Khanabadosh 100
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Rules And Regulations

    Race Basics

  • Participants must read these Rules and Regulations carefully prior to registering for a Race. You may only register and enter the Race if you have read, understood and agreed with these Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations represent a legally binding agreement between you and You must read these Rules and Regulations carefully prior to registering for a Race. You may only register and enter the Race if you have read, understood and agreed with these Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations represent a legally binding agreement between you and The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management. You must read these Rules and Regulations carefully prior to registering for a Race. You may only register and enter the Race if you have read, understood and agreed with these Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations represent a legally binding agreement between you and The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management, (referred to in these Rules and Regulations variously as the “The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management ”, “The Khanabadosh 100” "we", "us", and "our").

  • Every participant must sign a copy of these Rules and Regulations, together with the Assumption of Risk and Waiver and Release of Liability in relation to the Race, and Release, Waiver and Acknowledgement for Likeness and Intellectual Property in relation to the Race, before being allowed to start the Race. In addition, every participant must complete and sign all of the Mandatory Forms, as specified by The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management , and provide all required information including, but not limited to, the participants’s emergency contact information, insurance details, medical information and a medical certificate signed by a medical doctor.

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management have complete discretion in applying these Rules and Regulations. These Rules and Regulations may be modified by The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management at any time without notice. The revised Rules and Regulations will be emailed to participants as soon as reasonably practicable. The Rules and Regulations will be sent together with a list of time penalties that can be imposed and amended from time to time. Participants will be solely responsible for familiarising themselves with the most up-to-date version of these Rules and Regulations of the Race at any given time, (referred to in these Rules and Regulations variously as the "The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management", “The Khanabadosh 100” "we", "us", and "our").

  • Acknowledgement from Participants

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management reserves the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to refuse to allow you to enter into or participate in the Race, or to withdraw or cancel your offer of a place in the Race from you. The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management is under no obligation to provide you with any reason whatsoever for such refusal or withdrawal.

  • You must be between the ages of 21 and 70 at the Race start date to compete in this Race. You may request special permission to compete in the Race if you are under the age of 21 or over the age of 70. All requests will be assessed on an individual basis and the decision of The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management in this regard is final and binding.

  • You acknowledge and agree that the Race take part in remote parts of the world where everyday facilities and comforts to which you may be accustomed are unlikely to be available. You are expected to possess outdoor survival skills such as familiarity with outdoor gear, backpacking and common sense. You are not required to possess any technical navigation skills to take part in the Race.

  • You acknowledge and agree that competing in the Race will be physically demanding, that you are aware of the nature of the Race, and that there are medical and physical risks associated with the Race. You are solely responsible for your own training and preparation for the Race. By applying to compete in a Race, you warrant that you are physically capable of competing in the Race.

  • You acknowledge and agree that endurance racing of the kind contemplated by the Race entails the real risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including equipment failure, dehydration, fatigue, collisions or incidents involving other competitors, spectators, other road users and / or vehicles, aspects of the course, weather conditions, natural disasters, flood, fire, injury, disease and other causes.

  • You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for obtaining and taking all necessary inoculations and medications (and have taken them in accordance with your doctor’s instructions) relevant to the country in which the Race is held (the "Host Country"). You also acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to carry your personal medications with you throughout the Race. The Khanabadosh 100 medical staff will not be able to, nor will it be liable for failing to, supply personal medication during a Race should a competitor fail to carry his or her own.

  • You agree to inform The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management on application of any pre-existing illness from which you suffer that may affect your performance in a Race or for which medical treatment may be needed. In addition, you agree to inform The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management, both on application and thereafter, as the need arises, of all medications that you are currently taking or will be taking while you are participating in the Race.

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management will provide professional medical support to competitors throughout the duration of the Race. You give permission to medical staff to make decisions concerning medical care and treatment and, where necessary, authorise such care and treatment in emergency situations. You understand that Race staff will make every reasonable effort, in the circumstances, to reach your emergency contact (if you have supplied one to us prior to the Race) regarding your medical status in the event an emergency arises.

  • You acknowledge that the Race operates in very remote areas of the Host Country which may not be supported by local hospitals, and that transportation to the nearest hospital may take several hours or longer. You further acknowledge that the course may pass through terrain where emergency evacuation may be seriously delayed or in some cases not available.

