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Event Regulations for the 2019 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon and National Half Marathon Championships (Yangzhou)

Ⅰ. Hosts

Chinese Athletic Association

China Central Television- Sports Channel

Jiangsu Sports Bureau

Yangzhou Municipal People’s Government

Ⅱ. Organizers

Jiangsu Sports Competition Administrative Center 

Jiangsu Sports Industry Guidance Center

Yangzhou Sports Bureau

Ⅲ. Approved by

International Association of Athletics Federations

Ⅳ. Date and Place

1. Event Date & Time: 8:00 a.m., April 21st, 2019

2. Place: Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Ⅴ. Event Categories

Half Marathon

1.International Half Marathon (21.0975 km)

2.“China Dream”  Chinese Half Marathon (21.0975 km)

3.Happiness Avenue” Yangzhou Citizens Half Marathon (21.0975 km)

4.“Youth on the Road” University and College Group

Mini Marathon

Mini Marathon (6.2 km)

Ⅵ. Route

Half Marathon: Start (Marathon Park)→Binshui Road→Wenchang East Road→Wenchang Middle Road→Taizhou Road→Gaoqiao Road→Wanfu West Road→Shouxihu Road→Pingshantang East Road→Yangtze River North Road→Wenchang West Road→Finish(Yangzhou Sports Park)

Mini Marathon: Start (Marathon Park)→Binshui Road→Wenchang East Road→Wenchang Middle Road→Taizhou Road→Finish (Dongguan Ancient Ferry)

Ⅶ. Application

1. Registration Time

Half Marathon

Mass Runners: From 10:00 a.m., January 18th, 2019 to 15:00 p.m., January 21st, 2019

Charity Runners: From 10:00a.m., February 2nd, 2019 to 15:00 p.m., March 6th, 2019

University and College Groups: From 10:00a.m., March 11st , 2019 to 15:00 p.m., March 12nd, 2019 (Paper documents must be mailed to OC office during February 25th, 2019 from to March 6th, 2019)

Mini Marathon: From 10:00 a.m., January 30th, 2019 to 15:00 p.m., February 1st, 2019

2. Registration Methods

(1) Individual and group registration (only University and College Groups) will be accepted. The detailed methods can be checked in the 2019 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon Application Notes on the official website.

(2) The registered athletes by Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) shall applicate to participate in the National Half Marathon Championships (Yangzhou) on CAA website.

(3) The limited number of each category: Half Marathon: 25,000, Mini Marathon: 10,000.

(4) In Half Marathon (“Youth on the Road” University and College Groups Half Marathon excluded), if the final number of application is beyond the limitation above, the qualification of entering will be determined by drawing lots. For Mini Marathon and “Youth on the Road” University and College Groups Half Marathon, the qualification of entering will be determined by the time order of registration. 

(5) For promotion of the National-wide Fitness, the OC opens application channel for Charity Run(Only for Half Marathon, 300 quota limited). The registration fee is to be used in charity business.

3. Registration Fee:

(1) Half Marathon: RMB 120/person; Mini Marathon: RMB 60/person.

(2) “Youth on the Road” University and College Groups: free of charge. RMB 1000 as deposit is required for registration, and it will only be refunded when more than 90% (included) of the group’s members have participated in the race. 

(3) Charity Run: RMB 1,000/person

(3) National Half Marathon Championships: free of charge.

4. Registration Requirements

(1) Age Requirements:

a. Half Marathon: 16 years old (before December 31st, 2019) ;But for those less than 18 years old, their legal guardians or statutory agents are required to sign the disclaimer before the race.

b. Mini Marathon: No Age Limitation. But for those less than 13 years old, their legal guardians or statutory agents are required to sign the disclaimer before the race. Meanwhile, they can only be permitted to participate accompanied by the guardians.

(2) Qualification Requirements

a. International Half Marathon: Participants can be runners both overseas and Chinese.

b. “China Dream” Chinese Half Marathon: Participants must be citizens in mainland of China, Hong Kong, Macao or Chinese Taipei, Ethnic Chinese, overseas Chinese or Chinese students abroad.

c. “Happiness Avenue” Yangzhou Citizens Half Marathon: Participants must have census registers in Yangzhou (excluded those middle-distance runners registered in China Athletes Association).

d. “Youth on the Road” University and College Groups Half Marathon: Participants must be students in universities or colleges.

