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Official Competition Rules

 

Eligibility

1.      Entry categories, bibs and timing chips are non-transferable. Violation will result in disqualification and no refund of entry fee will be entertained.

2.     The Organizer reserves the right to disqualify, exclude any person from the race and to take disciplinary action to applicants who provide incorrect personal data / details on the entry form, including those who have been banned from competitions under International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) jurisdiction, or who have been suspected of having taken banned substances. No refund of entry fee will be entertained under any circumstance.

3.      Participants are not allowed to enter the race course with infants, children aged below 16 or any participant who do not wear the valid bib of Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018. Those who violate this rule will be asked to leave the course immediately.

4.      Participants will be disqualified if they do not start at the designated race category and start time assigned by the Organizer. No result and certificate will be issued to those participants.

 

En-Route

1.      No pets or any form of wheel-run objects of transport, e.g. wheelchairs (except designated wheelchairs for the wheel chair races approved by the Organizer), bicycles, skates, trolleys, shoes with built-in or attached rollers, etc, are allowed on the course.

2.      Dangerous goods (i.e. offensive weapons,flammable, explosive agents or materials/objects which obstruct other participants, etc) are strictly prohibited. Those who violate this rule will be asked to leave the course immediately and such cases might be reported to the Law Enforcement Agency.

3.      Participants must retire and leave the racecourse immediately, if requested to do so by any member of the race officials,medical staff, race director, referees or security staff.

4.      In accordance with the IAAF Competition Rule 144, the Organizer reserves the right to disqualify any participant who has proven to have received assistance during the race.

5.      For winners or potential winners wishing to appeal the results, appeals must be submitted in writing to the Result Referee at the Finish Area, accompanied by a deposit of HKD800 or USD100 within 30 minutes after the official announcement of the results. The deposit will be forfeited if the appeal is not successful or is withdrawn. The Organizer reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal submitted thereafter.

6.      For non-winners, any disputes regarding their personal results must be submitted in writing within 7 days after the announcement of the results on the Marathon website.

 

Wheelchair Races

1.      Participants of the wheelchair race must start at the race category and start time that they have entered and have been assigned by the Organizer. Each participant will be assigned with two bibs; one should be put visibly on the front of their chest while the other one is to be placed visibly on the back sole of their wheelchairs.

2.      Wearing a race helmet is compulsory for all wheelchair races participants. Participants must also take into account the safety of other participants of the wheelchair race or any other race along the route.

3.      The Organizer reserves the right and has the authority to stop or cancel the race if a collision involving participants occurs in the first 50m of the race or any part of the race, the continuation of which may, in the Organizer’s sole opinion, affect the safety of the race or any other races on the day.

4.      Any wheelchair race participants who intentionally interferes with or comes into contact with other wheelchair race participants (or their wheelchairs) during the race will be disqualified.

5.      Only the race officials are permitted to assist a participant in case of a crash or tumble during the race. Participants will be disqualified if they are assisted in any manner that can influence the race results to their advantage.

 

General

1.      The Organizer reserves the right to reject applications of participants who violate any of the official competition rules for all future Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathons or any other races organized by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association Limited (HKAAA).

2.      In the case of discrepancies between the Chinese and English versions, the English version shall prevail. The HKAAA reserves the right to interpret and amend the above rules.