Regulations 10k 2019
REGULATIONS FOR THE 10-KM VALENCIA TRINIDAD ALFONSO RACE 2019
Article 1: SD Correcaminos (running club) and Valencia City Council are organising the 9th 10-kilometre Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race on Sunday the 1st of December 2019 together with the 39th Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon.
Article 2: The 10,000-metre urban road race will be open to everyone, whether they belong to the Federation or not. The race is also open to foreign athletes who meet the RFEA and IAAF regulations, providing competitors are 18 years old or over on the day of the trial and hold a Federated Licence. The urban circuit is a tarmac one and is certified by AIMS/RFEA, and all of the kilometre markings are shown on display panels. The trial is featured in the national calendar.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This trial forms part of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation’s (RFEA) Official Calendar. By entering for the trial, the runner expressly consents to his/her data being ceded to this entity for the purposes of contracting the obligatory Accident and Third Party insurance, management of the Day Licence and trial rankings. In any event, as provided for by Spain’s Data Protection Act, the applicant may exercise his/her rights of access, rectification, cancellation or opposition to the data held on him/her by writing a letter or sending an e-mail to the RFEA at: Real Federación Española de Atletismo. Avenida de Valladolid nº81 – 28.008 Madrid (Spain). E-mail: email@example.com
Article 3: The race will start at 8:30 A.M. — together with the first wave of the Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon — and will finish at 9.45 A.M., this being the maximum official time for the trial. Runners will be allocated Start Boxes in accordance with their forecast race times.
The only runners allowed access to the elite box will be those who accredit a time under 34:00 (Men) and 39:00 (Women).
In addition, all runners who enter the race with the aim of finishing the trial in under 45 minutes must accredit their best time by providing a URL stating their classification in a marathon, half-marathon, or 10-kilometre race. Such accreditation shall be through the procedure set out on the entry web site or as the Organisers’ shall subsequently require.
When deciding which Start Box to assign you to, we check the information provided when you enter for the trial. Some of the details are automatically checked by looking up your results in earlier editions of our trials (Valencia Marathon, Valencia Half-Marathon, and 10-kilometre Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Race). In other cases, we ask you for further information through a URL or link to an accredited race in which you have chalked up a similar time (earlier classification in the 10-kilometre Race, the Half-Marathon, or the Marathon in the previous three years).
There will be 8 Start boxes:
- Yellow bib: under 34:00 (Men) and under 39:00 (Women)
- Green bib: under 37:00
- Blue bib: under 40:00
- Pink bib: under 45:00
- Orange bib: under 50:00
- Purple bib: under 55:00
- Grey bib: under 60:00
- White bib: over 60
Change of Box
As a rule, we assign the box you request in your entry or in accordance with the time you accredited.
If you need to change box after the initial registration accreditation process — whether because the time you submitted was wrong or does not reflect your best time — you can do so for a modest fee of €5 (levied for “Bib re-printing and management costs”.
Change of box to reflect improved time.
If your time has improved since you entered for the trial, you can request a change of box free of charge. Note that you will need to provide a URL that accredits a faster time run subsequent to your entry.
Requests for a change of box can be made online up until 1/11/2019 through our web site at “Request change of Box”
In general, from 2/11/2019 onwards, you can only make changes at The Runners’ Fair, whatever the reason may be. In this case, a fee of €15 will be levied for “Bib re-printing and management costs”.
NOTE: If you have a time accredited for a faster box, you do not have to make any change given that you can start the race in a slower box, which you can access on the day of the trial. For example, if you are accredited for the ORANGE BOX, you can leave from the PINK BOX, the PURPLE BOX, or the WHITE BOX, as you wish, accessing any of these on the day of the race.
Runners will have a locker service in the Start/Finish area, as well as chemical toilets at the Start.
Article 4: Entries will be made over the Internet through the following web site Tickets
ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINES:
From the 17th of December 2018 to the 25th of November 2019: €25 (subject to availability — there is a ceiling of 7,000 bibs).
(*) These prices do not include the Day License (€3 obligatory fee) for runners who do not have a valid Spanish (RFEA) license, a license of the Valencia Autonomous Region (FCVA) or the ‘Corredor Plus’ runners’ card.
The option of changing the runner’s name or bib/chip through our entry web site can be found in the section titled “Request change of runner”.
- The deadline for making such requests is the 1st of November 2019.
- Once the runner has requested the change of name, there is a period of 3 days to complete the new entry.
- Fee: €5, which will be paid by the new runner. The new entry will be made with this code, which already includes the Day Licence for which no extra will be charged.
You can also request a refund of the entry fee because of injury through the following section of our web platform “Request withdrawal because of injury”.
