FILL YOUR LIFE WITH STEEL EMOTIONS
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Instructions of the ‘Steel Race Tapa’ obstacle race
The ‘Steel Race Tapa’ obstacle race is a new and unique obstacle race organised in Estonia. It is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and improve the living environment in Tapa Parish and in Lääne-Viru County, as well as the cooperation between various very different fields of activity and institutions (the government, local municipality, Defence Forces, railway). The obstacle race is for the entire family. The event offers more demanding as well as easier tracks for those who are seeking adventures, those with a military background, as well as for youths and children. This race provides an opportunity to put oneself to test and find out what you are made of.

We promise that the ‘Steel Race Tapa’ obstacle race will offer unforgettable experiences for all. The motto: ‘Fill your life with steel emotions!’

TIME

The ‘Steel Race Tapa’ obstacle race will be held on 7 August 2021 during the Tapa Days event.

LOCATION

The Männikumäe Health Trail, the truck dirt race track, and other locations in Tapa.

THE TIMING

Electronic chips will be used for registration of the starting and finishing times, except in the case of children's races (200–600 m).

SCHEDULE

8 a.m. – inspection of the obstacle race track and final instruction of the track security team

10 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. – issuing of starting packages and registration for children’s races

10.45 a.m. – safety information meeting for all participants at the starting ground

11.15 a.m. – children’s races 200 m, 400 m, 600 m

11.40 a.m. – race for the spectators, 1 km

12 p.m. – individual race 10 km

12.10 p.m. – teams (teams of 2), 10 km

12.20 p.m. – individual race 5 km

12.30 p.m. – teams (teams of 4), 5 km

12.40 p.m. – 3.2 km (individual race, teams of 2)

14.30 p.m. – Rewarding

ATTENTION! The start times may change and will be specified immediately before the competition. The award ceremonies of all competition classes will be held either within a certain period of time after each race or after the final race. Detailed information will be provided on-site.

The tracks will be closed by 6 p.m.

THE TRACKS

The 200–600 m tracks are for children aged 3–10. Those races are not timed and all participants will receive mementos after the race. The race is a pleasant pastime and it is based on the main theme of the event.

The 1 km track is for an entertaining spectators’ race. Anyone aged 15 and above may take part. The track includes five natural and artificial obstacles, in total.

The 3.2 km track (‘yellow’) is for youths aged 15–17 who have been practising sports for years and would like to gain a new and exciting sports-related experience which includes obstacles from the military field. This track includes natural as well as artificial obstacles: walls, climbing tubes, crawling under a wire hurdle, hay balls, hills and ditches, carrying tyres, etc. There are fifteen obstacles in total on the track.

The 5 km track (‘orange’) is for those who have practised sports to some extent, would like to gain new and interesting experiences, and test themselves individually or with their friends or colleagues. This track is also suitable for participants age of 17, but only with their parents’ consent. This track includes natural as well as artificial obstacles which are familiar from the military sector: walls, climbing tubes, crawling under a wire hurdle, hay balls, hills and ditches, carrying tyres, etc. There are twenty obstacles in total on the track.

The 10 km track (‘dark red’) is for those who are actively practising sports or whose daily work is physically highly demanding. This track includes natural as well as artificial obstacles which are familiar from the military sector: walls, climbing tubes, crawling in the mud, crossing ditches, climbing over hay balls, hills, rolling and carrying tyres, crossing water hurdles, etc. There are fifty obstacles in total on the track.

The tracked are marked with ribbons, signs, and there are also referees to provide guidance and instructions.

ATTENTION! In order to protect the obstacles and to ensure the safety of all participants, it is not permitted to wear studded footwear. All participants take part in the ‘Steel Race Tapa’ obstacle race at their own risk, but the organisers of the obstacle race will do their best to make completing the race as safe as possible for all!

COMPETITION CATEGORIES

This competition is divided in two categories: ‘military’ (i.e. policemen, rescuers, customs workers and border guards, prison staff, etc.) and ‘civil’.

Participants in both categories can take part in the 10 km race, but the 200–600 m, 1 km, 3.2 km, and 5 km races are only for the ‘civil’ category.

The participants in the ‘military’ category must wear the military uniforms (trousers, T-shirts, etc.). The participants in the ‘civil’ category may wear regular activewear (advisably long trousers, gloves, T-shirts, etc.).

Competition classes, distances, and age groups

ATTENTION! Participants are registered in the competition classes and must compete in their respective classes based on their dates of birth, i.e. based on the participant’s aged as at 7 August 2021.

Race

Distance

Age group

Year of birth

Indiv, team

children’s race

200 m

M/F 6

born in 2015

and later

individual

children’s race

400 m

M/F 8

2014–2013

individual

children’s race

600 m

M/F 10

2012–2011

individual

spectators’ race, entertaining

1 km

15+

from 2006

individual

extreme youth race

3.2 km

M/F 17 (15–17)

2006–2004

individual and team (2) -M, F, M/F

extreme main race

5 km

M/F

up to 2003

individual; team (4)

double extreme main race

10 km

M/F (military, civil)

up to 2003

individual; team (2) – M/M, M/F and F/F

ATTENTION! Special requirements!

  1. Each team must appoint a captain who will be given a special task on the track and will always be the last finisher of the team.
  2. 5 km race teams (4 people; only one, general category; women’s, men’s, and mixed teams are not differentiated)
  3. Participants in the youth races M/F 17 (3.2 km), M/F (5 km) must submit a signed consent of an up to 17-year-old (including) participant’s parent or coach for participation or specify under comments upon payment of the participation fee that the parent or coach allows the minor to take part in the race and will be held liable for them!

AWARD CEREMONIES

3.2 km (youths): M/F 17 (15–17) – first three; teams (2) M, F, M/F – first place

5 km: individual M/F – first three; team (4 people) – first place

10 km (civil and military): individual M/F – first three, teams (2 people) M/M, M/F and F/F – first place

ATTENTION! The organisers reserve the right to change the number of those participants who will be awarded. Participants can switch to another competition class by notifying the organisers of the switch before the race (i.e. before 11.30 am).

FIRST AID

There will be individuals who have received a medical training at hand at several points on the track, but the main medical aid station will be located in the competition centre in Männikumäe.

ATTENTION! All participants take part in the ‘Steel Race Tapa’ obstacle race at their own risk, but the organisers of the obstacle race will do their best to make completing the race as safe as possible for all!

PARKING

Parking is permitted in Männikumäe and in the near vicinity. Please observe any instructions provided by the traffic organiser and take into consideration other road users in Männikumäe.

THE ORGANISER'S RIGHTS

We would like to remind you that this event is IMPORTANT for US as well as for YOU, so we reserve the right to make amendments to the instructions, including on the day of the competition.

  1. The organiser may disqualify those participants who fail to observe the instructions of the event or the rules of the competition or who fail to complete the entire track or pass or obstacles.
  2. The organiser may use any photos taken or videos recorded at the event by the organiser for marketing purposes.
  3. In most cases, the participation fees will not be refunded in the event of cancellation of the event due to force majeure (e.g. if the Government of the Republic declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19) or the participation fees may be refunded partially, if possible, within two months after the scheduled date of the race.
  4. The registration fee will not be refunded if a registered participant fails to take part in the event. Any issues which have not been covered in the instructions will be settled by the team exceptionally.

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