Emergency Plans and Procedures
Event withdrawal for emergency purposes – severe injury
- If you have a serious injury whilst out on the course we suggest the following procedures:
- if you are able and without incurring further injury, move off the actual line of travel so you are out of the way of other runners, vehicles and cannot cause further injury to yourself or others
- stay on the course / track at all times – do not try and find your own way to a road by cutting ‘cross country’
- seek assistance from other runners as they come past – tell them to relay a message forward to the next checkpoint confirming your location and suspected injuries
- stay calm, use your First Aid Kit. Help will be on its way as soon as possible
- We will have a ‘Grim Sweeper’ following the last runners/hikers along the course
Event withdrawal for non emergency reasons
If you wish to withdraw from the event because of fatigue, an injury or any other reason AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED please tell an official.
If you started the event and are out on the course and want to withdraw please tell the next marshal (who has mobile communication). MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE NEAREST CHECKPOINT as indicated on the maps above. For non emergency withdrawals we can only arrange for a ‘grim sweeper’ to come and pick you up from the course.
If you get lost or lose the course
If you think you are lost or have gone the wrong way we suggest you follow these procedures.
STOP! Sit down, have a drink of water and assess the situation with a clear mind. Consider where you are.
Think about where you last saw a road sign – how far back do you think it was (200m, 700m or 2km?) go to it. Call event director for further instructions.
When you are certain you have gone wrong backtrack along the exact route you came. Be aware of how far back you have gone and try to limit yourself to what you decided. Use watch to look at the time.
There is a fair to good mobile phone coverage on course for Telstra 4G customers. Please ensure your phone is fully charged before the event.
Fire Safety And Extreme Weather
We are in constant communication with the CFS about the prospect of a fire in the region of the event. We have made a commitment not to compromise the safety of any competitors or any CFS, personnel dispatched to attend a fire, any private land owners or the wilderness and surrounding areas as a result of the Naracoorte World Heritage Trail Run.
As a result, there is a chance that the course could change on the day or the event could be postponed or the event could be cancelled. The event will only be cancelled if there are extreme fire weather conditions in the area over the entire weekend and it is determined that the fire danger is too great to permit runners to go through the course. On a day of total fire ban, the National Park will be closed and the event will be automatically cancelled or postponed.
Declaration of a ‘Code Red’ or ‘Extreme’ fire danger rating for the district on Sunday will mean the event will be cancelled. Any change of course, evacuation or event cancellation will be communicated to competitors as soon and as safely as possible, through any of the following means:
- SMS sent to competitors mobile phones
- at the event registration area on Sunday Morning pre-event
- when runners are assembled at the start line
- when runners pass a checkpoint
- all messages will be copied and placed on the official event notice board in front of the registration area and on the event facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/naracoorteworldheritagefestivalandrun/
Once again, these changes would be a last resort, but we respect competitor safety, the landowners, residents, flora and fauna of this beautiful part of the world in extreme circumstances.
Conditions of Entry
I am physically fit, in good health, and adequately prepared to participate in this event. I will withdraw if I succumb to any injury or illness from which I have not fully recovered by the time of the event. I realise that I am participating in this event entirely at my own risk, which means that no person or organisation involved in conducting, promoting or supporting the event is liable to me for my injury, illness or death, or any loss or misfortune which may occur as a result of my participation. None of these terms applies if it contravenes any statute. I consent to the free use of my name and images of me in any broadcast, telecast, print publication, email or web page by the organiser and/or event sponsors in relation to the event. I authorise information given on the event entry form may be passed on to third parties. I agree to obey the published rules and conditions of this event, as well as any other rules and conditions announced to participants on the day of the event. I agree to obey any directions given to me by any race marshal.
Remember over exertion & inadequate fluid intake can be dangerous. Exercise within your capabilities & drink before, during & after exercising. Wear protective clothing, sunglasses & use SPF 30+. Do not participate if undertrained, unwell or injured.
The organiser of the event, The Naracoorte Lucindale Council, has public liability insurance and volunteers insurance cover. This does not include personal accident insurance for competitors. 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. For information regarding costs of ambulance or helicopter rescue refer to the SA Ambulance Service website