Race Rules & Regulations

Qualification  

The following qualification standards are applicable to the ®Bali Ultra Trail 2020:

  • For 80 km category: Completion of a trail race at a minimum of 50 km between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2019 You must have finished within the final cut off time for that event.
  • For 50 km category: Completion of a trail race at a minimum of 30 km or road race at a minimum of 42 km, between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2019. You must have finished within the final cut off time for that event.
  • For 33 km category: completion of a trail/road race at a minimum of 21 km between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2019. You must have finished within the final cut off time for that event.
  • For 22 and 11 km category: no qualification is required, but consider the nature of terrain and weather.
  • For the 80, 50, and 33 km categories, please submit your results that prove your completion of that event. When registering, you will be required to submit a web link to your online result.
  • Trekka reserves the right to reject any certification or lack thereof that does not meet our criteria.

Medical Certificate  

  • You need to submit a medical form to register. Please download the medical form , print it out, fill it out completely, scan/take a clear picture and email your form to info@baliultratrail.com by 15 May 2020 at the latest.
  • Please keep the original physical printed copy and hand it to us during race pack collection.
  • Age Limit: This race is open to anyone above 18 as of the event date. If a participant is below 18 years of age, parental consent is required. This must be signed off for on the Waiver and Release Agreement at the time of race pack collection.

Runner Check-In  

All runners (80-50-33-22-11km) will need to complete the runner check-in on Friday, 5 June 2020 (09.00-21.00).
For 33-22-11km runners, the option to check-in on Saturday 6 June (09.00–21.00) at Resto Apung, Kintamani, is also available

  • Bring your Photo ID and compulsory gear
  • If the compulsory gear is required, we will check this gear at registration. Please be prepared to bring the gear and have it ready to be inspected.
  • Do not bend or break your race number slip and make sure it's visible and facing forward.
  • There are no drop bags for the 33-22-11Km categories. Drop bags are available for 80-50Km categories. You must use drop-bag labels if you wish to use drop bags. Please leave your drop bags in the registration area before runner check-in closes.
  • You cannot change or modify your race distance after submitting payment.
  • Runner Emergency Contact: we will record the phone number of your emergency contact at race registration. This must be a contact we can reach through race hours.
  • If you do not check-in before 9:00 pm on Friday 5 June 2020 (for 80km and 50km runners), we will start the race without you and you are automatically disqualified.
  • For 33km, 22km, and 11km runners, if you do not check-in before 9:00pm on Saturday 5 June 2020, we will start the race without you and you are automatically disqualified.

Basic Rules  

  • Your race number must be worn visibly and facing forward.
  • You must complete the marked course on foot under your own power. Short cuts are not permitted. Please stay on the marked course at all times. If you get lost return to the last sighted marking or check point. Please contact our Race Director in emergency situations.
  • You must check in at each aid station (A) or checkpoint (CP) with the checkpoint officials to get scanned/registered/noted. Failure to do so will mean you will not have been registered as completing the race course and you risk disqualification or not being ranked.
  • You may use trekking poles.
  • Cut-off times are imposed at some of the aid stations (*see information in the tables of detailed course information under course maps and profile). You must leave the aid station no later than the cut-off time to remain ranked on the race course. The cut-off time is counted in hours from race start.
  • Course sweepers will follow behind the last runner to remove the markers. If you are the tail of the race, make sure you do not step off the course and let the sweepers overtake you as the markers will then be removed and you may not be able to follow the course.
  • Always walk on the right side with traffic coming towards you on roads unless advised against doing so by our course marshals.
  • If you need First Aid help on the course you must use the emergency phone numbers provided for the race (printed on your race bib) to contact event organizers who will arrange your rescue if required.
  • No Littering! All litter must be carried to the next aid station to be disposed in a proper bin. Please bring a zip lock bag for your trash. Runners caught disposing rubbish on the race course will be penalized heavily or disqualified in severe cases.
  • No outside support is allowed along the race course. Support crews are not permitted to run with or pace runners or follow runners with any motorized vehicle.
  • Any tampering with course markings or the doing of actions that violate fariness is unacceptable and will result in disqualification or heavy time penalties.
  • Please bring enough money to purchase food and drinks from local shops.
  • Withdrawal from the race can only take part at aid stations. You must clearly inform our race officials of your intent, and your race number will be removed.
  • You must carry the Compulsory Gears at all times during the event. Random gear checks will be performed during the event. Any participant with missing mandatory gear may be penalized with a time penalty and in severe cases, disqualified and stopped from proceeding on the race course (*please refer to list of penalties in compulsory equipment list).
  • The Race Director reserves the right to delay the start time, bring forward the start time, modify the race course if necessary be it to extend the distance or reduce the distances and/or modify the cut off times if safety becomes an issue. The Race Director also reserves the right to cancel the event if necessary and to postpone or move the event date to a later date.

