Lantau Vertical

41 days

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STARTING TIME AND LOCATION:  

Sunday September 17, 2017 at 9:00 am (Time limit: 4h30); Shek Pik reservoir, Lantau Island.

CATEGORIES:

All finishers of will receive a medal.

-Awards for the top 3 of each category (Women and Men):
-Youth (1998-2003)
-Open (1997-1976)
-Senior (1975 & below)  

Wave starts will be used to reduce race start congestion and improve your race day running experience without affecting the time you have to complete the race. Please mention your personal best on 10km race if you wish to be in the elite start (the final decision is made by the organiser).:

Elite Start: 9:00am
Experienced Start: 9:10am
Explorer Start: 9:15am

Registration fee: 

HK$220 until 31 July 2017 

HK$260 after 31 July 2017
 

Deadline: 23:59, 3 Sept 2017 (Sun)

Quota: 500 participants         
NO registration on race day 

Event shuttle bus from Tung Chung to start (7:15am)

T-shirt size chart

RACE PACK COLLECTION:
Race packs will be available for collection at Action X Store (See HERE) at the dates below:
- To be confirmed
Pick up for friends and teammates: You can collect race pack for several runners but you must bring a copy (print or digital) of the I.D. of each participant.

STARTING TIME AND LOCATION:  
Sunday September 17, 2017 at 9:00 am (Time limit: 4h30); Shek Pik reservoir, Lantau Island. 
On-site check-in and bag drop will start on at 7:30.
You can book the bus from Tung Chung (HKD30, single trip) when you register. More info HERE
Wave starts will be used to reduce race start congestion and improve your race day running experience without affecting the time you have to complete the race:
Elite Start: 9:00am
Experienced Start: 9:10am
Explorer Start: 9:15am

COURSE MARKING, MAP AND GPS
The route will be marked with Yellow ribbons. It is imperative that you follow the paths with the markers without taking 
short cuts. Any runner seen taking a short cut along the route will be penalized/disqualified.
Every runner will be provided with a race bib and a timing chip. Race numbers must be visible at all times. 

MAP is available HERE
A GPS file of the full route can be downloaded to your device.
Option 1: click here to go to Suunto website and then you have to "send to the device" or "export". Option 2: download the GPX file directly [here] on your computer and then upload to your device.

CHECK  POINT AND REFRESHMENTS POSTS
One check point with water at 5KM on Wisdom path.

Complete refreshments (drinks and food) will be offered at the finish (Pak Kung Au).
IMPORTANT  NOTE: For logistic reason, ONLY 100ml (one cup) of water per participant will be available at the top of Lantau Peak (finish line). You must then walk/run down to Pak Kung Au to have access to complete refreshment.
Any runner seen throwing down their litter along the route will be penalized.

EQUIPMENT
Runners are required to be semi self-sufficient, and should carry a minimum of 500mL of water (weather will be hot and humid). NO outside assistance is authorized beyond the limits of the check point (any food/drinks found on the course will be collected by the staff and the participant responsible will be penalized). Pacer and support runners are strictly prohibited. The participant may be penalized or disqualified for breaches of the rules.
Taking part in the Vertical involves accepting without reservation the current regulations and the ethic of the race.

RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
First aid posts are positioned at the check point (Ngong Ping) and the top of Lantau Peak (finish line). A medical control team is present during the entire duration of the event.
If it appears that a runner is in difficulty or seriously injured, it is essential that each runner helps anybody in danger and alerts the first aid point. Do not forget, that due to the difficulty of access of certain locations, one might have to wait for assistance for longer than anticipated. 
  
Each runner must stay on the way-marked paths, even to sleep. Any runner who voluntarily leaves the way-marked path is no longer under the responsibility of the organization.
   
MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED TIME 
The maximum time to reach the top of Lantau Peak is fixed at 3:00. You should then take no more than 1:30 to walk down to the finish area.
  
DROP BAGS
 On the morning of the race there will be a van where you can drop your bag that you will recover at the finish.

DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE
Except for injury, a runner must not retire anywhere else other than at the check point (5km from the start). He must therefore inform the person in charge of the post, who definitively invalidates his race bib and recuperates the electronic chips. The check points is accessible by public transport within a short distance. Therefore, the runner who retires from the race will be redirected to the public bus (each runner must have cash/octopus).