(a) Competitors race 2000m on the beach in four 500m legs as follows:

  • (i) On the starting signal competitors race along the left side of the lane to round (clockwise or right hand in or as otherwise advised by the Referee) the turning poles 500m distant, and return 500m toward the start/turn flags.
  • (ii) Competitors round all turning flags (clockwise or right hand in or as otherwise advised by the Referee) at the start/turn line, proceed back down the beach to round the turning flags as before, and then race back to cross the finish line.
  • (iii) Jostling or obstructing another competitor so as to impede their progress is not permitted.

(b) Judges shall be placed to observe the conduct of the event as well as determine competitors’ place at the finish line.

(c) The finish is judged on the competitor’s chest crossing the finish line. Competitors must finish on their feet in an upright position.