Update September 26, 2020 – BUS PICKUP LOCATION CHANGE TO EXIT 2 Jiantan MRT (Red line)
搭乘接駁車地點改為捷運劍潭站2號出口

Update September 25, 2020 – Cut Times
關門時間

21 km Runners
21K 組

Runners of 21km will be changed to 12km distance if they don’t make it to the 12/21km split by 10:00 am (approximately 5km from start). It is also possible to change voluntarily before 10:00 am. Please follow the instructions of the staff at the 12/21 km split.
Cut time (DNF) in cpA2 for 21km is 1:00 pm, after this time you will be stopped and transferred to the venue by car.

如有21k 的參賽者無法在10am 前抵達 12K/21K 的分叉處(約起跑後5Km), 不好意思我們將會把你降到12K組。如在關門時間前抵達,但評估自身體力後也可以選者自行降組。我們的賽道志工會幫您處理。
21km 組 CPA2 的關門(DNF)時間是 1:00pm, 被關門後請在 CP 耐心等候,我們會有車輛載您回到會場。

12km and 8km Runners/Hikers
12K組 與 8K組

There is no cut time for 12km and 8km distances. But please consider your strengths, you may withdraw from the race at checkpoint A. Please wait at the checkpoint to be transferred to the venue.

12K組 與 8K組 並沒有關門時間限制。但是請各位好好地自行評估體能狀況。如有身體不適,可以選擇在 CPA 棄賽,我們在那裡也會設有車子接送回會場。 

Update September 20, 2020

BUSES ARE SOLD OUT – RECOMMENDED TRANSPORTATION, TAXI FROM JIANKANG MRT TO VENUE.

Update September 15, 2020

Hi Runners, you should have received our update email a few days ago with information about the rescheduled event. Follow the link below for details. We cover:

Race Pack Pickup Info 領取物資
Getting There Information – Recommend Shuttle Bus or Public Transport
活動交通資訊 – 強力建議搭乘我們的接駁車或運用大眾運輸工具

https://mailchi.mp/99f3d2203996/runivore-explore-your-backyard-update-email-runivore-1860305

COVID-19 Announcement 新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)公告 – 3/30

[English below]

「2020探索你的後花園」新冠病毒肺炎活動延遲公告

疫情當下,任何決策或活動都必須謹慎處理,謝謝大家的鼓勵與耐心等候。儘管心情非常沈重,但我們仍認為延後「2020探索你的後花園」是正確的決定。

「2020探索你的後花園」的新活動日期現在訂為2020年9月27日。我們期待著這場越野賽事的到來,期盼所有人都能在新日期前來支持。

重要注意事項:

  • 我們不希望您的訓練因此白費,所以請閱讀下方有關4月5日至4月12日這週進行的虛擬賽事活動訊息。
  • 若您還有其他疑問,請閱讀下方的常見問題回答。
  • 我們也會再公佈新的活動相關的重要日期

取消報名政策

我們期盼所有參加者空出9月27日這天,並參加活動。但是如果您無法參加活動,我們準備了以下的取消方案:

  • 所有希望取消參加比賽的參賽者均可從主辦方獲得比賽物資和完賽禮,可以在物資領取日期領取,內容包含賽事T卹、賽事頭巾、可重複使用的跑步水杯和號碼布腰帶(擇一),以及Runivore提供的賽前、賽後能量補給禮。
  • 我們還將提供一張活動代金券,可用於參加未來的Runivore活動,例如「長階挑戰」或同等活動。
  • 部份退費: 報名費扣除1000元 。舉例:如果您是以1550元報名 12km 組,您將得到共550元的退費。 有關此費用的詳細資訊,請參見常見問題回答。
  • 如果您確定選擇取消參加,請務必在4月6日,11:59PM 之前填寫連結上的表單https://forms.gle/eF35UT2QpDWJUJFV7