(3) Physical Condition Requirements:

Marathon is a competitive sport with high intensity, long distance and high risk, which requires the competitors’ good health. All participants shall be physically healthy and often practice running or obtain running training. Participants are advised to choose competition categories according to their physical condition and training status.

People who fall into the following situation are advised not to participate in the race:

a. People with congenital or rheumatic heart disease;

b. People with hypertension and cerebrovascular disease;

c. People with myocarditis and other heart diseases;

d. People with serious coronary artery disease and serious arrhythmia;

e. People with over-high or over-low blood glucose;

f. Others who are not suitable for sports (pregnant women, tired men before the race and heavy drunkers, etc).

Ⅷ. Competition Rules

1. The events are conducted in accordance with the newest Rules and Regulations of Chinese Athletic Association.

2. Participants must arrive at the start before 7:00 a.m., April 21st and assemble in corresponding area.

3. Start Order: International Half Marathon Elite Athletes Group/Championships Athletes Group, Mass Runners in A/B/C/D/E Area, and Mini Marathon Runners in F/G Area.

4. Competition has three start gunshots. International Half Marathon Elite Athletes Group/Championships Athletes Group and Mass Runners in A/B Area start with the first gunshot; Mass Runners in C/D/E Area start with the second gunshot; Mini Marathon Runners start with the third gunshot.

5. Timing Chip Service: 

(1) The Organizing Committee will use transponder timing system and provide one-time used timing chips for half marathon runners. No timing chips would be provided for Mini Marathon runners.

(2) Runners shall run across induction areas one by one, which are placed at the start line, the finishing line, and every 5km. Each of these results is indispensable.

(3) Except for the starting point, if the time difference between two chips is less than 0.1 second, results of the two chips’ users will be judged to be invalid.

6. Closing Time Table and Time Limits: In order to ensure the safety of runners and success of the race, there will be closing time at certain parts of the route during the race, and there will be traffic control during the limited time. The traffic will not come back to normal until the closing time. Those runners who haven’t finished the required distance before the closing time should stop running immediately and leave the track to avoid danger. Those runners who have quit the race can take the bus provided by the Organizing Committee to the finish line.

(1) Closing time for Half Marathon (subject to the time of gunshot):

(2) Closing time for Mini Marathon: 1 hour after the race begins

7. Result certificates will not be distributed in the field, and those finishing the race within closing time can check their results and download the certificates on the official website.

8. Please pay attention to Yangzhou Half Marathon official microblog or WeChat to know all the requirements and arrangements of the race:

Sina microblog: http://e.weibo.com/yzmls;

Public WeChat platform: yzmls-zyt or Scan the QR code

Ⅸ. Prize System

1. Half Marathon

(1) Prizes for ranking finishers of International Half Marathon

Top 15 male and female finishers in International Half Marathon will be awarded prize money (in RMB, see the chart below). Trophies will be awarded to the top three.

Note: ①The male champion who finishes the race within 1:01:00 (Excluded) can be awarded RMB120000. With the finish time over 1:01:00 (Included), the prize money will be RMB70000.

②The female champion who finishes the race within 1:10:00 (Excluded) can be awarded RMB120000. With the finish time over 1:10:00 (Included), the prize money will be RMB70000.

(2) Prizes for ranking finishers of “China Dream” Chinese Half Marathon

Top 10 male and female finishers in “China Dream” Chinese Half Marathon will be awarded prize money (in RMB, see the chart below). Trophies will be awarded to the top three.

Note: Participants of “China Dream” Chinese Half Marathon will not be limited to win the prizes of International Half Marathon.

(3)Prizes for ranking finishers of “Happiness Avenue” Yangzhou Citizen Half Marathon

Top 10 male and female finishers in “Happiness Avenue” Yangzhou Citizens Half Marathon will be awarded prize money (in RMB, see the chart below). Trophies will be awarded to the top three.

Note: Participants of “Happiness Avenue” Yangzhou Citizens Half Marathon will not be limited to win the prizes of International Half Marathon.

(4) Prizes for ranking finishers of “Youth on the Road” University and College Groups Half Marathon

The final grades of University Groups will be measured according by the accumulated ranks of top three group finishers (before closing time). If a group doesn’t have 3 finishers, this group will not get its grade. The lower the mark of accumulated ranks a group has, the better the final grade is. If two groups have the same mark of accumulated ranks, the final grade will be determined by the rank of the group’s first finisher. If the two groups still have the same rank of group’s first finisher, the final grade will be determined by the plus result time of the three top finishers. The top 8 groups will be issued with prize money (in RMB, see the chart below). Trophies will be awarded to top 3 groups.

