Regulations 42K 2022
42nd VALENCIA MARATHON TRINIDAD ALFONSO 2022
Table of contents
- Sub 2h50:00 athletes will start at 8:15 a.m.
- Athletes with times between 2h50:00 and 3h15:59 will start at 8:25 a.m.
- Athletes with times between 3h16:00 and 3h30:59 will start at 8:35 a.m.
- Athletes with times between 3h31:00 and 3h45:59 will start at 8:45 a.m.
- Athletes with times between 3h46:00 and 4h00:59 will start at 8:55 a.m.
- Athletes with times over 4h01:00 will start at 9:05 a.m.
Times and Boxes
Article 4: Box
The only data the organisers will take into account when assigning the categories will be those provided by the runner themselves on their registration form.
There will be 6 different starts in Plaça de la Marató. These starts will be ordered solely and exclusively by the number and colour of the race bib, in accordance with the start time indicated in Article 3.
For organisational or safety reasons, and always in agreement with the athlete, the organisation reserves the right to change, under exceptional circumstances, the box assigned to a runner and also to close the process for changing from one box to another. A change will be made as long as the capacity of the box allows it.
For accreditation of the starting box, we will verify the data collected at the time of your registration. Some times are automatically verified by comparing them with your results from previous editions of our races (Valencia Marathon, Valencia Half Marathon or Trinidad Alfonso Valencia 10K). In other cases, we will ask you for additional information with a URL or link to an approved race in which you have participated with an equivalent time (previous ranking in 10K, Half Marathon or Marathon in the last three years).
Article 5: Changing start wave
The organisers will allow the start box for the 2022 edition to be changed free of charge in the self-management area, provided the change is made before 4 November, one month before the race, and the link proving the improved time is accredited.
From that time on, once the bibs have been printed, it will be possible to change the box by paying 25 euros to cover reprinting and management costs before 30 November 2022.
Each runner commits to accepting their starting box at the time of registration and accepts responsibility for providing proof of their personal best records. Therefore, the athlete accepts that the box or starting wave selected at the time of registration will be the one that corresponds to them. With the exceptions provided for in the preceding paragraphs.
Registration and prices
Article 6: Registration
6.1 Maximum capacity and prices
There will be a maximum of 30,000 bibs available.
The prices and tranches* will be as follows:
Bib no. from 1 to 10,000: €60.
Bibs from 10,001 to 20,000: €90.
Bibs from 20,001 to 30,000: €120.
(*) This price does not include the Day Licence (5 euros mandatory) for runners who do not have a current national licence (RFEA), Valencian regional licence (FACV) or Runner Plus Card.
The promotions offered by the race will be communicated to the interested parties and will not be cumulative.
Registration will be closed when the maximum quota of 30,000 registered runners has been reached, thus guaranteeing a sustainable increase 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 through the official website to fill any vacancies that may arise due to runners dropping out, at a price of €150 per registration.
6.2 Registration for persons with disabilities:
Any athlete with a disability that can be included in any of the four adapted categories will enjoy a 50% discount on registration, taking into account the tranches 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, functionally disabled, sensory disabled and intellectually disabled), registration must be formalised with the FESA (Comunitat Valenciana Adapted Sports Federation), whose contact email address is email@example.com, and telephone +34 963465726. The FESA contributes its criteria, knowledge and experience to ensure the correct grouping in the different categories.
Any athlete who, for whatever reason, does not register through the FESA, will not be classified in any of the four categories of athletes with disabilities, nor will they receive a discount.
Each blind or visually impaired (B2) athlete who requires one will have the right to be accompanied by a guide whose registration will be 100% free and will be made directly through the 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 numbers are available).
The website https://tickets.valenciaciudaddelrunning.com/ managed by S.D. Correcaminos is the only official and authorised online distributor for registration in the race, so, under no circumstances is registration or the purchase of bibs through different platforms recommended.
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 guarantee is given regarding the recognition of any rights relating to the guarantee, withdrawal, exchange and/or any other rights recognised to the registered persons if the products are not the official ones or have not been obtained through 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: Change of owner
7.1 It will be possible to change the name or holder of the bib/chip through our registration platform in the self-management section “Request change of owner”.
If you are not going to run, you can give your bib and place in the race to another runner. The new runner will have to comply with all the provisions set out in these regulations, by accepting the bib they will be accepting the content in its entirety. You will receive a refund for the price paid for your registration and a registration code valid for 3 days to give to the new runner, who will register for the price of the tranche in force at the time of their registration, plus an associated cost of 5 euros for “administration costs”. Your refund will be approved if the new runner completes their registration.
After 30 November, no changes to bib owner will be made.
The organisers reserve the right to modify the way in which the change is made.
7.2 For legal and sporting reasons, but above all for safety reasons, it will not be possible to transfer the bib to another runner without following the process foreseen for this purpose and without obtaining the organiser’s agreement.
