Regulations

Art 1. If you have any questions after reading these rules, first check the FAQ before contacting us

Art 2. The obstacle run is organized by VZW Run2Escape, with registered office in 9028 Wondelgem, Winkelstraat 53 (company number 0536.628.744), hereinafter referred to as the VZW and/or the organizer.

Art 3. The income of the obstacle run is devoted to charity leading to the corporate purpose of the VZW this is the children’s cancer foundation.

Art 4. By his / her registration each participant acknowledges to have taken note of the current regulations and to accept it as binding.

General

Art 5. Each participant of The Great Escape declares to be in good health and medically unimpeded to take part in the obstacle course or by participation to be at physical risk. You are not obliged to take an obstacle. Know your body, slow down or stop if it’s no longer possible for you to carry on. Team spirit is the most important: relax together and conquer obstacles. Help each other, support each other and run together over the finish line.

Art 6. The organization shall take all precautions in its ability to conduct the obstacle course in a safe and orderly manner. The organizer is not responsible for any thefts committed in the context of the organization of the obstacle course. There is medical assistance available on this competition. Participants are also insured against physical accidents during their participation in our competition.

Art 7. The participant commits to- and will follow all instructions, security aspects, the course to be taken, and such more… of the organization.

Art 8. All information of the participants is intended for VZW Run2Escape and will not be share with other organizations with exception to our head partners, if they ask for this. By participating in the event you state to have agreed to the potential use of your photo in print, film, video, and others, for promotional reasons of VZW Run2Escape, without claiming any compensation for this.

Art 9. You will not block any access roads at any time so that, if needed, the emergency services can pass.

Art 10. The participant will not leave rubbish on the course or in the surroundings and will take all his/her rubbish with them or will deposit this in the appropriate containers.

Art 11. By intentionally damaging an obstacle or other parts of the infrastructure the staff will take measures and inform the police

Art 12. After the competition you can make use of the changing rooms and showers. Staff will check the changing rooms regularly in case of abuse or destruction they will take the necessary measures.

Art 13. Toilets are free, please leave them clean for the next person.

Art 14. Only the participants whose registration fee is paid on time will be admitted to the obstacle course. The entry fee cannot be returned, not even for reasons of force majeure, and will remain acquired to the organizer

Registration

Art 15. The minimum age to participate is:

The Great Escape & The Great Escape 1/2de Marathon:

  • 12 – 13 years: Date of birth before 02/06/2005 and the year of birth 2004 (Although it is mandatory to be accompanied by an 18+)
  • As of the year of birth 2003 an individual start is possible.

OCR Belgium’s Open Championship & The Great Escape Team competition:

  • As of 14 years: born before 03/06/2003

Art 16. Your registration will only be accepted upon receipt of the registration fee

Art 17. Note your correct e-mail address on your registration form, because on this e-mail address you will receive shortly before the event a confirmation mail with your start number. The start numbers will also be announced a few weeks in advance on the website. The lists of names with start numbers will also be posted at the secretary.

Art 18. You must sign up with the filled in appendix A and your identity card. If you have a certain discount (if registered before the 1st of May) you must also bring this along (Fire fighters, Police, Military, and Students). The start numbers will be on the website a couple of weeks in advance. You will receive all the supplies needed to get started.

Art 19. Every participant will receive a chip before the obstacle run. The participant will wear the chip during the obstacle course according to the instructions provided by the organizer. This chip is returned immediately after the obstacle course to the organizer at the appropriate location. If the participant does not return the chip to the organizer, for any reason whatsoever e.g. loss, the participant shall pay the organization a compensation of € 25.00.

Competition

Art 20. Motorized vehicles, bicycles and other vehicles, not specific to the organization, are forbidden on the course during the race.

Art 21. Each participant will receive a festival wristband with number, this must be worn at all times.

Art 22. Start times: These are subject to change and will be placed on the website beforehand.

  • OCR Belgium’s Open Championship: Depending on the number of participants:
    03 June 2017, between 09h00 and 11h00.
  • The Great Escape Team Competition: Depending on the number of participants:
    03 Juno 2017, between 11h00 and 13h00.
  • The Great Escape – Saturday 03 June 2017 (1050):
    • Wave 1: 14h00 (150)
    • Wave 2: 14h20 (150)
    • Wave 3: 14h40 (150)
    • Wave 4: 15h00 (150)
    • Wave 5: 15h20 (150)
    • Wave 6: 15h40 (150)
    • Wave 7: 16h00 (150)
  • The Great Escape 1/2de Marathon: Depending on the number of participants:
    04 Juni 2017, between 11h00 and 13h00.
  • The Great Escape – Sunday 04 June 2017 (1050):
    • Wave 1: 13h00 (150)
    • Wave 2: 13h20 (150)
    • Wave 3: 13h40 (150)
    • Wave 4: 14h00 (150)
    • Wave 5: 14h20 (150)
    • Wave 6: 14h40 (150)
    • Wave 7: 15h00 (150)

Art 23. You may proceed 15 minutes before your start time to your start box

Art 24. Take the obstacle in the most logical way AND the way this is indicated by the organization and NOT the easiest way.