虛擬賽事細節

我們知道您已為「2020探索你的後花園」進行了艱苦的訓練,為了讓您的努力成果不會白費,我們期待您能參與 9月27日的新比賽日期,但是同時也可以參加「2020探索你的後花園」虛擬競賽!
為何要參加虛擬賽事:比賽路線已確定,GPX檔已發布,且您已充分鍛鍊好了,因此現在該是驗收成果的時候了,也可以當作為真正比賽的預演。
虛擬賽事內容:我們邀請您將賽事路線圖下載到GPX手錶或智慧型手機,在Strava上記錄您的比賽,並在FB上的Explore Your Backyard活動頁面上分享您的成就連結。我們將抽獎抽出5名參與者,同時我們還將公布最快的男子組和女子組完賽時間。
虛擬賽事時間:您必須在4月5日至4月12日之間的任何時間完成比賽,且在4月12日晚上11點59分前上傳Strava記錄或螢幕截圖的連結。
請注意,這是一個自我監督的活動,您在虛擬賽事須對自己負責。

常見問題Q&A

請注意,所有已報名的參賽者都將自動報名新日期賽事,僅有當您想取消報名時才需要填寫表單。

1. 為什麼活動被推遲了,所以在戶外跑步不安全嗎?
我們同意在戶外跑步是安全的,但是我們出於謹慎考慮並根據衛福部疾管署最近發佈的大型聚會指南做出此決定。


2. 如果我不能參加活動,為什麼不能獲得全額退款?
主辦方從未打算取消此活動,並且孜孜不倦地努力使活動在預定的日期舉行。我們還整合了許多新措施和計劃以使比賽盡可能的安全,這涉及準備新的計時系統,該系統不需要接觸跑者即可計時,我們也投資了新的號碼布以配合該系統。
盼您能了解,「探索你的後花園」是由小型公司共同舉辦的活動(而不是擁有大筆資金支持的大品牌),並且已經產生了與舉辦活動相關的大部分費用。我們許多合作夥伴也已經支付了活動專用的T卹、頭巾、宣傳品、獎牌和號碼布的費用。
同時有許多隱藏成本是參加者看不見的,包含規劃成本、設計成本、設備登記成本、行銷成本、志工招募成本等等。所有的準備都在活動開始前的幾個月就在進行了,總計需要數百個小時。延遲活動將增加更多的隱藏成本,因為這需要進行額外的規劃和組織。

3. 我住在外地,想要取消報名,可以郵寄裝備包到我家嗎?

可以的,如果您取消並且您的地址不在台北地區,我們可以將其寄送到您的地址。 請在表單內備註部分填寫您的收貨地址和說明。
同樣,我們對於不得不延遲賽事感到非常的抱歉,並請您理解部分退款的方案。

Explore Your Backyard 2020 Postponement Announcement Regarding Corona Virus (Covid-19)

We believe that taking abundance of caution is the right way to act right now. So although it is with a heavy heart that we’re postponing Explore Your Backyard 2020, we are confident that it is the right decision. 

The new date for Explore Your Backyard 2020 is now set for September 27, 2020. 

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT DAY OF TRAIL RUNNING COMPETITION AND HOPE ALL OF YOU CAN STILL JOIN US ON THAT DATE. 

IMPORTANT: 

+ Please note that the packet pickup will be scheduled for a date in the future and announced via the event website and email.

+ If you cannot participate in the event on the new date, please see our updated cancellation policy below. 

+ If you have any further questions, please read our FAQ below. 

OPTIONAL CANCELLATION POLICY:

We highly encourage all registered participants to save the date of September 27th, and partake in the event. However, if you are not able to participate in the event, we have prepared the following cancelation package: 

+ All runners who wish to cancel their participation in the event are entitled to the race pack and finisher gifts from the organizers. They will be available at race pack pickup, and will include 1) the event T-shirt, 2) event Buff, 3) a choice of reusable runner cup or running bib belt, as well as 4) a pre-race and 5) a post-race nutrition gift from Runivore. 

