Article 1: Organisers
The event will comply with the health regulations in force in the Valencian Community at the time the event is held. The organisers will communicate the new requirements to all athletes, so that they can be aware of them and comply with them. If participants cannot prove they meet any new requirements introduced due to a change in regulations, they will not be allowed to participate in the race and their registration fee will not be refunded. By purchasing a race bib, the runner accepts that in order to participate in the race they must comply with the health measures and requirements in force at the time of the event. Therefore, any athletes who, at the time of the event, do not comply with the requirements and health measures in force will not be allowed to participate in the event.
If, due to extraordinary circumstances, the organisers are notified by the Health Authorities that the race cannot be held with the initially planned capacity, the organisers will arrange a draw to randomly select participants until the new permitted capacity has been reached, giving the others the opportunity to recover 100% of their registration fee. However, the organisers reserve the right not to hold the event should the number of participants allowed by the authorities be substantially reduced compared to that initially planned or if conditions are imposed that make it unfeasible to hold the event.
Notifications: All communications with runners will be made via the email address provided by the participant at the time of registration, or the email address subsequently modified through the procedure set up by the organisers for this purpose, in the event that the participant has decided to modify it. Therefore, once a communication has been issued by the organisers, it is the responsibility of the runner to check their email to be aware of said communication.
Likewise, athletes expressly undertake to follow the instructions and restrictions imposed on them in agreement with the health management of the event. Upon registration, a responsible declaration of knowledge of Covid-19 must be signed and details must be provided to ensure the traceability of the participant.
Anyone who does not follow these rules will not be allowed to participate in the race.
Article 2: Regulations
The 42nd Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP, an urban foot race of 42,195 metres, will be open to all those who wish to take part, whether federated or not. Foreign athletes who comply with RFEA and World Athletics regulations can participate, as long as they are over 18 years of age on the day of the race. The course, which is in an urban setting and on asphalt, is approved by the AIMS/RFEA, and all the kilometre points are indicated with a signpost. The race is included on the International Calendar of the RFEA and the AIMS, and has been awarded a Platinum Label by World Athletics.
Article 3: Start
The start will be at 8:15 a.m. and the race will finish by 3 p.m., the maximum official time for finishing the race being 5h:30:00, with this time limit not being exceeded under any circumstances.
The Valencia Marathon Trinidad Alfonso is planning to start the race in six waves in order to improve the comfort and safety of all the runners, based on the order of the accredited times. All participants will receive an email well in advance of the race notifying them of the wave that corresponds to them, which will also be indicated on their bib.
Wheelchair athletes and blind athletes who so wish will depart at 8:25 a.m. in the second wave.
The organisers reserve the right to designate further start times, inter alia, for safety, organisational and/or logistical reasons. In this case, those concerned will be notified in sufficient time for the successful organisation and preparation of the event.
The official maximum time limit for completing the race is 5h30:00. Any runner arriving at km 25 after 12:50 p.m. on 4 December 2022 will have to hand in their bib, abandon the race and/or get into the sweeper car as they exceed the projection for the overall limit set by the organisers for the end of the race (the aforementioned 5:30 hours, after taking into account the staggered start times for the waves).
All runners who register with the aim of finishing the marathon in under 3h16:00 must provide proof of their previous best time in a marathon, half marathon or 10K in the last 3 years, either through the procedure set up on the registration website or at the request of the organisers. In addition, the organisers reserve the right to request accreditation for runners who claim to have a time of less than 3h46:00.