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Marathon - Regulation

1. ORGANIZERS. DATE AND SCHEDULE.

This Marathon is promoted and organized by a comittee that comprises the Town Hall of Murcia, the Athlete Federation of Región de Murcia and the club Murcia Challenge.  The race course is completely set in an urban circuit. The race will take place on Sunday, February 07, 2021 (07/02/2021), along with the Half Marathon and 10km race. Starting time will be at 9:00 pm.

Marathon and Half Marathon distances are officially approved by Federación Española de Atletismo.

 

2. PARTICIPANTS

The race is open to any participant above the Spanish legal age of 18th on the day of the race, with no distinction of gender or nationality whether associated in any federation or not.

Each participant takes part in the race under their own responsibility and declares they have the physical and mental health conditions required to face the race and that they have adequately prepared for the event through training and other means.

The organization will not be liable for any responsibility due to lack of preparation or physical conditions that may end in any physical problem or injury not covered by the insurance companies.

Participants authorise the Organisers to use photographs, videos, and any other kind of audio-visual material on me for advertising purposes. I accept publication of my name in the race classification, in the media and/or the Internet, renouncing any payment, compensation, or reward in this connection

By registering participants declare to reckon and accept this regulation.

 

3. REGISTRATION

Registrations are issued through our official site www.edpmaratonmurcia.com or through any other web sites or stores officially authorised. The registration will be complete once the payment is fulfilled.

REGISTRATION FEES

40€   for those who register before September the 30th, 2020.

47€   for registrations between 1, October and 15, December 2020.

55€   for registrations from 16, December until 1st of February 2021.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AFTER THIS DATE

These fees don´t include the 3€ day license for those runners lacking a valid Federative license on the day of the race.

TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP

Transfers will be allowed until 15 days prior the Race. Transfers must be submitted to the organization and validated by the organizers.

Due to legal reasons transfers without prior validation from the organizers are absolutely forbidden.

REFUND DUE TO INJURIES

You can request the refund of the registration fee in case of injury accredited with a medical certificate from the runner with the corresponding diagnosis.

The deadline to apply and provide all documentation is January 20, 2021. After this date no refund will be allowed.

The refund will be made by the same means of payment with which it was made.

REFUND POLICY

Participants can purchase a REFUND INSURANCE at the time of registration, which guarantees the return of 100% of the registration until December 20, 2020 and 70% of the registration from December 21, 2020 until February 1, 2021, from this date on, you will no longer be entitled to any refund, except for the causes described above.

If the Race could not be carried out due to force majeure, and after the aforementioned deadlines, this insurance guarantees the return of 85% of the registration fee to all participants who have not previously used it or defer the registration for next edition.

The cost of this insurance will be € 5 and should be purchased ONLY at the time of registration.

If the Race is cancelled due to force majeure, participants who have not purchased the refund insurance can either choose to get the refund of  50% of the registration or defer the registration for next edition.

The refund will be made by the same means of payment with which the payment was fulfilled

Should the race be cancelled once it has started for security reasons beyond the organization´s control,  no refund is contemplated, whether we have contracted the refund insurance or not.

 

4. INSURANCE

All registered participants will be covered by a civil liability policy arising under applicable law and an accident insurance policy, arranged by the Organization to cover accidents that occur as a direct result of the development of the race, and never as a derivation of a pathology or latent defect, injury, imprudence, negligence, failure to observe the laws and the articles of the Regulation, etc., or those produced in commuting to and from the place where the race takes place.

Should the participant not possess a federal license of the RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation or license FAMU (Athletics Federation of Murcia), 3 € will be added to the registration fee as a “one day license".

Participants will have to know and scrupulously follow the action protocol and reporting protocol in case of accidents. This protocol will be communicated to them by the organization either by email or by announcement on the website https://www.edpmaratonmurcia.com/. The organization will not be responsible for any expenses originated by medical actions outside those described in the action protocol.

 

5. CIVICS AND BEHAVIOUR

All participants must be respectful to the personnel involved in the organization such as course stewards, aid station supervisors and medical equipment, as well as with other participants and spectators. They also are committed to treating self and other´s sports equipment with respect.

Participants will try not to litter the streets with bottles or other products (envelopes gels, etc ...) They must try to throw them in the nearest containers.

Participants are not allowed to cut corners or hop on the sidewalks or similar. Racers must follow the line marked by the organization indicating the exact distance of the race. Shortening the distance may end in an immediate disqualification.

