RACE REGULATIONS

RACE REGULATIONS FOR THE X CAJASIETE GRAN CANARIA MARATHON

 

ARTICLE 1º. Organization, date, time and START and FINISH areas

 The X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon is organized by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria (Local Governament of Gran Canaria) and the Las Palmas of Gran Canaria City Hall. The Regional Ministry of Sports of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria as well as the Gran Canaria Maratón 2017-2020 UTE coordinate the event.

The X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Maratón will take place on Sunday, January 27th 2019 in a fully urban route:

•Marathon: starting at 08:30 and with a duration of six hours, the limit time will be set at 14:30.

  • Half Marathon: starting at 08:30 with a duration of three hours, the limit time will be set at 11:30.
  • 10k: starting at 11:30 and lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes, with the possibility of having a limit time set at 13:00 if deemed necessary by the Organisation.

The X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon will START at the Avenue Industrial José Sánchez Peñate and will FINISH at the extension of the Paseo de Las Canteras, next to the Plaza de la Música.

 

ARTICLE 2º. Race Regulations

 The X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon is a 42,195 meter-long city race. The race is open to all, licensed and non-licensed runners who complete the race entry process by the specified dates, who are at least 18 years old,  and at least 16 years old in case of 10K,  on race day as well as foreign athletes who meet the criteria of the Canarian Athletics Federation (FCA), the RFEA and the IAAF.

The race course, urban and on asphalt, is officially measured by the International Association of Marathons and Distance Races, AIMS from this point onwards, and by the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, RFEA from this point onwards. The course will display markers at appropriate distances. The event is included in the International Race Calendar of the RFEA and AIMS.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This race is part of the official calendar of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and by registering, the runner agrees that their data will be transferred to the “Carnet Corredor” (Runner’s card) program of the RFEA and to other participating companies for their promotional campaigns. The ownership of the “Carnet Corredor Plus” and/or the Organization of the race will guarantee that the runner is covered by the public liability and accident insurance in any official race of the RFEA calendar. You can find more information and general conditions regarding the “Carnet Corredor” on the website: www.carnetcorredor.es.

Nonetheless, in accordance with Data Protection Act, an individual may exercise his or her rights of participation, amendment, cancellation or objection in writing or by sending an email to the Program “Carnet Corredor” of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (Avenida de Valladolid, 81 – 28008 Madrid, rfea@rfea.es

 

ARTICLE 3º. Race Participation Limits

 There is a maximum quota of runners. If this number is reached before the end of the race registration period, the latter will be closed immediately:

  • Marathon: 2,250 participants.
  • Half Marathon: 2,500 participants.
  • 10K: 4,000 participants.

 

ARTICLE 4º. Race Results and categories

 As per regulations of the RFEA, various race categories are established for both female and male athletes and in accordance with athlete ́s date of birth.

Categories for X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon and XVIII Cajasiete Gran Canaria Half Marathon are the following:

  1. OVERALL MEN´S AND WOMEN´S: the first three of each race

 SUB 20 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born 2000 and 2001) *.

**Provided athletes are 18 by or on race day.

  1. SUB 23 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born in 1997, 1998 and 1999)

 SENIOR MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born in 1996 and earlier)

 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S MASTERS (according to age groups) 

  1. M35 / W35 – From 35 to 39 on race day
  2. M40 / W40 – From 40 to 44 on race day
  3. M45 / W45 – From 45 to 49 on race day
  4. M50 / W50 – From 50 to 54 on race day
  5. M55 / W55 – From 55 to 59 on race day
  6. M60 / W60 – From 60 to 64 on event day
  7. and so on every 5 years for both (M) and (F)

Categories for IX Cajasiete Gran Canaria 10 km are the following:

  1. OVERALL MEN´S AND WOMEN´S: the three first of each race

 SUB 18 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born 2002 and 2003) **.

