Regulations 21K 2021
30th VALENCIA HALF MARATHON TRINIDAD ALFONSO EDP 2021
Article 1: Organiser
Considering the current health situation, the Organization is interested in implementing all the measures that are in its power to guarantee that it is a safe test, so it would be its wish that everyone enrolled in the race proves that they are free of Covid -19 . Therefore, if the authorities allowed it, one or more of the following requirements would be required:
- Upload to the race registration platform, before 1 October 2021 and through their own means, an image of their vaccination certificate/passport (complete cycle) dated before 30 September.
- A negative PCR test or antigen test (taken at the participant’s expense), performed 72 hours before the race.
The organisers will announce the detailed requirements well in advance.
The organisers will prevent any athlete who does not meet these requirements from participating. That is, any athlete not presenting the certificate/passport/citation, and/or not duly accrediting the negative test at the time of picking up the bib. If these documents are not presented, the registration fee will not be refunded. If you test positive, you will not be allowed to race, but your entry fee will be refunded.
Under extraordinary circumstances, if the organisers receive notification from the Health Authorities that the race cannot be held with the initially planned number of participants, the organisers will carry out a draw to randomly select the participants until the new permitted number of participants has been reached, giving the rest the opportunity to recover 100% of their registration fee. However, the Organization reserves the right to cancel the race if the number of runners allowed by the authorities is substantially reduced compared to the one initially foreseen or conditions are imposed that make it unviable.
All registered runners who have transferred their bib to 2021 will be able to recover their money until 1st October 2021 by requesting a refund on the Valencia City of Running Self-management area
Notificaciones: Todas las comunicaciones al corredor se realizarán a través del correo electrónico facilitado por el participante en el momento de su inscripción o registro, o en el correo electrónico modificado posteriormente a través del procedimiento habilitado por la Organización a tal efecto, en el supuesto que haya decidido modificarlo.
AsLikewise, all athletes expressly undertake to follow the instructions and restrictions imposed on them in agreement with the health management of the event. At the time of registration, a statement must be signed indicating knowledge of Covid-19 and, in addition, the data intended to guarantee the traceability of the participant must be filled in.
Anyone who does not follow these rules or does not consent to undergo Covid-19 screening will not be authorised to participate in the race.
Article 2: Rules
The 30th Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP, an officially approved 21,097.5-metre urban foot race, will be open to anyone with a bib, whether federated or not, and foreign athletes who comply with the RFEA-World Athletics rules can participate, as long as they are over 18 years of age on the day of the race. The asphalted, urban circuit is certified by the AIMS/RFEA, and all the kilometre points are marked with a signpost. The event is included in the IAAF International Calendar. The race has the distinction of holding a World Athletics Gold Label.
The organisers reserve the right to close registration if the maximum race capacity of 12,000 bibs is reached in order to ensure sustainable growth in numbers, a quality experience and the highest possible safety for all participants.
Article 3: Start
The race will start at 08:30 a.m. and end at 11:40 a.m., with the official maximum time to finish the race being 2h30:00, it is not possible, under any circumstances, to exceed this time limit.
The Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP will start in waves in order to improve the comfort and safety of all the runners, in the order of the accredited personal best times. Before the race, each participant will receive an email notifying them of their corresponding wave, which will also be indicated on their race bib.
- Yellow bibs numbered 1 to 4,500 will start at 8.30 a.m.
- Green bibs numbered 5,000 to 9,500 will start at 8.50 a.m.
- Blue bibs numbered 10,000 and upwards will start at 9.10 a.m.
The fastest 1,000 athletes in the race, in the first wave, will have a special access to their box, to ensure they have a priority starting place.
Wheelchair athletes and blind athletes who wish to do so will start at 8.50 a.m. in the second wave.
The decision to have three starting times does not in any way affect the complete and correct timing of all athletes, whichever heat they start in. The organisers reserve the right to establish further departure times, for reasons including safety, organisational need and/or logistics, among others. Under these circumstances, those concerned will be notified in sufficient time to ensure the proper organisation and preparation for the event.