Terms and Conditions  

  • All runners are responsible in ensuring they are medically fit to participate in this event.
  • Runners accept that the route is challenging and at times designed for runners who are conditioned and trained for such an event. Please train hard.
  • Runners understand that medical response to emergencies may be slow due to the nature of the event.
  • Runners agree that the organizers and sponsors will in no way be held responsible for any loss of, or damage to property as a result of participation in the event.
  • Runners understand and accept the race organization reserves the right to alter the date or cancel the event in case of severe safety issues beyond the control of the organizers.
  • The organization reserves the right to withdraw the privilege of running in this race if an individual is found to be acting against the spirit of the race.
  • Runners understand and accept the organizers reserve the right to make changes to the published race course as deemed necessary at any time.
  • Runners understand that runners are prohibited from swapping, selling or transferring race slots/race entries/race bibs to another person without the express permission of the organizing team.
  • No refunds are payable for runners of this event who withdraw, do not show up for registrations or do not turn up to compete in the event.
  • Complaints and disputes: We invite you to file complaints with us via our email address at info@baliultratrail.com

Compulsory Gears  

®Bali Ultra Trail in line with standard practice of international races will adopt a strict policy with no exceptions to the compulsory gears. We will carry out both spots check on the course and all top finishers in each category will undergo a full check at the finish line. We sincerely hope that all runners will take the regulations seriously. 

The following compulsory equipment must be carried at all times during the race:

  • Race pack / bag to carry compulsory equipment (recommended for 11km)
  • Mobile phone. Number provided to organizers during registration. Must be able to make and receive calls. (advised to get a prepaid local number with data plan. If using number that is different from your registration, please inform organizer)
  • Hydration bladders/vest/bottles with minimum capacity 1.5 liter. Please filled-up before start, and to be refilled at aid station.
  • Emergency Blanket (recommended for 22km and 11km)
  • Whistle (recommended for 22km and 11km)
  • Wind/rain jacket (recommended for 11km)
  • Basic Aid-Kit, and personal medicines (recommended for 11km)
  • Headlamps with functional battery + spare battery (recommended for 22km, not necessary for 11km)
  • Spare headlamps (compulsory for 80-50km)
  • Red or white blinking light - attached to back of pack and on when dark (compulsory for 80-50km)
  • Personal food (energy gels, bars, chomps, powders)  

Below is a list of additional items for consideration (recommended items)

  • Printed map (you may use digital map on your mobile or smart watch)
  • Trekking poles
  • Shoes with a good grip
  • Sun glasses
  • Hat/scarf/buff
  • Gaiters
  • Long sleeves
  • Protective tight
  • Anti-chafing cream
  • Smart sport watch (loaded with course track)
  • Money (small change for drink/snacks)
  • Personal cup for drink (no cup, no hot drink)
  • Life, accident or travel insurance 

We do not provide drinking cups at aid stations , in order to reduce waste. Runners are strongly advised to carry their own drinking cup or bottle that they can use at aid stations for the selection of drinks.

We recommend you also carry water between aid stations. Optionally (but recommended) you should carry any gels or another form of calories with you between aid stations.

Littering  

Do not drop rubbish on the trails. Rubbish bins are provided at all aid stations. Anyone caught deliberately littering may be penalized heavily or disqualified in severe cases and banned from future events. If you will generate waste on the run, please use a small zip lock bag for your trash and carry it with you.

Course Markings  

Only follow the yellow/orange ribbons in the trees, path, or road. There should be no other markings. Any turns should be obviously marked with these yellow/orange ribbons. The wrong way will be indicated with hazard or warning tape and a yellow strip sign with a black cross. Blinking ribbons or spot will help to mark along the open space of black lava.

Withdrawing  

  • Any runner who is unable to finish the run must personally inform the nearest aid station or event staff of their decision to withdraw and make sure their race number is recorded. If you cannot find a staff person, please ring the number on the back of your race bib. We will use radios to try and contact your crew and it is essential your emergency contact person can be reached.
  • If you do not have a supporter or crew, we will do our best to transport you to where you need to go. We do our best to lift back asap to event race village.
  • If you are able to move on your own, please make your way to the closest aid station (either return to the aid station you just left or go the next aid station). If you are unable to move without assistance, please tell staff and follow their instructions. It will take time to get help out to you if you are out on the race course.

Weather Forecast  

Temperatures in morning time in Kintamani around 15-20 degrees and will warm up quickly. Temperatures at black lava and surroundings in open space including Mount Batur area at day time can exceed 25 degrees. We will inform you the latest local weather information before the race day.

Transfers, Cancellation and Refunds

  • Payments are non-refundable.
  • No refunds are offered for cancellations or postponements of the event due to factors outside and beyond the control of the organizers.
  • Runners may request a bib swap or transfer before closure of normal registrations with an admin fee charge of IDR 100,000 or USD 10 per request.
  • Change of category is not possible after close of entries.

Insurance  

We recommend that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the event. International participants should take out travel insurance that provides cover for ultra-trail running events.

Race Cancellation  

The race organizer reserves the right to cancel, modify or cut-off the trail race for the following reasons:

  • Natural disasters (or declared warnings issued by the BMKG-Badan Meteorologi dan Klimatologi dan Gempa and UNESCO Batur Global Batur Geopark or similar agency). In such a case, the race course cannot be changed to continue the race, nor will the race be postponed to a later date.
  • The inability to ensure runners safety due to in the event of an earthquake, volcano eruption, hurricane/typhoon, flood, landslides, incidents, accidents and/or epidemics. The race organizer reserves the right to make judgments and decisions regarding the shortening/cancelling of the race.
  • The decision as to whether or not the race will be cancelled will be made on the day before the race or on the day of the race. This will be communicated via the official race website and official social media.

Finisher Certificate  

Finisher's certificates will be available for download from the website. They will be available approximately two weeks after the event once official results are finalized.