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Regulations Chisinau International Marathon
CHAPTER 1. THE ORGANIZER AND THE OFFICIAL RACE REGULATION

The ”CHISINAU INTERNATIONAL MARATHON” (hereinafter referred to as “Race”) is organized by A.O. “Sporter” Sports Club in association with SIMPALS and the most popular ads board in Moldova 999.md.
A.O. ”Sporter” Sports Club aims to promote the sport and an active lifestyle among Moldovan citizens, as well as to involve the local community in promoting sports and their advantages.
The Race participants must comply with the rules and terms of the Official Race Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “Official Regulation”). The Official Regulation is accessible on www.marathon.md to all users. By accepting to participate in this Race, participants agree to comply with all the provisions, rules and conditions set forth in this Regulation.

Goals and tasks:
  • promote the healthy lifestyle;
  • improve participants’ sports skills;
  • identify the strongest participants from the relevant categories;
  • establish friendly relationships between sports amateurs and professionals.

CHAPTER 2. TIME AND PLACE OF THE RACE
2.1. Date and Venue of the Race
The Race will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 09:00, in Chisinau. The start and finish zone will be set in the Great National Assembly Square, according to the provisions set forth in Chapter 3 of this Regulation.

CHAPTER 3. RACE CONDUCT

3.1. This Race is organized both for young people and adults, who will compete on the distances established by the Organizer, depending on age and level of training.
Marathon (42 km 195 m), only people who have reached the age of 18 before or on the race day may participate in it.
Half marathon (21 km 0975 m), only people who have reached the age of 18 before or on the race day may participate in it.
Exception: the persons who have reached the age of 16 until the day of the race are eligible to participate in the Race, only on condition that they are students of a sports school and only with a written consent from parents and coach.
10.5 km race, only persons who have reached the age of 16 before or on the race day may participate in it.
5 km race, only persons who have reached the age of 12 before or on the race day may participate, or persons from the age of 10, but under the parents’ supervision.
Persons who want to participate in the Race must access the ”Registration” page on the official website of the event www.marathon.md, before the deadline. For competitive races, the registration on the day of the event is NOT acceptable.

3.2. Competitive Races
All the competitive races are scheduled for Sunday (September 25, 2022).
  • Marathon - individual race for 42 km 195 m;
  • Half marathon - individual race for 21 km km 0975 m;
  • 10.5 km race - individual race;
  • 5 km race - individual race;

3.3. Children’s Races
All children’s races will be held on Saturday (September 24, 2022). The racing schedule will be published on the official website. The children’s Race Regulation is available HERE.

3.4. Race Tracks
The Race track will be bordered by fences and special markings, and will be supervised by volunteers and organizers, who will monitorize the situation at various segments of the track. Track description and map are available on the official website of the Race.
  • 10 km race: Great National Assembly Square - Stefan cel Mare Av. - Ciuflea St. - Dacia Av. (to Trandafirilor St.) - Dacia Av. - Ciuflea St. - Stefan cel Mare Av. (to Toma Ciorba St.) - Stefan cel Mare Av. - Great National Assembly Square;
  • Half marathon (21 km): Great National Assembly Square - Stefan cel Mare Av. - Ciuflea St. - Dacia Av. (to Trandafirilor St.) - Dacia Av. - Ciuflea St. - Stefan cel Mare Av. (to Toma Ciorba St.) - Stefan cel Mare Av. - Great National Assembly Square (2x10.5 km laps);
  • Marathon (42.195 km): Great National Assembly Square - Stefan cel Mare Av. - Ciuflea St. - Dacia Av. (to Trandafirilor St.) - Dacia Av. - Ciuflea St. - Stefan cel Mare Av. (to Toma Ciorba St.) - Stefan cel Mare Av. - Great National Assembly Square (4x10.5 km laps).

3.4.1. Track Modification and Race Cancellation
In case of adverse weather conditions, the organizers reserve the right to change the track, time limits or even to stop / cancel / postpone the Race.
The participants will be informed via email and more detailed information will be available on the Race website.

3.5. Registration and Terms of Participation
3.5.1. Registration
Registration is completed online by filling out the form at www.marathon.md.
At registration, each participant will:
  1. declare that he / she understands and accepts the rules and conditions of participation in the ”Chisinau International Marathon”, as well as the terms of the Race Regulation.
  2. agree that his/ her photos and other public data, such as Race results, Race table, may be used in promotional materials, such as photos, posters, videoclips, interviews, etc.