Art 25. When a serious incident of any nature whatsoever occurs, do not hesitate to address to a staff member.

Additional guidelines for OCR Belgium’s Open Championship

Art 26. Categorieën, zowel voor mannen en vrouwen.

    • 14 years to 18 years: Juniors (04/06/1998 – 03/06/2003)
    • 19 years to 25 years: Promises (04/06/1991 – 03/06/1998)
    • 26 years to 35 years: Elite (04/06/1981 – 03/06/1991)
    • 36 years to 45 years: Masters ( 04/06/1971 – 03/06/1981)
    • 46+ years: Veterans (… – 03/06/1981)

Art 27. A category will only be opened if there are at least 10 runners participating in this category. Only after there are enough entries that occupy a category will the min 10 runners be split up, this is also the case for the women. If there are 10 women entered then they will run for 1 category ‘women’.

Art 28. Every participant will receive a numbered t-shirt, this must be worn- and be visible at all times, in combination with the festival wrist band. You can pick up your numbered t-shirt at the reception in exchange for your ID card. The numbered t-shirt must be returned after the competition to the secretary, even if it is torn. Your ID card will then be returned to you.

Art 29. Per 10sec 1 runner will leave. These numbers are called off and on the “GO” of the marshal the person may leave.

Art 30. In the start box you must be in order of number. If you are too late, you must wait until everyone has left and you can start at the end. Once someone is not present in the departure box then his place will immediately be taken in by the following number, which means that everyone will be leaving 10 sec earlier than the initial start time. This makes it possible for us to allow the late comers to start at the end. After 11h00 there will be NO more starts.

Art 31. Every participant will receive two extra wrist bands. When failing to take an obstacle you will give the marshal one wrist band. If you no longer have a wrist band you can still complete the competition, however, your results will no longer count for the ranking. In case you lost a wrist band you must mention this to the next marshal. All cut wrist bands will be kept and checked after the competition.

Art 32. Maximum 2 hours after your departure you must have reached the finish, if this is not the case then you will be automatically disqualified from the ranking. Of course you can still complete the course.

Art 33. In case an obstacle has to be closed for any reason whatsoever, there will be a time reduction, for every participant that already took that obstacle. This time will be deducted afterwards for the rankings.

Art 34. The organizer has the last decision concerning the development of the obstacle run and about the determination of the ranking. He may at any time, without consent from anyone, make decisions concerning the modification of the course, whether or not to continue the obstacle run, to remove participants from the obstacle run, taking sanctions towards participants such as disqualification,… The participant agrees to resign themselves to any decision made by the organizer.

Art 35. The organization will reveal all the results as soon as possible. The priority lies with the individual results. So it is possible that the team results will be announced later.

Art 36. Each obstacle should be taken as centrally as possible (!).Only when overtaking may you move to the side, where possible, and if it does not harm the purpose of the obstacle.

Art 37. The words of the marshal are sacred. In case you do not agree with a marshal’s opinion, carry on with the competition and immediately after the finish look for a head marshal to explain your issue. Depending on the seriousness of the case he will make a decision or pass this on to the ‘responsible of the rules’ of the organization. There both parties can explain their story and he will make a decision. That decision is binding. Know that 90% of all the Marshalls will have executed the course themselves the days before the competition. They are also trained on the course by experienced OCR runners of OCR Belgium.

Art 38. The runners who take part in the individual competition will be participating in 6 subcategories, each with their own feature.

