“RUCHEN GROUP CUP” 2019 Linyi International Marathon Rules and Regulations

I. Host

    Chinese Athletics Association

Shandong Administration of Sports

    The People's Government of Linyi

 

II. Organizer

  Shandong Track and Field Sports Management Center

Linyi Sports Bureau

    

III. Operator

   Zhongji (Beijing) Sports Management Co., Ltd

 

IV. Date & Location

7:35a.m., 27 October 2019 (Sunday)    Linyi, China

 

V. Category

1. Marathon (42.195KM): Men's and Women's

   2. Half Marathon (21.0975KM): Men's and Women's  

3. Health Run ( about 5KM): mixed gender

 

    VI.  Route

   1. Marathon

      Wuzhouhu Square (START) (go straight) → Beijing Road (turn left) → West Binhe Road (turn right) → Yihe Nanjinglu Bridge (turn right) → East Binhe Road (turn right) → South Yihe Bridge (turn left) → West Binhe Road→ turn back (go straight) → West Binhe Road (turn right) → Benghemengshan Bridge (turn right) → Benghe Road (turn left) → Fuyou Road (turn left) → Suansheng Road (turn right) → Beijing Road → Wuzhouhu Square (FINISH)

2. Half Marathon

Wuzhouhu Square (START) (go straight) → Beijing Road (turn left) → West Binhe Road (turn right) →Yihe Nanjinglu Bridge (turn right) → East Binhe Road (turn right) → Yihejiefanglu Bridge (turn right) → West Binhe Road (turn right) → Bengheyimenglu Bridge (turn right) → Lanling Road (turn left) → Xiaosheng Road (turn left) → Suansheng Road (turn left) → Zhisheng Road → turn back (go straight) Zhisheng Road (turn left) → Suansheng Road (turn right) → Wuzhouhu Square (FINISH)

3. Health Run

Wuzhouhu Square (START) (go straight) → Beijing Road (turn right) → West Binhe Road (turn right) → Banghe Road (turn right) → Fuzuo Road → No.7 gate of Grand Theatre (FINISH)

 

VII. About Competition

       1. The event is conducted in accordance with the latest Rules and Regulations certified by the CAA (Chinese Athletics Association) and Rules and Regulations made by the LOC ( Local Organizing Committee);

2. Roll-call: All runners shall be ready in different designated areas one hour before race starts. Elite runners are required to present original copies of passports/ Identity credentials;

3. Start Order: Runners shall be ready according to the order: marathon elites  --marathon amateur runners (areas are distributed by history results) -- half marathon runners -- health run runners, with 20M of distance between each two categories;     

4. Cut-off Time

  To ensure security and smooth of the race, different road sections would be blocked according to different cut-off times, and would be recovered after each cut-off time. Late runners must quit the race immediately to avoid danger. Aid buses are accessible to the FINISH.

Starting Time

7:35

Distance

5KM

10KM

15KM

20KM

Half Marathon

25KM

30KM

35KM

42.195KM

Cut-off Hour

1Hr

1hr30mins

2hrs

10mins

2hrs

50mins

3hrs

15mins

3hrs

30mins

4hrs

15mins

5hrs

6hrs

10mins

Cut-off Time

8:30

9:00

9:40

10:20

10:45

11:00

11:45

12:30

13:40

Cut-off time is as the following:

* Health Run will be closing in one hour after race starts.

5. Timing Method

(1)  The LOC will offer disposable chips for all marathon and half-marathon runners.

(2)  “One-gun Start” is adopted for all categories.

(3)  For marathon and half Marathon: electronic timing system is applied for recording results. Each runner is required to wear a disposable chip provided by the LOC. At the START, FINISH, turning point, and each 5KM point, there is one reacting carpet placed for timing recording, and runners must pass over them one by one. Any missing record would cause null. Except the starting point, any deviation at any two points are sub 0.1 second, related achievements will also be canceled.

(4)  NO chips arrest provided to Health run participants.

6. Deposit Service of Bags

Participants could deposit bags in the areas categorized by bib number divisions (only for marathon and half marathon runners). Runners please get back personal bags at the designated cloakroom after finishing the race. Please do not leave anything valuable or important in bags, such as cellphones, identity cards, cash, keys, credit cards, digital products, etc. All economic responsibilities will be hold by participants themselves. On race day, the service will be closed at 15 minutes before race stars. Half marathon runners should get back bags before 12:00, and marathon runners should get back before 15:00 on race day. In case of any delayed collection, please contact the LOC(Local Organizing Committee). However, for those belongings not recollected within 3 days after race, LOC will dispose them as unclaimed items.

