Chombueng Marathon 2018

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Chombueng Marathon 2018

The The Marathon, Half marathon and Mini marathon will be held on Sunday 21st January 2018 at Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University.

About Chombueng Marathon
Chombueng Marathon has been accepted by health-concerned runners across the country. The event was initiated in 1985 by a group of instructors of Chombueng Village Institute as they had particular interest in running for health, with Acharn Narong Tiammek and Acharn Somjit Sangapun as the initiators. At that time, there were less than 100 participants. The registration fee was 20 baht per person. Numbers of running were made from raw cotton and were written with oil colors.

The running distance was 10 km., starting at Khao Bin Cave and ending at Jom Pol Cave. From that day on, the small running event in Chombueng was held regularly in the third week of January until it has become a tradition of Chombueng inhabitants as well as runners for health all over the country as per the remarks stated that “Those who have never run at Chombueng, they are not genuine runners.” Since 1992 on, numbers of participants increased more than 5,000 every year, and that was quite a lot that time. Then, in 1989, 21.1 km. was added to the event, and thus the name of the event was changed to “Chombueng Half Marathon.”

In 1999, the year that H.M. the King reached 72 years of age, the race committee determined another new race distance at 42.195 km. which led to the name revision as “Chombueng Marathon”, which has been called up until present.

A large number of runners regard Chombueng Marathon as the prototype of running race, because its party among athletes on Saturday evening before the race on the next day. Because a lot of runners have to travel there and stay overnight, and are not convenient to go out for dinner, the mentioned party impress everyone joining the event.

Thai Health Promotion Foundation (Thai Health) has been the main supporter of Chombueng Marathon continually since 2001. Therefore, the upcoming race is entitled “Thai Health Chombueng Marathon.”

Up until now, Chombueng Marathon does not belong to only a certain agency, but is regarded as a race for public consisting of several pillars, i.e. Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University as the first one (including Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University Alumni Association, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University Promotion Affairs Committee Members, faculty, staff, and students); Chombueng Village Institute Foundation as the second one; local communities as the third (including Chombueng District, Somdej Phra Yupparaj Chombueng Hospital, Chombueng Police Station, The Central Literature Botanic Garden, Chombueng Subdistrict Municipality, Chombueng Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Berkprai Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Ratchaburi Provincial Adminitrative Organization, schools, municipal communities, subdistrict headmen, village headmen, etc); and runners as the fourth pillar (through diverse networks, e.g. Jogging Run Club Federation of Thailand, Western Running for Health Club, other running clubs, volunteer runner groups such as pacer group, sweeper group, fancy group, medical group, income providing group, etc., including representative runners from the committee of Thai Race License Standards). Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University also acts as the center of all concerned coordination so as to reflect achievements of Chombueng Village, which is viewed as “Folks’ tradition with international standards.” The assembly of all stated 4 pillars is expected to be the model of building sustainability to Chombueng Marathon in the future.

Registration Information

– Lottery registration applied, if number of applications are more than announce.
– The organizer will announce lottery results through email on 4th September 2017.
– Candidates who receive lottery result notification must pay for the registration fee between 4th-7th September 2017.
– Candidates with late/delayed payment shall be deemed as waiving their right to join the race.
– Names of Candidates must match those presented in ID cards. In case of foreign candidates, names must match those presented in passports.
– Ages of candidates must not below the determined ages:
• Candidates of marathon and half marathon must possess dates of birth before 1st January 2001.
• Candidates of mini marathon and half marathon must possess dates of birth before 1st January 2004.
– The calculation of age groups is basically done by substracting years of birth from 2018
– For more information, please see the Race Rule.
– In the case that number of applications are less than announced. They are all candidate of the race.