**provided athletes have turned 16 by or on race day. 

  1. SUB 20 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born 2000 and 2001). 
  1. SUB 23 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born in 1997, 1998 and 1999) . 
  1. SENIOR MEN´S AND WOMEN´S (born in 1999 and earlier). 
  1. MEN´S AND WOMEN´S MASTERS (according to age groups) 
  1. M35 / W35 – From 35 to 39 on race day
  2. M40 / W40 – From 40 to 44 on race day
  3. M45 / W45 – From 45 to 49 on race day
  4. M50 / W50 – From 50 to 54 on race day
  5. M55 / W55 – From 55 to 59 on race day
  6. M60 / W60 – From 60 to 64 on event day
  7. and so on every 5 years for both (M) and (F)

 

ARTICLE 5º. Race Registration

Race entry can be done online or in person until Friday the 12th of January 2019 (until 8 pm local time for online registrations and 5 pm local time for those carried out in person).

  1. Online registration:

Race entry can be filled in online at: www.grancanariamaraton.com by completing the registration form with your details and subsequent payment of the race entry fee.

Once the payment has been completed, you will receive a race participation confirmation email for your chosen event.

 

  1. Registration in our office:

You can fill in race entry in person in the office of the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon 2018 located on:

C/Diego Vega Sarmiento, 7 up floor.

Urb. Industrial Miller Bajo. CP 35014

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Tlf. Help desk: 928 07 09 12

Mail: info@grancanariamaraton.com

 

Office opening hours: please check the opening hours by phone 928 07 09 12 or by email info@grancanariamaraton.com.

You will be required to show your ID and race entry fee must be paid in cash or by credit card.

Those LOCAL RESIDENTS who wish to sign up for the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon will be able to do so paying a fixed 30€ during the whole registration period.

Deadlines and registration fees are as follows:

 X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon

 

January 23rd – June 15th 2017, 20:00 Local time 30€*
June 16th – September 30th 2017, 20:00 Local time 40€
October 1st – January 12th 2018, 20:00 Local time 50€

 

XVIII Cajasiete Gran Canaria Half Marathon Race

January 23rd – June 15th 2017, 20:00 Local time 20€
June 16th – September 30th 2017, 20:00 Local time 30€
October 1st – January 12th 2018, 20:00 Local time 40€

 

IX Cajasiete Gran Canaria 10km race

January 23rd – June 15th 2017, 20:00 Local time 10€
June 16th – September 30th 2017, 20:00 Local time 15€
October 1st – January 12th 2018, 20:00 Local time 20€

 

ARTICLE 6º. Non-transferability and refund of race entry

Race entry for the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon is non transferable. Completion of race entry implies the acceptance of the race regulations. Race registration cannot be transferred under any circumstances to another person.

Changes to a different race distance is only allowed until the 15th of December 2018 at 2 pm. Changes to a lower race distance do not carry with it a refund of price difference. However when changing from a shorter to a longer distance, runners must pay the price difference, according to the payment periods describe in these rules and regulations.

Once your race registration has been completed, refund of race entry fees are not permitted, with the exception of injury, in which case supporting medical evidence must be included and sent to secretariatecnica@grancanariamaraton.com before the 15th of December. In such circumstances, 50% of your race fee will be refunded.

 

ARTICLE 7º. Race Number Collection

Race numbers can be collected at the Gran Canaria “Expodeporte” (Sports Expo).

Race Number collection times:

  • Friday 25th of January 2019, 11 am – 10 pm.
  • Saturday 26th of January 2019, 10 am – 8 pm.

Runners must present an official identity document (ID, Passport…) upon collection of their bib; without said document, you will not be allowed to collect your number. Race numbers may be collected by any person other than the registered runner, prior submission of the letter of authorization. The medical information form is mandatory.

 

ARTICLE 8º. Race Number Bib placement

 Race Bibs are non-transferable and belong solely to the registered runner and must be clearly displayed on the chest area during the race. Failure to comply with this regulation could lead to race disqualification.

Runners who do not wear their race number or who are not registered to participate are not allowed on the course. Likewise, non-authorized vehicles are not allowed to ensure the safety of the runners.

The Race Referee reserves the right to disqualify any athlete who does not wear their race bib correctly, does not complete the full race course, does not provide the required documentation as specified by the Race Organisers, or does not comply with any other relevant rule as outlined by the FCA, RFEA and IAAF. Club athletes are required to wear their official club racing kit.

