The Trail is open to anyone, male or female, age 16 or more.
- Use of a small rubbish bag is mandatory and will be checked at all water stations. Any participant caught disposing of rubbish by any other means during the race will automatically be disqualified.
- Participants will follow the paths signposted by the EcoTrail staff. Short-cuts are not allowed. Be aware that by short-cutting you cause irreversible damage to the eco-system. Failure to comply with this rule will result in immediate disqualification.
- A large number of dustbins will be placed in each refreshment station. Participants are expected to make eco-conscious use of them.
After stopping at the refreshment stations, competitors must set off again before the fixed time limit, independent of their time of arrival at the station. Please refer to section 4 of the present document for precise cut-off times at the different stations.
Resting times and evacuation
Competitors will not stop for rest anywhere else than at refreshment stations, except in case of injury. Competitors will then make their situation known to the area director (race control), who will recover their race number and chip. Competitors must call in person using the phone number indicated on road map (or send a text message from their mobile).
Penalties – disqualification
Throughout the EcoTrail course, controllers are authorized to check all and any participant for mandatory material and compliance with the aforementioned rules and regulations (ID documents, respect for the site and the ethics of the race, illicit use of help and accompaniment, bib number not showing properly on the front side of T/shirt)
Any runner unable, anywhere anytime during the race, to show proof of carrying all mandatory equipment will be disqualified.
The controller tells his post director and/or Race Control and can ask, depending on the seriousness of the infringement of the rules by the runner, the competitor to be disqualified.
The race jury can declare the disqualification of a competitor for any serious breach of regulations, in particular in the case of:
- Failure to wear the bib number correctly,
- Failure to show ID or showing ID that does not match bib number data
- Failure to wear the bracelet
- Non-respect of the laws in effect in territories crossed during the race (Région Bruxelles-Capitale, Régio Wallonne, Vlaams Gewest)
- Non-respect of instructions by the controllers of the race
- Making use of any means of transportation
- Setting off again from a refreshment station after the time limit
- Failure to help another competitor in difficulty,
- Accepting personal assistance outside the official refreshment stations
- Benefiting from any form of accompaniment along the course of the race,
- Polluting or damaging the sites along the race,
- Improper behavior in the form of insults, rudeness or threats towards any member of the organization or any volunteer
- Refusal to be examined by a staff doctor at any moment during the event
- Use of any drug and refusal to allow a drug test,
- Failure to show the rubbish bag