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Rules Chisinau International Marathon

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:

The Competition will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 09:00 AM, in Chișinău, 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, who will compete at the distances established by the organizers, depending on their age and level of training.

– For the competition marathon (42 km 195 m) are eligible only people who turned 18 years old before or on the race day.

– For the competition half marathon (21 km 0975 m) are eligible only people who turned 18 years old before or on the race day.

Exception: people who turned 16 years old before the date of the race, inclusively, are allowed to participate only if they are students of a sportive school. Their admission should only be based on an Application (written agreement) from parents and/or coach.

– For the competition 10K Race (10 km 500 m) are eligible only people who turned 16 years old before or on the race day.

– For the competition 5K Race are eligible only people who turned 16 years old before or on the race day or from 10 years supervised by parents.

– To the competition Fun Run (1,5 km) all comers are allowed, regardless of age.

 

Everyone who wishes to participate in the competition shall access the Registration page of the competition’s official site www.marathon.md until the deadline stated on it. For the competitive races, there will be NO registration on the day of competition.

 

– In the children’s races Kids Run Day are allowed to participate children from 5 to 12 years old. Registration for these races can be made in Simpals’s office until September 26, or directly in the place of the event, according to the Official schedule of the event.

 

 

3.2. COMPETITIVE DISTANCES

All the competitive distances will take place on Sunday (September 29, 2019).

Marathon – individual race of 42 km 195 m;

Half Marathon – individual race of 21.097 km;

10K Race – individual race;

5K Race – individual race;

Fun Run – 1.5 km.

 

3.3. CHILDREN RACES

All the races for children will take place on Saturday (September 28, 2019). The Race Schedule will be published on the official website.

 

3.3.1 The distance for children races is 400 - 2000 meters. The race will be held in three age categories with separate starts and distances:

– children 5-7 years old - 400 meters;

– children 8-10 years old - 800 meters;

– children 11-12 years old - 1200 meters;

– children 13-14 years old - 1200 meters. 

3.3.2 Registration is mandatory. Registrations (according to age category) should be fulfilled on «KIDS RUN DAY» page on the official website www.marathon.md

 

Note! The number of participants is limited. The number of available places for the competition is 400 people. After reaching the limit, registration will close automatically. Incomplete forms and unpaid registrations will be considered invalid and will be cancelled.

 

3.3.3 The event begins at 9:00 in the Great National Assembly Square, in the center of Chisinau.

 

Races start at 10:00. Bib numbers will not be issued after 9:30.

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.

 

3.3.4  

KIDS RUN DAY: 

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

 

Payment methods see paragraph 3.10

 

3.3.5 Conditions of participation:

  • Registration fee should be paid until September 28, inclusive;

  • Parents must fill in a declaration for each child (see par. 3.11);

  • Child’s age must match the chosen age category.

 

3.4 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): GNAS – Ștefan cel Mare Blvd. – Vasile Alecsandri Str. – Metropolitan Varlaam Str. – Pușkin Str. – GNAS;

– 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.

 

3.5. REGISTRATION AND PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

3.5.1 Registration

Participants should register online, on the website www.marathon.md.

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.

 

Note! The number of participants is limited. The number of available places for each competition:

  • Marathon – 500 participants;

  • Half marathon – 800 participants;

  • 10K Race – 1300 participants;

  • 5K Race – 800 participants;


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

 

3.5.2 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).

2) The runner must provide a payment confirmation.

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.

 

3.6. 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.

 

3.7. 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 replacement.

 

3.8. AMENDMENT TO REGISTRATION

For Marathon, Marathon, 10K Race, amendments to registration (people replacement, transfer from one trial to another) shall be made at least 14 days before the event day by submitting a request on the official addresses given on the Contacts page.

