Rules

emds RULES  – ENTEL MARATÓN DE SANTIAGO®

MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, THE SANTIAGO RACE

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

ARTICLE 1. Organization, Main Sponsor, Date, and Sponsorships

Organization: Corporación Maratón de Santiago

Production: Prokart y Compañía Ltda.

Main Sponsor: ENTEL PCS TELECOMUNICACIONES S.A

Date: Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Sponsorships: Administration and Regional Government; National Sports Institute (IND) and Athletic Federation ofChile.

ARTICLE 2. Description of Routes or Courses

The Marathon (42.195 km) and Half Marathon (21.098 km) distances have been measured and certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (“IAAF”), granted the category of “Bronze Label,” included the race in its international competition calendar and recognized the run times made by the athletes. The event has also been accepted as a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (“AIMS”) and included into its calendar of sporting events for 2015. The Santiago Race, which is not certified, reaches a distance of approximately 10 kilometers. 

The Marathon (42.195 km) starts at Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins in front of PalacioLa Moneda (north side of the avenue), followed by Ave. Alameda – Bernardo  O’Higgins westward, Ave. España,

Ave. Almirante Blanco Encalada, Ave. Beaucheff, Ave. Rondizonni, Ave. Viel, Ave. Manuel Antonio Matta, Ave. Grecia, Ave. Campos de Deportes, Ave. Antonio Varas, Ave. Pocuro, Ave. Los Leones, General José Artigas Street, Ave. Chile España, Ave. José Pedro Alessandri, Rodrigo Araya Street, Alcalde Jorge Monckeberg Street, Ave. Grecia, Grecia roundabout, Ave. Américo Vespucio Sur, Plaza Egaña, Ave. Ossa, Ave. Américo Vespucio Sur, Ave. Américo Vespucio Norte, Francisco de Aguirre Street, Luis Carrera Street, Ave. Monseñor Escrivá de Balaguer, Isabel Montt Street, Ave. Bicentenario, Pérez Zujovic roundabout, Ave. Andrés Bello (Costanera), Huelén Street, Ave. Providencia, Plaza Baquedano, Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins, to Palacio de la Moneda/ Plaza de la Ciudadanía.

The Half-Marathon (21.098 km) starts at Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins opposite to Palacio de la Moneda (south side of the avenue), followed by Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins westward, Ave. España, Ave. Almirante Blanco Encalada, Ave. Beaucheff, Ave. Rondizzoni, Ave. Viel, Ave. Manuel Antonio Matta, Ave. Grecia, Campos de Deportes, Ave. Antonio Varas, Pocuro, Roberto del Río Street, Ave. Eliodoro Yañez, Ave. Providencia (south side), Plaza Baquedano, Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins, to Palacio de la Moneda/Plaza de la Cultura.

For all purposes, the start and finish line of the Half Marathon will be aligned with the distance of Marathon, located on the north side of Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins / Plaza de la Ciudadanía.

The Santiago Race starts at Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins in front of Palacio deLa Moneda (north side of the avenue), followed by Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins to the west, Ave. Brasil, Compañía de Jesus street, Ave. Manuel Rodríguez East, Ave. General Mackenna, Ismael Valdés Vergara street, Miraflores street, Ave. Cardenal José María Caro, Ave. Andrés Bello, Calle del Arzobispo, Ave. Providencia, Plaza Baquedano, Ave. Alameda – Bernardo O’Higgins, to Palacio de la Moneda/Plaza de la Ciudadanía.

ARTICLE 3. Schedule

The event will start at 7:30 am. The maximum time is 6 hours, after which point the finish line will be closed and checkpoints will be taken away, leaving the course open to traffic. A motor vehicle of the Organization shall close each course and pick up athletes as required.