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management reserve the right, with or without consultation of a doctor, to stop and use such force as is necessary to restrain you from starting or continuing a Race.

  • By agreeing to these Rules and Regulations and applying to compete in the Race, you affirm that you have the understanding and mental capacity to communicate health care directives for yourself and that you are fully informed and understand the full import of the consents given to by you to medical staff in this regard.

  • You agree that entry to a Race is granted to competitors on a non-changeable, non-transferable basis.

  • Unfair Advantage

  • Any action of a participant that results in an unfair advantage to themselves or an unfair disadvantage to another participant, will result in a 2 hour penalty or disqualification against the participant responsible.

  • Accepting Outside Assistance

  • Accepting any external support such as buying food, taking food from a person, including another participant or staff member, will result in a 2 hour penalty.

  • Accepting Outside Assistance – Transport

  • If you do not walk / run on your own feet for any part of the course, however small, you will be considered disqualified. This includes accepting any external support such as traveling in any form of transport e.g. two wheelers, cars (Race or other), etc.

  • Participants behaviour

  • All participants must immediately and respectfully comply with any direction or decision of The Khanabadosh 100, Race Organisers and the medical staff. Any failure to do so may result in disqualification or time penalties.

  • Participants must, at all times throughout the Race, abide by the Host Country laws, and behave in a respectful and considerate manner to local people, and to other people involved in the Race (including fellow competitors, Race Organisers, volunteers and medical staff).

  • Participants are solely responsible for their own conduct and behaviour, as well as for their own knowledge of and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the states or countries in which the Race is held. The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management will not be responsible for your conduct or behaviour, or compliance (or non-compliance) with any of the laws or regulations of the states or countries in which the Race takes place.

  • If a participant encounters anything of concern while on the course which could be a threat to the safety of another competitor or staff, it must become their priority to alert The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management staff by getting to the nearest safe checkpoint and providing full details. This could include an obstacle on the course or an injured competitor.

  • A participants behaviour throughout the Race must not prejudice the progress of the Race, or the safety or wellbeing of any other person involved in the Race (including fellow competitors, Race Organisers, volunteers and the medical staff).

  • Mandatory Forms

  • A participant who does not complete the Mandatory Forms and submit to the Khanabadosh 100 Race Management by email before the Race starts, will not be allowed to start the race.

  • Waiver Forms

  • A participant will not be allowed to start the race in case of failure to fully complete the Intellectual Property and Liability Waiver before the Race starts.

  • IV Fluids

  • A qualified medical team is present throughout the course to support the participants. However if IV fluid is provided, the participant will be disqualified. First IV fluid requirement results in disqualification

  • Insurance

  • If a participant will not be allowed to start the race if they fail to have insurance coverage for the purpose of the event and are not able to provide details of the same to the Khanabadosh 100 Race Management before the start of the race. A participant must take out and maintain your own insurance for any risks associated with the Race, including personal travel insurance which covers you for the duration of your time in the Host Country. This must cover you fully against the costs of hospitalisation, medical care and repatriation if you were not able to continue the Race, including the cost of air or other forms of evacuation and / or repatriation should sickness or injury necessitate such a course of action.

  • Not Following Course Markings

  • Participants are expected to follow the course markings from flag to flag in the order in which they are placed. Failure to do so will result in a 1 hour penalty. This includes following a course 10 meters from the markers, cutting corners / switchbacks and missing a flag. The penalty will be based on sightings from Race staff or other competitors.

  • Mandatory Stops

  • Failure to comply with a mandatory stop will result in a 1 hour penalty on top of the total time of the mandatory stop. For example, if a competitor leaves the checkpoint early where a mandatory stop has been enforced.

  • Staggered Starts

  • If a staggered start is put in place, participants are expected to comply with the time assigned to them, based on their times till then. Failure to do so, without the approval of the Race Director and/or Doctor, will result in a penalty of 1 hour or disqualification.

  • Sleeping on the Course

  • Participants are allowed to sleep only at the designated overnight checkpoint or with the approval of the doctor. If found sleeping, they will be required to start moving. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of 1 hour or disqualification from the Race.

  • Removing or Moving Course Markings

  • Any participant found to be removing or changing course markings will be disqualified.