NOTE: Any runner arriving at km 10 after 10:20 a.m. on 24 October 2021 must compulsorily hand in their bib, abandon the race and/or get into the sweeper vehicle as they will exceed the projected time limit set by the organisers for the end of the race (2 hours and 30 minutes).
Personal Bests and Boxes
Article 4: Personal best time and setting off
The only data the organisers will take into account when making the classifications for a category will be those provided by the runner themselves on their registration form.
There will be 3 different starting waves at three different times. These will be ordered solely and exclusively based on the number and colour of the race bib, in accordance with the start time indicated in Article 3.
To prove how fast you are, and to place you in the wave with runners of your level, we verify the data collected at the time of your registration. Some are automatically verified by checking them against the results from our previous races.
In other cases, we will ask you for additional information with a URL or link to an approved race in which you have participated in the last three years with an equivalent time (previous ranking in approved 10K, half marathon or marathon). Regardless of the above, all runners who register with the aim of finishing the half marathon under 1h46:00 must provide proof of their previous best time in a marathon, half marathon or 10K in the last three years either through the procedure available on the registration website, or at the request of the organisers at a later date.
Article 5: Changing start wave
Due to the exceptional circumstances, the organisers will not allow the starting time, box or wave to be changed for the 2021 race. Each runner must accept the responsibility and commitment to accept their starting line-up at the time of registration and to provide proof of their personal best records. Therefore, the athlete accepts that the starting box or starting wave selected at the time of registration will be the one that corresponds to them.
Registration and prices
Article 6: Registration
6.1 Maximum capacity and prices
The maximum capacity of 12,000 participants is already filled with the 2020 registrants who decided to transfer their bibs to 2021.
However, in anticipation that the health requirements or participants freely dropping out and getting a refund will leave places available, a waiting list will be opened for new registrations at a single price of 60 euros*, subject to availability. Runners who register on this waiting list will be subject to the same Covid-19 requirements, and will have to prove they meet them, so the process of registrations will close on 15 October 2021.
(*) This price does not include the obligatory Day Licence (3 euros) for runners who do not have a valid national licence (RFEA), Valencian regional licence (FACV) or Carnet del Corredor Plus. Promotions offered by the event will be communicated to those interested and will not be cumulative.
In all cases, registration will close when the maximum capacity of 12,000 registered runners has been reached, thus guaranteeing a sustainable growth in the number of runners, a quality experience for the runners and the best possible safety conditions.
The organisers will set up a waiting list via the official website to fill any vacancies that may arise due to runners dropping out of the race.
6.2 Registration for persons with disabilities:
All athletes with disabilities, who can be included in any of the 4 adapted categories, will enjoy a 50% discount on registration, taking into account the sections and dates indicated above, provided they meet the Covid-19 prevention requirements described above, and if there are bibs available.
To compete in any of the four adapted categories (wheelchair, functional disability, sensory disability and intellectual disability), registration must be formalised with FESA (Valencian Community Adapted Sports Federation), whose contact email is email@example.com, and telephone +34 96 346 57 26. FESA provides its criteria, knowledge and experience to ensure the correct grouping into the different categories.
Athletes who, for whatever reason, do not register through FESA, will not be classified in any of the four disabilities categories, nor will they receive a discount.
Blind or visually impaired (B2) athletes who so require, will have the right to be accompanied by a guide whose registration will be 100% free of charge and will be solely handled through FESA. There can only be one guide for each athlete with visual impairment.
6.3 Registrations will be made through the website https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com (As long as bibs are available)
The website https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ managed by S.D Correcaminos is the only official online distributor authorised to register runners for the race, so under no circumstances is it recommended to register or purchase race bibs through other platforms.
The organisers are not responsible for the reliability, veracity and/or suitability of registrations made through third parties, nor do they assume any obligation regarding the availability of places, stock and/or price.
no warranty, cancellation, exchange and/or any other rights granted to registrants are guaranteed if the products are not the official ones or have not been obtained from S.D. Correcaminos and/or the website https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/.
