IBL ltd (BRN C07001778) (the “Organiser”) organizes the Dodo Trail which is part of the Mauritian trail calendar which is held in the Western part of Mauritius.

Four races shall be organized on Saturday 23rd of October 2021:

Depending on the number of participants per race and in compliance with Covid-19 sanitary protocols, starts will be in batches of a maximum 50 participants with a deferred start of 10 minutes per batch.

The finish line of all 4 races will be at the Riverland Sport Club at Tamarin.

Participants of the Dodo Trail XTREME 50 km, Dodo Trail TROOPER 25 km must provide a medical certificate to confirm that they are physically fit to run the trail.

Please take note that the RTN (Rando –Trail & Nature) medical certificate or any club licence for the year 2021 shall be accepted.

Furthermore, note that the medical certificate is compulsory to complete the registration. The registration will be considered as incomplete if all documents requested are not provided together with the payment. Participants having an incomplete registration will be automatically placed on a waiting list and there is no guarantee that their registration will be considered once the registration deadline has lapsed.

Please note: Participants registered for the Dodo Trail VENTURE 10 km and Dodo Trail ROOKIE 5 km races must also be in good health and able to run/walk such distances.

Furthermore, the Dodo Trail VENTURE 10 km race is a very technical race reserved for experienced runners; participants should take note of same and register to this race at their own risk.  

Covid-19 contextThe Organiser will implement such recommended sanitary measures during the event to mitigate the Covid-19 risk. However, participants are expected to also take all reasonable precautions and apply barrier measures to protect their health and the health of fellow runners when participating to the Dodo Trail. More information on this aspect will be communicated by the Organiser in due course on the Dodo Trail website.

Registrations are open from the 15th of September to 13th of October 2021.

Registrations must be done through the roag.org website via a secured online payment. Payments can either be made by Credit Card, Internet Bank Transfer or Bank Deposit on the ROAG website. A proof of payment must be sent via mail to [email protected] for Internet Bank Transfers and Bank Deposits.

Compulsory information required is mentioned on the website and registration form.

Quotas are being introduced for the 9th edition (2021) of the Event as followed:
-Extreme 50 km: 100 entries
-Trooper 25 km: 200 entries
-Venture 10 km: 400 entries
-Rookie 5 km: 400 entries

2021 REGISTRATION FEES     
50KM25KM10KM5KM
IBL employees 1,400800500350
Resident 1,6001,000700400
Non-Resident (EURO) 40302010

In case of cancellation of registration by the participant:

No reimbursement will be taken into consideration for any reason whatsoever (even in the case of an injury certified by a medical certificate or for a departure on a trip).

Any participant who cannot participate in the race will not be entitled to resell or give his/her bib to anyone. Please note that it is forbidden to run the race with someone else’s bib.

RACE CHANGE, BIB SWAP:

If a participant has any queries or would like to do a ‘Bib Swap’ (Substitution) or Race Change he can notify a ROAG Representative at Race Office on the Race Pack Collection Day, 20th of October 2021.

  • If a participant does a bib swap (Substitution) in respect of a Race Change he will have to pay the difference between the shorter and the longer distance plus a payment of Rs 100 (cash only) for new entrant bib.
  • If a participant does a bib swap (Substitution) in respect of a Race Change he will have to pay the difference between the shorter and the longer distance plus a payment of Rs 100 (cash only) for new entrant bib.

Runners (Men & Women) of the four main races, that is, the Dodo Trail XTREME, the Dodo Trail TROOPER, Dodo Trail VENTURE and Dodo Trail ROOKIE will be classified as per the age group categories below (the participants’ age on 31 December 2021 determines their respective categories).

  • Children (6 to 9 years): 1st 3 girls and boys (for the Dodo Trail ROOKIE only)
  • Children (10 to 14 years): 1st 3 girls and boys (for the Dodo Trail ROOKIE only)
  • Junior (15 to 18 years): 1st 3 girls and boys (for the Dodo Trail ROOKIE only)
  • Children (12 to 15 years): 1st 3 girls and boys (for the Dodo Trail VENTURE only)
  • Children (16 to 17 years): 1st 3 girls and boys (for the Dodo Trail VENTURE only)
  • Junior (18 to 19 years): 1st 3 girls and boys (for the Dodo Trail VENTURE only)
  • Overall: First 5 Men & Women of each race
  • Senior (20 to 39 years): First 3 Men & Women
  • Veteran 1 (40 to 49 years): First 3 Men & Women
  • Veteran 2 (50 to 59 years): First 3 Men & Women
  • Veteran 3 (60 to 69 years): First 3 Men & Women
  • Master (70 years and above): First 3 Men & Women

Each runner will receive his/her race timing in hours, minutes, and seconds. The stopwatch of the organizing team will be the only official method of timekeeping. In case of ex-aequo, the prize will be attributed to the older runner.

