Rules

 

1 – DATE AND TIME

Sport Zone Porto Half Marathon will be held on September 16th 2018, at 10 am, in Porto. Alongside with the Half Marathon there is also a Mini Marathon Santander Totta, with no competitive purposes. The limit time of the race will be 3 hours.

2 – THE RUN RACE AND WALK RACE

There will be two races: a Mini Marathon with a distance of 6 km for all ages and without competitive purposes; and a race with a distance of 21,097 km for federated and non-federated athletes born in 2000 and earlier.

3 – THE COURSE

HALF MARATHON COURSE 21 KM

Start, Av. Paiva Couceiro (below Freixo Bridge), Av. Gustavo Eiffel, Ponte D. Luís I, Av. Diogo Leite, Cais Capelo Ivens, Cais do Cavaco, Cais do Lugan, Afurada, Zona pedonal de Canidelo (near the marina), Rotunda do Linhó (return), Afurada, Cais do Lugan, Cais do Cavaco, Cais Capelo Ivens, Av. Diogo Leite, Ponte D. Luís I, Av. Gustavo Eifel, Av. Paiva Couceiro (return), Av. Paiva Couceiro, Av. Gustavo Eiffel, Rua Nova da Alfândega, Alameda Basílio Teles, Rua do Ouro, Jardim do Calém/Fluvial (Finish).

MINI MARATHON COURSE 6 KM

Start, Av. Paiva Couceiro (under Freixo Bridge), Av. Gustavo Eiffel, Rua Nova da Alfândega, Alameda Basílio Teles, Rua do Ouro, Jardim do Calém / Fluvial (Finish).

4 – ORGANIZATION

It is organized by Runporto.com, headquartered at Rua António Silva Torres 128 4475-455 Nogueira da Maia, Portugal, with the support of the following entities:

• Câmara Municipal do Porto.
• Federação Portuguesa de Atletismo
• Porto Lazer
• Associação de Atletismo do Porto.
• Conselho Regional de Arbitragem da AAP.
• Polícia de Segurança Pública.
• Câmara Municipal de Vila Nova de Gaia

5 – SUPPLIES

According to I.A.A.F. regulations, there will be supplies each 5 kilometers, as well as supply of sponges, and if necessary, depending on the temperature that is felt, water supplies can be added.

6 – INFORMATION AND INSCRIPTIONS

6.1 – REGISTRATION PRICE:

Half Marathon | 21 km

• Until April 30 - € 12.00
• Until June 30 - € 14.00
• Until August 31st - € 17.00
• Until September 11 - € 20.00
• Last Minute at EXPO - € 25.00
Note: Limit of 10.000 participants

Half Marathon VIP | 21 km

• Until September 11th - € 50.00

With your VIP membership you will have the following advantages:
• Sub-Elite bib number
• Start in the front line
• Park in the finish line
• Access to VIP zone
• Wardrobe in the VIP Zone
• Catering in the VIP Zone
• SMS Results
• VIP shuttle for the start line
Note: limited to 50 registrations.

Mini Marathon | 6 km

• Until August 31st - € 7.00
• Until September 11th - € 9.00
• Last Minute at EXPO - € 11.00
Note: Limit of 5.000 participants

6.2 – You can do your registration:

• Online at www.meiamaratonadoporto.com.
• Loja do Corredor - Rua Santa Luzia 808, 4250-415 Porto Portugal
• Sports Zone stores (Porto)

6.3 – The registration are limited to 15.000 participants for the both distances.

6.4 – The kits of participant will be delivered at:

Alameda Shopping – September 14th and 15th between ten o´clock and midnight.

No kits will be delivered at any other time in addition to those appointed.

6.4.1 – Documentation required for lifting the bib number/race number:

Confirmation of registration with the bib number.
Personal identification, Citizen Card, Driving License or Passport.

6.5 – Regarding the safety of participants, it is not allowed to participate in bicycles, skateboards and rollerblades or even with the company of animals.

6.6 – Pursuant to the actual legislation, the invoice must be requested no later than the fifth business day following the day of payment, providing us with the taxpayer's number.

Information: Tel. +351 220 304 726 (10 am to 7 pm), at www.meiamaratonadoporto.com or geral@runporto.com.

6.7 – The organization may at any time suspend or extend the deadlines or add or limit the number of registrations available depending on technical availability, security issues or structural requirements, without notice.

6.8 – Online registrations have 72 hours to make the payment. After this time the registrations are automatically canceled due to lack of payment. All registrations paid after this period will be returned with a penalty of € 1.50 and must be claimed by e-mail to: geral@runporto.com up to 30 days after the event.

It is still possible to complete the registration, if the registration deadline has not been reached yet, if you settle payment of the registration fee at the date of the request, always requiring direct contact with the organization to: geral@runporto.com.

Information: Tel. +351 220 304 726 (10 am to 7 pm), at www.meiamaratonadoporto.com or geral@runporto.com.

7 – CATEGORIES

Half Marathon 21,097 km | Born in 2000 and earlier | Time: 10:00 am
Mini Marathon 6 km | All ages | Time: 10:00 am

8 – PARTICIPANT KIT

8.1 – The sizes of the t-shirts will be distributed according to the orders made at the time of collection of the kit. The stock of t-shirts is distributed upon availability. If there is a stock break in any size, the organization will propose to the participant an alternate size. The organization does not request the desired size in the registration form.

