Our sport is evolving. It is becoming more popular, more sophisticated, and therefore more complicated. We work hard to ensure all of our events have a good vibe and bring together this great community of trail runners.
You can count on every Go Beyond race to:
- Be highly organized with racer safety and satisfaction as top priorities
- Donate to a worthy beneficiary for each race
- Have well-stocked aid stations and the friendliest, most supportive volunteers
- Challenge and reward each participant, including podium awards for men, women, and non-binary racers
- Put more time, money, and energy than most to reduce, reuse, recycle, and lessen the environmental impact of our events
We do have some rules that we expect every participant to follow. Violating any of these can result in disqualification from the race, and/or ban from any future Go Beyond Racing events.
Please adhere to the following:
- Be kind. Do not mistreat or be disrespectful to the volunteers. These people are giving up their time and energy to help you run the race, for free, and should have your utmost respect. Thank them. If you are unhappy about something, bring it to the race directors; do not take your frustrations out on a volunteer. Be kind and considerate of your fellow racers. Racism, bigotry, sexism, and discrimination are not allowed.
- Abide by the course rules and markings. No shortcutting, cutting corners, going off trail, etc. Follow the marked course. If you accidentally go off course, you must return to the spot where you left the course and continue on from there to have an official finish time.
- If the race states there is no crew or spectator access, you are responsible to ensure your crew or spectators do not go anywhere on the course, other than where it is explicitly allowed. This is usually a requirement of a race permit and violation of this condition could result in the race not being continued in the future. This also means that runners cannot accept aid from anyone along the course, other than at the aid stations. Taking aid outside of an aid station is grounds for disqualification.
- No dogs allowed on course or within 50 feet of the aid stations. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome at the start/finish. Keep an eye on them as they will be keeping their eyes on the food we’re serving.
- No drugs. We follow the rules set by USATF. Do not consume, inject, inhale, or put any banned substance in or on your body before or during a race.
- If you require medical support during a race that includes an IV, you cannot continue the race. You will receive a DNF.
- If you require significant medical support during a race, the race directors and medical support team will make a decision on whether you are allowed to continue. This call is up to us and you must respect it as we will make a decision based on what we feel at the time is safest for you and all the race support personnel.
- Earphones can be worn in one ear only.
- If you do not make a time cut-off in a race, you are required to stop racing at that point. You cannot continue on and will receive a DNF.
- Wear your race bib on the front as you enter and leave each aid station and when approaching the finish line.
- Any pre-ordered apparel or merchandise that is not picked up during bib pickup/race check in, is moved to the merchandise tent and is offered for sale during the race and on our website afterwards. Please pick up your pre-ordered items when you get your bib.
- This one definitely goes without saying, but we have to say it because it still happens out there. No littering. We provide garbage, recycling, and compost bins and cans at our races. There is no reason to ever put your garbage anywhere but in those containers. If you litter (that means purposely dropping or throwing your trash on the trail or off the trail), you will receive a DNF. We may even ask you to not run any more of our races.
These rules are created to ensure the safety and satisfaction of all the runners, volunteers, and race support people. If you have a question about whether something is allowed or not, please don’t hesitate to ask us.