Countdown To The 2019 C&D Xiamen Marathon

(January 6, 2019)

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Rules & Regulations

I. HOSTS

Chinese Athletic Association

Xiamen Municipal Government


II. ORGANIZERS

Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Sports

Xiamen Media Group

People’s Government of Siming District


III. CO-ORGANIZER

Xiamen Athletic Association


IV. OPERATOR

Xiamen Media Group Sports Co., Ltd


V. DATE 

7:30 a.m. Sunday, January 6th, 2019


VI. EVENT:

Marathon (42.195KM)


VII. DIVISION

(I) Individual Marathon (Men, Women)

(II) Cross-Strait Invitational Marathon Tournament.


VIII. RACE COURSE

The Start & Finish: Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center;


Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center (The Start) → Huizhan Road → South Huizhan Road → South Island Ring Blvd → Daxue Road → Yanwu Road → Yanwu Bridge → Lujiang Ave → South Hubin Road → Bailuzhou Road (run around the hall to retrace) → Bailuzhou Road → South Hubin Road → West Hubin Road (Retracing Point) →West Hubin Road → Lujiang Ave → Yanwu Bridge →South Island Ring Blvd→ South Huizhan Road → Huizhan Road → Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center (The Finish).


IX. RULES

(I) The race shall be implemented as per the latest rules and regulations authorized by Chinese Athletic Association and as per the rules and regulations for this race.


(II) Start waves:

The race will start in THREE waves. Further instructions will be notified on the basis of the registration status. 


(III) Start order:

Top athletes are followed by other runners in separate corrals according to personal race results. Contestants registered after the regular registration through sponsors or cooperative organizations shall all start in the last wave. 


(IV)  Roll call:


1. Top athletes recognized by the organizing committee must have separate roll call in the designated area 30 minutes prior to the race. The race result of those who fail to undergo the roll call will be invalid for being the official race result.


2. Timing chips and race number bibs’ check will be carried out for general contestants, who need to go through the roll call in respective corrals within the specified time.


3. Later corral contestants are NOT allowed to start from the earlier corral. Violation of this rule will be subject to the cancellation of the race result , ranking and suspension penalty for one year.


4. No contestants are allowed to start 20 minutes after the last wave.


(V) Timing method:


1. Inductive timing shall be adopted for the race. The inductive timing chips will start timing when contestants pass the start line. Contestants must wear the disposable timing chips provided by the organizing committee in order to validate the race results. 


2. Timing carpets are placed at the start line, every 5KM point, the 21.0975KM point , retracing point and the finish line. Contestants shall run through each timing carpet during the race. Those who finish the race within the cut-off time but without complete records from all timing points will not be qualified for final ranking.


(VI) Cut-off time and distance:


To ensure the safety of all contestants and the operation of the city traffic, after the cut-off time of each point, timing carpet will stop working, and the road in this section will return to normal traffic order. Contestants shall stop racing and leave the race course in time, waiting for the event pick-up vehicle or taking public transportation to the finish line. Otherwise, the contestant will autonomously undertake the corresponding legal responsibilities and liability to pay compensation for the accident thereupon.


Cut-off time is subject to the gun time. See the following chart for details:

Event

Distance

Cut-Off Time (after each wave)

Marathon

Start Line

20 minutes after the last wave

5KM

1:00:00

10KM

1:35:00

15KM

2:20:00

20KM

3:00:00

25KM

3:40:00

30KM

4:25:00

35KM

5:10:00

40KM

5:55:00

42.195KM

6:15:00

Notes: If there being special cases, the organizing committee   is empowered to decide on early cut-offs, which contestants shall follow.

  

(VII) Baggage Deposit and Collection: Contestants can deposit personal belongings by the order of race number at designated area of the starting point before the race. After finishing the race, contestants shall claim their baggage by presenting their own race number bib within the after-race service area before 16:00 on the race day. Those who are unable to collect the baggage by above-mentioned time can process the claim at the frontier hall of Xiamen Sports Center Stadium within 5 days after the race. After this five-day, all unclaimed baggage will be disposed by the organizing committee.


It is not suggested to leave valuables in the bags. In case of any damage or loss, contestants shall take responsibilities by themselves.


To create an environmentally-friendly race, clothes recycling boxes will be provided. Contestants can put their used clothes on race day in the boxes to support public welfare causes.


