Regulations 42K 2021
41st VALENCIA MARATHON TRINIDAD ALFONSO EDP 2021
In view of the current health situation, all those registered for the race must prove they are free of Covid-19, for which one or more of the following will be required:
- Upload to the race registration platform, before 1 November 2021 and through their own means, an image of their vaccination certificate/passport (complete cycle) dated before 30 October.
- 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 at least 40 days before the race.
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.
All registered runners who have transferred their bib to 2021 will be able to recover their money until 1st November 2021 by requesting a refund on the Valencia City of Running Self-management area (LINK).
Notifications: All communications to the runner will be made through the email provided by the participant at the time of registration, or in the email subsequently modified through the procedure enabled by the Organization for this purpose, in the case that has decided to modify it.
Likewise, 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: Regulations
The 41st Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP is a 42,195-metre urban foot race that will be open to anyone who complies with the RFEA and IAAF rules, provided they are over 18 years old 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 race is included in the International Calendar of the RFEA and the AIMS, and has been awarded a Platinum Label by World Athletics.
Article 3: Start
The race will start at 8:15 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m., with the official maximum time to finish the race being 5h30:00, it is not possible, under any circumstances, to exceed this time limit.The Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP will start in four 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 8.15 a.m.
- Green bibs numbered 5,000 to 9,500 will start at 8.35 a.m.
- Blue bibs numbered 10,000 to 14,500 will start at 8.55 a.m.
- Pink bibs numbered 15,000 and upwards will start at 9.25 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 so wish, will depart in the first wave (8:15 a.m.) from the carriageway on the Monteolivete Bridge closest to L’Hemisfèric.
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.
The official maximum time limit for completing the race is 5h30:00. Any runner arriving at km 25 after 12:45 p.m. on 5 December 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 (the aforementioned 5h30 hours, already including the delay due to the waves).
All runners who register with the aim of finishing the marathon under 3h31:00 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. In addition, the organisers reserve the right to request accreditation for runners who say they plan to run a time under 3h46:00.
Times and Boxes
Article 4: Box
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 4 different starts in Plaça de la Marató. 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.
Due to the exceptional circumstances, and for organisational or safety reasons, and always in agreement with the athlete, the organisers reserve the right to change the box of a runner and also to close the process for changing from one box to another. The change will only be made as long as the capacity of the box allows it.
In order to accredit the starting box, we will verify the data collected at the time of your registration. Some are automatically verified by checking them against the results from our previous races (Valencia Marathon, Valencia Half Marathon or Valencia 10K Trinidad Alfonso). 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).
Article 5: Changing start wave
Registration and prices
Article 6: Registration
6.1 Maximum capacity and prices
The maximum capacity of 18,000 participants is already filled with the 2020 registrants who have 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 120 euros*, subject to availability. Runners who register on it will be subject to the same Covid-19 requirements, and will have to prove they meet them.
(*) This price does not include the obligatory Day Licence (5 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 18.000 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 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:
Any disabled athlete who can be included in any of the four adapted categories will enjoy a 50% discount on registration, taking into account the sections and dates mentioned 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 address 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.
6.3Registrations 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 event, 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 42,195 metres of the course. Likewise, the organisers reserve the right to take legal action against those who fail to comply with the provisions laid down in this regulation.
Article 8: Registration cancelation due to injury and refunds
Exceptionally this year, and due to the restrictions due to Covid-19, 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 1st November 2021, on the understanding that once this date has passed refunds are not possible.
- The return will be made within 30 days.
- If you have taken out cancellation insurance, you can apply for a full refund, including the insurance fee, until 1 December.
Artículo 9. Duplicate registrations
Article 10: Bib and runner’s bag collection
The bib-chip will be handed out only and exclusively in person at the ExpoDeporte Valencia runner’s fair, which will be located in the City of Arts and Sciences on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th December, from 09:00 to 21:00 (uninterrupted). The organisers reserve the right to change the location of the ExpoDeporte Valencia, after duly informing runners.
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.
