- The OFFICIAL Rules -

  • The Cut Ultra Marathon (Nerang) will be a variable length road running event.
    • Each individual will run a different distance depending on when they get Cut.
    • You may also choose to Cut yourself (from the race - not with scissors) at any time.
    • The event is untimed - results will be based on the distance that you run.
  • The Cut Ultra Marathon may not be an ultra-marathon for you; in fact, it won't be for a large number of participants.
  • The event will consist of 50x1.5km laps - this is the most any runner will need to run, however most runners will not run this far.
  • A "safe runner" is any runner not in the position(s) of getting Cut on a given lap.
    • There will be well-identified cyclists (Cut Riders) who will ride immediately behind the last safe runner - if you are behind the Cut Riders, you are in a position that will see you Cut at the end of the lap.
    • After each 1.5km lap, the event will pause until the last "safe runner" finishes the lap. Anyone behind this runner will be Cut.
    • After the last safe runner crosses the lap finish line, there will be a 20sec countdown before commencing the next lap.
  • There will be no cuts on the first 5 laps (7.5km) - all runners are considered safe - except there is a 15min time limit on each lap.
    • You will be removed from the race if you do not complete your lap(s) in under 15mins.
    • There will still be a 20sec countdown between laps during these first 5 - the countdown will commence upon the last runner crossing the lap finish line, or at 15mins, whichever comes first.
  • We will begin making Cuts at the end of lap 6.
  • The number of people Cut at the end of each lap will be determined pending final participant numbers.
    • A minimum of 2 runners will be Cut at the end of lap 6 (these runners will have completed 9km in total).
    • There will be a steady flow of Cuts at the end of each subsequent lap, until we have a handful of runners remaining to run the final - 50th - lap.
  • There will be a refreshment break at the end of every block of 10 laps i.e. at 15km, 30km, 45km and 60km. This will give runners time to use the bathrooms and top-up hydration bottles or packs.
  • The ultimate winner will be the runner first across the finish line at the end of lap 50. Finishing positions prior to the 50th lap are irrelevant when awarding the ultimate winner!
  • There will be additional category awards, including:
    • Most laps won - runner who finishes the most laps in first place; and
    • Most laps completed by individuals within a team/club/group.
      • e.g. if you register as a group of 10, and each runner runs 10 laps, your group score will be 100 laps.