Rules


General

In entering this event all participants have agreed to an event waiver whereby they enter and participate at their own risk, and are responsible for their own actions at all times with no liability to the organisers, sponsors, or associated parties.

Participants under age 16 must be entered by their parent or guardian.

The organisers may alter, postpone or cancel the event, without refund.

Entries are not transferable to another participant, unless done so officially by the organiser.

Participants wanting to change events must do so officially. On race week this is done only at Race Pack Pick Up.

Participants must give way to traffic at all times.

Participants must obey officials, traffic management providers, Police and first aid personnel at all times. 

Participants must follow the course as laid out in the event programme and/or event briefing.

Prams, buggies, strollers, roller blades, skateboards, hand cycles, bicycles and dogs are prohibited from the course.

Participants must not be accompanied by anyone not entered in the event, except in the Bluebridge Kids Magic Mile where parents or guardians are welcome to accompany their children on foot free of charge.

All participants must attend the pre-race briefing on the start line, 15min prior to each start.

The start line is divided into zones of expected finish times. Participants must line up in a realistic time zone.

Full Marathon participants will be given a wrist band at every turn around point to indicate that they have completed each out and back section. The wrist bands must be worn until the finish and handed back at the finish.

The organisers reserve the right to withdraw any participant who, A) does not comply with race rules, B) they consider unsafe to continue due to medical reasons.

Any protest regarding any aspect of the event must be made in writing to the race director no later than 1:00pm on race day.


Walkers

Walkers must only walk! Entrants wishing to walk/jog must enter as runners.

The Walk categories are not official race walk events. Any walk technique is allowed provided one foot is in contact with the ground at all times.

The Walks will be scrutineered to ensure the above. If a walker is judged to be running, they will be "promoted" to the running section of the results. 

Walkers must wear the yellow ankle strap provided in there race pack and race numbers must be visible on the outside of clothing at all times. 

Walkers must line up toward the rear of their event.

Walkers on their return journey must walk to one side of the course whenever possible to allow runners past.

Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Walkers, on the return journey between Evans Bay corner and Oriental Bay/Herd St, must walk on the footpath.


Race Numbers

Race numbers must be worn high on your chest and be visible at all times.

Entrant's must wear the race number assigned to them. Please be careful not to mix up your number with another entrant.


Electronic Timing Transponders

Your Race Pack will include a Timing Transponder. This is to be attached to your shoelace using the cable tie supplied.

The Timing Transponder is programmed to your name, event and the correct start time. Do not mix up your transponder with another participant, and make sure you start with the correct event.

We do not take responsibility for incorrect results where participants started with the wrong event, or mixed up their Timing Transponder with another participant, or failed to wear the Timing Transponder on their shoe.

Timing Transponders are removed at the finish line recovery zone. Failure to return the transponder will incur a $50 fee. Transponders not returned on race day should be posted to the following address. 

Timing Sports - Transponder Return
PO Box 30 1431
Albany
Auckland 0752


Safety


Road Controls

There will be road controls in place on most parts of the course... BUT... this does not mean their will be no vehicles on the course. We must cater for traffic movements at major intersections, resident movements on the course, and access for emergency vehicles. At all times you must watch for traffic and obey marshal and traffic management instruction. Course marshals are in place for direction and safety only. Where traffic is involved, participants must take responsibility for their own decisions and actions.

NB:   Due to road closure restrictions the course organisation is officially closed at 1:00pm. The finish line will remain open, but participants still on-course will be responsible for their own safety and support.


Music Devices

The use of any sort of music devises is strongly discouraged. These are dangerous due to users not being able to hear instructions from course officials or hear movements of other participants around them. Participants have fallen to users of earplug music devises. Please do not wear these during the event.


Parking

There is no car parking on the course. Cars parked on the course will be towed at the owner's expense. For parking and transport options... Click Here.


Weather

Entrants must be prepared for the possibility of cold weather and dress accordingly.

Please bring spare clothing for after you finish.

It is very unlikely that the event would be called off for weather.

The race organisers reserve the right to change or cancel the event. In either event, entry fees are non-refundable.


First Aid Assistance

First Aid is provided at Westpac Stadium, at Aid Stations (approx every 5k), and roving on the course.

In the event of collapse or severe medical incident, do not move the patient. Make another participant run to the nearest Aid Station or marshal and they will arrange for First Aid. Keep the participant warm while waiting for First Aid.


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