SUPERTHON & CROSS - COUNTRY EVENTS 2018
Bodow Events present two epic, annual marquee phenomena “Superthon” and “Cross-Country” to all fitness enthusiast. As the name implies, it's a SUPER event for SUPER people with a SUPER level of fitness. Hikers, runners, nature lovers as well as sports enthusiasts converge on this day to test their stamina, strength of mind and energies on this fitness extravaganza. Run or hike through unscathed flora and fauna of natural forest along scenic Northern Coastlines, with enticing beaches for company.
miles (51.5 kms) is in a category of its own. It's particularly tailored strictly for fit,
experienced hikers and runners.
It starts in a very remote east northerly fishing village “Matelot”. Head in a westerly direction along untouched coastline with the Caribbean Sea in full view. There are also “5” untouched beaches on the trail which add to the experience.
Continue in a southerly direction on the trail from “Paria Bay”, through rain-forest to the cocoa village of “Brasso Seco”. From here, road trek up a steady but gentle uphill to “Arima/Blanchisseuse Road” then onto a wide dirt track that is unmarked, but historically well-known.
Finally, embark downhill on the exhilarating last leg of this event, into the deep valley of “Lopinot Village”. This historical village has breathtaking ambience.
“The Cross-Country” Event, 22 miles (35.4 kms) focuses on the typical hiker or nature lover of good fitness condition. It starts in a remote west northerly village of “Blanchisseuse” on dirt terrain from the historical “Spring Bridge”, with the Caribbean Sea in view, until coastal forest comes into sight.
At the very popular “Paria Bay”, continue through untouched rain-forest, in a southerly direction to the cocoa village of “Brasso Seco”. Then road trek on a gentle uphill from the village, to “Arima/Blanchisseuse Road”. Here, a gentler uphill road leads unto a wide dirt track that is unmarked, but historically well-known.
The last leg of this magnificent event leads entirely downhill into the deep valley of “Lopinot Village”. An exhilarating experience!!
Saturday 27th January 2018 - Fitness hike to be announced
Saturday 24th February 2018 - Fitness hike to be announced
Saturday 17th March 2018 - Fitness hike to be announced
Saturday 31st March 2018 - Fitness hike to be announced
Saturday 14th April 2018 - Fitness hike to be announced
Saturday 28th April 2018 - Fitness hike to b announced
SATURDAY 05TH MAY 2018 - ANNUAL SUPERTHON & CROSS-COUNTRY EVENT
Commemorative Finisher Medal
Official Bodow Events Superthon “Quik Dry” T-shirt
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed finishers in the Superthon event
Trophies for the oldest male and female finisher in the Superthon event
Trophies for the youngest male and female finisher in the Superthon event
Official Bodow Events Cross Country “Quik Dry” T-shirt
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd placed finishers in the Cross Country event
Trophies for the oldest male and female finisher in the Cross Country event
Trophies for the youngest male and female finisher in the Cross Country event
Beverages and snacks for each competitor at the finish line
Course participants are responsible for acquainting themselves with the rules pertaining to participation in the "Superthon" and "Cross-Country" events, and for adhering to those rules in every way. Failure to abide by the rules may lead to disqualification.
Participants must start the event at the time advertised. The timing system is only in operation at that moment.
Timing will stop 10 hours after the start of the event. Participants arriving to the finishing area after those 10 hours have elapsed will not get a registered time.
Participants MUST wear their bib numbers clearly visible on the front of their attire for the entire duration of the event. Each bib number is registered to a particular participant and is only valid for that individual. Any deviation from this will result in the non-validation of the participant's time.
Specific age limits apply for each distance in the "Superthon" and "Cross-Country" events as follows:
The 51.5 km Superthon is for participants 18 years of age and older.
The 35.4 km Cross-Country is for participants 15 years of age or younger.
No dogs or other pets are allowed on the events course.
Participants shall behave politely toward all "Trail Marshals" and abide by their guidance and instructions.
Participants shall show consideration for other participants and keep in mind of the rules of the trail/road.
Those who have completed the event may not re-enter the course in order to join the other participants who are still running/walking.
Each participant MUST sign the event waiver before participating in the event.
I have provided or attached to my entry form, details of any medical or physical conditions from which I suffer that might affect my performance or be relevant if medical treatment is needed. I accept the risk of participating despite these conditions. I have supplied an emergency contact name and number, this person is contactable both during and after the event and is not another participant.
I understand that compulsory insurance cover affected for participants in this event may not cover me for all injury, loss or damage sustained by me.
Safety precautions undertaken by the organizers (such as course supervision, event safety briefings and other safety checks) are a service to me and other participants, but are not a guarantee of safety.
My event registration is not transferable to other people or other events. Any attempt to transfer my entry or allow another person to participate under my name without the event organizer's knowledge may result in total cancellation without refund, insurance being deemed void and inability to enter Nature Trekking in T&T's events.
Event organizers may change the event format, course or other event conditions at their discretion. If that occurs, this agreement applies to the changed conditions.
I agree that if the event is cancelled or postponed due to storm, rain, inclement weather, high winds, or other "Act of God" conditions or safety concerns, or if I do not participate in the event for any other reason, my entry fee shall be "non-refundable".
I agree to abide by all event results and directions issued by the event organizer and/or the relevant sport's governing body.
I certify that I will receive an event briefing prior to the event that I will view and abide by.
I acknowledge and consent to photographs and electronic images taken of me before, during and after the event by an official representative of the event organizer. I acknowledge and agree that such photographs and electronic images are owned by the event organizer and event sponsors may use the images, my name and my performance for promotional broadcasting, reporting purposes and/or other purposes at any time by any form of media without my further consent being necessary. The event organizer is not responsible for photographs and electronic images taken by persons who are not an official representative of the event organizer.
I acknowledge and consent to the event organizers providing my personal details (limited to event number, full name and email address) for the purpose of promoting photographs from the event. Nature Trekking in T&T will place photos from the event on to their website.
I agree to my name and contact details being included on the event database which may be used for commercial purposes. I acknowledge that Nature Trekking in T&T will automatically subscribe me to the monthly event email newsletter which contains important information and updates relating to upcoming events. I acknowledge that I may also receive communication from Nature Trekking in T&T. I can opt-out at any time by clicking the relevant link in any of these communications.
I am fully responsible for the security of my personal possessions at the event including other valuable items within the event transition area. Nature Trekking in T&T will not be liable for replacement of any personal possessions.
Participants' event number bibs are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person.
The sale and/or transfer of event entries/bibs are strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individual(s) involved from future events.
Participants must pick up their own packets at (a location to be announced).
Participants must provide photo identification upon picking up their packets to verify their identity as the registrant to whom the bib number is assigned.
Participants must COMPLETE their respective event in order to qualify for a "Finisher's Medal".
I certify that I am 18 years of age and older and I have read this document and understand and accept the terms and conditions it contains.