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Bodie 601 Run and Fun Run

Bodie, CA

Postponed for 2020

Dates to come soon


8:00am

 5 kilometer run + kids fun run

They say the Bodie 601, a citizen vigilante group, delivered swift and absolute justice.  Come join us for the first annual Bodie foot race and be a part of history - experience for yourself how hard it is to outrun justice at elevation over 8,000 feet.  Join other running enthusiasts for a run and race through the historic mining town and mining district of Bodie! 

Registration begins at 6:30am, road will close at 7:30am and reopen at 9:00am

Aid stations, swag and more

Register HERE

 

Race Rules

To facilitate the execution of the 5k run and make sure that the necessary services are provided to participants, a set of rules has been defined pertaining to fair competition, safety and respect for the environment, meaning the geographical area where the run takes place, but also the climate, which calls for specific considerations.

An important thing to remember is that the 5k run is not street races. It classifies as a trail run, takes place in a mountainous, uninhabited area, and is governed in all respects by the rules laid down by the organizers. The race rules are drawn up by reference to sportsmanship in general, in the sense that each participant should do his/her utmost, give consideration to and respect other participants, and comply with any applicable rules.

Race participants are responsible for acquainting themselves with the rules pertaining to participation in the 5k race and for adhering to those rules in every way.

Entering the 5k race means accepting this Regulation in its entirety and without exceptions on behalf of the competitors.

1. Registration

* There are no refunds on registration. Your ticket is non transferrable. There are deferments to future years if an injury occurs during training.

2. The 5k takes place in a protected area at Bodie State Historic Park

* Do not at any time deviate from the course. The course will be clearly marked with flagging tape, and volunteers pointing out any change of direction. Stepping off of the course for any reason is grounds for disqualification and ejection from the park grounds. If you are too tired to continue please alert the closest volunteer who will then arrange transportation for you. DO NOT under any circumstance explore areas outside of the flagged course.

* There is a strict prohibition against throwing any kind of litter along the way, including human waste. We kindly ask participants to put their energy gels in bottles on their waist belts to limit the possibility of unwanted litter on the course. By avoiding, as best we can, to damage or leave litter on the trail we help keep this natural environment clean and healthy so that this race can take place for years to come.

* Paper cups at drinking station must be left behind at each drinking station. There is a prohibition to take the cups along the route.

3. Rules pertaining to the safety of participants

* All participants must sign a waiver confirming that they are physically and mentally fit to compete in the 5k, and that they have prepared sufficiently well for running a distance of 3.1 miles or 5k at high elevation.

* Participants also sign a waiver confirming that they have read the race rules and the terms and that they accept to abide by them entirely.

* Participants must wear their race numbers clearly visible at the front in order to facilitate and speed up the registration process and enable staff to identify those in need of service. 

* Prior to the start, all participants must register at the Red Barn. You do that by arriving early for the race and presenting a photo ID. Those who fail to do this will be removed from the list of participants and will not participate in the race.

* Any participant who decides to abandon the race must report to any volunteer, stationed along the course, and at any aid station, and hand in his/her race number. Participants who abandon the race remain the responsibility of the organizers and are not allowed to continue on their own from the nearest aid station in the area. For security reasons, all participants must respect this rule. 

* Should a participant be missing from the reporting list at the finishing line, he or she will be presumed missing. The default response to this is to call out a rescue team.

4. Those who register for the 5k must have trained sufficiently to complete either event.

* The 5k track runs through demanding terrain. It is presumed that all participants are well prepared and have trained for the challenging conditions of the race. By registering for the run each participant undertakes to complete the entire distance. Participants are not expected to abandon the race except for reasons of illness or injury, whether major or minor. 

5. Services rendered to those abandoning the race

* If you are unable to finish the race due to injury or illness, alert any race volunteer. Transportation will be arranged to bring you back to your vehicle.

6. Race rules for the 5k

* Participants must wear their bib numbers clearly visible on the front of their running attire for the entire duration of the race. Each bib number is registered to a runner and is only valid for that individual. Any deviation from this will result in the non-validation of the runner’s time and the right to participate.

* Receiving outside assistance from anyone not registered for the race is prohibited, except in emergency cases. 

* Each participant is responsible for refusing to receive outside assistance, except in emergency cases.

* It is the responsibility of each participant not to run with a runner that is not registered for the race. 

* Every participant must carry his/her own equipment and litter.

* Each participant must pay due consideration to other participants.

* Participants may assist each other as necessary to ensure their own safety and that of others.

* Participants who are unwilling to abide by the race rules will be disqualified.

* Participants shall behave politely toward all race staff and abide by their guidance and instructions.

* Those who have completed the race may not re-enter the course to join other participants who are still running.

 7. Sanction

* The organizers may disqualify anyone who does not comply with the race rules.

* Anyone who refuses to follow instructions will be responsible for the cost of any searching operation and/or assistance by a rescue team or other staff.

* Persons who do not comply with the race rules, or any instruction given by race staff, will be banned from registering for the run in the future.

8. Rights of the organizers

* The organizers are not responsible for any outside influence on the runners. This applies to meteorological conditions, natural disasters, the passage of persons and vehicles and any other unexpected event liable to affect the participants.

* The organizers may disqualify and stop any participant not wearing the appropriate clothing or otherwise insufficiently equipped for the conditions.

* The organizers may disqualify any participant causing danger to himself/herself and/or other people.

* The organizers may disqualify anyone who does not comply with the race rules.

* The organizers and the race staff may order anyone not carrying a race number and the race logo to leave the race area and the running track.

* The organizers are not responsible for any illness or injury suffered by the participants when traveling to or from the race or during the race. Participants are encouraged to seek the assistance of race staff in the event of an accident or illness.

* Participants always act on their own responsibility, even when receiving the assistance of race staff.

* The organizers reserve the right to cancel the race at short notice for reasons relating to weather or other unforeseeable conditions that may present danger for the participants and the race staff.

9. Complaints

* Participants who consider that their rights have been infringed may lodge a complaint with the organizers.

* Any complaint must be received in writing by the person responsible for the race before the end of the race.

* Complaints relating to the overall results in the men’s and women’s races must be received no later than 16:30 on the day of the race.

* Complaints relating to the results in individual age groups must be received no later than 30 minutes after the last runner finishes the race.

* Complaints are dealt with on the spot by a committee of three persons, after consulting with everyone involved.

10. Prohibited Items

The following items are prohibited from the event and race venues:

*Weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, Mace, etc.

* Dangerous items or “dual-use” items that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, umbrellas, poles, sticks, etc.

* Flammable liquids, aerosols, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals, and explosives

*Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, and any   flying device

* No smoking of any kind allowed (cigarettes, vapes, marijuana, etc)

* No music allowed on the course (earbuds or speakers)