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2018 Guangzhou Marathon Registration Notice
date:2018-06-27

1. RACE INFORMATION

(1) Race Date: Sunday, December 9 , 2018

(2) Event: Marathon (42.195KM)

                 Half Marathon (21.0975KM)

(3) Maximum Number of Entrants:

Marathon: 20,000 runners

Half Marathon: 10,000 runners

(Including 200 places for Public Welfare Entry, 100 places for Charity Entry)

(4) Start Time: 7:30 a.m.

(5) Race Course:

Start point: South Square of Tianhe Sports Center

Finish point(Marathon): Huacheng Square

Finishpoint(Half Marathon):

North Square of Pazhou International Exhibition Center

Course goes through Tianhe District, Haizhu District, Liwan District, and Yuexiu District.

2. REGISTRATION INFORMATION

(1) Registration Period

The entry system will open at 10:00 a.m. on June 30 and close at 10:00 a.m. on July 30.

When the maximum number of entries is exceeded, participants will be chosen by lottery. The scheduled time for the announcement of the lottery results is in late August.

(2) Age Requirement

Marathon: over 20 years old (born before December 31, 1998).

Half Marathon: over 16 years old (born before December 31, 2002).

(3)Participants Eligibility

(a) General Participants

Runners who have the experience of finishing Half Marathon or Marathon in the past 2 years are qualified for registration.

*The certificate of online marathon is not acceptable.

(b) Loyal Runners and Elite Runners

Loyal Runners: Runners who have participated in any race events of Guangzhou Marathon for SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS (from 2012-2017) will be accepted directly to enter the 2018 Guangzhou Marathon.

Elite Runners: Runners who reached below qualified time in any edition of Guangzhou Marathon from 2012-2017 will be accepted directly to enter the 2018 Guangzhou Marathon.

Marathon: Males (including and within 3:30:00), Females (including and within 3:50:00);

Half Marathon: Males (including and within 1:30:00), Females (including and within 1:50:00).

Loyal Runners and Elite Runners must complete the registration on the website. If the runner fails to do so within the time limit, it shall be deemed as one who voluntarily gives up.

(4) Registration Fee:30 USD/Person

Public Welfare and Charity Entry Registration Fee:2000 RMB/Person

(5) Payment Methods: Alipay or PayPal

(6) Registration Method: Log on the Guangzhou Marathon official website www.guangzhou-marathon.com and follow the instructions online.

3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

(1) The entry fee will not be refunded after registration. For the safety of the runners, the race registration is not transferable for any reason and race number (BIB) cannot be transferred / sold to other parties.

(2) All entrants MUST provide valid and correct information for the race registration, otherwise you would be failed on the registration and disqualified for the race. 

(3) The lottery results will be informed by e-mail. The event organizer will not be liable to any detriments caused by undelivered e-mails, due to PC malfunctions, e-mail refusal setting, wrong e-mail address, security software settings and so forth. Please log on the official website timely to check your status of an entry or result of a lottery.

(4) Applicants who fail to pay their entry fee by the designated date will have their entries cancelled automatically and will not be allowed to participate in the race.

(5) In case that there are any vacancies, secondary lottery may be held.

(6) The Charity Entry is limited and will be designated by a first come, first serve basis.

(7) Any promotional material (except for official sponsors’ goods), including but not limited to flags, scrolls, balloons, models, etc., are strictly prohibited throughout the event. Anyone who disregards this rule will be disqualified and removed from the event.

(8) 200 Marathon entry places of 2018 Beijing Marathon will be decided by lottery from Marathon registration pool of the 2018 Guangzhou Marathon (100 from eligible participants pool, and 100 from other participants pool).Selected participants shall meet the qualification of 2018 Beijing Marathon and be already successfully submitted registration form to 2018 Beijing Marathon. This participants need to access to Beijing Marathon official website for paying the registration fee. Participants who fail to pay the entry fee by the designated date will have their entries cancelled automatically. Entrants list will be announced on Beijing Marathon and Guangzhou Marathon official websites.

(9) For Inquiries

E-mail: oc@guangzhou-marathon.com

Tel: 020-85586892; 020-85586873

Office hours: 9:00-11:30, 13:00-17:30 (Monday - Friday, except public holidays)

 

Guangzhou Marathon Organizing Committee 

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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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