ACU and National Team Codes of Conduct

ACU Members' Code of Conduct

In registering as a member of the Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners (ACU), and within the context of the activities of ultrarunning, an individual agrees to take part in the spirit of fair play and honesty, being respectful and inclusive, supporting others, and striving for a healthy mind and body. ACU members agree to abide by the policies, by-laws, rules and regulations of ACU and the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU).

ACU Members are expected to:

  1. Compete in a spirit of fair play and honesty;
  2. Be respectful, supportive, and inclusive of other ultrarunners;
  3. Abstain from the use of prohibited substances and methods as outlined by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency). It is recommended that members familiarise themselves with the CCES website and resources, including the free online anti-doping (“True Sport Clean”) course;
  4. Refrain from using tobacco products at events, except in designated areas;
  5. Be responsible with the use of alcohol at events or in victory celebrations at the event site;
  6. Refrain from using profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in event settings;
  7. Address fellow athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, event organizers, spectators and others associated with ultrarunning in a courteous and respectful manner;
  8. Act in a manner that will bring credit to the ultramarathon community and yourself, both within and outside the event area;
  9. Support the safety of oneself and others when taking part in ultrarunning activities.

ACU National Team Members' Code of Conduct

ACU National Team Members selected to represent Canada at World and Continental Championships are, as a result of accepting the selection, expected to:

  1. Abide by the ACU Member Code of Conduct;
  2. Conduct themselves in a positive and supportive manner;
  3. Follow the rules of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the competition;
  4. Meet at the Team assembly points on time, attend all Team meetings and attend the opening and closing ceremonies of the event;
  5. Make efforts to join the Team at set meal times in order to facilitate team bonding and communication;
  6. Join the Team fit, ready, able and willing to compete in the event(s) selected to participate in. Athletes are strongly discouraged from racing any ultramarathon distance events in the 6 weeks before the competition;
  7. Compete in the ACU Team uniform if provided;
  8. Travel in the ACU Team Travel uniform if such is provided. Otherwise, be comfortably and respectfully dressed for travelling;
  9. Respect quiet hours during the international event;
  10. Avoid the misuse of alcohol. Abstain from the use of alcohol if under age;
  11. Abide by the laws of the country in which the competition is taking place;
  12. Be responsible for all personal items such as identification papers, passports and equipment;
  13. Ensure that any issues or concerns before, during or after the World or Continental Championships are discussed with the Team Manager. Under no circumstances should an athlete communicate directly with the LOC.