Term and Conditions
All Race For Water participants MUST read the following terms and conditions and accept them upon registration.
All participants MUST be aged 16 or above on or before 8 March 2020. Participants under 18 years old must submit the parent or guardian consent form to the Organizer on or before 31 October 2019.
To be eligible for the race, participants must complete the registration procedure on or before the application deadline (31 October 2019), including but not limited to paying the registration fees and/or providing the required documents; and submitting the minimum donation amount on or before 31 November 2019.
Each participant can only enroll in one race category. The Organizer reserves the right to restrict or reject any registration.
Participants should understand the potential risks involved in taking part in the race and acknowledge the degree of fitness required. Participants should take the responsibility to ensure that they are physically fit to participate and finish the race. Participants are suggested to seek medical advice in advance if you have doubt. Any person who is pregnant or suffering from any chronic disease such as heart disease or high blood pressure should not participate in the race. The Organizer reserves the right to cancel or deny the registration of any person who is known or suspected to have such conditions; and the participant hereby acknowledges that the decision of the Organizer shall be binding upon him/her.
賽事規則 Race Rules
Participants must complete the race course on foot.
Participants must bring and display the race bib (with timing chip) clearly visible on chest during the race, and are required to step on the timing mats or timing sensors located at the starting point, finishing point and other timing locations. Any incorrect or inaccurate timing record resulting from any improper use of the race bib or timing chip, or failure to step on all the timing mats or timing sensors may lead to disqualification, or that the relevant applicant may be deemed as not completing the entire course. The Organizer will not be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate timing record.
Participants who take part in the Experience Category are not entitled to any ranking or award of the race.
Participants are strictly prohibited from swapping, selling or transferring the race bib and the timing chip. If there is any runner who runs on behalf of a participant, both the runner and the participant will be disqualified, and no refund will be accommodated.
Participants should study the race route carefully and follow the instructions and signage set on the route. Racing on unofficial routes or using short-cuts is strictly prohibited and will be disqualified once discovered.
If participants do not start the race according to the specified starting time of his or her registered category, he or she will be disqualified.
Participants should pass through all checkpoints and water stations before their respective closing time. Participants who fail to arrive at all checkpoints and water stations before closing will be disqualified.
42公里參賽者必須於下午2時15分或之前通過檢查站3 (布力徑)。未能於限時前通過檢查站3 (布力徑)的42公里參賽者，會被即時終止42km賽事，參賽者可選擇轉為30公里體驗組參賽者，完成者仍會被視為30公里到達者並可獲得30公里完成證書。但不可競逐30公里賽事獎項。
The 42km race participants should pass through Checkpoint 3 (Black’s Link) on or before 2:15 p.m. The 42km race participants who fails to pass through Checkpoint 3 (Black’s Link) before the designated time will be cut off from continuing the 42km race, but such participant may choose to complete the 30km race (Experience Category) instead. The 42km participants who finish the 30km race will be considered as 30km race finisher and receive a 30km completion certificate. However, they will not be eligible to get any awards of the 30km race.
Race bib (including timing chip), mobile phone, bamboo basket provided by the Organizer and unopened 5L bottled water are the Mandatory Gears of Race for Water.
Participants must carry all the Mandatory Gears to complete the race. The Organizer reserves the right to conduct random gear checks during the race. All participants must pass through the gear check at the finishing point. Absence of any mandatory gear or violation of any rule relating thereto may lead to disqualification, or that the relevant applicant may be deemed as not completing the entire course.
Participants should check if there is any damage to the bamboo basket and bottled water during the race. In case of any damage during the race, participants should ask for replacement at the nearest checkpoint or water station so as to continue the race. Unloading the bamboo basket or bottled water on the race route is strictly prohibited.
If during the race the bottled water is unloaded, or the water bottle is opened or consumed, the relevant participant will be disqualified or considered as not completing the entire course.
參賽者必須使用大會提供的竹籃及肩帶（不得使用非大會提供的其他容器、背囊或肩帶）揹5公升水。大會只接受參賽者以可循環再用及可卸除的物料於大會提供的肩帶上包上軟墊以增加舒適度；或在竹籃內加有固定水樽位置的物品, 其餘協助性物料一律不可接受, 違規者將會被取消資格。在歸還竹籃及肩帶前必須自行清理及移除一切附加的物料。
Participants must use the bamboo basket and shoulder straps provided by the Organizer (but not other carrier, backpack or straps) to carry the 5L bottled water. Reusable and removable materials may be used to wrap around the straps to provide comfort or to put into the bamboo basket to fix the position of the water bottle. Other assisting materials will not be allowed. Violators will be disqualified. All add-on materials must be removed before returning the basket and straps to the Organizer.
Participants must carry the bamboo basket and bottled water by themselves. Assistance of any kind is only allowed within the team. If there is non-team member providing any support (i.e. carry the bamboo basket and bottled water) during the race, the participant or the team will be disqualified.
If participants could not complete the race due to unforeseen physical conditions or any other reasons, they must unload their bamboo basket and bottled water at the nearest checkpoint or water station. Participants must report to the race officials or immediately call the Event Hotline to notify the Organizer. The remaining team member(s) may continue with the race, but their result will not be ranked. The remaining team member(s) of the 42km race who can complete the race will still obtain the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) points.
If any participants withdraws from the race for whatever reason, none of the registration fees and donations will be refunded under any circumstances.
Littering, damaging or disturbing any flora or fauna is strictly prohibited.
Participants must not carry any items that would constitute danger or affect the competition (e.g. offensive weapons, inflammable, explosive or substances affecting other participants) within the race area. Violators will be asked to leave the race track immediately and may be handed to the law enforcement body. The Organizer reserves the right to claim against any participant who violates, or breaches any laws and regulations of Hong Kong.
更改、中斷或取消賽事 Change, terminate or race cancellation
The Organizer reserves the right to change the race route or terminate the race without prior notice due to weather conditions, actual road conditions (including but not limited to landslides, hill fires, protests or blockage or closure along the race course) or any other emergency situations. The race may also be temporarily suspended for emergency vehicles to get access to the race course during the race so as to handle any emergency. In case of any emergency situation, participants should follow the instructions of onsite race officials or law enforcement officers. None of the registration fees and donations will be refunded under any of these circumstances.
If the race is cancelled or terminated due to adverse weather, landslide, hill fire, protest, road blockage or closure, force majeure or any other reason whatsoever, the race will not be rescheduled; all registration fees and donations will not be refunded.
The Organizer reserves the right to use portrait of the participants, sounds, video or any record of the event for future promotional purpose.
Group Personal Accident and Public Liability insurance is covered by the Organizer. This however does not include personal accident insurance. Participants will not be covered if they cause injury to others under any circumstances. Participants shall be responsible for all his/her own risks during the event and may purchase other suitable insurance by themselves as needed.
Participation in “Race for Water” is strictly voluntary in nature and at each participant’s own risk. Each participant agrees to absolve the Organizer and its agents, the sponsors， the supporting organizations and/or their respective employees and staff members from any and all claims and liabilities whether arising from bodily injury, accident, death or other loss and whether incurred during the event, travelling to or from the event or for any other reason whatsoever.
These terms and conditions constitute an agreement between the Organizer and each Participant. A person who is not a party to this agreement shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Chapter 623 of the Laws of Hong Kong) to enforce any term of this agreement.
The Organizer reserves the right to amend all the above terms and conditions at any time without further notice. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Organizer shall be final.
The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
In case of discrepancies between the English and the Chinese versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.