7. Beverage, Water & Refreshment Station

            A beverage station will be set at each 5 KM from the START, and there will be

a water station between each beverage stations.

8. Please refer to more instructions in booklet of Runner’s Guide, which would

be distributed when collecting race bags.)

9. Doping tests will be conducted as related regulations.

 

 VIII. Participation

1. Age Requirement

        a) Marathon: above 20 (born before Dec.31,1999)

        b) Half Marathon:above 16 (born before Dec.31, 2003)

        c) Mini Marathon: No age limits, but when registration, minors under 13 must be accompanied by the guardians, at least one parent)

    d) Note: A minor under 18 may enter for the competition only after his guardian or legal representative has signed the Declaration of Participation which are required to submit during on-site race bag pick-up.

   2. Health Requirement

             Marathon race is a competitive sport of great strength, long distance and also high risks. High requirements on health conditions are needed. Participants should be physically healthy and often conduct running practice or training. Appropriate race category shall be chosen according to health conditions. Those who fall into following categories are advised NOT to participate:

                  (1) Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease;

     (2) Hypertension and cranial vascular disease;

                (3) Myocarditis and other heart diseases;

               (4) Serious coronary artery disease and serious arrhythmia;

              (5) Hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia diabetes melitus;

               (6) Influenza two weeks before race day;

(7) Pregnancy;

(8) Conditions with other diseases not suitable for sports

3. About Registration

       (1) Marathon: 6,000 participants

           Half Marathon: 7,000 participants

           Health Run: 10,000 participants

           Total: 23,000 participants

(2) Registration starts at 16:00 of July 2, 2019. Please register online at official website (http://www.lymarathon.com), and fill in your info accordingly.

Registration closes once the limit is reached.

(3) The race category shall not be altered once successfully registered. Payment would not be refunded even if you abandon the participation.

(4) Chinese local runners (excluding those from Hongkong, Macau, and Taiwan) must use ID cards (2nd edition), military persons can use military officer cards and soldier cards.

4. All individuals/running groups shall manage their own meals and accommodation.

5. Registration fee (unit: RMB)   

        100RMB/person for Marathon, 60RMB/person for Half Marathon, 20RMB//person for Health Run;

6. About Race Item

(1) Participants must go to the designated place 2 days ahead to collect race items such as number bibs, timing chips, and Participation Guide, etc. Please refer to Participation Guidelines for more details of collection.

    (2) The LOC has the right to refuse distributing race items and refunding the

registration fees to those unqualified for registration requirements.

 

 IX. Rank and Prize

A. Marathon

1.    Rank Prize (unit: RMB)

Top three of men’s and women’s winners will be ranked and awarded subject to gun time results , and top four to one hundred ranked are subject to net time results.

Men’s

Women’s

Rank

Prize

Rank

Prize

1st

2,0000

1st

2,0000

2nd

15,000

2nd

15,000

3rd

10,000

3rd

10,000

4th

8,000

4th

8,000

5th

6,000

5th

6,000

6th

4,000

6th

4,000

7th

2,000

7th

2,000

8th

1,000

8th

1,000

9th-100th: 200/person


Note: Each of Top three winners would be awarded a trophy, a medal, and a set of sports suit.     

2.    Prize for Chinese Domestic Runners (unit: RMB)

In addition to the rank prize, there is a prize for Chinese domestic runners. They will be especially ranked according to gun time results. Top four to one hundred men and women will receive the following prizes respectively, according to net time results.

Men’s

Women’s

Rank

Prize (RMB)

Rank

Prize (RMB)

1st

10,000

1st

10,000

2nd

8,000

2nd

8,000

3rd

6,000

3rd

6,000

4th

5,000

4th

5,000

5th

3,000

5th

3,000

6th

2,000

6th

2,000

7th

1,500

7th

1,500

8th

1,000

8th

1,000

9th-100th: 200RMB/person


Note: Each of Top three winners would be awarded a trophy, a medal, and a set of sports suit.     

3.           Prize for Linyi Citizens (unit: RMB)  

 Linyi runners are ranked according to net time results exclusively. Top one hundred men and women would receive the following prizes accordingly.

Men’s

Women’s

Rank

Prize (RMB)

Rank

Prize (RMB)

1st

6,000

1st

6,000

2nd

4,000

2nd

4,000

3rd

2,000

3rd

2,000

4th

1,000

4th

1,000

5th

800

5th

800

6th

600

6th

600

7th

500

7th

500

8th

400

8th

400

9th-100th: 200RMB/person


B. Half Marathon

1. Rank Prize (unit: RMB)

Top three of men’s and women’s winners will be ranked and awarded, according to gun time results. Top four to one hundred men and women will receive the following prizes respectively, according to net time results.

