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Rules and Etiquette

  1. Bib numbers must be worn on runner’s front side so they are visible to aid station personnel.
  2. No aid may be given more than 100 feet outside of aid stations, except at the Hacienda Aid Station, where runners may visit their car.
  3. Hiking poles are only allowed in the Sierra Azul portion of the 100K course (Hicks Rd. #1 to Hicks Rd. #2). You need to carry them folded from the start to Hicks Rd. #1 and you can leave them with your drop bag when you return to Hicks Rd. Hiking pole use is not allowed in the 50K or Quicksilver Park portion of the course.
  4. Cutting the course is not allowed. Bib numbers will be recorded at out-and-back turn-arounds. Sometimes accidents happen, but intentional violators will be disqualified and banned from any future Quicksilver events.
  5. Littering is illegal on or off trails. Please keep your trash with you until you reach the next aid station. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
  6. Please be courteous towards all hikers, cyclists, equestrians, and any other park goers. Although we do have a permit for the event, we still must share the trails with everyone else, and our ability to continue hosting this event is contingent upon us all getting along.
  7. If you are at the back of the race and make a stop off the trail, leave a pack or water bottle on the trail so the sweeps know they should wait for you.

Rules for Pacers

  1. Runners can have multiple pacers, but only one at a time.
  2. Pacers may refuel at the aid stations.
  3. Pacers must follow all rules that the official runners must follow.
  4. Pacers may not “mule” (carry) food, beverage, or supplies for their runners.
  5. Pacers may only join runners at locations indicated in the Aid Station Charts in this document.

Rules for Crew

  1. Please refer to the Aid Station Charts in this document for a list of which aid stations allow crew support. Please note that parking is limited at many of the aid stations, and consider carpooling with other crews heading to the same place.
  2. Crews must follow instructions from all parking monitors, aid station personnel, and volunteers with the event.
  3. Crews may not provide support for their runners outside of 100 feet from designated aid stations.
  4. If your runner is dropping from the race and is unable to inform a race official themselves, then please take the responsibility to notify a nearby aid station captain for them. Failure to notify a race official of a dropping runner can result in the runner being assumed to be missing and search and rescue being called into action.

Quicksilver Running Club of San Jose is a 501(c) (4) nonĀ­profit tax exempt organization

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