 

6. LIABILITY

The organization will not assume any liability regarding effects or consequences arising from damage, whether personal or material, caused by participants during the race. As well as the organization will not be liable for damages caused to participants, volunteers or staff organization by any third parties.

 

7. TIMING

Timing will be controlled with CHIP; therefore its use is compulsory. Different check points will be settled along the race and racers must necessary pass through them.

Runners not registered in the race or not wearing their bib number will not be allowed to enter the circuit as a way of defending the registered racers´ rights.

Bib numbers and Runner´s Bags collection place will be announced on the Web page and all the information about it will also be sent via e-mail on the previous days of the race.

ON THE DAY OF THE RACE THERE WILL NOT BE BIB COLLECTION

Bib numbers shall be appropriately and visibly placed on the front side of the trunk during the whole race.

Chips are included in the Bib number, so they can´t be folded or manipulated.

BOXES FOR MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON

Marathon and Half Marathon runners start will take place at the same hour and a start Boxes  system will be implemented based on the estimated time of arrival provided in your registration.

According to the data provided by the runners in their registration form, the organization will allocate a bib number corresponding to a certain Box.

Marathon and Half Marathon BOX 1 (RED)

Marathon and Half Marathon BOX 2 ( BLUE)

Marathon and Half Marathon BOX 3 (GREEN)

 

8. CLOAKROOM

The Organization shall have a cloakroom where runners can leave their belongings though disclaims any liability for loss or damage.

The Organization may request any participant to open their bags before depositing, to check the content thereof. Should a participant refuse to open a bag, the Organization may refuse to pick up the bag.

 

9. DURATION OF THE RACE

The race will have a time limit of 6 hours. Those runners who don´t meet the time limit will be disqualified. This measure is applied for the sake of runners´ safety.

The whole course will be marked and organization staff will also be indicating troublesome spots.

 

10. COURSE, TIME CONTROLS

The course of the race is 42,195 meters long which snakes through the town of  Murcia. AND IS APPROVED BY THE RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation) and FAMU (Athletics Federation of Murcia)

TIME CONTROLS

Km5   0:42:00   Km10 1:24:00   Km15 2:06:00  Km20 2:48:00 

Km25 3:30:00   Km30 4:12:00   Km35 4:54:00  Km40 5:40:00

Athletes who do not meet the minimum time in each time control, will be out of competition and will be invited to withdraw from the competition.

 

11. AID STATIONS

Within the course there will be aid stations supplying racers with fruit and liquids. IT IS IMPORTANT to throw peels, bottles and glasses in the containers set for such use: REMEMBER, NEVER ON THE FLOOR!  Stepping on any peel could cause a slip and consequently hurt other runners.

 

12. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

Medical and health services will be allocated to take care of the participants during their performance if needed. The organization recommends all participants to undergo a medical examination before the race. By registering all participants accept the risk arising from sports activity, and declare to be in top physical condition to perform this race and to do it at their own risk. A document affidavit is to be read and accepted before fulfilling registration.

Participants must write down on the reverse of the bib number all their personal data, such as name, surnames, blood type and a telephone number in case of any emergency.

Athletes with previous or chronic health problems is obliged to provide written notice  to the organization prior the day of the race, so that their bib number can be marked with a red cross and have on it the name, address, blood type, telephone and suffering health problems. 

Medical Services shall be entitled to withdraw the participant in case of poor physical condition that may lead to jeopardize the participant´s own health.

Participants will have to know and scrupulously follow the action protocol and reporting protocol in case of accidents. This protocol will be communicated to them by the organization either by email or by announcement on the websitehttps://www.edpmaratonmurcia.com/ . The organization will not be responsible for any expenses originated by medical actions outside those described in the action protocols.

 

IMPORTANT: In case of accident this situation must be reported to any member of the organization. The medical services of the organization will be the ones who to determine the degree of injury and start the communication protocol of injured.

 

13. CATEGORIES

Male and female categories are the following (ages reached the day of the race):

 
CATEGORY BIRTH YEAR
SUB-23 born in the years 1999/2000/2001
SENIOR Born in 1998 and 34 years old
MASTER 35 between the age of 35/39 (M35)
MASTER 40 between the ages of 40/44 (M40)
MASTER 45 between the ages of 45/49 (M45)
MASTER 50 between the ages of 50/54 (M50)
MASTER 55 between the ages of 55/59 (M55)
MASTER 60 between the ages of 60/64 (M60)
MASTER 65 between the ages of 65/69 (M65)
MASTER 70 between the ages of 70/74 (M70)
MASTER 75 From 75 years of age and above (M75)
 

Wheelchair athletes.

