Rules and Regulations

Competition Regulations of 2017 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 Municipality Government


   4. OPERATING UNIT

 Jiangsu Fountask Sports Technology Co., Ltd.


   5. RACE DATE AND PLACE

1) Race date: Sunday 07:30 October 15, 2017

2) Place: Nanjing.


   6. EVENT

 Marathon (42.195 KM)

 Half-Marathon (21.0975 KM)

   Mini Jogging


   7. DIVISIONS

   Male and Female Marathon

   Male and Female Half-Marathon

   Team Competition

   Male and Female Mini Jogging


   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——LongpanRoad(crossing)——Lakeside Road——The Ten-Mile long Beach——500 meters to Couple Park

3) Mini Marathon

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

 

   9.Rules of competition

  1) The competition will follow the latest track-and-field competition rules approved by the CAA.

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 registered athletes, running guide, common participants(marathon, half-marathon) and mini marathon. The starting lines of various events are 10m away from the formation ahead.

4) 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.

   5) Timing Method:

1. Induction timing method is employed in the individual competitions of marathon and half marathon. Induction timing chip starts timing when participants pass through the starting line.

2. The top 10 participants(including the 10th place) are subject to gunshots result, the other participants’ ranking will be based on the result of timing chips.

3. In addition to the start point, turning point and finish point, timing mats are set every 5km along the race route. During the race, participants should pass all the timing mats on the ground. Participants failing to be recorded by any one of the timing mats will not be ranked even though they have finished the race within the closing time.

4. Timing chips and participation bracelets will be released together with the bib numbers at the place of claiming participation bags (bracelets should be worn on the spot). No deposit will be charged for chips and bracelets, and no recovery needed.

   5. Cut-off Distance 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 finish line. Chart of Cut-off time can be seen as below: 

   Cut-off Time is calculated based on natural time.

Events

Cut-off Point

Duration

Cut-off Point

Mini Marathon

5KM

1h

8:30

Half Marathon

5KM

1h

8:30

10KM

1.5h

9:00

21.0975KM

3h

10:30

Marathon

30KM

4.25h

11:45

35KM

5h

12:30

42.195KM

6h

13:30

Attention: As roads are used as courses for the race, participants are required to quit the race and evacuate nearby or get on the escort coach after the course (i.e. road) opens to traffic upon the expiration of corresponding cut-off time. Participants who disregard any warning and refuse to quit the course should bear the sole responsibility for their own safety. In a special case, the organizing committee may advance the cut-off time and participants should follow the direction.  

7. The organizing committee will not provide mini marathon runners with deposit service. Marathon and half marathon runners should store their belongings in designated area of start point by their race numbers, and then collect their belongings with the same number in designated area at finish point. Valuables (such as mobile phones, valid certificates, cash, various keys, credit cards and iPads, etc.) should not be kept in bags.

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 by 14:30 and for half marathon runners by 11:30 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 one week after the race day. After one week, all unclaimed baggage will be disposed by the organizing committee. 

   8. Water, Energy Drink and Refreshments stations: 

Event

Station   Point (KM)

Water

Water/Beverage

Refreshments

 

 

Marathon

Half   Marathon

5



7.5



10



12.5



15


17.5


20



21.0975(Half Marathon Finish)


22.5



25


27.5



30



32.5


35


37.5


40



42.195


   In addition to the start point and finish point, the organizing committee will install portable toilets at 2.5km, 5km and every 5km along the section of 5km to 40 km.

   9. The energy drink tables in the energy drink stations are arranged in order:Tables for athletes' own drinks (red), Energy drink table (blue) and mineral water table (white) prepared by the Organizing Committee. The tables in drink / use water station are arranged in order:tables for absorbent sponge blocks(yellow),tables for mineral water (white). Absorbent sponge blocks are placed in stainless steel or plastic pallets.

   10. Medical Aid

   1. Medical aid stations will be set at the start area, each 2.5KM after 5KM and the finish area.There will be a distinct mark 50 meters before each medical aid station.

   2. Ambulance and AED first aid service will be provided along the race course todisposal of emergency medical conditions timely.

   3. 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 regulations :Doping control will be conducted according to the IAAF regulations and Rules and Regulations of CAA.

   12. Special notes: Other matters relate to the race competition please refer to the Official Program.


 10. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT

  1) Age Requirements:

 1. All full marathon entrants shall be at least 20 years old by race day.

 2. All half marathon entrants shall be at least 16 years old by race day.

 Note: when a minor is under 18 years of age, his or her guardian or legal representative shall sign the declaration.

 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 participant in Marathon race shall be in healthy condition, Stick to long-distance running,The physical examination of the registered medical institution proves that the body is fit to take part in the competition. Anyone who has any of the following diseases are not recommended to participate in Nanjing marathon:

 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.diabetic patient with high or low blood sugar.

  6. Pregnant/Other diseases that is not suitable for sports.

   3) Each participant assumes full responsibility for his or her health and property loss as a result of personal fitness or other personal causes on race day.The Organizing Committee strongly recommends that participants go to a registered medical institution for physical examination and personal accident insurance.

   4) Registration Method

   1.Registration procedures are available on 2017 Nanjing Marathon website and app Mtsports. Applicants can sign up for the match by them.

   2.Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) registered athletics must sign up for 2017 Nanjing Marathon via official website of CAA.