Attention! The number of participants is limited. Number of slots available for each type of race:

  • Marathon - 300 participants
  • Half marathon - 600 participants
  • 10.5 km race - 1000 participants
  • 5 km race - 1100
Forms with incomplete fields and unpaid registration will be considered unfinished and will be canceled.

3.5.2. Terms of Participation
In order to receive the starter package, the participant must meet the following conditions:
  1. be at least 16 years old (participants who have not yet reached the legal age must submit a written consent from their parents and/or their coach)
  2. must provide confirmation of payment for participation.
  3. must present the identity card or, if necessary, the original birth certificate.
The organizer reserves the right to refuse to register a participant for objective reasons.

3.6. Race Kit
The race kit contains an official T-shirt, an official backpack, a BIB number with a built-in timing chip.
The kit may also include promotional materials / objects from partners.
After the crossing of the finish line, the participants, who have fallen within the time limit, will receive the medal.

3.7. Race Withdrawal
If the participant decides to withdraw from the Race, the participation fee will NOT be refunded. In this case, we recommend to find another person to participate instead of the registered participant, with the possibility of transmitting the starter package.

3.8. Modification of Entry Data

For marathon, half-marathon, 10.5K and 5K participants, registration changes (registration transfer to another person, personal data edit) are possible at least 30 days before the date of the event. The option costs 50 MDL.

The following information is necessary to make the changes:

From the slot owner: OrderID, first and last name, date of birth, phone number, e-mail, t-shirt size.

From the person to whom the slot is transferred: first and last name, date of birth, phone number, e-mail, t-shirt size.

!!! Race distance cannot be changed !!!

For changes to be made, physical presence is required at the Sporter office, 28/1 Cala Orheiului St., 2nd floor. The the exchange fee is 50 MDL.


3.9. Payment Methods
3.9.1. Participation payment for natural persons:
Payment can be made online via Visa, Master or Raduga Cards; via terminals (QIWI, Run Pay, MMPS) or by cash at the Organizer’s headquarters. More details on payment methods are available on the official website of the event www.sporter.md.

3.9.2. Participation payment for legal persons:
Legal persons may pay the participation fee by bank transfer or card. In order to request a participation payment account, the legal person must register all employees who wish to participate in the Race, therefore, an online form is available on www.sporter.md, with the cash payment method included.
After all employees of the legal entity are registered in the form, an email with the company’s identification data, the list of participants and the chosen distances should be sent to event@sport.md. After the payment, the Organizer will confirm the employees registration.

3.10. Declaration of Personal Responsibility
When receiving the starter package for marathon, half marathon, 10.5 km race and 5 km race, the participant signs the Declaration of Responsibility, thus confirming his / her participation and fitness level.
In case of underage participants, this Declaration will be signed by one of the parents or another legal representative.

3.11. Race Equipment. BIB number
The BIB number is offered by the Organizer. BIB numbers (with built-in timing chips) for marathon, half marathon and 10.5 km race are included in the participant’s race kit and handed out in accordance with the previously published schedule.
The race kits will be handed out to all registered participants who do not reside in Chisinau on the race day (between 06:00-08:30).
The participant is responsible for the electronic timing chip (which is attached to the BIB number) not to be stripped off, damaged or covered by clothing.
Any participant who does not wear the BIB number on the T-shirt or wears another number instead of the one given by the organizer, will be automatically disqualified.
It is unacceptable to change, replace (in case of loss) or exchange the BIB number with other participants on the race day. These deviations lead to disqualification.
The timing system calculates each participant’s time by registering each passing through the electronic mat: at the start line, track control zones and finish line.
Attention! Participants who will not pass through all control zones will be automatically disqualified. The participant is responsible for wearing the BIB number on the T-shirt, on the front side, and not damaging the electronic chip.

3.12. Start - Time Limits - Reopening the Roads for Traffic
Please, get acquainted with the start time of each race on www.marathon.md.
  • Marathon time is 6 hours.
  • Half marathon time is 3 hours.
  • 10.5 km race time is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • 5 km race time is 45 minutes.
Participants who come to the finish later than the time limit, will not be included in the Race rank and will not receive the medal.
Participants, who exceed the time limit, will be warned by the technical officials and will have to go to the start/finish zone.
Attention! It is forbidden to continue the race after exceeding the time limit. After the time limit, the road traffic shall be reopened and the Organizer is no further responsible for participants’ safety.