ARTICLE 4. Registration

Entries will only be made online on the website: www.maratondesantiago.com, through the entry form, completing the information requested. The athlete will only officially be registered in competition upon payment through credit card or other form of payment that the Organization may allow. This online registration can be done in the stages or periods defined below and in accordance with the entry prices. If the athlete does not make the payment and/or does not complete the entry form, the entry is automatically void. The entry will be made by completing all blank spaces in the entry form, which should be read and accepted by the athlete. The competition is for all three distances with a maximum number of 28,000 entries.

Entry Fees, according to time period and amount, as follows:

Marathon

(a) CLP 25,000 between October 1st and November 15th, 2014, including both dates;

(b) CLP 28,000 between November 16th and December 31st, 2014, including both dates; and

(c) CLP 32,000 between January 1st and February 15th, 2015 including both dates, unless the entries have been sold out.

Half Marathon

(a) CLP 21,000 between October 1st and November 15th, 2014, including both dates;

(b) CLP 24,000 between November 16th and December 31st, 2014, including both dates; and

(c) CLP 28,000 between January 1st and February 15th, 2015, including both dates, unless the entries have been sold out.

The Santiago Race

(a) CLP 20,000 between November 16th and December 31st, 2014, including both dates; and

(b) CLP 24,000 from January 1st to February 15th, 2015, including both dates, unless the entries have been sold out.

Participants, who are clients of the main sponsor Entel PCS Telecomunicaciones S.A, will have a 20% discount on the entry fee in the registration period from October 1st, 2014, through November 15th, 2014, or a 10% discount in the entry fee in the registration period between November 16th, 2014 through December 31st, 2014, both periods on a first-serve basis, unless all 28,000 entries have been sold out before the dates above mentioned. The participant must fill out the fields (“Phone Number and Password mi Entel”) specially authorized in the official entry form found at www.maratondesantiago.com. The Organization will not be responsible for the granting or denial of such benefits, since the information entered by the applicant is verified and authorized directly by Entel PCS Telecomunicaciones S.A. More information can be found at www.maratondesantiago.com.

There will be no refund of the entry fees even if the participant for any cause or reason, including the occurrence of an accident or force majeure, eventually cannot participate in the sporting event referred to in these Rules.

The Organization shall not be liable and will not be required to make any refund of the entry fees in case of an accident or force majeure, preventing the sport event referred to in these rules to be held. If the decision of the authority, whether the SEREMI of Transportation and Telecommunications, the Regional Government or its management or any municipality, or other reasons or extraordinary circumstances require the event be cancelled, the Organization will not be liable and it is hereby authorized to retain any sum or amount paid as entry fee, as referred to in Article 4. If any said authority decides to order the Organization to postpone, cancel or modify any of the three courses of the event and/or move the start or finish line, the Organization will be obligated to reschedule the event per these rules, and modify the respective course and install the start or finish line in the new location.

CHANGES WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED FOR THE DISTANCES LISTED IN THE ENTRY APPLICATION UNTIL THE END OF THE SECOND PERIOD OF REGISTRATION. THE APPLICANT, HOWEVER, MUST PAY ANY DIFFERENCE IN VALUE OF THE ENTRY FEE. THE ORGANIZATION WILL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO MAKE A REFUND FOR ANY PRICE DIFFERENCE THAT THE REQUESTED CHANGE MAY HAVE CAUSED IN FAVOR OF THE APPLICANT.

REGISTRATION OF ATHLETES SUSPENDED OR CONVICTED FOR VIOLATION OF THE IAAF ANTI-DOPING RULES OR THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE IS PROHIBITED. IF AN ATHLETE SUBMITS AN APPLICATION FORM OR REGISTERS OMITTING THIS CIRCUMSTANCE, HE/SHE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED.

