2022 Alcan Regulations
ENTRY & FEES
- Entry fee is $3300 for
one auto & two drivers, or $2000 for one motorcycle &
rider. Make checks payable to Alcan Rally or RASC Inc,
or we'll email a Square invoice payable by credit card or ACH.
- The additional fee for a
third driver is $1200 double occupancy. Young
passengers are $100 if rooming with parents.
- Entry will close June 14,
2022 unless field is declared full earlier.
- Payment in full is
required by June 7, 2022, and any unpaid team will be
dropped June 14. As rooms are guaranteed or prepaid a
20% fee will be retained for cancellations after July 1, 2022
and no refunds can be made once a team has left the start
- A total of 30 autos and 25
cycles are expected. The organizers reserve the right to
refuse any entry without providing a reason, and assign
vehicle numbers as they see fit.
- Lodging on route has been
arranged in advance. The entry fee includes 10 nights
prepaid accommodations (double occupancy), plus receptions and
DOCUMENTATION & ELIGIBILITY
- The rally is open to the general public.
Minimum age is 21 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Teams must attend August
22 driver orientation and sign liability releases before
participation is allowed.
- Entrants must present
valid driver's licenses (with motorcycle endorsement if
applicable), vehicle registration, and proof of vehicle
liability insurance. Note: Canadian law
requires proof of insurance be carried at all times.
Entrants also need a passport for border crossings.
- Drivers may be changed or
added during the event if documented with event organizers.
Trading drivers among vehicles is allowed on transit sections,
but trades on a TSD section must be approved. (This is
common for press, but not if it might offer scoring
- Except in an emergency, no passengers are allowed
unless they have been registered.
SCRUTINEERING & VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
- All vehicles shall be road legal and
licensed in strict compliance with regulations of its state or
country of registration.
- All lights must dip to
low beam with a single switch.
- A vehicle may be excluded
from the rally at any point due to unsafe condition or actions
of the occupants. This includes violations of these rules,
multiple citations, and acts that endanger the public or
discredit this event.
- Any participant cited for
reckless driving will placed in touring class or not allowed
- GPS mapping
(including street names & speed) is allowed in all
- As mileage is important to
staying on course a basic GPS
odometer application is allowed in all vehicles.
GPS applications such
Rally Computer and Rabbit
Rally are allowed in
Unlimited Class only.
- Laptops are allowed, but
only Unlimited class may use one on TSDs. SOP
vehicles may use Android or iOS phones & tablets to
display allowed Richta and other GPS apps.
- Words like "Race" or
"Racing" are strongly discouraged on team wear or vehicle
decals. These may be allowed on manufacturer provided
goods & products or teams with documented history, please
ask in advance if you're not sure.
Cars, Trucks, SUV's:
- Vehicles must be equipped with OEM seat
belts for all as a minimum.
- A roll bar is required in soft top
- A "business band" radio
that receives & transmits on 151.625 Mhz is required (see
RADIO & COMMUNICATIONS).
- A ZOLEO,
SPOT, DeLorme or
Garmin GPS tracking device is required.
- A maximum of four
additional forward facing lights are allowed, and forward facing roof mounted lights are prohibited
- A tow strap, 5BC minimum fire extinguisher
and highway flares or DOT triangles are required.
- No fuel cans are allowed inside a vehicle,
and additional fuel tanks must be an OEM or otherwise
certified installation. Secured fuel carriers are allowed
in a truck bed, or secured to the rear bumper, hitch, or roof
of any vehicle.
- Fuel must be contained in
OEM or comparable quality main tanks, RotopaX fuel carriers, or
auxiliary cells from OEM or major aftermarket suppliers
(please ask in advance if there's a question).
Home-built systems are not allowed, and cells or
carriers must be securely mounted to the vehicle not stored in
panniers or luggage.
- Helmet use is required,
and must be DOT or SNELL approved (CE is accepted for foreign
- Organizers will transport
40# of clothing or gear for each cycle, plus 2 spare
tires. Gear may be in 1 or 2 containers, clearly marked
with the entrants name & number. A packing list
must be provided as it may be required at customs.
Please pack securely in a weatherproof bag, not
hard-sided case. In general clothing and overnight gear
will be carried by advance crews and unloaded nightly, tires
& parts will be unloaded only on request.
- A "buddy system" is
required. This means entrants must declare riding
partners (buddy groups of 2 to 4 riders) before the event
start, and such group must keep track of each other throughout
each riding day. (This doesn't mean "buddies" must stay
behind with a non-running cycle, but must notify an event
official before leaving the scene).
least one ZOLEO,
SPOT, DeLorme or
Garmin GPS tracker is required in every buddy group.
- Alcan routes &
support are intended for dual sport cycles. No heavy
road bikes are allowed, and sidecars
will be considered only on request from past Alcan finishers.
CLASSES (Must declare by August 22)
1 U - Passenger cars. Unlimited
1 SOP -
Passenger cars. SOP equipment..
2 U -
Trucks and sport utility/activity vehicles.
Unlimited navigational equipment.
2 SOP - Trucks
and sport utility/activity vehicles. SOP equipment.