  • Sleeping Outside the Camp Compound

  • Participants are expected to sleep in their assigned tents/rooms or within the Camp compound. Sleeping outside the compound (including at the back of tents) will result in a 1 hour penalty.

  • Litter on Course

  • Any litter on the course known to be dropped by you (either by identification or seen by another competitor or Race staff) will result in a 1 hour penalty. Every time this is reported a penalty will be apply. The Rules of this minimum-impact policy apply to everyone associated with the Race including participants , staff, volunteers, photographers and press.

  • Litter in Tents/Rooms

  • Any litter left in tents/rooms when they are vacated in the morning will result in every participant officially assigned to that tent being given a 1 hour penalty. Every morning that litter is found in a tent/room a penalty will be applied.

  • Use of Toilets

  • If a participant is seen not using the toilets provided at the camp or using the toilet within 100 meters from the course they will incur a 1 hour penalty. Each time this is reported by a Race staff or another participant the penalty will apply. When at a campsite, you must use the toilet facilities provided. When out on the course, you must be at least 100 meters from a checkpoint, campsite, the course, residential home, or place of worship. All human waste must be buried between 20 and 25 cm below the surface, toilet paper must be placed in a toilet paper bag (provided) and carried to the next checkpoint or campsite to be disposed of.

  • Bib Number

  • The bib number must be on your chest or stomach, must not be folded and must be clearly visible at all times while on the course. Each time Race staff at a checkpoint reports your bib not on your chest / stomach, folded or not clearly visible a 15 minute penalty will be issued.

  • Loss of Bib

  • Any participant who loses their bib number will be given a replacement and will receive a 15 min penalty. The penalty will apply every time a bib is reported lost and a replacement is required to be given. If a lost bib number is not reported then the penalty will be doubled.

  • Mandatory Equipment Missing (Pre-race)

  • If any mandatory item is missing in entirety or does not meet the necessary requirements during check-in (including quantity, type and calorific value of food), the participant will be given a chance to purchase or borrow the missing item. The same must be produced and shown to the Race Director before commencing the race. Failure to comply will result in the participant not being allowed to start the race.

  • Inadequate Nutrition

  • Nutrition and hydration will be carried by all participants as per instructions given in the briefing. If a participant is not deemed to have sufficient nutrition or hydration, they will be not be allowed to start the race.

  • Consumption of Alcohol or Drugs

  • The consumption of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited during the Race. If alcohol or drugs are consumed during the Race the participant (s) involved will be disqualified.

  • Mandatory Equipment Missing (Mid-race)

  • Essential Items include: number of calories, sleeping bag, backpack, shoes, headlamp, electrolytes, red flashing light, compass.

  • Non-Essentialitems include: blister kit, back-up headlamp, alcohol gel, sunscreen.

  • If any mandatory item is missing in entirety or does not meet the necessary requirements upon a spot check being carried out from the time the competitor crosses the start line to when they cross the finish line, the participant will be disqualified if it is an essential item or will attract a 1 hour penalty for non-essential items

  • Public Protest or Display of Disgust

  • Any public protest, display of disgust and / or disrespectful behaviour to any Race staff or local folks, will result in disqualification.

  • Video Filming

  • It is prohibited to use video cameras on the course. If you are found to take videos which are posted on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter or any website, you will incur a 2 hour penalty. You may request special permission to take a video but there must be a written agreement between you and the Khanabadosh 100 Race Management. The machine will be confiscated and the footage deleted.

  • Use of Cell Phones, Mobile Communication Devices etc.

  • You are allowed to carry communication devices such as cell phones but they must not be used on the course except in the case of an emergency. If a participant is seen to be using a communication device, other than for the reasons mentioned, a 1 hour penalty will apply.

  • Respect the environment

  • Participants will run through thick forests, encounter streams and unique rock formations, go past temples with prayer rocks and at times plant foliage. They are expected to not disturb or remove anything from its location. Participants must be careful not to pick flowers or damage any vegetation. Do not touch, disturb or deface anything.

  • Water

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race management will supply a ration of water at each checkpoint. This is to be used for drinking only. Any intentional breach of this rule will result in a 1 hour time penalty.

  • Medical assistance on the course

  • While The Khanabadosh 100 will have a trained medical team for emergencies and for administering basic first aid to participants, it has no control over, and accepts no responsibility for, the availability or standard of medical and / or repatriation services and facilities in the areas in which the race takes place, and such services and facilities do not form any part of the contract between participants and The Khanabadosh 100 Race series.

