Navrun, Pursuit, Amazing Race,
Navrun After Dark, Challenge RULES
Some rules only apply to one or
two of our events....the ones that do are highlighted in red.
1. We accept all classes so long as the vehicle is safe and allowed
to be driven on the road. The vehicle must be road registered
and any driver must be licensed. Your vehicle must also be insured.
2. There is no age restriction for your navigator.
3. All drivers, navigators and passengers of the vehicle must
sign an Indemnity Form to compete.
4. All common road rules and courtesies apply.
5. We have a breathalyser and will use it. Any team with a driver
who has a BAC reading of 0.05 or above will be disqualified from
6. As with all events, excessive speed and vehicle control is
a major concern. Remember - these are public roads and tracks,
and not a race track. Keep your speed down. GPS Trackers are now
fitted to your vehicles, which have an accuracy of 1 kph, beware!
Penalties are: 1st offence 5 pts, 2nd offence 10 pts, 3rd offence
15 pts, 4th offence 20 pts and 5th offence 25 pts and so on. Then
every consecutive speed offence is 5 pts. (Up to 300mtrs in distance
7. You and your occupants must be restrained by properly fitted
seatbelts or harnesses at all times. A 100-point penalty applies
for every occupant found not wearing them.
8. (ALPINE PURSUIT) You are
in teams of two, this is so for safety and recovery. The 'speed
police' will impose a 100-point penalty if teams are found separated
by more than three minutes. Officials have the power to stop any
one vehicle of the team and do a countdown on the arrival of the
2nd vehicle. We now are also able to impose this penalty by using
our GPS Loggers. (2 car team Events Only)
9. (a)With regard to teams chasing extra points and finishing
0 - 5 minutes (1 point per minute penalty)
6 - 10 minutes (2 points per minute penalty)
11 - 15 minutes (3 points per minute penalty)
16 - 20 minutes (4 points per minute penalty)
Penalties are capped to 99 points (i.e. 29 minutes late). Answers
will not be accepted after the designated finish time, which will
be confirmed by your logger.
9. (b) In regards to running late because of your vehicle(s) breaking
down: All copies of your answers and/or camera and/or GPS logger
must be handed in on time. If not you will incur penalties. (See
Rule 9a.). There will be no leeway because of your vehicle breaking
down, either incur the penalties or get your notes to us one way
or another. You will incur 1 off route penalty which is treated
as a 'cut and run' and from the breakdown point, any questions
answered after that point will be null and void.
10. For safety / permit requirements, or public nuisance reasons,
some roads or tracks may be deemed out of bounds or directional.
These restrictions will be listed in your track notes. There is
a 50 point penalty per offence.
11. (a) The Recovery Rule. There is no penalty for being recovered,
however the team which performs the recovery will receive time
at the end of the day. Both teams must report this to the officials
at the earliest possible time. However if the teams are unable
to do so, they can report this to the officials at the conclusion
of the day. Time is calculated on the time spent recovering the
other competitor/s. eg. "I spent 22min recovering him".
Therefore you have an extra 22 minutes added to your finish time.
This has to be confirmed by (1) the competitor you are recovering
and (2) the logger. (this rule does not apply in a 2 car team
if your recovering your team mate). If the logger shows that less
was indicated, then penalties will apply.
11. (b) Being recovered by an Official. Our officials cannot at
times leave their position immediately to assist you. Only when
they are able to do so, they will. Also, because I have to pay
my officials to help out with other matters, a small fee needs
to be paid for their efforts if it is a long distance away from
Base Camp. This fee will be payable personally to the official,
and the price will be negotiated between yourself and the official,
usually at a per kilometre basis. Navrun 4wd Events is not responsible
for your recovery in any way.
12. (Navrun or Navrun After Dark only).
Avoid congestion at waypoint/photo points. If other teams are
waiting in cue for their photo a time limit of 5 minutes will
apply. You may re-join the back of the cue if you are not satisfied
with your shot after your initial 5 minutes. If a complaint is
lodged a no questions asked 25 point penalty will apply.
