Race Rules

Events like this can only take place if participants respect and obey the rules. It is important to understand that we are guests of St. Croix State Park, and all participants should behave accordingly as guests. If this race is to continue, everyone must follow these guidelines.

The Golden Rules

We believe that the endurance sports communities must be places free from discrimination and other behaviors that cause deliberate harm. We believe in creating a community that cares deeply for the welfare and well-being of each and every participant, spectator, and beyond. We believe that a community that cares for each other must also, by extension, care for the land they traverse.

That’s why we’ve created some policies to help guide us as we seek to foster these values.

  • Racism and homophobia have no home here. We have a zero-tolerance policy for racist or homophobic behaviors and language, and participants exercising these will be disqualified and banned from future events. Spectators exercising these will be asked to leave, and failing a satisfactory resolution, their racer may face consequences.
  • Transphobia and transphobic language or behavior are unacceptable. Transgender athletes are welcome at all our events, period. Rule 1 applies.
  • Intentional littering or desecration of the land upon which these races are held will result in time penalties, disqualification, or banning from future events.
  • Volunteers and race staff are to be held to these same standards.

St Croix 40 Rules

  • Respect all park property. No pets are allowed in park buildings.
  • Do not litter! This includes human waste.
  • Give snowmobiles the right of way.
  • No outside assistance. You may only be aided by other racers and official race volunteers (at the aid station). NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Headphones must be in one ear only.
  • No camping.
  • You must check-in at the aid station.
  • Race officials are the judge of the boiling water test and they make the final decision when you can leave.
  • All reflective gear and lights must be on the outermost layer of clothing. Snowmobile patrols will be watching for this.

All rule infractions will result in time penalties and possible disqualification. Flagrant disregard of rules will result in being banned from the race in the future.

The race directors are the final arbiters and decision-makers around all rules.

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