In order to count toward your final score, obstacles must be completed within four hours from the time you leave the Starting Corral. If you hit the 4-hour mark before you’ve reached the finish line, you should continue on to complete the remaining obstacles and receive your bands, but you will not accrue any more points.
Instructions are posted on signs as you approach each obstacle and on the Goliathon app. Goliathon staff members are also available to explain each obstacle and answer any questions. If you are unsure of the rules for a particular obstacle, ask Goliathon staff for clarification before attempting the obstacle.
CHOOSING A TIER
Upon approaching an obstacle, you may choose any tier (G1, G2, or G3) you want to attempt for that particular obstacle. This choice can vary from obstacle to obstacle; you do not need to choose the same tier for the entire course. However, once you choose and start your attempt for a particular obstacle, you cannot change your mind and try a different tier. You are allowed to skip an obstacle with no penalty, but you still must get your wristband scanned at that obstacle.
You are allowed only ONE attempt at each obstacle.
Your attempt begins when you first start the obstacle (by touching, stepping, jumping, climbing, lifting, etc.).
You cannot receive assistance on the G2 or G3 tiers of any obstacle. These tiers must be completed without any assistance in order to receive points and bands; however, you are always permitted to ask for instructions. Assistance is allowed on the G1 tier. You can get help from a teammate or even a Goliathon staff member and still receive points and bands for successful completion of the G1 tier.
PAUSING ON AN OBSTACLE
Once you start, you must continue to progress through the obstacle with minimal pauses. If you pause on an obstacle for more than 30 seconds, you could be asked to exit the obstacle, in which case you would need to get your wristband scanned as a failed attempt.
FALLING OFF AN OBSTACLE
If you fall off of an obstacle or touch the ground at any point before completing the obstacle, you must exit the obstacle and have your wristband scanned as a failed attempt.
DON'T TOUCH YELLOW
Any part of the obstacle that is painted yellow is off limits. If you touch something that is painted yellow, you must exit the obstacle and have your wristband scanned as a failed attempt.
Whether you succeed, fail or skip, you are responsible for checking in with the Goliathon volunteer at the end of every obstacle to scan your wristband and record your score. You are responsible for ensuring that the score is recorded successfully; listen for the volunteer to say your name and confirm that what they recorded is correct.
Goliathon staff members make the final determination of a successful completion or unsuccessful attempt at each obstacle. You are responsible for understanding the rules of each obstacle prior to attempting it. Anyone who exhibits unsafe, inappropriate, or unsportsmanlike behavior may be ejected from the event and prohibited from finishing the course.