6.3 Assistance on the trail

 6.3.1 All teams may receive similar assistance of any type from officials stationed at designated points along the trail as authorized by the Race Marshal.  
     
 6.3.2 Only in case of a loose team or a team which is in clear and present danger to itself, to other teams or to persons, are officials and spectators allowed to take immediate action to secure the safety of the team.  
     
 6.3.3 In all other cases, officials shall only act upon request of the competitor for assistance, which is limited to controlling the dog(s) or to hold the bike or scooter. The competitor shall stop the team, clearly indicate which assistance is requested, and behave respectfully towards the officials.  
     
 6.3.4 Competitors running in the same heat may assist each other in any manner authorized by the Race Marshal.