend a compulsory race briefing prior to the race. Failure to attend the briefing will result in automatic disqualification from the race.

RACE RULES
General

1. Both team members must stay together on the race course at all times and cross the finish line together.
2. Any team that reports after the stipulated times will not be allowed to participate in the race.
3. Race Bibs must be worn on the outside of clothing at all times.
4. Participants must be of sound physical condition, free of any type of bodily ailment. If in any case that an individual is allowed by the Race Organiser to participate, it is still his/her responsibility to inform the Race Organiser or doctors of any possible factors that may trigger or aggravate a specific ailment
5. In the event of over subscription, teams will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. Not withstanding this, the Race Organiser has absolute discretion to decide whether or not to accept a team’s registration. The Race Organiser’s decision will be final.
6. Any teams, team members or participants may choose not to participate in any section of the racecourse will not qualify to win awards, but will be permitted to complete the race. Teams or participants electing not to participate in any section of the race course must report to a race official at the section to state their intention and receive instructions for alternative route around the area.
7. The Race Organiser reserves the right to change the rules or the course at any given time ANY FAILURE BY A COMPETITOR TO ADHERE TO THE ABOVE-MENTIONED RULES AND REGULATIONS CAN RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION OF THE ENTIRE COMPETING TEAM.
8. The Race Organiser reserves the right to use, promote and publish participants’ photos and particulars in the press and any other media where applicable for publicity and advertising purposes.

RACE TIMING

1. The Race Organiser shall activate the official time clock when the race is flagged down and stop it after the race cut-off time.
2. The team must start the race and finish the race together. Prior to entering the finishing lanes, both team members must be together. The team’s timing shall be deemed to stop when both team members cross the finish line.

CHECKPOINTS

1. To complete the entire race, teams must pass through all Checkpoints.
2. Should a team miss a Checkpoint, they must backtrack to the missed Checkpoint to get token/slip.

TEAM WITHDRAWAL and DISQUALIFICATION

1. The team cannot continue and will be automatically disqualified should one member drop out of the race. However, the remaining team members may continue the race unranked if they wish to do so on a non-competitive basis.
2. Any voluntary withdrawal of a team or team member must be made at the nearest Checkpoint, except in medical emergency cases.
3. The Race Organiser reserves the right to decide if the team or person may continue for health safety or other reasons.
4. The Race Organiser reserves the right to disqualify a team or person for not following the instructions of the Race Organiser or any race official / marshal. The Race Organiser’s decision is final.


1 Comment
  1. Michele 12 years ago

    Genting is very very very slow in giving us our prize monies. It’s been almost two months of NO news from them. What is up with these people?? Tonnes of media prior to the race, and absolute hopeless contact after the race.

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