The ZACH MACH Mackay Adventure Challenge is an inclusive event which provides the opportunity for Athletes from diverse backgrounds to “Embrace the Challenge”.
We love celebrating these achievements with our competitors and will do whatever we can to allow Athletes with a disability to participate safely.
To be eligible to compete in an AWD Category, an athlete must have a medically diagnosed, permanent physical, vision or intellectual disability which must result in a substantial loss of function. Though not a requirement for this event, it is expected an athlete would be eligible to obtain a “classification” if competing in a state or national championship. A classification is effectively a licence to compete in specified events for AWD.
The AWD Category has been designed to enable athletes with a disability to compete against others with similar challenges, celebrate their achievement and show others what can be done with skill, determination and training … the same as everyone else. We respect the right for an Athlete With Disability to join any category they desire to challenge themselves and/or participate with friends, however athletes may be prohibited from attempting certain legs dependent on their impairment category (eg. Vision impairment in mountain bike leg).
To compete in a ZACH MACH AWD Category, the following eligibility criteria applies.
SOLO: Must have a minimum of one of the eligible disability types.
PAIR: At least one competitor must have a minimum of one of the eligible disability types below.
RELAY TEAM: At least two (2) of the competitors must have a minimum of one of the eligible disability/impairment types.
Any participant who desires an exception from the Competition Rules may email their request to the ZACH MACH organising team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The request must set forth in detail the exception requested and all facts which support the request.