3.13. Establishment of Results
The official ranking for marathon, half marathon, 10.5 km race and 5 km race will be determined using the chip data and will be accessible on the Race website within a maximum of 24 hours from the end of the races.
The first 3 men and the first 3 women will be awarded in the individual race.
The awarding for ABSOLUT category is made according to the GUN TIME (the time recorded from the official start till crossing the finish line).
The awarding for AGE GROUP is made according to NET TIME (the time recorded from crossing the start line till crossing the finish line).
There is no age group awarding for the 5 km race.

3.14. Disqualification
Participants will be disqualified in the following situations:
  • Non-compliance with Organizer’s instructions regarding the mandatory equipment and non-wearing of the BIB number on the front side of the T-shirt.
  • Unsportsmanlike behaviour.
  • Non-compliance with Organizer’s or volunteers’ instructions.
  • Track shortening.
  • Usage of any transportation during the race.
  • Organizer or ambulance service considers that the participant can not continue due to an injury.
  • Exchange or loss of the BIB number.
  • Exceeding the time limits.
  • In case of help by pacemaker participating at a different distance (disqualification of both participants)
  • For entering the track of the competition after the finish to pace another participant (disqualification of both participants)

3.15. Contestations
Any participant may submit a complaint against other participant, who has violated the race rules, or against the technical officials’ decisions.

CHAPTER 4. TITLES AND PRIZES

4.1. Titles and Prizes
ABSOLUT Award
Marathon (42 km 195 m)
Six awarded places: men and women, places I-VI.

Money prizes:
  • 1st place - 6,000 MDL 
  • 2nd place - 6,000 MDL 
  • 3rd place - 4,000 MDL 
  • 4th place - 3,000 MDL 
  • 5th place - 2,000 MDL 
  • 6th place - 1,000 MDL 

Half marathon (21.097 km)

Three awarded places: men and women, places I-III.

  • 1st place - 3,000 MDL 
  • 2nd place - 2,000 MDL 
  • 3rd place - 1,000 MDL 

Money prizes for records on the track:

  • 42 km - 10,000 MDL (~484 EURO)

ABSOLUT 10 km

Six awarded places: men and women, places I-III.

ABSOLUT 5 km

Six winning places: men and women, places I-III.

CATEGORY awarding for: 10 km, half marathon (21.097 km), marathon 42 km 195 m (male / female):
  • aged between 14-19
  • aged between 20-24
  • aged between 25-29
  • aged between 30-34
  • aged between 35-39
  • aged between 40-44
  • aged between 45-49
  • aged between 50-54
  • aged between 55-59
  • aged between 60-64
  • aged between 65-70
  • aged between 70-74
  • aged between 75-79
  • aged 80+

The participation certificates will be in an electronic format and will be available for download from the official website within a maximum of 2 days after the end of the race.

The ABSOLUT awarding is made according to the Gun Time, but the AGE GROUP awarding is made according to the Personal Time.

The official awards ceremony will be held in the start/ finish zone. To learn about the exact time of the awards ceremony, please refer to the official race schedule.

CHAPTER 5. ADMINISTRATIVE CONDITIONS

5.1. Administrative conditions (during races)
The ”Sporter” Sports Club is responsible for organizing the event and, if necessary, other co-organizers.
Participants, who withdraw during the Race, are required to go to the start / finish zone to notify the local track referee about it.
At the start/ finish zone, the medical staff will be available to help in case of accidents.

5.2. Exceptional administrative conditions
  • In case of exceptional situations, which hinder the safe conduct of the event (e.g. extreme weather conditions), the event will be postponed or canceled.
  • If the event is postponed, the participation fees are not refunded.
  • If the event is canceled, the participants will receive the full starter package and the participation fee will be refunded.

