Race Rules

Marathon, Semi Marathon & 10Km

Les participants s'engagent à respecter les règles suivantes et en acceptent les conditions:

    Article 1
     The event called "Maratona Solidária de São Tomé" will take place on July 4, 2021 in the Island of São Tomé, - São Tomé e Principe with a distances of Marathon, Half Marathon and 10Km. The main distance is official and approved by the ''Federação Santomense de Atletismo'' and is organized by Saotomemaratona The distances of Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k will be run in a linear course and it will be under respects of the international rules for road races (I.A.A.F.) as well as the national requirements outlined in the road race charter such as AIMS.

    Article 3
     The beginning of the event is at 6.30am. (local time) for the all distances, thes starts are: São João dos Angolares, Marathon. Ribeira Afonso, Half Marathon. Santana for 10k.

    Article 4
     The race is open to all athletes licensed or non licensed of the Federação Santomense de Atletismo, or foreign nationalities. The competitors must be born in 2003 for the Marathon and Half Marathon and 2005 for 10k, or before. Age categories will be given a separate classification in agreement with the F.S.A. You are reminded that inspections will be carried out during the race to ensure the regulations of the race are respected. It is especially pointed out that runners compete in the race under their own responsibility.

    Article 5
     Each entry is considered as non transferable and final and implies full acceptance of the rules. No refund will be made whatever the reasons. No registration transfer will be allowed, whatever the reasons. Any person retroceding his bib to a third party will be held responsible in case of an accident arising or provoked by this third party during the competition. The organisation is exempt from all responsibility in case of an accident in this type of situation.

    Article 6
     The following conditions of entry apply to ALL ENTRANTS. Please read them carefully before completing your entry form.

    Article 7
     The official on line or the optional entry form must be completed by each intending competitor. Completion of entry form and payment of the entry fee represents acceptance of these terms and conditions.

    Article 8
     Participation in sporting events organised by sports federations or under their auspices is subject to the possession of a sports licence attesting that a medical certificate has been issued stipulating the absence of contraindications for participation in sports competitions, or, with regard to persons who are not holders of such licences and to whom such competitions are open, the possession of such a certificate alone or a certified copy dating from less than one year.

    Article 9
     The participants should take their race number at the Race Expo, Located at (To be defined)

    Article 10
     Road safety is under control of the police department ; medical services are provided by the São Tomé Red Cross on the race course and at the finish line. They are able to stop any competitor for medical reasons.
    Competitors will be permitted up to 6h30 for completion of the course. After the "end of race" vehicle has passed, competitors should thereafter respect the Highway Code.

    Article 11
     The Electronic Chip System will be used for the timing. Each competitor will be given a Chip when collecting starting documents. Check points will be placed, at the start, on the course and at the finish, to control each competitor's timing. Competitors failing to follow the course will be disqualified. Chips must be returned to the organiser after the race.

    Article 12
     Bibs must be fully legible during the whole race on the bust; it can be neither folded, occulted nor its publicity modified. It will not be allowed the participation of competitors without number.
    On the back of the bib, it is recommended to mark any important medical information likely to be useful in the event in case of urgency. Jointly with the bib, you will receive your (chip) which you will have to attach in the bootlace of your shoe. It will be disqualified which one who will run without the chip, or will place it at an inadequate place or will take part with that one of another participant. Any person retroceding his bib to a third party will be held responsible in case of an accident arising or provoked by this third party during the competition. The organisation is exempt from all responsibility in case of an accident in this type of situation.
    Bibs cannot be mailed.

    Article 13
     Bicycles or motorised vehicles are strictly forbidden on the course, except the organization vehicles

    Article 14
     I release IAAF, FSA or AIMS (and their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, contractors or agents ) from any liability (to the extent permitted by law) for any loss, injury or damage suffered in relation to my attendance and participation at the "Maratona de São Tomé Event", however so caused, including due to any negligence or other act or omission of IAAF, FSA or AIMS (or their directors, officers, employees, volunteers ,contractors or agents)
    To the best of my knowledge, I am not suffering from any condition which would prevent and/or render me unfit to participate in the Event.

    Article 15
     Name and likeness. Competitors expressly and exclusively grant to Sao Tome Maratona Events, organization , Space Running Management - Wanago Sport and its assigns, the irrevocable right to use a competitor's name, likeness, biography, factually or other wise in connection with the production, the distribution and exploitation of the pictures related to Maratona de São Tomé, Half Marathon and 10Km, worldwide in any and all devices, media whatsoever, now known or hereafter known, for the entire duration of the protection period currently awarded by legislative or regulatory bodies, court decisions and/or arbitrages in any country, and currently existing of future international conventions, including eventual prolongations which may be made to this duration.

    Article 16
     Tee-shirt to each participant, souvenir and medal to each official classified.
    Various batches for the 3 first of each category of age, in each race.
    The diploma will be online afterwards.

    Article 17
     I have not knowingly used any substance for the purpose of enhancing my performance at the Event and will not use any substances or procedures prohibited by the rules of IAAF, FSA (Competitors should check with their physician to ensure medication that they are taking is not a prohibited substance.)

    Article 18
     I acknowledge that the organizers of the event reserve the right to reject my entry form and/or exclude me from participating in the event in their absolute discretion

    Article 19
    I acknowledge that I participate in the event at my own risk. I will take all reasonable measures to protect myself from the risks of participation I accept all responsibility for travel and medical insurance and for payment and/or reimbursement of medical/surgical expenses incurred on my behalf.

    Article 20
     I am responsible for all property I bring onto the event sites and that SaoTomeMaratona Event , Space Running Management - Wanago, accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to this property.

    Article 21
     I consent to the conduct of identity verification checks, background security checks and other security checks(which may include inspecting my personal property ) prior to my entry to and departure from any Event sites.

    Article 22
     I undertake to comply with all applicable regulations, by laws and rules of the IAAF, FTA or AIMS in relation to the Event and will comply with all reasonable directions and decisions of the officials , and other representatives of IAAF, FMAA or AIMS.

    Article 23
     I agree to abide by the event rules, which are available at www.sao-tome-marathon.com

    Article 24
     I ,being the competitor have read and agree to these terms and conditions.