Rules and Regulations
The Zurich Marató de Barcelona is organized by a Promotion Comity made up of four institutions and entities: The City of Barcelona, the Marató a Barcelona Platform, the Catalan Athletics Federation and Barcelona Tourism. The event is coordinated by the Institut Barcelona Esports, and its Executive Organization is carried out by ASO (Amaury Sport Organization) and RPM Racing. In addition to that, the Zurich Marató de Barcelona Senate, a consultative body made up of 24 renowned figures in the world of athletics and the organization of sporting events in Catalunya, will act as an observer of the race and of its organization. The event will take place on Sunday along a fully urban route.
The race is 42,195Km long and is certified by the Catalan Athletics federation, through an authorized commission of the IAAF. Similarly, the marathon respects IAAF regulations for road races. Judges from the RFEA and the FCA will be in charge of ensuring full compliance with these regulations.
The race is open to athletes of all nationalities, licensed or non licensed, and with 18 years of age at the time of the race. Age categories will be given separate classifications for both female and male runners, in agreement with RFEA rules. All runners compete in the race under their own responsibility and are in good enough physical condition to take part in the event.
They may participate in wheelchairs or athletic chairs. The participation of handbikes will be neutralized to the maximum speed determined by the first wheelchair. People with visual impairments should be properly identified as well as the person who guides them. The guides will not carry a chip. To qualify for the classification of visually impaired category you must notify the organization at the time of registration via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this email you must attach a copy of the card proving your impairment. According to the estimated time they will start from the first or second corral. Awards for these categories: the wheelchair and visually impaired categories will always be granted awards provided that at least 3 athletes have participated for that category, whether male or female. Awards will be given on the day of the race. You must go to the podium area right after the race to find out who is placed in first, second and third place.
The arbitrator designated by the RFEA will have the final decision before any binding aspect of the race. Judges and auxiliary commissioners of the FCA will support him. According to the procedure of the IAAF, from the Km 5 and every 5 Km there will be a water station point, as well as in the arrival. From the Km 7,5 and also every 5 Km there will be a point with water to dip the sponges. We will take the partial time of the half marathon and of the finish line. It is established a maximum time of 6h to complete the race. After this time, the participants who have not finished will be able to continue following the highway code and under his responsibility.
Zurich Marató de Barcelona will be considered as the Catalonian University Marathon Championship. Participants wishing to be part of the University ranking must sign up normally, and subsequently contact the sports department of their university.
Each entry is considered as final and non-transferable and implies full acceptance of the rules. No registration transfers to family members or friends will be permitted, including in the event that the participant is unable to attend the race.
Post mail registrations arriving after the deadline, will only be accepted two days after the closing date. Organization will not take any responsibility for postal service's delays or loss.
The Zurich Marató de Barcelona’s organization will not refund the registration fee on account of injury and/or disease, or for any other purpose.
Bibs must be collected on Friday and Saturday previous to the race at the Expo Sports, upon presentation of the confirmation mail with your bib number and an official identification document. Bibs must be worn on the front part of the torso, and remain fully visible throughout the whole race. Bibs cannot be collected on the day of the race.
All participants will be given a chip (to be fitted onto the running shoe) to be returned to the event organizers at the end of the race. Those who have their own ChampionChip will not be given the aforementioned chip provided that they have registered it beforehand on the registration form. There will be timekeeping points each 5 Km (km5, km10, km15, km20, km25, km30, km 35, km 40, ½ marathon and arrival point).
Road safety is under control of the Barcelona police department. Medical services may stop any competitor from continuing the race for medical reasons.
The organizer has taken out a civil liability insurance policy in accordance to current legislation. All competitors will be covered by an accident insurance policy.
Bicycles or motorized vehicles are strictly forbidden on the race, except for those belonging to the organiser. Official bicycles and motorized vehicles monitoring the race will carry visible identification at all times.
By signing up for the Zurich Marató de Barcelona participants agree that RPM Racing, S.L., either in its name or through third parties, may automatically use their personal data, for exclusively sports related, promotional or commercial purposes. In compliance with Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December, on the Protection of Personal Data, participants have the right to access these files in order to rectify or cancel either totally or partially the information contained within. To do so, a written request must be sent to the head office of RPM Racing S.L. (Calle Gran Vía 8-10, 6º planta, 08902, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona). Hereby, and in agreement with sports related, promotional, operational and distribution interests of the Zurich Marató de Barcelona for the whole world (reproduction of photos of the competition, publication of ranking lists, etc...), by any means (Internet, advertising, etc...) and with no time limit, participants expressly give the organization the right to reproduce their name, the rank obtained in the final ranking and that of the participant, the category, the achieved sportswear brand and their photo.
All competitors acknowledge and accept all the clauses of the rules. The competitors agree on their honor not to anticipate the start and to cover the full distance before crossing the finish line.