+ We will also include an event voucher for participation in a future Runivore event such as the Great Stair Challenge or equivalent. 

+ The runners will also be eligible for a partial cash refund in the amount of [REGISTRATION AMOUNT minus $1000 NTD CANCELATION FEE]. For example, if you signed up for the 12km event and paid 1550 NTD, you will receive the race pack along with a 550 NTD partial refund. 

See FAQ for details about this fee. 

If you do choose to cancel your participation, you must respond by April 6th, 11:59PM  by filling out the cancelation form

VIRTUAL RACE DETAILS

We know you’ve all trained hard for Explore Your Backyard and we don’t want your efforts to go to waste. We invite you all to participate in the Explore Your Backyard virtual race while we wait for September 27th to run the course for real!

Why: The course is set, the race GPX is published, you are trained, so now it’s time to see your best time for the course. It will also be good practice for the postponed race date.

What: We invite you to download the course map onto your GPX watch or smartphone and run the course. Record your race on Strava and share a link to your accomplishments on Explore Your Backyard event page on FB. We will have a prize drawing for 5 participants and we will also announce the fastest known times of the fastest male and female runners. 

When: You must complete the race at any time between April 5 – April 12, and you must upload a link to your Strava record or screenshot before midnight on April 12th. 

Note that this is a completely self supported event and you are completely responsible for yourself during this virtual race. 

FAQ

Why is the event postponed, isn’t running outdoors safe? 

We agree that running outdoors is safe, however, we are making this decision out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with recently published guidelines by CDC Taiwan for large gatherings. 

Do I have to do anything to re-register for the new date? 

No. All registered runners will be automatically registered for the new event. Only if you want to cancel, you have to fill out the cancellation form.

I live out of town and need to cancel, can I have my registration pack shipped to my house?

Yes, if you cancel and your address is outside of Taipei area, then we can ship it to your address. Please leave your shipping address including name in Chinese and postal code, along with any instructions in the notes section of the cancellation form.

Why can’t I get a full refund if I can’t participate in the event?

Please note that the organizers never intended to cancel the event and worked tirelessly to try and make it happen on the scheduled date. We also integrated many new policies and plans to make the race as safe as possible. This also involved preparing a new timing system that doesn’t require physically touching all the runners and investing in new bibs that work with that system.

We ask that you understand that Explore Your Backyard is an event put together by a small business, not a big brand with large financial backing behind it, and that most of the costs associated with putting the event have already been incurred. The many partners we work with have already delivered the event specific T-shirts, buffs, banners, medals, and bibs. 

Note also that there are many ‘hidden’ costs that you the runners will never see. These are planning costs, design costs, facility registration costs, marketing costs, volunteer recruitment costs. All of these take place in the months prior to the event and add up to hundreds of hours. Postponing the event will add even more ‘hidden’ costs as it will require additional planning and organizing. 

Again, we don’t feel well about having to postpone the course, and we ask for your understanding regarding the partial refund policy.

新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19)公告 – 3/26

[English below]

致所有 2020 EYB 的参加者:

在全球疫情肆虐的艱難時期,住在台灣的我們真的很幸福。我們感謝現任政府、醫療界以及所有幫助台灣對抗疫情的人的努力。作為比賽的主辦方,我們必須盡所能的不讓疫情因為活動而出現破口。雖然我們很想以最好的品質將活動如期呈現給各位參加者,但由於最近境外返台的 COVID-19 案件不斷增加,在此我們宣布Explore Your Backyard 2020活動將延期舉辦。

我們正在挑選合適的舉辦日期,詳細資訊將在3月30日(星期一)公布,若在新活動日期無法參與的參賽者,我們也正在研擬合適的退款方案。 造成您的不便我們深感抱歉,也謝謝您的諒解,讓我們一起平安度過這個艱難的時期。

主辦方 — Runivore 與 Beast Runners 敬上


To Explore Your Backyard participants,

In these trying times of a global pandemic, living in Taiwan is a blessing. We are thankful to the efforts of the current administration, the health community, and all involved in helping Taiwan be as safe as it is. As race organizers, we have to do our part to continue and keep our community safe. So, as much as we would love to hold Explore Your Backyard 2020 event as planned, due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases associated with people returning to Taiwan, we are now announcing that the Explore Your Backyard 2020 event will be postponed.