 

ARTICLE 9º. Race Course Markings and Refreshment points

 Kilometre points will be signalled all along the route:

  • Marathon: every kilometre
    •Half Marathon: every five kilometresThere will be a provisions station every five kilometres according to IAAF rules and between these there will be sponge stations set only for the Marathon and Half Marathon distances. Regarding the Marathon distance, personalized refreshments must be delivered to the Organization the day before the race at the competition office (bib collection area) before 17:00. Elite athletes who request the service must indicate the packaging/bottle, their bib number and kilometer point. The Race Director reserves the right to authorize the use of this service to athletes.

 

ARTICLE 10º. Timing System and Race Times

Race times of the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon will be tracked using an electronic timing system. Each runner will receive a numbered bib which will contain their timing chip.

Only runners who complete the course with the official bib number and chip provided by the organization will appear on the results list. Once the runner picks up the chip at the Gran Canaria Sports Expo, they must check that it is working in the official Race Timing stand and follow the chip placement instructions.

The gross race time, (from when the starter fires their gun to the finishing line), is the only official race time. However, the net time from when each runner crosses the start line and later crosses the finishes line, will also be provided to each runner.

Race timing control mats will be in place at the start line, throughout the course itself and the finishing line. Those who deliberately avoid the control mats will be disqualified.

  • Marathon: there is a limit time of six hours established to complete the X CajaSiete Gran Canaria Marathon route. Furthermore, there will be limit time checks according to the estimated pace times at the 10th kilometre (1 hour 55 minutes), 20th kilometre (3 hours 20 minutes), 30th kilometre (4 hours 15 minutes); 35th kilometre (4 hours 57 minutes). After the limit time foreseen on each of these points, the participants who haven’t reached them in time will have to abandon the course of the race.
  • Half Marathon: there is a limit time of three hours established to complete the IX CajaSiete Gran Canaria Media Maratón route, the participants who haven’t finished in this time will have to abandon the course of the race.

 

ARTICLE 11º. Baggage Service

 The cloakroom ticket will be handed out with the bib Gran Canaria Expodeporte. This ticket must be attached to the bag you wish to leave in the cloakroom on the day of the race. Only one bag per runner. Bags left at the cloakroom must not exceed 45x35x25 cm, and under no circumstances will unbagged belongings be collected

The cloakroom service of the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon will remain open from 07:00 am to 08:25 am, for those participating in the Marathon and Half Marathon, and 11:25 for those running the 10km race.

In order to pick up your race bag, each runner must show their bib number. Without the bib or the cloakroom ticket, no bags will be handed over.

The cloakroom will stay open until 15:30 pm. After this time, all remaining bags will be transferred to the office of the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon in the Gran Canaria Stadium and will be stored there until March 1st, 2019. After this date all belongings not retrieved will be donated to Cáritas, a local charity.

 

ARTICLE 12º. Start line / Start Boxes

 At the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon´s START area, participants are required to assemble in their assigned group according to their estimated finishing time. Estimated finishing time signs will be clearly visible in the start area and finishing times will also be on each runners bib.

Any athlete who deliberately places themselves in a starting box different to their predicted race time and who does not co-operate with race officials may be disqualified and may not appear in the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon´s official race results.

The various start boxes will be shared between race participants of the Half Marathon and Marathon and are based on the runners estimated finishing time estimated stated in the race-registration form. Access to the boxes will be open from 08:00 am to 8:25 am. Runners who are not in their box by then am must join the last box.

 

CORRAL MARATHON TIME
INVITED CORRAL Elite and guest athletes
CORRAL 1 To 2 h 59 min
CORRAL 2 From 3 h 00 min to 3 h 30 min
CORRAL 3 From 3 h 31 min to 3 h 59 min
CORRAL 4 More than 4 h

 

CORRAL HALF MARATHON TIME
ELITE AND INVITED CORRAL Elite and guest athletes
CORRAL 1 To 1h 29’
CORRAL 2 From 1h 30 ́to 1h 45 ́
CORRAL 3 From 1h 46 ́ to 1h 59 ́
CORRAL 4 More than 2h

 

CORRAL 10 K TIME
ELITE AND INVITED CORRAL Elite and guest athletes
CORRAL 1 To 40’
CORRAL 2 From 41 ́to 50 ́
CORRAL 3 From 51’ to 1 h
CORRAL 4 More than 1h

*The organizers may request certified times in order to enter corral 1 and 2 via a link to a final online results table established the last two years prior to the date of the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon.

