These distances are a minimum, it is usual that the actual distance is 3 to 15 km more. However, the time limit is not altered regarding the actual distance and remains as listed above. A brevet is not a race; completion is a personal achievement and results are never listed in order of time of completion. Upon successful completion of a brevet, riders receive a certificate and can purchase an ACP issued medal documenting their achievement.
A brevet as listed above is called a BRM (Brevet Randonneurs Mondiaux); successful completion of such a brevet counts for awards like Super Randonneur and KR5000. Each successful finisher accumulates points (1 point per 100 BRM kilometers) for the Korea Randonneurs organization and every year a list is published of all randonneuring organizations in the world, showing the ranking of each country with respect to the points accumulated. Apart from the BRM, there are "super randonnees", brevets of 1200 km and more.
Korea Randonneurs organizes each year a 1200 km brevet, for which a time limit of 90 to 92 hours is applied, depending on the actual distance.
In order to obtain a proof that a rider has finished a brevet along the prescribed route, controls (checkpoints) are established, typically 60 to 100 km apart, but so that the most logical way between controls is via the prescribed route. Controls are needed to prove that the rider did not take a shortcut.
The rider has a brevet card, which must be stamped and signed (and time marked) at the start, finish and at each control. In most cases a control is a convenience store, the store clerk provides the stamp and signature.