Safety

The priority of the Sierra Andina Mountain Trail is always the safety of its participants. To achieve this goal we ask all participants to respect the following rules, policies and actions detailed below:

Time Limits

Santa Cruz 45k (12 hours)

  • If a participant fails to reach Aid Station 3 (16km) in 5 hours you will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be asked to return to Vaquería.

  • If a participant fails to reach the summit of Punta Union Pass (18km) in 6 hours you will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be asked to return to Vaquería.

  • There will be horses sweeping the route and giving rides to those who are unable to complete the route in the 12 hour time limit.

  • If the staff working at any aid station determine that a participant is not fit, healthy, strong or prepared to continue to higher altitudes or more inaccessible areas, they have the right and duty not to let the participant continue the race.

Huascarán 80k

Day 1 (11 hours):

  • If a participant fails to reach Aid Station 2 (10km) in 3 hours you will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be asked to return to the starting line.

  • If a participant fails to reach Aid Station 5 (26km) in 9 hours you will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be asked to return to the starting line.

  • There will be vehicle sweeping the route and giving rides to those who are unable to complete the route in the 8 hour time limit.

  • If the staff working at any aid station determine that a participant is not fit, healthy, strong or prepared to continue to higher altitudes or more inaccessible areas, they have the right and duty not to let the participant continue the race.

Day 2 (12 hours):

  • If a participant fails to reach Aid Station 3 (16km) in 5 hours you will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be asked to return to Vaquería.

  • If a participant fails to reach the summit of Punta Union Pass (18km) in 6 hours you will not be allowed to continue in the race and will be asked to return to Vaquería.

  • There will be horses sweeping the route and giving rides to those who are unable to complete the route in the 12 hour time limit.

  • If the staff working at any aid station determine that a participant is not fit, healthy, strong or prepared to continue to higher altitudes or more inaccessible areas, they have the right and duty not to let the participant continue the race.

Dangerous conditions

In case of dangerous weather conditions the race director will choose an alternative route or in extreme cases cancel the race.

Required Safety Gear

Because of the remote and technical terrain of the SAMT, all runners of the 30k, 45k and 80k races are required to carry the mandatory safety gear listed below for the entirety of the race. There will be no gear check prior to the start of the race but runners may be asked to show this gear to race officials or aid station volunteers at any point during the event. If the runner cannot show these items they will be asked to turn around and will be disqualified. All runners must carry their own required gear at all times.

Required Safety gear

  1. Headlamp or flashlight

  2. Hydration system (1.5 Liter capacity minimum)

  3. Waterproof Jacket

Recommended racer gear

  • Warm clothing (jacket, gloves, hat)

  • Sun block

  • Sun glasses

  • Camera

  • Toilet paper

Rules

All runners are expected to read the Racer Information Packet they receive after registration. This includes reading and understanding the entire section on safety, time limits, and required safety gear. It is our goal to provide you with a safe, fair, and well-organized running event. In order to do this we ask that you help us by abiding by these rules. Any participant found breaking these rules may be disqualified.

  1. Carry all required safety gear at all times.

  2. No short cutting. You must stay on the marked course at all times

  3. No littering.

  4. The Race Directors have final authority on any question that may arise during the event.

  5. You must leave each aid station by the posted cut-off time. If you return, it will be assumed you have abandoned your run attempt.

  6. No stashing of supplies along the course and no accepting aid outside the aid stations.

  7. When signing up for the race you have agreed to be pulled for medical and safety reasons if it is determined that it is in your best interest.

  8. Aid Station Captains have the authority to act on behalf of Race Directors at their station.

  9. HAVE FUN!