GENERAL

GENERAL

Event Name
Event Name Nagoya Women's Marathon 2018
Organizers
Organizers Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF), The Chunichi Shimbun
Co-Organizers
Co-Organizers Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefectural Board of Education, Nagoya City Board of Education, Nagoya City Education and Sports Association
Managing Organization
Managing Organization The Aichi Association of Athletics
Sponsors
Sponsors Gold Sponsor: Nippon Menard Cosmetic Co., Ltd.
Silver Sponsor: New Balance Japan, Inc.
Events
Events Women’s Marathon
Schedule
Schedule Sunday, March 11th, 2018, Starting at 9:10 am
Course
Course Nagoya Women’s Marathon Course
Start and finish at Nagoya Dome (Course certified by the JAAF, IAAF/AIMS)
Number of Participants, Time Limits, Entry Fees
Number of Participants, Time Limits, Entry Fees
Entry Type Number of Participants Time Limit Entry Fees
Overseas 3,000 7 hours and 1 minute
*1 *2
12,000 yen
*3

*1 The time limit is based on the starting gun.

*2 The cut-off time is set due to traffic, security and event operation purposes. In addition to the determined cut-off points, the organizer may stop a runner when she is extremely behind in the race.

*3 The administrative fee of 650 yen will be additionally charged. <Note> Visually-disabled participants companion will not be charged. The companion can be either a male or female.

[Cut -off Time]

Place Distance from Start Cut-off Time
Start 0km 9:40
Nagoya City Museum 6.0km 10:25
Myouon Dori 4 Intersection 10.4km 11:55
Ookute Intersection 15.7km 12:35
Wakamiya Kita Intersection 21.5km 12:52
Marunouchi Junior High School 26.2km 13:37
Chichibu Dori Intersection 29.9km 14:11
Chunichi Shimbun 35.0km 14:59
Sakura Dori Kuruma Michi Intersection 38.6km 15:32
Nagoya Dome Parking Entrance 41.7km 16:05
Finish 42.195km 16:11
Qualifications
Qualifications
Female athletes who are 19 years old or older on the event day

(1) General Participants’ Category:
Participants must be females and capable of completing the full distance within 6 hours 30 minutes.
> Members of the JAAF
> Non-members of the JAAF
* The use of a wheelchair is not permitted.
* A participant who is visually disabled and has difficulty running alone is allowed to run with one companion. The companion can be either male or female. However, the use of a guide dog is not permitted. Additional female companion will be required, if the participant has difficulty in walking alone or changing clothes alone in the area where male companions are not allowed to enter. There are some area like women changing rooms at starting point and finishing point.

(2) Elite Athletes’ Category:
Participants must be females and capable of completing the full distance within 3:00:00
> Female athletes who are qualified by the entry standard set by the JAAF.
> Guest athletes: Japanese and international female athletes who are recommended by the JAAF.
Regulation
Regulation Compliant with the regulations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the JAAF and Nagoya Women’s Marathon. Additionally, the IAAF Road Race Label Regulations are applicable due to this event being labeled and certified by the IAAF. Doping tests will be conducted in accordance with the regulations by the IAAF.
Entry Application and Period
Entry Application and Period
(1) Apply via online.
(2) Period 
 Monday, September 25th, 2017 12:00 pm ~ Monday, October 2nd, 2017 12:00 pm 
(3) Selection of participants
A drawing will follow the application period if applications exceed capacity. The drawing results are expected to be released around early October.
(4) Payment 
Winners of the drawing must pay the entry fee into the designated bank account. The application will be invalid if the organizer does not receive the payment by the due date.
* The registration for elite runners begins on Friday, December 1st, 2017.
Check-in
Entry Registration
Number bib and packet pickup will be at the following dates, times and place.
 
Date: Friday, March 9th & Saturday, March 10th, 2018 (2 days)
Place: Nagoya City Higashi Sports Center
Time: 12:00- 20:30 on Friday, March 9th 
10:00- 19:30 on Saturday, March 10th 
 