We are now finalizing a new date for the event, and will announce it on Monday March 30th. We are also considering the details for a partial refund for those participants who will not be able to participate in Explore Your Backyard on the new date. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time of uncertainty.

Sincerely, The organizers – Runivore and Beast Runners


2020探索你的後花園與新型冠狀病毒(武漢肺炎,COVID-19)注意事項

我們了解世界各地,特別是台灣民眾對新型冠狀病毒疫情的關注。本賽事將致力保障所有志願者、工作人員、參賽者及其家人的健康與福祉。

當前疫情狀況是動態的,並且每天都在變化。「2020探索你的後花園」將將盡所能地採取以下預防和控制措施,以確保參賽者、志願者和工作人員的健康與安全。此計劃根據台灣疾病控制中心(CDC)發布的有關公眾集會指南制定。

我們將持續關注國內外疫情動態進行風險評估,並留修改相關計劃的權利,在必要時採取對所有參與者健康和安全相符的措施。

我們會在3月26日公告新的訊息,請關注粉專或官網以獲得最新活動資訊。

活動安全措施

對參加者之限制

以下規範和限制適用於本活動的參賽者,工作人員和志願者。

  1. 禁止任何海外人員參加活動。本賽事已經聯繫了台灣以外的參加者,將其今年的參賽權順延至明年的「2021探索你的後花園」。
  2. 若參加者在活動的前14天內有到過被認定為2級或3級旅遊警戒的國家或地區,禁止參與本賽事,並依規定向政府通報相關人員。
  3. 禁止當天額溫高達37.5度或以上的人員參加本賽事。
  4. 建議活動當天不要有家人或親友陪同。

比賽裝備提領之規範

  1. 參加者和工作人員在領取裝備時應配戴口罩。
  2. 參加者領取裝備前應先使用本賽事提供的消毒劑進行手部殺菌。
  3. 參加者應儘量在非高峰時間(午餐或傍晚)領取裝備,以避免人員的密集接觸。
  4. 參加者應攜帶簽好名的免責聲明書(下載網址:www.event.beast.run/waiver)

賽前(進入比賽場地之前)之規範

1.   在比賽開始前的一週,所有參賽者、工作人員和志願者必須進行自我觀察,如果發現類似感冒的症狀應留在家中。

2.   所有乘坐公共交通工具參加活動的參加者必須沿途佩戴口罩。

3.   所有參加者在進入會場之前都會進行額溫測量,任何達到37.5度或以上的人員將禁止進入會場。

4.   所有參加者進入會場後應立即洗手或使用消毒劑。

5.   建議不要與朋友握手,推薦使用瓦肯舉手禮(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vrXKlO2Jbw

6.   建議在比賽開始之前都配戴口罩,並保持其他參加者一定的距離。

賽事期間 – 檢查站

1.   建議參賽者自備水和補給品。

2.   加水站只能由配戴口罩和手套的工作人員操作。

3.   補給品將採取能量棒和整個水果的形式,以最大程度減少人與食物的交互。

4.   檢查站設備將定時消毒。

5.   時間紀錄使用錄影和RFID完成,不會透過觸摸晶片。

賽後 – 比賽場地

1.   所有參賽者都將收到比賽後的小禮包,其中包括獎牌,完賽禮和點心,主辦單位人員不會將獎牌掛在參賽者身上。

2.   最後的時間紀錄將透過RFID和備份資料來完成,不會觸碰到參賽者。

3.   活動結束後,所有參賽者均應立即洗手或消毒雙手。

4.   建議不要在活動結束後逗留賽場。

不符合資格或無法參賽的參加者

對於選擇不參加比賽或由於旅行限制而被禁止參加的人員,可以在提領裝備過程中領取包括完賽禮在內的比賽裝備。

Explore Your Backyard and COVID-19

We understand and share the concerns of people around the world and specifically in Taiwan regarding the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. We are committed to the health and well-being of all of our participants and their families. 

