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REGULATIONS OF 2019 NEW TAIPEI CITY WAN JIN SHI MARATHON

1. Purpose: To advance the marathon competitiveness of Taiwan, and to promote our exceptional travel resources in North Coast, New Taipei City, we actively invite excellent international marathon runners to participate in this one and only certified IAAF Silver Label Road Competition in Taiwan.

2.Supervisors: International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Sports Administration Ministry of Education

3.Organizers: New Taipei City Government, Chinese Taipei Athletics Association

4.Implementer: New Taipei City Government Sports Office, Chinese Taipei Athletics Association

5. Co-organizers: New Taipei City Government Department of Information, New Taipei City Government Transportation Department, New Taipei City Government Department of Health, New Taipei City Government Police Department, New Taipei City Government Police Department Jinshan Branch, New Taipei City Government Police Department Traffic Police Corps, New Taipei City Government Fire Department, New Taipei City Government Environmental Protection Department, New Taipei City Wanli District Office, New Taipei City Jinshan District Office, New Taipei City Shimen District Office, New Taipei City Tourism & Travel Department, Taiwan Tourism Bureau North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Administration, New Taipei City Government Police Department Traffic Police Corps First Maintenance Office Jingmei Public Works section, New Taipei City Sport Federation

6.Date: 06:00 to 13:00, Sunday, 17 March 2019

7.Venue: Gate 2, Parking Lot, Pacific Green Bay, Wan Li District, New Taipei City

8.Competition Information:

Category Marathon Challenge Run Fun Run
Length 42.195km 14km 7km
Participation Quota 6,000 3,000 2,000
Fee Entry Fee NT$1,500 NT$900 NT$600
Timing Chip Deposit NT$100 NT$100
Total NT$1,600 NT$1,000 NT$600
Gathering Time 06:00 06:20 06:50
Starting Time 06:30 06:50 07:00
Close Time 5hrs 45min + 15min cushion time(Finish by12:30) 1hrs 50min + 10min cushion time(Finish by 08:50) 1hr (Finish by 08:00)
Timing Chip
Entry Kit Event Vest
Bibs
Kit Bag
Participate Kit Towel
Snacks
Finishing Kit Medal
Result Certificate Participation Certificate

★After the competition, please return the timing chip to the “Timing Chip Deposit Refund Station” to receive your NT 100 deposit.

9. Competition Groups:
(1) Marathon: Eligible for participants aged 18 or above, born in or before 2001.

Male
Age 65+ 64-55 54-45 44-35 34-25 24-18
Year Born Before 1954 1955-1964 1965-1974 1975-1984 1985-1994 1995-2001
Female
Age 45+ 44-35 34-25 24-18
Year Born Before 1974 1975-1984 1985-1994 1995-2001

(2)Challenge Run: Eligible for participants aged 18 or above, born in or before 2001.

Group by Gender
Male Female

(3) Fun Run: No restriction on age.

Group by Gender
Male Female

10.  Entry for foreign participants:

(1)Individual registrations only (suppression of group registrations). Register online Official website of the Competition(http://www.wanjinshi-marathon.com.tw), Mobile APP for the Competition(Wan Jin Shi Marathon). Sign up for the membership of the entry system, fill in your e-mail address and set up the password, then select registration to complete a detailed personal information form and upload a scan or a picture of your passport (in jpg. or png. format, file shall be less than 4MB). The email shall be the receiving mailbox for future information concerning the competition after system verification.

Date Time Event
2018/09/12 Starting from 12:00 Registration begins.
2018/10/24 Ending at 12:00 Deadline for the registration.
2018/11/15 Ending at 22:00 Deadline for birthday, clothing size, details of the recipient and performance review changings.

(2)Purchase of Shuttle Bus Tickets:

Route Kuo Kuang Motor Transport Taipei Terminal (No. 168, Section 1, Shimin Boulevard, Datong District, Taipei City) North Gate of Banqiao Train Station Jin Shan Youth Activity Center
Round Trip Ticket NT$170 NT$170 Free of charge with the bibs
Depart 03:30-04:00 03:30-04:00 04:30-05:30
Return 10:30-13:00 10:30-13:00 10:30-13:00

★Notes:

  • For the shuttle bus, except for those who depart from Jin Shan Youth Activity Center shall board with their number bib, those who depart from Kuo Kuang Motor Transport Taipei Terminal and North Gate of Banqiao Train Station shall board with their tickets.
  • For further enquiries in relation to the shuttle bus, please contact the service line before 13 March 2019: +886 966-454-505. The service line will be available 9: 00-12: 00 and 13: 30-20:00, Monday to Friday.

