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Half Marathon

Half Marathon

 

Rules

Puglia Marathon ASD, amateur sports club, affiliated with the Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL) with code number BA 727 (hereinafter "Organizers"), with the approval of FIDAL, organizes the 6th edition of the Half Marathon of the Cathedrals, officially called “La Mezza Maratona delle Cattedrali”, road race of top international level of km 21,097. 

 

The race will take place on Sunday, May 8th 2022, at 11:00 am - Italian time - in Bisceglie, Municipal Stadium “Gustavo Ventura”, and finish in Giovinazzo, Vittorio Emanuele II Square, and will take place in all weather conditions. 

 

The Half Marathon of the Cathedrals is certified with the “FIDAL Bronze Label”.

Participation Rules 

Pursuant to art. 34 of the Rules for the Organization of Events issued by FIDAL, the race is open to all athletes, from 20 years of age, who belong to one of the following categories:  

1. Italian and non-Italian athletes registered for 2022 with a club affiliated with FIDAL and belonging to the categories "Promesse" (20-22 years old), "Seniores" (23-34 years old) and "Master" (SM/SF35, SM/SF40, SM/SF45, SM/SF50, SM/SF55, SM/SF60, SM/SF65, SM/SF70, SM/SF75, SM/SF80, SM/SF85, SM/SF90, SM/SF95). 

2. Athletes registered with an Athletics Federation (other than FIDAL) affiliated to World Athletics by submitting, in case they are not enrolled by their Federation or Club or Assistant, a special form for self-declaring their membership. Non-EU athletes must submit a residence permit or a visa. 

  The athletes of foreign Federations that require the authorization to race abroad (Rule 4 of the   

  International Technical Regulations) must submit the authorization itself. 

3. Italian and non-Italian athletes registered with a club affiliated with a Sports Promotion Authority (EPS) that has signed an agreement with FIDAL, only if in possession of a RUNCARD-EPS. Italian and non-Italian athletes living in Italy, who are 20 years old or older and are members of a Sports Club affiliated with a Sports Promotion Authority that has signed an agreement with FIDAL, may participate if they hold a valid (not expired) RUNCARD-EPS issued directly by FIDAL. 

Warning: holding RUNCARD it is not sufficient. Participation is also subject to possession of a valid medical certificate (i.e. a valid medical certificate of eligibility for the practice of competitive “Athletics” (no other wording)). The medical certificate will be checked through the DataHealth service; therefore it is necessary that the medical certificate required under this regulation has been taken uploaded and validated, through the DataHealth service (www.datahealth.it), at least 10 day before the race. 

These athletes will be regularly included in the rankings, but not entitled to receive prizes, bonuses and refunds. 

4. Italians (whether resident in Italy or not) and non-Italian citizens living in Italy holding a RUNCARD. Italians (whether resident in Italy or not) and non-Italian citizens living in Italy, who are 20 year older but are not a member of a Sports Club affiliated either with FIDAL or with World Athletics, may participate if they hold a valid (not expired) RUNCARD issued directly by FIDAL. 

Warning: holding RUNCARD it is not sufficient. Participation is also subject to possession of a valid medical certificate (i.e. a valid medical certificate of eligibility for the practice of competitive “Athletics” (no other wording)). The medical certificate will be 

checked through the DataHealth service; therefore it is necessary that the medical certificate required under this regulation has been taken uploaded and validated, through the DataHealth service (www.datahealth.it), at least 10 day before the race. 

These athletes will be regularly included in the rankings, but not entitled to receive prizes, bonuses and refunds. 

5. Non-Italian citizens living outside Italy holding a RUNCARD. 

Non-Italian citizens living outside Italy, who are 20 years of age or older and are not members of a Sports Club affiliated with FIDAL or World Athletics, may participate if they hold a valid (not expired) RUNCARD directly issued by FIDAL. 

Warning: holding a valid RUNCARD it is not sufficient. Participation is also subject to possession of a valid medical certificate (see below for the certificate requirements).

The medical certificate will be checked through the DataHealth service; therefore it is necessary that the medical certificate required under this regulation has been taken uploaded and validated, through the DataHealth service (www.datahealth.it), at least 10 day before the race. 

These athletes can submit a medical certificate issued in their own country, but complying with all diagnostic tests prescribed by Italian law – see below: 

o Medical examination 

o Complete Urinalysis 

o Electrocardiogram at rest and after exercise 

o Spirometry 

All statements and the reports of the examinations must be authentic, or the originals. 

These athletes will be regularly included in the rankings, but not entitled to receive prizes, bonuses and refunds. 

