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Please read the following carefully and brief your support crews accordingly. These guidelines are in place to ensure that all runners compete equally and that no undue advantage is given to runners with support crews. Failure of support crew members and runners to obey any of the guidelines will result in time penalties against the runner for each transgression.

Support crews must abide by all rules and directives of RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town® as set out on this website and all other official RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town® communications, including any final written or oral instructions at the pre-race briefings. 


  • Support crews may provide assistance and aid to runners at the following Aid Stations and Timing Points only: Aid Station Signal Hill, Aid Station Kloofnek, Aid Station Llandudno, Aid Station Hout Bay, Aid Station Kalk Bay, Timing Point Black Hill, Aid Station Simonstown, Aid Station Kommetjie, Aid Station Noordhoek, Aid Station Alphen Trail, and Aid Station UCT.

  • Support crews are not allowed at the following Aid Stations and Timing Points: Timing Point Platteklip Gorge, Aid Station Table Mountain (Scouts hut), Aid Station Rocket Road, Timing Point Silvermine, Timing Point Kleinplaas Dam, Timing Point Constantia Glen, Timing Point Nursery Ravine, Timing Point Dead Mans Tree or anywhere else along the route. 

  • Support crews must comply with all instructions of Aid Station personnel, including where to meet their runner. We request that support crews remain in certain designated areas, where applicable. 

  • Support crews must always drive at safe speeds and within speed limits. The City of Cape Town strictly enforces speed limits. 

  • Support crews are to park in designated areas only. Crews must never park in such a way as to block traffic, access to the trail, Aid Station or Timing Point, or other parked cars. Vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense, and their runner may be disqualified. 

  • Bicycles are permitted to get to support crew accessible Aid Stations. However, bicycles may not be used to Pace or Mule a runner and may not be ridden on any part of the RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town® course. 

  • Support crews are not permitted to offload in front of an Aid Station before parking.

  • Please print any website information relevant to race day as mobile connectivity can be poor or unavailable along the route to access the race website.

  • Support crews may not eat the provided food at Aid Stations. 

  • Event organisers are not responsible for the safety or whereabouts of support crews.

  • Support crews are NOT allowed to be a Pacer or Mule for their runners. 

  • Aid given by supporters is only allowed at designated Aid Stations and Timing Points. Crews may provide support within a 100-metre radius around these Aid Stations. Participants are not allowed any form of support outside these zones. 30-minute penalties against the runner will be imposed.

  • Littering is strictly prohibited at the Aid Station, Timing Point, Event course, or the Start-Finish race village. Support crews will be asked to pick up their litter, and their runner may be disqualified. 

  • No smoking is allowed at the Aid Stations, Timing Points, the Start-Finish race village, or on the Event course. 

  • No dogs or other pets are allowed on the Event course. Please keep your dogs on a lead if you bring them to the race village.


  1. UTCT 100-miler runners are allowed to sign up one or two pacers to run with them on route,, starting from the Kalk Bay Aid Station (74km) and finishing at the Noordhoek Aid Station (120km). Only one pacer can run with them at a time.

  2. The pacer can run from Kalk Bay through to Noordhoek, or a change of pacer may be made at the following designated locations: 
     - Simonstown Aid Station (96km)
     - Kommetjie Aid Station (112km)

  3. The runner or the pacer are responsible for picking up the pacer number and  wrist band at Race Village, either on Thursday or Friday of Race Registration. Up to two pacer numbers (with bib numbers that correspond with the runner’s bib number) will be provided per runner. 

  4. Pacers must be 18 years or older. No exceptions will be allowed.

  5. Pacers must enter and leave each aid station with their runner and must clearly identify themselves to aid station personnel. Pacers may accept aid at aid stations. 

  6. Pacers may assist their runner with the filling of water bottles or replenishment of supplies at aid stations but may not come into the aid station ahead of their runner, or depart after their runner, in order to speed up the re-fueling process.

  7. Pacers may not carry water, food, headlamp, shoes, clothing, or other supplies for their runner or provide any other type of mechanical or physical assistance to their runner on the course. Muling is expressly forbidden. Pacers may carry their own supplies and food. 

  8. If a runner withdraws / drops out of the race the pacer may not continue.

  9. Littering of any kind at any aid station, on the UTCT route, or at the finish line is strictly prohibited. 

  10. Pacers must familiarise themselves with the race rules and carry all compulsory gear while pacing their runner. A runner may be disqualified or imposed a time penalty if their pacer is found to have transgressed the race rules.

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