ARTICLE 1

TSB SPORT& EVENTS, along with the Benidorm Athletics Club and City Council Department of Sports of Benidorm Town Hall, are organising the “International City of Benidorm Half Marathon” on 29th February 2020, which will start at 6.30 p.m. and in which all persons, affiliated or not, can participate, as long as they are 18 years old on the day of the test, with control closing at 9.00 p.m.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This race is part of the official calendar of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation (RFEA) and of the Valencian Community Athletics Federation (FACV). Through their registration, the runner expressly agrees for their basic data (First Name, Surnames, Tax ID/Foreigner’s ID/Passport No., Date of Birth, Sex and Post Code) to be sent to the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation and to the FACV, in order to manage the day permits, results and rankings. Possession of the permit guarantees that the runner participates with the coverage of a civil liability and accident insurance.

In any case and as established by the Data Protection Law, the interested party can exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition in writing or by email to the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation’s Runner Card programme. Avda. de Valladolid, 81-28008 Madrid and to FACV ( Avinguda de Pérez Galdós, 25, 46018 Valencia)
E-mail : rfea@rfea.es and facv@facv.es

ARTICLE 2

The circuit will be 21.097 m long. With start and finish line at Avda. del Mediterráneo, crossroads with Avda. Europa.

ARTICLE 3

Four finishing time corrals will be set up during the test. They are:

BOX 21 K
Red ( Elite)  Less than  1:20 h. Men  Less than  1:30 h Women
Blue  1:20 a 1:35 h.
Yellow  1:35 a 1:45 h.
Green  + 1:45 h.

When formalising the registration, you should select the time you plan to finish within (please be as realistic as possible out of respect to the other runners). The bib colour will indicate the finishing time and there will be entrances identified with this colour to access said entrance. The time should be accredited through document in the registration process, for the ELITE corrals (times under 1h 20m for men and under 1h 30 m for women).

A request may be made to change the box for a faster one up to before the printing of the bibs by sending an email to: info@benidormhalf.com. Should the change entail asking to enter the elite corral, the respective time must be accredited.

ARTICLE 4

The men’s and women’s categories of the Benidorm Half 2020 are established as follows:

  • JUNIOR –  BORN IN 2001 AND 2002.18 AND 19 YEARS
  • PROMISE – BORN IN 1998, 1999 AND 2000. 20 TO 22 YEARS
  • SENIOR – BORN IN 1997 AND BEFORE, UNTILL VETERAN A. 23 TO 34 YEARS
  • VETERAN A – 35 TO 39 YEARS
  • VETERAN B – 40 TO 44 YEARS
  • VETERAN C – 45 TO 49 YEARS
  • VETERAN D – 50 TO 54 YEARS
  • VETERAN E – 55 TO 59 YEARS
  • VETERAN F – 60 TO 64 YEARS
  • VETERAN G – 65 TO 69 YEARS
  • VETERAN H – 70 TO 74 YEARS
  • VETERAN I – 75 + YEARS
  • Locals
  • Wheelchair adapted

The category will be assigned according to age on the day of the test. If you have any questions or complaints regarding age, affiliated situation or belonging to a certain category, the Organisation will be able to require the documents justifying the decision in each case. Local runners will be deemed to be those born or registered as a resident in Benidorm for at least one year.

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The route will be duly signed, kilometre by kilometre. In the 5, 10 and 15 km, there will be a liquid refreshment station, as well as a solid and liquid refreshment station at the finish line. The runner will have a wardrobe service and runner bag, as well as chemical toilets at the start and finish line.

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The ambulances will be situated throughout the route and at the start and finish line, where there will also be a hospital station with a zone delimited for this and with an exit cleared for emergencies.

ARTICLE 7

Registrations can be made:

31st October to 3rd December = 23 €

04th December to 9th January = 25 €

10th January to 26th February = 28 €

Outside the period = 30€

These prices do NOT Include the day licence (€3) that is compulsory for runners who do NOT have a VALID NATIONAL LICENCE (RFEA – Royal Spanish Athletics Federation), VALENCIA REGIONAL LICENCE (FACV – Athletics Federation of the Community of Valencia) OR RUNNER PLUS CARD.

The day licence includes accident and civil liability insurance.

MOUNTAIN, CYCLING, etc. federation licences are not valid

The registration prices include the respective VAT.

In any case, registrations will close when the maximum limit of registered runners has been reached, thereby guaranteeing a sustainable growth of the register, a quality experience for the runners and the best possible safety conditions.

With the purpose of keeping potential runners informed, the organisation will inform them when the last 500 bibs are put up for sale.

At the Runner’s Fair, registrations will be admitted, provided there are sufficient bibs available.

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Bibs can be removed at the “Runner’s Fair”, located on Avenida de Europa next to the Levante beach (BiblioPlaya), on Friday 28th February from 12.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and on Saturday 29th February from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., and after this time no bibs will be handed in. To remove a bib, a runner will need to present his ID card / Passport or a photocopy of it.

Should it not be possible to collect it in person, a third party can be authorized with the necessary documentation.

ARTICLE 9

ALL RUNNERS WHO DO THE FOLLOWING WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM THE TEST:

  • Do not complete the route.
  • Do not wear the bib visible on the chest during the race, change it and/or give it to another runner.
  • Alter the bib advertising.
  • Run with a bib assigned to another runner.
  • Reach the finish line without a bib, with a duplicate, photocopied or forged bib. (*)
  • Do not pass all the established “CHIP TIME” control posts.
  • Change the information provided to the Organisation regarding any data appearing on the ID card or federation registration.
  • Does not provide the Organisation with the documents it requires.
  • Does not follow the instructions of the Organization.
  • Disqualified runners will automatically lose all prize options.

