How it Works: 24-Hour Rally
How it works: (All times Eastern, riders expected to correct for differences in local starting times, the rally is 29 hours, not 28 nor 30)
- With the permission of TeamStrange, their Uniform Rules are used as the basis for the Rules which shall apply to the Cape Fear 1000. The TeamStrange Uniform Rules have been modified for this rally.
- Each rider or two-up team will be assigned a rider number which will be on their rally pack and will receive a rally flag.
- Each starting point will have a unique rally pack containing a set of bonus locations and the point values for each bonus. The rally packs will be emailed on Wednesday evening prior to the Friday start to each rider. It is the responsibility of each rider to insure that he or she provides a valid email address to receive the rally pack.
- Each rider/team will select a starting point at time of registration.
- Each rider/team will be required to: a) obtain a date/time stamped receipt between 9:50 & 10:10 Eastern Time which will be their official starting time (if receipt time is incorrect, standard rules apply about documenting the correct date/time, etc., we are not going to re-invent the wheel), and b) text, email or call the RM (details, including #'s and email addresses will be provided in the rallybook) between 9:50 & 10:10 Eastern Time and report that they are ready to start and their starting time as stamped on the starting receipt. The starting receipt must have date, time, location and the correct starting city shown on the receipt. If the starting location is Atlanta, GA the receipt must show Atlanta, Ga as the city, if it says Decatur, GA, then it ain't Atlanta.
- The rider/team will have 29 hours from the starting time to reach the finish in Wilmington, NC prior to being considered a "DNF." This year there are no penalty points. If your starting receipt shows you started at 9:56 A.M. on April 25th , then you must be at the finish line by 2:56 P.M. on April 26th to avoid being time barred. If you have not crossed the finish line and checked in by 2:56 P.M. on the 26th, you will be considered a "DNF."
- A rest bonus will be included for each route (available between midnight and 6:00 a.m.). Not mandatory, but probably would not finish well without taking advantage of this bonus.
- Photo bonus locations will be involved in the 29-hour rally. In 2009, the Cape Fear 1000 Rally went totally digital - we no longer accept Polaroids. All photos must be in digital. Please read the rules carefully as they apply to digital photos as they have changed. YOU WILL TURN IN YOUR CAMERA'S MEMORY CARD AT SCORING AND ALL CARDS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE CAPE FEAR 1000 RALLY. MEMORY CARDS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
- Unless they have already been scored, each rider/team will be required to place their rally book, photos, receipts and any other documentation required for scoring into a sealed envelope and deposit it with the designated member of the rally staff not later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the rally. At 5:00 p.m. the designated staff member will remove all scoring envelopes from the collection area and any rider/team who has not yet submitted their scoring materials will be considered a "DNF."
- Miscellaneous Penalties:
If appropriate, the following penalties will be assessed at scoring:
- Starting receipt error (missing required information) - 2,500 point penalty.
- Improper/Invalid Starting receipt (time outside of starting window) - 50% penalty points.
- Improper/Invalid receipt (gas, rest bonus start/stop) - 1,500 points or value of bonus, whichever is lesser.
- Lost or missing receipt (gas, rest bonus start/stop) - value of bonus.
- Failure to call-in to Rallymaster without good cause in the event you know you will not finish or you know you will be late - Disqualification and Barred from future events hosted by the Coastal Carolina Rally Krewe.
- Other Penalties - Other situations which may arise will be addressed by the rallymaster in his sole discretion and the penalty imposed may range from a reduction in points to disqualification.