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Contact

If you have questions about the BURT 100, please email us at: bainbridgeultra@gmail.com

Volunteer

If you'd like to volunteer before, on, or after the BURT, please add your name to the
BURT Volunteer and Supply Sign Up sheet

Race Policies

BURT 100 is organized by the Bainbridge Ultra Running Team. This organization reserves the right to make changes and amendments to the race policies at any time. This organization reserves the right to add, change or cancel venues or events at any time.  In the event that any changes are made, we will contact all registered racers with all the updates and details as soon as we can so that they may make the appropriate adjustments to their race prep. On race day, racers must respect the direction and authority of the race director, race organization, and volunteers.

 

By attending one of our races you agree to accept the terms of and abide by our cancellation policies, our COVID precautions, our race policies, our anti-discrimination policies and any other logistics or arrangements you must adhere to.

All Participants Agree To

Complete an online waiver when registering. If for some reason a waiver was not completed, one must be signed and returned to Race Management prior to the race in order to participate – no exceptions. They will be accepted at the registration table on race day. No waiver, no running.

 

Obey race management, course marshals, and volunteers.

 

Carry a tracking device if running the 100K and 100M. Participants running the 100K and 100M distance are required to carry a live tracking device. If we can’t account for your whereabouts, an expensive search and rescue operation will be initiated.

 

Carry a headlamp and wear highly visible clothing. All participants must carry at least one working headlamp. Reflective or highly visible clothing is strongly encouraged for night time runners.

 

Provide proof of experience if running the 100M. Participants signing up for the 100 mile distance will be interviewed and asked to show proof of experience before being allowed to run the 100M distance. This will be decided by a two person BURT committee and must be a unanimous decision. All decisions are final.

 

Stay on the race course. If you make a wrong turn, return to the course on foot to the point on the course where the error occurred and then resume the race. No shortcuts or cheating, you will be disqualified.

 

Check-in with aid stations. Volunteers will either be tracking you when you come into each aid station or there is a clipboard for you to sign in and out on. If we can’t account for your whereabouts, an expensive search and rescue operation will be initiated.

 

Abide the cut-offs.  Race cut-offs exist for lots of reasons: For your safety, to keep the race on schedule, and so our volunteers can go home at a reasonable time. Please take the high road and accept your fate with grace when faced with not making a cut-off time. Please don't try to convince our volunteers into letting you continue on the course; that's really not fair to them and ultimately it’s not their decision.  Once the sweeps leave each aid station, they are pulling the course markings and the route will no longer be marked.  If we have runners continue on behind the sweeps, it puts their safety in jeopardy and we risk losing approval from our permitting agencies to put these races on. We want everyone to have a good time, but when you signed up for this race, you agreed to follow the race rules.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Trail Etiquette

The BURT 100 crosses some of Bainbridge Island's most beautiful and well used parks and trails. The route is open to the public on race day so be courteous and aware of other users. Please be polite and respectful to all other trail users so as to minimize any disruption. We are all sharing the island trails, so please respect the shared space and be kind to everyone!

No littering.  Please throw any trash away at the aid stations or carry it with you. 

 

No dogs or strollers.

 

Use the bathrooms, portable toilets or use common sense, if you have to relieve yourself.

 

Stay to the right. We share these trails with the public. We ask that you stay to the right on all trails and yield to uphill travelers when necessary. Many trails are very narrow so please stay single file as often as needed.

 

If you come across an injured fellow runner, please stay with that person until medical attention arrives. Call 911 if it is a life threatening situation.

 

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, BURT 100 encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of BURT 100. Speakers are not allowed. Running headphone-free allows you to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. 

 

Dropping Out: Do not leave the course without notifying an official. If you find it necessary to drop from the race, you must notify the race management by either calling or texting. You are responsible for getting yourself off of the course, you will not be picked up by race management. If we can’t account for your whereabouts an expensive search and rescue operation will be initiated.

 

Mandatory Drop Out: Medical staff and aid station captains have the authority to pull a runner from the event should they deem it unsafe for the runner to continue. The runner must comply with this decision.

 

Changing Distance

Runners are allowed to switch distances even during the race. Runners who are moving up in distance may do so by telling a race director at headquarters before leaving for additional loops. Runners dropping down in distance will have a DNF listed for the original distance they signed up for and a new result added for the new distance completed.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If the race is canceled, no refund is offered. Please see our refund policy for an explanation.

 

Cancellation Policy

There may be circumstances outside of our control which require us to cancel or postpone the race. Some of these possibilities include wildfires, hazardous air quality, unanticipated road/trail closures, dangerous animals on the course, hazardous weather (lightning/wind storms), or other natural or human-caused acts. 

 

If we have to cancel an event for any reason, we will do our best to notify runners as soon as we can but sometimes it may be a last minute situation.

 

We understand how much money, energy, and time goes into training for an ultramarathon, so if we can make adjustments to our race plans instead of canceling, that is our priority, but at the end of the day, the safety of our runners, volunteers, staff, and the general public will be the main factor in our decision to cancel. 

Refund Policy

In the event of a cancellation by the event organizers or you cannot attend the race, we cannot offer a refund. Your ‘entry’ is a donation to Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails Foundation and goes directly to them. 

 

Disqualification

  • Short-­cutting the course

  • Littering. Leave no Trace

  • Missing an aid station sign in

  • Getting in a moving vehicle

  • Impeding another runner

  • Disobeying the directions of Race Management and/or race volunteers

 

Denial of Future Entry

We will be forced to deny you participation in future event for any of the following:

  • Not carrying a working tracking device when required and/or failure to share tracking information with race management

  • Blatant disregard for the safety of yourself and others

  • Discrimination of any kind

  • Mistreatment of the environment

  • Littering

  • Failing to respect private property

  • Mistreating race management, aid station personnel, volunteers, or runners

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