Noyo Headlands Race Runners Rules: (updated 8/23/21)

Bibs –  Bibs must be visible on the front of the body at all times.  If wearing layers be prepared to adjust your bib as needed.

Assisting a runner in need –  If you encounter a runner in distress you must stop to assist them.  Not assisting a runner in need will result in disqualification.  Time spent rendering assistance to a fellow runner will be taken into account by race organizers to adjust finishing time.

Staying on course  – The Noyo Headland rac course is well marked and runners must stay on route at all times.  Cutting switchbacks or going off course is not allowed.  If you accidentally go off trail you must return to the point of departure from the course before continuing on the route.

Headphones – Due to the fact that the course is also open to the public, possibility of wildlife encounters, and other hazards associated, we highly discourage the use of headphones.  If you insist on wearing headphones please use only one earbud or consider headphones using jawbone conduction which allows you to stay aware of your surroundings.

No external speakers – Please be mindful of the participants around you and therefore discourage external speakers

Dropping Out – Runners may only drop at an aid station checkpoint.  In order to drop out find an aid station captain to record your drop. 

Littering – Trash receptacles will be available at all aid stations. Runners must not dispose of trash on the racecourse outside of aid stations.

No pacing  – Runners may not be paced during the race, except for ADA accommodations.  

Poor sportsmanship toward or insulting any competitor or volunteer – This can result in immediate disqualification.

Anti Doping – All Noyo Headlans Race Runners must comply with our Clean Sport policy.

Thank all volunteers and support your fellow competitors – Help us lift one another up and bring positivity to the culture of this event!

*Not adhering to any of the above rules can result in a time penalty or disqualification.  Ultimately, it will come down to the race organizer’s discretion.   

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