Centurion Qualification Rules
- All Centurion qualifying races must be sanctioned by the Centurions1911.
- The race must be held in Great Britain on a pre certified (measured) course and must satisfy the Centurions1911 regarding health, safety and suitability.
- The race must be an "open" race.
- The organisers must apply to the Race Walking Association for a race permit (which must be displayed at the race venue)
“B” Rule Racewalking
This is a racewalk - ie it's a race!.
- The Contact Rule: Each walker must have at least one foot in contact with the ground at all times.
- In races of 100 miles or 24 hours, the rules differ slightly in that these races are “B” races meaning that no walker will get disqualified for bent knees. However, some judges find that bent knees plus a high turn-over rate of footfall makes continuous contact difficult to judge.
- The judging criteria is simple: judges expect each walker to walk honestly in such a way that he/she is not gaining an unfair advantage over other competitors through his/her mode of walking.
- Walkers will be notified of any infringements
- To qualify as a British Centurion you must reach or pass 100 miles within 24 hours.
- There is a 24 hours time limit for the 100 miles - from the time of the start to the finish. You may stop, rest, get a massage etc…. the clock, however, will not stop!
- The race will be judged throughout the 24 hours by Race Walk Judges. There will be a Chief Judge and a Referee to oversee the race.
- Shorts above the knee are preferred so judges can see your knees.
- Long shorts, leggings, long tights, etc are allowed especially during the night and in times of inclement weather. We just ask that the clothing be tight to your knee and lower leg.
- An "official" feeding station is available to all walkers during the race which will provide basic drinks and snacks.
- Walkers may provide their own food and drink.
- Supporters are allowed to hand over drinks and food within the designated support area and should not walk with the athlete to feed/supply food and drink.
- No pacers are allowed during the race. However, two or more walkers who have entered the race may walk together but must not impede other competitors.
- No walker will be allowed hands on assistance during the race.
- Poles, canes or walking sticks are not allowed..
- The course must be certified by an official course measurer and the certificate must be displayed dring the event.
- If you leave the course for any reason you must return to the course at the same point.
- To be caught cutting the course hence making the route shorter may result in disqualification.
Race Director Rules
- Each walker will also be subject to the rules set by the race director.
- Rules pertaining to wearing listening devices, reflective vest etc.. will be at the discretion of the race director in accordance with UK Athletics and IAAF Rules of Competition.