FOREIGN ELITE ATHLETES MAY BE REGISTERED ONLY IF THEY ARE INVITED BY THE ORGANIZATION AND ARE DULY AUTHORIZED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE NATIONAL FEDERATION. ANY ATHLETE REGISTERED OMITTING THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

FURTHERMORE, THE RESALE OF ENTRIES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. ANY PERSON CAUGHT RESELLING ENTRIES WILL BE SANCTIONED AND THE ENTRY CANCELLED, WITHOUT REFUND, AND ALSO WILL BE REPORTED TO THE POLICE. PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION ON THE ENTRY FORM, WHETHER IN IDENTITY NUMBER, AGE, SEX, ADDRESS OR OTHER REQUIRED DATA, IS ALSO PROHIBITED. THE ORGANIZATION IS HEREBY PERMITTED TO CANCEL THE ENTRY AND NO REFUND OF THE ENTRY PRICE WILL BE GIVEN TO THE APPLICANT. 

 

ARTICLE 5. Categories

Any person 18 years of age or older by the date of the event may participate in the race. However, athletes ages 16 to under 18 shall submit a signed authorization and be accompanied by a parent or guardian when receiving the bib number for the race. In the case that the responsible adult cannot attend the event, the Organization will instead accept a signed authorization, plus a photocopy of the identity card of the parent or guardian. Download standard authorization form.

Participants of 16 or 17 years of age can ONLY be registered for and run in The Santiago Race.

ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION OF MINORS UNDER 16 YEARS OLD IS PROHIBITED IN THIS EVENT. 

Mds Categories - Maratón de Santiago®: Marathon, Half Marathon and the Santiago Race

Juvenile Women up to 19 years old

Juvenile Men up to 19 years old

Women 20 to 29 years old

Men 20 to 29 years old

Women 30 to 34 years old

Men 30 to 34 years old

Women 35 to 39 years old

Men 35 to 39 years old

Women 40 to 44 years old

Men 40 to 44 years old

Women 45 to 49 years old

Men 45 to 49 years old

Women 50 to 54 years old

Men 50 to 54 years old

Women 55 to 59 years old

Men 55 to 59 years old

Women 60 to 64 years old

Men 60 to 64 years old

Women 65 to 69  years old

Men 65 to 69 years old

Women 70 years and older

 Men 70 years and older

Women with Visual Disabilities

Men with Visual Disabilities

Women with Motor Disabilities

Men with Motor Disabilities

ARTICLE 6. Delivery of Numbers, Electronic Timing Tags and Method of Use

Participation numbers and electronic timing tags will only be delivered personally to participants previously registered at the Expo-Running on the following dates and schedules: Thursday, April 9th, 2015, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday, April 10th, 2015 and Saturday, April 11th, 2015, before the race. On Friday, April 10th, 2015 and Saturday April 11th, 2015, this will take place from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm in the Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho, located on Calle Mapocho, Santiago, or the place indicated by the Organization, where participants must present personal identification.

Attached to the bib number, an electronic timing tag will be provided which will record the official run time [1] of each participant. The Organization is not obligated to provide T-shirts for the event. In the case that any of the sponsors provide the participants with free T-shirts for the event, their use will be mandatory, with the exceptions established by the Organization. The delivery of these T-shirts, whatever the model, size or design, will be on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last and up to a total number of 28,000 T-shirts. The Organization shall not be responsible for the quality of such sportswear, model, size, design or print. The Organization will not be responsible if the electronic timing tags have errors or defects, since such devices are provided by an external supply company.

 

NUMBERS, TAGS AND/OR SHIRTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN THE DAY OF THE EVENT, NOR THEREAFTER.

In the event that a registered participant is unable to pick up his/his number and tag in person, a proxy may do so through limited power of attorney by showing the identity card of the registered participant.

 

The bib number must be placed on the participant’s chest, and not be folded, altered, manipulated, cut or bent until the end of the race. Participants must use the supplied tag, as instructed by the Organization.

 

ARTICLE 7. Awards

The official classification of the athletes will be conducted under the electronic timing system, so every athlete to be ranked must go through all the checkpoints included in this system, set at the start, on the course and at the finish line. Any athlete who violates the provisions of these rules or commits any of the acts prohibited hereof, including the failure to pass through each checkpoint, will be disqualified.