Note: Participants of “Youth on the Road” University and College Groups Half Marathon will not be limited to win the prizes of International Half Marathon.

(5) Course Record Prize:

A prize of RMB 20,000 will be awarded to the runner who breaks Men’s or Women’s Half-marathon record of Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon

Men’s record: 00:59:52(excluded)

Women’s record: 1:07:21(excluded)

(6) World Record Prize:

A prize of RMB 200,000 will be awarded to the runner who breaks Men’s or Women’s Half-marathon world record.

Men’s world record: 0:58:18(excluded)

Women’s world record: 1:04:51(excluded)

 (It is updating according to the latest world record.)

(7) Result Prize:

A prize of RMB 50,000 will be awarded to the runner who finishes the Half-marathon within the following requested time.

Men’s race time shall be within 1:00:00(excluded);

Women’s race time shall be within1:08:00(excluded)

(8) All runners will be provided with number bibs, competition certificates, brand name T-shirts and bags, etc. before race.

(9) Runners who finish the half marathon within time limitation will be issued with souvenirs and medals in finish area. This service is available till 11:40 a.m.

Note: The newest world record is available in the race; only the highest prize between that of course record and world record is awarded instead of accumulation of the two prizes; result prize can be gained together with ranking prizes and record prizes; foreign winners will be issued with dollars after changing currency.

2. Mini Marathon

The ranking is not recorded. All runners will be provided with number bibs, competition certificates, brand name T-shirts and bags, etc. before race.

3. National Half Marathon Championships

Prize system can be checked in the Regulations for 2019 National Half Marathon Championships.

4. According to the Chinese tax law, the Organizing Committee will deduct 20% personal income tax from his/her prize on behalf of the local tax authority..

(1) According to the rules of IAAF and CAA, the prize of all winners will not be issued in the field.

(2) The lists of prize winners will be published on the official website. After the publicity of winner names and anti-doping test, prize winners can send the bank accounts, copies of identity cards with signature and telephone numbers to the committee office for getting prizes.

(3) The available period of getting prize is within 60 days after the publicity, otherwise the prize will be cancelled.

Ⅹ. Punishment

The Organizing Committee will use video captures to monitor the start line, finish line and courses. Anyone who breaks the regulation with following behaviors, according to the facts, will lose his results and he will be forbidden to take part in this competition in next two years and it will be reported to Chinese Athletic Association for further punishment.

(1) Participating the competition with fake age and information or run by others;

(2) Bringing more than one timing chip during the competition;

(3) Bringing timing chips which are not from this committee;

(4) No starting in his order or in his regulated assembling area;

(5) Starting with behavior against the regulation;

(6) No stopping after the closing time or run back onto the course after having quit the race;

(7) Finishing the competition without abiding by the course, taking the short ways or relying on vehicles;

(8) Getting souvenirs illegally without finishing the competition;

(9) Getting through the finish line and asking for souvenirs repeatedly;

(10) Failing to get through finish line with one’s own number bibs;

(11) Making fake number bibs or using other races’ number bibs to finish the race;

(12) Taking relay to finish the race;

(13) No obeying the direction of working staffs, interrupting the race or gang fighting;

(14) Uncivilized behavior;

(15) Other behavior against the regulation will be punished according to relevant rules.

Ⅺ. 2019 National Half Marathon Championships will be organized according to the relative regulations of National Athletic Sports Administrative Center.

Ⅻ. Insurance

Accidental insurance for all runners and staffs are provided by the Organizing Committee. For details, please check the official website of Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon. http://www.yzmls.com

XIII. Contact us

Name: Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon Organizing Committee 

Address: Wenchang West Road, Yangzhou (Northeastern Gate of Yangzhou Stadium in Yangzhou Sports Park)

Zip Code: 225009

Phone: +86 514-80590722 

E mail:yzmls@yzmls.com

Official website: http://www.yzmls.com

XIV. Information unmentioned here will be released by other means. Yangzhou Jiangzhen International Half Marathon Organizing Committee owns the right of explaining this regulation.

 

 

 



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