- Team must be self-sufficient. There are no aid stations on the route.
- Do not use nature as your toilet. Please use public restrooms or the port-a-potties at the exchange points.
- No vehicles over 20 feet in length. No RV’s or vehicles with trailers.
- Participants must be at least 13 years of age. We request that any child under the age of 16 have a parent in the van with them.
- Participants MUST have reflective vests, headlamp and taillamp from dusk to dawn. Nighttime running requirements: Runners MUST wear two (2) led running lights, one in front, one in back. A runner MUST wear one (1) running headlamp and one (1) light facing to the rear. A runner MUST wear a reflective vest or harness. Runners should carry cell phones at all times even during the day. A chaperone for nighttime runners will be allowed either as another runner or as a biker. But that extra runner/biker must have required safety lights and reflective vest/harness. Participant safety supplies will be for sale during registration and at packet pick-up. Running without the proper safety equipment will result in disqualification and removal from the event.
- Participants must wear a bib while running and are encouraged to use the RaceJoy App when possible. Bib numbers must be worn and visible on the front of each runner at all times while running. Bib numbers must be visible on the outermost layer of clothing, including jackets, shorts, and reflective vests. At night, please attach the bib number in a manner that does not obscure reflective material.
- Runners should carry cell phones at all times even during the day. Race Across Wisconsin will be using RaceJoy to allow the tracking of your runner. (See RaceJoy Instructions) Runners will be away from the road during parts of the run, it will be very helpful if they carry a cell phone in case of injuries and to be able to report other issues if needed.
- Written driving instructions are being developed and will be posted on-line as soon as they are finalized. An email will be sent to the Team Captains as changes are made. Written driving instructions and maps will be provided in the Race Bible. We ask that all drivers be alert and drive at or below posted speed limits. Be sure to leave adequate time to arrive at exchange points so that there is no temptation to speed or be reckless. Please be courteous all others on the road. Do not honk or celebrate loudly in residential areas.
- Runners must run facing traffic, follow all pedestrian laws and obey all traffic signals at all times.
- Exchange Points will close at the time stated in the participant guide. Participants MUST be through an exchange zone prior to the time of closure. Teams may be asked to leapfrog an exchange point if they cannot make it through prior to closure.
- Start and finish times will be tracked and results will be posted on the web site following the event. Each leg time will be recorded in a log book. Teams are required to keep timing logs up to date as a backup to our race timing.
- If you are going to drop out of the event for whatever reason, you need to contact the Race Director or Race Command immediately at 608-316-5755. We need to know that you are no longer on the course and we aren't holding volunteers at a checkpoint waiting for you.
- In the event of an injury, any of the remaining runners can replace the injured runner. With the exception of the leg in which the runner was injured, legs cannot be split into sections. Once a runner drops out of the race, he or she cannot re-enter back into the race. Crews can substitute the injured runner's legs in any fashion they see fit.
- Any runners who are reported to have damaged private or public property or to have littered, urinated or defecated on private or public property will be disqualified and will not be invited back. Toilets and trash bins are available at all exchange points.
- Follow race official instructions. Race officials include staff and volunteers. Course volunteers will be stationed at strategic locations along the trail, but not all.
- This event will occur rain or shine. However, under certain severe weather conditions wherein significant damage or alterations to the race course may be needed, we reserve the right to cancel the event. There will be no refunds given if the race is canceled due to severe weather conditions. The race may be canceled or delayed due to, but not limited to, the following: severe electrical storms, thunderstorms, typhoons, earthquakes, severe raining, flooding, fog, landslides, mudslides, volcanos, or alien invasion. Every effort will be made to hold the event!
- If there is dangerous weather at the start of the race, we reserve the right to delay starts until the weather clears. If there is dangerous weather on the course, after the race has started, get your runner off the road and into the support vehicle. Note the time and the location where you exited the course. If the weather clears within 1 hour, put your runner back on the course where they exited and make a note of the time. If weather persists longer than an hour, Race Officials will give your crew instructions on how and where to proceed. Make sure to sign up for text message alerts during the registration process.
- While traveling through the local communities, please remember we are guests and you should treat all residents with courtesy and respect. Going out of your way to thank locals will go a long way in securing our ability to return each year. And please respect all staff, volunteers and course personnel.