Rules

Rules

Málaga Sport AD and Motorpress Iberica are organising, with the support of the Málaga City Council, the XXXI TotalEnergies Málaga City Half Marathon, which will be run on Sunday, 13 November 2022, at 9:30 a.m.

The race will cover a distance of 21.097 km on a course approved by the RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation) and is open to both federation and non-federation athletes, as long as they are over 18 years old on the day of the race.

1. COURSE

This race is run under the road running regulations of the World Athletics and the RFEA and is included in the RFEA's race calendar. The course will be supervised and monitored by the Municipal Police, mobility agents and organiser staff. Each kilometre will also be vertically signposted.

Street course: we will release the new course, flatter and more urban than the previous one, in the next few days.

START: MIGUEL DE MÉRIDA NICOLICH STREET

ROAD: STADIUM CIUDAD DE MÁLAGA

FINISH: SEE COURSE

2. RFEA CALENDAR AND JUDGES CONTROL

The 31st Málaga Half Marathon is listed on the RFEA and Andalusian Athletics Federation calendars and is regulated by the Provincial Association of Judges. All complaints must be addressed to the race's Referee up to 30 minutes after the results have been announced.

The maximum time to complete the Málaga Half Marathon is 3 hours from the official start.

The race checkpoint will be closed successively at km 5, 10, 15, 20 and the finish line, with a maximum time of 40'; 1h:20'; 2h:00'; 2h:40' and 2h: 50', respectively. When a participant is over the closing time, he/she will be overtaken by the vehicle that signals the end of the race, and he/she will have to abandon the race or, if he/she continues, he/she will do so under his/her own responsibility and comply with the traffic rules and signals, just like any other road user.

Refreshment stations will be set up at km 5, 10, 13, 16, 19 and water and/or isotonic drinks will be available at the finish line.

The race organisers will provide a medical service and podiatry service.

The race organisers will provide a gear check service near the starting line.

Any clarification of the rules of this race will be managed by the race organisers.

Any manipulation, alteration, or falsification of the personal data of the registered athlete will result in disqualification.

The bib may not be cut or folded and must be worn fully extended across the athlete's chest.

All officially registered participants will be covered by an insurance policy arranged by the organisers, which will cover accidents that occur as a direct consequence of the event, and never as a result of illness, latent disease, imprudence, negligence, non-observance of the laws and these rules and regulations. This insurance does not cover accidents occurring while travelling to and from the event location.

The organisers will not be held liable for any damage that participants may cause by their carelessness or negligence. Likewise, the participant declares that he/she is in optimum physical condition to participate in this race and does so under his/her own responsibility, exonerating the organisers of the race from all responsibility. By registering for this race, the participant fully accepts these rules.

The only vehicles authorised to follow the race will be those designated by the organisers. Local police will fine those drivers who do not comply with these rules.

The categories, for the sole purpose of determining the results, conform to those currently in effect according to the RFEA.

3. SUSTAINABLE HALF MARATHON

The Málaga Half Marathon will be run in an environmentally friendly format, which requires the collaboration of each and every one of the participants. We are sending this information in order to facilitate your cooperation:

  • Yellow containers will be set up 30 and 100 metres after the refreshment stations where runners can toss their water bottles. Runners who keep their water bottles past this point will have to carry the bottle until the next refreshment station. Water bottles must always be tossed in the containers, NEVER on the ground.
  • There will be yellow containers set up around the finish area for the same purpose.
  • Any rubbish must be thrown in the containers, NEVER on the ground.
  • Respect for the environment: the race is run through urban spaces that must be respected for everyone’s benefit.

4. REGISTRATION:

The organisers of the Málaga Half Marathon have established a maximum limit of 8,000 participants for the 2022 race.

Registrations can be completed in the following way:

Registration will open on Monday. 28 March 2022, running until Wednesday, 9 November, or until the 8,000 available places have been filled.

4.1 FEES AND STAGES:

Four stages are established by bib number and deadline, with the following fees:

  • From the day registration opens until 15 May or until 2,000 participants register: €20.
  • From 16 May to 15 July or until 4,000 participants register: €22.
  • From 16 July to 15 September or until 6,000 participants register: €25.
  • From 16 September to 9 November or until 8,000 participants register: €30.
  • Registration at the Fair if there are bibs available (11 and 12 November): €40.