In the event that the organisers become aware of this circumstance prior to the race, the bib that has been sold or transferred without authorisation will be disqualified, and the owner will not be open to participation in the race. In addition, given the risk run by those people who wear a bib without the knowledge of the organisers and the distortion produced in the rankings, the organisers may note down the details of the person who gives or sells a bib, preventing their registration for the following 4 years, and, where appropriate, inform other marathon, half marathon and 10K organisations of their actions. In the case of athletes who are members of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and the Comunitat Valenciana Athletics Federation, their conduct may also be reported so that, if appropriate, the corresponding measures may be taken.
7.3 The organisers reserve the right to prevent the athlete’s registration in the future and to inform other races of the procedure taken for those athletes disqualified for not having completed the entire 42,195 metres of the course. Likewise, the organisers reserve the right to take legal action against those who do not comply with these regulations.
Article 8: Withdrawal due to injury and returns
The organisers will refund the registration fee in the event of injury upon presentation of a medical certificate via our runner service email firstname.lastname@example.org when sent from the same email address used to process the registration.
- The withdrawal is due to physical injury, not for contracted diseases.
- The full registration fee and extras contracted will be refunded, except for the donation to the charity, which will be given to the charity.
- The management of the refund has a cost of 5 euros, which will be deducted from the amount to be returned.
- The deadline to apply and provide the documentation is before 15 November 2022, it being understood that once that date has passed there will be no possible refund.
- The refund will be made within 30 days by the same means of payment with which the registration was made.
- If the Refund Insurance was taken out at the time of registration, you can request a refund of 80% of the amount, including the insurance fee, for any reason, before 1 December 2022.
Article 9. Duplicate registrations
We try to avoid errors, as well as duplicate registrations for each race, by means of controls on the ticket platform. In the case of duplicate registrations, the last of the duplicate registrations will be cancelled and the registration fee will be refunded minus 5 euros as a “Duplicate registration fee”.
Article 10: Collection of bibs and runner’s bag
The bib-chip will be handed out only and exclusively in person at the Valencia Runners’ Expo, which will be located in the City of Arts and Sciences on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (uninterrupted opening).
The organisers reserve the right to change the location of the Valencia Runners’ Expo, after duly informing the runners.
No bibs will be handed out on race day.
The runner may authorise a third party to collect the bib, wristband and runner’s bag via the ticket platform, following prior registration with the registered runner’s details after 2 November.
No bibs will be given to those who do not comply with the requirements set by the organisers.
Categories, Prizes and Trophies
Article 11: Categories
The men’s and women’s categories for the 42nd Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso, are governed by the rules of World Athletics and the RFEA, and are set out as follows:
|Under 20||18 and 19 YEARS|
|Under 23||20, 21 and 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 + YEARS|
- All ages indicated relate to the day of the race.
11.2 The following four categories are established in men’s and women’s categories for athletes with disabilities:
1) Athletes in wheelchairs that have no mechanisms or gears to assist in the propulsion of the wheelchair. Only pushing with the arms on the rim attached to the wheel is allowed.Handbikes are excluded from any competitive classification, as their use involves cycling and not athletics.
2) Functionally disabled persons (people with physical disabilities, cerebral palsy and brain injury)
3) Sensory disabled (blind and deaf)
4) Intellectually disabled athletes
NOTE: The race for athletes in regulation handbike and athletes in other types of wheelchairs will not be competitive and they will not have their own ranking in their category.
11.3 Athletes in wheelchairs, handbikes or similar may not at any time overtake the Local Police car that leads the race. If they do so, they will be disqualified from the race. If they ignore this and drive in front of the Local Police car that leads 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.
- Trophy for the men’s and women’s category winners.
- General ranking: Trophy for the first 3 male and female athletes, and the first Spanish men’s and women’s athletes.
- The four categories for athletes with disabilities: Trophies for the first 3 men’s and women’s athletes (to be awarded a few days later at an event at CaixaBank).
- Regional University Championship: Trophies to the first 3 men’s and women’s athletes.
- Commemorative medal to all those registered who finish the race.
Any trophies not collected on the day of the race will remain in the possession of the organisers, it being understood that they have been waived if they have not been collected from the club headquarters by 16 December.
Article 13: Prizes
The following cash prizes are open to all runners registered in the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso 2022.
13.2 The following cash prizes have been established for the first five men’s and women’s athletes of Spanish nationality holding a RFEA Licence:
13.3 The following cash prizes are established for the first three men’s and women’s category athletes with a Comunitat Valenciana Athletics Federation (FACV) Licence:
These prizes will be paid whenever times less than 2h20:00 in the men’s category and 2h45:00 in the women’s category 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 in their prize.