- The entry fee will be refunded in full in the event of injury or illness providing the runner submits a medical certificate with the corresponding diagnosis.
- The deadline for making an application for a refund and submitting the requisite medical certificate is the 1st of November 2019, after which no application will be accepted.
- The refund will be made through the same payment method used to make the entry (payment by debit/credit card or bank transfer) as soon as the medical documentation has been verified.
Our web site incorporates checks to avoid mistakes such as duplicate entries for a given race. In the event of duplicate entries, the earlier entry will be cancelled and a refund made. A fee of €5 will be applied to cover the costs entailed in managing duplicate entries.
ENTRIES BY HANDICAPPED RUNNERS:
All handicapped runners falling within one of the 4 special categories will be given a 50% discount on the entry price, bearing in mind the dates and prices given above.
To compete in one of the four special categories (wheelchair, functionally handicapped, sensorially handicapped, mentally handicapped), the entry must be made through FESA (Federación de Deportes Adaptados de la Comunidad Valenciana) [Valencia Federation for Special Sports Categories], whose contact e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org, and whose telephone number is (+34) 963 465 726. FESA has the expertise, knowledge and experience to ensure handicapped sportsmen and sportswomen are placed in the right categories. All athletes who, for any reason, cannot make their entries through FESA, will not be classified in any of the four special categories for handicapped participants and will not be eligible for a discount.
Each blind or visually impaired athlete (B2) who so requires shall be entitled to be accompanied by a guide whose entry will be completely free. Such entry may only be made through FESA. Only one guide can be allocated to each blind or visually impaired athlete.
To be eligible in the team category, in addition to each runner filling in his or her entry form, a team entry form must also be filled out — see HERE , listing the runners making up the team and the team’s club manager. The team form must be submitted before the 30th of October 2019.
Article 5: For legal and sport reasons, especially those concerning security, runners are strictly forbidden to sell/lend/give their bibs to other runners. Unknown persons taking part in the race both threaten safety and distort the classifications. Accordingly, the Organisers will note the details of anyone making their bibs available to others and ban them from entering trials in future years. The Organisers will also inform bodies holding other marathons, half-marathons, and 10-kilometre races of the irregularities committed. In the case of athletes who are members of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and the Valencian Athletics Federation (FACV), these bodies will also be informed of said infractions so that appropriate measures can be taken.
The Organisers reserve the right to inform other race organizations of athletes who are disqualified for failing to complete the 10-kilometre course.
Article 6: The race categories are as follows:
|UNDER 20||18 and 19 years|
|UNDER 23||20, 21 22 years|
|M35 / W35||35-39 years|
|M40 / W40||40-44 years|
|M45 / W45||45-49 years|
|M50 / W50||50-54 years|
|M55 / W55||55-59 years|
|M60 / W60||60-64 years|
|M65 / W65||65-69 years|
|M70 / W70||70-74 years|
|M75 / W75||75-79 years|
|M80 / W80||80 or over|
* All ages shown are those on the day of the trial.
There are four categories for both male and female handicapped athletes:
Athletes in wheelchairs:
1) Athletes in wheelchairs that are not fitted with drive-assistance through mechanisms or gears. Athletes are only allowed to push their wheelchairs with the aid of the wheel ring. Hand bikes are excluded from all competition categories given that these vehicles are solely valid for cycling events, not for athletic ones.
2) Functionally handicapped (persons with physical disabilities, cerebral paralysis and cerebral lesions)
3) Sensorially handicapped (blind, deaf)
4) Mentally handicapped
There will be three trophies for each category and gender.
Athletes taking part in the trial with officially-approved hand bikes and by athletes in other kinds of wheelchairs will not be competitive or have its own classification within its category.
Athletes in wheelchairs, hand bikes or similar are strictly forbidden from overtaking the Local Police vehicle opening the way for the race. Those failing to observe this rule will be automatically disqualified from the trial. Any athlete disobeying this instruction shall do so at his/her own risk and shall not be covered by the insurance policies contracted by the Organisers.
The only details that the Organisers will take into account in the classifications in whatever category will be those provided by each runner on his or her entry form.
Article 7: TROPHIES:
Trophies will be awarded to the first three runners in the general classification and in all the categories.
Classification by Teams:
Trophies for the first three federated teams, summing the times achieved by the first three federated athletes from the same club.
Federated runners cannot run in another team other than the one shown in the Athletics Federation records. The athletes must compete in their team strip.
All of the trophies that are not collected on the day of the trial will be held by the Organisers. Trophies that have not been collected from the club by the 18th of December 2019 will be disposed of.
