Fixed Royale & NCMC Mainrace Rules
Race time is 2 hours 30 minutes.
A new manifest can be picked up every 15 minutes from HQ. You can pick up a new manifest from HQ without finishing the previous one. You can also get your next manifest before the next pickup time if you show the previous completed manifest at the HQ.
Person who earns the most points wins the race.
You earn points from completed consecutive manifests. You need to always complete the previous manifest in order to be able to get points from the next one. Jobs from the last incomplete manifest and hand in time add to your final result. You also earn points from unfinished jobs. Each pick-up and drop off is worth the same amount of points (1).The first to hand in the same amount of points ranks better.
Example 1: You fully complete manifests 1, 2, 3, 5 and complete two jobs of manifest 4.
You earn full points from 1, 2 and 3 and two points from manifest 4. You get no points from manifest 5.
Example 2: You fully complete manifests 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and complete three jobs of manifest 1.
You earn three points from manifest 1. You get no points from manifests 2, 3, 5, 6, or 7.
It is your job to make sure that you have completed all the manifests you wish to complete. You can ask HQ to check a manifest and give a confirmation stamp before the final hand in, but the process might take some time depending on how busy it is at the HQ. You need to hold on to all your manifests until your final hand in.
There will be physical pick-ups and drop offs in addition to stamps. Pick-ups and drop offs are indicated with a bold outline. It is your job to make sure you get the right object from A to B. In addition to picking up and dropping off an object at a checkpoint, you will also always need a stamp.
Unprofessional behavior may cost you points and will eventually lead to disqualification.
You will be racing in an open race course. There will be cars, pedestrians and other cyclists. Be polite, indicate turning and cycle on the right hand side. Be cautious at blind turns. Inappropriate violation of traffic rules may cost you points and will eventually lead to disqualification.
There are two walk zones on the race course. The first one is the Otaniementie crossing from Lämpömiehenkuja to Otakaari. You must walk over the zebra crossing regardless of traffic lights. The second walk zone is the bridge that takes you to the By-Expressen checkpoint. You must walk from the beginning of the bridge to the checkpoint and back. Running is also tolerated at walk zones. Only cycling is forbidden. Cycling in the walk zone may cost you points and will eventually lead to disqualification.
Handing in your manifest late at the HQ will cost you points. There will be a safe zone so you only need to make it to the queue in time to hand in your manifest. Reaching the safe zone late will cost you points. All manifests returned over 5 minutes late will be disqualified.
Manifest pick up times are as follows:
0:00 manifest 1
0:15 manifest 2
0:30 manifest 3
0:45 manifest 4
1:00 manifest 5
1:15 manifest 6
1:30 manifest 7
1:45 manifest 8
2:00 manifest 9
2:15 manifest 10