Incident and Emergency Plan
EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
Self-Supported: This race operates as a self-supported adventure. Road rules apply. The race does not operate aid stations. Volunteers do not cover road crossings. Racers are on their own and must fend for themselves. They can receive food/water from friends or family but no other assistance is permissible unless received from a fellow racer (mechanical).
Racer Director: Todd Poquette, 906-748-0034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Officials (responsibilities):
- Provide a course.**
- Provide accurate GPX files for race day.
- Advise racers of the self-supported ethos and potential risks and danger associated with the event.
- Provide accurate and up to date information in the weeks leading up to the race.
- Respond to and answer racer questions leading up to the race – on race day racers are on their own.
- Notify local law enforcement agencies, central dispatch and search and rescue of race operations the weekend of the event.
- ** Sorry we do not use signs
Allocation of Resources:
- The race is self-supported. In the event of an emergency all participants have been instructed to dial 911. All participants have been instructed to come prepared and fend for him/herself.
- Race plates: we do not use them
- Race sweep: There is no sweep
- TBD by Category
Search and Rescue:
- All emergency response will be handled by Search and Rescue.
- In case of emergency all calls will be directed to 911 with central dispatch handling asset coordination.
- Racers are advised ROAD RULES APPLY.
The event will provide a GPX file for participants to use as a primary source of navigation. Participants are advised GPS units are required and the race director assumes no responsibility for those who fail to follow the rules. Adventure Race Teams will not receive a GPX file.
Athletes will be briefed prior to the race start.
Race brief will include course details; identify known hazards, race rules and emergency procedures. In the event of a significant injury, athletes are to use their phone to contact 911. In the event of no coverage they should relay information to a competitor or someone on course who can assist them.
The sole person to communicate to the media will be the race director.
Emergency Access for Medical Professionals
Course design allows access for emergency medical staff and emergency vehicles at several points throughout the route. Search and Rescue will determine what form of assistance/evacuation is required.
In the event of an accident or injury
- All race participants will be notified at the race briefing that if an accident occurs, to contact 911 or a race course official who will then contact 911 and notify them of the accident, location and circumstances.
- Non-threatening or minor injuries should be reported directly to the Race Director or other another course official.
The race is Self-Supported. Aid Station locations are TBD but you should be fully prepared to be self-supported. Road Rules apply.
You will be expected to abide by the self-supported ethos. You are on your own. You accept responsibility for your preparation, choices, and outcome. Solo events will utilize GPS navigation. GPS is a mandatory gear item. You’ll also be expected to pass a gear check to confirm you have all required gear. A list of required gear is found within the website. Road rules apply, you will not find happy smiling volunteers stopping traffic. In case of emergency dial 911. 225-mile participants can pay for the supported event package that includes a tracking beacon from Trackleaders, the beacon allows people to track the racer real-time online.