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Rules Education: Permitted Run Conduct

This week we begin our series on article 6 — Running Conduct. Today’s rule is 6.1 Permitted Conduct.

The rule requires that participants walk or run the entire prescribed run course. Runners should pace themselves over the course and remember that it’s always OK to walk. The rule disallows crawling since that would indicate medical distress. 

Here’s the rule:

6.1 Permitted Conduct. 
A participant must run or walk the entire portion of the run course. Except for reasons of safety and when no advantage is gained, all runners shall follow and remain within the prescribed course. A participant who gains forward progress by crawling or otherwise violates this section shall be disqualified.

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