RUNNER SUPPORT CREW ON ROUTE

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.