Corral must be safe distance from spectators and only competing athletes, event judge and timer are permitted inside. Any unauthorized team mates crossing the barrier will result in a disqualification.
The course will be 10 meters (33 feet) long and shall terminate at the end by a pair of metal stakes.
The log length must be between 2.5 - 3.35 meters (8.2 - 11.2 ft). The diameter must be between 25.4 - 37 cm (10 - 14 in) for men and 19.8 - 30.8 cm (8 - 12 in) for women.
Each school is required to have a red pine hydro pole for the log deck, which must be de-barked.
The deck must be 45 inches high (+/-3 inches) and have a secure backstop and the ramp must be 3.05 meters (10ft) long. All must be secured properly. If rebuilding, deck needs to be built at 45 inches. The distance between the ramps (outside edge to outside edge), must be 2 feet less than the log length.
Only two (2) peavies/cant hooks can be used by each team and must be handed off to the next pair.
Each competitor must use a peavey / cant hook to roll the log.
Log must be resting in cradles on top of the deck prior to starting the event.
The Event Judge must confirm safety rules are being adhered to prior to each team starting the event. The event will not begin if there is missing safety gear.
The starting signal is: Timers ready, Competitors ready, 3-2-1-GO.
Starting prior to GO will result in a disqualification.
Three (3) pairs of competitors must navigate log from the Deck, down the ramp to the course and then return the log back to the starting position using only peavies / cant hooks.
Log must hit 2 pins at the end of the course, the pins, don’t have to be touched at the same time.
No deliberate body contact with the log is allowed and all efforts must be made to keep the log in motion while on the rails. Competitors may cross haul or bump the log to stay on course keeping in mind no competitive advantage is gained.
The log must not be pulled up the ramp backwards by "dragging" or it will result in disqualification.
If a log leaves the course, it must be returned by the competitors only.
Time will stop when the last pair returns the log to the cradles at the top of the Deck.
The event has a ten (10) minute time limit. If a team exceeds 10 minutes, the event will be stopped and the result will be recorded as a disqualification.