Event Regulations
The regulations of the event that all candidates must accept and comply are elucidated as per below:

– The event will comply with all domestic laws and regulations.
– The race rules, race regulations and entry regulations are also embraced.
– The organizer SHALL NOT take responsibilities of any damages caused by the following determinants:
– Illness or accidents (Physicians, nurses, volunteers, and staff are prepared in case of emergencies)
– Loss or damages of personal property.
= Uncontrollable delays of the race.
– To ensure the security of the event, the organizer will set up the management along with suitable regulations over the race area.
– Runners are required to follow the instructions of the organizer and referees strictly, otherwise they might be disqualified from the race.
– Runners must check and pay attention to announcements from the organizer both before and during the race.
– Photos, vedio/voices records, articles, and race statistics are all reserved under the right of the organizer. They are possibly publicized and broadcasted to media such as newspapers, the internet, TVs, magazines, ect. Runners can make use of their photos, vedio/voices records without permission. However, all photos and vedio/voices records of the event as well as the race are absolutely prohibited for commercial exploitation.
– The organizer gives precedence to the privacy and the security of candidates’ personal information, and will manage it carefully.

Race Regulations
The organizer does not allow runners to run on the race course if they break the rules, laws, and relevant orders. In case participants do not follow these disciplines, they might be disqualified or forbidden to join the race.

– Runners must arrive at the start line before the time, according to their registered distance.
– Runners must enter the release block following expected time groups identified when registering. The block code will be shown on bib number. If runners do not follow this instruction, it shall be considered as violating the rules.
– Runners must start running according to their registered start time. Starting after 15 minutes shall be considered violating the rules, and participants shall be disqualified from the race.
– Bib numbers must be adhered to runners’ chests so that they can be seen clearly. Runners without bib numbers presented are not allowed.
– Runners must run along the race course (following the arrows, ribbons, and signs/direction symbols). Do not use shortcuts.
– Assistance to runners can be done at water station only. Runners are not allowed to have followers or assistance on course.
– Do not dress or carry any devices that can harm other runners.
– Do not dress inappropriately as it might cause uncomfortable feelings to other runners or spectators. Impolite or obscene outfits; showing political attitudes; disparaging religions or beliefs; advertising products; or disseminating propagandas, for instance.
– Do not use equipment/devices or sounds that make others misunderstood that they starting signal.
– Do not perform any actions that bring about delays of the race or obstruct runners to reach the finish line.
– Stop or give a way to emergency vehicles or staff.
– Follow instructions of referree and marshall strictly.
– The judgment of the race is grounded on Gun Time System (Time from the center clock of the race) following the rank signs distributed by referee. Electronic chips are used for timing and examining passing of check points.
– Runners receiving awards must present their ID cards, any official cards issued by government agencies with id numbers and photos, or passports in order to obtain awards before deadlines; otherwise, they shall be disqualified from the receipt of awards.
– Other unidentified rules shall refer to those regulated by A.A.T.
– The judge’s opinion is considered final.

Entry Regulations
The organizer might reject or cancel the registration of candidates who do not read and disragard the event requlations as well as the race requlations with no refund. The organizer also reserves the right to take their registration of the future races into consideration.

– Each candidate can register only one application. The use of others’ names and personal information on behalf of candidates themselves is also prohibited.
– Any false information or document forgery for the registration is absolutely prohibited.
– Candidates are not allowed to edit/revise registration information after confirmation. Therefore, please check the information thoroughly.
– Some types of computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and their operating systems might cause errors to candidates’ registration. The organizer is unable to be responsible for functions of all devices and shall not be accountable for any delays arisen from internet connections that may occur .
– If numbers of candidates are more than the announced quota, e-sampling results shall be notified via email on 4th September 2017.
– The organizer will not take responsibilities for incorrect emails and non-receipt of email concerning e-sampling results. It is the duty of candidates to check their inboxes or the website.
– As there are a large number of candidates, the organizer is unable to answer individuals about the status or results of the registration.
– Selected candidates from e-sampling must settle the payment of the registration within the deadline (7th September 2017), otherwise they shall be deemed as waiving the right to join the race.
– Candidates who grant their right to others as their representatives will be disqualified from the registration next year. And candidates who use running numbers of others do not have the right to get awards.
– To authorize others to pick-up race kit on behalf of candidates themselves, ID card copies/passport copies of subjected candidates must be presented. ID Numbers or –
Passport Numbers in those official documents must match the registered ones.
– No race kit pick up on race day.
– The organizer reserves the right not to refund registration fees in case of cancellation or adjournment of the race due to uncontrollable factors or disasters.

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