Prizes will not be paid to men who finish in over 2h35:00 and to women who finish in over 2h55:00. The prizes for the general ranking, Spanish nationality and FACV licence are cumulative.
All elite or World Athletics Label athletes will have to be admitted by the organisers in order to control the size of the event.
As the Marathon is included in the National and international Calendar of the RFEA, there will be mandatory anti-doping controls. Any runner who, having been nominated to pass a control, refuses to do so, will be automatically disqualified in all the categories and prizes to which they may be entitled and their decision will be formally reported to the competent bodies within the RFEA. Athletes who pass this control and who are entitled to prize money will have to wait for the result of the control to receive their prize money.
All cash prizes will be subject to the withholdings established by law, the amount being paid by bank transfer or cheque once the times and results have been officially recognised by the RFEA after the relevant anti-doping controls.
13.4 Prizes for marathon records
- Prize for the men’s VMTA record 2h03:00……………..€30,000
- Prize for the women’s VMTA record 2h17:16…………€30,000
- Prize for the men’s Spanish record (*) 2h06:35……….€25,000
- Prize for the women’s Spanish record (*) 2h26:51….€25,000
- Prize for the men’s world record 2h01:39……………€250,000
- Prize for the women’s world record 2h14:04………..€250,000
*To be eligible for the prize money for Spanish records, athletes must be of Spanish nationality and have a federation licence from the RFEA.
NOTE: To be eligible for cash prizes and trophies, athletes must be registered for the 42nd Valencia Marathon.
The organisers will demand full reimbursement of any athlete’s prize money if the Athletics Integrity Unit cancels the athlete’s sporting results due to a doping sanction in the event-specific doping controls, or even subsequently due to an anomaly in the Athlete Biological Passport, regardless of whether the athlete has not tested positive in the race-specific doping controls. Any athlete, or failing that World Athletics Manager, who accepts a financial prize in the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP automatically accepts this condition in order to guarantee equal opportunities, cleanliness and health in athletics.
Regardless of the legal residence 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 Judges Committee of the Athletics Federation.
There will be time controls along the route. Only those participants who run the race with the chip provided by the organisers, which is located on the back of the race bib, will appear in the ranking. Runners are obliged to check that their chip is working properly at the corresponding stand at the Runners’ Expo when they collect their bib.
Neither the organisers, nor the sponsors, nor the main partner will assume any responsibility in the event the chip malfunctions.
Article 15: Infractions and disqualifications
15.1 The bibs/chips issued by the organisers are personal and non-transferable, and must be placed on the chest without tampering or folding. The control chip is also personal and non-transferable. Failure to comply with this article will be grounds for disqualification.
The organisers will not admit runners who are not registered or who run without a bib or with a bib that is not an unofficial one for this edition of the race. The organisers will prevent them from accessing the race in defence of the rights of those who are registered in accordance with the regulations. [Elite or World Athletics Label athletes who register as amateur runners will also not be admitted. The participation of all elite or World Athletics Label category athletes will have to be expressly agreed to by the organisers.]
For the safety of the runners, unauthorised vehicles will not be allowed access. The race judges and the organisers reserve the right to disqualify any offender who, if any irregularity is detected in any runner; does not wear a visible bib, tampers with it and/or transfers it to another runner, alters the data provided to the organisers or the referee with respect to what appears on their ID card or federation card, does not complete the entire course, shows poor physical condition, does not provide the organisers with the required documentation, fails to comply with any other rule contemplated by the FACV, RFEA and World Athletics Regulations, accesses the course and/or accesses the finish line of the 42nd Valencia Marathon.
It will be compulsory for federated members to compete in their corresponding club’s kit, and they may be penalised if they do not do so.
Disqualified runners will not be eligible for prizes or trophies.
15.2 Given the serious damage that this would be caused to the organisers and the other runners in the race, in the event of access to the race that infringes the established access conditions or of any irregularity being committed, the organisers reserve the right to take the appropriate measures, in accordance with applicable legislation. Accordingly, appropriate civil, criminal or administrative proceedings will be instituted to hold the offender liable.
The irregularities that will give rise to the initiation of such 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 which may give rise to legal action on the part of the organisers.
Both those who commit such irregularities and those who assist in them being carried out will be identified as “offending runners“.
Those 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, and identification data will be obtained from them; photographs, etc., which will be used for the purpose of taking the corresponding legal action.
In the event that the infringement becomes known after the event has taken place, appropriate action will be taken as soon as the infringement becomes known.
The “offending runners” will receive notifications and/or summonses for the proceedings in which their possible liabilities will be judged, so they can take part in said proceedings.
Article 16: Route
The route will be marked with a line and all the kilometres will also be marked in accordance with World Athletics standards.
There will be liquid refreshments at kilometres 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 32, 35, 37.5 and 40, approximately, as well as one final liquid and solid station at the finish line.
