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Rules & Regulations of 2018 Guangzhou Marathon
date:2018-06-23

1. HOST

Chinese Athletic Association (CAA)

Guangzhou Municipal People's Government

2. ORGANIZER

Administration of Sports of Guangzhou Municipality

Yuexiu District People's Government

Haizhu District People's Government

Liwan District People's Government

Tianhe District People's Government

Guangzhou Sports Competitions Centre

Guangzhou Athletics Association (GAA)

3. CO-ORGANIZER

China Sports Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Group

Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center

4. PROMOTER

China Olympic Road Running Co., Ltd.

5. RACE DATE AND LOCATION

1) Race date: December 9th, 2018 (Sunday)

2) Location: Guangzhou

6. EVENT: Marathon (42.195KM), Half Marathon (21.0975KM)

7. START TIME: 7:30 a.m. December 9th, 2018

8. RACE COURSE

1) MARATHON

South Square of Tianhe Sport Center (Start) → Tianhe Rd. (Eastwards) → Tiyudong Rd. (Southwards) → Xiancun Rd. (Southwards) → Linjiang Ave (Eastwards) →  U turn at financial city relief way of Linjiang Ave → Linjiang Ave (Westwards) → Liede Ave → U turn at the top of Huacheng Ave Tunnel → Liede Bridge → West No.2 Rd. (Eastwards) → Yuejiang Rd. (Eastwards) → U turn at the intersection of Yuejiang Rd. and Huizhanzhong Rd. → Yuejiang Rd. (Westwards) → Binjiangdong Rd. → U turn at Binjiang Rd. → Binjiang Rd. → Yiyuan Rd. → Yizhou Rd. → Binjiang Rd. (Westwards) → Hongde Rd. (Southwards) → Renmin Bridge → Yanjiang Rd. (Eastwards)  → Datong Rd. (Eastwards)  → Tanyue Street  → Qingbo Rd. → Haixinsha → Haixinsha Brigde No.1 → Linjiang Ave → Huacheng Square (Finish)

2) HALF MARATHON

South Square of Tianhe Sport Center (Start) → Tianhe Rd. (Eastwards) → Tiyudong Rd. (Southwards) → Xiancun Rd. (Southwards) → Linjiang Ave (Eastwards) →  U turn at financial city of Linjiang Ave → Linjiang Ave (Westwards) → Liede Ave → U turn at the top of Huacheng Ave Tunnel → Liede Bridge → West No.2 Rd. (Eastwards) → Yuejiang Rd. (Eastwards) → U turn at the intersection of Yuejiang Rd. and Huizhanzhong Rd. → Yuejiang Rd. (Westwards) → U turn at the turn-back position of Yuejiang Rd. → Pazhou International Exhibition Center (Finish)

9. RULES OF COMPETITION

1) Race shall comply with the latest CAA consented Rules and Regulations of IAAF, and Guangzhou Marathon 2018.

2) Roll-Call

Participants shall register in the specific areas at the Start (South Square of Tianhe Sport Center) 60 minutes prior to the race start with properly worn race bibs on chest. Elite athletes shall arrive at the designated roll-call area 40 minutes prior to the race start with original personal IDs or Passports.

3) Starting Order

In the sequence of elite athletes, marathon (divided in separate zones) and half marathon, with 10 meters in-between.

4) Start

The race start at 7:30 a.m.

5) Timing Method

Chip timing service will be provided to all participants. Chips will be activated at the point the participants cross the start line. Timing carpets are placed at the start line, every 5KM point, half point (21.0975KM), turning points and the finish line. Participants shall run through every timing carpet during the race. Those who finish within the cutoff time but without complete record from all timing points will not be qualified for final ranking. Timing chips are released with bibs at Guangzhou Marathon Expo. No deposit is required.

6) Cut-Off Time

In order to provide an orderly organized race, Cut-Off Time is set for each section of the course. Timing carpets at each Cut-Off Point stop working at the Cut-Off Time in sequence, and the section of the course will be re-opened to the public traffic. Those who are unable to complete the respective distance by the Cut-Off Time shall stop racing and leave the course, in case of any dangers. Those who drop out of the race can take event vehicle or take public transportation to the Finish. Chart of Cut-Off Time can be seen as below:

Please refer to the following Cut-Off Time (Starts from 7:30):

Cut-Off Point

Length of Time

Cut-Off Time

5KM

1 hr 15 min

8:45

10KM

1 hr 45 min

9:15

15KM

2 hr 15 min

9:45

20KM

3 hr

10:30

Half Marathon

3 hr 15 min

10:45

25KM

3 hr 40 min

11:10

30KM

4 hr 25 min

11:55

35KM

5 hr 10 min

12:40

40KM

5 hr55 min

13:25

Marathon

6 hr 15 min

13:45

 