  • An electronic chip
  •  A race bib
  •  A Meal
  •  Refreshment tables (water, coke, sugar, salt, bananas …) along the different tracks even if the trail is based on the principle of food and drink self-sufficiency.

Prohibited equipment: ski‐types poles (i.e., any ski pole fitted with a metal tip) are strictly forbidden.

Failing to comply with these requirements will result in the disqualification of the runner, who could be checked on at any moment during the event.

A multi-disciplinary medical team set up by the organization will be present on site throughout the duration of the races. Members of this team will provide medical assistance to participants at each first aid station set up along the different race track. They will also promptly notify the Race Director of the inability of a participant to continue any race, if need be. The final decision in this regard will however belong to the Organizer.

Upon registration at the race start, participants must willingly show their bib fastened in front of them at waist height. It is compulsory for all participants of all four races to have their electronic chip supplied to them.

Control marking points are set along the track and control at such points are compulsory for the runners. The organization could check the runners’ pack, at any time during the event and at the finish line. The timekeeper will determine the ranking of each runner.

  • Dodo Trail XTREME 50 KM CUT OFF TIME
 STARTPK1PK2PK3PK4 PK5PK6FINISH
Emba FilaoMont sur MontKiosque ChamarelKiosque des GorgesKiosque de Maccabée view point PétrinEntrée de FilwilMatalaTourelleRIVERLAND
Kilometre XTREME01318263235414550
Alitude (m)035031011059570602950
ETA 1st runner5:006:006:458:008:308:459:059:3010:30
CUT OFF TIME XTREME8:3011:3013:3015:0016:3018:30

The time stated in the table above is based only on the departure time of the first batch at 05:00. Extra time will be added corresponding to your batch starting time.

  • Dodo Trail TROOPER  25 KM CUT OFF TIME
 STARTPK4PK5PK6FINISH
CHECK POINTParking des GorgesKiosque de MaccabéeMatalaTourelleRiverland
Kilometre XTREME06162025
Alitude (m)75577352802
ETA 1st runner7:007:408:158:409:30
CUT OFF TIME TROOPER14:0015:3017:30

The time stated in the table above is based only on the departure time of the first batch at 07:00. Extra time will be added corresponding to your batch starting time.

If any runner abandons any of the four races, he shall inform the person responsible of the nearest control point and hand to him his electronic chip. His bib will be crossed, and he must then wait for pick-up at a pre-designated place. If the participant decides to continue the race in spite of those actions taken, he will do so at his own risks and no longer be under the legal responsibility of the Dodo Trail.

In the event of any non-compliance with this rule, the organization cannot be held responsible for any consequence arising therefrom. In addition, the organization reserves the right not to entertain the registration of any such participant for future editions.

Runners may only benefit from personal assistance at refreshment tables and control points, excluding any assistance: such as a pacer, helper or a carrier. Any one not complying with those rules will be disqualified.

The Dodo Trail subscribes to a liability insurance for the duration of the event. This covers any prejudice caused to third parties and runners as a result of any act of the organizer. The Dodo Trail cannot be held liable as from the moment a runner abandons a race or is disqualified for having arrived at a checkpoint after the authorized time, on the basis of a medical reason or for any other reason determined by the Race Director.

1. One‐hour penalty on the participant’s timing for each of the following:

  • If the race number is not visible.
  •  If non‐authorized assistance is provided to a participant outside a refreshment post (via a “water carrier” or even a pacesetter).