3 U -
Motorcycles 700 cc and under. Unlimited navigational
3 SOP -
Motorcycles 700 cc and under. SOP equipment
4 U -
Motorcycles over 700 cc. Unlimited navigational
4 SOP -
Motorcycles over 700 cc. SOP equipment.
Historic auto -
1991 & older autos, Historic equipment.
Historic cycle - 1997 & older cycles, SOP
* SOP is defined as OEM
odometer plus slide rule, Stevens wheel & calculator.
Rally tables are allowed but computers and Curta calculators
* Historic equipment
includes SOP items plus mechanical odometers like Halda
Tripmaster & Twinmaster, and "Class B" or "Pro"
electronic tripmeters such as Alfa Pro, Timewise 526B or
547B, Brantz Retrotrip 2; Brantz International 1 & 2
Classic; and Terratrip 1, 101+ and 202 with no calculating
function and no remote display. "Class A" rally
computers are specifically forbidden, but odometers may
include a digital clock. As a tribute to history,
Halda Speedpilots & Curta calculators are allowed.
* Cycles are allowed to relocate
OEM instruments, and add a "Speedo
device for odo correction.
Arctic Award: To
entrants completing 100% of the route, including all extreme
"Go Farther" Award:
Perpetual award sponsored by Isuzu, for teams best exemplifying
the spirit of their "Go Farther" slogan.
A Team is defined as three to five entries, including at least one
auto, one cycle,
and one "rookie" vehicle
(where no occupant has run or worked an
Alcan). Each entry on a team will be given a score
factor, which is the ratio of their score to the winning score
in their class. The winning team will be the one with the lowest
average score factor. Teams must be declared by 9pm August
SERVICE & VEHICLE
No service crews are
allowed during the event. Prearranged help is allowed only
at facilities available to all.
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 throughout: 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.
- All instructions are
supplemented by an official mileage, which will take
precedence. If a sign or reference is missing, use the
- In the absence of a route
instruction, the obvious main road should be followed.
Redundant instructions may be used to clarify the main road.
- All roads used are
public, through roads unless otherwise indicated in the route
- There are no course
following traps on this rally!
DEFINITION OF SECTIONS
A time and mileage will be
given only for the start and finish of a Transit. These are
touring sections, and competitors may proceed at their own
pace as long as they enter noted controls at the correct time.
TSD: In these "Regularity" sections teams must
maintain average speeds shown in the route book. A time and
mileage will be given for the start and finish of a TSD and
controls may be at any point within. Practice is not
allowed and vehicles entering a TSD before set opening time
may be penalized.
CONTROLS & TIMING
TSD CONTROL: May
be visible or hidden, and located anywhere within a TSD except
near STOP signs. Do not stop at TSD controls as the exact
passing time of each vehicle will be recorded. Controls open 5
minutes before the ideal passing time for car #1 and close 10
minutes after the last car is due.
Control location plus
opening & closing times are designated in the route
book. Cars may enter at any time while the control is
open, and organizers may extend closing time as
needed. Some Passage Controls will be noted as "Extreme",
which are optional but have a small penalty or reward
defined in the route book.
Time Control): A passage control at
overnight halts. Location, time and other info will
appear in the route book. Attendance is important as
this is to account for all teams, disseminate new information,
and address questions or concerns.
1 point per second early or late, maximum penalty is 60 per
control or 300 per TSD. 200 points
for entering a TSD before it's open, or driving in the reverse
direction of rally traffic. Controls will be timed in tenths of a
second, with 0.1 point penalty for each
tenth early or late.
OTHER CONTROLS: 200 points for missing a Passage
Control or MTC. 10 points for missing an "Extreme"
control unless otherwise specified..
(fuel, extraction, or towing): 10 penalty points or $10 to crew assisting.
offense 60 points, second offense 600.
Alcan will use Richta
GPS Checkpoints. To be
scored you must load Richta's Competitor app on an Android
or IOS phone or tablet. For setup and use please see https://www.alcan5000.com/pdf/AlcanRichtaSetup.pdf
NO FAULT SCORING
No scoring queries will be considered unless there is an obvious
control 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 5, and day 10 (from
"new" scores only).
FORCE MAJEURE & FORCE
* Once official cars
enter 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.
* To eliminate pressure for illegal
behavior, 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.
QUERIES & PROTESTS
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 unless a meeting is arranged to investigate
- An emergency VHF radio
operating on 151.625 Mhz ("Red dot" frequency) is required of
all autos, and encouraged for cycles.
- Radios are available for
rent ($50) or purchase ($100) from the organizers, please
- CB radios will not
substitute for required VHF radio, and officials monitor only
VHF & Ham.
- Licensed Hams are
encouraged to bring their equipment, all official vehicles
- NO radio transmission is
allowed near any TSD section except in an emergency.
(Monitoring 151.625 is encouraged at all times).
- RASC has an FCC business
license for 151.625, but Canada is not reciprocal. This
is strictly for emergency use in Canada and may not conflict
with local traffic.
- Maximum planned distance
between fuel is 150 miles, but a range of 200 (cycles) or 300
(autos) is encouraged. Fuel is the final responsibility
of the entrant, and failure of any advance arrangements is
considered force majeure.
- The rally was measured
with an Alfa odometer from the front axle of a 4WD vehicle.
- Any situation not covered
by these regulations will be ruled on at the discretion of the
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