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Event Regulations for the 2018 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon and National Half Marathon Championships (Yangzhou)

 

. Host by

Chinese Athletic Association

China Central Television- Sports Channel

Jiangsu Sports Bureau

Yangzhou Municipal People’s Government

Ⅱ. Organized by

Jiangsu Sports Competition Administrative Center 

Jiangsu Sports Industry Guidance Center

Yangzhou Sports Bureau

. Approved by

International Association of Athletics Federations

. Date and Place

1. Event Date & Time: 8:00 a.m., April 22nd, 2018

2. Place: Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

. 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 Groups Half Marathon (21.0975 km)

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)

. Application

1. Registration Time

Half Marathon

Mass Runners: From 12:00 a.m., December 26th, 2017 to 17:00 p.m., December 31st, 2017

Charity Runners: From 12:00 a.m., December 26th, 2017 to 14:00 p.m., January 16th, 2018

University and College Groups: From January 8th, 2018 to January 9th, 2018 (Paper documents must be mailed to OC office before December 20th, 2017 from now on)

Mini Marathon: From 10:00 a.m., January 18th, 2018 to 14:00 p.m., January 23rd, 2018

2. Registration Methods

(1) Individual and group registration (only University and College Groups) will be accepted. The detailed methods can be checked in the 2018 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: 20000, Mini Marathon: 15000.

(4) In Half Marathon (“Youth on the Road” University and College Groups Half Marathon excluded), if the number of registration 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. 

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 groups members have participated in the race. 

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

4. Registration Requirement

(1) Age Requirement:

a. Half Marathon: 16 years old (before December 31st, 2018) 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 Requirement

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. Each team can have the maximum number of 30 with the minimum number of single-gender of 3.

(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 categories are advised not to participate in the marathon competition:

a. Those with congenital or rheumatic heart disease;

b. Those with hypertension and cerebrovascular disease;

c. Those with myocarditis and other heart diseases;

d. Those has serious coronary artery disease and serious arrhythmia;

e. Those 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).

. 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 22nd 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. 

(2) Runners shall pass 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 untill 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


. 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 course within 1:01:00 (Excluded) can be awarded RMB120000. With the finish time over 1:01:00 (Included), the bonus will be RMB70000.


②The female champion who finishes the course within 1:10:00 (Excluded) can be awarded RMB120000. With the finish time over 1:10:00 (Included), the bonus 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 MarathonNote: Participants of China Dream Chinese Half Marathon will not be limited to win the prizes of International 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 MarathonNote: Participants of “Happiness Avenue Yangzhou Citizens Half Marathon will not be limited to win the prizes of International 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 doesnt 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 groups first finisher. If the two groups still have the same rank of groups 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) and result certificates. 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: 005952(excluded)

Women’s record: 107:21(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: 0:58:23(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 race 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 2018 National Half Marathon Championships.

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

(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.

. 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 the competition in his order or in his regulated area;

(5) Starting the competition with behavior against the regulation;

(6) No stopping the competition after the closing time or run back on the course after having quitted;

(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 ones 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. 2018 National Half Marathon Championships will be organized according to the relative regulations of National Athletic Sports Administrative Center.

 

. 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: No.2, Qilidian Road, Yangzhou (Yangzhou Sports Bureau)
Zip Code: 225009
Phone: +86 514-87338282、87338636 
Fax: +86 514-87338636

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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