Categories, Prizes and Trophies
Artículo 11: Categorías
The men’s and women’s rankings for the 41st Valencia 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:
1) Athletes in wheelchairs t 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 male and female finishers overall.
- Trophies for the male and female winners.
- General Classification: Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 male and female runners, and the first male and female Spanish runner.
- Classification in the four categories for athletes with disabilities:Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 male and female finishers (to be presented subsequently in an event at CaixaBank)
- Regional University Championship Classification:: Trophies will be awarded to the first 3 male and female runners.
- Commemorative medal to all those registered who finish 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 18 December.
Article 13: Prizes
The following financial prizes are hereby established, which are open to all runners registered in the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP 2021.
13.2 The following financial prizes are established for the first five Spanish male and female athletes with a RFEA licence:
13.3 The following financial prizes are established for the first three male and female athletes with a Valencian Community Athletics Federation (FACV) licence:
These prizes will be paid whenever times less than 2h20:00 for men and 2h45:00 for women are achieved. Men who achieve a time between 2h20:00 and 2h35:00 and women who achieve a time between 2h45:00 and 2h55:00 will have a 50% reduction to their prize.
No prize will be paid to men who finish in a time over 2h35:00 and to women who finish in a time over 2h55:00. The prizes for the general classification, Spanish nationals and FACV licence classification are cumulative.
As the Marathon is included in the National and international RFEA Calendar, there will be mandatory anti-doping controls. Any runner who, having been designated to take a control test, refuses to do so, will be automatically disqualified from all the rankings and prizes to which they may be entitled and their decision will be formally reported to the competent bodies of the RFEA. 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.
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 relevant anti-doping controls carried out have been received by the RFEA.
13.4 Marathon records prizes
- Men’s MVTA record prize 2h03:00…………€30,000
- Women’s MVTA record prize 2h17:16…………€30,000
- Men’s Spanish record prize (*) 2h06:35…………€25,000
- Women’s Spanish record prize (*) 2h26:51…………€25,000
- Men’s world record prize 2h01:39……..€250,000
- Women’s world record prize 2h14:04………..€250,000
*To be eligible for the financial prize for the Spanish records, runners must have Spanish nationality and a federal licence from the RFEA.
NOTE: To be eligible for these financial prizes and trophies runners must be registered for the 41st Valencia Marathon.
The organisers will demand full return of any athlete’s prize money if the World Athletics Integrity Unit 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 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.
Notifications and other considerations
Article 14: Time control and rankings
The race is controlled by the Athletics Federation Judges Committee.
There will be time controls along the route. Only those participants who run the race with the chip provided by the organisers, placed on the back of the bib, will appear in the rankings. Runners are obliged to check their chip is working properly at the corresponding stand at the Runner’s Fair when picking up their bib.
Neither the organisers, nor the sponsors, nor the main partner will assume any responsibility in case of chip malfunction.
Article 15: Infractions and disqualifications
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.
Article 16: Route
Article 17: Medical Services
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
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:
“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 declare that I am in optimum health to participate in the 41st Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP, and I am certain that I am physically and psychologically fit to do so. I have passed the relevant medical check-ups and have ruled out any illness, pathology, injury or any other health problem that might prevent me from participating. In the event of any change in my state of health at the time of the event, especially if I show symptoms of Covid-19 or if I have been in close contact with anyone showing said symptoms, I agree not to take part in the event.
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 41st VALENCIA 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 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.
22.3The 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.
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|
Fundación Deportiva Municipal, Passeig de la Petxina 42. 46008 (València). email@example.com
|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.|
Management by the race sponsors, as well as the information they want to transmit to the runners,
race insurance, RFEA licences, etc.
Publicising the race both before and after.
|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.
Runners can receive information from Sponsors through the organiser.
|Runner’s right||By contacting us (by post, email, etc.) and providing proof of identity (ID card), individuals have the right to|
– know whether we are processing their personal data -access/correct/cancel/suppress/oppose – us processing their data.
– and to complain to the Spanish Data Protection Agency regarding the processing
|Notifications||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.|