(3)Payment: All entry fee must be paid by credit card.

(4)Notification for Successful Payment: An e-mail will be sent to participants upon successful payment.

(5)Viewing and changing orders:

  • The person who made the registration can view/change orders via My Page.
  • The deadline for changing orders is 22:00 15 November 2018.
  • After receiving the successful admission, participant’s name, gender, passport number, date of birth, clothing size, marathon personal best records and photo uploaded shall be the only items changeable.

(6)Collecting Race Kit: Foreign participants can only check-in at the Marathon Expo.

【Check-in at the Marathon Expo】
Time:
11:00-20:00, from 14 March to 15 March 2019
11:00-15:00, 16 March 2019
Venue: New Taipei City Civic Plaza (check-in counter for participants of Wan Jin Shi Marathon).

★Notes:

  • Foreign participant shall collect the kit with “Notification letter of credit card payment completion” sent out by the registration system and their passport.
  • Collector shall sign for the kit after making sure that the items shall be in the kit are all included. Missing items won’t be provided again.
  • In order to encourage the participants to visit Wan Jin Shi Marathon Expo, participants opt for on-site check-in will receive a bonus 2019 Wan Jin Shi limited edition souvenir. One participant is subject to one souvenir.
  • Participant who registered without participating the competition nor collecting the kit shall collect the kit at New Taipei City Government Sports Office (6F, No. 278, Hansheng East Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City) before 22 March 2019, from 9:00 to 17:00. Past due shall be regarded as abandonment.

(7)Clothing Size: (unit: cm)

Male - Size Chart
Size S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Height 162~168 167~173 172~178 177~183 182~188 187~193 192~198
Chest 85~91 89~95 93~99 97~103 101~107 105~111 109~115
Waist 71~77 75~81 79~85 83~89 87~93 91~97 95~101
Female - Size Chart
Size S M L XL 2XL
Height 152~158 157~163 162~168 167~173 167~173
Bust 79~84 83~88 87~92 91~98 97~104
Waist 58~63 62~67 66~71 70~77 76~83

(8)Others:

  • Runners wish to participate in Marathon shall assess their own body conditions and experiences in marathon participation. If the runner is not capable of completing the Marathon within 5 hours 45 minutes, Challenge Run and Fun Run are recommended.
  • Please verify information such as the name, birthday, passport number and gender of the participant. Fraudulent or false information may affect the fairness of the competition. Therefore, shall there be fraudulent or false information found before the competition, the participant will be excluded from the competition; shall there be false information found after the competition, the result of the participant will be removed, the party shall not object. All the rewards (including medal, result certificate, prize money and prize, etc.) will be confiscated, the vacant rankings and awards will be given to the following eligible participants in sequence.
  • Those who did not specify the size of event vest in their registration form will be provided with the L-sized vest, no exchange is allowed.
  • All the entry information cannot be modified when the modification period ends; the kits will be dispatched accordingly; no further dispatch or exchange is allowed.
  • In order to enhance the competitive level of the competition and increase the international exposure, the Organizing Committee invites elite marathon runners at home and abroad to join the competition There will be no quota limit for foreigners, and elite runners, they shall be accounted for extra quota.
  • Please contact our enquiry line: +886(2)26455065 for operation service in relation to the registration system.

11.  Rewards:

(1) The prize money for the competition includes “Overall Ranking” and “Group” categories, each participant shall not receive prize money from more than one category (except for special prize).

(2) Marathon participant who ranks the first in total ranking and breaks the record will receive extra Record-Breaking Prize Money of US. 5,000, the best records are as follows:
【Male Group Record 2:13:05】 William Chebon CHEBOR from Kenya set the new record in 2016.
【Female Group Record 2:34:52】Ji Hyang Kim from DPR Korea set the new record in 2014.

(3)Prize Money for Marathon Overall Ranking:
Prize money is paid in US dollars for both male and female group.

