Rules and Regulations

Competition Regulations of 2018 Nanjing Marathon –National Marathon Championships (Nanjing Station)


1、Hosts

Chinese Athletics Association, Nanjing Municipal Government, Jiangsu Sports Administration

 

2、Organizer

Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Sports

 

3、Co-Organizer

Relevant Departments and Units of Nanjing Municipal Government

 

4、Operation Unit

Jiangsu Fountask Sports Technology Co., Ltd.

 

5、Race Date

Sunday, November 04, 2018 in Nanjing


6、Event

Marathon (42.195 KM), Half-Marathon (21.0975 KM),Mini Jogging (about 5 KM)


7、Race Time

07:30, November 04, 2018


8、 Race Route

(1)Marathon

East Gate of Nanjing Olympic Center (start)——Middle Jiangdong Road—— Mengdu Avenue——Fengtai South road——Yingtian Avenue—— Yuhua Road——Zhonghua Road——Baixia Road——Zhongshan South Road——Zhongshan Road——Changjiang Road——Middle Longpan Road——Zhongshan East Road——Zhongshan Gate Avenue——Mingling Road——Botanical Garden Road——Taiping Gate Road——Longpan Road(crossing)——Lakeside Road——Xuanwu Gate——Kunlun Road——Zhongyang Road——Xinmofan Street——Middle Mofan Road——Mofan West Road——Jiangdong North Road——Middle Jiangdong Road——Yingtian Avenue——Leshan Road——West Jingsha River Street——Middle Jiangdong Road——Hexi Avenue—— East Gate of Nanjing Olympic Center(Terminal)

 

(2)Half Marathon

East Gate of Nanjing Olympic Center (start)——Middle Jiangdong Road—— Mengdu Avenue——Fengtai South road——Yingtian Avenue—— Yuhua Road——Zhonghua Road——Baixia Road——Zhongshan South Road——Zhongshan Road——Changjiang Road——Middle Longpan Road——Zhongshan East Road——Zhongshan Gate Avenue——Mingling Road——Botanical Garden Road——Taiping Gate Road——Longpan Road(crossing)——Lakeside Road——The Ten-Mile long Beach——500 meters to Couple Park (Terminal)

 

(3)Mini Jogging

East Gate of Nanjing Olympic Center (start)——Middle Jiangdong Road ——Yingtian Avenue——Leshan Road——West Gate of Nanjing Olympic Center (Terminal )

 

9、Rules of competition

(1)Rules and regulation: The competition will follow the latest track-and-field competition rules approved by the CAA and regulation of 2018 edition of Nanjing Marathon.


(2)Roll-call: Common participants need to wear the bib number and participation bracelets within stipulated time and area for roll-call. Athletes need to bring registration cards for roll-call.


(3) Start Order: In the sequence of marathon (Elite athletes, registered athletes, “Go for the Olympics” athletes, common participants), half marathon, and mini jogging. The starting lines of various events are 10m away from the formation ahead.


(4)Start method: In the sequence of Elite athletes, registered athletes, “Go for the Olympics” athletes, common participants, (marathon, half marathon, and mini jogging). The starting lines of various events are 10m away from the formation ahead.


(5)Release of Start Signal: The competition adopts the method of releasing the start signal with a gun for start of all races at the same time.

(6)Timing Method

a、Induction timing method is employed in marathon and half marathon. Induction timing chip starts timing when participants pass through the starting line, mini jogging doesn’t employ induction timing method.

b、The timing carpets are provided at the starting line, every 5km point, the turning point and the finishing line. The runners must pass all the timing carpets during the race. A result that completes the race in closing time but lacks any time point will not rank.

c、Timing chips will be released together with the bib numbers at the place of claiming participation bags. No deposit will be charged for chips, and no recovery needed.

 

(7)Cut-off Location and Time

In order to ensure smooth progress of races and safety of participants, traffic control will be operated in different time periods at specific road section. After the cutoff time, timing carpet will stop working and public traffic in this section will be back to normal. Those who are unable to complete the respective distance by the cutoff 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 finishing line.

Cut-off Time is calculated based on natural time,Chart of Cut-off time can be seen as below:

(8)Storage(Special Attention)

Marathon and half marathon runners should store their belongings in designated area at starting point by their race numbers, and then collect their belongings with the same number in designated area at finishing point. The Organizing Committee will not provide Mini Jogging runners with deposit service.Valuables (such as mobile phones, valid certificates, cash, various keys, credit cards and iPads, electronic devices etc.) should not be kept in bags. In case of damage or loss, all consequences shall be borne by the contestant himself.

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 for marathon runners till 15:15 (for half marathon runners till 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 their baggage within 7 working days after the race day (Tel of Organizing Committee: 025-58835624). All expenses will be covered by contestant himself if he needs delivery service. All unclaimed baggage will be disposed by the Organizing Committee.

The Organizing Committee will not be responsible for the loss of the clothing if the clothes are not stored at the time, place and manner specified by the Organizing Committee.


