2017 Sleemon Shaoxing International Marathon

2017 Shaoxing International Marathon Rules & Regulations

2017 Shaoxing International Marathon Rules & Regulations

I. Hosts

  Chinese Athletics Association , Sports Bureau of Zhejiang Province , Shaoxing Municipal Government


II. Advisors

  Zhejiang Sports Competition Center


III. Organizers

  Shaoxing Sports Bureau , Yuecheng District Government of Shaoxing , Keqiao District Government of Shaoxing


IV. Co-organizers

  Xiamen Media Group , Shaoxing Broadcasting Corporation、Operating Management Co. Ltd, Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center


V. Operators

  Xiamen Media Group Sport Co.,Ltd.


VI. Date and Venue

  To be held in Shaoxing at 7:30a.m. November 11, 2017


VII. Event

  (I) Men's and women's Marathon (42.195 km)

  (II) Men's and women's Half Marathon (21.0975 km)

  (III)Men's and women's Mini Marathon (6.5 km)


VIII. Course

  (I) Marathon

  Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center (The Start)→(go straight)Jiefang Avenue→(turn left)2nd Ring North Road→(turn right)Didanhu Road→(turn left)Didan Lake Park→(turn right)Inner Loop of Didan Lake Park→(turn right)into the tunnel of Didan Lake Park→(turn right)to the North of the Didan Twins-building→(turn left)Meilonghu Road→(turn right)Shengli East Road→(turn left)Zhongxingzhong Road→(turn right)cross the Lu Xun Native Place→(turn right)Jiefang South Road→(go straight)Jiefang North Raod→(turn left))Fushanheng Street→(go straight)Fushan Park East Gate→cross Fushan Park→(turn right)Pianmenzhi Street→(go straight) pass by King’s City(Shaoxing Museum)→(turn right)Pianmenzhi Street→(go straight) pass by the South of Xi Garden→(turn right)Huancheng West Road→(turn left)Xiaxi Road→(turn right)Yuexi Road→(turn left)Fenglin West Road→(go straight)Yunji Road→(turn right)Hudong Road→(turn left)Qunxian Road→(turn right)Jinkeqiao Avenue→WTC Building(making a U-turn)→(go straight)Jinkeqiao Avenue→(turn left)Qunxian Road→(go straight)Qunxian Road→(turn right)Jiefang Avenue→Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center (The Finish)


  (II)Half Marathon

  Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center (The Start)→(go straight)Jiefang Avenue→(turn left)2nd Ring North Road→(turn right)Didanhu Road→(turn left)Didan Lake Park→(turn right)Inner Loop of Didan Lake Park→(turn right)into the tunnel of Didan Lake Park→(turn right)to the North of the Didan Twins-building→(turn left)Meilonghu Road→(turn right)Shengli East Road→(turn left)Zhongxingzhong Road→(turn right)cross the Lu Xun Native Place→(turn right)Jiefang South Road→(go straight)Jiefang North Raod→(turn left))Fushanheng Street→(go straight)Fushan Park East Gate→cross Fushan Park→(turn right)Pianmenzhi Street→(go straight) pass by King's City(Shaoxing Museum)→(turn right)Pianmenzhi Street→(go straight) pass by the South of Xi Garden→(turn right)Huancheng West Road→(turn left))Xiaxi Road→(turn right)Yuexi Road→(turn right)Fenglin West Road→Fenglin Bridge(making a U-turn)→(turn right)Yuexi Road→(turn right)Yangjiang West Road→Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center (The Finish)


  (III)Mini Marathon

  Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center (The Start)→(go straight)Jiefang Avenue→(turn left)2nd Ring North Road→(turn right)Didanhu Road→(turn left)Didan Lake Park→(turn right)Inner Loop of Didan Lake Park→(turn left)into the tunnel of Didan Lake Park (The Finish)


IX. Rules

  (I) The race events shall be conducted in accordance with the latest Rules and Regulations for Track & Field certified by Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) and the rules and regulations for this Marathon.


  (II) Roll call: Participants shall go to a designated area for roll call within a specified roll call period. Invited elite athletes, and professional athletes registered with Chinese Athletic Association must go to the roll call separately 40 minutes before the race. Otherwise, their race results will be invalid. Participants are no longer allowed to enter the race course 45 minutes after the racing order is issued.


  (III) Start order: Runners shall be positioned in the order of invited elite athletes, registered participants, general participants of marathon (divided in separate zones based on the personal best race result) , general participants of half marathon (divided in separate zones based on the personal best race result)and general participants of mini marathon. There will be 20 meters apart to space Marathon, Half Marathon and Mini Marathon runners.


  (IV) Order issuing: Simultaneous start upon the gunfire signal.


  (V) Timing Method

  i) Inductive timing shall be adopted for the race. The inductive timing chips will start timing when contestants pass the starting line. Contestants must wear the disposable timing chip provided by the organizing committee in order to make the race result valid.

  ii) Participants must go through all timing carpets on the ground one by one, which are respectively placed at the starting line, every 5km points, half point(21.0975), finish line of marathon, and finish line of half marathon. They will be disqualified for the ranking if missing the record at any one of the timing points even having finished the race before the cut-off time.