The mds-Maratón de Santiago® will have a total amount of USD92,000 in money prizes for the participants, to be payable by the Corporación Maratón de Santiago, once the athletes have been subjected to the anti-doping tests and results were NEGATIVE, according to current rules set by the IAAF and/or the World Anti-Doping Code. Nevertheless, the Organization will not pay the money prizes to athletes who have been suspended or convicted for violating the anti-doping rules above, as instructed by the IAAF. The awards will be distributed according to the following:

1. Marathon Awards (42.195 km)

a. General Classification (Men and Women)

- 1st Place USD20,000 plus the Cup

- 2nd Place USD10,000 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 3rd Place USD 5,000 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 4th Place USD 2,500 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 5th Place USD 1,250 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

b. National Category Classification (Men and Women)

- 1° Place USD1,000 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 2° Place USD800 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 3° Place USD600 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

Only Chilean residents and athletes of Chilean citizenship are entitled to these awards. It may not be combined with General Classification (Men and Women) awards specified in the preceding letter a.

Special Bonuses

Sprint Goals: A special bonus of USD1,000 will be given to the first marathon athlete to pass kilometer 21 in a time equal to or less than 1:05:00 if that athlete also crosses the finish line of the Marathon within the top 5 athletes of the General Classification.

Course Record: The money prize will be awarded to the winner man and woman who break the following record times:

Men

- 2:11:43 USD-3,500

Women

- 2:31:48 USD3,500

b. Classification by Category

- 1st Place, trophy and medal

- 2nd Place, medal

- 3rd Place, medal

The awards are denominated and payable in US dollars to non-residents in Chile, by bank wire transfer. All expenses and taxes that may apply from the intervening banks or competent tax authorities will be under the responsibility of the beneficiaries of the money prizes. Recipients of the aforementioned money prizes who are residents of Chile will receive their payment in Chilean pesos, the national currency, either by check, bank deposit or bank wire transfer. The exchange rate will be that referred to in numeral 6 of Chapter I of the Compendium of Foreign Exchange Regulations of the Central Bank of Chile, also known as “dólar observado”.

Any athlete who receives the Cup, commemorative plaque, and/or medal the day of the award ceremony, and who, thereafter, had given positive anti-doping tests results, or who had a suspension or previous conviction for violation of these standards, will be required to return such trophies.

All marathon participants who complete the course and cross the finish line will receive a finalist medal.

2. Half Marathon Awards (21.098 km):

a. General Classification (Men and Women)

- 1st Place USD800 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 2nd Place USD600 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

- 3rd Place USD400 plus medal and a commemorative plaque

b. Classification by Category

- 1st Place, trophy and medal

- 2nd Place, medal

- 3rd Place, medal

The awards are denominated and payable in US dollars to non-residents in Chile, by bank wire transfer. All expenses and taxes that may apply from the intervening banks or competent tax authorities will be under the responsibility of the beneficiaries of the money prices. Recipients of the aforementioned money prizes who are residents of Chile will receive their payment in Chilean pesos, the national currency, either by check, bank deposit or bank transfer. The exchange rate will be that referred to in numeral 6 of Chapter I of the Compendium of Foreign Exchange Regulations of the Central Bank of Chile, also known as “dólar observado”.”

Any athlete who receives the Cup, commemorative plaque, and/or medal the day of the awards, and who, thereafter, had positive anti-doping tests results, or who had a suspension or previous conviction for violation of these standards, will be required to return such trophies.

All marathon participants who complete the course and cross the finish line will receive a finalist medal.

3. The Santiago Race’s Awards:

a. General Classification (Men and Women)

- 1st Place, medal and a commemorative plaque

- 2nd Place, medal and a commemorative plaque

- 3rd Place, medal and a commemorative plaque

b. Classification by Category:

- 1st Place, medal

- 2nd Place, medal

- 3rd Place, medal

c. Company Category Award:

- Trophy

The awards of the General Classification in the three distances, Marathon, Half Marathon and The Santiago Race, are not applicable to those with motor disabilities and/or visual disabilities; these participants will receive their awards in accordance with the respective Classification by Category.