Only manually driven wheelchairs propelled with the arms on the ring attached to the wheel are allowed to take part in the race. 

Handbikes or chairs that are propelled with the help of mechanisms or gears are excluded form participation, since they are considered a cycling and non-athletic modality, and  may affect the safety of the test due to the high speeds they generate.

Team category:

Teams are defined as sports clubs or companies that have registered a minimum of 4 runners without distinction of gender. <, since they are the ones who have to add their times in goal. Those who participate by teams would also enter the individual categories

 

14. TROPHIES

A finisher medal will be awarded to every runner who finishes the whole course. This medal can be customized after the race in the post-meta area with a cost of 3€.

Trophies will be awarded to:

The first three runners overall (male and female)

First three runners in each category (male and female)

Not collected Trophies will be considered refused and they can´t be collected once the trophy ceremony is closed.

Non-official classifications will be published as soon as they are available at an Information Board in the post-meta area. From that moment on, objections must be raised within 30 minutes of the publication of the results of category winners.

Objections will be presented before the official judge/referee within 30 minutes from the first publication. If complaints are dismissed, a further appeal could be presented in writing to the Appeal Jury, including a 100€ fee which will be refunded should the objection be upheld.

Once the objections are solved, classifications will be deemed definitive and will be published on the official Web page.

The Trophy award ceremony to the first three male and female runners overall will start at 11.30, if possible, and from that time on, trophies will be awarded each 30 minutes.

 

15.PRIZE money

These are the prizes to wich any particpant taking part in EDP MARATON MURCIA 2021 can aspire to in case they crossed finish line under 2 hours,45 minutes for males or 3 hours, 15 minutes for females:.

1st  CLASSIFIED

500€

2nd  CLASSIFIED

300€

3rd  CLASSIFIED

200€

4th CLASSIFIED

150€

5th CLASSIFIED

125€

6th CLASSIFIED

100€

 

A special prize of 500€ will be available, combined with the previous ones, in case the 1st classified crossed the finish line under 2 hours 15 minutes for males or 2 hours 40 minutes for females.

All cash prizes will be subject to the withholdings established by the Law. The monetary prizes will be paid by transfer or bank check when the marks and results are officially recognized by the RFEA after the anti-doping controls if necessary.

 

16. PARTICIPANTES

Participants, by registering, declare that they know and accept these Regulations and the Specification of Disclaimer and Data Protection. In case of doubt, the criteria of the Organization will prevail.

By registering, the participant declares the following:

By entering the race, the runner hereby states the following:

“I take part in the EDP Murcia Maratón race on my own free will and I understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions, as well as I fully understand the difficulty of a race of this kind given both the distance run and technical considerations and I have read and accept the Race Regulation.

I hereby state that I have sufficient technical knowledge and experience and that I am physically and mentally fit to take part in the EDP Murcia Marathon 2020. I have passed all requisite medical examinations and that these have ruled out any disease, pathology, injury or other health problem that would make taking part in the trial risky. If my state of health changes, I solemnly undertake not to compete in the race.

During the competition, I shall do my utmost to help the Organisers prevent personal accidents. I also undertake to act properly and not to endanger my health or that of others. I accept the rules set out in the REGULATIONS FOR THE EDP MURCIA MARATHON 2020, security protocols and other guidelines set by the Organisers.

Furthermore, in the light of the foregoing I hereby assume that derived from any sports activity, accidents may occur, and I exempt the Organisers, sponsors, and/or other participating institutions of any liability for any accident or injury which I may cause to other participants or third parties. I also exempt the Organiser from any injure I may suffer before or after the trial, renouncing any legal action against said parties.

I hereby authorise medical services to provide medical treatment or diagnosis I should require.

I hereby authorise the Organisers to use photographs, videos, and any other kind of audio-visual material on me for advertising purposes. I accept publication of my name in the race classification, in the media and/or the Internet, renouncing any payment, compensation, or reward in this connection.”

 

17. DISQUALIFICATIONS

Runners not complying with any of the following regulations will be automatically disqualified

Not passing through the checkpoints.

