The race registration fee is $1600.00 (CDN) per team. This fee includes entry into the race, race t-shirt, entrance permit to Cape Breton Highlands National Park and meal at the banquet for 17 runners.
The initial registration deposit ($800) and final balance are required to be paid with either certified cheque, money order, or e-transfer sent to email@example.com
Total number of teams permitted for the 2022 Cabot Trail Relay will be 70.
The cost to register a team is $1,600 (Cdn). All registration applications must be in my hands by end of the day January 14 2022.
After registration closes we will be drawing 45 teams from a hat.
All registration forms sent by our Jan 14 deadline will be in the hat.
There will be one hat, not a NS hat, NB hat, ON hat etc. One hat. From the remaining entries we will select 25 teams by consensus. Two members of the tech crew in Halifax and two members from the organizing committee in Baddeck will be responsible for this selection. This selection will be based on attempting to strike a balance based on the results of the 45 teams from the lottery.
* The criteria outlined below is how we typically select our teams, however, for the 2022 relay we will be admitting teams in the following order:1. Teams who were registered to participate in 20202. Teams on the 2020 waitlist3. New teams”
We will use criteria similar to:
a. past race participation. Did a team not make the lottery that in the past has added some flavour to the race.
b. # of years in the relay. Did a team not make the lottery that has been in the race forever.
c. provide a balance of teams geographically. We want teams from everywhere.
d. New teams. We want to see a mix of old and new.
e. Who was on the waiting list in the previous years race.
f. How many teams have five (5) or more runners from the previous years race who had a DNF.
This is not carved in stone. We will do as we have done in the past and try to strike a fair and reasonable balance. There has not been in the past and will not be in the future behind the scenes deals or politics. Just as fair a selection as we can. Trust me I don’t lie, I’m an engineer.
After the 45 from the lottery and 25 by selection have been chosen the remaining teams will be placed on a waiting list. This will form the waiting list for the selection of any additional teams beyond 70. The 70 lucky teams and teams on the waiting list teams will be posted on the web page before the end of January, 2022.
We are not trying to come off as difficult here but we are very fortunate to have a very popular race with only limited entries. So start to organize your teams and good luck with registration.
If there are any questions, just drop us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards, Race Organizing Committee