6. Foreign athletes residing abroad who intend to participate as non-competitive runners. Participation is allowed for foreign citizens living abroad, aged at least 20 years old, who are not members of a Sports Club affiliated with FIDAL or World Athletics, signing an ad hoc waiver form at the pick-up of the race packet.  

WARNING

By choosing this option, the race time will not be displayed in the general leader board but will rather only be available next to the Athlete's name, in alphabetical order, in a separate result table and the Athlete will not be able to receive any prizes. 

 

Important notices

Athletes who are not in possession of the RUNCARD shall subscribe to it at the following address www.runcard.com or by submitting a request to their sports organization.  

• Athletes affiliated with other Federations (i.e. Triathlon) or Sport Promotion Authorities recognized by CONI can participate within the rules at point 3 and at point 4 (RUNCARD-EPS / RUNCARD + medical certificate for competitive Athletics.) 

• Medical certificates must be specifically issued for “Athletics”. Medical certificates issued for other sports will not be accepted. 

• The RUNCARD card is renewable. The validity period is shown on the card. If, during the control of the card, it is determined that the card has expired, the athlete may NOT participate, unless he is able to show the receipt of on-line renewal.

 

Entry Fees 

€ 20,00 from 1st registered athlete to 300th registered athlete; 

€ 30,00 from 301th registered athlete to 2000th registered athlete

 

The registration will be considered valid at the day of payment of the registration fee. 

Puglia Marathon ASD reserves the right, for limited periods of time and / or on the occasion of participation in national and international events, to apply discounted rates without the possibility of compensation by athletes previously registered for the promotion.

In case of event cancellation due to the continuation of the Covid 19 pandemic, registrations will be moved free of charge to the next edition.

The Fee inludes: 

·        race number; 

·        insurance against civil liability; 

·        technical and medical assistance; 

·        official technical jersey; 

·        refreshments and sponging along the route; 

·        official program and informational materials; 

·        timing service; 

·        finisher's medal (for finisher athletes); 

·        personal clothes deposit (with appropriate bag provided by the Organizers); 

·        athletes bus service from the finish area to the starting area (from 6:00 am to 7:30 am)

·        personal clothes bus service

 

How to Register 

Registration must be made on-line, following the instructions available on the website www.maratonadellecattedrali.it. The cost of the on-line registration service is not included in the fees.  It is possible to register as an individual or as a group. The registration will be considered after the payment of the registration fee and after receiving of medical certificate.  

·        2020/2021 Registration Conversion 

All athletes registered for the 2020/2021 edition of the event, which could not be played due to the health emergency, will be able to convert free of charge their registration to the 2022 edition of the event sending an e-mail to info@maratonadellecattedrali.it.

 

·        Registration Deadline 

Registrations will close on 2022, may,1st. Applications received after that term will not be accepted. The organization reserves the right to close registration in advance or to accept registrations after the closing date at its sole discretion. In any case, entries will not be accepted on the day of the event. 

·        Entry Confirmation 

It will be possible to verify the entry status by following the directions on the following website www.maratonadellecattedrali.it. The assignment of the bib number will take place just a few days before the race. A few days before the race, all athletes enrolled will receive an e-mail valid as official "letter of confirmation". This email will contain all the basic instructions for the bib number pick-up and race participation. You do not need to print a hard copy of the email itself; you can bring it on a device like a smartphone or tablet. 

·        Non-attendance and Refund of Entry Fees 

The registration fee is not refundable.  

In event of non-attendance, the athlete can, with a communication to be sent to the Promoters by no later than 2022,April,8th, transfer the registration to another person (also for bibs purchased for the 2020/2021 edition, provided that they have previously converted their registration).The substitute must pay euro 10,00 for administrative fees and must submit a new subscription module on-line indicating personal details,  membership, the medical certificate and accepting all the competition rules.  

 

Numbers Pick-up 

Race numbers can be personally collected at Marathon of the Cathedral Expo, on 2022, may, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th, by presenting a personal identification document and the letter of confirmation. 

The race numbers can also be picked up by a third person, showing the specific authorization form signed by the legitimate owner of the number. For organizational reasons, no race numbers will be delivered on the morning of the day of the marathon. The race number is strictly personal, it cannot be tampered with or reduced and is not transferable to anyone, under penalty of disqualification. 

Safety Procedures 

In compliance with the relevant existing provisions, special safety procedures will be implemented. In particular: 

• the organization does not guarantee access to the starting sectors in time for the athletes who will present themselves at the gate after 10:30 am; 

• it will not be allowed to bring inside the technical area any container (bag, backpack, etc.) other than the bag provided by the organization. 

Further information and more details will be provided to the athletes in the days before the race. 