 

3.9. PARTICIPATION FEE

Entry fees for all races:


  • Marathon (42 km 195 m) – 500 MDL  (≈25 EURO)

ATTENTION! The fees vary:

700 MDL (≈35 EURO) – beginning with 31.07.2019 - 14.09.2019,

1000 MDL (≈50 EURO) – beginning with 15.09.2019 - 26.09.2019,

1300 MDL (≈66 EURO) – beginning with 27.09.2019 - 28.09.2019,

  

  • Half Marathon (21,097 km) – 350 MDL (≈18 EURO)

ATTENTION! The fees vary:

450 MDL (≈23 EURO) – beginning with 31.07.2019 - 14.09.2019,

700 MDL (≈36 EURO) – beginning with 15.09.2018 - 26.09.2019,

1100 MDL (≈56 EURO) – beginning with 27.09.2019 -28.09.2019,

 

  • 10K Race  – 300 MDL (≈15 EURO)

ATTENTION! The fees vary:

400 MDL (≈20 EURO) – beginning with 31.07.2019 - 14.09.2019,

600 MDL (≈30 EURO) – beginning with 15.09.2019 - 26.09.2019,

1000 MDL (≈51 EURO) – beginning with 27.09.2019 - 28.09.2019,


  • 5K Race  – 300 MDL (≈15 EURO)

ATTENTION! The fees vary:

400 MDL (≈20 EURO) – beginning with 31.07.2019 - 14.09.2019,

600 MDL (≈30 EURO) – beginning with 15.09.2019 - 26.09.2019,

1000 MDL (≈51 EURO) – beginning with 27.09.2019 - 28.09.2019,

 

Fun Run (1,5 km) – free of charge.

 

3.10. PAYMENT METHODS

Entry fees can be paid online, by bank transfer or in cash. More information about payment methods is available on the official website, on the page REGISTRATION.

 

3.11. 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.

 

3.12. 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 published on the days preceding the race. 

 

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.

 

Race kits for Kids Run Day will be issued in SIMPALS’ office and on the competition day, according to the schedule published on the official website.

 

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.

 

3.12. 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 3 hours.

For the 10K race the time limit is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

For the 5K race the time limit is 45 minutes.

 

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.

 

3.13. 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)


Distance 5 km is not awarding in AGE GROUP.

 

3.14. 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.

  • — 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 participant’s health and welfare

  • — changing or losing the assigned BIB number.

  • — exceeding the time limit given for the race.


3.15. 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

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

Male

  • 1st place – 10 000 lei (479 euro)
  • 2nd place – 8000 lei (383 euro)
  • 3rd place – 6500 lei (311 euro)
  • 4th place – 4500 lei (216 euro)
  • 5th place – 3000 lei (144 euro)
  • 6th place – 2000 lei (96 euro)

Female


    • 1st place – 10 000 lei (479 euro)
    • 2nd place – 8000 lei (383 euro)
    • 3rd place – 6500 lei (311 euro)
    • 4th place – 4500 lei (216 euro)
    • 5th place – 3000 lei (144 euro)
    • 6th place – 2000 lei (96 euro)

Absolute 21 KM

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

Male

  • 1st place – 5 000 lei (240 euro)
  • 2nd place – 3000 lei (144 euro)
  • 3rd place – 2000 lei (96 euro)

Female


    • 1st place – 5 000 lei (240 euro)
    • 2nd place – 3000 lei (144 euro)
    • 3rd place – 2000 lei (96 euro)

Prize money for course record:

  • 42 km – 10 000 lei (479 euro)
  • 21 km – 3000 lei (144 euro)

Absolute 10 KM

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

Absolute 5 KM

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

Awarding on CATEGORIES 10 km, 21km 97 m, 42 km 195 m (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, semi-marathon, 10.5 km and 5 km races) will be in electronic format and can be downloaded within two days after the event on the competition site.

Awarding in Absolute category is according to GUN Time, and awarding in Age Groups is according to Personal Time

The official festivity of the prizes will take place in start/finish area. 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, isotonic beverages, 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. Failure to inform the withdrawal from the race may lead to a search and rescue operation (rescue teams) on the participant’s account. 

  • – 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 technical meeting 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 undertake to observe the environmental protection rules.

  • – 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;

  • – signalize the dangerous sections of the route;

  • – ensure 3 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;

  • – 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”: Municipality of Chișinău, 28/1 Calea Orheiului Str., Republic of Moldova.