7) Baggage Deposit and Collection

Participants shall deposit personal belongings by the order of bib number at designated area. After finishing the race, participants shall go to respective area for collection. Please do not put valuables in your deposit bags (such as mobile phone, IDs, cash, keys, credit cards, iPads, etc.). Participants are solely responsible for the damage or loss of personal valuables/belongings.  Service of baggage deposit on race day will be closed 15 minutes prior to the race start. Please plan your time accordingly. Baggage collection will be available by 14:45 (Half marathon by 12:00) on race day at designated areas. Those who are unable to collect the baggage by above-mentioned time can go to the organizing committee and claim storage bag within one week after the race day. After this one-week, all unclaimed baggage will be disposed by organizing committee.

8) Water, Energy Drink and Refreshments Stations

Energy Drinks will be placed from the Start and every 5KM along the course. One Water/Sponge Station will be allocated between two neighboring Energy Drink Stations.

Refreshment Stations will be allocated at the point of 12.5KM, 17.5KM, 22.5KM, 27.5KM, 32.5KM, 35KM, 37.5 KM and finish lines.

 

Station Point

Water/ Sponge

Energy Drink/Water

Refreshment

5KM



7.5 KM



10 KM



12.5 KM


15 KM



17.5 KM


20 KM



22.5 KM


25 KM



27.5 KM


30 KM



32.5 KM


35 KM


37.5 KM


40 KM



 

9) Temporary Toilets and Environmental Protection

Temporary toilets are settled at start area, en-route (each 1KM along the race course from 2KM point to 5KM point, and each 2.5KM from 7.5KM point to 40KM point) and finish area. All participants are responsible for environmental protection and cannot litter any wrapping paper, bottles and trash.

10) Medical Aid

Medical aid stations will be set at the start area, each 2.5KM after 5KM and the finish area. On-site medical staff reserve the right to remove a participant from the race out of the best interest of the participant’s health and welfare. Participants should stop racing if ordered to do so by official personnel. Otherwise, participants are responsible for any medical expense incurred.

AED first aid service will be provided along the race course.

Medical aid volunteers will serve at medical aid stations, assisting in medical aid and maintaining race order. Participants can ask help from these volunteers when needed.

11) Doping Control 

Doping Control will be conducted according to the CAA regulations and Rules and Regulations of IAAF.

12) Please refer to the Official Program for other matters relate to the race competition.

10. REGISTRATION

1) Age Requirements

·For Marathon, participants shall be at least 20 years old (born before December 31st, 1998).

·For Half Marathon, participants shall be at least 16 years old (born before December 31st, 2002).

*Notes:

(1) For participants who aged under 18, his/her guardian, custodian, or legal representative shall fully understand and consent with the Runner Declaration by signing the document.

(2) For participants who aged over 70, his/her relatives shall fully understand and consent with the Runner Declaration by signing the document.

2) Physical Condition Requirements

Marathon is an athletic sport of high load and great intensity over long distances. It is also a high risk athletic sport which has high physical demands on participants. Those who wish to participant in Marathon race shall be in healthy condition, have experience in running and have completed training with distance over half-marathon. Anyone who has any of the following health issues is not recommended to participate:

(1) Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease;

(2) Hypertension and cerebrovascular disease;

(3) Myocarditis and other heart diseases;

(4) Coronary artery disease and server irregular heartbeat;

(5) Diabetes;

(6) Having cold symptoms two weeks prior to the race;

(7) Other diseases that is not suitable for sports;

(8) Pregnancy.

All participants shall be liable for personal injury and property loss caused by personal health condition or other personal reasons during the event. Before the entry, participants are advised to have physical check-up (including electrocardiographic examination) in qualified medical institutions, and make a self-evaluation to confirm if the physical condition is suitable for the event of their choice.

*Statement: The setting of the courses, Water/Sponge station and mobile toilets are not appropriate for users with wheelchair, baby carriage, roller skate etc. The organizing committee reserves the right to disqualify in order to fully protect your safety. In addition, racing wheelchair group is not set in this race, so the result will not be acknowledged if racing wheelchair compete.

3) Registration and Payment

(1) Race Capacity: 30,000 entries. For Marathon, the capacity is limited to 20,000, and for Half Marathon, it is 10,000.

(2) Registration and payment can be completed at the official website of Guangzhou Marathon. Details can be found at Registration Notice released at the official website.

(3) Successful entrants will be notified to check personal race number at the official website.

(4) Race baggage pick-up: successful entrants shall go to the Guangzhou Marathon Expo 2018 to pick up personal race baggage. Details will be released prior to the race at the official website.

Registration Fee: 30 USD/person.

Registration fee is not refundable once the registration is successful and confirmed by the organizing committee.