* Participants who do not have a federation license must have a day license issued by the RFEA (Royal Spanish Athletics Federation), which costs €3.

4.2 CANCELLATION AND EXCHANGE COVERAGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances once registration has been completed. The runner will be able to choose to pay a cancellation coverage fee at the time of registration, choosing one of two options:

1) I do not want coverage

2) Standard cancellation coverage. Cost of €3. 100% refund of the registration fee until 23 October 2022. Changes are only allowed for the 2023 event from 24 to 30 October. After this date, registrations will be considered definitive.

General terms and conditions of the cancellation coverage:

  • Cancellation coverage can only be taken out at the time of registration.
  • The cancellation coverage fee is not refundable under any circumstances.
  • Transfers of ownership will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Cancellation requests must be made by email to inscripciones@deporticket.com

4.3 WAYS TO REGISTER

Registrations can only be made through the official website mediamaratonmalaga.com and the registration gateway deporticket.com.

4.4 PREFERENTIAL STARTING BOX

When registering, the runner must indicate the estimated time he/she will run the race, in order to access the starting box corresponding to his/her time on the starting line and to avoid crowds to the extent possible.

To qualify for starting boxes with a time of less than 1h30', it will be necessary to prove, by means of an official certificate or a link to the athlete's result on the official website, the time clocked in an official approved event in the last two years that corresponds to the time of the box in which the athlete wishes to start. This information will be sent to info@mediamaratonmalaga.com before 1 November 2022. After that date, the selection of the starting box will not be guaranteed to any of the registered participants.

In the event that the race has to be cancelled due to weather or force majeure (not attributable to the organiser), the registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Registration will be completed online through the DEPORTICKET payment gateway, by following the link deporticket.com/.

For further information about registration status, modifications and/or cancellations, please send an email to the following address: info@mediamaratonmalaga.com.

4.5. CONSIDERATIONS

  • Registration is personal and non-transferable and implies full acceptance of these rules.
  • Once registration has been completed, under no circumstances may participation be transferred to another person, except for participants who have taken out cancellation coverage and subject to the conditions of said coverage.
  • T-shirt sizes will be given in strict order of collection of the bib-chip and according to the size requested at the time of registration. The race organisers do not guarantee that all participants will be provided with their requested T-shirt size, since T-shirt printing starts well before the final date for registrations.
  • Registrations will be closed before the deadline if all available spots are filled: 8,000 race bibs.
  • The registration fee will not be refunded under any circumstances, including injury or work-related reasons, except for participants who have taken out cancellation coverage and subject to the conditions of said coverage.
  • Registrations will not be considered valid if they do not include the correct identification details: DNI, or National ID Card (except for foreigners), name, surname, date of birth, sex, and event.

5. CATEGORIES

Categories are established as follows:

  • Absolute M / F. Includes everyone, except participants with a wheelchair
  • Junior M / F: Born in 2003 and 2004 (of legal age on the day of the race
  • Promise M / F: Born between 2000 and 2002
  • Senior M / F: Born from 1999 to Veteran (35 years)
  • Master M 35 / F 35: From 35 to 39 years old
  • Master M 40 / F 40: From 40 to 44 years old
  • Master M 45 / F 45: From 45 to 49 years old
  • Master M 50 / F 50: From 50 to 54 years old
  • Master M 55 / F 55: From 55 to 59 years old
  • Master M 60 / F 60: From 60 to 64 years old
  • Master M 65 / F 65: From 65 to 69 years old
  • Master M 70 / F 70: From 70 to 74 years old
  • Master M 75 / F 75: From 75 to 79 years old
  • Master M 80 / F 80: From 80 to 85 years old
  • Master M 85 / F 85: Over 85 years old.
  • Disabled Athlete with Wheelchair M / F

Note: All the indicated ages must be reached on the day of the race.

6. OFFICIAL BIB-CHIP AND T-SHIRT PICK-UP

To pick up their bib-chip, runners will have to present the receipt or copy of their registration, together with their ID card, passport or other official document proving their identity.

In the event that a participant cannot pick up the bib in person, the participant must authorise the person who is going to collect it to do so by providing a photocopy of the ID card of the registered runner when collecting the bib.

The T-shirt will be issued upon presentation of the bib-chip.