 

ARTICLE 13º. Trophies, Commemorative Finisher Medal and category diplomas

 The following awards will be presented at the Finish Line podium:

  1. Overall Men and Women: Trophy to the first three
  1. CANARIAN RESIDENTS Overall Men and Women: Trophy to the first three

At the end of the race:

  1. Commemorative medal for all finishers.

Available on the Race Website:

  1. A finisher diploma will be available for athletes specifying their official results.

 

Article 14º. Prices money

The following cash prizes apply:

TOP 10 MEN’S AND WOMAN’S FINISHERS of the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon:

First 2.000€
Second 1.500€
Third 1.000€
Fourth 500€
Fifth 400€
SXth 300€
Seventh 200€
Eight 150€
Ninth 100€
Tenth 75€

If the top three finishers record times of more than 2h 20min in the men ́s race and more than 2h 45m in the female race, cash prizes will be reduced by 40%.

The following bonuses apply for those who best the times set during the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon 2017 for men´s and women´s of the last 7 editions. Times must be under 2h 13 ́19” (Mathew Kipsaat, Cajasiete Gran Canaria Maraton 2017), in the men ́s race and 2h 34 ́56” (Sasho Insermu, Gran Canaria Maraton 2015) in the women ́s race.

First 2.000€
Second 1.000€
Third 500€

  

Cash Prizes for the top 3 Canarian Residents X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Maratón

First 500€
Second 350€
Third 200€

 

TOP 10 MEN´S AND WOMEN´S FINISHERS of the XVIII Cajasiete Gran Canaria Half Marathon:

First 600€
Second 450€
Third 300€
Fourth 150€
Fifth 100€
SXth 75€
Seventh 65€
Eight 60€
Ninth 55€
Tenth 50€

Note: these prizes may be cumulative with the Marathon prizes

Winners will be subject to the relevant taxes as per legislation.

As a result of the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon being included in the International and National Calendar of the RFEA, anti-doping tests will be in place. Any chosen runner who refuses to take the anti-doping tests will be automatically disqualified from all categories as well as lose any monetary prizes and the relevant bodies of the RFEA will be duly notified of the decision. Additionally, athletes who pass the doping tests must wait for their results to be made available before their monetary prize can be collected.

Monetary prizes will be awarded after the event, via bank transfer.

IMPORTANT: Athletes who do not attend the official award ceremony may be be penalised by losing the their cash prize.

 

ARTICLE 15º. Disqualifications

Both race referees and the Organizing Committee reserve the right to disqualify runners for the following infringements:

  1. Giving false registration details.
  2. Altering the data provided to the organization or to the Referee with regard to what appears on your ID Card or federative card.
  3. Entering a Corral that has not been assigned to the runner.
  4. Not being at the start line as outlined by the race organization.
  5. Not wearing the assigned bib number correctly on the front of the runner’s attire.
  6. Using a bib number not authorized by the organization.
  7. Participating with the bib number assigned to another runner.
  8. Not completing the full course or not passing through the timing areas as established by the race organizers.
  9. Not obeying the instructions of the organization and / or the race referees throughout the course.
  10. Unsportsmanlike behaviour.
  11. Refusing to complete a drug test.
  12. Give clear signs of poor physical condition.
  13. Fail to comply with any other rule of the FCA, RFEA, IAAF or the Regulations of the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon 2019.
  14. Others in the IAAF and RFEA
Regulations

Disqualified runners will not be entitled to prizes, trophies or category diplomas.

 

ARTÍCULO 16º. Complaints

Any complaints regarding race results must be told directly to the Race Referee within 15 minutes of publishing the official race results.

The Race Referee’s decision is final.

 

ARTICLE 17º. Public Safety

Road safety is under the control of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria police department. Medical services are authorized to pull any competitor from the race for medical reasons.

 

ARTICLE 18º. Insurance and exceptions

 The Race Organizers are not responsible for damages, harm or injuries those participating in the race may cause to third parties. However, there is an Accident and Civil Responsibility Insurance that covers incidents directly related to the event.