Overall Ranking 1 2 3 4 5
Prize Money US$. 10,000 With Extra
US$. 5,000 for Record-breaking
Total Prize US$. 15,000
US$. 6,000 US$. 4,000 US$. 3,000 US$. 2,000
Overall Ranking 6 7 8 9 10
Prize Money US$. 1,000 US$. 800 US$. 700 US$. 600 US$. 500

(4) Prize Money for Challenge Run Overall Ranking:
Prize money is paid in NT dollars for both male and female group, regardless of participant’s nationality.

Overall Ranking 1 2 3 4 5
Prize Money NT$. 10,000 NT$. 9,000 NT$. 8,000 NT$. 7,000 NT$. 6,000
Overall Ranking 6 7 8 9 10
Prize Money NT$. 5,000 NT$. 4,000 NT$. 3,000 NT$. 2,000 NT$. 1,000

(5) Ranking Prize Money for each Marathon Group:
Prize money is paid in NT dollars for both male and female group, regardless of participant’s nationality.

Overall Ranking 1 2 3 4 5
Prize Money NT$. 4,000 NT$. 3,000 NT$. 2,000 NT$. 1,000 NT$. 1,000

★Shall there be less than 5 participants in each group, the prize money will not be awarded.

(6) Trophy Award:Marathon male and female group

Participants in Each Group 6-20 21-50 51-100 101-150 151-200 Above 201
Eligible Participants 3 5 8 10 12 15

★Shall there be less than 5 participants in each group, the trophy will not be awarded.

(7) Others

  • For prize money or prizes awards, winners shall provide a copy of resident permit or passport for records when claiming the awards.
  • According to tax law, local participants winning prize money for more than NT. 20,000 shall be subject to a taxable income tax of 10%; foreign participants shall be subject to a taxable income tax of 20% no matter the amount of the prize money.
  • The prize money and prizes provided by the Organizing Committee shall only be claimed by the winner, proxy/agent is not allowed. If the trophy is to be delivered by post upon the winner’s request, the relative costs shall be borne by the winner, no objection is allowed.
  • In terms of the money prizes provided by the Organizing Committee, except for overall ranking prize money for Marathon (both male and female group) being paid through remittance, prize money for all the other groups is paid in cash.
  • Marathon overall ranking winner shall take doping control tests according to the WADA and IAAF regulation, the prize money will only be transferred to the designated account upon the results of doping control tests comes out. It may take 2 to 3 months. Shall the result be positive, the ranking and competition result of the participant will be removed. The resulting vacant ranking and the awards will only be re-adjusted and awarded upon the completion of hearing process for disqualified participant. It may take more than half year.

12.   Notes for the Competition:

【Health Condition】

  • During registration, participants shall assess their health condition and register for the competition group accordingly.
  • Participants with special use of drug and special diseases are encouraged to mark the relevant information on the back of their Bibs proactively, so as to inform the medical personnel in time for any physical condition during the competition.
  • Participants with physical condition during the competition shall follow the advice from the referee and drop out of the competition immediately.
  • Upon registration, the participant is deemed as accepting that the Organizing Committee will not be responsible for sudden death or accidents resulting from personal illness, physical factors, violation of IAAF rules or failure to comply with the instructions of the referee, nor be responsible for any compensation. Shall the participants not agree with the above, please do not register.

【Finish Time】

  • For Marathon and Challenge Run, participants who fail to pass the turning point before 09:35am and 08:05am (cut-off time), respectively, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify the participants, and the disqualified party shall not object.
  • Participants disqualified by the Organizing Committee shall follow the instruction from the referee, take the shuttle provided by the Organizing Committee and return to the event venue. No straying on the track is allowed.
  • Participants who did not finish the Competition shall return the timing chip on the shuttle and receive the deposit of NT.100, no objection is allowed.
  • After passing the turning point, the cut-off time for each turning point is as follows:
  • Turning Point for Marathon 25 km 30 km 35 km 37 km Finish Point
    09:35am 10:08am 10:49am 11:30am 11:47pm 12:30pm
    Turning Point for Challenge Run Finish Point
    08:05am 08:50am