(VIII) Water, Energy drink and Refreshments stations:


Event

Station Point

Water/Sponge

Energy Drink/Water

Refreshments

Marathon

5KM



7.5KM



10KM



12.5KM


15KM



17.5KM


20KM



22.5KM


25KM



27.5KM


30KM



32.5KM


35KM


37.5KM


40KM




(IX) Medical Aid


1. Medical aid stations will be set at the starting point, each 2.5KM after 5KM and the finishing point.


2. AED first aid service will be provided along the race course.


3. Medical aid volunteers will serve along the race course, assisting in medical aid and maintaining race order. Contestants can ask help from them when needed. During the race, the commander of Medical Service Department is empowered to give instructions to ask the contestant to stop racing and take back the number bib on basis of the physical situation. If the contestant refuses to follow the instructions given by the on-site medical crew and insists on continuing the race, all the consequences and responsibilities arising shall be borne by the contestant. In case of losing consciousness during the race, the organizing committee will be in automatic commission to take every means for emergency aid, including but not limited to CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation), AED, and fast transfer via rented vehicle or aircraft. 


(X) Anti-doping control will be conducted according to relevant regulations.


(XI) Race result certificate. For contestants who have finished the race within the specified cut-off time, please log into the official website after the race to query, download and print the race result certificate.


(XII) Please read the Official Manual and relevant instructions for other specific requirements and arrangements of the race.

 

X. APPLICATION


(I) Age requirement: Over 20 years of age (born before December 31, 1999).


(II) Physical requirement: Marathon is an athletic sport of high load and great intensity over long distances,and is also a high-risk competitive event, with high requirements on contestants’ physical condition. Contestants ought to be in physical health with the basis of long-term participation in long-distance running exercise or training. Anyone who has any of the following diseases is prohibited to register and participate in the race:    

1. Congenital and rheumatic heart diseases;

2. Hypertension and cerebrovascular disease;

3. Myocarditis and other heart diseases;

4. Coronary artery disease and serious cardiac arrhythmia;

5. Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia diabetes;

6. Influenza 2 weeks before the racing day;

7. Pregnancy;

8. Other diseases unsuitable for sports.


(III) Registration Procedure:


1. Event capacity: 35,000. Pre-registration is adopted. Please log into the official website www.xmim.org for pre-registration. Applicants will be selected by drawing lots if applications exceed the maximum number.


2. Applicants who have win the drawing lots shall proceed with payment to confirm registration, otherwise will be regarded as renunciation of the qualification, which will be released to unselected applicants for replacement until full capacity. Please pay attention to the registration time and Registration Notice announced on the official website, WeChat and Weibo.


3. Team registration shall not be acceptable.


4. The following participants can receive the qualifications directly for the race:

1) Invited Elite athletes of the organizing committee and contestants coming from foreign friendship cities

2) Contestants with Xiamen Marathon Permanent Race Number

3) Contestants of Cross-strait Invitational Marathon Tournament

4) Xiamen Marathon Elite Athletes (applicants whose race results achieve the ”XQ- Xiamen Marathon Qualifying Time” , see below chart for qualifying time), please provide Race Result Certificate of IAAF Road Race Label Events (please go to www.iaaf.org for more details) or of AIMS member events (please go to www.aims-worldrunning.org for more details) from January 2016 to May 2018, or accessible personal race result of ”Class A” events authenticated by CAA during January 1, 2016 - June 1, 2018 (subject to the result found on the China Marathon Information Platform www.runchina.org.cn within the registration period.).


Xiamen Marathon Qualifying Time

Division

Under Age 29

Age 30-39

Age 40-49

Age 50-54

Age 55-59

Age 60-64

Age 65-69   

After Age 70

Men

3:20:00

3:25:00

3:30:00

3:35:00

3:45:00

4:00:00

4:30:00

5:00:00

Women

3:50:00

3:55:00

4:00:00

4:10:00

4:25:00

4:40:00

5:10:00

5:45:00

 

5) 100 applicants listed in the 1,000 Runners’ Group and 500 applicants listed in the 10,000 Runners’ Group from the China Marathon Grand Prix /Go for the Olympics serial activities. Registration is on a first come first served basis. 


6) Applicants who have got the race qualification of Xiamen Marathon in running events operated by Xiamen Media Group Sports Co., Ltd and whose age meets the rules and regulations of this race.


7) Overseas applicants;


8) Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan;


9) 200 applicants for Run for Charity. Registration is on a first come first served basis for the Run for Charity and without drawing lots up to the quota.


10) Applicants selected by drawing lots but failed to participate in 2018 C&D Xiamen Marathon (only for those whose race packet uncollected).


5. Other applicants will be selected by drawing lots for qualification.


6. For Xiamen citizens (subject to ID or Residence Permit obtained prior to August 31, 2018) who are NOT selected by drawing lots, the organizing committee will provide an  extra 1500 quota for another round of drawing lots.


7. Applicants to be rejected from registration and participation:


1) Applicants who have been inflicted with suspension penalty by CAA for violating relevant event rules;


2) Applicants who have been inflicted with suspension penalty by the organizing committee of Xiamen Marathon and races operated by operated by Xiamen Media Group Sports Co., Ltd for violating relevant rules.