ARTICLE 8. Award Ceremony

Marathon winners: The award ceremony for the winners of the Marathon will be held in the arrival area, awarding the corresponding trophies to the top five overall Marathon athletes in the male and female categories. This award is the only one that will take effect immediately after the arrival of the fifth athlete in the Marathon (male and female), in a special ceremony for the media covering the event, once the times of the winning athletes have been reviewed according to the official electronic timer. Athletes who receive trophies at the award ceremony must wear their race number on their chest, fully visibly, so the brand of the main sponsor ENTEL, or other brands the Organization in sole discretion decides, are highlighted. Marathon winners will be given money prizes once the Organization has received the negative results of the anti-doping tests and only if the athlete has not been suspended, convicted  or disqualified according to these rules and the IAAF Rules and or World Anti-Doping Code.

General Awards: The Marathon award ceremony will be held immediately after verifying the results of the electronic timing and receiving the form from the judges endorsed by the Commissioner of the event. Awards for the Half Marathon and The Santiago Race will be held on Sunday, April 12th, 2015, once the Marathon awards have concluded. The category awards and awards for the three distances of the event will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 12th, 2015. The Organization will not mail any trophy, award or medal to runners who did not receive them during the ceremony. In addition, the General Classification winners of the Marathon, Half Marathon and The Santiago Race, will be, in turn, the winners of their respective categories.

 

 

ARTICLE 9. Duties of the Participant

1. The Organization shall conduct doping control at the finish line for the first six athletes, male or female, who finish the Marathon. This will not affect the sole discretion of the Organization to have other anti-doping controls for the competitors. The Organization may carry out anti-doping tests for athletes who reach the top three in the Half Marathon distance, in its sole and absolute discretion. Refusal or avoidance, in any way, of this control after being notified, shall be grounds for immediate disqualification of the athlete and breach of the rules of anti-doping control of the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Code.

2. Athletes will be DISQUALIFIED if they do not wear their bib number visibly on their chest, if they don’t follow the official course of their respective distance race – in which there will be controls – or show signs of unsportsmanlike behavior, including such behaviors as: receiving help, water, beverages of any kind or food from any third party, in or out of the course, whether or not they are using motorized vehicles, bicycles or other means of transport. The Organization shall be entitled to inform the police and expel others who are caught in these unsportsmanlike acts.

3. Deceiving the Organization by impersonating people, running a different distance than that indicated on the registration, etc. will be means for DISQUALIFICATION. Any athlete who does not cross the marked checkpoints; who runs in areas outside the course, including parks and green areas; and/or who does not obey the flagmen, judges, commissioners and Organization staff, will be disqualified. Grounds for disqualification also include: not following the instructions of the Organization in terms of the corral areas, registration times and other non-regulatory behaviors, and the Organization reserves the right to withdraw the bib number and expel any athlete from the event.  Participants will not be allowed into the corral without the bib number. Also, the corral for the Marathon distance shall be done by registration time.

4. For all participants enrolled in the The Santiago Race, use of the official mds-Maratón de Santiago ® T-shirt will be obligatory from the start until the end of the race, with the exception of professional or federated athletes, as determined by the Organization.

5. Any participant that runs without a bib number does so at his/her own risk, without being entitled to any of the privileges of officially registered athletes, and are automatically disqualified. The Organization has the right to prevent his/her participation in the event.

6. Any participant providing unreliable or misleading information at the time of registration regarding their identity, age, address or other information may not attend or participate in the event, being automatically disqualified. He/she will not have the right to a refund for the entry cost from the Organization.

7. The resale of entries is strictly prohibited by the Organization and shall be punished according to the law, preventing the participation of the purchaser in the event, without affecting the penalty described in item 6 above.