13. Vehicle hold ups on Route Based Courses. This rule is only
applicable if the event has a set route. If you are held up for
more than 20 minutes by another team (we can confirm this by your
logger), you are eligible for extra time added to your finish
time. If possible, contact an official first, if unable to contact,
please note the offending team on your notes in the appropriate
box and add the time you believe to be held up for less 20 minutes
(ie, Held up for 45 minutes? Write down 25 minutes). Careful -
do not add more than you think, as we will check this, and if
deemed less than you have stipulated, late penalties will apply.
14. Tampering with items. Certain times we place man-made objects
in our photos. Competitors who deliberately hide or discard these
objects will be severely penalised. A disqualification may result,
at our discretion. Objects must be put back where they are initially
15. (ALPINE PURSUIT) In the
event that your vehicle breaks down and you cannot compete no
longer, we will allow your other vehicle to continue to compete,
however a 50% deduction off your score per photo/ course will
be given. Please report this to officials ASAP so we are able
to rectify and correct your scores appropriately. Both cars must
be able to finish the event to claim bonus points. Only one car
is required to claim full points by handing in their notes if
the other vehicle has broken down prior to finishing that day.
16. (Navrun and Navrun After Dark Only).
Photo judging. 25% deductions per incorrect "positions",
& a 25% deduction per incorrect "subjects" (maximum
50% of total point value). A 50% deduction of photo score for
very poor replications. No score for unrecognisable, wrong place,
etc. photos. Zooming is not an issue on all photos. We will not
get real picky during the event, but if there is a tied score
then we must. In 2004, just 5 points split 1st and 2nd place in
the series. We then have to get this picky to identify the real
winners. A 50% deduction will be given if there isn't a 2nd vehicle
in your photo when asked to include it.
17. Failure to insert your Team name and Number where asked for
will incur a 10 point penalty per Course.
18. GPS loggers have been fitted to your vehicles. These are designed
to record your speed, distance and route. If the units are tampered
with, or switched off at any given time, we have the right to
disqualify the team, as this is ruled as cheating. If have found
to be stationery for more than 15 minutes by the data logger,
you will require a 'please explain' to the officials. A 50pt penalty
will be applied if we find your answer unsatisfactory. A 100pt
penalty per 30 minutes of being stationary will apply. The removal
of the logger from your vehicle (with the exception of our authorisation
and/or Rule 9b) is deemed to be cheating and the appropriate penalties
apply including disqualification.
19. You have the right to dispute a score or decision. If any
dispute arises, it will be made final by the organiser of the
event. If the organiser has made that decision, that is it, no
more can be said of it.
20. Any special stages that are marshalled, must have a running
sheet which shall be shown to all competitors to read before they
commence that stage, that running sheet shall explain the stage
in detail, from what to do and what is penalised, etc. Once read,
the competitor must understand and verbally acknowledge it.
21. Any special stages. A score sheet must be used to be signed
off by the competitor at the end of the stage so they know if
they have been penalised, etc. This is still open to dispute by
a competitor. If the competitor refuses to sign it after discussion
with the marshal, then no points will be awarded.
22. Any competitor that shows aggression, bad language, etc to
a marshal may be penalised or disqualified from the event, and
future events of Navrun. This ruling will be made final by the
organiser of the event.
23. You are allowed to swap cars over at any time during the event.
However, you are not allowed to swap navigators / drivers that
have not been registered and signed on to your team. If however,
a driver or navigator is incapacitated we will allow a swap over
for a deduction of 50% off your overall score. If both driver
and navigator are incapacitated, then a 75% deduction will apply.
24. Scrutineering Rule. Generally we do not require scrutineering
of your vehicle. However, if we deem the event to be hard driving,
and certain criteria are stipulated for your vehicle to have,
then we may scrutineer your vehicle. If your vehicle does not
meet the criteria, then we have the right to refuse your entry,
or re-plot your course. If you think your vehicle may not "make
the grade" before the event, please contact us so we can
25. Answers to questions are only valid if you have gone to that
waypoint. Loggers will determine this. This rules out guessing
and swapping answers.
26. At no time must a competitor or anyone affiliated
with the said competitor post anything to the public to seek to
solve or answer a question related to a Navrun event. This applies
from the start of the event to the conclusion of the event. A
minimum penalty of 100 points will apply.
27. All winches must have synthetic rope. No wire
rope will be permitted to be used in a Navrun event.