5.3. Administrative conditions (general)
According to this Regulation, the Organizer will publicly announce the winners of the Race and the awarded prizes. The winners list will be published on the official website within a maximum of 7 days.
The Organizer is committed to keep confidentiality of personal data of the participants / winners of the Race and to use it in accordance with this Regulation, the Declaration of responsibility and the legislation in force.
Participants are forbidden to litter in the racing area, otherwise, they will be disqualified. The garbage can be dropped in trash bins or in garbage bags provided by the Organizer in the start / finish zones. At the end of the Race, the Organizer will ensure that the waste is removed and carried away in special areas.
It is prohibited to take part in races/ competitions for persons who have alcoholic drinks/ drugs or who are under the influence of these substances; persons carrying any kind of weapons, explosives and / or incendiary materials, substances with an irritating or tearing or paralyzing effect, taser or other objects, which can be used for violent actions or disrupting the normal course of the event.
Persons who violate these provisions will be expelled by the Organizer from the event area, with the support of law enforcement agencies, if necessary.
The Organizer reserves the right to make changes in this Regulation before the Race start date and commit to inform about the changes made on the official website and at the Race venue.

5.4. Hydration areas
In accordance with international rules, hydration areas (bottled water, fruits) will be set along the track, as well as in the start / finish zones. At the finish line, all participants will receive bottled water, fruit and energy drinks, if necessary. Participants are required to drop the plastic bottles and glasses in the bins close to hydration areas, in order to ease the cleaning process.

5.5. First aid - ambulance
First aid will be provided by an ambulance set by the Organizer in the start / finish zones or in other areas, where necessary. If a cyclist is injured, the track referees will call the ambulance, which will immediately arrive for assistance. The participants who withdraw from the race are required to notify the Organizer about their decision.

5.6. Other conditions
Supporters (family members, friends) may stay close to the track, but out of it, in order to not hinder the normal course of the event. During the Race, road traffic will be reduced on all tracks, as much as possible.
The Organizer will ensure the following:
  • healthcare;
  • police crews, in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation

CHAPTER 6. OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

6.1. Participants’ Obligations and Responsibilities
Participants must visibly wear on the chest the BIB number during the race.
Participants who withdraw from the race must immediately inform the Organizer either at start/ finish zones, at timing segments or via phone (using the emergency number, which will be given beforehand or published on the official website). If the participant does not announce his/ her decision, rescue crews may be involved in tracking and, eventually, the participant will have to pay the expenses for this service.
Participants who have undergone an accident or any physical or material damage, renounce, in a written form at registration, to the right to claim damages or appeal against any person involved in race organization, especially: Organizer, volunteers (either legal or natural persons), sponsors, public institutions that support the race (mayor’s office, local council, police etc.).
Participants bear full civil, contravention and criminal responsibility for the damages caused by third parties during the race.
If an accident has occurred, participants must report it to the nearest control zone.
Participants must be aware that the Organizer makes every effort to suspend traffic during the race, but they are fully responsible to carefully cross the streets on open crossroads, to comply with police and volunteers instructions in any situation.
Participants must understand that the Organizer makes every effort to give each participant the appropriate size of the T-shirt, but in case the Organizer lacks the appropriate size, the participant will accept any other size.
Participant is responsible for lost or forgotten objects on the track.

6.2. Organizer’s Responsibility
The Organizer is obligated to:
  • Mark appropriately the track, so that the participants will not deviate from it.
  • Highlight the dangerous segments of the track.
  • Provide 3 revitalization zones on the track.
  • Award the participants according to the provisions set forth in the Awarding chapter.
  • Install timing points on the track.
Comply with environmental protection rules and set waste collecting zones on the track.
Organize a technical meeting prior to the race; announce any changes, which are more important than the information presented earlier.

CHAPTER 7. PRIVACY POLICY

Organizer’s privacy commitment
We strive to protect our website, services and users from unauthorized access or modification and from unauthorized disclosure or destruction of information we possess.
We will never disclose / sell confidential information to unauthorized third parties, and, by all available means, we will ensure that this information is secured.
What kind of personal data does the Organizer collect?
By the registration form, the Organizer collects the following personal data: name, surname, date of birth, gender, e-mail, phone, identity ID number, IDNP and residence address.
Where is this information stored?
The data from the registration form is stored in the Organizer’s database.
What is the data used for?
The personal data from the registration form is used for the following purposes:
  • to offer the sportsman a possibility to participate in the race;
  • to automatically fill in the Declaration of responsibility, which the participant has to sign;
  • to provide useful information regarding the current and future races by email;
  • to automatically classify the participant to his / her age group.

Who has access to this data?
Only the Organizer - the A.O. SPORTER Sports Club - has access to this data.

