TERRA FIRMA TRAIL RUNNING SERIES 2021

This series is a celebration of exercise and the outdoors. It offers an opportunity for younger runners to compete with their peers, regular weekend runners to challenge their friends and family and the more competitive runners to compete against runners in their age category.

Three distances will be offered at the events, a short 5km (Family Fiver) easy route, a 10km (Hero in Training) more challenging route and a long 18-22km (Hero for a Day) most challenging route.

Social runners are encouraged to enter which ever distance they find challenging but achievable. We want our participants to appreciate being outdoors and their experience on the trails both energizing and fun.

Within the Terra Firma series, runners who take their trail running more seriously and compete at 6 or more Terra Firma events in their allocated age group and distance will be in contention for the title of Series Winner in their respective age group. If you wish to be considered for a series winner please ensure you enter the correct distance according to your age category. (see the applicable rules and table below)

Event 1

27th March 21

Phezulu Safari Park and Estate
(Bothas Hill)

Event 2

24th April 21

Virginia Trails
(Eston)

Event 3

29th May 21

Nyala Pans
(Umkomaas Valley)

Event 4

26th June 21

Shongweni Dam
(Shongweni)

Event 5

31st July 21

North Coast
(venue to be confirmed)

Event 6

28th August 21

Phezulu Safari Park and Estate
(Bothas Hill)

Event 7

25th September 21

Virginia Trails
(Eston)

Event 8

30th October 21

Nyala Pans
(Umkomaas Valley)

Event 9

20th November 21

Shongweni Dam
(Shongweni)

Event 10

4th December 21

North Coast
(venue to be confirmed)

Prize allocation

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Male & Female series winners in their respective age category and distance. Please ensure you are competing in the correct distance for your age category

The prizes will be awarded after completion of the Final event of the series. Winners will need to be present to receive their prizes otherwise the prizes will be forfeited.

You will need to take part and finish in at least 6 out of the 10 Terra Firma Trail Running events in order to earn points and be in contention as a series winner.

Runners must take part in the correct distance for their age category to be in contention for a Terra Firma trail series winner.

The Terra Firma Trail Run Series winner prize is only for runners who are running in the correct distance for their age category. U13s and younger need to compete in the Family Fiver 5km course,U14s to U18s in the Heros in Training 10km course and U19s and older need to compete in the Heros for a Day 18- 22km course.

The top 10 female and male runners in each age category at each event will earn points according to their position. The points earned for the best six results of each runner will be used to determine the Terra Firma series winner in each age category.

Only your top six results will count towards your overall points. However, in the event of a tie at the end of the series, the seventh-best result will be used, if results are still equal, then an eighth will be used and so on and so on.

Points will be allocated as follows 1st place 20 points, 2nd place 18 points, 3rd place 16 points, 4th place 14 points and so on.

Prize Winners will need to be present at the final event in order for them to be awarded their prize.

Terra Firma Race Rules 2021

The points system will decide the category winners with the top 10 runners in each age category being awarded points. At the end of the series, the points from the runners best six results overall and in each age category will be used to decide finishing positions in each of the respective categories.

The Terra Firma Trail Run prizes are only for runners who are running in their correct distance for their age category. U13s and younger need to compete in the Family Fiver 5km course,U14s to U18s in the Heros in Training 10km course and U19s and older need to compete in the Heros for a Day 18-22km course.

A runner will only earn points in their age category according to their birth date and if they have run the correct distance according to that age.

Should any dispute occur, the Race Director will make the final call and their decision will be final and binding.

Should a series event be cancelled for any reason whatsoever the decision to replace the event in the series with another or cancel that event altogether and how the points will be affected is solely at the discretion of Terra Firma Trail Running.

Prize Winners need to be present at the final event in order for them to be awarded their prize otherewise such prize will be forfeit.

By taking part in the series all runners agree to be bound by the rules as listed here.

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