Article 17: Medical Services
Medical services will be located along the route, as well as in the start and finish area. All registered runners are obliged to fill in details on the back of the bib including their name, surname, telephone number in case of emergency, whether they have any medical problem (allergy, special care, etc.) or are under any specific treatment, as well as their blood group.
The only vehicles authorised to follow the race will be those designated by the organisers. It is totally forbidden to follow the runners on motorcycle, bicycle, skates or any other wheeled vehicle. The local police and race judges will remove them from the course to avoid accidents.
The organisers accept no responsibility for any damage, harm or injury that participants in this event may suffer or cause to third parties, although they do have Accident and Civil Liability Insurance that will cover the incidents inherent to the event.
Complaints must be made orally to the arbitrator, no later than 30 minutes after officially communicating the results. The decision of the arbitrator is not subject to appeal.
Disclaimer and Data protection
This race belongs to the Official Calendar of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, so once the registration has been completed the runner’s basic data will be transferred to this entity for processing. The purpose of this transfer will be to negotiate with the insurance company for the compulsory accident and civil liability insurance, as well as for the management of the day licence and the popular ranking of road races. Likewise, the data will be transferred to the main collaborator, the Trinidad Alfonso Foundation (TAF), to facilitate efficient collaboration between the latter and the organiser. In any event, 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 address: email@example.com and/or to the Trinity Alfonso Mocholí, CV Foundation (FTA) C/Poeta Quintana 1 bajo, (46003) Valencia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 judgement of the organisers will prevail. Specifically, on their registration, the runners sign the following declaration:
“I am participating in the race on a completely voluntary basis and I consciously accept the difficulty of the race, 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 cope with the characteristics of the race.
I declare that I am in optimum health to participate in the 42nd Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso, 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 symptoms, I undertake not to take part in the event.
I also accept that I will have to comply with the demands that the organisers impose in relation to Covid-19.
During the competition, I will cooperate as far 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 regulations set forth in the 42nd VALENCIA MARATHON TRINIDAD ALFONSO 2022 REGULATIONS, safety protocols and indications established by the organisers.
I am aware and accept and assume that, under the present circumstances, there is an objective risk of contagion with COVID-19 with the consequences that could result 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 problems 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 use of photos, videos and any other audiovisual material in which I may appear for publicity purposes, and accept the publication of my name in the race ranking, in the media and/or on the Internet, without expecting any payment, compensation or retribution for this concept”.
Notice: The organisers recommend that runners undergo a medical check-up prior to the race, all participants accepting the risk derived from the sporting activity.
22.1 By registering for the Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso, the participants give their consent that both the race organiser, S.D. Correcaminos, as well as its main partner, the Trinidad Alfonso Mocholí Foundation of the Comunitat Valenciana, as well as any other sponsor and/or contributor to the event, whether by themselves or through third party companies, 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 estimation of position on the course during the event on the official app, or any other medium, and may process for exclusively sporting, promotional or commercial purposes their personal data, as well as their image during the event obtained 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 LiveTracking presented through the official race app can be viewed by any user who downloads the application for free, which is available on Google Play and the Apple Store. This option allows participants in the race to be tracked in real time by name or bib number. This is a functionality offered to runners so that 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 with sensors that are 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 of activating GPS tracking in case the race is run while carrying a mobile device. In this case, the tracking will be as accurate as the app allows.
Through the “LiveTracking Privacy Info” option on the app, a runner can configure this functionality, so that the visualisation can be (i) Public: any user can see where they are by entering their name or bib number; (ii) With a pin code, only users to whom the runner provides the pre-established pin can track them; (iii) Hidden: no one can track them.
Neither the organisers, nor the sponsors, nor the main partner can be held responsible for any possible errors in location involving 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 email@example.com
Fundación Deportiva Municipal, Passeig de la Petxina 42. 46008 (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, organisation of the race, Box management.
Management of the Race sponsors, as well as the information they want to transmit to the runners,
Race insurance, RFEA licences, etc.
Publicity relating to the Race both before and after.
|Legitimisation||Execution of the contract with the runner.|
|Recipients||In order to execute the runner’s contract, the data is transferred 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 rights||By contacting us (postal letter, email, etc.) and proving their identity (DNI), anyone has the right to:
– know if we process their personal data-access/rectify/cancel/delete/oppose – us processing their data.
– and to claim the exercise of these rights before the Spanish Data Protection Agency
|Notifications||The organisers will use the following notification methods, all of which are equally valid: email or mobile phone message, and any other mobile or web application (such as WhatsApp, Line, Telegram).|
|Sponsors||The race sponsors/partners may send you commercial communications through the organisers to the email address you provide us with. You can consult who the sponsors/partners are on the website at any time. Unless expressly authorised by you, the organisers will refrain from disclosing your contact details to sponsors/partners.|