Safety Considerations 安全注意事項
As a Shifen Trail participant, you are responsible for yourself and should know the rules and regulations of the event. You need to be able to clearly evaluate your mental and physical abilities. You need to be sufficiently trained and keep all the necessary equipment with you. Participants should be able to complete their registered category in a semi-autonomous manner in terms of food, drink, clothing and safety. This requires an ability to adapt and face expected or unexpected problems (darkness, bad weather, physical ailments, injury, etc.).
The Event takes place on extremely rugged, single-track hiking trails. Running/hiking on such trails comes with inherent risks that Participants accept upon entering the event. Participants will be in remote areas where help is not always nearby for extended periods and need to be prepared accordingly in cases of emergency.
In addition to trail conditions, other potential dangers include but are not limited to wet/slippery trail conditions (mud, roots and rocks), wet/slippery boardwalks and bridges, bees/bee stings, road crossings and steep drop-offs/cliffs. Caution must be taken with regard to personal safety.
Course Markings 沿路的路線標記
Only follow the event signs / orange ribbons / white chalk in the trees, paths, or trails. No other markings should be followed. Turns will also be marked with these ribbons and directional signage. The wrong way will be indicated with hazard or warning tape.
While utmost care will be taken to mark and marshal the route, the responsibility for following the official route lies with the participant.
Course sweepers are following behind the last participant and removing the route markers. If you are towards the back of the race, make sure you do not step off the course and let the sweepers overtake you as the markers will then be removed and you may not be able to follow the course.
The trail sweepers will be shortly behind the last runner on the trail. The sweepers are there to make sure that nobody is left behind / hurt on the trail, pick up course markings and pickup any garbage left on the trail.
Waivers and Medical Consent Forms
Registrations are only complete once the event waivers, medical consent forms and parent/guardian consent forms have been completed and submitted to Venture Treks. Event participation is only accepted and complete based on the submission and approval of these forms. Formal acceptance will be received once these documents have been evaluated.
The organizer, Venture Treks, has taken out limited Accidental Injury Coverage for this event. We recommend that you arrange your own personal accident insurance, ambulance cover and income protection insurance before participating in the Event to cover any unforeseen personal costs you may incur due to ambulance trips, medical expenses or time off work, due to injuries sustained whilst participating in the Event. International participants should take out travel insurance that provides cover for trail running events.