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SUPPORT CREW

We love support crews almost as much as our runners at Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko by UTMB – you are always the most colourful (and loudest!) and a huge part of the magical atmosphere of the whole weekend.

You also have the very important job of getting your runners to the finish line.

First job for support crew is to read the support crew section in the Runner Guide, available one month before the event. It contains important information you will need to know for the event.

Another great tool is the Spectators page - packed full of useful information for your crew.

To keep the event manageable as well as fair and safe for all athletes, and to make sure support crews do not get lost, there is some information that support crews need to know.

  • Support crews are only allowed to assist runners at certain checkpoints (see checkpoint table in individual race pages).
  • Support crews cannot run alongside their runners at any point on the course outside of the checkpoints.

PACER RULES

There are strict rules regarding pacing:

  • Pacers are NOT allowed for Kosci27, Kosci50, or Kosci100 runners.
  • Pacers MUST register themselves online as they will be required to sign a waiver.
  • The minimum age for Pacers is 18 years old.
  • All Pacers must wear a compulsory race bib number. Pacer(s) must attend Runner Check-in to collect their bib and sign their waiver.
  • Pacer bibs will be yellow and and match the number of your athlete. This is so we know you are part of the event.
  • Pacers must carry their own set of mandatory clothing and equipment items to match that required by the KosciMiler runners.
  • Pacers cannot meet their runner before or after the designated start locations or at intermediate points. Doing so results in disqualification.
  • Competitors can use three Pacers – but only one at a time (they must change over at designated checkpoint locations, above).
  • If you plan to make an exchange, you must hand over your pacer number to the next pacer.
  • Pacers are responsible for their own transport.
  • Pacers may not carry extra water, food or equipment for runners.
  • With the exception of an emergency or medical situation, Pacers cannot provide any material or physical assistance to their athletes.

SPECTATORS

The Kosci50 and Kosci27 do not allow full service support crewing, meaning you cannot provide material assistance to your runner. The only support you can provide them is moral, so make sure you've got your signs, cowbells and cheering voices ready!

Make sure you read the spectator section in the Runner Guide, available one month before the event. It contains important information you will need to know for the event.

Another great tool is the Spectators page - packed full of useful information for your spectators.

To keep the event manageable as well as fair and safe for all athletes, and to make sure spectators do not get lost, there is some information that spectators need to know.

Spectators may not provide any material or physical assistance to Kosci50 or Kosci27 runners. Moral support only allowed. Spectators cannot run alongside their runners at any point on the course outside of the aid stations.

SPECTATORS
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