Men’s

Women’s

Rank

Prize (RMB)

Rank

Prize (RMB)

1st

8,000

1st

8,000

2nd

6,000

2nd

6,000

3rd

5,000

3rd

5,000

4th

4,000

4th

4,000

5th

3,000

5th

3,000

6th

2,000

6th

2,000

7th

1,000

7th

1,000

8th

800

8th

800

9th-100th: 100RMB/person

 

Note: Each of Top three winners would be awarded a trophy, a medal, and

a set of sports suit.

2. Prize for Linyi Citizens (unit:RMB)  

Linyi runners are ranked according to net time results exclusively. Top one hundred men and women would receive the following prizes respectively.

Men’s

Women’s

Rank

Prize (RMB)

Rank

Prize (RMB)

1st

3,000

1st

3,000

2nd

2,000

2nd

2,000

3rd

1,000

3rd

1,000

4th

800

4th

800

5th

700

5th

700

6th

600

6th

600

7th

500

7th

500

8th

400

8th

400

9th-100th: 100RMB/person


C. The above awards are awarded on the basis of the highest bonus received, no cumulation.

Medals and bath towels will be issued to the finishers of marathon and half marathon, within cut-off time. After the race, Result Certificates can be found /downloaded through the official website.

Runners who have won this award must obtain Linyi domicile before race registration deadline (either the ID numbers indicated at Linyi Province). The following runners are excluded: elite athletes invited by LOC, registered athletes of Chinese Athletics Association, and professional athletes.

D. No cash will be distributed on site. The list of winners will be posted on the official website for one week. If there is no doubt, prize fees will be transferred into each winner’s personal bank account. The winner's rank will be cancelled if he/she fails to pass doping tests, and the following ranks would not substitute. In accordance with the relevant provisions of Chinese tax laws, 20% of the prize fees will be charged as personal income tax.

D. The official announcement of the winning list is only valid for 15 days. Those who

fail to take the prize will be treated as abandon. Contact number: 0539-7207200.

E. Health Run: No rank is listed. All participants will receive Certificate of Participation.

F. All marathon, half-marathon and health runners will receive T-shirts, goody bags,

numbered bibs, and booklets of Participation Guidelines.

 

 

 X. Medical Aids

1. Along the course, medical aid spots are set up at each 2.5KM, before which there is

one distinct sign boards placed 50M ahead. Ambulances will follow runners all the

route.

    2. At each 100 meters of the course, volunteers are assigned to assist in medical aids

and maintain race order. Runners please seek help from them if needed.

 

 XI. Insurance

       During the race date, each participant and each working staff is covered by the LOC with service of Personal Accident Insurance.

 

 XII. Penalty

Video surveillance will be carried out by the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) at the START, the split points, and the FINISH. Runners conducting the following violations would have their competition scores canceled, not allowed to participate in Zhengzhou International Marathon in the next 2 years, or even the whole life. And this would be reported to CAA (Chinese Athletic Association) for additional penalties.

1. Enrolled with false age or run as imposter;

2. One runner carries timing chip of others or one runner carries over two timing chips in the race;

3. Run in relay way;

4. Fail to follow the starting order, without starting at designated area;

5. Fail to start in stipulated timestarting beforehand;

6. Continue to run after cut-off time; join to jump onto the course road again after dropping out of the race;

7. Fail to follow the stipulated route even if finishing the race; cut cross or insert on midway by taking traffic tools;

8. Violate rules by passing the FINISH repeatedly to collect race souvenirs;

9. Go and collect race souvenirs without finishing the race;

10. Pass the FINISH without carrying each own number bibs;

11. Secretly forge number bibs, and several runners run alternately by carrying same number bibs;

12. Not subjected to the commanding of working staff , gathering crowd to make trouble,or get into fight;

13. Entry the race by fake person info, or transfer number bibs to others: Runners have to bear this bad result; and the LOC would verify and cancel race's entry right for whole life of Linyi International Marathon, aiming at those who involved in the situation;

14. Please strictly comply with Violate the rule issued by CAA: The Rule of Strengthening Sportsmanship and Discipline of Chinese Domestic Marathons and Related Sports Events.

 

XIII. Technical Officers and Referees 

Technical Officers and Referees would be assigned by the CAA and the LOC.

 

XIV. Contact US

Add: Office 2003, Block C of Langrun Mansion, Lanshan District, Linyi, Shandong, China

P.C.: 276000

Web: http://www.lymarathon.com/

Email: linyi42195@163.com

Tel: 0539-7207200 / 400-111-1042

 

XV. Issues not covered here shall be notified later. The LOC reserves all explanation

rights.