2002 Alcan 5000 Regulations

Final draft, 6-03-2002.  Changes from draft #2 are in red.


  1. The entry fee is $2500 for one passenger vehicle & two drivers, or $2250 for one motorcycle and rider.. Make checks payable to Rainier Auto Sports Club, Inc (Mastercard and VISA are also accepted).
  2. The additional fee for a third vehicle driver is $500.  (Two-person motorcycle teams may be possible, contact the organizers for cost and details).
  3. Entry will open January 20, 2001 and close July 1, 2002 (or when the maximum number of entries are recieved).
  4. Entry fees (less $250 deposit) are fully refundable through July 1, 2002. After that date refunds will be 50% in cash and 50% in the form of a credit towards a future Alcan event.  No cash refunds will be made once a vehicle has left the start line.
  5. A maximum of 20 automobile and 20 motorcycle entries will be accepted. The organizers reserve the right to refuse any entry without providing a reason, and to assign vehicle numbers as they see fit.
  6. Lodging on route has been arranged in advance.  The entry fee includes 9 nights accommodations (double occupancy), receptions, and banquets.  Alaska ferry transportation is NOT included: all ferry reservations and payments are the responsibility of the teams chosing this option (stateroom cost may be deducted from final entry fee payment).


  1. The rally is open to the general public. Minimum age is 21 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  2. All entrants must sign an event liability release before participation is allowed.
  3. Entrants must present valid driver's licenses (with valid motorcycle endorsement if applicable), vehicle registration, and proof of vehicle liability insurance.  NOTE: Canadian law requires that proof of insurance be carried at all times!
  4. Drivers may be changed or added during the event, but this must be prearranged and documented with event organizers. Trading drivers among vehicles is freely allowed on transit sections, but any such trade on a TSD section must be approved in advance by the organizers.  (ie: This could be allowed for press purposes, but not allowed if it appeared to give a scoring advantage.)
  5. No passengers are allowed in a rally vehicle at any point unless they have been registered.


All vehicles:

  1. All vehicles shall be road legal and licensed in strict compliance with regulations of its state or country of registration.
  2. A maximum of six forward facing lights are allowed (four for cycles), and all lights must dip to low beam with a single switch.
  3. A "business band" radio that receives & transmits on 151.625 Mhz is required (see RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS).
  4. A vehicle may be excluded from the rally at any point due to unsafe condition or the actions of the occupants. This includes violations of these rules, excessive citations, reckless driving, and acts that endanger the general public or discredit the event.
  5. Cars, Trucks, SUV's:

  6. Vehicles must be equipped with OEM seat belts for all as a minimum.
  7. A roll bar is required in soft top vehicles.
  8. Roof mounted lights are prohibited
  9. A tow strap, 5BC minimum fire extinguisher and highway flares or DOT triangles are required.
  10. No fuel cans are allowed inside the vehicle, and any additional fuel tank must be an OEM or otherwise certified installation.
  11. Motorcycles:

  12. Fuel must be contained in a single OEM or comparable quality tank.
  13. Use of auxiliary gas cans or containers is prohibited.
  14. Helmet use is required at all times.  Helmets must be DOT and/or SNELL approved.
  15. Organizers will transport one 50# container of clothing or gear for each cycle, plus up to 3 spare tires.  A packing list must be provided, as this may be required at customs.  Please pack securely in a weatherproof bag, not hard-sided case.
  16. A "buddy system" is required for cycles.  This means that entrants must declare their riding partners (buddy groups of 2 or 3 riders) before the event start and such group must keep track of each other throughout each riding day.  (NOTE: This doesn't mean a "buddy" has to stay behind with a dead cycle, but must pass this information to an event official before leaving the scene).




Absolutely no service crews are allowed at any time or location after the start.  Other pre-arranged help is allowed only in Whitehorse and Yellowknife.  With this in mind, other help by outside parties is allowed.


Vehicles will be started at 1 minute intervals in numerical order. As the event uses a "perfect time" format they will be due in this sequence and interval throughought: The route instructions include the perfect time for "car #0" at the start and finish of every section. Each vehicle is in turn due at this time plus the number of minutes given by their assigned number.


  1. All instructions are supplemented by an official mileage, which will take precedence. If a sign or reference is missing, use the mileage.
  2. In the absence of a route instruction, the obvious main road should be followed. Redundant instructions may be used to clarify the main road.
  3. All roads used are public, through roads unless otherwise specifically indicated in the route book.
  4. There are no course following traps on this rally!





No scoring queries will be considered unless there is an obvious control log error or they describe a situation common to a number of vehicles. Instead each entry will have their worst TSD control score subtracted at the end of day #1, day #3, day #6, and at the finish (from scores accumulated during each successive period).


* Once the first official car has passed through a section it is considered open and will be scored barring an accident or safety problem. No control will be scored, however, if less than 20% of the vehicles still competing are able to reach that control on time.  (Cycles will be treated as a separate group, and this rule applied for each group).
* In order to eliminate any pressure for illegal behavior, an additional allowance will be made for delay due to official action such as construction or road closure. If less than 80% of all vehicles still competing are able to arrive on time at a subsequent control due to such delay that control will not be scored. (Cycles will be treated as a separate group, and this rule applied for each group).


The organizers will attempt to deal promptly and fairly with any query received. These must be presented in writing to the next MTC after the incident in question and will be answered in writing before the next morning restart.  Any appeal must be filed in writing upon arrival at the next MTC for consideration by a claims committee. This committe will consist of Jerry Hines, John Alkema, Pete Schneider, Eric Horst, Steve Willey, and any others the organizers may select.  The organizers reserve the option of expediting this process by convening a claims committe when a query is first received.


  1. A radio that will receive and transmit on 151.625 Mhz (also refered to as "Red dot" frequency) is required of all entries. A hand-held unit is acceptable for cycles. (Radio Shack is an inexpensive source for both mobile and hand-held units.)
  2. RASC has an FCC business license for 151.625 MHz.  Event officials will monitor this and only this as an emergency frequency.
  3. Licensed Hams are encouraged to bring their equipment, officials vehicles will include a number of Hams.
  4. 151.625 MHz radios are available for rent ($50) or purchase ($100) through the organizers.  Please reserve in advance!
  5. NO two-way radio transmission is allowed during any TSD section except in an emergency.  (Monitoring 151.625 is encouraged at all times).


  1. Maximum planned distance between fuel is 140 miles, but a range of 200 miles for cycles and 300 for other vehicles is recommended.  Fuel is the final responsibility of the entrant, and failure of any advance arrangements will be considered force majeure.
  2. The rally was measured with an AlfaPro odometer from the right front wheel of a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo using steel belted radial tires.
  3. Any situation not covered by these regulations will be ruled on at the discretion of the organizing committee.

Final draft of 2002 regulations, 6-03-2002
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