【Timing Chip and Deposit Refund】

  • Timing chip will be used throughout Marathon and Challenge Run to record the competition results. There will be check-points along the running course, participants shall cross the sensor mat to have the timing chip time recorded. In the absence of sensor records of start point, finish point and each check-point, participants will be disqualified, and no time will be recorded, nor will finishing certificate, medal and finishing kit be awarded.
  • According to IAAF Rule 165.24(e), the starting time is the firing of the starting gun. The Organizing Committee shall start timing based on the gun firing, and the records shall be used for determining the ranking and results of participants.
  • The competition results and rankings shall be based on the results released by the Organizing Committee. Participants shall fasten the timing chip on the bibs without removing it. Participants not having their timing chips fastened properly according to the rules and leading to timing problem shall be held liable.(The instruction in relation to the timing chip is clearly illustrated on the event manual included in the race kit being collected.)
  • Swapping timing chips, carrying timing chip of others and carrying 2 timing chips or above are forbidden. The participant who violates the rule will be disqualified, and the results will not be recognized.
  • The timing chip is the basis of timing, please make sure passing each sensor point during the competition. Participants not using timing chips according to the rules and led to the absence of timing records shall be held liable.
  • Please start the competition on time. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to disqualify participants who fail to pass the start gate within 15 minutes after the start time, and the results shall not be recorded.
  • Please pick up your result certificate with your timing chip at the Result Printing Station immediately after the competition. Certificate will not be reissued after the race date.
  • After finishing the competition, please return the timing chip to the designated stand to retrieve the deposit of NT$ 100.
  • Participants completed registration without taking part in the competition, or returning the timing chip in time on the race date shall return the timing chip to Chinese Taipei Athletics Association (No. 20, Chu-Lun Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City) for the refund (can be collect either in person or by post) before 31 March 2019, if the timing chip is not returned within the period, it will be regarded as abandonment.

【Kits Collection】

  • When receiving the race kit, participants shall make sure the information such as participating personnel and participating number on both the “bib” and the “timing chip” are correct, to avoid prejudicing the interest of participant due to delivery mistake.
  • The Organizing Committee will set up a timing chip testing station at New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon Expo, participants are welcomed to visit the site for timing chip testing, the timing chips are exchangeable shall there be any problem.
    Testing Time:
    11:00 to 20:00, 14 March to 15 March 2019.
    11:00 to 15:00, 16 March 2019
    Testing Venue: New Taipei City Civic Plaza

【Storage】

  • For storage of personal belongings, participants shall use the storage bag specified by the Organizing Committee. For those who violate the rules, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to cancel the storage services.
  • The staff at the storage section will provide 2 stickers in duplicate, one attaching on the bibs, while the other attaching on the storage bag. The sticker shall be provided for retrieval of personal belongings after the race.
  • The Organizing Committee will provide storage space for participants’ personal belongings, while participants shall protect their own valuable items. The Organizing Committee shall not be held liable for any loss.
  • Participants'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' personal belongings can be stored from 5:00 to 13:00 on 17 March 2019, the storage sticker shall be provided for the retrieval of personal belongings.

【Entry Interests and Others】

  • In order to protect the interests of the participants, the entry right of participants shall not be transferred to the personnel non-registered. Shall there be any loss of interest due to the aforementioned transfer; the party shall be held liable.
  • For reasons such as typhoon or other force majeure of natural cause, Organizing Committee shall take measures in consideration of the safety of participants, and the participants shall not object. If the event is cancelled due to force majeure, 50% of the entry fee will be refunded.
  • Please read the competition regulations carefully and follow the instructions of the referee.
  • Safety pins for bibs will be provided.
  • Participants of Marathon and Challenge Run shall receive the finishing certificate and medal at the designated section for finishing within the prescribed time. The certificate and medal will not be re-issued or dispatched subsequently.
  • The event vests and the towels and other giveaways will be provided by the sponsors, the detailed specifications will be provided by the sponsor. Participants can also not to pick up the event vests for the environmental protection (Registration fee remain the same amount).
  • The bibs will not be re-issued shall the participants forget to bring them on race date.
  • For the environmental protection, please prepare your own cup or water bottle.

13.   Insurance Liabilities:

(1) Please consider your health condition before taking part in the race. The participants should have enough sleep the night before and have breakfast at least 2 hours before the race begins. Emergency medical care will be provided on site. Symptoms caused by personal illnesses will not be insured, and only injuries suffered from public accident are liable for public accident insurance compensation.