  • Liability

  • To the full extent permitted by law, The Khanabadosh 100 Race Series is under no liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) to you for any Claim or Loss in connection with a Race.

  • Notwithstanding this, to the full extent permitted by law, maximum liability (whether in negligence or otherwise) to you for any Claim or Loss in connection with the Race will not exceed the Entry Fee for the Race.

  • Under no circumstance is The Khanabadosh 100 Series liable to you for any Loss, including indirect or consequential loss, however it arises.

  • For the purposes of this Rule :

    (a) "Claim" means any claim, allegation, cause of action, proceeding, Liability, suit or demand made against the person concerned, however it arises, and whether it is present or future, fixed or unascertained, actual or contingent.

    (b) "Liability" means any liability or obligation, however it arises, and whether it is present or future, fixed or unascertained, actual or contingent, including any liability for loss such as loss of profit, loss of revenue or loss of opportunity.

    (c) "Loss" includes any loss, damage, Liability, compensation, fine, penalty, charge, payment, cost or expense (including any legal cost and expense) however it arises and whether it is present or future, fixed or unascertained, actual or contingent including:

    (i) any loss of or damage to your equipment or belongings;

    (ii) any loss arising from injury or death;

    (iii) any indirect or consequential loss;

    (iv) any other loss or damage suffered or incurred by you arising out of or in connection with competing in a Race (including, without limitation, travelling to the Host Country and Host Town / City).

    Withdrawal

  • A participant may withdraw from the Race at any time, subject to the following provisions of this Rule.

  • If a participant withdraws more than 45 days before the start date of the Race you will receive a refund of the entry fee for the relevant Race, less US$500.

  • If you withdraw from a Race less than 45 days before the start date, The Khanabadosh 100 Race Series will not be liable to refund you any portion of the entry fee for the relevant Race, or otherwise pay you any sum whatsoever.

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Series reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a place in the Race to you for any reason and at any time. In such circumstances, we will provide you with a full refund of the entry fee for the relevant Race.

  • Modification

  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management reserves the right to:

  • (a) modify the Race format; or
    (b) change the dates of the Race; or
    (c) change the location (within the planned country or to a new country) of the Race;
    (d) cancel the Race any time before the official start date / time; or
    (e) cancel the Race after it has started.

  • If we modify the Race in accordance with Rule (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), we will have no obligation to reimburse you the entry fee for the Race.


  • If we change the dates of the Race in accordance with Rule (b), we will have no obligation to reimburse you the entry fee for the Race provided that we reschedule the Race to commence on another date within 6 months before or 12 months after the date on which the Race was originally scheduled to commence, and provided that we give you reasonable notice of the new dates for the Race (which will in any case not be less than two months).


  • The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management is not responsible for any other costs relating to (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) above. This includes, but is not limited to, flights, hotels, insurance, visa etc.

  • Timing

  • Race headquarters will keep the official time clock for the Race, beginning when each stage starts and stopping when each competitor crosses the finishing line of each stage.

  • The winning participant will be the one with the lowest combined times of the stages after taking into account any time penalties.

  • Cut-off times will be established on both days. If participants fail to reach and depart designated points by the specified cut-off time, they will not be allowed to continue the Race, and will not be eligible for a Finisher’s medal. Initial cut-off times will be announced before the stage starts. Initial cut-off times may be modified, and additional cut-off times may be added, during the Race at the sole discretion of The Khanabadosh 100 Race Management.

  • Special timing may be used, depending on weather conditions. For example, the winning time may be based on total distance covered, or on time. If timing is based on the total distance covered, the participant with the most distance covered will be deemed the winner. If timing is based on time, the participant who has covered the most distance in the least amount of time will be deemed the winner.

  • Individual Results

  • Subject to any special timing used for The Khanabadosh 100 in accordance with the rule mentioned above, the first individual to cover the two stages in the shortest accumulated time is the winner.

  • Participants will be ranked according to their cumulative time for each Stage.

  • Age rankings are based on the competitor’s age on the day the Race starts. For example, if the Race begins on 13th Dec and you are 45 years of age, and you have a birthday on the 13th of Dec, you will be deemed to be 45 for the duration of the Race, and will be classified in the age group for a 45-year-old

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