The above is without prejudice to registrations made through official tour operators and included in travel packs, which in any case will redirect to the aforementioned website for the purpose of completing the registration directly on the authorised distribution platform.
Article 7: Changing title holder
7.1 Due to the exceptional circumstances, it will not be possible to change the bib holder for the 2021 even, in accordance with the organisation’s right to make modifications to this process, but runners will be able to request the cancellation and return of their bib until 1st October 2021, by making this request on the Valencia City of Running Self-management area.
7.2 For legal and sports reasons, but above all for safety reasons, the race bib may not be transferred to another runner without following the process provided for this and without obtaining the agreement of the organisers. In the event the organisers become aware of this circumstance prior to the race, the bib number that has been sold or transferred without authorisation will be disqualified, and the runner will not be able to take part in the race. In addition, and given the risk posed by runners who wear a bib without the knowledge of the organisers and the distortion produced in the rankings, the details of the person who gives or sells a bib will be recorded, their registration will be prevented for the following 4 years, and other marathon, half marathon and 10K organisers will be informed of their actions. In the case of athletes who are members of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and the Valencian Community Athletics Federation, their conduct will also be reported so that, if appropriate, the corresponding measures can be taken.
7.3 The organisers reserve the right to prevent registration in the future and to inform other races of the fate of those athletes disqualified for not having completed the full 21.097 kilometres of the course.
Article 8: Registration cancelation due to injury and refunds
In an exceptional year due to the COVID situation, you can request the refund of the registration fee due to injury without having to provide proof of injury through a medical certificate, this can be done in the appropriate section on our registration platform, in the Self-management area of Valencia City of Running.
- The full registration fee and the extras contracted will be refunded, except for the charitable donation, which will be given to the charity.
- The deadline for submitting the application and documentation is 1 October 2021, on the understanding that once this date has passed refunds are not possible.
- The refund will be made by the same means of payment used for registration within 30 days.
- If you have taken out cancellation insurance, you can apply for a full refund, including the insurance fee, until 15th October.
Article 9: Duplicate registrations
We try to avoid errors, and duplicate registrations for each race by means of controls on the ticket platform. In the case of duplicate registrations, the most recent duplicate registration will be cancelled and the registration fee will be refunded minus 5 euros as a “Duplicate registration fee”.
Article 10: Bib and runner’s bag collection
Race bibs and chips will only and exclusively be handed out in person at the Runner’s Fair, on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October, from 9am to 9pm. The Runner’s Fair will be held at a location to be announced by the organisers in the near future.
Exceptionally this year, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, runners must collect their bibs in person without being able to authorise a third party to make the collection. Bibs will not be handed over to anyone not complying with the requirements established by the organisers
Ranking, Prizes and Trophies
Article 11: Rankings
The men’s and women’s rankings for the 30th Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP are governed by the rules established by World Athletics and the RFEA, and are as follows:
|Under 20||18 y 19 YEARS OLD|
|Under 23||20, 21 y 22 YEARS OLD|
|SENIOR||23-34 YEARS OLD|
|M35 / W35||35-39 YEARS OLD|
|M40 / W40||40-44 YEARS OLD|
|M45 / W45||45-49 YEARS OLD|
|M50 / W50||50-54 YEARS OLD|
|M55 / W55||55-59 YEARS OLD|
|M60 / W60||60-64 YEARS OLD|
|M65 / W65||65-69 YEARS OLD|
|M70 / W70||70-74 YEARS OLD|
|M75 / W75||75-79 YEARS OLD|
|M80 / W80||80 + YEARS OLD|
- Minimum age on the day of the race: 18 years
- All the ages indicated relate to the age on the day of the race.
