Rules


Safety

Helmets are mandatory! If you don’t have a helmet, you can’t participate. If you skate without a helmet, you will be disqualified and have to leave the track.


Registration

Participants have to be registered online. There will be no late registrations on raceday. Registrations will close two weeks before the event or when the maximum number of participants has been reached. No registration means no Ultraskate!
The entry fee has to be paid within 7 days after registration, otherwise your registration will expire. Make sure you pay in time. No payment means no participation.
The maximum number of participants is 100 solo riders and 20 teams.


Covid regulations and refunds

There are currently no more Covid regulations in the Netherlands. However, when new rules are being implemented, we have to follow these rules. It could also be possible that the Dutch Ultraskate needs to be canceled again. When the Dutch Ultraskate needs to be canceled after registrations we can only refund half of the registration fee, since costs have already been made. Registrations cannot be rolled over to next year’s edition.
If you want to cancel your registration for any other reason, we can refund the full registration fee until the end of May. If you want to cancel your registration after the end of May, we can only refund half the registration fee. You are also allowed to transfer your registration to a different person; however, you have to inform the organization by email (info@dutchdistanceskaters.com) and provide all the necessary details for the new participant.


Age

To participate in the solo category at the Dutch Ultraskate, you have to be at least 16 years old at the day of the event.
Participants between ages 10 and 16 can participate in the Team category under certain conditions (see: Team rules)
If you are under 18 you are required to bring a supervisor with you. The supervisor needs to be older than 18 years or older. This person needs to take care of you during the entire 24 hours.
Your supervisor is allowed to skate and/or sleep, but should always be standby, in case of an emergency.


Categories

Open category: All competitors regardless of discipline, age or gender.
Women's category: Competitors who identify as female. For our transgender policy please refer to the SkateIDSA rules section 5 (https://theidsa.org/about/rules/)
Team category: A 2–4-person relay team, mixed gender teams are allowed. For additional rules see the section ‘Relay teams’.
Master's category: Competitors of 50 years or older at the day of the event (all genders).
Stand up paddle and SUP+ category: Competitors using a land paddle for propulsion. For additional rules see the section ‘Stand up paddle (SUP) and SUP+’.


Relay teams

Relay teams are allowed at the Dutch Ultraskate. A team consist of a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 4 riders.
The format is a relay type format in which the chip is passed on to the next rider.
There is one chip per team.
Only one rider at a time skating on the track (a couple of support laps from other riders are allowed)

Additional rules for a team with members between ages 10 and 16:

At least one of the members is a supervising adult of 21 years or older
The team can consist of 2-4 members
The team may include more than one participant under the age of 16 as long as there is at least one supervising adult
Team members between ages 10 and 16 are not allowed to skate at night during the dark hours (approximately between 11:00pm-5:00am)


Stand up paddle (SUP) and SUP+

To be eligible for the SUP category you can only use a paddle for propulsion. Using your feet is not allowed. Pumping is allowed. For the SUP+ category pushing is allowed. To be eligible for this category you have to carry a paddle at all times during the event.


Distance skated and records

For the final results only completed laps as registered by the timing system are counted towards your final milage. If your final lap is completed outside the time limit of 24 hours is not counted or partially counted towards your final total milage.
To be included in the Ultraskate hall of fame records list a minimum distance of 200 miles (321.87km) for men, 100 miles (160.9km) for women and 200 miles (321.87km) for relay teams is required. Please note that since we only count full laps the actual distance required may be slightly more (see table below).


Support

An Ultraskate is something you do for yourself and by yourself. Support by a non-participant on a bike, inline skates or skateboard is allowed for short time periods.
You can only have 1 non-participant supporter with you at any time.
It is prohibited to draft behind your support skater/biker.
Support can only skate/bike with you if it isn’t busy on the track.
In the first couple of hours, it will be too busy, after that it is at your own discretion. If it really isn’t possible, the organisation will ask you/your support to leave the track.
Support skaters/bikers always have to make room for participants.


Skating rules

It is prohibited to be pulled, pushed or anything by someone else. Breaking this rule will lead to disqualification.
It is allowed to draft behind another participant, but please keep it safe! Don’t skate too close to each other and keep it fair.
If you’re skating anywhere on the track, and someone faster wants to pass you, make sure you go out of their way. The track is for everybody, but try not to hinder anyone.
If you’re skating in a group, make sure you still have space for other skaters to pass, don’t take up more than about half the width of the track.
If you want to overtake a person or a group, do this preferably on the left side of the track. If this is not possible, let them know on which side you will pass.
Not following these rules will lead to disqualification.


Gear

Participants can use multiple boards and are allowed to switch between them during the Ultraskate.
The board(s) have to be in good state. Make sure it will last for 24 hours.
It is forbidden to ride an electric skateboard.


Fire, smoking and drugs

It is not allowed to smoke on the track. If you have to smoke, do it at the designed smoking area.
Smoking weed/cannabis/marijuana is NOT allowed anywhere on the property during the entire event. In fact, no drugs of any kind are allowed. Violating this rule will result in a permanent ban from all future editions of the Dutch Ultraskate
If you have to smoke, please put your cigarette butts in the ashtray. (Yes, there will be one.)
It is not allowed at all times to make a campfire. We want to stay friends with the track owners.


Sleeping

You are allowed to put up your tent at the field. Make sure you remove your tent yourself, preferably before 9:30am.


Electricity

There will be electricity to charge your phone/camera/etc.
The time system uses the same electricity source, so it is not allowed to put several water boilers on it. If we have a power loss, we are going to have troubles with the timing system.


Lights at night

The Dutch Ultraskate 2022 starts on the 25th of June, close to the longest day of the year. It will only be dark for a couple of hours.
Please make sure you’re visible at night. Wear something reflective and/or lights on your body.
If you’re wearing a headlight, make sure others do not suffer from your light. Look back only if necessary, because you can blind people when you shine your light in their eyes. If you want to check on the people behind you, use your voice instead of your light.


Cleaning

We are guests at the Ultraskate track. Make sure you leave it as clean as possible behind you.
Don’t throw your garbage on the track, keep it with you till the start and throw it in the trash bin.
Keep the toilets as clean as possible. If everybody does this, we do not have to clean as much at the end.
We have to clean up the track together, make sure you help with at least picking up your own garbage.
The track and the toilets need to be clean at 9:30am on the 26th of June. If the track owners are not content with the state of the track after the Ultraskate, we are not allowed to use the track again for future editions of the Dutch Ultraskate!


After the Ultraskate

We have to leave the track at 9:30am, so you have to make sure all your stuff is removed from the track by then.
You can remove your tent after 9:30am, but make sure you look out when you cross the track, because there will cyclists using the track.
The trophy ceremony will start after everything is clean. Everybody will be tired, make sure you do your part and the cleaning will be done soon.
Make sure you have someone to drive you home. You do not want to drive all the way back home after 24 hours of skating.


Disclaimer

The organization can at all times make exceptions to these rules.
The organization can at all times tell someone to leave the track and withdraw them from participation.
The organization will make a remark if someone is not following the rules or behaving like he/she is supposed to be. There will be no discussion regarding this.
Participants are fully responsible for themselves. The organization cannot be held responsible for any damage to yourself or your belongings.
The final results of the Ultraskate will be submitted to Pavedwave record list only by the organisation. You can formally object against the results if you think your final result is incorrect. However, the organization is at all times allowed to reject your objection.