  (VI) Cut-off points&time

  For the safety of all participants, traffic control will be operated in different time periods at specific road section. After the cut-off time, timing carpet will stop working and public traffic in this section will be back to normal. Those who are unable to complete the respective distance by the cut-off time shall stop racing and quit the race course in time, waiting for the organizing committee's pick-up vehicle or taking a public vehicle to arrive at the terminal.


  Cut-off time is subject to the gun time and the Chart of which can be seen as below:


  (VII) Depositing and collecting personal belongings: Marathon and half marathon participants shall store their personal belongings according to their race number ranges in a designated area at the starting point and collect their deposited personal belonging by presenting their own race number bib in the area corresponding to their race numbers within after-race service area. The organizing committee suggests that no valuables should be left in race bags (e.g., mobile phones, valid credentials, cash, keys, credit cards, laptop, iPad, etc.). In case of any damage or loss, participants shall take responsibilities by themselves. The after-race service area will be available by 3:00 p.m. on the race day for personal belonging collection. Those who are unable to collect the personal belongings by above-mentioned time can go to the organizing committee and claim storaged bag within 5 working days after the race day. After this period, all unclaimed personal belongings will be disposed by organizing committee.


  (VIII) Water, Energy Drinks, and refreshments stations


  (IX) Medical aid

  i) Fixed medical aid stations and ambulances are to be set at the start area, points which along the race course, and the finish area.

  ii) Peripatetic working staffs of AED medical aid service are to be equipped along the race course.

  iii) Medical service volunteers are to be equipped along the race course to assist with medical aid and to maintain the order of race. Contestants can ask them for help if necessary.


  (X) Anti-doping test will be conducted according to rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) in this race.


  (XI) Race result certificate: Participants who finish marathon and half marathon before the cut-off time can log into the official website of 2017 Shaoxing International Marathon (http://sxym.sxsports.gov.cn) after the race to inquire about the result and print the result certificate by themselves.


  (XII) Other matters relate to the race competition please refer to the Official Programme.


X. Procedures on Participation

  (I) Age requirement: over 20 years old(born before November 11, 1997) for marathon; over 16 years old(born before November 11, 2001) for half marathon; There is no requirement on gender and age for mini marathon runners, and who those in good physical condition are allowed to participate in mini marathon. Teenager who is under 16 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.

  (II) Physical requirement: Marathon is a heavy-load, high-intensive and long-distance sport, and is also a high-risk competitive event, with high requirements on participants' physical condition. Participants 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 not permitted to participate, and shall bear all the consequences and legal liability if not obey these rules as below:

  i) Congenital and rheumatic heart diseases;

  ii) Hypertension and cerebrovascular disease;

  iii) Myocarditis and other heart diseases;

  iv) Coronary artery disease and serious cardiac arrhythmia;

  v) Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia diabetes;

  vi) Influenza two weeks prior to the race;

  vii) Pregnancy;

  viii) Other diseases unsuitable for sports.


  (III) Registration procedures

  a. Event capacity: 12,000 (including 5,000 for marathon, 4,000 for half marathon and 3,000 for mini marathon). Marathon and Half Marathon’s registration falls into two stages – pre-registration and confirmation by drawing lots.  And Mini Marathon’s registration will be finished as soon as the number of registering people achieves the quota, First come first serve.

  b. Team pre-registration is acceptable.

  c. Registering participants can log into the official website of 2017 Shaoxing International Marathon (http://sxym.sxsports.gov.cn) within the specified time and register in accordance to relevant requirements. Please pay attention to the officially announced registration time and Registration Notice for the specific registration time and methods. Registration consultation Tel: 0575-88588981,0575-88588982; Official registration email: [email protected]; Address: Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center, No.899 of Yangjiang West Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province.

  d.The participants who can get the qualifications directly for the race as below:

  ① Invited elite athletes of the Organizing Committee;

  ② Professional participants registered with CAA;

  ③ Overseas applicants (including those from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan areas);

  ④ Participants of Marathon Elite teams which have been approved;

  ⑤ Male applicants who finishing the race within 4 hours 15 minutes(inclusive) and female applicants who finishing the race 4 hours and 45 minutes (inclusive) in the Marathon events. All these results should be published on the Chinese Marathon information platform (www.runchina.org.cn) during January 2015 - May 2017.


  (IV) Registration Fee

  i) Chinese Citizens (including those in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan):

  Marathon: RMB 150 per person

  Half Marathon: RMB 150 per person

  Mini Marathon: RMB 50 per person

  ii) Foreign participants:

  Marathon: $50 per person

  Half Marathon: $50 per person

  Mini Marathon: $20 per person

  iii) Free of charge for invited elite athletes, professional athletes registered with CAA.

  iv) Registration fees shall not be refunded to those who have got the qualification for participation in the race as approved by the organizing committee.


