5th INTERNATIONAL “VIA EGNATIA RUN” ROAD RACE
SUNDAY 15 MAY 2022


road race in the "footsteps" of History and Ancient Via Egnatia


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General Terms

GENERAL TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

The region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace-unit regional of Evros-organises race titled

VIA EGNATIA RUN

HALF MARATHON (21.097,5 METRES) RACE ON PUBLIC ROAD

Other races

PUBLIC RACE-POWER WALKING 5.000 METRES

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES’ RACE 400 METRES

KIDS’ RACE 800 METRES

With the following terms:

1. The right to participate in the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m have athletes who are registered in sports Clubs that are members of the Hellenic Athletics Federation (SEGAS), as well as amateur runners who have reached the age of 18 (born at least in 2004).

2. In the case of minors’ participation in the Half Marathon, the application shall be submitted by the parent/custody guardian. By submitting the application, the parent/custody guardian attests and certifies his/her full consent for the participation of his/her child to the event.

3. Students born in 2009 and more have also the right to participate in the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m. In this case the application is submitted by the parent/custody guardian. By submitting the application, the parent/custody guardian attests and certifies his/her full consent for the participation of his/her child to the event.

4. The right to participate in the Kids’ Race 800m have the children who are born in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The application is submitted by the parent/custody guardian. By submitting the application, the parent/custody guardian attests and certifies his/her full consent for the participation of his/her child to the event.

The right to participate have also minor children under the condition of being accompanied by the parent/custody guardian during the race. In this case only the children that participate in the race, and not the parent/custody guardian, gain the commemorative medal. The parent/custody guardian can have water and banana.

5. Receiving the participation number for the Kids’ race requests the presence of parent/custody guardian.

6. People with Disabilities of all ages have the right to participate in the race of 400m. The application is submitted by the Person with Disability or and the parent/custody guardian / Association of People with Disabilities he or she is a member of, in the case of participation with a support assistant. Only participants with Disabilities gain the commemorative medal. The support assistant can have water and banana.

7. The participant with Disabilities or the support assistant who is registered receives the participation number for the People with Disabilities’ Race.

8. For the Kids’ 800m Race and the People with Disabilities’ 400m Race, registration at the secretary at the starting line is mandatory the day of the race.

9. The participation in the races is free.

10. Registration can be submitted on-line at the official website www.viaegnatiarun.gr or in person at the office of Deputy Regional Governor of Evros, 40 Karaoli and Dimitriou st., Alexandroupolis, 5th floor, office 2, every day between 09:00-15:00, until the last day of subscriptions.

11. The maximum number of participants per race is as follows: 400 runners for the Half Marathon, 1000 runners for the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m, 500 runners for the Kids’ 800m Race and 100 for the People with Disabilities’ 400m Race.

12. All the athletes of the Half Marathon and Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m declare by signature that they have been medically examined and that they are responsible for their own physical health. In the case of a minor participant the waiver is signed by the parent/custody guardian. By submitting the waiver, the parent/custody guardian attests and certifies his/her full consent for the participation of his/her child to the event. Not any medical certificate for any athlete will requested, as all participants take part in the race with their own responsibility.

13. The Organizing Committee has no responsibility in case of injury or other type of damage of any participant or any attendant of the event. The runners participate with their own responsibility, having previously taken all necessary medical exams as well as cardio checks before the race.

14. In case of exceptional circumstances or other event of force majeure, the Organizing Committee has the right to decide to postpone or cancel the race depending on prevailing circumstances.

15. The Organizing Committee has the right to change the program of the race, the terms and conditions of participation and conduct of the race without prior notice, by posting on the website of the race.

16. To the three first men and women of the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m a decorative ceramic statue of Nike of Samothrace (also called Winged Victory of Samothrace) will be awarded as a prize and a medal. Groups’ award: To the three first men’s group and women’s group of the Half Marathon a decorative ceramic statue of Nike of Samothrace (also called Winged Victory of Samothrace) will be awarded as a prize. Commemorative medals will be awarded to all participants that reach the finish line in every route of VIA EGNATIA RUN (Half Marathon, the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m, Kids’ 800m Race and People with Disabilities’ 400m Race).

17. Athletes will move to the starting line of the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m by the Organizing Committee’s buses, which will go from the meeting point of the Lighthouse for the Half Marathon, and from the Train Station for the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m. There will be an announcement for the exact departure time a few days before the race. It is precised that for the runners who will get their vehicle to the starting line there will not be any bus or other mean of the Organizing Committee to transport them after the end of the race. It is advised that runners move by the Organizing Committee’s buses as the route is not cyclical.

18. At the starting line, at a precised place, the runners of the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m, if they wish, they can leave their clothes in a bag which will be given by the Organizing Committee, at maximum 30’ before the start. The bag shall have their participation number, and will be delivered to the runner at the finish line by showing his/her BIB NUMBER. The Organizing Committee assumes no responsibility for any loss of valuables from the bag.

19. Every athlete will receive one personal participation number which should be placed on their front of sportswear.

20. The participation numbers for the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m should be visible during the race.

21. The participation numbers for the Kids’ 800m Race and People with Disabilities’ 400m Race come with a sticker and should be placed on their front of sportswear.

22. The participants commit that they will not grant to another person the participation number which will be given to them by the Organizing Committee. Otherwise, they will be excluded.

23. The participants commit that the number they will received will be used ONLY in the race they have registered for. In other words, the runner who has been registered in the Half Marathon cannot take part in the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m with the same BIB NUMBER of the Half Marathon in the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m. They will have to submit a new application to participate in the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m.

24. The participants are required to bring their participation number up to the finish line. Otherwise, they will be excluded.

25. The time recording of the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m will take place electronically with a chip recording “RFID” attached to the participation number.

26. For the Kids’ 800m Race and People with Disabilities’ 400m Race neither will be any time recording nor will be announced a finish ranking, as the race aims to the participation without competition.

27. The participants agree and consent to the use of their personal information, as well as their profile (photos – videos) for the purposes of the event.

28. The start of the Half Marathon will be given at 10:00 and the time limit of finish is 2 hours and 45 minutes. After this deadline the runners run with their own responsibility.

The start of the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m will be given at 10:30 and the time limit of finish is 50 minutes.

ATTENTION! By the finish line, the runners of the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m are required to follow the instructions of the judges, while those who are still within the route after the time limit of the 50 minutes shouldn’t bother the first runners of the Half Marathon!

The start of the People with Disabilities’ 400m Race will be given at 12:00 and for the Kids’ 800m Race will be given at 12:10.

The awards will take place at 12:30.

29. Every single km will be marked with a kilometer sign and sprayed on the road on both sides.

30. There will be judges - volunteers at points where the route changes, as well as marking with a dart showing the route to the athletes.

31. The road will be indicated with a blue line from the starting point of the Half Marathon at “CHANA” and all along the route to the finish line at NOMARCHEIO in Alexandroupolis.

32. The runners should pay attention and show responsibility to stay on route unless a judge or a volunteer indicates not to.

33. After the race the names of the winners will be announced (in categories men/women of the Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m and in Groups for the Half Marathon) on the official website www.viaegnatiarun.gr and on the official Facebook page of the event. The official results will be announced within ten working days. After the announcement of the official results the participants will be able to download the certificate of participation from the website of the event. We remind you that participants who reach the finish line of each race of VIA EGNATIA RUN (Half Marathon and the Public Race – Power Walking 5.000m, Kids’ 800m Race and People with Disabilities’ 400m Race) will receive a certificate of participation.

34. The race will take place according to the health protocol which will be in force from EODY / GSA at the day of the race.

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