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The Beijing Marathon 2017
September 17, 2017
The Beijing Marathon
The Beijing Marathon has been organized by the Chinese Athletics Association annually since 1981. The race holds an IAAF Gold Label Road Race. It is AIMS-certified course, making it eligible for world record performances. It hosted the Asian Marathon Championship races in 2006.
RACE DATE AND PLACE
Race date: Sunday, September 17th, 2017
EVENT: Marathon (42.195KM)
DIVISIONS: Male and Female
START TIME: 7:30 a.m. September 17th, 2017
Starting Point: Tian’anmen Square, Beijing.
Finishing Point: the Celebration Square in central area of Scenic Boulevard inthe Beijing Olympic Park.
Course goes through Dongcheng District, Xicheng District, Haidian District,and Chaoyang District.
RULES OF COMPETITION
The competition will follow the latest track-and-field competition rules approved by the CAA and the competition rules of Beijing Marathon 2017.
Roll-call: All participants need to wear the bib number in front of the chest and arrive at the Tian’anmen Square 60 mins before the race start for roll-call. Elite athletes shall arrive at the specific that located near with the starting line 40 minutes prior to the race start. Elite athletes shall present their original passport for roll-call.
Start order: In the sequence of elite athletes and general athletes (divided in separate zones), with 10 meters in-between. Wheelchair racing runners need to start in your own zone for roll-call.
Start: All participants will start at 7:30 a.m.
All participants will use timing chips, which starts working when participants cross the start line. Timing carpets are placed at the start line, every 5KM point, half point(21.0975KM), turning point and the finish line. Participants shall run through each timing carpet during the race. Those who finish within the cutoff time but without complete record from all timing points will not be qualified for final ranking. Timing chip is to be released with bib number at Beijing Marathon Expo. No deposit required.
For the safety of all participants, traffic control will be operated in different time periods at specific road section. Cut-off time is set at some road sections. After the cutoff time, timing carpet will stop working and public traffic in this section will be back to normal. Those who are unable to complete the respective distance by the cutoff time shall stop racing and leave the course, in case of any dangers. Those who drop out of the race can take event vehicle or take public transportation to the finish line.
Baggage Deposit and Collection: Participants shall deposit personal belongings by the order of bib number at designated area of Tian’anmen Square. After finishing the race, participants shall go to respective area for collection. Please do not put valuables in your deposit bag (such as mobile phone, identification document, cash, keys, credit card, iPad, etc.). In case of damage or loss, participants shall bear all the consequences arising. Service of baggage deposit on race day will be closed 15 minutes prior to the race start. Please plan your time accordingly. Baggage collection will be available by 14:45 on race day at designated areas. Those who are unable to collect the baggage by above-mentioned time can go to the organizing committee and claim storaged bag within one week after the race day. After this one-week, all unclaimed baggage will be disposed by organizing committee.
All entrants shall be at least 20 years old by race day (born in 1997 or before). Physical requirement: Marathon is an athletic sport of high load and great intensity over long distances. It is also a high risk athletic sport which has high physical demands on participants. Those who wish to participant in Marathon race shall be in healthy condition, have experience in running and have completed training with distance over half-marathon. Anyone who has any of the following diseases are not recommended to participate:
1. Congenital heart disease and rheumatic heart disease.
2. Hypertension and cerebrovascular disease.
3. Myocarditis and other heart diseases.
4. Coronary artery disease and server irregular heartbeat.
6. Having cold symptoms two weeks prior to the race.
7. Other diseases that is not suitable for sports.
Registration and payment:
Race Capacity: 30,000 entries.
Registration and payment can be completed at the official website of Beijing Marathon. Details can be found at “Registration Notice” released at the official website.
Successful entrants will be notified to check personal race number at the official website.
Race baggage pick-up: successful entrants shall go to the Beijing Marathon Expo 2017 to pick up personal race baggage. Details will be released prior to the race at the official website.
Registration Fee: 50 USD/person.
Registration fee is not refundable once the registration is successful and confirmed by the organizing committee.