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Rules Kids Run Day

SECTION 1. ORGANIZER AND OFFICIAL REGULATIONS OF THE COMPETITION

 

The competition Kids Run Day is conducted in the framework of “CHISINAU INTERNATIONAL MARATHON” (hereinafter referred to as “Competition”), organized by MAMA.MD project and A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter” in partnership with the “SIMPALS” company and the major classifieds website in Moldova 999.md.

 

The goal of MAMA.MD and A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter” is promoting sports and healthy lifestyle among the children in the Republic of Moldova, as well as involving local communities in actions of promoting sports and their benefits. 

 

Participants must comply with the terms and conditions of the Official Competition Regulations (hereinafter referred to as “Official Regulations”). The Official Regulations are available for free to every applicant at  www.marathon.md. By taking part in the Competition, participants agree to observe and to comply with all rules, terms and conditions of the Official Regulations.

 

SECTION 2. PERIOD AND COMPETITION AREA

 

TIME AND PLACE OF THE COMPETITION:

The Competition will be conducted on Saturday, September 28, 2019, starting 09:00 AM, in Chisinau, the start and finish area being located in the Great National Assembly Square (GNAS), according to Organizational Aspects, as mentioned in SECTION 3 of these Regulations.

 

SECTION 3. ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS

 

3.1. PARTICIPANTS AND HOLDING OF THE COMPETITION

This Competition aims at children, who will compete in distances established by the organizers, depending on their age and level of training. 

– The 400-meter race can be attended by persons who are 5, 6 and 7 years old before the date or on the day of the competition. 

– The 800-meter race can be attended by persons who are 8, 9 and 10 years old before the date or on the day of the competition. 

– The 1200-meter race can be attended by persons who are 11 and 12 years old before the date or on the day of the competition. 

– The 2000-meter race can be attended by persons who are 13 and 14 years old before the date or on the day of the competition.

 

Everybody interested in attending the competition shall visit the "Registration" page on the official website www.marathon.md, before the indicated deadline. Registration is NOT available on the day of the event.

 

The participation fee should be made until September 26, 2019.

 

Registration is not complete until full payment of the participation fee.

  

3.2 COMPETITIVE DISTANCES

The racetrack will be marked by the organizers using fences and restrictive bands, and will be observed by contest judges and policemen located at different points along the racetrack. The description and route map are available on the official site of the competition.

 

– Kids Run Day: GNAS - partially Stefan cel Mare blvd. between G. Banulescu-Bodoni str. and A. Puskin str.

 

Route change or race cancellation.

 

In case of bad weather conditions, organizers reserve the right to change the route, time limits or even delay/cancel/postpone the competition.

In such cases, participants will be announced by e-mail, and additional information will be published on the competition website.

 

3.3. REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

3.3.1 Registration

Registration is available online at www.marathon.md.

Upon filling in the registration form, each participant (parent):

– declares that he/she accepts and understands the terms and conditions of participation in “Kids Run Day”, as well as the competition rules and regulations.

– agrees that his/her pictures and other public data, as the obtained results, the competition leaderboard, can be used in promotional materials of the event, including photos, videos, interviews, posters, etc.

 

Note! Participation is limited - there are only 500 slots available. When the limit is reached, the registration will automatically be closed.

Incomplete forms and unpaid registrations will be considered invalid and will be cancelled.

 

3.3.2 Participation conditions

In order to participate in the competition and receive the starter package, the following conditions shall be observed:

  • Registration paid until September 26, inclusively;

  • A filled in participant's declaration for each child (see point 3.9);

  • Participant’s age matching the selected age group. Parent’s ID card and the child’s birth certificate, both in the original, shall be presented. 

 

The organizer reserves the right to refuse a participant’s registration or remove a participant from the race for objective reasons.

 

3.4. STARTER PACKAGE

The starter package contains an official T-shirt and the BIB number.

It may also include advertising materials/items offered by partners.

After crossing the finish line, participants who managed to match the time limits will be awarded with the official medal of the event.

 

 

 

3.5. WITHDRAWAL FROM COMPETITION

In case of someone’s withdrawal from the competition, participation fees are non-refundable. In this case we recommend you to find a substitution. 

 

3.6. AMENDMENT TO REGISTRATION

For Kids Run Day competition, amendments to registration (people substitution, switching from one contest to another) иshall be made at least 14 days before the event day by submitting a request on the official addresses given on the Contacts page.

 

3.7. PARTICIPATION FEE

  • 100 MDL (≈5 EURO) – before 13.09.2019

  • 200 MDL (≈10 EURO) – beginning with 14.03.2019 - 13.09.2019

  • 300 MDL (≈10 EURO) – beginning with 14.09.2019 - 27.09.2019

 

3.8. PAYMENT METHODS

Participation fees can be paid online, by bank transfer or in cash (until 26.09.2018, inclusively). More information about payment methods is available on the official website, on the REGISTRATION page. 

 

3.9. DECLARATION OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

For Kids Run Day competitions, upon receipt of the participant's starting package, the parent signs a declaration of personal responsibility, thereby confirming the participation and physical preparation of his child.

 

3.10. COMPETITION EQUIPMENT. BIB NUMBERS

BIB numbers will be provided by the organizers and will be issued to competitors with the starter packages, according to the schedule published on the days preceding the race. 

