IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR RACE.
At the bottom of this PAGE is the link to take you through to your team waves and your departure times. Please continue reading this email for critical information that will make your event day even smoother.
Write down your wave and departure time on your hand before you leave your house. Easy.
1. COLLECT RACE SHIRTS
Collect your team race shirts first. These will be located next to the start line. The shirts are sorted alphabetically based on the surname (last name) of the child in your team.
2. COLLECT YOUR TEAM TRANSPONDERS
After you have collected your shirts, collect your team transponders - these will be right next to the shirts. Your team transponders will be in your wave. So, if you are going in wave 12 - your team transponders will be in the wave 12 container. Your transponder will have your name on it. Do not collect anyone else’s transponder.
Collect your nippers shirt separately - these will be located next to the transponder table. There are no transponders for nippers.
Course distances for this year have been set at around 2.5 km to 3 km. Please factor hydration into your teams preparation. Teams must be self-sufficient with their own fluid. There are no water stations on the course. Don't forget to have a picnic basket with ice-cold refreshments at the finish line!
5. COMPULSORY CHALLENGES
Here is a quick note on the two compulsory challenges for your event. We would like to stress that these challenges do not have a testing element. Click here to go to the compulsory challenges page on the website.
A pencil or pen (Teams that forget to could face delays on challenges tracking down a spare pen. So, pack the pen first!)
Comfortable athletic clothing - like shorts, running shoes and hat
Water bottle (We have a refill station at the start/finish area)
Raincoat – if it rains, we race and get wet
Picnic for team and family supporters for after XRACE
Your own medication if required
You will be provided with an XRACE t-shirt which must be worn during the competition. You must also wear the provided timing chip (refer below).
XRACE challenges may involve getting wet, mud and physical exertion, so we recommend you dress appropriately in old clothes and covered toe shoes.
Do not race with electronic devices including keys. These may get wet.
Your transponders will be available for pick up on race day. It looks like a small credit card with four holes punched in it.
Both parent and child must wear their own individual transponder. It must be worn on the shoe and nowhere else. Failure to correctly wear your transponder will result in your team not being recorded a time.
There will be cable ties available at the transponder pick up table to fasten them to shoes without laces if needed.
SHOES ON AT THE FINISH
This is critical. Shoes must be on as you cross the finish line otherwise your team's time crossing the finish line may not be recorded.
We are holding a sale of merchandise on race day PRIOR to the event starting at Late Registration. Please note, we will not have any card facilities, cash only.
Compulsory challenges are challenges that we tell you about ahead of your race. This allows teams to learn new skills and have fun together prior to your race day. Click here to see our compulsory challenges.
Inside the start house, your team will get a BADDIE CARD. A baddie is someone who is out to catch your team and will mark you for a time penalty - to be served later on the course. Baddie's play by the rules and so will you. Here is how you can defeat the baddies.
If you see a baddie, all you have to do is hold hands and he cannot catch or stop your team. Simple as that.
You can tell if someone is a baddie - they will be wearing a mask covering part of the face. This is the only identifying item to signify they are a baddie.
Baddies are out to catch teams that separate, where one team member takes off and leaves the other behind.
Baddies are tricky - they are baddies after all. They will be wearing normal clothing, perhaps dressed as a jogger or just out for a walk. They don't have to wear the mask all the time but will slip it on only when they want to.
A baddie will never go within 50 metres of a challenge.
To catch you, all a baddie has to do is to touch one of your team on the shoulder and will mark you as caught.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO HOLD HANDS THE WHOLE WAY AROUND - JUST STAY CLOSE BY EACH OTHER AND YOU WILL DEFEAT THE BADDIES.
At the finish line, we will have large water containers for you to refill your drink bottles. But, unlike other events we do not provide paper cups. We aim to set the event standard in reducing our event waste footprint.
There are no rubbish bins onsite. Please take all waste away and dispose with consideration – thanks for this!
(TIP: use your race pack bag as a rubbish bag).
Each XRACE uses different wave starts to help us reduce congestion when you arrive at challenges. Wave times will be posted on the Wednesday before your event. We suggest you write your start time on your hand so you don’t forget it.
We release between 10 and 30 teams every 60 seconds – this is called a wave.
So, if the race starts at 9:00 A.M and your team is wave 12 your start time will be 9:12 A.M. Collect your transponders in the registration area, tie them on your shoes, then make your way to the start line in time for your wave departure time. The announcer will call up waves by number into the start house where you will be joined by other teams in your wave.
There will be a clock displayed at the start line that will show official race time. The race clocks are considered to be official time and will be set to run at the same time as shown on your phone.
Leaving the start house before your departure time = no recorded time
Leaving the start house at your allocated time = recorded time
Leaving the start house after your allocated time = recorded time
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