  1. The Great Escape Competition: Prize money for the top 3 overall, can be extended depending on the number of participants.
  2. OCR Belgium’s Open Championship: Only for BelgiansMedals for the top 3 of each combined age group (see art. 27)
  3. Belgische Competitie: Only for Belgians: Point distribution per actual age category.
  4. European Championships Qualifier (Biddinghuizen NL): Qualification competition for the EC, top 10 overall for PRO, top 10 per actual age category. If there are less than 20 participant in one age category then the 50% rule will take place. Minimum age 16 years.
  5. OCR European Championships Qualifier (Frankfurt GER): Qualification competition for the alternative EC, top 10 overall for PRO, top 10 per actual age category. If there are less than 20 participant in one age category then the 50% rule will take place. Minimum age 16 years.
  6. OCR World Championships Qualifier: Qualification competition for the alternative EC, top 5 overall for PRO, top 5 per actual age category. If there are less than 10 participant in one age category then the 50% rule will take place. Minimum age 18 years.

Additional guidelines for The Great Escape Team Competition

Art 39. The first 3 teams will receive a prize.

Art 40. Every team leader will receive a numbered t-shirt, this must be visible worn at all times together with the festival wristband. The numbered t-shirt can be picked up at the secretariat in exchange for your ID card. This numbered t-shirt must be returned to the secretary after the competition, even if it is torn. In exchange you will receive your ID card.

Art 41. A team consists of exactly 8 people. Substitutes must be validated by the secretary 1 hour before the start. You cannot start if your team consists of fewer members. Foresee possible reserves.

Art 42. Per 2min 1 team will leave. The team names will be announced and on the ‘GO’ of the official this person can leave.

Art 43. In the start box you must be in order of team. If you are too late, you must wait until the last team has left and you can start at the end. If a team is not present in the start box then their place will immediately be taken in by the next team, which means that everyone as of then will be starting 2min earlier. This makes it possible for us to join the late comers at the back. After 13h00 there will be no more starts.

Art 44. Every participant will receive 2 extra wrist bands. When failing to complete an obstacle you must give a bracelet to the marshal. If you no longer have any bracelets you can still complete the competition, however your results will no longer count for the ranking. If you have lost a bracelet you must mention this to the next marshal you see. All cut bracelets will be collected and checked afterwards.

Art 45. Maximum 2 hours after you started you must have reached the finish, if not then you will automatically be disqualified out of the ranking. Of course you can still complete the competition.

Art 46. Incase an obstacle needs to be shut down for any reason what so ever, then there will be a reduction  of time for every participant that already took the obstacle. This time will be deducted afterwards for the ranking.

Art 47. The organizer has the last decision concerning the development of the obstacle run and about the determination of the ranking. He may at any time, without consent from anyone, make decisions concerning the modification of the course, whether or not to continue the obstacle run, to remove participants from the obstacle run, taking sanctions towards participants such as disqualification,… The participant agrees to resign themselves to any decision made by the organizer.

Art 48. The organization will reveal all the results as soon as possible. The priority lies with the individual results. So it is possible that the team results will be announced later.

Art 49 Each obstacle should be taken as centrally as possible (!).Only when overtaking may you move to the side, where possible, and if it does not harm the purpose of the obstacle.

Art 50. Team members can help each other but are not allowed to pass the obstacle. When a team member has gone over an obstacle, they are not allowed to go back to help a team member. This team member can only help on his side of the obstacle.

So think how you are going to take the obstacle in group.

Art 51. The words of the marshal are sacred. In case you do not agree with a marshal’s opinion, carry on with the competition and immediately after the finish look for a head marshal to explain your issue. Depending on the seriousness of the case he will make a decision or pass this on to the ‘responsible of the rules’ of the organization. There both parties can explain their story and he will make a decision. That decision is binding. Know that 90% of all the Marshalls will have executed the course themselves the days before the competition. They are also trained on the course by experienced OCR runners of OCR Belgium.

Art 52. The team ranking is drawn up according to the following, in order:

  1. The number of team members with both wrist bands
  2. The number of team members with one wrist band
  3. The time

E.g.1: Team A finished in 1h30 and has 1 member with 1 wrist band, team b finishes in 1h40 and has all their wrist bands = team B wins.

E.g.2: Team C finished with 2 members who have 1 wrist band in 1h30, team D finishes with 1 member without wrist band in 1h30 = Team C wins.

E.g.3: Team E finished with all their wrist bands in 2h, Team F finishes with 2 members who still have 1 wrist band in 1h45, Team G finishes with 1 member without wrist band in 1h30 = Team E wins.

E.g.4: A team with 8 x1 wrist band will be ranked higher than a team where one member has no wrist bands.

Art 53. In case an obstacle has to be closed for any reason whatsoever, there will be a time reduction, for every participant that already took that obstacle. This time will be deducted afterwards for the rankings. Safety first.

If you have questions concerning these previous rules and you can’t find an answer in our FAQ, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Good luck.

Regards,

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