Deposit for Bags 

The Organizers will provide the athletes from 9:30 am to 10:30 am with a free deposit for bags in the area alongside the starting point (city of Bisceglie). The bags will then be transported to the appropriate area near the finish area (city of Giovinazzo). It is advisable not to leave personal belongings (mobile, wallet, etc.) inside the bags. While ensuring the outmost care in the custody of the bag, the organization will not be responsible for any theft. 

 

Bus service 

The Organizers will provide the athletes from 8:30 am to 9:15 am with a free bus service reserved for members of the Marathon of the Cathedrals to transport the athletes from the finish area (city of Giovinazzo) to the starting area (city of Bisceglie). 

 

Start 

The start of the Half Marathon of the Cathedrals scheduled at about 11:00 am, with meeting in the starting area at 10:30 am. 

The official departure time will be communicated to participants in the days before the event. It is noted that small variations are possible due to technical and organizational needs. 

 

Timing 

Time measurement and processing of the rankings will be electronically with a system based on an active transponder ("chip") attached to the race number. The chip is strictly personal and cannot be exchanged. Athletes who in any way loose and/or damage the "chip" will not be timed and will not be in the rankings. For each athlete will be taken: official time (from gunshot of his own wave to finish line), net time (from the moment you cross the start line to the finish line).

Time Limits 

Time limit to finish the marathon is 3h00’.  

The Organizers will communicate the time limits for each of the intermediate steps. Following the marathon there will be a technical committee composed by one technical manager, one FIDAL judge and a representative from the Police department; the Committee will evaluate the timing of latest athletes on the route.  

Athletes who do not respect the passage times at the gates will be invited by the marathon staff to board the buses for withdrawn athletes or continue running on the sidewalk and not on the road in compliance with the rules of the road.

 

Assistants 

The Organizers will provide the athletes with various pacers, clearly recognizable, who will run the marathon at a constant pace to complete the itinerary at the following times:  1h45’ 2h00’ 2h15’.

Refreshment and Sponging Stations 

According to FIDAL/ World Athletics rules, there will be refreshment points after the finish line and every 5 kilometers along the course. At the refreshment points will be: water, supplement, fruit and biscuits up to the finish. According to FIDAL/ World Athletics rules, there will be sponging stations after the finish line and along the course, no more than 5 kilometers from each other. At all sponging stations there will be: sponges available to the athletes. 

 

Withdrawn Athletes 

Athletes with an injury or who want to leave the race can get on the bus following the last runner to reach the finish area. 

Medical Assistance 

Medical assistance will be granted to athletes in need throughout the route with fixed or mobile stations.

Finish 

After the finish line, athletes will be channeled into special corridors to receive the finisher’s medal, access to the final refreshment and various services (bag deposit, dressing rooms, etc.). 

Results 

Partial and final results will be available in real time on www.maratonadellecattedrali.it. Similarly, you can download the finisher’s certificate. The results will be validated by Fidal judges. 

Award ceremony 

The following athletes will be awarded:

·        The first 3 men athletes classified

·        The first 3 women athletes classified

The award ceremony will take place starting at 12:30 pm, in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II. Prizes not collected on stage during the award ceremony will not be sent to the athletes. They will remain available for collection at the Puglia Marathon ASD address for 15 days following the date of the race, by appointment. After this period, they will no longer be delivered.

 

Complaints 

All claims must be submitted verbally to the Finish Judge within 30' from the publishing of the rankings, in first instance, and in second instance in writing to the Judge of Appeal, accompanied by a fee of € 100.00, which will be returned if the complaint is upheld. For all matters not expressly provided for in this Rules the general FIDAL regulations are applicable. Race judges may disqualify athletes not having passed the detection points located along the route. 

Fraudulent participation to the Race - Sanctions 

The participant is responsible for the ownership and custody of their bib number, acquiring the right to use all the services mentioned in this Rules and subsequently communicated. 

(a) Any person who, without regular entry, participates without bib, in addition to being held liable for damage to persons or property, including himself, will incur disciplinary measures of competence of the federal bodies and may be liable for criminal sanctions for the crime of “theft"(art. 624 cp). 

(b) Any person who, without regular entry, participates with a counterfeit bib or otherwise not in accordance with the number assignment, in addition to being responsible as mentioned above, will incur the sporting sanctions and, in addition, will be liable to the penal sanctions provided for the crime of "theft "(art. 624 cp), or, alternatively, for the crime of “fraud” (art. 640 cp). 

In cases a) and b) participants may be subject to the penalties provided for the crime of "failure to comply with the authority measures" (art. 650 C.P.). The above case will be seen only after verification of photographic documentation and / or video. 