The Race Organization will provide insurance to all the registered runners, licensed or not, so they will be covered in case of incidents directly related to the race.

This policy will not cover any accident related to an already existing illness, disease or accidents produced by recklessness, negligence or failure to comply with the race regulations or superior regulations that may apply.

Accidents that occur on the way to the event or from the event, are not covered either.

 

ARTICLE 19º. Sportsmanship

Participants are obliged to respect instructions given by race security, the organizers, race volunteers or/and other race collaborators. Runners showing violent or xenophobic attitudes, carrying weapons, or deliberately litter outside of the remit of the race, will be disqualified.

The race organization can also remove from the event participants who do not behave in sportsmanlike manner or show a lack of respect towards other participants and members of the organization.

 

ARTICLE 20º. Authorized vehicles on the race route

The only vehicles allowed to follow the race will be officially designated by the Race Organization and will display identification at all times. Following runners on motorbikes, bikes, skates or any other type of wheeled vehicle is strictly forbidden. To avoid accidents, such vehicles will be removed from the race route by the Local Police and Race Referees.

 

ARTICLE 21º. Ethical commitment of the athlete to perform the full race

 All competitors acknowledge and accept all articles of the race regulations. The competitors honourably agree not to jump the gun at the start of the race and to cover the full distance of their event before crossing the finish line.

Each runner who takes part in the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon does so at their own risk and should have the appropriate fitness level to complete the race within the established time limits.

 

ARTICLE 22º. Withdrawals 

  1. Voluntary: If a runner decides to withdraw the race, they must make their way to the nearest refreshment point or control area to inform the station coordinator of the circumstances of their withdrawal.
  1. Injury or accident: If a runner suffers any injury, accident or similar occurrence during the race, they should make this known to any member of the organization so appropriate measures can be taken.
  1. Obligatory: If the runner does not finish the race within the time limit set by the organization.

 

ARTICLE 23º. Medical Services 

The medical services and ambulances, coordinated by the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon medical team, will be located according to the Safety and Medical Care Plan. This Plan will be forwarded to the runners well in advance.

 

ARTICLE 24º. Use of personal data

By signing up for the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon runners agree that the organization may automatically use their personal data, for exclusively sports related, promotional or commercial purposes, and according to its sporting interests, for promotion, distribution and use in the whole world (reproduction of the race pictures, publication of the results, etc.), using any device (internet, advertising, etc.) without time limit, the right to reproduce their name and surname, their overall result, their category, their finishing time and their image.

 

In compliance with Organic Law 15/1999 of the 13th of December, on the Protection of Personal Data, participants can exercise their rights of access to those files for the purpose of rectification or total or partial cancellation. To do this, please, write to the following address: Juan Armas, S.A., calle Diego Vega Sarmiento, 7-9 35014 de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

 

ARTICLE 25º. Acceptance of the Race Regulations

 All participants, by registering, acknowledge and agree with this Regulation and the Specific Discharge of Liability and Privacy Policy. In case of doubt, the organization criteria will prevail.

 

Disclaimer and Data Protection

Upon completion of race entry, the participant states: “I am in optimal health to participate in the X Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon. I also free the organization, sponsors or other participating institutions from all responsibility for any accident or injury that may occur before, during and / or after the sporting event, renouncing from this moment, my right to any legal action against such entities. During the course of the race I will collaborate as far as possible with the organization, to avoid personal injuries. Furthermore, I authorize the organization to use photos, videos and any other audiovisual materials in which I may appear, allow the publication of my name in the race results, in the media and / or Internet, without expecting any payment, compensation or remuneration.

 

FINAL NOTES: 

  1. The organization reserves the right to make any changes to these rules as they see fit and shall communicate such changes on the web and information areas for runners.
  1. All matters not provided for in these Regulations shall be governed by the General Competition Rules of the FCA, RFEA, IAAF, for this season.
  1. In the event of cancellation as a result of force majeure or a decision taken the relevant public authorities, the organization will not refund the inscription fee nor any other costs incurred by participating in the event.
  1. Due to the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Council’s plan to implement a new, high capacity transport system, the MetroGuagua, as part of its plan to improve the city’s public transport network, the Cajasiete Gran Canaria Marathon 2019 route may be subject to changes.