ARTICLE 10. Participant Services

1. There will be aid stations on the courses (hydration via water and other rehydrating liquids). On The Santiago Race and Half Marathon courses, there will be one every5 kilometersand at the finish line. On the Marathon course there will be aid stations at the start line and every 2.0 -3.0 kilometersto the finish line.

2. There will be an ambulance on the course, along with 5 vehicles for doctor and/or paramedic use.

3. Professional and/or federated athletes may submit to the Medical Director of the event the special drinks they wish to have in the aid stations, and must make this submission before 06:00 am the day of the event at the start area. The content shall be communicated in writing, and the bottles must have a label with the name, number, and where to deliver it. It is the only provision allowed; athletes cannot receive any other type of supply during the race or they will be disqualified.

4. The Organization shall make available to the participants provision services at the arrival and coat check (but is not responsible for the items therein).

5. The Organization shall provide transportation for participants who, for some reason, are unwilling or unable to continue in the competition. They will be transported only to the arrival area. However, the organization does not accept or assume any responsibility for said benevolent transport.

6. The Organization shall also maintain at least five first-aid posts on the Marathon course and a therapeutic massage room at the finish line.

ARTICLE 11. Complaints

Complaints can be made up to 30 minutes before the publication of the results, verbally by the athlete to the Technical Director or to whom the Organization designates to receive complaints. It will be this person who decides in the first instance. If the athlete does not agree, he/she can appeal to the Appeals Jury, integrated of members of the Corporación Maratón de Santiago’s Board, located at 66 El Regidor Street, Floor 10, Las Condes, Santiago, through a note, signed and accompanied by CLP 50.000, a sum which shall not be refunded if the claim is not ultimately accepted.

ARTICLE 12. Vehicles on the Course

The only vehicles authorized to follow the race will be designated by the Organization, and must visibly carry proper identification. It is forbidden to follow the participants on a motorcycle, bicycle or any other means of transport (whether mechanic or animal), having express orders from the police to remove them from the course to prevent any accident from occurring that would involve the participants.

ARTICLE 13. Responsibility

The Organization assumes no responsibility for any damage that can occur because of an athlete’s participation in the competition, to an athlete him/herself, or other people, nor third parties causing damage to participants or the Organization. Participants state that, by registering, they accept the conditions set out above and will help the organization to avoid personal injury.

ARTICLE 14.

All participants, by registering, declare to know and accept these Terms and Statement of Accountability and Protection of data. If in doubt, the Organization criteria take precedence.

Statement of Accountability and Protection Disclaimer

By registering, the participant states:

“I am in optimal health to participate in mds-Maratón de Santiago®. Also, the Organization, main sponsors, patrons, and/or other institutions are absolved from any responsibility regarding any accident or injury that may occur before, during and/or after the sporting event, waiving my right to any legal action against any such entity.

During the competition I will help the Organization to avoid personal injury. Furthermore, I authorize the Organization to use pictures, videos and any other audio-visual materials which may include the publication of my name in the classification of the event in the media and/or Internet, without expecting payment, compensation or remuneration for these publications.

I understand and agree that as it is an event that takes place on national property, the authorities of the central, regional and municipal governments may impose restrictions, limitations or modifications to its design, use, date and/or time, without prior notice, and I release the Organization from all liability if any of these circumstances should occur.

Also, I release the Organization from all liability if the event has to be cancelled or postponed, in whole or in part, for a circumstance beyond the control of the organization, produced or caused by a fortuitous event or force majeure.

I agree that the above is a required condition to receive a competition number and participate in the “mds-Maratón de Santiago®.”

ARTICLE 15. Applicable Rules

These Rules shall regulate the registration and participation in the mds-Maratón de Santiago®, together with the Competition Rules of the IAAF World Anti-Doping Code, and other general rules that are applicable under Chilean law.

ARTICLE 16. Directors

The production manager will be Mr. Francisco Riquelme Duque, and the technical director of the competition will be Mr. Fernando Jamarne.

[1] It is understood that official time begins with the firing of a gun, cannon, horn or similar object.