Not completing the whole race track.

Altering or concealing bib numbers advertising.

Carrying a different bib number to the one provided by the organization.

Not wearing the original bib number allocated for this race.

Crossing the finish line without the bib number.

Not following the instructions given by the judges or staff of the organization.

NOTE: Runners not wearing a visible official bib number and/or official wristband will be removed from the race.

If a fake bib number is detected, the runner wearing it will be automatically removed from the competition, both registered runner and the impostor, not allowing to participate in the race and giving notice of the RFEA judges to veto it in other races.

Participants are not allowed to run accompanied by pets, or other people outside the competition, especially minors, for safety reasons. Any participant disobeying this rule may be disqualified for this reason, and will not appear in the final classifications nor will have access to any prizes.

 

18. POST FINISH AREA

After crossing the finish line a post-finish area will be available only for participants. There will be refreshing stations, medical and physiotherapy services. Once a participant leaves the finish-recovery zone, they won´t be able to enter it again.

 

19. CANCELLATION OF THE RAZE

The race shall not be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, unless there is a risk to the physical integrity of the participants, dictated by the competent authorities or a civil emergency situation. In this case, the organization will act at the request of the competent authority and sports judges.

The organization reserves the right to modify the route or the schedule, as well as the possibility of postponing or suspending the event for reasons of security or force majeure, without this causing a claim for financial compensation derived from the expenses incurred for attendance at the event, such as accommodation, travel, etc. and of no type or damages on the part of the registered.

The compensations for the cancellation of the race are described in the REFUND INSURANCE section in Number 3.

 

20. DISCLAIMER AND DATA PROTECTION POLICY

In compliance with the provisions of Article 5, Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the protection of personal data, all race participants, by virtue of entering for the race, hereby state that they understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions. Should any dispute arise regarding their interpretation, that of the Organisers shall prevail.

The collection and processing of personal data, is intended for use in the registration of participants, and for providing information related to the EDP Murcia Marathon. The personal data provided, as well as images and photographs from the race day, will be used for the event promotion, as well as for the dissemination of the event news and the final race results in which the following details will be displayed: name, surname, category and nationality.

When you register, you declare that you have been informed of the terms contained therein and expressly consent that your personal data be processed for the aforementioned purposes. You can exercise the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and objection by writing to:. Club Murcia Challenge , Calle Peña Huertana S/N 30004 MURCIA

By entering the race, the runner hereby states the following:

“I take part in the EDP Murcia Maratón race on my own free will and I understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions, as well as I fully understand the difficulty of a race of this kind given both the distance run and technical considerations and I have read and accept the Race Regulation.

I hereby state that I have sufficient technical knowledge and experience and that I am physically and mentally fit to take part in the EDP Murcia Marathon 2020. I have passed all requisite medical examinations and that these have ruled out any disease, pathology, injury or other health problem that would make taking part in the trial risky. If my state of health changes, I solemnly undertake not to compete in the race.

During the competition, I shall do my utmost to help the Organisers prevent personal accidents. I also undertake to act properly and not to endanger my health or that of others. I accept the rules set out in the REGULATIONS FOR THE EDP MURCIA MARATHON 2020, security protocols and other guidelines set by the Organisers.

Furthermore, in the light of the foregoing I hereby assume that derived from any sports activity, accidents may occur, and I exempt the Organisers, sponsors, and/or other participating institutions of any liability for any accident or injury which I may cause to other participants or third parties. I also exempt the Organiser from any injure I may suffer before or after the trial, renouncing any legal action against said parties.

I hereby authorise medical services to provide medical treatment or diagnosis I should require.

I hereby authorise the Organisers to use photographs, videos, and any other kind of audio-visual material on me for advertising purposes. I accept publication of my name in the race classification, in the media and/or the Internet, renouncing any payment, compensation, or reward in this connection.”

The Organisers recommend that runners undergo a medical check-up before the race. By entering the trial, runners expressly accept the risk inherent in any sport.

 

21. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

The organization reserves the right to make changes to these regulations if it deems it necessary, appropriate or compulsory. Substantial changes or modifications will be communicated via Web and Social Media, as well as at the Runner´s Fair that will take place during bib collection.

All cases not specified in this Regulation shall be governed by the General Competition Rules of FAMU, RFEA and IAAF for this season.

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