The Belgian Championships will be held during “The Battle of the Yser – 1st edition” on 7 NOV 2021 in Nieuwpoort (Belgium).
In addition to the standard rules of War-Race, there will be some exceptions with regard to the obstacles as well as the wearing of KAMO. Here is an overview of the applicable rules agreed with BOCRA.
First of all, it is an Open Championships so all nationalities are welcome to participate.
– It is a qualifying race for the FISO World Championships 2022. Results will be counted for the selection.
– Every participant will have to rent a KAMO for the official race. The KAMO will be provided by the organization. Even if you already own a KAMO, you will not be allowed to run with yours. The reason for this is, that all KAMO’s will be prepared in advance for the participants of the Championship. The KAMO’s will already contain added kilo’s. There will be a distinction between men and women regarding weight.
o Men: 5kg
o Women: 3kg
There will be an additional check when entering the start area.
– Special custom name patch will be provided to each participant (This is normally only for purchased KAMO’s).
– The KAMO will be worn until +- halfway through the course. This will be indicated. Here, the following actions must be taken:
- Pulling the patch from the KAMO
- Depositing the weight jacket in the indicated place
- Affix the patch to the BOCRA jacket
- Continue the course
– Strap system: 3 straps must be worn at the wrists, with at least 1 on each wrist.
– Failure of an obstacle: in case of failure of an obstacle, a band must be cut after which you continue the course (there will be a penalty loop at the end)
– Penalty loop: At the end of the course the participant must complete one penalty loop per cut band before finishing. This will be checked by a Marshall.
– Loss of 3 straps: when all straps have been cut, this will lead to a DSQ in the results
– Results: the results will be calculated according to the elapsed time of a participant from start to finish (incl. penalty loop(s)), the number of straps remaining has no influence (because of the penalty loop)
– Food/drink: Participants must keep food/drink with which they started, it may not be left behind on the course.
– Discussions: there will be no discussion with a Marshall, if this happens so that the Marshall can not perform his function properly, there will be a DSQ and this will be passed on to BOCRA.
– It is forbidden to bring food/drinks from third parties and no hand-overs (of e.g. clothing).
We are looking forward to seeing you compete in the Belgian Championships and Honor and commemorate at the same time!
More information will follow in the coming weeks and months. GET READY SOP!