Because the 100km/100mi championships are both in the beginning of a new year, make sure you have your membership current for THE YEAR OF THE EVENT. If you don't have a multi-year membership, you should renew soon after Nov 1st. This will cover all of the coming year. Once you renew, please email Chris McWatters to let him know. Please do not assume that we know you are in the championship race. Signing up for our Tejas Trails event does not automatically put you in the championship. We need to move you into the championship which implies YOU need to tell me.
To compete in the Championship you must be ...
1) a US Citizen
2) a USATF Member
3) registered for Bandera 100km or Rocky Raccoon 100mi
Requirements To Do:
1) Reg for Bandera 100km or Rocky Raccoon 100mi
2) Join USATF
3) Email your number to Chris McWatters
A few things you should know...
1) We prefer you register in advance for the race
... but you can sign up on race day
2) We prefer you get a USATF number in advance
... but you can get it on race day
3) All Championship runners must wear an age-category bib on their back. (Back Tag)
... USATF Liaison will provide the tag onsite. ex: MO, FO, M45-49, F60-64, etc.
4) if you are in the Championship,you are eligible for all the normal race awards + USATF awards
... Finisher's award, Top 10 Overall, Masters Top 3, Course Record (if applicable), USATF Top 5 Overall, USATF Masters awards, USATF medal, & cash prize.
5) The Cash Awards are only for the Championship
... 1st, 2nd, 3rd place M&F & 1st Master M&F
6) The 100km/100mi runners who have elected to partake in the Championships will have the lower numbers
... 1 - 99 (Championship) (maybe 1-150 if enough people take part in Championships)
... 100 - 999 (non-Championship)
7) USATF awards each gender in the following way:
... Top 10, then Masters in 5 yr groups starting at 40-44.
... Masters who finish top 10 are eligible for both.
Tejas Trails awards each gender in the following way:
... Top 10, then Masters in 10 yr groups starting at 50-59.
... Masters who finish top 10 are eligible for only one award
(Masters or Overall) (no double dipping, we like to spread the love)
8) It's up to each runner to understand and comply with the USATF rules and regulations for championship events.
... USATF Handbook
9) Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and IAAF rules, in accordance with USOC, USADA, or IAAF procedures. Athletes found, after a disciplinary hearing, to be positive for prohibited substances, as defined by the WADA Code and/or IAAF, or who refuse to be tested, will be disqualified from this event and may lose eligibility for future competitions. Any prize money payable to an athlete who has tested positive shall be withheld until the final disposition of all disciplinary proceedings. BEWARE: Some prescriptions, over the counter medications, and nutritional supplements may contain prohibited substances. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USADA Reference Hotline at 1-800-233-0393, or www.usantidoping.org.A race director may allow the use of headsets in a championship, ONLY if it is a short, loop course, such as are used in 24-hour races and is completely traffic free. They are not to be used in any other events in the championship division (such as the 100km & 100mi Trail races). The open race, for runners not participating in the championship, may be allowed to use them at the race director's discretion.USATF recommendation concerning Pacers/Safety-Runners: Safety runners may be designated, identified, and used in sections of the course where the Games Committee or race director deems it unsafe for a competitor to run alone or without a means to communicate with race management. Except for hands-on medical examination or in designated aid areas, a safety runner must remain behind the competing athlete at an interval of the lesser of 5 seconds or 10 meters. Verbal or other pacing, conveying advice, exchanging supplies, or providing non-safety related assistance will be considered assistance under Rule 144 and the athlete may be disqualified by the Referee.