We also recognize that the situation is dynamic and evolves each day. To the greatest extent possible, Explore Your Backyard will be implementing the following preventive measures and controls to ensure the health and safety of our runners, race volunteers, and staff. This plan has been put in place in accordance with the guidelines published by the Center of Disease Control Taiwan with regards to large gatherings. 

We continue to monitor the events on the ground and reserve the right to further modify these plans and if necessary take action that’s in-line with the health and safety of all involved. 

In order to keep you informed, we plan on issuing another update on March 26th. 

SAFETY PLAN

Participant Restrictions

The following rules and restrictions are being applied to the participants, staff, and volunteers for the event.

  • No overseas participants are allowed to participate in the event. We’ve contacted participants from outside of Taiwan and have canceled their participation in this year’s event with a rollover option to participate in the next Explore Your Backyard event. 
  • No one who has traveled overseas to any of the countries identified as Level 2 or Level 3 threat within 14 days of the event are able to participate in the event. We will report any participants to the authorities who attempt to participate in the event despite having recently traveled to a threat area. 
  • No one who is shown to have a temperature reading of 37.5 forehead reading or higher will be allowed to participate in the event. 
  • We recommend runners do not bring family members to the event. 

Race Pack Pickup

  • Participants and staff will wear masks during pack pickup. 
  • Participants should use the provided sanitizer prior to picking up their pack. 
  • Participants should try and come for pickup during non-peak hours (lunch or late evening) so that we try to keep congestion to a minimum. 
  • The finisher gift and medal will be included in the race pack at the time of pickup.
  • Participants should bring a signed entry disclaimer: www.event.beast.run/waiver

Before Race (before entry to venue)

  • In the week prior to race start, all race participants, staff and volunteers must conduct self observation and if show any flu like symptoms should stay home. 
  • All participants taking public transportation and buses to the event must wear masks on the way to the event. 
  • Everyone participating in the event will have their temperature measured prior to entering the venue. No one who is shown to have a temperature reading of 37.5 forehead reading or higher will be allowed to participate in the event. 
  • All participants should wash their hands or use sanitizer immediately after entering the venue. 
  • It is recommend not to shake hands with friends (Use Vulcan salute instead, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vrXKlO2Jbw)
  • It is recommend to wear a face mask before the race starts and keep distance between participants. It’s a long race there will be time to catch up to the leaders. 

During The Run – Checkpoints

  • It is recommended for runners to bring their own water supply and energy supply for the event. 
  • The water refilling stations will only be operated by dedicated servers wearing masks and gloves. 
  • Energy supplies will take the form of energy bars and whole fruit to minimize interaction with the food. 
  • Food serving stations will be sanitized often. 
  • Timing will not be done by touching chips, it will be done visually and through the use of RFID. 
  • All runners must wear their bib on the front. It must be clearly visible for visual inspection. Runners should slow down at time checkpoints and especially at the finish line. 

After the Run – Venue

  • All runners will receive a post-race packet with their medal, finisher gift and snack already packed. Organizers will not be placing medals on individual runners. 
  • Timing at the finish will be done via RFID and by writing for backup. No touching of runners. 
  • All runners should wash and or sanitize their hands immediately after the event. 
  • It is recommended not to linger after the event. 

Non-eligible or Non-running Participants

For those participants who choose not to participate in the event, or who have been disallowed to participate due to travel restrictions, they will be eligible to pick up their race pack including post race gift during packet pickup.