1) There will be no number pickup on the event day (March 11th).
2) There will be no number pickup at any other time than the mentioned above.
3) A valid ID must be presented at number pickup. (All participants must claim their own bib number; no one will be able to pick up a race pack for a friend or family member.)
Awards
Awards
Presentation venue: Nagoya Dome
(1) Overall: Top 8 finishers
(2) Age groups: Top 3 finishers * Age groups are categorized in 10’s, 20’s and every 10 years for 30’s and older.
* Overall awards will be given based on the gross time from the starting gun, and age group awards are determined by net time, which is taken at the moment when the start line is passed.
* Top 8 finishers awarded in 1) will be excluded from the nominations for age group awards. No award presentation will be held for age group awards. Certificates will be mailed afterwards.
Record Certificate
Record Certificate
A record certificate will be mailed to every finisher after the event day. The certificate includes the official finish record (gross time), the actual time record from passing the start line to the finish line (net time), and split records taken at every 5 km checkpoint.
* The certificate will be mailed only to the runner who finishes before the time limit. The runner who finishes after the limit will not receive it.
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy
The organizer, in recognition of the importance of protecting personal information, abides by all laws and ordinances concerning the protection of personal information and adheres to the organizer personal information protection policy when handling personal information. The organizer may use personal information for the purposes of delivering better service to the participants. Information may be used in connection with the preparation and delivery of the race guide, results notifications, notifications of other relevant information, and the delivery of services by event sponsors, support organizations and their affiliates, in addition to results (rankings) announcements. The organizer or its representatives may contact participants to confirm information stated in their application forms.
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
(1) Entry fees will not be refunded in the event of the cancellation of the race if such cancellation is not attributable to the organizer.
(2) The JAAF registered athletes will have their registration checked. Please make sure in advance that the registration has been done with correct information.
(3) All participants are advised to be well prepared for the race. The preparation includes a physical check-up and sufficient training before the race. Consult a doctor for any health risk before participating in the race.
(4) The organizer will not be responsible in case that a participant arrives late for the event and necessary registration procedures because of traffic conditions and delay in public transportation.
(5) No designs, logos or trademarks associated with corporate and product names may be worn or displayed for publicity purposes at the event site including the race course. No banners or message boards containing any arguments or advertisements are allowed.
(6) The organizer may authorize third parties to sell photographs and other souvenirs.
(7) Instructions by the organizer must be followed with respect to all matters not provided above.
Instructions on Application
Instructions on Application
(1) Multiple applications for one event by the same individual will not be considered as valid.
(2) Applying for both Nagoya Women’s Marathon and Nagoya City Marathon (Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon) is prohibited. Every applicant can only apply for one event. Double entries discovered will be disqualified.
(3) Declaration of false age, gender or personal information is prohibited. The unregistered individual is not allowed to run in place of the registered applicant. An individual or group that is discovered to have violated the regulation not only will be disqualified from the event but also may be banned from future events.
(4) Neither a replacement runner nor an assignment of the right to run is allowed. A violation will result in disqualification and the organizer will not make any compensation or refund for the fees paid.
(5) Entry fees paid will not be refunded in case of violations of (1), (2), (3) and (4).
(6) No cancellation of entries, or alteration / amendment of information provided by applicants is permitted. The organizer Secretariat may contact an applicant by phone or e-mail, only if there is any problem regarding the registered information.
(7) No phone inquiry to the Entry Center or the Secretariat regarding the application status may be accepted.
(8) Entry draw results will be informed on the beginning of October (tentative schedule) to winners of the draw by e-mail. Wrong registered email address cannot be corrected. You might not receive notifications, please check your “my page” status at website on the beginning of October.
(9) The organizer will not be responsible for late arrival of entry applications attributable to Internet connection problems.
Guidelines for participants’ attire while running in Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2016
Guidelines for participants’ attire while running in Nagoya Women’s Marathon 2018
 Upon entry to the race participants are requested to comply and agree with the following guidelines. The event organizer does not permit any participant to run in a costume that is in violation of the event rules, other laws and regulations, or public order and morals, as well as the prohibitions specified in the following examples 1 to 11.
If any of these is applicable to a participant, the event organizer may not allow the participant to join the race or may keep the participant from continuing to run even after the race has already started. When applying for entry, it is understood that participants have agreed that objections to these rules shall not be accepted.

(1) Dressed in clothing or wearing gear that may be dangerous to other runners as it may hurt them or cause a fall. Running with the whole part of the face covered.
(Examples)
・Dressed in clothing that may hurt other runners due to body contact such as those with swords or sticks attached, armored clothing, riveted clothing, full-body / animal suit, etc.
・Carrying or shouldering bulky items longer than 30 cm such as a banner or a flag.
・Long skirts or kimono that may cause a fall.
・Running in tandem or in a manner that may be obstructive to other runners. 

(2) Dressed inappropriately for a sports event or in clothing that is unpleasant to other runners or spectators.
(Examples)
・Being naked or wearing underwear that appears nearly naked.
・Costumes that suggest nudity.                                                      

(3) Clothing for the purpose of political or religious assertions or propaganda, as well as advertising.
(Examples)
・Dressed with a sash showing the name of a political party or in clothes with political and religious assertions printed on them.
・Costumes that imitate a politician or religious leader, and products.                              

(4) Clothing for the purpose of promoting or advertising an individual name, a specified region or an organization that the event organizer does not acknowledge.                                  

(5) Use of articles that could cause other runners to mistakenly recognize as a starting signal and cause confusion to the management of the race (such as lighting equipment that produces bright or flashing lights, whistles or horns, and fireworks that produces blasting or explosive sounds) or devices with a strong volume of sound that could disturb other runners.                               

(6) Acts that cause a delay to the race such as dancing, performing, playing instruments, or standing near the starting or finish lines, or in the streets along the course.                        

(7) Soliciting monetary contributions, signatures, etc.                                                  

(8) Preventing emergency vehicle and pedestrians from crossing the course at certain points, when and where they are allowed to do so.                                                       

(9) Dressed in clothing that may difficulty to avoid terrorism.                                           

(10) Dressed in clothing that may difficulty to use AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and medical equipment.

(11) Occurrence of issues other than those provided in numbers 1 to 10 that the event organizer judges inappropriate to the race.
Agreement Concerning the Application
Agreement Concerning the Application
(When applying to take part in the competition, participants shall have to agree to the following terms and conditions before applying)

(1) Submissions of the application will assume understanding and agreement upon all terms and conditions of the event. Once the application form is submitted, neither cancellation, change in the race category, nor refund may be made for any personal reason.

(2) Entry fees will not be refunded in the event of the cancellation of the race due to earthquakes, storms, floods, snow, accidents, or epidemic diseases.

(3) The organizer shall not be held responsible for any sickness, loss of personal belongings, or any other accident beyond the administration of emergency first-aid relief.

(4) All rights associated with the use of any videos, photographs, articles and records related to the event, including the names, age and addresses (country, prefecture or city) of participants and their likeness for coverage by TV, newspapers, magazines or the Internet, and all rights associated with the publicity based on the use thereof, shall belong to the organizer.

(5) The organizer shall handle the privacy information of the participants in accordance with the laws and regulations concerning privacy information protection.

(6) The event will be carried out in accordance with all relevant laws of Japan.

(7) The organizer shall conform to all race regulations in addition to this agreement.
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Official Timer
Official Sponsor
Official Supplier
Official Photo Service
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