XI. Matriculated Ranks & Awards

  (I) Marathon Ranking Prize(Unit: in RMB)

  i) Totally Ranking Prize (be ranked by gun time)

  ii) Chinese Citizens Ranking Prize (Unit: in RMB)

  a. Awarded Object: Contestants who have received citizenship of China to the deadline on registration;

  b. Awarding Measure: Top 50 finishers in each group will be awarded bonus.


  iii) Shaoxing Residents Ranking Prize (Unit: in RMB)

  a. Awarded Object: Contestants who have received resident of Shaoxing to the deadline on registration;

  b. Awarding Measure: Top 20 finishers in each group will be awarded bonus.


  iv) Marathon Elite Team Ranking Prize

  a.Awarded Object: Marathon Team who have received the qualification for participating(20 runners should be grouped as a marathon team);

  b. Awarding Measure: Top 10 members' timing result in each team will be added together as the final race result of a team. The shortest timing-sum team is the Top 1 team, and so on.Top 20 elite teams will be awarded bonus;

  c. All team members will use timing chips for race result; Marathon Elite teams, whose 20 team members shall finish the race before cut-off time, are eligible to fight for ranking bonus.


  (II) Half Marathon Ranking Prize(Unit: in RMB)

  i) Totally Ranking Prize


  ii) Chinese Citizens Ranking Prize

  a. Awarded Object: Contestants who have received citizenship of China to the deadline on registration;

  b. Awarding Measure: Top 50 finishers in each group will be awarded bonus.


  (III) A winner shall be awarded the highest award only if winning several individual awards at the same time. Marathon Elite Team bonus can be awarded along with individual bonus.

  (IV) The list of award winners will be publicized on the official website of event the next day for 5 working days. For any objection to the award winners' race results within the period of publicity, please contact the organizing committee office and provide authentic, valid evidence. The matriculated rank of anyone who is reported to violate the race rules and relevant provisions of regulations, as has been investigated, proved and confirmed, shall be canceled, and the rank shall not be supplemented once canceled;

  (V) To receive bonus, please provide personal valid bank card number, photocopy of identity card with personal autograph and contact phone. The valid term of bonus reception lasts 15 days(after Anti-doping test result being announced) since the list of award winners is officially publicized. Failure to handle beyond the term shall be tackled as rejection of award. Tel: 0592-5372100; Email: [email protected];

  (VI) Marathon Top 3 winners, both of men and women, will be given a trophy and a medal. Participants finishing the race before the cut-off time can get the race souvenir including the finishing race medals.

  (VII) Winners will be awarded with RMB. According to the Chinese tax regulation, 20% personal income tax will be levied on the winnings.

  (VIII) Contestants of the Mini Marathon will not be ranked. Every runner will receive a Certificate of Participation.


XII. Procedures on Penalty

  Video surveillance will be carried out by the organizing committee at the Starting&Finishing point and every 5km points. The organizing committee shall treat any one of the following cases with separate penalties, depending on the severity of circumstances, ranging from disqualifying the contestant to match and canceling his/her race result to forbidding the contestant from matching for 2 years or lifelong, and report to Chinese Athletic Association to impose additional penalties.

  (I) Provide false age upon registration or participate with substitutes after registration;

  (II) Carry another participant's timing chip, or carry two or more timing chips in the race (including cases where a male contestant carries a female contestant's timing chip);

  (III) Disobey the specified start order or start the race in a non-specified area;

  (IV) Actions violating the rules when starting to run;

  (V) Finishing the race by means of relay;

  (VI) Refuse to cease the race after the cut-off time or go back to the course after exiting from the race;

  (VII) Fail to complete the normal course of registered race event along the specified route, take shortcuts or transportation vehicles;

  (VIII) Breaching the stipulated requirements by repeating passing the finishing point or by passing the finishing point in private to get the race-completion card and souvenir without finishing the race;

  (IX) Failing to wear the personal race number bib to pass the finishing point as required;

  (X) Counterfeiting the race number bib in private, passing the finishing point using the race number bib of another or a previous event to get the race-completion card, etc.;

  (XI) Contestants who obliterate, cover up or transfer the race number bib in private shall have to undertake the liability for all consequences during the race;

  (XII) Accessing the qualification for participating in the race by taking advantage of false information or by pretending to be an overseas contestant;

  (XIII) Uncivilized behaviors (e.g. open defecation, throwing garbage anywhere, etc.);

  (XIV) Refuse to follow the instructions of working staff, disturb the race or assemble a crowd to make trouble;

  (XV) Other behaviors violating the race rules and regulations.


XIII. Insurance

  The organizing committee shall offer a personal accident insurance for each contestant. Please log in to the official website of 2017 Shaoxing International Marathon (http://sxym.sxsports.gov.cn) to check the Insurance specification


XIV. 2017 Shaoxing International Marathon Organizing Committee

  (I) Registration Official Tel: 0575-88588981,0575-88588982;

  (II) Registration Official Email: [email protected];

  (III) Official Website: http://sxym.sxsports.gov.cn;

  (IV) Address: Shaoxing Olympic Sports Center, No.899 of Yangjiang West Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province.


XV. The right to interpret this regulation belongs to 2017 Shaoxing International Marathon Organizing Committee. Unsettled matters shall be noticed in addition.



Shaoxing International Marathon Organizing Committee

August 2017