The Cumby Race Rules

Please Read Carefully   

We are pleased you can join us for the Full Cumby 25 km, the Half Cumby 13 km Trail Races or the Mini Cumby 5 km.  Please read the following rules and guidelines so that we can keep everyone safe.  

  • You must show ID in order to register. No bandits and no running through the finish chute if you are not registered.  Please have your bib visibly displayed as we will be taking numbers at the checkpoints.  
  • All participants under 19 on race day must have parental consent, and parents/guardians must sign a waiver on race day. You must be at least 16 on race day to participate in the 25k.  Youth on the 13k and 5 km course are recommended to have a racing adult with them at all times.  We anticipate that parents and guardians have the best knowledge of your child’s capabilities.  Please be aware the this is a wilderness course with some uphill climbs, rocky and rooty sections, and steeper pitches. The Mini Cumby course will be especially well marked with pink flagging tape and ground markings. We have increased the number of marshals for this particular Cumby race route.   
  • If you come across an injured runner you must stop and provide assistance. Stay with the runner, the next runner will go to the nearest marshal or checkpoint to get help.  
  • If you are injured ask for help from the next runner or go to the nearest aid station.  First aid attendants are available at the aid station.  
  • The course will be well marked with lime and ribbons, especially at trail junctions. Stay on the designated trail.  
  • If you need to end your race prematurely, go to the next marshal or aid station, and announce your decision. The marshal will direct you to the possible ways back to race central. You may have to walk or wait until a ride is available. It is very important that you do not leave the race without alerting a race official that you are not completing it.  You must also check in at Race Central.  If we have not been alerted that you are not completing the race we will need to send out a search party while you might be happily at home in the bath.  Grrrrr!
  • We do not have priority access to the lands and they are used by many people, dog walkers, runners, and mountain bikers.  Please respect others on the trails
  • Mountain bikers pose a significant risk to runners.  Be particularly aware of bikers coming downhill on runners going uphill with restricted visibility. In some situations it may be advisable to step off of the trail. We have designed the courses such that on most trails, runners and mountain bikers proceed in the same direction, however not always.  You have a role to play in  minimizing your risk. Be aware of your surroundings!  
  • If you come across a bear or a cougar do not proceed.  Alert other racers that there is a bear or cougar in the area.  Hopefully they will wander off.  Please see the links about traveling in bear and cougar country on our website.  
  • No Nordic poles.  No baby strollers.  No dogs. No smoking. No littering.  
  • One ear bud only if you absolutely must.  No exceptions as we need you to hear the mountain bikers, animals and marshals trying to get your attention.  
  • We recommend that you walk all the bridges.  Walking ONLY bridges are signed as such. Assume all bridges and boardwalks are slippery. Keep to the center. Some bridges have a considerable drop off. Bouncing may occur.  
  • All trails have been inspected and brushed. However there are always hazards. This is a wilderness race. Be especially mindful of branches at eye level, and unstable conditions on steep downhills. Lift your feet!  
  • There are no time cutoffs as we want to support all racers coming across the finish line.  The 13 and 25 km courses are running races. We anticipate you are able to complete the 25 km course within a 4.5 hour limit.  The 5 km race only is suitable for registered walkers.