Official Rules of the Royal Raid


Article 1: No refund will be given to participants in case of cancellation of the race due to any natural catastrophe or any case of "Force Majeure".


Article 2: Participants will be ranked by categories (In case of dead heat at the Finish line, the winner will be the older participant). Seniors: 18 to 49 yrs old on 1 January / Veterans: 50 yrs or more on 1 January.


The age limit has been fixed on 31st December of the previous year;

Royal Raid 70 – 18 years old

Royal Raid 37 - 18 years old

Royal Raid 15 - 15 years old


Article 3: Participant will have to wear proper sports gear and running shoes for all events.


Article 4: Participants must run with the Race Number / Check Point Card which will be presented to the Organizers for tagging at all Check Points including Departure and Finish, failing this will lead to immediate disqualification.


Article 5: The participant must give back his Race Number / Check Point Card to the Organizers at the Check Point Table for security reasons and to avoid unnecessary searching:
- If he withdraw from the race
- If he is expelled from the race by the Organizing Committee or one of the doctors.
- At the Finish line

If the participant does not respect this procedure, the Organizing Committee declines any responsibility on all consequences and matters resulting from this negligence and reserves the right to refuse the participant from participating in subsequent races.

Article 6: Any Participant who has voluntarily withdrawn from the race or who has been disqualified from the race will have to leave the track path immediately.

Article 7: Each participant will have to make provision for his own refreshment supplies even if the Organizing Committee is making provision for fresh supplies at different check points. Supplies to participant outside authorized check points are not allowed.


Article 8: Participants using the help of a pace runner or being carried by car or any motorized or non motorized vehicle during the race, will be disqualified.


Article 9: Each participant must reach the Finish line at his own pace, by carefully following the markings on and along the track, within official time limits.

Official time limits for the RR70 are:

Points No. and Name

Distance from start

Time allowed

Time limit

No.6 Parking National Park




No. 9 Parakeet




No.15 Vieille Cheminee




No.21 Finish Bel Ombre









Official time limits for the RR37 are: 

Points No. and Name

Distance from start

Time allowed

Time limit

No.09 Parakeet




No.15 Vieille Cheminee





No.27 Finish Bel Ombre






Official time limits for the RR15 are: 

Points No. and Name

Dist. from start

Time allowed

Time limit


No.26 Watook exit B. Ombre




No.27 Finish Bel Ombre





Article 10: During the whole race the participant must at all times carry with him the following equipments:

RR70: water 1 litre, frontal lamp and a whistle.

RR37: whistle only is compulsory but 1 litre of water is strongly recommended.

RR15: 0.5 to 1litre of water is strongly recommended

The participant found not to have the compulsory equipment will be disqualified and surprise check will be made during the race.


Article 11: The Medical Team of the Organizing Committee have full and irrevocable power to decide, at any time, whether a participant is fit enough or not, to continue the race.

Article 12: Any damage to the markings, tracks, natural environment and materials installed by the Organizing Committee by a participant or any participant’s supporters (member of family, friend etc.) will result in the immediate disqualification of the participant

Article 13: Any participant threatening or insulting a member of the organization will be disqualified.


Article 14: Responsibility of the Organizing Committee will be cease for any incident occurring on the track after the passage of the “Serre File” Team closing the race or for not respecting the Rules & Regulations.


Article 15: The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change or modify (for security or any other reasons) the track path and the time limits along the track, without notice.


Article 16: Any claims by a participant must be made in writing and handed to the Organizing Committee within 30 minutes of the provisional results having been posted. After a time of deliberation and consultation, the decision of the Committee is final.


Article 17: By his/her registration into the race, the participant automatically accepts to abide by all the Rules and Regulations of the race. Furthermore he gives the right to the Organizing Committee to use any photo on which the participant is seen for the promotional purposes of the race.


Article 18: No animal is allowed on the race.