2. Disqualification

  • Failed to show at checkpoint.
  • Failure to wear race bib.
  • Check‐in outside the cut off times as mentioned on the race profiles.
  • Making use of any type of transport during the event
  • Doping or refusal to undergo the doping control.
  • Non‐assistance to participant in difficulty
  • Insulting, threatening, or striking any race officers or members of the organization by participants is strictly prohibited and automatically leads to disqualification from all the four races. Any verbal or written position taken up before, during and after the race, of a defamatory or injurious nature, may be sanctioned by a prohibition to participate to any one of the races for one or more years, subject to nature of gravity of same, and without prejudice to any possible judicial proceeding whatsoever.
  • Refusing to be examined by medical doctors at any moment during the race.
  • Using shortcuts on the track.
  • Resell or exchange Dodo Trails bibs. Spot checks may take place during pre‐race checking‐in on the day of the event and, in case of infringement, any participant found wearing a bib not registered under his/her name, will immediately be disqualified from the event.
  • Any runner who would be physically and psychically unfit to carry on the race.
  • No bag/belt required to carry with the useful equipment.
  • Failed to show at the start line or finished the race outside the set time.
  • Dangerous attitude of the runner; making use of dangerous and illegal object.
  • Runners have to wear their race number in the front part of their vest, at chest level, to be visible by all. Runners should be able to shout their race number at different control points if required. If any runner does not do so, he or she will be disqualified.

All complaints about the results must be made in writing and filed with the race timing officers (ROAG) within 30 minutes of the announcement of the provisional results.

All complaints about the race organisation must be made to the Race Director, which contact number will be on your official race bib.

The trail jury is composed of the following persons: the Race Director and a representative of the ROAG team.

The trail jury makes decisions concerning any disqualification or stopping of races due to injury or inability of continuing the race on the recommendation of the race doctor.

This year, due to Covid-19 sanitary protocols, no prize giving ceremony will be held at Riverland Sport Club after the race.

Winners from different categories will receive their prize/gift during an award ceremony which will be held on a later date as communicated by the Organiser in due course.

All participants hereby expressly waive their right to the use images related to the race, and also waive their right (if any) to bring any legal proceedings in this regard against the event organizer and its authorized partners, for any use made of his/her image. In that respect, participants will be asked to consent to the Dodo Trail Privacy Notice during the registration process. All professional audio‐visual service providers or professional photographs should obtain accreditation therefore from the event organizer. It is hence hereby agreed that no image, photography or video film whatsoever of the Dodo Trail 2021 event may be sold to any private partner or private TV channel by any such professionals, without prior consent from the race organizer.

There will be no refund of registration fees in case of cancellation of the race due to an event of force majeure. For the purposes of this Article, the participants fully acknowledge that the force majeure is constituted by any adverse event likely to significantly affect the Dodo Trail event, including, but not limited to:

  • Notice of heavy/torrential rain
  • Cyclone
  • Tsunami
  • Strong wind warning
  • Earthquake
  • Electric storm
  • Tropical storm, depression, cyclone
  • War
  • Emergency state
  • Threat or terrorist attack or alert
  • In general, any condition that the organizer considers threatening the safety of the participants during the race, without notice, without compensation.
  • Such a decision of cancellation due to a force majeure as contractually defined above by the organizer, may be taken without notice, especially in case of emergency and shall not give rise to any compensation of participants of any kind, which the participants expressly acknowledge without any reservation whatsoever.

In the event the Dodo trail is cancelled for any reason whatsoever after it has started, there will be no refund to the participants.

The organization team reserves the right to change the race track at any time, without prior notice. Any such change shall not give rise to a refund of the participants’ registration fees.

All participants agree to abide by these rules by virtue of their registration to the Dodo Trail.

By registering to the Dodo Trail, participants confirm that they participate with due knowledge of these rules, the races technicalities and their intrinsic risks and that they participate at their own will and risk.

The Organiser of the Dodo Trail shall not be liable for any incident or accident involving a participant during the event that is not a result of the act of the Organiser.

Participants agree to free and hold harmless the Organiser, as well as its representatives, members of the Dodo Trail organisation team, employees, directors, sub-contractors, sponsors, advertising agents, partners and any other affiliated person or entity, or volunteer, from/against any liability, claim, compensation or lawsuit whatsoever, either made by the participant or his/her assignees, after his/her participation to the Dodo Trail.

The Organiser will not be responsible of any damages sustained by the participant or by any damages that the latter could cause to the other participants during the event.

By registering to the Dodo Trail, participants also agree to codes of conduct, sport best practices and other trail etiquette rules issued by the Organiser from time to time and available on the Dodo Trail website.

These Rules may be subject to amendments which will be communicated to participants accordingly