POSF WAWA Race (W.A.R.)
April 30, 2023
Team Relay (All Male)
Team Relay (Mixed)
10 months ago
Venue: Wawa Dam, Montalban Rizal
Date: April 30, 2023
Time and Day: 4:00am, Sunday
Approximate Distance: 50-60km+
Participants: Maximum of 40 Teams
1. Trail running
2. Mountain Biking
3. Rope skills (Abseiling, ascending)
4. Rock climbing/scrambling
5. Land navigation
6. Swimming (with life vest)
Competitor Skills: Teams will need to train in a variety of terrains and conditions that they may expect to encounter during the race. The POSF Wawa Adventure Race may include the following terrains: Mountain, Rock face, hill, river, forest and tube rafting or swimming on lakes and/or rivers. Familiarity with safety equipment such as climbing harnesses, helmets and belay devices is a must.
For safety purposes, all competitors must:
• Know how to swim
• Attend race briefing
• Must sign a waiver on day of race briefing
• Each Competitor enters under their own responsibility.
• Each Competitor alone can judge whether they should participate in the event, start and continue to the finish line. Nevertheless, the organization reserves the right, after consulting a doctor, or for any other reason deemed suitable by the jury, to forbid a competitor, or a team, from setting off on or continuing on with the course.
**Most Important Rule: Have fun! Adventure races are amazing journeys. Enjoy the experience with your teammate and enjoy the great outdoors!**
Teams must consist of 2 members of either All Male or All female to qualify for the ranking
Mandatory Competitor Equipment
The equipment rules are not enforced to inconvenience competitors.
Competitors must each be equipped with the following minimum equipment the “Whole time” during the race:
• Hydrations pack/Back pack (min 12-litre). No hip-packs will be allowed as a substitute
• Head lamp/Flash light, spare batteries
• Full Finger Gloves for cycling and rappelling
• 2-litre hydration system
• Head lamp with fully charged batteries
• Cold and wet weather gear
• Fully Charged Mobile Phone placed in a waterproof bag or case.
Additional mandatory gear for specific activity
• Trail running shoes (open toes foot wear is not allowed)
• Mountain Bike (26”,27.5”or 29”)
• Knobby tires with min width of 1.9”
• Cycling Helmet (ANSI approved)
• Spare inner tube
• Bike lights (Front and Rear)
3. Rubber tubing
• Personal Flotation Device (PFD), Type III or Water sport vest (inflatable type is not allowed)
• Helmet (Cycling helmet will do)
• Tire Tube (1 per team member): Sizes allowed: 10x222.5, 11x20, 11x22.5 or 12x22.5
4. Rope section
• UIAA Certified Climbing Harness
• Helmet (Cycling helmet will do)
• Full finger gloves
• Optional: Rappelling device (8 ring, ATC, Gri gri)
Any equipment not listed above that the team deemed essential for them must be approved first by the Race Director before use on race day. Using any tool/gear not listed above without the pre-race approval of the Race Director will mean disqualification for the team.
Mandatory Team Equipment
Each team must be equipped with the following minimum equipment:
- 1x First aid kit
- Minimum of 3 feet of duct tape
- At least 2 Ziploc or any watertight bag for race passport
- Bike repair kit with Chain tool
- Tire patch Kit
- Base plate compass
- Waterproof map case/Big Zip loc
- Any firearm or weapon
- Satellite navigation equipment i.e. GPS – unless indicated in the Event Specific Rules
Cut Off Times
- Race Cut off time: 12 Hours
- Intermediate cut off time (CP9 in Wawa): 8 Hours
In the event of an emergency, teams should call the race management for assistance. You are responsible for your own safety…be smart, use your best judgement and stay safe!
Dropping Out of a Race
If you cannot complete the race race, proceed to the nearest manned checkpoint and check in with a marshal/race staff. A team MAY NOT leave the race course unless first notifying race management. Unless there is a major medical emergency teams are responsible for making their way back to the start/finish should they decide to drop from the race.
The timing of the event will begin at the start of the race and officially ends when the entire team crosses the finish line. Race management reserves the right to change the start/finish time for the event which will be communicated to racers at the race brief. The time recorded by the organizers will be the official time.
On the Race Course
• All racers are expected to be examples of good sportsmanship. Racers must treat local patrons, the public, race staff and fellow racers with courtesy and respect. Teams must adhere to all rules and regulations within the facilities where the events are taking place.
• Teams must assist fellow racers in need of medical attention.
• Each team will visit a series of checkpoints in order designated by the organizers and use the mode of transportation described.
• Each team will receive a passport/control card. Team captain must present their passport to the marshal at the Transition/Checkpoint for verification and stamping
• In order to remain official teams must complete the mandatory prescribed course, and cross the finish line as a team by the official race cut-off time.