(9)Water, Energy Drink and Refreshments stations:

(10)Medical Aid

a、Medical aid stations will be set at the start area, along the route (5KM, 7.5KM, 10KM, 12.5KM, 15KM, 17.5KM, 20KM, 22.5KM, 25KM, 27.5KM, 30KM, 32KM, 35KM, 36KM, 38KM, 39.5KM, 41KM) and the finishing area. There will be a distinct mark 50 meters before each medical aid station.

b、Ambulance and AED first aid service will be provided along the race course to disposal of emergency medical conditions timely.

c、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.

d、During the race, if a contestant loses consciousness, he/she will automatically entrust the Organizing Committee's medical staff and first aid volunteers to perform first aid by all means, including but not limited to CPR, AED external defibrillation and renting vehicle transport. The legal liability arising from and the accompanying expenses shall be borne by the contestant himself, and no legal or financial responsibility shall be held against the medical personnel and first aid volunteers involved in the rescue.


(11)Toilets: The Organizing Committee will set up mobile toilets at the starting point, along the route of the race (every 2KM one toilet from 2KM to 10KM, every 2.5KM one toilet from 10KM to 40KM) and at the end of each event.


(12)Sprinkler Station: The Organizing Committee will set up temporary sprinkling equipment around 25KM, 30KM, 34KM, 38KM and 39.5KM.


(13)The race will carry out doping control in accordance with the relevant regulations.

 

(14)Please refer to the race guidelines for other specific requirements and arrangements. 


10、Registration Requirements

(1)Age Requirements

a、All full marathon entrants shall be at least 20 years old by race day (born before December 31, 1998).

b、All half marathon entrants shall be at least 16 years old by race day (born before December 31, 2002).

In the event that a minor under 18 years is enrolled to participate in the race, the minor and his/her guardian or legal representative are required to attend the Marathon Exposition before the race, and the declaration of “agree to participate the race” shall be signed by the guardian or legal representative on the site before he is allowed to take the competition bag and participate in the race.


(2)Physical requirement:

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 participate in Marathon race shall be in healthy condition, stick to long-distance running. Runners can choose marathon, half marathon, mini jogging according to their physical condition and practical ability. Anyone who has any of the following diseases are not recommended to participate in Nanjing Marathon:

a. Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease;

b. Hypertension and cerebrovascular disease;

c. Myocarditis and other heart diseases;

d. Coronary artery disease and server irregular heartbeat;

e. Diabetic patient with high or low blood sugar;

f. Had a cold within two weeks before the race;

g. Other diseases that is not suitable for sports.

h. Pregnant women.


(3)Registration Method

a.Registration procedures are available on 2018 Nanjing Marathon official website and App Mtsports. Applicants can sign up for the match by them.

b.Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) registered athletics must sign up for 2018 Nanjing Marathon via official website of CAA.

c.Qualification:In line with 2018 Nanjing Marathon competition requirements, anyone with legal identity, regardless of nationality and passed the physical examination in registered medical institutions; The Marathon or the half-marathon project will be available for those who took part in and completed CAA registered Marathons or the Marathons for Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan or foreign regions during January 1, 2016 (including January 1, 2016) to August 1, 2018 (including August 1, 2018). The runners who haven’t completed CAA registered Marathons or the Marathons for Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan or foreign regions during January 1, 2016 (including January 1, 2016) to August 1, 2018 (including August 1, 2018) can only register half marathon and mini jogging.

d. Number of Applicants: The scale of 10,000 people for marathon, half marathon 8,000 people and mini jogging 10,000 people. Draw of lots will be adopted.

e. Registration time: 10:00 on August 22, 2018 -17:00 on September 10, 2018.

f. Time to publish the draw: September 20, 2018.

g.Please refer to Application Notes for detailed registration method, procedure and application for entry.

h. After the registration, the Organizing Committee will assign the bib number. After the completion of the assignment, the participant can log on the official website of the 2018 Nanjing Marathon or the APP “Mtsports”.

i. Items of entry: Qualified applicants please go to the Organizing Committee designated place to receive entries. The specific time and place will be released before the event on the official website.


(4)The free draw method

a. According to <Measures for the implementation of grade assessment for public racers of marathon and related sports in China>,released by Chinese athletics association on June 1st ,2016: from January 1st 2016 to July 1st 2018, the players that have finished personal marathons with a elite result in the ‘class A tournament events certified by the Chinese athletics association could be free of the draw and obtain qualification. (The result data available on ‘China marathon information platform’ shall prevail.)

 

Elite marathon players performance criteria are as follows:

 

Elite half marathon players performance criteria are as follows:    

b.On the premise of corresponding to the qualification for the 2018 Nanjing Marathon, all marathon runners who have participated in 2015, 2016 and 2017 Nanjing Marathon for three consecutive years and have completed the marathon, if they continue to sign up for the Nanjing Marathon in 2018, they will be free of the draw and directly obtain the qualification.

c. The number of participants for elite athletes, official racers, sponsors, cooperative partner and official media is allocated by the Organizing Committee.