Important:

  • Runners will not be able to order a different size than the one they requested during registration.
  • The race organisers do not guarantee that all participants will be provided with their requested T-shirt size, since T-shirt printing starts well before the final date for registrations.
  • Bib numbers and T-shirts will not be given out on the day of the race.
  • The bib numbers have a built-in disposable chip, so they cannot be folded, manipulated, or altered in any way, including its advertising.
  • The race time will only be recorded if the bib-chip is correctly attached to the front of the chest.

7. TROPHIES AND PRIZES

A T-shirt will be given to every athlete who registers for the race, which will be handed out when the race bib is picked up.

A commemorative medal will be given to every athlete who finishes the race.

The first three finishers in the General Classification will receive a trophy.

Gifts will be raffled at the end of the race from the different sponsors using the race bib number.

All those runners who win any of the prizes given by the organisers must present their National ID Card (DNI) or Passport at the time of collection.

PRIZES:

ABSOLUTE GENERAL RANKING

Men (minimum time: 1h 05’)

Women (minimum time: 1h 15’)

1st. 1.000 €

1st. 1.000 €

2nd.  700 €

2nd.  700 €

3rd. 500 €

3rd. 500 €

HALF MARATHON RECORD

Men. Time: 1h00’56” (Silas Sang)

Women. Time: 1h10’20’’ (Malika Assasah)

1st. 750 €

1st. 750 €

CONSIDERATIONS

  • The cash prize will be reduced by half in the event that the athletes do not make the required minimum time.
  • The prize for the half marathon record will only be awarded to the winner and will be cumulative to the rest of the prizes.
  • Proof of identity will be required to collect the prizes.
  • All cash prizes are subject to the withholdings established by law and acknowledgement of the record by the RFEA.
  • The prizes for the general classification, national classification and the race record will not be paid until the results of the anti-doping control have been released.
  • If a prize-winner tests positive, he/she will be disqualified and will not receive any prize, and the classification will change for that position.

Any participant born in Spain will be considered a Spanish athlete.

Any participant born in Andalusia will be considered as an Andalusian athlete.

Any participant born in Málaga will be considered a Málaga athlete.

THE TROPHIES OF THE CATEGORIES WILL BE AWARDED AT THE END OF THE RACE, ON SUNDAY, 10 APRIL, FROM 12:30 P.M. ONWARDS.

7.1 CLASSIFICATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT AND COMPLAINTS

The provisional classifications will be posted on a board that the organisers will have set up next to the finish line and/or podium area, as well as on the official website of the event, under the sole and exclusive authority of the members of the RFEA Judges’ Committee. They will later be published on the official website as well.

Complaints affecting classification positions with prize money must be submitted in writing within 30 minutes of the publication of the classifications to the Referee, who will manage the claim.

Other complaints must be sent in writing to the event organisers at info@mediamaratonmalaga.com , addressed to the attention of the Referee, before the Wednesday following the event.

The organisers will communicate the Referee's decisions within a maximum period of 10 days, after which the classifications will be considered definitive. Therefore, all trophies and prizes will be provisional until that time.

7.2 DISQUALIFICATIONS

Reasons for disqualification include:

  • Providing false personal data during registration (name, surname, age, etc.).
  • Failure to complete the entire course.
  • Failure to pass through the course checkpoints.
  • Not wearing the bib clearly visible on the chest or altering or hiding the advertising on it.
  • Running with the bib and/or chip allocated to another runner.
  • Failure to heed the instructions of the judges and/or event staff.
  • Photocopying the race bib and/or giving it to another runner to use.
  • Refusing to pass the doping control.
  • Unsportsmanlike behaviour.
  • Any other behaviour included in the relevant federation regulations.
  • In addition, the race medical service and the referees are authorised to withdraw any athlete who is in poor physical condition from the race.

8. RUNNER SERVICES

REFRESHMENTS

The race will offer liquid refreshments at km 5, 10, 13, 16, 19, as well as liquid and solid refreshments at the finish line.

GEAR CHECK

Runners can use a free hear check service, located near the starting point, where they can leave their belongings in a bag. The event organisers will not be responsible for the items given to the gear check. The service will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, 13 November.

Event staff may request that runners open their bag to check its contents. Refusal to do so will result in event staff refusing to check the bag.

