Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rule # 8: Cut-Off Time Is 18 Hours

This race was initially planned to have a cut-off time of 15 hours. However, due to the hot weather and humidity in the country during the summer months, I gave an additional 3 hours so that more runners would be able to finish the race.

The Comrades Marathon Race, which is a 90-Km Road Race in South Africa, has a cut-off time of 12 hours! The next year's edition of this ultramarathon race will be its 85th staging of this annual event. In the coming editions of the BDM 102, we will study and try to reduce the cut-off time to make it more challenging and interesting. However, we are also trying to study to come up with different classification of finishers depending on their Finish Times and receive distinguishing medals for their excellent performance/accomplishments.

For the 2nd edition of BDM 102, we will maintain the cut-off time which was started last year, 18 hours to finish the race. Anybody who is still on the road after the cut-off time will be considered as DNF (Did Not Finish). Runners who DNFed will be picked-up by our Official Vehicles or Ambulances along the route and they will be brought to the Finish Line.

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