Challenge Rules

Please read the terms & conditions carefully.

By entering a race, you are explicitly acknowledging that you have read and understood the terms and that you agree to be bound by them.

Desert Viking

Desert Viking is a 3 days event including 3 sports challenges and cultural activities.

Organizer

Desert Viking is organized by Morocco Experience Association registered in Morocco – 6 rue Dayat Aoua, Agdal, Rabat

Terms and rules for participation

Age

You have to be 18+ years in order to participate. However, it is possible to participate if you are 16 years old and have a written consent from your parents, that then take the full responsibility for your participation.

Sing-up for a race

  • Sing-up is done at desertvikingchallenge.com or by email.
  • By singing up you are acknowledging and accepting all the terms & conditions stated here
  • Due to security reasons we might have to limit the number of participants in each race
  • ID control will be made as you pick up your start kit normally at the race venue.
  • We are not able to hand out the start kit to anyone without a valid ID and you will not be able to start in the race, nor get a refund.
  • Purchased tickets will not be refunded.

Generally

  • The participant has to follow the course and not deviate from the marked path
  • The participant has to accept all race instructions on the course and from the obstacle captains and the Desert Viking crew
  • If you fail passing an obstacle you will start over until you pass it
  • You cannot at any time, on any obstacle dive in with your head first.
  • At the obstacle Slide you will go with your feet first. It is prohibited to go head first.

Liablilites

  • The participant acknowledges that Desert Viking is a great physical as well as psychological challenge where you will push your boundaries to the max. You will need to train hard for the event.
  • The participant acknowledges the toughness of the race and will prepare for the race by extensive necessary training
  • The participant can without problem swim at least 50 metres in cold and deep water.
  • Participant with asthma or claustrophobia should stay clear of our obstacles that include confined spaces (crawling through long pipes etc.).

Insurance

We urge each participant to sign up for a separate insurance that covers accidents in race like this.

Clothing and shoes

  • All participants have to wear proper shoes
  • Shoes with metal spikes are not allowed due to the risk of damaging the obstacles and hurting fellow competitors. If you use metal spikes we will disqualify you from the race and dismiss you without possibility of reclaiming your entrance fee.
  • Suits and costumes have to be designed not to endanger neither the participant or fellow racers. Desert Viking has the full right to decide what is proper and not and the participant will have follow the instructions or he or she will not be able to participate in the race.
  • We recommend that you use functional sport fabrics and that you stay away from cotton as you will be wet for most part of the race. You should have dry and warm clothing at the finish.
  • Participants cannot participate without proper clothing on the lower body. What is proper is decided by Desert Viking.
  • We recommend that you use gloves with rubber texture for protecting your hands and ensure the best possible grip on wet obstacles. You will be able to purchase gloves at the race venue before the race.

Alcohol and other drugs

Participants as well as the audience cannot be intoxicated by alcohol or other drugs during the race. This is a sports event and we will dismiss you from the area.

Environment and trash

Our races are held at unique and beautiful venues. Take care of the environment and all trash should be placed in the marked containers spread around the course. If not, you can be disqualified and dismissed from the area.

Discontinue a race

If the participant need or wishes to discontinue the race, this is done easiest at an obstacle. Notify the obstacle captain, hand over the race chip to her/him. The obstacle captain will inform the Desert Viking organization that you have discontinued the race.

Emergency & health care

We have a race health care organization at the venue consisting of mobile medic teams, ambulance and health care tents (start/finish area). All obstacle captains are equipped with communication radios and mobile phones and can call for our mobile health care teams to arrive as fast as possible.

Personal Property

Desert Viking is not in any way responsible for thefts, crimes or loss of personal property before, during or after the race. It is up to each participant to protect their personal property and have their own insurance for covering issues like that.

The course, obstacles and drink stations

The participant acknowledges that Desert Viking at any time may change the course (length, area, obstacles and number of obstacles) as well as the number and the placement of the drinking stations. The course guides/maps that are published before the races are to be seen as basic and draft outline for what the course is likely to look like. Obstacles can be both added as withdrawn without that the participant can come with any claims against Desert Viking.

Pictures and videos from the race

Pictures and videos that might be taken on the participant during the race belongs to Desert Viking. Desert Viking can use these in any form without further consent from or compensation to the participant. This also includes future marketing of the races.

Personal information

Desert Viking have the right to collect, treat and use your stated personal information. Desert Viking can also use this in order to send marketing mail from Desert Viking and our sponsors.

Miscellaneous

  • The participant can be disqualified from the race and dismissed from the grounds if behaving aggressively or in other terms not properly.
  • Desert Viking can, if Desert Viking deems the weather conditions to be unfit for a race, postpone the race or terminate it if conditions are getting unsafe. The participant fee will not be repaid in these circumstances.
  • Participants will observe and follow local laws and behave responsible and respectably towards fellow racers, the audience and the Desert Viking crew.

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