9 – WARDROBE

The organization will make available to the Half Marathon athletes a wardrobe. Next to the finish line (Jardim do Calém / Fluvial), the participants may leave their bags, which have to been properly identified by the participants and collected later in the same place. The bags must be identified with the number of the participant's bib number. The organization does not keep loose objects (eg. Jacket, helmet, cell phone, etc.). The organization assumes no responsibility for any loss of property.

10 – RESULTS

The Mini Marathon 6 km does not have official results, it is a non-competitive race.
Half Marathon 21 km: Individual result for athletes: male and female seniors, veterans M35-M40-M45-M50-M55-M60 and veterans F35-F40-F45-F50-F55-F60.

This race is timed by the My Laps-Runporto.com system.
Chip - Electronic detection system

All athletes registered in the 21 km must use the chip provided in the athlete's kit. The chip is coded for the athlete, it is personal and non-transferable. Chip reading will only occur if it is placed as instructed. The organization is not responsible for the failure to present results resulting from misplacement of the chip. The organization will disqualify all athletes who run with: 1. More than one chip 2. A chip of another athlete.

11 – DIPLOMA

The electronic diploma will be available at www.meiamaratondoporto.com for all participants of the Half Marathon 21 km.

12 – JURY

The Jury of the competition is responsibility of Conselho Regional de Arbitragem da Associação de Atletismo do Porto.

13 – MONITORING

13.1 – Medical assistance will be made available during the course, start and finish line.

13.2 – Only the organization identified vehicles or police vehicles may follow the race.

14 – OFFENSES

• No control at the start.
• Not fulfill entirety the course.
• Do not take the race number to the chest and visible during the race.
• Falsify any information on the registration.
• Run with the bib number on incorrect terms.
• Do not respect the organization’s instructions.
• Run at the sidewalks

15 – REGULATIONS

All cases omitted in this regulation, will be solved in accordance with the General Regulation of Competitions of the Portuguese Athletics Federation.

16 – APPEALS

Protest presentation - Any complaint must be submitted in writing on club letterhead, to the jury of the competition up to 10 minutes after the end of the race, with € 100.00 (a hundred euros), which will be returned if the protest is approved (according to the rules of the IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations and FPA, Portuguese Athletics Federation)

17 – INSURANCE

Insurance- The organization of the event will make a nominal sport insurance to all participants according to the legal regime of compulsory sports insurance - decree law nº10 / 2009.

In case of accident, the athlete should contact the organization of the event so that it can arrange the referral to the insurer. To initiate a process it is necessary that the athlete is attended by the team that does the medical follow-up during the event, without prejudice to the athlete being later referred to another emergency medical unit.

It is reserved to the insurer the investigation of the facts presented and its respective performance in conformity with the deferral or not of the activation request of the insurance.

18 – LIMIT TIME

The main event, Half Marathon 21 km, will have the limit time of 3 hours.

19 – ACCEPTANCE

19.1 – It is reserved the right to the organization to accept or not the registration.

19.2 – When registering, all participants accept this regulation and, in case of doubt or the appearance of a situation not contemplated therein, must inform the organization.

20 – ANTI-DOPPING CONTROL

Participants may be subject to a doping control analysis.

21 – DATA PROTECTION

All data collected in the registration process are maintained and treated in a safe manner and are intended for the natural development of the event namely; validation of the nominal insurance made for all participants in the event, list of registrants and elaboration of results / classification tables. In addition, important information about the participation in the event as well as communications of future events will be sent.

All participants may exercise their right to access, rectify or cancel their personal data by sending an e-mail to geral@runporto.com.

22 – IMAGE RIGHTS

The participant, when making the registration, authorizes the transfer, free of charge and unconditional, of the rights of use of his image captured during the filming that will take place during the event, authorizing its reproduction in communicational pieces of support.

23 – CANCELLATION, DUE AND CHANGE OF REGISTRATION

23.1 – Cancellation

Applications for cancellation of registration will be accepted until August 16th, with no refund of the registration fee.

In case of injury or illness, the organization will refund 50% of the cost of registration. The participant must send this request to geral@runporto.com, attached with the presentation of a valid medical certificate. These exceptional applications will be accepted until August 16 for all registrations made within regular deadlines.

23.2 – Transfer

The request to transfer the registration to another participant must be made by e-mail to geral@runporto.com, through the same e-mail address that is associated to the user login.

Applications for transfer of registration will be accepted until August 16th and are subject to the payment of an administrative fee of € 6.

The cession of registration does not give right to any refund to the person who gives the registration.

23.3 – Alteration

Requests for alteration will be accepted until August 16, with no reimbursement from the organization if the registration to be changed is more expensive than the previous one. If the intended race has a higher price than previously made, the participant will be asked for the amount of the difference between the price of registration, at the date of this request, and the amount paid previously.

Requests to change the edition of the event will be accepted, passing the registration for the next year. These applications will be accepted until August 16th, with an administrative fee of €6.

24 – CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT

The cancellation of the event can occur duo to external factors to the organization: Natural disasters, strikes, manifestations, inability to use routes traffic circulation, inability to use telecommunications, government restrictions or new legislation. In any of these cases, the organization reserves the right to give an explanation about the actions to be taken regarding the cancellation up to 30 days after the day of the race.