11.2 The following four categories are established for men and women athletes with disabilities:
Atletas en silla de ruedas:
1) Athletes in wheelchairs that do not have mechanisms or gears that help drive them. Only pushing with the arms on the rim attached to the wheel is allowed. Handbikes are excluded from all the competitive classifications, as their use involves cycling and not athletics.
Runners on foot:
2) Disabled persons (people with physical disabilities, cerebral palsy and brain injury)
3) Sensory disability (blind and deaf athletes)
4) Intellectual disability
11.3 Wheelchair athletes, those on handbikes or similar will, under no circumstances, be allowed to overtake the Local Police car that opens the race. If they do, they will be disqualified from the race. If they ignore this and drive in front of the Local Police car that opens the race, they will do so at their own risk, and will be excluded from the insurance policies that cover the race.
Article 12: Trophies
Trophies will be awarded to the first three overall winners and to the Spanish winners in both the men’s and women’s races. Runners in the disabled categories will also receive their trophy at a ceremony after the race.
Any trophies not collected on the day of the race will remain at the disposal of the organisers, it being understood that they have been waived if they have not been collected from the club headquarters by 6 November.
Article 13: Prizes
13.1 The following financial prizes are hereby established:
The following financial prizes are established for the first five Spanish men and women athletes with a RFEA licence:
To be eligible for these financial prizes, male runners must run under 1:06:00 and female runners under 1:15:00. Male runners with a time between 1:06:00 and 1:10:00 and female runners with a time between 1:15:00 and 1:25:00 will receive 50% of the prize money, and male runners with a time over 1:10:00 and female runners with a time over 1:25:00 will not be entitled to any prize money.
The prizes for the general classification and Spanish nationality are cumulative.
All the financial prizes will be subject to the withholdings established by law, and will be paid by bank transfer or cheque, once the times have been officially recognised and the results of the anti-doping controls carried out have been received from the RFEA.
13.2 Prizes for event, world and Spanish records
There will be 70,000 euro prize for breaking the world record (57:32 for the men, 1:03:44 for the women).
For breaking the Spanish record (59:52 for men and 1:09:51 for women), 3,000 euros will be paid.
The organisers will demand full return of any athlete’s prize money if World Athletics cancels their sporting results due to a doping sanction based on the race’s specific doping controls, or even subsequently due to an anomaly in the Athlete Biological Passport, even if the athlete did not test positive in the race’s specific doping controls. All athletes, or failing that their World Athletics Manager, who accept a financial prize in the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP automatically accept this condition in order to guarantee equal opportunities, cleanliness and health in athletics.
Regardless of the registered addresses of the parties, any dispute that may arise will be resolved in accordance with Spanish law and with express submission to the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Valencia.
Notices and other considerations
Article 14: Judges Committee
The race is controlled by the F.A.C.V. Judges Committee.
Article 15: Infractions and disqualifications
15.1 The bibs/chip issued by the organisers are personal and non-transferable, and must be placed on the chest without being manipulated or bent. The control chip is also personal and non-transferable. Failure to comply with this article will be grounds for disqualification.
Runners who are not registered or run without a bib or without the official bib for the current edition of the race will not be admitted by the organisers, who will prevent them from having access to the race in defence of the rights of those who are legally registered, especially in view of the Covid alert we are experiencing in 2021.
The Race Judges and the organisers reserve the right to disqualify any offender who, if any irregularity is detected by any runner: (i) does not wear a visible bib, manipulates it and/or transfers it to another, (ii) alters the data provided to the organisers or the Chief Referee with respect to what appears on their ID card or federation card, (iii) does not complete the entire course, shows poor physical condition, does not provide the organisers with the required documentation, or fails to comply with any other rule set out in the FACV, RFEA and World Athletics Regulation.
It will be compulsory for members to compete in their corresponding club’s kit, and they may be penalised if they do not.
Disqualified runners will not be eligible for prizes and trophies.
15.2 Given the serious consequences this could cause the organisers and the other runners in the race, in the event of access to the race infringing the established conditions of access or any irregularity being committed, the organisers reserve the right to take the appropriate measures, in accordance with the applicable legislation.. In this regard, appropriate civil, criminal or administrative action will be taken to hold the offender liable.