Race Cancellation 

If the race is cancelled or moved to another location and/or otherwise not carried out for any reason of force majeure including pandemics and natural events, not related to and beyond the will of the Organizers, including the revocation of race authorization by competent Public Authorities, the enrolled athlete will have nothing to claim from Puglia Marathon ASD, even in the form of reimbursement of the costs incurred and to be incurred. The enrolment itself is valid as a waiver of any claim for financial damages 

already suffered and to be suffered in the future.

Liability Waiver 

By subscribing to the Marathon of the Cathedrals, the athlete declares to know and to entirely accept the Rules of the race and to be aware of the facts that participating in the Marathon of the Cathedrals and/or sport events in general is a potentially risky activity. The athlete also declares having entered the race consciously and assuming responsibility for all risks arising from his participation like falls, contacts with vehicles, other participants, spectators or otherwise, any weather conditions, traffic and road conditions, any type of risk well-known and well evaluated. By submitting the entry application, the athlete, for him/herself and on behalf of anyone else, waives the Promoters from all present and future claims for liability of any kind, known or unknown, deriving from his/her participation in the event.  

Furthermore, by submitting the on-line application, the athlete declares having no knowledge of any medical condition or injury that can affect his participation to the race. The athlete also certifies the absence of sports sanctions, civil and/or penal, for facts relating to doping and declares that he has not and that he does not make use of the substances included in the doping list of the World Antidoping Agency (WADA). It is noted that competitors may be subject to doping controls by the competent authority.  

Privacy and image rights 

By submitting the online registration form, the competitor declares to be in possession of the medical certificate under D.M. of 18/02/1982 and to have read of these Rules, accepting it unconditionally in every point.  

Having regard to the processing of personal data, the participant, by selecting the specific box at the bottom of the online registration form, declares to have read the information statement pursuant to art. 13 of EU Regulation 679/2016 ("GDPR") ("Information Statement") and ex D.L.196/03 as updated by D.L. 101/2018 made available at the specific link and to have been informed through the above-mentioned  Information Statement that consent for the processing of data strictly necessary for participation in the race is  not necessary, when the processing is justified on a different legal basis of processing. The provision of personal data is optional. Lacking the communication of such personal data, you will be prevented from completing the registration. For purposes other than those strictly necessary for the participation to the race, the processing will be carried out only subject to participant’s consent which, however, can be revoked at any time by the participant. The data must be complete, updated and legible also for insurance purposes. 

The data, as better explained in the Information Statement - which is an integral part of this Rules and which is intended here integrally referred to - may be communicated and processed also by third parties offering services regarding and connected to the race, such as, for example: those aimed at timing the time, prepare and announce the lists of results and those with the purpose of photographing or filming the competitor. Such subjects/entities, having regard to those data processing outsourced and carried out on behalf of the data controllers (as defined in the Information Statement), will act as external data processor, pursuant to section 28 of GDPR. Some of these subjects, however, might act as data controllers in respect to the communicated data, subject to the release of a proper information statement pursuant to Section 14 of GDPR, unless otherwise provided by laws. 

At the race films and photographs will be taken and images, photos, videos, audio files of any kind, which may show you the participant, as well as the results and rankings, may be communicated, published and/or divulged in any form. The athlete authorizes the Promoters, together with the entities entrusted to carry out the shootings/filming, to film the images of the event and to freely acquire the right to exploit them on any kind of support and for the maximum time limit provided by law. 

By reading the Information Statement, the participant acknowledges that the aforementioned processing is strictly necessary in order to carry out the purposes explained in the Information Statement for which consent is not required, without prejudice to the rights set forth in articles 15 et seq. of the GDPR that may be exercised at any time as better described in the Information Statement. The participant may also have further information about the processing of personal data carried out through the Marathon of the Cathedrals

web site: https://www.maratonadellecattedrali.it

 

Final warnings 

The organizers guarantee the security of the event, in line with rules and regulations in force at the time of the event. Any further specifications will be indicated if necessary. The organization will adopt all the regulations and procedures indicated by the government, the scientific technical committee and the FIDAL.

 

The Organizers will do everything to reduce the risk of contagion: the best result will be achievable with the active collaboration of each participant. 

The Promoters reserve the right to modify these Rules at any time for reasons it deems appropriate for a better organization of the race, after having obtained approval from FIDAL. For matters not covered by this Rules the statutory technical regulations of FIDAL and G.G.G. are applicable. Modifications to services, venues and timetables will be communicated to registered athletes or will be posted on the website www.maratonadellecattedrali.it. In addition, the documentation containing essential information required for taking part in the race it will be handed out alongside the bib.

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