Aid Stations, and Recommended / Compulsory Equipment急救站 與相關物資設備資訊
Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers, provide:
First Aid: Band-Aids, Vaseline, and other basic first aid supplies
Food/Drink: Water, electrolyte drinks, snacks, fruit
Checkpoints - Participant get scanned/registered/noted
AS 1 Only has water
AS 2 + AS 4 have toilet facilities
AS 4 Only has water and electrolyte drinks
4.6km - AS 1
7.7km - AS 2
13.8km - AS 3
15.1km - AS 4 / 5.7km for 11km route
Cups won't be supplied during this racing event. Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations. There will be one Aid Station on the 11km trail route at 5.7km and four Aid Stations on the 21km trail route at 4.6km / 7.7km / 13.8km / 15.1km. In line with the “Carry Your Own” philosophy there will be no disposable cups/bowls at the water tables, and runners must carry their own portable drinking cups / flasks / bladders / bowls.
We will not require runners on any of the routes to carry any compulsory kit or equipment but will rather expect you to be responsible and to self-guide. Thirsty runners should carry at least 1.5 liters of their own water – do NOT underestimate these trails, especially on a hot summer's day!! Similarly carry food and energy support to suit your own taste / preference. And if it looks like rain, make sure you have some kind of protection. Lastly, don’t forget the sunscreen, and a cap for that.
It is recommended to carry cash, smartcard and NHI Health card during the event.
It goes without saying that everyone is expected to run/hike with a fully charged phone with the Race Organizer / Emergency numbers.
As a 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 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.
Inclement weather and trails do not always cooperate. We recognize that some participants travel a considerable distance for this event, and event logistics make it difficult to simply reschedule in the event of extreme weather. We take the safety of runners and damage to the trails very seriously and will make decisions to alter the course, delay the race start time, stop the race, or cancel the event depending on factors such as reported lightening, impending severe weather and pre-existing trail conditions.
If you leave the course and fail to notify race officials, you will be banned from participating in the future (unless assisted from the course by AED/First Aid crews). If you become immobile and need to consult with a medic you will need to take the following steps:
STEP 1: Initially stay warm, dry and be visible.
STEP 2: Phone the emergency number located on your race number, you will be asked your race number, name and location... help will be sent on its way.
If there is no cell reception
STEP 1: Initially stay warm and dry and make sure you are visible.
STEP 2: Wait for an assisting participant who will find the nearest marshal or staff member who will make contact with Organizers.
STEP 3: A support team will be dispatched to your location.
There will be basic AED/First Aid services on standby, but participants must be fit, healthy and, under normal circumstances, be able to complete the event safely without aid.
Helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport or hospitalization, which will be at the participant's cost.
EACH PARTICIPANT MUST TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY.
Medical Care 醫療救護
AED/First Aid crews will be available for medical treatment and consultation.
The AED/First Aid crew has the authority to withdraw a competitor from an event should the participant’s further participation in the event possibly result in permanent injury, disability or death to the participant.
Participants are obliged to carry their personal medications on them. The AED/First Aid crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the participants concerned have failed to supply their own.
The AED/First Aid will provide immediate first response treatment and stabilization. Should a participant require transport by road or air ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the participant/patient.
Participants are strongly advised to take appropriate medical insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.
Any participant wishing to complain about any aspect of the event can do so. Complaints may only be made with first-hand knowledge. No second-hand reports will be accepted or considered. Abusive language will not be tolerated. Persons wishing to express outrage will do so in a controlled manner.
Any individual, male or female, will be barred from all events for life if found to have used physical violence during the course of the event.
DVTT AED RUNNER
DVTT AED RUNNER 醫聲救心隊身上穿著紅色背心，戴著白色帽子，印有AED的Logo， 揹著小而巧，且扮演很重要的關鍵角色，AED（自動體外心臟電擊去顫器），在賽道上守護著大家。
而AED Runner團隊執行任務以「公益服務」為宗旨， 免費支援台澎金馬地區⋯等，各種距離的馬拉松、鐵人三項、越野挑戰賽之賽事，執行賽道守護任務， 任務主要是以急救突然心臟病發、心率不整引發OHCA等狀況，採緊急應變處置與外傷處理為主。
AED Runner出勤任務以2人為ㄧ組（主手+副手）， 主手：為操控現場狀況者，需具有醫師、護理師、 EMT合格證書人員，需揹著AED。 副手：輔助主手，連絡相關人員，具有CPR+AED合格證書人員，需揹著急救包。上述出勤人員需符合完成三場全程馬拉松資格， 而出勤認務時間依相關大會規定編排，為賽事進行賽道守護到終點。
With the belief that "one person's power is limited, but a group's power is infinite," there is always a group of dedicated people carrying Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and first aid kits on the course during a race, they are the DVTT AED Runners, the angels guarding the course.
The DVTT AED RUNNER Team wears red vests and white hats with the AED logo on them, and carrying small, but crucial AEDs with them, to safeguard everyone on the race course.
The AED Runner team's mission is based on basic "public service," and providing free support for road races, trail race, triathlons, and other types of races in Taiwan, including the outlying islands. Their main task is to guard the course and respond to emergencies, such as sudden cardiac arrest and irregular heart rates, as well as providing emergency medical assistance and trauma care as needed.
AED Runners work in teams of two people (main hand + assistant), with the main hand being the one in charge of the situation at the scene. They must hold a doctor, nurse, or EMT certification in order to fulfill this role. The assistant needs to be qualified in CPR+AED, and helps the main hand to contact relevant personnel and also carry the first aid kit on the course.
All attending AED Runners must meet the minimum requirement of completing three full marathons, in order to be able to form part of the DVTT AED RUNNER team.
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.
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.