8.  Applicants who have participated in Xiamen Marathon for accumulative 10 years and who have finished the race within the cut-off time (subject to the previous race results ) can have their own Permanent Race Number when registering again for the race.


9. The organizing committee will notify the result of drawing lots through SMS, email, etc. in 10 work days after the registration deadline. Applicants can also inquire the result on Personal Center of the official website.


10. Please read Guide for Packet Pick-up announced on our official website, WeChat and Weibo for packet collection.


11. For unsettled matters among the above, please read Registration Notice on our official website, WeChat and Weibo.


(IV) Registration Fee


1. Domestic contestants (including those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan): RMB120/person;


2. Overseas contestants: USD 50/person;


3. Run for Charity: RMB2000/person; They can enjoy the benefits of medal presentation with the witness of no more than two relatives in the designated area around the finishing point, exclusive Run for Charity T-shirts, race number bibs and exclusive windows for race packet pick-up.


4. Free of charge for invited elite athletes, contestants with Xiamen Marathon Permanent Race Number, and Cross-Strait Invitational Marathon Tournament runners.


5. Free of charge for the 100 applicants listed in the 1,000 Runners’ Group from the China Marathon Grand Prix / Go for the Olympics serial activities.


(V) Race packet shall not be collected and registration fee shall not be refunded to those who have received the race qualification but incapable of participation. The organizing committee can offer to retain the qualification to the next year’s race, but the applicant must register and pay for the registration fee again. Applicants who have received the race qualification for two consecutive years but failed to attend both races will be disqualified for registering and participating in the race of the following year.

 

XI. AWARDING METHOD


I) Ranking Prize


1.Prize (by gun time, in USD)

Men

Women

Rank

Award (USD)

Time

Rank

Award (USD)

Time

1

45000

Less than 2:09:30

1

45000

Less than 2:26:00

25000

2:09:30 and Above

25000

2:26:00 and Above

2

20000

Less than 2:10:30 

2

20000

Less than 2:27:00

15000

2:10:30 and Above

15000

2:27:00 and Above

3

13000

Less than 2:11:30

3

13000

Less than 2:28:00

11000

2:11:30 and Above

11000

2:28:00 and Above

4

10000


4

10000


5

8000


5

8000


6

7000


6

7000


7

6500


7

6500


8

6000


8

6000



2. Special Prize for Chinese contestants (by net time)


1) Awarded to: Contestants with Chinese nationality


2) Awarding standards: see below race result and the respective awards (in RMB)

Men

Women

Rank

Award (RMB)

Time

Rank

Award (RMB)

Time

1

50000

Less than 2:15:00

1

50000

Less than 2:32:30

25000

2:15:00 and above

25000

2:32:30 and above

2

40000

Less than 2:15:00

2

40000

Less than 2:32:30

20000

2:15:00 and above

20000

2:32:30 and above

3

30000

Less than 2:15:00

3

30000

Less than 2:32:30

15000

2:15:00 and above

15000

2:32:30 and above

4

10000


4

10000


5

8000


5

8000


6

6000


6

6000


7

4000


7

4000


8

3000


8

3000


9

2500


9

2500


10

2000


10

2000


11

1500


11

1500


12

1000


12

1000


 

3. Xiamen Citizens’ Prize (by net time)


1) Awarded to: Contestants with Xiamen citizenship prior to the registration deadline (CAA registered contestants and Cross-Strait Invitational Marathon Tournament runners are not included).


2) Age divisions: men and women age 20 - 40 (i.e., born within the period from 1979 to 1999); men and women over age 40 (i.e., born before 1979).


3) Awarding standards: Top 12 finishers in each group will be awarded bonus (in RMB) and medals.

Rank

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10-12

Award

5000

4000

3500

3000

2500

2000

1500

1000

800

500

 

(II) Record-breaking awards (only for the champion)


1. By gun time


1) World record awards (for men and women): USD$1,000,000 (subject to the IAAF’s final release by January 5, 2019);


2) USD$50,000 will be awarded for breaking the marathon record within China territory (for men and women, subject to CAA’s final release by January 5, 2019)


3) USD$30,000 will be awarded for breaking the Xiamen Marathon record (for men and women);

Year/Event

Record

Name

Gender

Nationality/Region

2015   C&D Xiamen Marathon

2:06:19

Moses   Mosop

Male

Kenya

2015   C&D Xiamen Marathon

2:19:52

Mare   Dibaba

Female

Ethiopia

 

2. By net time


1) RMB 50,000 will be awarded to Chinese athletes for breaking the National Athlete Marathon Record (for men and women, subject to CAA’s final release by January 5, 2019)