The irregularities that will give rise to the initiation of these actions include (i) not being registered for the race and therefore not having a bib/chip to participate in the race; (ii) running with the bib/chip of a third party (without having made the change of ownership or carrying it concealed); (iii) running with a bib/chip that does not correspond to that of the race; (iv) running with a falsified bib/chip (photocopied document or one that imitates the bib). This list is given by way of example and is not exhaustive, and there may be other irregularities that may give rise to legal action on the part of the organisers.
Both those who commit such irregularities and those who assist them in carrying them out will be identified as “corredores infractores”.
Any runners who are identified as “offending runners” by the organisers on the day of the race will be removed, identified and expelled by the race security personnel, in the exercise of their powers, in addition, identification details, photographs, etc. will be obtained from them, which will be used for the purpose of taking the appropriate legal action.
In the event the infringement becomes known after the event has taken place, appropriate action will be taken at the time the infringement becomes known.
The “offending runners” will receive notifications and/or summonses relating to the proceedings in which their possible liabilities will be judged, in order they can take part in the proceedings.
Article 16: Route
The route will be marked with a line and all kilometres will be signposted in accordance with World Athletics standards.
Article 17: Medical services
Medical services will be located along the route, as well as in the start and finish areas. There will be liquid refreshment stations at kilometres 5, 10, 14 and 18, approximately, as well as one final liquid and solid refreshment station in the finish area.
All registered runners are obliged to fill in the back of the bib with their name, surname, telephone number in case of emergency, whether they have a medical problem (allergy, special care, etc.) or are under specific treatment, as well as their blood group.
Article 18: Anti-doping control
As the event is included in the RFEA and World Athletics calendar, there will be mandatory anti-doping control.
Any runner who, having been required to pass this control, refuses to do so, will be automatically disqualified from all the rankings and prizes to which they may be entitled. Therefore, athletes who pass the test and are entitled to receive a financial prize will have to wait for the result of the test before receiving the prize.
Article 19: Authorised vehicles
The only vehicles authorised to follow the race will be those designated by the organisers. It is strictly forbidden to follow runners on motorbikes, bicycles, roller skates or any other wheeled vehicle. The Local Police and judges will remove them from the circuit to avoid accidents.
Disclaimer and data protection
This race belongs to the Official Calendar of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, so once the registration has been made, the basic data relating to runners will be transferred to this organisation in order to obtain the compulsory accident and civil liability insurance from the insurance company, as well as to manage the day licence and the popular ranking of road races. The data will also be transferred to the main partner, the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation, to facilitate its efficient collaboration with the organiser. Under all circumstances, and as established by the Data Protection Act, the data subject may in the future exercise their rights of access, rectification, deletion, objection, limitation and portability by writing or sending an email to the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation. Avenida de Valladolid nº 81, 28008 Madrid. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or to the Trinity Alfonso Mocholí, Fundación CV (FTA) C/ Poeta Quintana 1 bajo, 46003, Valencia, email: email@example.com
For more information, consult the condiciones y política de privacidad.
By registering, all participants declare that they are aware of and accept these Rules and the Disclaimer and Data Protection Policy. In case of doubt, the Organisers’ judgement shall prevail. Specifically, on registration, runners sign the following declaration:
“Participo en la prueba de forma totalmente voluntaria y asumo conscientemente la dureza de la misma, teniendo en cuenta su distancia y dificultad técnica, para lo que declaro tener los suficientes conocimientos técnicos, experiencia y estado de condición física y psicológica para afrontar las características de la prueba.
I am participating in the race on a completely voluntary basis and I consciously accept its physical severity, taking into account its distance and technical difficulty, for which I declare that I have sufficient technical knowledge, experience and physical and psychological condition to face the characteristics of the race.
I also accept that I must comply with the requirements imposed by the organisers in relation to Covid-19.
