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RACE4WARRIORS

P.O. Box 778

Millsboro, Delaware  19966

Contact@Race4Warriors.org

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EVENT RULES

DIVISION CATEGORY

 

  • Non-military categories are open to anyone, whether you are military or civilian. If you are in the military, but wish to enter a non-military category you are allowed to do so.

  • Military categories are only open to certain military ID card holders. Eligible cardholders include Active Duty Military, Reserves, National Guard and Retirees.

  • Family Members may not enter military categories unless they themselves also fall into one of the previously mentioned groups.

  • Military category participants will wear BDUs or their service equivalent uniform.

  • Military participants may not exchange their boots for any other footgear along the route. Anyone caught violating this rule will be disqualified. Footwear for the military categories are limited to military service recognized boots. Consult your service regulations. Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander.

  • All participants in the march will have at least a full quart of water at the start of the race.

  • Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are not authorized in any Military division.

  • Numbers will be attached to the front chest of the uniform or T-shirt only.  There will be checkpoints along the route.  Numbers must be attached to the front or risk disqualification.

  • All individuals in a military category must comply with the proper wear of the uniform at all times.

TEAMS

  • Teams will consist of 3 members, no more, no less.

  • All teams are required to march single file for the first 2 miles of the march.  This allows faster marchers and runners room to pass.

  • All members must cross the finish line within 30 seconds of the lead individual. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Any team finishing with less than 3 members will be disqualified. No team will abandon or leave behind a member. If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they are left in the care of an aid station. Leaving a comrade behind is not in the spirit of the event. Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from placing. The team's time will still be posted on our website with an annotation of the discrepancy. 

  • Coed teams must have at least one members of each gender.

 

RUN

  • All participants in the military category will wear footwear.

  • Participants in the military category must wear military uniform or service PT gear. 

  • Participants registered in any non-military category may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for running the course, to include running on the beach.

  • Individual components of military type clothing (i.e. BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participant must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrant by finish line personnel.

  • Teams representing organization such as police or fire units may wear uniforms. Uniform fabric should be appropriate for a run up the beach during possibly warm weather. Distinctive unit T-shirts are encouraged in lieu of uniforms.

 

MARCH 

  • A "March" is considered a brisk walk; however, participants may run. This category is simulating our men and women in uniform marching in the middle east with their gear on their backs.  

  • Marchers in this division must have a minimum of 15 pounds including their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified at the finish line.

  • The pack cannot include rocks, sandbags, water or other items which could be picked up along the route. Marchers in this category with less than 15 pounds will be disqualified from the competition.

  • Weighted Vests are not allowed in any category.

  • Please consider using food to use as weight in your backpack: beans, rice, nonperishable items, cans, macaroni, pasta, etc. You will be able to donate this food to support our homeless shelters when you reach the finish line.

  • All participants in this category will wear footwear.

  • Non-military category participants may wear individual components of military type clothing (i.e. BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.), but the participant must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrant by finish line personnel.

  • Individuals representing organization such as police or fire units may wear uniforms. Uniform fabric should be appropriate for a march up the beach during possibly warm weather. Distinctive unit T-shirts are encouraged in lieu of uniforms.

  • Each participant should carry at least one quart of water along the route at all times; however, it is required to have at least one quart of water at the start of the race.

  • Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are not authorized in any Military division.

 

ADDTIONAL RULES

  • Participants between the ages of 12 and 15 years old, providing the individual is registered and running with a parent/ guardian or a member of the family 18 years or older, may compete. 

  • No pets, bicycles or strollers are allowed on the route. (Unless Service Dog w/Documentation)

  • The route will close at 7:00 p.m.

  • Removal of signs or other markers is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

  • Venturing into the sand dunes is not authorized and will result in disqualification.

  • Refunds will not be authorized once registered nor will they be issued do to inclement weather or cancelation of the march or run. Specific situations such as military deployment or medical emergency will be taken into consideration, however the individual must contact us directly and provide appropriate documentation.

  • Good sportsmanship is expected at all times!

  • Timing discrepancies must be made known NLT 1 week after the event. After 7 days all times are considered official and results stand.  Those placing first, second, and third in one of the 165 categories, will receive an award the night of the event.