Introducing Atlas Multisports – NAVRUN
Why not try our latest exciting addition to the run series – NAVRUN!
Held in the same location as our run series events teams of two members must visit as many checkpoints as possible in the 60min timeframe allowed.
Participants are given a topographical map, which they use to find check points. Checkpoints are scored differently depending on level of difficulty in reaching them; so choose your strategy (for example, to visit many low score checkpoints).
Teams must travel on foot at their own pace. Anyone from children to grandparents can experience the personal satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation at their own level of competition and comfort!.
A fun time for anyone that requires not just run speed but strategy and navigational skills using a map to navigate from point to point in diverse terrain.
This is a sport of cross-country navigation for teams of two travelling on foot. The object is to score points by finding checkpoints located on the course within a specified time. Checkpoints may be visited in any order.
“The course” means anywhere a team travels during the time of the Navrun but specifically excludes the access road and areas in the proximity of an administration area designated by the organisers for non- competition use, for example for parking or camping. “Event site” includes the course and any administration, access and non-competition areas.
- A team shall consist of two members.
- A team that has a member under fourteen years of age shall also have a member eighteen years of age or over.
- Competition placings are awarded in order of finishing less any penalty points.
- No member of a team shall have been involved with the organisation of the Navrun so as to have a prior familiarity with the course or the fieldwork of the map.
Respect for Land and Property
- Competitors shall respect public and private property.
(a) Competitors shall not cross out of bounds areas on the golf course or any tees, sand bunkers or greens or newly sown ground where marked “out of bounds” and shall keep a reasonable distance from any golfers greens keepers.
(b) Competitors shall take due care when traveling near roadways or crossing roads. No team is permitted to cross any fenceway, whether to climb over under or through.
(c) Competitors shall not discard litter on the course. Penalties or disqualification will apply
(d) Competitors shall not damage or disturb native flora or fauna.
(e) Dogs are prohibited at the event site.
Conduct of Competitors
- Competitors shall not enter the course until the official start is signalled.
- Navigational Aids
(a) The only navigational aids that may be carried on the course are magnetic compasses, watches and copies of the competition map.
(b) The possession of other navigational aids, including pedometers, altimeters and GPS receivers on the course is prohibited.
(c) The possession, at the event site, of maps that provide additional information not shown on the competition map is prohibited.
- The use of aids for course planning other than for distance measurement and scoring estimation is prohibited
- Competitors shall travel only on foot.
- Members of a team shall remain within unaided verbal contact of one another at all times whilst on the course and within 10mtrs of each other. A team shall demonstrate compliance with this requirement to any event official or other team on request.
- Organisers shall issue checkpoint recording devices, which shall be a scorecard &/or an electronic recorder to one or more members of each team. Electronic recording devices shall be attached to the competitors by a tamper-proof device, such as a wrist band, before the commencement of the event. Tamper-proof devices shall only be cut or removed by event officials.
- A team shall surrender its recording device(s) to any event official, and shall advise their team number to any event official or other team, on request.
- A team shall not accept assistance from, nor collaborate with, other people, nor deliberately follow another team.
- No food nor equipment shall be left on the course before the event for a team’s use, and no food or equipment shall be discarded on the course unless retrieved by the team during the event and brought by the team with them to the finish.
- All team members shall approach to within 5 metres of each checkpoint for which points are claimed.
- In order to gain points for a checkpoint teams must record their visit to that checkpoint using the recording device provided by the organisers in the correct square, where a scorecard is used. If a team punches an incorrect square, they must notify the organisers of the details of this immediately upon returning to the administration to be eligible to be credited with that checkpoint.
- If a recording device is lost, a team may present in its place a record of punch marks or a record of the electronic “punch” human readable back-up codes on any single sheet. The organisers will accept this single sheet from the team provided that the punch/record marks are discernible, and the team can identify to the organisers the checkpoint number for each of the marks. A penalty will however apply
- Competitors shall not adversely interfere with a checkpoint or any other team, any other facility placed upon the course by the organisers.
- Whenever a team visits an administration area, all team members are required to report together to the organisers and surrender their team’s scorecard and/or “check-in” their electronic recording device(s). The team shall only collect its scorecard and/or “check-out” their electronic recording device(s) immediately prior to leaving that administration area.
- A team is considered to have completed the event when:
- a) all team members have reported together to the designated finish administration area and
- b) they have surrendered their recording devices.
The team finish time is the latest time recorded for any member of the team.
- If a competitor wishes to withdraw from a team for any reason the entire team shall return to an administration area and notify the organisers. The original team shall be deemed to have finished the event. If a new team is formed it may be admitted to the competition at the discretion of the organisers but no there will be no points recorded or a finishing place given.
Penalties and Protests
- The penalty for breaching these rules is loss of points or disqualification.
- A team may voluntarily withdraw, by advising the organisers immediately upon their finish, if they have breached any rule for any reason and shall be recorded as W/D.
- The event shall end at precisely the set number of hours after the actual starting time, both times as defined by the organisers’ clock. Teams finishing late will be penalised at the rate per minute or part thereof specified in advance by the organisers. Teams finishing more than thirty minutes late shall be deemed ineligible for a placing and their result shall be recorded as
- A team’s score shall be the value of the checkpoints visited and correctly verified in accordance with these rules, less any penalties. The team with the greatest score, or in the event of a tie the team that finished earlier, shall be awarded the higher placing.
- In the event of a checkpoint being damaged or deemed misplaced or missing by the organisers, teams shall be awarded the checkpoint score:
- a) If the punch is missing or damaged but the team has a correct record on the intention sheet.
- b) If the punch is missing and there is no intention sheet, but the team can satisfy the organisers that they visited the correct site.
- c) If a checkpoint is missing or misplaced but the team can satisfy the organisers that they visited the correct site.
- d) For a correctly recorded visit to a misplaced checkpoint.
- If an electronic “punch” fails but the team has either (where applicable) a punch on a backup control card or record of the human readable back-up code for that checkpoint.
- Communications devices such as mobile phones may be carried for safety purposes when event organisers provide a means by which the devices cannot be accessed whilst on the course. Use of a phone whilst on the course is prohibited.