Rules

As with most competitions, there has to be a set of rules to make sure all participants toe the line! The ROAG Series is no exception… Please read over the rules below and make sure you comply with them – failure to do so could mean a disqualification for the specific race and a non-result!

  • Riders are required to take part and finish in at least six out of the nine events and obtain points in the series to be in contention for any prizes.
  • A Grand Prix Points System will decide the category winners with the top 50 riders /runners overall and in each age category being awarded points. At the end of the series, the riders/runners with the most points from their best six results overall and in each age category will be used to decide finishing positions in each of the respective categories.
  • If a tie occurs at the end of the series, the finishing positions of the riders/runners in the tie will be decided by using the best five results (in other words, to break a tie the worst result of the six that count will be discarded). If there is still a tie then the best four results will count and so on. If the tie still cannot be broken with only one result counting, the riders/runners will share the combined prizes.
  • Riders/runners must take part in the correct distance for each age category to earn points toward the final log positions.
  • The overall MTB prize is only for riders doing the full distance events (thus nippers, sprogs and sub juniors are not eligible for the overall prize) and is calculated separately to the age category prizes. In other words a sub vet can win overall and also be eligible for sub vets category prizes (although he will earn different points according to where he finishes overall and in the sub vets category). Youth and juniors are eligible for the overall prize only if they complete six events, but they may not take part in the full distance event. Therefore they will not eligible to earn overall points for these races.
  • The overall Trail Run prize is only for runners who are running in the correct distance for their age category
  • A rider/runner may only earn points in the age category according to his birth date. In other words a veteran cannot chose to compete as a junior.
  • Overall points are calculated for male and female riders/runners separately (in other words the top 50 males and top 50 females are awarded points at each race).
  • Should any dispute occur, a committee of three people appointed by ROAG will arbitrate and their decision will be final and binding. The committee is as follows: Nicole Talbot (ROAG), Tim Whitfield (Sunday Tribune) & KZN MTB.
  • Should a series race be cancelled for any reason whatsoever the decision to replace the event in the series with another, and how the points calculations will be amended, is solely at the discretion of ROAG who will inform riders via e-mail of their decision.
  • If a child (nipper, sprog or sub junior) would like to be on the podium for any MTB ROAG Series Races then parents are not allowed to ride alongside their child during the race. The parent/s must ride at least 20 meters behind the child and only assist them in cases of emergency.
  • ROAG will administer the series and their decisions are final and binding. By taking part in the series all riders agree to be bound by the rules as decided by ROAG.
  • All MTB participants must adhere to the rules of CSA and KZN MTB. Any participant found guilty of disregarding these rules will be disqualified from the race and will not be awarded points for the race in question.
  • Prize Winners need to be present at the ROAG Series Awards Dinner in order for them to be awarded their prize/s and/prize money.