Article 8: There are the following cash prizes:
GENERAL CLASSIFICATION (Men and Women):
To be eligible for these cash prizes, runners must complete the race in under 31:00 (Men) and under 36:00 (Women).
If the race is run in slower times, the cash prizes will be halved.
Cash prizes will not be paid to runners who take longer than 35:00 (Men) and longer than 40:00 (Women).
There are the following cash prizes for the first Spanish athletes with an RFEA license:
PRIZES FOR TRIAL RECORDS
Prize for the 10-km Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race Men 28:42…………..….€1,500
Prize for the 10-km Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race Women 32:03………….€1,500
All cash prizes will be subject to the retentions stipulated by the Law. The net amount will be paid by bank transfer or cheque once the RFEA times and doping test results have been officially released.
THESE PRIZES WILL BE CUMULATIVE
Article 9: Bibs and chips will only be handed out at THE RUNNERS’ FAIR, the venue for which will be The City of Arts and Sciences. The Fair will be held on Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th of November 2019 throughout the day from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. The Organisers reserve the right to change the venue for THE RUNNERS’ FAIR, in which case they will give prior notice.
If the runner cannot pick these up in person. he/she must authorise someone else to do so by presenting the requisite documentation through the self-management area . Bibs will not be handed over to those who do not comply with these requirements.
To facilitate the pick-up of bibs not collected at The Runners’ Fair, the Organisers will give runners/authorised persons the option of picking up bibs (without runners’ bags) from a point next to the lockers on the Sunday on which the trial is held. This pick-up point will be open from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M. (Note that an original National Identity Document or Passport must be shown).
The race will be supervised by the FACV Panel of Judges. There will be time controls throughout the race. Only runners wearing the chip on the back of their bibs will be shown in the classification. Runners will be required to run a short distance at the Runners’ Fair stand to check that the chip works properly.
Article 10: The bibs and chips are unique to each runner and it is forbidden to sell/lend/give them to another runner. The bibs must be properly placed on the runner’s chest, without alteration or folding. Failure to observe these simple rules will lead to the runner being disqualified.
Trial Judges and the Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any runner if they deem fit. Reasons for disqualification include: (1) not wearing one’s bib in a clearly visible manner; (2) altering the bib and/or lending/giving it to another person; (3) changing the details given to the Organisers and/or Arbitrating Judge concerning the runner’s National Identity Document/Passport and/or Federation status; (4) not running the whole race; (5) being in poor physical shape; (6) not providing the requisite documentation; (7) failure to meet any other FACV, RFEA, or IAAF norms and regulations.
IAAF Federation members are required to compete in the running strips of their clubs and may be penalised if they fail to do so.
Disqualified runners shall not be eligible for prizes or trophies.
Runners who are not entered for the race or who are not wearing the official bib and chip will be denied access. This measure is to uphold the rights of those runners who comply with the regulations.
The Organisers and the Local Police are authorised to remove any runner during the trial who has passed the official time limit by over 5 minutes at any given kilometre marker.
Article 10.2 : Given the serious prejudice to both the race organisation and runners caused by those infringing the trial regulations or other rules, the Organisers reserve the right to take any measures permitted by Law that they deem fit. Accordingly, civil, penal, or administrative action may be taken against infractors.
Infractions that may give rise to such action include: (i) not being entered for the trial and thus not possessing a running bib/chip for the race; (ii) competing with someone else’s running bib/chip (without having officially changed the name or hiding the name); (iii) competing with a running bib/chip other than that officially approved for the trial; (iv) competing with a fake running bib/chip (photocopied document or that imitates the bib). These are illustrative examples only and are not exhaustive. The Organisers may take legal action against infractors for other violations.
Both infractors and those collaborating in facilitating violations shall be identified as ‘delinquent runners’.
Those identified as ‘delinquent runners’ by the Organisers on the day of the race shall be detained, identified, and expelled by the trial security staff in the exercise of their powers. Those detained shall be identified, photographed, etc. with a view to taking legal action against them as may be deemed appropriate.
Should the infraction become known after the trial, appropriate measures shall be taken by the Organisers when they become aware of the facts.
’Delinquent runners’ shall be notified of hearings to ascertain their liability and so that they can make their case.
Article 11: The Organisers will properly mark the circuit. There will be a refreshment stand at Kilometre 5.
Article 12: Health services and ambulances, co-ordinated by SD Correcaminos (running club) will be sited at Kilometre 5 and will bring up the rear, progressively closing the race, accompanying the Sweeper Bus.
All runners must fill in the back of their bibs with their full names, telephone number for use in emergencies, whether they have medical problems (allergies, special conditions), are receiving medical treatment, and their blood group.