 

Starter packages for Kids Run Day will be issued in SIMPALS office before the competition day. On the beginning of the issuance, all participants will be notified in advance via e-mail and/or sms.

 

Participants are responsible for verifying that the BIB number is NOT detached, lost, damaged or covered by outwear.

 

Any participant who does not wear his/her contest number on the front side or wears someone else’s BIB number instead of the one issued by the organizer will be disqualified.

 

On the competition day, changing or replacing the BIB number in case of loss or exchange of BIB numbers between participants will NOT be possible. These violations lead to disqualification.

 

3.11. START – TIME LIMIT – ROADS REOPENING

Please view the official program of the event on the official website www.marathon.md to learn the starting time for each contest.

 

ATTENTION! It is forbidden to continue the race after exceeding the time limit. After the time limit, all roads will be reopen to traffic, and organizers will no longer be responsible for participants’ safety.

 

3.12. RESULT TIMING

For Kids Run Day competition, judges will use a stopwatch or similar device to measure the official time. 

 

The awarding ceremony will be held after the end of all children's races.

  

3.13. DISQUALIFICATION

Participants will be disqualified in the following cases:

  • — non-compliance with the organizers’ instructions concerning mandatory equipment and wearing of the BIB number on the front of the T-shirt.

  • — unsportsmanlike conduct.

  • — non-compliance with the organizers’ or volunteers’ instructions.

  • — course cutting.

  • — usage of vehicles during the race.

  • —  the organizer and medical personnel may remove a participant from the race if they consider it’s in the best interests of his health and welfare.

  • — changing or losing the assigned BIB number.

 

3.14. APPEALS

  • Any participant may complain against any other participant who did not comply with the competition rules and against the officials’ decisions.

  • A written appeal and a 200 MDL fee shall be lodged to the organizers’ tent within 15 minutes from the moment the preliminary results were announced. The fee will be refunded to the complainant if his appeal is accepted.

 

 

SECTION 4. NOTIFICATIONS AND AWARDING

 

4.1.  TITLES AND AWARDS

All participants who have overcome the competitive distance of will receive a finisher medal.

 

The first three finishers in each age group will be awarded, separately boys and girls.

 

SECTION 5. ADMINISTRATIVE CONDITIONS

 

5.1. HYDRATATION POINTS

Each participant will receive 1 bottle of still water. The participants are asked to throw away all plastic bottles and cups in nearby garbage containers.

 

5.2. FIRST AID – AMBULANCE – WITHDRAWAL

Each Aid Station is staffed with an ambulance team, provided by the organizers. It will be located in the Start/Finish area and other areas, if required. It will be announced by the race judges in case of any injuries, and it will move on an emergency basis to provide the necessary aid to injured participants.The runners are asked to inform the organizers about their withdrawal from the race. 

 

5.3. OTHER CONDITIONS

Participants’ supporters (friends and family) may stay in the vicinity of the route, but outside the track, taking care not to damage the green areas. The road traffic will be restricted throughout the competition on all running routes. Access to Start/Finish zone is denied for supporters. 

The event will be assisted by:

– ambulance;

– road and district police, in accordance with the current legislation of the Republic of Moldova.

 

SECTION 6. OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

6.1. COMPETITORS’ OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • — competitors undertake to wear the BIB number on the front of their T-shirts throughout the competition.

  • — competitors participate in the competition at their sole responsibility.

  • — competitors who abandon the race, regardless of reason, must inform the organizer immediately at one of the following places: at start, at finish or by calling the emergency number that will be announced pre-emptively and which you can find on the official website of the competition. Failure to inform the withdrawal from the race may lead to a search and rescue operation (involving rescue teams) on the participant’s account. 

  • — upon entering the competition, competitors who suffer an accident or any kind of physical or material damage, renounce any right to claim for damages or appeal to any person involved in organizing the competition, in particular: the organizer or volunteers involved in competition organization (natural or legal persons), sponsors, public institutions supporting the competition (mayoralty, local council, police, etc.).

  • — competitors bear all civil, contraventional and criminal liability for any damage caused by them to other persons during the race.

  • — in case of an accident, competitors are obliged to report it to the next checkpoint.

  • — competitors understand that the organizers are doing every effort to stop traffic during the race, therefore they are committed to carefully cross open traffic sections, and comply with police and volunteer instructions in all situations.

  • — competitors undertake to keep the environment clean.

  • — competitors understand that the organizer applies effort to ensure the size of the T-shirt appropriate to each participant, and if the organizer no longer has the appropriate size, the participant shall accept other T-shirt size.

  • — competitors undertake full responsibility for the objects lost or forgotten on the track during the competition.

 

6.2. ORGANIZER’S OBLIGATIONS

The organizer undertakes to:

  • — mark the route appropriately, to avoid wandering.

  • — signalize the dangerous sections of the route.

  • — ensure the participants’ awarding according to the information submitted in the Awarding section.

  • — ensure the environmental protection norms by locating the garbage collection points along the route.

  • — conduct a technical meeting before the competition, any changes announced on this occasion taking precedence over the information presented before.

 

SECTION 7. CONTACTS

 

E-mail: event@sporter.md

Legal address: A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter”: mun. Chisinau, 5 Ion Neculce str., Republic of Moldova.