CHAPTER 8. IDENTIFICATION AND BANKING DATA

A.O. Sports Club ”SPORTER”
Headquarter: 28/1 Calea Orheiului Street, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, MD-2059
Working schedule:
Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00;
Lunch break: 12:00 -13:00 / 13:00 -14:00;

Rest days: Saturday and Sunday.

IDNO / Fiscal Code 1013620009909,

IBAN MD53VI000002224003323MDL in ”Victoriabank” S.A., Branch No. 3, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

BIC VICBMD2X416

Phone No.: (+373) 22-111-072

e-mail: event@sporter.md

website: www.sporter.md

Sporter President - Dmitri VOLOSHIN
Regulations Marathon For All
SECTION 1. ORGANIZER AND OFFICIAL REGULATION OF THE COMPETITION
The competition «CHISINAU INTERNATIONAL MARATHON» (hereinafter referred to as «Competition») is organized by A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter” (NGO Sports Club “Sporter”), in partnership with “SIMPALS” company and the largest classifieds website in Moldova 999.md
A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter” aims to promote sporting activities and a healthy lifestyle among the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, and also to involve the local community in actions of promoting sport and its 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 on the website www.marathon.md. By participating in this Competition, participants agree to observe and to comply with all rules, terms and conditions of these Official Regulations

SECTION 2. PERIOD AND COMPETITION AREA

2.1. DATE AND PLACE OF THE COMPETITION:

Distances 10 km, 21 km and 42 km - the competition will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, start at 08:55 AM in Chisinau. Line-up of the participants at the start will begin from 08:00 AM in PWD area protected by the dividing fences in front of the start arch. The start and finish area being located in the Great National Assembly Square – GNAS (Piața Marii Adunări Naționale), according to Organizational Aspects, as mentioned in SECTION 3 of these Regulations.

Fun Run 1,5 km - the competition will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022, start at 09:00 AM in Chisinau. Line-up of the participants at the start will begin from 08:00 AM in PWD area protected by the dividing fences in front of the start arch. The start and finish area being located in the Great National Assembly Square – GNAS (Piața Marii Adunări Naționale), according to Organizational Aspects, as mentioned in SECTION 3 of these Regulations.


SECTION 3. ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS

3.1. PARTICIPANTS AND CONDUCT OF THE COMPETITION

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

  • For the marathon competition (42 km 195 m) are eligible only people who turned 18 years old before or on the race day who can compete by themselves or with partial assistance of assistants who will stand at the hydration points. If the participant needs constant assistance in overcoming the distance, the assistant must be indicated in the registration form.
  • For the half-marathon competition (21 km 0975 m) are eligible only people who turned 18 years old before or on the race day who can compete by themselves or with partial assistance of assistants who will stand at the hydration points. If the participant needs constant assistance in overcoming the distance, the assistant must be indicated in the registration form.
  • For the competition 10,5 km race are eligible only people who turned 16 years old before or on the race day who can compete by themselves or with partial assistance of assistants who will stand at the hydration points. If the participant needs constant assistance in overcoming the distance, the assistant must be indicated in the registration form.
  • For the competition Fun Run (1,5 km) all comers, regardless of age, are allowed, who can compete by themselves or with partial assistance of assistants, which can be provided by organizers. If the participant needs constant assistance in overcoming the distance, the assistant must be indicated in the registration form.

Everyone who wishes to participate in the competition shall access the “Information” page in “Marathon for All” section then register until the deadline stated on it. For the competitive races, there will be NO registration on the day of competition.


3.2. COMPETITIVE DISTANCES

All the competitive distances will take place on Sunday (September 25, 2022).

Marathon – individual race of 42 km 195 m;

Half Marathon – individual race of 21.097 km;

10K Race – individual race;

Fun Run– 1.5 km will be held on September 25th as well.


3.3 ROUTE

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. Description and route map are available on the official website of the competition.

  • Fun Run (1.5 km): Great National Assembly Square (GNAS) - Stefan cel Mare Av.- Vasile Alecsandri St. - Veronica Micle St. - Mitropolit Banulescu Bodoni St - Finish;
  • 10K Race (10,5 km): GNAS –Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. –Ciuflea Str.– Dacia Blvd. (up to Trandafirilor Str.) –Dacia Blvd. –Ciuflea Str. – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. (up to Toma Ciorba Str.) – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. – GNAS;
  • Half marathon (21 km): GNAS –Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. –Ciuflea Str.– Dacia Blvd. (up to Trandafirilor Str.) –Dacia Blvd. –Ciuflea Str. – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. (up to Toma Ciorba Str.) – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. – GNAS; (2 circles, each of 10.5 km);
  • Marathon (42,195 km): GNAS –Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. –Ciuflea Str.– Dacia Blvd. (up to Trandafirilor Str.) –Dacia Blvd. –Ciuflea Str. – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. (up to Toma Ciorba Str.) – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. – GNAS; (4 circles, each of 10.5 km);

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


3.4. REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

3.4.1 Registration

Participants should register online, on the website Registration link.