(2) The Organizing Committee will provide public accident insurance for participants (throughout the race) and the staff (throughout the event) with premium of NT$ 5,000,000 per person.

(3) Public Accident Insurance Coverage: the insurance company will indemnify the insured against their liability to pay compensation in accordance with the law for injury, death or damage caused by following circumstances occurring during the period of insurance:

  • Accident occurred due to the Insured running on the running course specified on the insurance contract of the race.
  • Accident occurred due to the Insured passing by constructions, tunnels, machines and other working site along the running course.

(4) Exclusions:

  • Injuries caused by personal disease.
  • Symptoms as a result of personal health or cardiovascular symptoms, such as shock, heart disease, diabetes, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, high altitude syndrome, epilepsy, and dehydration, etc. On the race day, requisite emergency medical care will be provided on site. Syndromes caused by personal illnesses will not be insured, only injuries suffered in relation to public accident are liable for public liability insurance compensation.

(5) Shall the participant have history of personal illness or diseases set out in clause (4), please consider your health condition and safety, and insured personal medical and accident insurance. The Organizing Committee will not carry out any pre-race health assessment for participants, participants shall be held liable for joining the race.

(6) Article 107 of the Insurance Act provided that a life insurance contract entered into by an insurer under the age of 15, the death compensation of which shall become effective on the date of the Insured turned 15.

14.   Violation and Penalties:
The competition results will be removed for participants who violate the following provisions.

(1) Participant who benefits from the help of another person, such as taking a ride, receiving support and others, during the race.

(2) Participant who carries a pet during the race.

(3) Participant who registered under group that does not align with one’s identification.

(4) Participant who violates sportsmanship and ethics, such as fighting, scolding the referee and others.

(5) Participant who does not carry the bib and the timing chip.

(6) Participant who does not attach the bib in front of one’s chest.

(7) Participant who picks up drinks or food not provided by the water/refreshment station for the race (but by audiences) during the race.

(8) Participant who picks up drinks owned by other participants without permission during the race.

15.   Refund System:

(1) After the payment, shall the participant not be able to participate due to other reasons, refund shall be made according to the refund system set out as follows:

  • Those who submit the application before 31 December 2018 shall receive 60% of the total amount, but subject to a 3% charge of credit card fee.
  • Those who submit the application during 1 January 2019 to 17 March 2019 shall only receive the timing chip deposit NT. 100, for refunding method of the deposit, please refer to the procedure provided in Rule 12 in this Regulation.

(2) For those who wish to refund, please send an e-mail to wanjinshimarathon@gmail.com for registration. The refund will be made after the identity and the information of the participant is confirmed. Refunding equals to losing eligibility to the competition.

16.   Regulations in Relation to Personal Information Protection Act:

(1) Please read the event disclaimer carefully before registration, so as to understand and agree on the organizers’ usage of “information” provided for registration, including personal information such as name, birthday, age, ID number, address, photo and contact number, for executing the entry work, generating requisite numbers and timing chips for participants, and for matters on other interests in relation to the competition.

(2) With premises of initial entry work as well as obtaining information and photos for process or results of relevant competition event, the “information” will be provided to the Organizing Committee’s service providers in order to prepare for relevant service work. Participants shall agree that, within the scope of the promoting this event and for possible purpose concerning participants’ interests, the photos, motion tracking records of participants and video from the race, as well as post-race results (including name, nationality, group and finishing time of the participant) (collectively, “Event Information”) can be collected and used by organizers and main sponsors during or after the race. And the Event Information can be released, broadcasted and demonstrated on webpage, channel platforms of the Organizing Committee’s service providers and various media instruments.

(3) Final results of the race and part of the Event Information may be imported into the results database of Chinese Taipei Athletics Association (the organizer) and IAAF, and will be made available for enquiries on website of Chinese Taipei Athletics Association (the organizer), IAAF and through platform channels of the Organizing Committee’s service providers.

(4) Participants wish to obtain their photos during competition shall contact the Organizing Committee’s service providers. Shall the participants disagree on sharing of initial information and data, please do not register.

17.   The Organizing Committee reserves the right to revise this Regulation.