IMRA Charter of ExcellenceAs an organisation, IMRA strives to organise excellent races, with a degree of professionalism beyond our amateur status. The definition of excellence is always vague, but this Charter of Excellence attempts to define it.
There are 2 purposes to the Charter. Firstly it sets a "bar", a standard which Race Directors should strive to achieve. However it also prevents un-necessary raising of the bar to standards which might be hard to achieve in the long-term.
An IMRA race is excellent if:
- There is no negative feedback in regard to locating the registration point
- No runner queues longer than 3 minutes to register
- The race is started within 5 minutes of the scheduled start time
- No-one gets lost or strays off a route which is publicised as a "marked" route
- Printed results are available to runners at the prize-giving location
- Prize-giving starts within 1 hour of the last runner finishing
- Results are published on the web before noon on the day after the race
- The race report is published on the web within 2 days of the race