• Unofficial teams may continue on the race course with race management’s approval but they will be out of the running for ranking, awards and prizes
• All team members must check in together at each checkpoint. All members of each team must stay within 100 feet of each other at all times during the event. All team members must cross the finish line at the same time.
• Where teams are required to comply with time restrictions during an event in the race, this will be for safety or logistical considerations. Failure to meet a designated cut-off will result in them being removed from the event; or being re-routed on a shortened course, as stipulated by the organizers. The elapsed time in the case of a safety/logistical cut-off is included in race time, unless otherwise stipulated by the Organizers.
• While organizers do try to avoid bottlenecks, delays may cause teams to wait their turn to complete a discipline. Teams who has their own set of gear/equipment needed for a specific discipline will be given priority in any Que.
• All races must follow a “Leave no Trace” ethic
• No littering of any kind is allowed. Teams caught littering will be automatically disqualified
• Teams must follow race travel instructions and avoid all off-limits areas as indicated in the race map.
• Non team members are not allowed on the course without approval from race management.
• Teams must exclusively travel under their own power during the race. Any team using motorized transportation will be automatically disqualified
• Teams must carry all required gear throughout each section of the race unless stated otherwise by race management. (e.g., a mountain bike helmet is required gear, but does not need to be worn during a trekking section.)
Official race passport and maps are all mandatory gear to be carried throughout the entire race. Teams that loose one of these items will be receive 1 mandatory checkpoint penalty and may be ranked unofficial
• Gear checks will be performed on the race course. Teams failing to present a requested piece of mandatory gear will receive 1 mandatory checkpoint penalty for each piece of gear not shown
• Each individual racer must wear a uniform of their choice.
• Helmets must be worn at all times during all mountain biking legs
• Bike lights must be turned on during night riding from dusk to dawn
• All teams’ members must wear a PFD at all times during water sections of the race
• All team members are required to use a climbing harness on all rope sections of the race.
• GPS equipment is not allowed. Any team found using a GPS will be automatically disqualified
• Teams are responsible for their own food and drink on the race course.
Teams are allowed 1 drop bag each in Wawa and Casili Station.
• All participants must be at least 18 years of age if they are racing without a parent or guardian. Participates under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Minimum age is 12 years old.
• Rules may be added or changed at any time during the event
• Team members must sign all waivers and be present at all safety and pre-race meetings in order to participate.
• No illegal drugs shall be used during the event. Violation of this rule results in automatic disqualification
• POSF/Organizers are not responsible for stolen, lost or damaged equipment
• Teams may lodge a protest anytime during the event. The protest must be in writing, turned in at a manned checkpoint and must be documented on their passport. A written post-race grievance must be received by race management no later than 1 hour after the official race finish time.
• Medical crews will be available for non-emergency medical treatment and consultation within transition areas when available. Any team receiving any form of medical treatment outside a transition area or a medical support area as specified in the race instructions will be disqualified.
• Medical treatment will be provided to race seconds and staff regardless of their location and at no risk of disqualification to any teams concerned.
• Medical treatment within transition areas is limited to basic first aid and advice. Should a racer require advanced life support, active fluid replacement therapy (IV), the administration of any oral or intravenous drug, then that racer, subject to the race director’s final decision, will be prevented from continuing with the event.
• The medical crew has the authority, on confirmation with the race director, to withdraw a racer from an event should the racers further participation in the event result in permanent injury, disability or death to the racer or his/her teammates.
• Racers are obliged to carry the team’s personal medications in the team first aid kit or on the person concerned. The medical crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the team concerned have failed to supply their own.
• The medical crew will provide immediate, emergency treatment and stabilization. Should a racer require transport by ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the patient
• Racers are strongly advised to take appropriate insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.
Grounds for Disqualification
• Leaving/abandoning a teammate
• Mode of travel not specific for each leg of race
• Use of any electronic navigation device (e.g., GPS)
• Littering on course
• Non-assistance of person in danger
• More than 1 hour late to the start line
• Disobeying instructions from a race official
• Unauthorized use of a road or trail
• Violating the 100 foot rule, dispersed team
• Loss of passport, maps, mandatory gear
• Accepting equipment from any source other than teammates or other racers during the event
• Non-emergency use of cell phone or radio expect as noted above
• Not wearing a PFD during paddle/water sections
• Not wearing a helmet during mountain biking sections
• Possession or use of a weapon
• Trying to impede other teams progress
• Violation over the identity of a competitor or change of a team member during the event
• Removing or damaging a trail sign or marking
• Lack of respect for other racers, volunteers, Racing Staff, equipment, or the environment. This will be dealt with on a case by case basis and is at the discretion of race management.
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