In a Club Run participants are:
1. Encouraged to purchase and use small portable UHF CB radios, and set them to channel 18. Quite often, participants become separated from the group due to traffic lights, dense traffic etc – and it can become quite difficult if the member is not sure of how to get to the nominated destination. These radios are relatively inexpensive, and have ranges varying from around 1 to 3 kilometers. They are invaluable to stay in touch with the group, to keep informed about what is going on, and to let the group know if you have become separated or broken down.
2. To ensure that their vehicle has adequate fuel to reach the destination or the next planned fuel stop. Refuelling the vehicle should be done before refueling yourself! Runs will not be held-up for those vehicles needing last-minute fuel – particularly when there has been an ample opportunity to fill-up.
3. Urged to keep together wherever possible – particularly in built-up areas. This will minimise the necessity of continually stopping to regroup. It is realised that keeping together in built-up areas can be difficult, but often those caught at lights will catch-up to those in front as they themselves are slowed by lights.
4. Not permitted to overtake the designated Run Leader. However participants may move about within the group, overtaking when safe and legal.
5. Encouraged to remain with the group until the agreed dispersal point at the end of the event.
6. If nominated as Run Leader, to drive at the speed limit whenever possible. In some cases the Run Leader may need to pull the group over to allow those left behind to catch up. Driving below the speed limit can cause frustration with other motorists, and driving over the limit is illegal.
7. Should pull over to the side of the road safely, if mechanical problems cause their car to break down. Other participants of the run should pull over as well. The Run Leader, if unaware of what has happened behind, should be advised of this by UHF CB radio. The Run Leader should bring all the other participants back to the group at the side of the road, and stay there until a plan of action has been agreed which will not leave the broken down participant stranded.
8. If nominated as Run Follower, remain at the end of the group, keeping the Run Leader informed of hold ups, break downs and anything else that may cause the group to split. Stay with a broken down participant until the run group has returned and a plan of action has been agreed that will not leave the broken down vehicle stranded.
9. If the run size is large, the Run Leader should break the Run down into smaller groups, and assign a Run Leader and Run Follower to each new group. It is recommended that each group be comprised of similar model vehicles.