2) RMB 30,000 will be awarded to Chinese athletes for breaking the Xiamen Marathon National Athlete Record (for men and women);

Year/Event

Record

Name

Gender

2008   C&D Xiamen Marathon

2:10:43

Haiyang   Deng

Male

2008   C&D Xiamen Marathon

2:22:38

Yingying   Zhang

Female

 

(III) Race Time Awards (by gun time, number of winners unlimited, in USD)

Men

Women

Time

Award   (USD)

Time

Award   (USD)

2:04:30

50000

2:18:00

50000

2:05:00

40000

2:18:30

40000

2:05:30

30000

2:19:00

30000

2:06:00

20000

2:19:38

20000

2:06:18

10000

2:19:51

10000

 

(IV) Awards Receiving


1. The list of winners will be publicized on the official website for 10 workdays up from the next day after the race. For any objection to the awarded results during the period of publicity, please contact the competition department of the organizing committee and provide authentic and valid evidence. The rank of anyone who is reported to have violated the race rules and relevant regulations, if proven true after investigation, will be canceled. The rank will not be supplemented once canceled.


2. Winners of Ranking Prize, Record-breaking Awards and Race Time Awards shall receive the doping control. The rank and awards of those who fail to pass the doping control will be canceled, and the rank will not be supplemented.


3. The bonus of Ranking Prize, Record-breaking awards and Race Time awards will be given out after the publication of the race results and the anti-doping control result being accepted.


4. To receive bonus, winning contestants shall provide your personal valid bank card number, photocopy of identity card and telephone number.


5. For the Ranking Prize, Record-breaking Awards and Race Time Awards, winners can have multiple awards among them. But in each prize category, only the highest award will be given if multiple ones are won.


(V) All the above awards are after-tax.


(VI) The race T-shirt, race bag, number bib , disposable timing chip and Official Manual will be provided by the organizing committee.


(VII) Only contestants finishing the race within the cut-off time will receive the finishers’ medals.


XII. PROCEDURE ON PENALTY


(I) In order to enhance the management of sportsmanship and discipline in racing, the organizing committee strictly prohibits transferring (selling) or receiving (buying) qualifications for participation in private and prohibits anyone from accessing the track to participate by means of imposture, rub running, counterfeiting of the race number bib and using nonofficial race number bib. Once detected, the violator will be forbidden lifelong to participate in all events held by the organizing committee of Xiamen Marathon Organizing Committee and reported to Chinese Athletic Association to impose additional penalties.


All aftermaths as a consequence of imposture, rub running, counterfeiting the race number bib and so forth shall be undertaken on the violator’s own. Where economic loss and severe consequences have resulted, the organizing committee will reserve its right to inquire into the violator’s legal responsibilities.


(II) Video surveillance will be carried out by the organizing committee at the start line, every 5 km timing points, retracing point and the finish line during the race. Violators in the following cases will face corresponding penalties, which include disqualifying from the race, canceling the race result, 1-2 years or lifelong ban of the race. The organizing committee will also report to Chinese Athletic Association for additional penalties.

1. Racing with another’s timing chip, or with two or more timing chips; 

2. Disobeying the start order and start at non-designated area;

3. Violating the rules when starting;

4. Racing in relay;

5. Continuing racing after cut-off time or re-enter the course after dropping out of the race;

6. Not racing along the course, taking shortcut or public transportation;

7. Crossing the finish line repeatedly or not completing the race but crossing the finish line to get finishers’ medal and souvenirs;

8. Not carrying race number bib to pass the finish line as per the stipulated requirement;

9. Counterfeiting number bib, crossing the finish line to get finishers’ medal with bib number from other races or previous Xiamen Marathon races;

10. Getting qualification by using false information or by pretending to be an overseas applicant;  

11. Uncivilized behaviors (e.g. open defecation, littering, etc.); 

12. Refusing to follow the instructions of the working staff of events, disturbing the race or assembling a crowd to make trouble;

13. Other behaviors violating the race rules and regulations.


XIII. INSURANCE


(I) Contestants shall buy their own insurance.


(II) The organizing committee will offer a life accident insurance for each contestant, the policy of which shall be subject to the registered information. Applicants will be held liable if invalidly insured due to false information.


XIV. Xiamen Marathon Organizing Committee

(I) Registration Office Tel: +86-0592-5372205/5372206, Fax: 5372100

(II) Registration Office Email: xmimbmc@126.com

(III) Official Website: http://www.xmim.org  

(IV) Address: No.2 Tiyu Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China


XV. The organizing committee of Xiamen Marathon reserves the right to interpret the regulations. Further notice will be announced for unmentioned issues.

 

Xiamen Marathon Organizing Committee