UNAA RULES
(Area Qualifier and Regionals)

COMPETITORS
All competitors MUST be 18 years of age or older and have a current UNAA membership.
Click here to get a membership Membership Fee is $25.00 and is good for one season. Athletes who advance to the Regionals will be required to procure a Regional Qualifier Certificate($10). All athletes who are not UNAA registered, with the appropriate certificates, should not be allowed to compete, and will forfeit any placement in the qualifiers.   
 
COMPETITION FORMAT
The course will consist of 10 - 15 obstacles and be timed.  There will be both a Mens Class and a Womens Class. Scores will determine the victor. Score is both progress on the course as well as time to achieve said progress.  Each competitor will be allotted TWO try's per obstacle. If a competitor fails an obstacle, and still has try's remaining on that obstacle he/she may retry the obstacle, from it's start point. 
 
If the obstacle needs to be reset the follow procedure is to be followed: The competitor must run back to the beginning of the obstacle, at which point event staff will pause the clock, reset the obstacle, then prompt the competitor ready, then resume the clock. 
 
Failure to complete the obstacle in the allotted try's will result in termination of the run. Athletes runs when completed, will be recorded by the last obstacle finished, and at what time their run was terminated. (e.g. The athlete fails to complete the fifth obstacle in the course, therefore the last obstacle completed is recorded, as well as their time). Competitors should note, time used to attempt an obstacle, regardless of completion, is counted. Athletes may terminate their run at anytime regardless of progress made.
 
Athletes will state “cut” to the head judge, to terminate their run. Finishing more of the course will always take precedence over time.(e.g. Athlete A finishes the fourth obstacle in 3 minutes, whereas Athlete B finishes the fifth obstacle in 5 minutes, Athlete B is the victor in this situation). 
 
Courses will be reset for each run. In the event of a course malfunction or reset failure on the course the following procedure is to be completed: The Time Keeper judge will reset the clock to the time of the last completed obstacle. The head judge will then return the competitor to the position at which they completed the previous obstacle, resume the clock and finish the course.
   
Participants may go to as many Area Qualifiers as they choose, but whichever Area Qualifier they Qualify at, they may only go to that Area Qualifiers assigned Regional. Athletes may only qualify for one Regional. 
   
No more than 50% of the total participants or 20 total from each Area Qualifier will qualify for the Regional. The top 10 finalists from each Regional will move on the the Championship Finals. Participants that take 1st place in their Regionals, will be placed in a drawing for an all expense paid trip for two to the Championship Finals for both Mens and Womens classes , paid for by UNAA. 
   
JUDGING
We will have at 2 judges on hand for each athletes run. One Judge (Head Judge) will have one reliable timer and focus on the athlete’s full completion of each obstacle. The second Judge will be responsible for keeping time. Head Judges are allowed to pause the runs for emergencies, course malfunctions, or equipment malfunctions only. 
 
There will be a walk through demonstration of each course. Any athlete that steps on the set boundaries should be deemed “clean” and allowed to continue. However this final decision will reside with the Head Judge at each qualifier. 
 
PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT ITEMS   
The UNAA allows general climbing chalk and general athletic tape to assist competitors. Gloves and sticky finger products are NOT allowed. Competitors will be allowed to wear chalk bags on the course. However each chalk bag will be considered part of your persons. (E.g. if the chalk bag touches behind a boundary, it will be considered a fail). Chalk will be provided.
   
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