   3.QualificationIn line with 2017 Nanjing Marathon competition requirements, anyone with legal identity and registered medical institutions physical examination is qualified regardless of nationality; 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 7, 2017 (including 2017 On August 7th).

   4.Number of Applicants: Marathon will run the scale of 7,000 people, half marathon 9,000 people, mini fitness 10,000 people and the public parent-child 2,000 people. Eligibility for entry will be adopted.

   5.Registration time: 12:00 on August 8, 2017 -17:00 on August 22, 1717

   6.Time for the sign: September 4, 2017

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

   8.The OC will inform the qualified applicants of their entry number.

   9.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.

   5)Registry Fee

   1.Domestic (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions) contestants: marathon 150 yuan per person; half marathon 120 yuan per person; mini fitness run 80 yuan per person;

   2.Overseas contestants: marathon 80 US dollars per person, half marathon 50 US dollars per person; mini fitness run 30 US dollars per person;

   3.The entry fee will not be refunded.

 

   11.Incentives

   Marathon

 1)Ranking Prize

 The prize for the 1st to 10th male and female athletes can see as follows:

 

Male

Female

Ranking

Bonus (RMB)

Requirements on performance

 

Ranking

Bonus (RMB)

Requirements on performance

1st

 

20000

Within 2:09:30 (not included)

1st

20000

Within 2:26:00 (not included)

10000

Within 2:09:30 (included)

10000

Within 2:26:00 (included)

2rd

 

9000

2rd

9000

 3rd

8000

3rd

8000

4th

7000

4th

7000

5th

6000

5th

6000

6th

5000

 6th

5000

7th

4000

7th

4000

8th

3000

8th

3000

9th

2000

9th

2000

  10th

1000

10th

1000

   Notes:

   (1) The athletes shall be rewarded as shows above at the official website of the tournament for 10 days, after confirming that there is no doping issue.

   (2) All of the above bonuses will be levied on personal income tax in accordance with the provisions of the Chinese Tax Law.

   (3) Prizes: the 1st to 3rd male and female athletes will be awarded a trophy and medal each.

   (4) 5 working days after the game, on the official website of Nanjing Marathon or mobile APP (Mtsports), participants who completed the marathon and receive the medal for the completion can download the certificate.

   2. World record award: $ 20,000 (only first).

   Note: All of the above bonuses will be levied on personal income tax in accordance with the provisions of the Chinese Tax Law.

 2) Half Marathon

 Top ten runners in Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon will be awarded as follows:

Men’s

Women’s

Ranking

Reward   (RMB)

Ranking

Reward   (RMB)

1st

5000

1st

5000

2nd

4000

2nd

4000

3rd

3000

3rd

3000

4th

2000

4th

2000

5th

1000

5th

1000

6th

800

6th

800

7th

700

7th

700

8th

600

8th

600

9th

500

9th

500

10th

400

10th

400

   Notes;

   (1Athletes will be awarded the aforesaid prizes. The result of winning athletes will be post on the official website for 10 days, prizes will be given with the confirmation of negative doping control result.

  (2)In accordance with China's tax law, individual income tax should be levied on all the aforesaid prizes.

  (3) Awards: Top three runners in Men’s and Women’s Half Marathon will be issued with a medal.

  (4) Any runner who completes the half marathon within 3 hours will be awarded a finishing medal. The certificate of result will be available for download on the official website of Nanjing Marathon and APP (mtsports) in 5 working days after the race.

   3) Mini Marathon

 Mini marathon runners will be neither scored nor ranked.

  4) Team Competition

After the race and calculation of results, the top 30 teams each one will be awarded plaque by the Organizing Committee.

  5)Marathon Championship

  Championship Award is according to 2017 national Mararthon Championship Series Competition implementation


   12. The Organizing Committee will implement video surveillance over the start point, the whole course and the finish point. In case any participant has committed any of the following offences 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 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 finish line repeatedly or crossing the finish line without completing the whole distance to get finishing articles and finishing medal;

  9) Forging bib number, using bib number of the race other than 2016 Nanjing Marathon, failing to wear bib number, or wearing a timing chip of the race other than2016 Nanjing Marathon to finish the race and get finishing articles and finishing medal;

  10) Altering, shielding or transferring the bib number (consequences arising during the race from registering with false information or transferring bib number to other person shall be borne by the person involved);

  11) Disobeying the guidance of working staff, disturbing the race, gathering a crowd to make troubles, or involving in fights;

  12)Finishing the race by wearing the chip other than the one issued by the Organizing Committee;

  13) Committing uncivilized behaviors and other behaviors against the rules and regulations.

  Any person who takes advantage of false information to qualify for the competition or transfers the number to others after registration shall be responsible for all the consequences of the competition.


   13. Technical Representatives, Technical Officials and Referees

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


   14. Insurance

  Sponsors of 2017 Nanjing Marathon purchases personal accident insurance for all participants and working staff. Please see the Personal Insurance Instructions at the official website of Nanjing Marathon before the race.


   15. Organizing Committee of 2017Nanjing Marathon

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

   2)Mail:service@nj-marathon.org

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

   4) Official APP: MTSPORTS

                                           

   These rules are subject to this release. All rights reserved by the Organizing Committee of 2017 Nanjing Marathon.

 

       The Organizing Committee of 2017 Nanjing Marathon