By fulfilling the registration form, each participant:

  • declares that he/she accepts and understands the terms and conditions of participation in “Chisinau International Marathon”, as well as the competition rules and regulations.
  • agrees that his/her images 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.

Incomplete forms will be considered invalid and will be cancelled.


3.4.2 Participation conditions

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

1) The runner must be at least 18 years old (participants under 18 years of age shall provide a written agreement from parents and/or coach).

3) The runner must provide an original identity document.

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


3.5. RACE KIT

The race kit includes the official T-shirt, official backpack, bib number with a built-in timing chip.

May also include other promotional materials/objects from partners.

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


3.6. PARTICIPATION FEE

Entry fees for all races:

  • Marathon (42 km 195 m) - free. Every participant receives official T-shirt, backpack and finisher’s medal
  • Half Marathon ( 21 km ) - free. Every participant receives official T-shirt, backpack and finisher’s medal.
  • 10,5 km race - free. Every participant receives official T-shirt, backpack and finisher’s medal.
  • Fun Run race (1,5 km) – free. Every participant receives official T-shirt.

3.7. DECLARATION OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

For Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Race, upon picking up the race kit, participants shall sign a declaration of personal responsibility, thereby confirming their participation and physical training.

Registrants under 18 years of age must have the declaration of personal responsibility signed by a parent.


3.8. COMPETITION EQUIPMENT. BIB NUMBERS

BIB numbers will be provided by the organizers.

For Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Race, BIB numbers (with an attached timing chip) will be issued to competitors with the race kit, according to the schedule.

In exceptional cases, on the event day, race kits will be issued (between 06:00 – 08:30) only to confirmed participants who do not have a residence in Chisinau.

For marathon, half marathon and 10.5 km race, for safety reasons, participant is allowed to compete only with a helmet.

Participants are allowed to start on simple or athletic wheelchairs, without auxiliary electric appliances.

Participants are responsible for verifying that the timing chip embedded in the BIB number is NOT detached, damaged or covered by outwear.

Any participant who does not wear his/her contest number on the front 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.

The timing system calculates each runner’s result by split times at official timing checkpoints – at the start, in timing checkpoints and at the finish.

ATTENTION! Runners with missing split times at official timing checkpoints will be automatically disqualified. Participants are responsible for verifying that the BIB number is worn on the front of T-shirt and that the timing device is not damaged.


3.9. START – TIME LIMIT – ROADS REOPENING

Please consult the official program of the event on the official site www.marathon.md to find out the starting times for each trial.

For marathon the time limit is 6 hours.

For half marathon the time limit is 6 hours.

For the 10K race the time limit is 6 hours.

Participants who will come to the Finish after this time limits will not be included in the race leaderboard and will not be awarded with a medal.

Competitors who exceed the time limit will be warned by race judges and will have to go in the Start/Finish area.

ATTENTION! Continuing the race after exceeding the time limit is prohibited. After this time limit, roads will be reopened to traffic and organizers will not be responsible for participants’ safety any longer.


3.10. RESULT TIMING

For Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Race, the «official leaderboard» will be established using an electronic timing system and will be available on the competition website within maximum 24 hours after the race ending.

Awarding in ABSOLUT category is made according to the GUN TIME (time from official start to the moment of crossing the finish line)

Awarding in AGE GROUP category is made according to the NET TIME (time from crossing the start line to the moment of crossing the finish line)


3.11. 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 chest.
  • unsportsmanlike conduct.
  • non-compliance with the organizers’ or volunteers’ instructions.
  • cutting the course.
  • the organizer and medical personnel may remove a participant from the race if they consider it’s in the best interests of participant’s health and welfare
  • changing or losing the assigned BIB number.
  • exceeding the time limit given for the race.

3.12. 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 PRIZES

ABSOLUTE awarding

Absolute 42 KM

6 places prize places: men and women, 1-3 places.