Article 13: Given that the Marathon is included in the FACV’s and the RFEA’s calendars, there are compulsory anti-doping tests.
All runners who have been selected for this test and who refuse to take it shall be automatically disqualified from all categories and shall not be eligible for any of the prizes.
Athletes who have passed the test and are eligible for a cash prize must wait for the official test results before they can receive the prize.
Article 14: The only vehicles authorised to follow the trial will be those designated by the Organisers. The public are strictly forbidden to follow runners on motorbikes, bicycles, skates or any other wheeled vehicle (including push-chairs and prams). The Local Police and the Trial Judges will remove any unauthorised vehicle from the circuit in order to prevent accidents.
Article 15: The Organisers decline any liability for damage, harm or injuries that trial participants may suffer or cause to Third Parties. Nevertheless, the Organisers are holders of an Accident and Third Party Insurance Policy to cover the risks inherent in a race of this nature.
Article 16: Complaints must be orally made to the Arbitrating Judge no later than 30 minutes after the results have been officially announced. The Trial Judge’s decision is binding.
Article 17: All race participants, by virtue of entering for the trial, hereby state that they understand and accept these Regulations, Waivers of Liability, and Data Protection provisions. Should any dispute arise regarding their interpretation, that of the Organisers shall prevail. By entering for the trial, the runner hereby states the following:
“I take part in the trial of my own free will and I fully understand the difficulty of a race of this kind given both the distance run and technical considerations. I hereby state that I have sufficient technical knowledge and experience of the race and that I am physically and mentally fit to run in the trial.
I hereby statethat I am in excellent health to take part in the 9th 10-kilometre Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race, and have good grounds for believing that my physical and mental state make me fit to run the race. I have passed all requisite medical examinations and that these have ruled out any disease, pathology, injury or other health problem that would make taking part in the trial risky. If my state of health changes, I solemnly undertake not to compete in the trial.
During the competition, I shall do my utmost to help the Organisers prevent personal accidents. I also undertake to act properly and not to endanger my health or that of others. I accept the rules set out in the REGULATIONS FOR THE 10-kilometre Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race 2019, security protocols and other guidelines set by the Organisers.
Furthermore, in the light of the foregoing I hereby exempt the Organisers, sponsors, and/or other participating institutions of any liability for any accident or injury which I may suffer before, during, or after the trial, renouncing any legal action against said parties.
I hereby authorise the Organisers to use photographs, videos, and any other kind of audio-visual material on me for advertising purposes. I accept publication of my name in the race classification, in the media and/or the Internet, renouncing any payment, compensation, or reward in this connection.”
Disclaimers and Data Protection
Article 18: On entering for the 9th 10-km Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race, runners expressly agree that SD Correcaminos [running club], The Valencia Municipal Sports Foundation, Fundación Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí de la Comunitat Valenciana [sports foundation]); any other Sponsor and/or Collaborator in the trial, whether on their own behalf or acting through Third Parties, may use images of competitors taken during the trial — whether in the form of photos, videos or whatsoever other support.
In accordance with the provisions of Spain’s Data Protection Act 15/1999, of the 13th of December, all the personal details provided by runners and the pictures obtained during the race will be stored in files owned by SD Correcaminos [running club], Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí Fundación [foundation], and Comunitat Valenciana [Valencia regional government]. The purpose of such data is to manage, promote, distribute and disseminate the sporting event. In any case, as provided for by Spain’s Data Protection Act, the applicant may exercise his rights of access, rectification, cancellation or opposition to the data held on him/her by writing a letter and accompanying this with a copy of his/her National ID (DNI) to the Registered Office of SD Correcaminos, (Carrer Arquibisbe Fuero, 14- 46009 Valencia) or to Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí Fundación de la Comunitat Valenciana (c/ Antiga Senda de Senent, nº8-2º, CP 46023 Valencia).
For the purposes of legal notification, registered runners authorise the Organisers to use e-mail, mobile telephone or any other mobile or web application (for instance, WhatsApp, Line, Telegram).
Likewise and for sporting, promotional, distributional, and commercial purposes arising from the 9th 10-km Valencia-Trinidad Alfonso Race, competitors authorise the Organisers to reproduce photos of the trial, publish classification lists, etc. through whatsoever device and channel (the Internet, advertising, etc.). Said consent is of indefinite duration. Competitors expressly grant the use of said materials freely as well as the right to reproduce participants’ names, race classification, time, and photos.
The Organisers reserve the right to make changes to these Regulations as they deem fit. Any changes will be notified to runners through the Race Web Site and in the information given to athletes.
FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: Anything that is not covered by these Regulations shall be governed by the FACV, RFEA, and IAAF General Competition Rules in force for this running season.