BATHROOMS

Chemical toilets will be set up behind the starting line and up to 50 metres before the start, as well as after the refreshment point at the finish line.

PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDS

All participants who wish to do so may purchase photographs of their participation in the race.

INSURANCE

All participating runners are covered by civil liability and accident insurance, as required by current legislation.

The organisers will not be held liable for any physical or mental damage that an athlete may cause to third parties while competing in the race.

PACEMAKERS

The Málaga Half Marathon will have properly identified pacemakers for each of the following times: 1h25’, 1h30’, 1h40’, 1h50’ and 2h00’.

OFFICIAL APP

Runners, their families, friends, and the general public can download the official race app for free, available on Google Play and App Store, where they can follow the participants of the half marathon in real time, check their bib number and stay informed about everything related to the race: latest news, route, regulations, etc.

VIDEOS

All participants will be able to download the finish line video for free, which will be posted on the official website in the days following the race.

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE

The official certificate, which indicates the general position, by category, the official time, and the average pace, will also be available for download, free of charge and through the official website, a few hours after the race has taken finished.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

The organisers will provide the medical services required to assist runners during the race.

The organisers recommend that all participants undergo a medical examination prior to the race, and all participants accept the risk involved with this sport.

Any athlete with health problems is required to notify the organisers in writing in advance, mark their bib with a red cross and state their name, address, telephone number and any health problems they may have.

A physiotherapy and podiatry service will be available for the exclusive use of runners who have sustained any type of injury. The physiotherapy service will not be used, in any case, as a relaxing or soothing massage.

Note: some of these services may be affected according to the Covid regulations in force at the time of the race.

9. WHEELED EQUIPMENT AND DEVICES

The use of any wheeled equipment is not permitted during the race, except for the wheelchairs of disabled athletes who are registered in the wheelchair category, approved by the RFEA, and officially admitted by the organisers.

Participants in wheelchairs are required to wear an approved helmet.

10. AUTHORISED VEHICLES

The course is closed to all vehicles. The only vehicles allowed to follow the race will be those authorised by the organisers.

Following the runners in any type of motor or wheeled vehicle (skates, bicycles, etc.) is strictly forbidden.

11. COVID-19-ASSOCIATED SAFETY REGULATIONS AND CANCELLATION POLICY

The organisers of the Málaga Half Marathon will adopt the measures necessary if the health situation caused by the COVID-19 should so require, under the protection of the competent health authorities, in order to guarantee the maximum possible safety for participants, medical services, volunteers, the public, security forces and all the staff involved in running the event.

The devices at the start, finish line, gear check, refreshment stations, medical services and public areas may be subject to restrictions of use or modified in accordance with the COVID-19 protocol determined by the health authorities when the race is held.

If the health authorities, due to a COVID emergency situation at the time of the race, decide to limit the number of participants to a smaller number than the number of registered runners, or in an extreme case to suspend the race, the organisation will offer the following options to the runners affected:

  • To defer registration to the next edition of the race.
  • To request a refund of the registration fee, which, depending on how far in advance the cancellation of the event is decided, would be:
    • If the cancellation takes place before 1 October 2022, 90% of the registration fee will be refunded.
    • If the cancellation takes place between 1 and 31 October 2022, 70% of the registration fee will be refunded.
    • If the cancellation occurs after 1 November 2022, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.

12. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES

By registering, all participants accept these rules and the regulations of the RFEA and FAA. They also give their consent for the organisers of the Málaga Half Marathon, either directly or through third parties entrusted by virtue of a processing contract, to process their personal data, as well as their image during the event through photographs, videos, etc., for exclusively competitive, promotional, or commercial purposes.

For the purposes of current legislation on the protection of personal data, you are informed that the personal data and official photographs of the Málaga Half Marathon will be incorporated into a file owned by Málaga Sport Ad and Motorpress Ibérica SA, the event organisers, to be used solely and exclusively for the purposes requested on the registration form.

Participants may exercise their right of access to these files to rectify or partially or totally cancel their content. To exercise this right, participants must send a request by email to info@mediamaratonmalaga.com, enclosing a photocopy of their ID card.

Should there be any doubt as to any circumstance that may arise, the organisers’ judgement will prevail.

13. INFORMATION

For more information, please send an email to info@mediamaratonmalaga.com

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