Absolute 21 KM

6 places prize places: men and women, 1-3 places.

Absolute 10 KM

6 places prize places: men and women, 1-3 places.

Awarding on CATEGORIES (male/female):

  • Aged from 14 to 19
  • Aged from 20 to 24
  • Aged from 25 to 29
  • Aged from 30 to 34
  • Aged from 35 to 39
  • Aged from 40 to 44
  • Aged from 45 to 49
  • Aged from 50 to 54
  • Aged from 55 to 59
  • Aged from 60 to 64
  • Aged from 65 to 70
  • Aged from 70 to 74
  • Aged from 75 to 79
  • Aged from 80 +

The participation diplomas (only for marathon, рфда marathon, 10.5 km) will be in electronic format and can be downloaded within two days after the event on the competition site.

The official festivity of the prizes will take place on the stage at Expo Zone. To find out the exact time of festivity, please consult the official program of the competition.


SECTION 5. ADMINISTRATIVE CONDITIONS

5.1. HYDRATATION POINTS

In compliance to all international regulations, hydratation points (with flat water, fruits) will be positioned on every 5 km of the route and in the Start/Finish area. Upon arrival, all participants will receive flat water, fruits and energy drinks. Participants are asked to throw the plastic bottles and glasses in areas close to hydration points to facilitate the cleaning process.


5.2. FIRST AID – AMBULANCE – WITHDRAWAL

Each Aid Station is staffed by an ambulance team, provided by the organizers. It will be situated in the Start/Finish area and other areas, if required to do so. 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 (members of family, friends) may stay in the vicinity of the route, but outside the running course, taking care not to damage the green areas. The road traffic will be restricted throughout the duration of the competition on all running routes.

The event will be assisted by:

  • ambulance;
  • traffic and local officers, in accordance with legislation in force in the Republic of Moldova.

SECTION 6. OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

6.1. COMPETITOR’S OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • competitors undertake to wear the participation number on the front during the competition;
  • competitors participate in the competition on their own responsibility;
  • competitors who abandon the race, regardless of reason, must inform the organizer immediately at one of the following places: at start, at the checkpoints, 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.
  • competitors who suffer an accident or any kind of physical or material damage, renounce themselves by entering the competition to any right to claim for damages or appeal to any person involved in organizing the competition, in particular against: the organizer or volunteers involved in competition organization (natural or legal persons), sponsors, public institutions supporting the competition (mayoralty, local council, police, etc.).
  • competitors must attend the briefing and consider carefully the information announced by the organizers.
  • 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 applying all effort to stop traffic during the race, but they are committed to cross carefully through open car traffic and to comply with police and volunteer instructions in all situations.
  • 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 size of the T-shirt.
  • competitors undertake full responsibility for the objects lost or forgotten on the route during the competition.

6.2. ORGANIZER’S OBLIGATIONS

The organizer undertakes to:

  • mark the route appropriately, to avoid wandering;
  • ensure revitalization points along the route;
  • ensure the participants’ awarding according to the information submitted in the section Awarding;
  • ensure the establishment of checkpoints along the route and the observance of arrival order of the competitors to these ones;
  • conduct a technical meeting before the competition, any changes announced on this occasion taking precedence over the information presented before.
Regulations 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 A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter” in partnership with the “SIMPALS” company and the major classifieds website in Moldova 999.md.
The goal of 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, 24 September, 2022, starting 10:00 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 years old before the date or on the day of the competition.
  • The 800-meter race can be attended by persons who are 7, 8 years old before the date or on the day of the competition.
  • The 1200-meter race can be attended by persons who are 9 and 10 years old before the date or on the day of the competition.
  • The 2000-meter race can be attended by persons who are 11, 12 and 13 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 23 , 2022.
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 200 places 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 October 16, 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
  • 300 MDL (≈10 EURO) – before 01.08.2022
  • 400 MDL (≈15 EURO) – from 02.08.2022 - 15.09.2022
  • 500 MDL (≈20 EURO) - from 16.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

3.8. PAYMENT METHODS
Participation fees can be paid online, by bank transfer or in cash (until 23.09.2022, 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. CONTACTS
E-mail: event@sporter.md
Legal address: A.O. Clubul Sportiv “Sporter”: mun. Chisinau, 28/1 Calea Orheiului str., Republic of Moldova.
022111072

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