11. AWARD METHOD

1) Marathon

(1) Ranking Prize

Top eight male and female runners (ranked by gun time) will be awarded with the following bonus respectively (a 20% income tax will be levied). For Chinese runner, equivalent amount of CNY will be given.

(in U.S. dollars)

 

Male

Female

Rank

Bonus (USD)

Time

Rank

Bonus (USD)

Time

1st

40000

Including and within 2:09:30

1st

40000

Including and within 2:26:00

20000

Beyond 2:09:30

20000

Beyond 2:26:00

2nd

15000

2nd

15000

3rd

10000

3rd

10000

4th

5000

4th

5000

5th

3500

5th

3500

6th

3000

6th

3000

7th

2500

7th

2500

8th

2000

8th

2000

*Note:

a. The bonuses will be transferred to the male and female Marathon winners after their results are publicized and they pass the doping test. 

b. Each of the top three male and female Marathon runners will be awarded with one trophy and one medal.

c. The runners who finish the race before the Cut-Off Time will be awarded with Post-Race Package and finishing medals.

(2) Awards For Breaking The Race Record (A 20% income tax will be levied)

a. Marathon Male

The runner whose racing time is within 2:10:01 (NOT including 2:10:01) and who ranks as the first place of the race will be awarded with US$10000;

b. Marathon Female

The runner whose racing time is within 2:25:12 (NOT including 2:25:12) and who ranks as the first place of the race will be awarded with US$10000.

c. Special Award For Chinese Runners (ranked by gun time)

The first male and the first female Chinese Marathon runners will be awarded with a special award of 30000RMB (a 20% income tax will be levied).

Each of top three male and female Chinese runners will be awarded with one trophy.

2) Half Marathon

The top eight male and female runners (ranked by net time) will be awarded with the following bonus respectively (a 20% income tax will be levied). For Chinese runner, equivalent amount of CNY will be given.

(in U.S. dollars)

 

Male

Female

Rank

Bonus (USD)

Rank

Bonus (USD)

1st

1500

1st

1500

2nd

900

2nd

900

3rd

800

3rd

800

4th

700

4th

700

5th

650

5th

650

6th

600

6th

600

7th

550

7th

550

8th

500

8th

500

*Note:

a. The bonuses will be transferred to the male and female Half Marathon winners after their results are publicized and they pass the doping test.

b. Each of the top three male and female Half Marathon runners will be awarded with one trophy and one medal.

c. The runners who finish the race before the Cut-Off Time will be awarded with Post-Race Package and finishing medals.

d. Others

Each eligible runner will be granted with a racing T-shirt, a set of bids and a kitbag.

12. PUNISHMENTS

Video recording are monitoring on the entire race course. Participants will be punished as disqualification from the race immediately, barred for race for 1-2 years, barred for life and Chinese Athletic Association may put additional punishments if runners committed any of the followings:

(1) Misrepresentation on age when registration;

(2) Racing with two or more than two timing chips (including one participants carrying timing chip of the other gender);

(3) Racing in relay;

(4) Not following the start order and start at non-designated area;

(5) Against the rules when starting;

(6) Continuing racing after cutoff time or re-enter the course after dropping out of the race;

(7) Not racing along the course. Shortcut or taking public transportation;

(8) Crossing the finish line repeatedly or not completing the whole distance but crossing the finish line to get finisher medal;

(9) Forging bib number or using bib number of other races with timing chip of this race to finish;

(10) Not following with staff order. Rioters who disturbing the race order;

(11) Uncivil behavior;

(12) Other behaviors against the rules.

Consequences arising during the race from enrolling by misrepresentation or transferring entry to another person, both parties will be banned from Guangzhou Marathon race for life.

13. INSURANCE

Insurance will be provided to all participants and race relatives. Please read Specifications of Life Accident Insurance available at the official website of Guangzhou Marathon prior to the race.

14. CONTACT INFORMATION

Organizing Committee for Guangzhou Marathon

Tel: 020-85586892、020-85586873,

Office hours: 09:00-12:00 & 14:00-17:30 (Monday - Friday)

Official website: www.guangzhou-marathon.com

E-mail: oc@guangzhou-marathon.com

15. Please acknowledge further notices for unmentioned matters.

16. The Organizing Committee for Guangzhou Marathon reserves the rights to interpret the regulations.

 


HOSTS & ORGANIZERS

HOST

Chinese Athletic Association (CAA)

Guangzhou Municipal People's Government

ORGANIZER

Administration of Sports of Guangzhou Municipality

Yuexiu District People's Government

Haizhu District People's Government

Liwan District People's Government

Tianhe District People's Government

Guangzhou Sports Competitions Centre

Guangzhou Athletics Association (GAA)

CO-ORGANIZER

China Sports Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Group

Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center

PROMOTER

China Olympic Road Running Co., Ltd.



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