This event follows the guidelines provided by Club Fat Ass for safe and successful, informal endurance sports "parties":
- It is free for Club members
- It is hosted by a Club member
- It is small and informal. Guests should come prepared for the weather and the terrain and not expect aid or course marking. They should expect to follow detailed written course instructions
- It is environmentally friendly. We aim to leave our route in better shape than it was before we passed through by picking up trash we find
- It is as much about the camaraderie as the competition.
Guests at the event download from the Internet directions based on natural and physical landmarks. As with orienteering, those who aren't familiar with the course will pause frequently to consult the written directions, giving a slight competitive advantage to those who have trained on it. Course directions are available year 'round on the course page of this website and we encourage everyone to enjoy the route as often as they please throughout the year.
Detailed questions and clarifications specific to this event are provided in the Vancouver New Years Day Fat Ass 50 FAQ.