(5)Registration Fee

a. Domestic (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions) runners: Marathon 150 Yuan per person; Half Marathon 120 Yuan per person; Mini Jogging 80 Yuan per person;

b.Overseas runners: Marathon 80 US dollars per person, Half Marathon 50 US dollars per person; Mini Jogging 30 US dollars per person;

c.The Organizing Committee has the right to decide whether to accept the application or not according to the application situation. When all registered runners do the pre-registration, registration fees are collected uniformly. If one loses the draw, he will get the registration fees back in the way he has paid the money. The registration fees will not be refunded to any runner who has been confirmed as qualified by the Organizing Committee. After successful registration, the event type cannot be changed.

 

11、Ranking Prize

(1)The prize for marathon runners is as follows (the top eight runners are ranked by the result of gunshots). Monetary unit: US dollars.

(2)The prize for Half Marathon runners is as follows (the top eight runners are ranked by the result of gunshots). Monetary unit: US dollars.



(3)All the above awards shall be paid in accordance with the higher standards and shall not be paid repeatedly.


(4)Record breaking award (by gunshot result)

a.Chinese runners only. If one male runner could break the current record in China marathon information platform (2014-2017) of 2:13:37 (by Yang Dinghong in 2017 Wuxi Marathon), he will be rewarded 20000 Yuan (only for the first place). The one female runner could break the current record in China marathon information platform of 2:30:26 (by He Yinli in 2017 Wuxi Marathon), will be rewarded 20000 Yuan (only for the first place).

b. Applicable to Chinese runners and foreign runners. World record award (male, female) will be awarded $20,000 (only for the first place).

Note: The record breaking award and the ranking bonus will be paid in total.


    (5)In accordance with the tax law of the People's Republic of China, 20% personal income tax shall be levied on all the above awards. After the results of all award-winning players has been published 10 days on the official website of the competition and confirmed that there is no doping problem, the prize money will be released. If a problem is found in the doping test, the ranking and bonus will be canceled, and the following ranking will not change.


    (6)The Organizing Committee provides all runners with their uniforms, pocket bags, bib numbers, chips and handbooks.


    (7)The runners who finish the course of marathon and half marathon according to the regulations within the closing time could get the finishing items and medals with the bib numbers.


    (8)The full/half marathon runners who finish the race according to the regulations within the closing time could login the official website 24 hours after the end of the race for query results and certificate printing, including the segmented point result, gunshot result, net time result and so on. If one do not have a result for any of the sensor timing points, he will not be ranked.

 

12、Punishment Measures

The Organizing Committee will implement video surveillance over the starting line, the whole course and the finishing line. In case any participant has committed any of the following offence at any time during the race, the Organizing Committee will disqualify such participant from the race, order a one-or-two-year suspension or a lifetime ban according to the seriousness of the case, and report to Chinese Athletic Association for additional punishment:

(1)Registering with false identity or false age;

(2)Racing with other’s chip or racing with two or more than two chips per person (including the possibility of a male participant wearing the timing chip of a female participant);

(3)Completing the race in relays;

(4)Failing to follow the start order or failing to start in the designated area;

 (5)Breaching the rules at the starting line;

(6)Continuing racing after cut-off time or re-entering the course after dropping out of the race;
       (7)Failing to finish the race along the given route, taking a shortcut or hitching a ride;
       (8)Crossing the finishing line repeatedly, crossing the finish line without completing the whole distance, and using the bib number of other events or previous Nanjing Marathon or without bib number and chip of this competition to get finishing items and finishing medal;
       (9)Altering, shielding or transferring the bib number;
       (10)Disobeying the guidance of working staff, disturbing the race, gathering a crowd to make troubles, or involving in fights;
       (11)Committing uncivilized behaviors (Such as spitting on the floor, littering, etc.);
       (12)Other behaviors against the rules and regulations.

  Any person who takes advantage of false information to qualify for the competition or transfers the bib number to others after registration shall be responsible for all the consequences of the competition once confirmed by the Organizing Committee. At the same time, the Organizing Committee will impose a lifetime ban for Nanjing Marathon on the transferer and the transferee.

 

13、Technical delegates, Technical Officials and Referees

 

The technical officials, technical delegates and referees will be appointed by Chinese Athletics Association, Sports Administration of Jiangsu Province and Sports Bureau of Nanjing.


14、Insurance

2018 Nanjing Marathon purchases personal accident insurance for all participants and working staff. The policy is subject to the registration information. Any incorrect registration information will lead to the failure of insurance coverage. Those persons need to take their own risk. Please see the Personal Insurance Instructions at the official website of Nanjing Marathon before the race. 


15、Organizing Committee of 2018 Nanjing Marathon

(1)Tel.: 025-58835624 (Working hour: 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-17:30 From Mon. to Fri.)

(2)Email:service@nj-marathon.org

(3)Official Website: www.nj-marathon.org.

(4)Official APP: MTSPORTS


16、Anything not covered will be notified later.

 

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