Participants will be sorted into five start groups according to their estimated finish time. The fastest runners start first. Participants will be given a coloured race number that indicates their starting group.
Runners are requested to make their way to their correct start group in good time before the start of the race. Under no circumstances may a runner start with a different start group from that indicated by their race number. Runners who arrive at the start line too late for their start group must notify the start director immediately.
There are five start groups: yellow, red, green, blue and pink. At the start of the trail, there is a narrow uphill path, therefore there are five minutes between starts, this is done to ensure that there will be no time elapses before runners cross the start line. Participants are then started with a 5-second delay, one at a time within each colour group. By doing this, we hope to improve the accuracy of finish times and reduce congestion on the trail and keep distance for health reasons. This can also mean that the first one to the finish line is not necessarily the winner, but shortly after we will have accurate results.
Attached to the race number are two tickets with each runner's special race number on them which are meant as a tag for luggage. For further information go to the luggage page.
At the very bottom of the race number is an elevation map for the route that is meant to be attached to the race number and looked at by looking down at it when the race number is attached to the front of you.
Participants will be assigned to different start groups based on how fast they intend to run.
Start groups will be announced closer to the event.