(*) The organisation reserves the right to take whatever legal action it deems appropriate against these runners to safeguard its interests and those of the other runners who pay their registration in accordance with the procedures and channels established by the test organisation.

ARTICLE 10

The race is monitored by the FACV Committee of Judges. The runners’ official classifications are single competition of the Committee of Judges and Timers of the Autonomous Community Athletics Federation.

Claims will be made orally to the Referee no later than 30 minutes after the results are officially communicated. If they are dismissed by said committee, a claim can be made in writing accompanied by a € 60 deposit to the Appeals Jury. Should the resolution be favourable, the € 60 deposit will be returned. In the event that there is no Appeals Jury, the subsequent claims will be made to the RFEA Competition Committee, with no need for a deposit. 

ARTICLE 11

Running accompanied by persons not participating in the race, those walking or in any kind of vehicle is not permitted (in accordance with Article 144 of the International Athletics Regulations (RIA), nor is carrying children in the arms or in strollers, and running with animals, cars, etc. This prohibition extends to the entire race and particularly at the finish line, not observing it being a reason for potential disqualification by the Referee.

ARTICLE 12

The timing will be done by the TIMING SENSE system of the company CRONO CHIP by putting a control at the starting line, another at the finish line and another at km 10, and it is compulsory for all the runners to run over the control carpet. The chip will be placed on the back part of the bib, protected by a soft band. It should not be folded, get wet or scratched. The chip is single use, after the test it does not work.

The bibs delivered by the organisation are personal and non-transferable, and must be put on the chest without manipulating or folding them.

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The only vehicles authorised to follow the test are those designated by the Organisation. It is entirely prohibited to follow the runners in a motorbike or bicycle, and the local police has an express order to remove them from the circuit, in order to prevent any accidents being caused to the runners.

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The test clerk will be installed at the finish line, where information on the test will be provided by megaphone before, during and after. The medical area, ambulances, etc. will be located at this site.

ARTICLE 15

All officially registered participants will be covered by a  Civil liability third party damage insurance policy negotiated by RFEA, as well as accident insurance that will cover any sports accidents that are caused as a direct result of the execution of the race, and never as a  result of a condition or latent defect, recklessness, negligence, non-observance of the laws and of the regulation articles, etc… nor those caused during displacements or from the place where the test is executed.
The organisation will also be covered by civil liability insurance.

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PRIZES AND TROPHIES:
There will be trophies for the first three places from all the categories, both men’s and women’s.

There will be trophies for the first three local places in both the men’s and women’s categories.

There will also be the following cash prizes for the first three places in the general classification, both men’s and women’s:

1st place: €300

2nd place: €200

3rd place: €100

The prizes can only be collected at the official prize ceremony by the winners after the race. No one else may go up onto the podium.

ATTENTION:
All the cash prizes will be subject to any tax withholdings set by law, and will be paid by bank transfer. If after 30 calendar days from the end of the race the athletes who won either cash prizes or trophies do not collect them, the organisation will understand that they are waiving said prizes, with no place for any claim

ARTICLE 17

Once the registration is accepted, the registration fee WILL NOT BE REFUNDED, except in the case that the test was not carried out by Organisation´s decision and/ or causes attributable to the Organisation.

In the case of adverse weather conditions or force majeure causes, non-attributable to the Organisation, that not allow to carry out the test, the Organisation will not take any responsibility and registration fees will not be refunded. In these situations the Organisation will suggest a new date for the test.

ARTICLE 18

Cancellation due to injury:
In the event of injury or illness, the reimbursement of the registration fee may be requested by email: info@benidormhalf.com. The runner must submit the respective official medical certificate accrediting such circumstance. The deadline will be 1st February 2020. The reimbursement will be made by the same means of payment used for the registration.

ARTICLE 19

By registering at the Benidorm Half Marathon, participants give their consent for TSB SPORT & EVENTS to automatically use their personal data by themselves or through third party entities, with purposes that are exclusively sports, promotional or commercial.  In accordance with what is established in Statutory Law 15/1999 of 13th December, governing Personal Data Protection, the participant has the right to access these files with the purpose of fully or partially rectifying or cancelling their content. To do so, he should request this in writing by email at Info@benidormhalf.com .  Likewise, and in accordance with the sports, promotional, distribution and exploitation interests of the Benidorm Half Marathon for everyone (reproduction of photographs of the test, publication of classification lists, etc.) through any device (Internet, advertising, etc.) and with no time limit, registered participants expressly assign to the organisation the right to reproduce the first and last names, the place won in the general classification and the participant’s own classification, the category, the sports brand used and its image.

ARTICLE 20

The Organising Committee reserves the right to interpret the articles and can establish, amend or delete any rule.

ARTICLE 21

The Organisation reserves the right of admission to any persons who are in a penalty period or are awaiting a sports body ruling. All participants, by dint of being on the starting line, accept these regulations. In the event of a query, the judgement of the Organisation will prevail.

ARTICLE 22

Showers and dressing rooms will be available at the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor and Pabellón L ´Illa from 4.00 p.m. until 10.00 p.m. free of charge by showing the bib.

ARTICLE 23

All that not provided for in these regulations will be governed by the competition rules of the FACV and the RFEA for this season, as well as all that regulated by higher bodies