During the race I will cooperate as closely as possible with the organisers in order to avoid personal accidents and I will behave appropriately, without endangering my health or that of others. I agree to comply with the rules set out in the REGULATIONS for the 31st VALENCIA HALF MARATHON TRINIDAD ALFONSO EDP 2021, safety protocols and indications established by the organisers.
I am aware and accept and assume that, under current conditions, there is an objective risk related to the transmission of COVID-19 with the consequences this could entail for me in terms of health or problems that could even lead to death.
Taking into account all of the above, I exempt the organisers, sponsors and/or other participating institutions from any responsibility for any accident, health problem or injury that I may suffer before, during and/or after the sporting event, renouncing any legal action against any of the aforementioned entities.
I also authorise the organisers to make promotional use of photos, videos and any other type of audiovisual material in which I may appear, accepting the publication of my name in the race rankings, in the media and/or on the internet, without expecting any payment, compensation or retribution for this”.
22.1 By registering for the Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP, participants give their consent so that both the race organiser, S.D. Correcaminos, as well as the Main Partner of the event, the Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí Valencian Community Foundation, and any other event Sponsor and/or Collaborator, on their own behalf or through third parties, may store, process and use their name, results, as well as their image collected during the event by means of photographs, videos, live tracking or position estimation on the course during the event on the official app, or any other medium, and process for exclusively sporting, promotional or commercial purposes, their personal data, as well as their image during the event by means of photographs, videos, etc. by means of any device (internet, advertising, etc.) and without any time limit.
22.2 The list of results will be published on the website.
22.3 The live tracking performed through the official race app can be viewed by any user who downloads the application for free, which is available in Google Play and Apple Store. This option allows participants in the race to be tracked in real time using their name or bib number. This feature is offered to runners so their family, friends and the general public can locate the runner on the course.
By default, the tracking is performed through the runner’s chip that connects to sensors distributed along the route. Between each sensor, the application takes the average speed of the runner to estimate their location, so the location may not be completely accurate during these periods. The app also offers the option to enable GPS tracking in case the runner is carrying a mobile device. In this case, the tracking of the runner will be as accurate as the app allows. Neither the organisers, the main partner nor the sponsors are responsible for the accuracy of any location reported on the app.
Through the “LiveTracking Privacy Info” option on the app, the runner can configure this functionality, so that the display can be (i) Public: any user can see where they are by entering their name or bib number; (ii) Pin code protected: only users to whom the runner provides the pre-established pin can track them; or (iii) Hidden: nobody can track the runner.
Neither the organisers, nor the sponsors, nor the main partner will be held responsible for any possible errors in the location reported on the app.
22.4 In accordance with the regulations on data protection we inform you of the following:
|Organiser details||Sociedad Deportiva Correcaminos (G-46197893) C/Arzobispo Fabián y Fuero 14 bajo, (46009) Valencia firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Main partner details||Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí, Fundación CV (FTA)|
C/Poeta Quintana 1 bajo, (46003) Valencia
|Purpose for collecting personal data|
Management of registrations, results, race organisation, box management.
|Legitimacy||Implementing the runner’s contract|
The data is transferred in order to fulfil the runner’s contract to the Royal Spanish Federation; to MAPFRE as the insurance company; and to banking institutions.
By contacting us (by post, email, etc.) and providing proof of identity (ID card), individuals have the right to:
The organisers will use the following notification methods, all of which are equally valid: email or mobile, and any other mobile or web application (such as WhatsApp, Line, Telegram).
|Sponsors||The event sponsors/partners may send you commercial communications through the organisers to the email address you provide us with. You can find out who the sponsors/partners are on the website at any time. The organisers, unless expressly authorised by you, will not communicate your contact details to the sponsors/partners.|
The organisers reserve the right to make any changes to these regulations if they deem it necessary, and must communicate this on the race website and in the information given to the runner.
All matters not provided for in these Regulations will be governed by the current FACV, RFEA and World Athletics General Competition Rules.