7.- 9. September 2018
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Rules

General Information

  • 1.1 Tallinn Marathon takes place on September 7 through 9, 2018 in Tallinn's city center.
  • 1.2 Tallinn Marathon is organised by Sport Event Team (Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi MTÜ in Estonian). The competition is held in adherence to the competition rules of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) and the Estonian Athletic Association (EKJL) and these Instructions. The track of Tallinn Marathon conforms to the rules of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).
  • 1.3 Tallinn Marathon’s program comprises the following standard distances:
    • 42.195 km (hereinafter marathon)
    • 21.1 km (hereinafter half marathon)
    • 10 km running, walking, Nordic walking, timed and untimed (hereinafter 10 km)
  • 1.4 The program also includes distances for young people and children:

 

  1. Start
  • 2.1 The competition centre of Tallinn Marathon is located on Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak).
  • 2.2 Marathon (42.195 km) on Sunday, September 9.
  • 2.3 Half marathon (21.1 km) on Sunday, September 9.
  • 2.4 10 km (timed and untimed running / walking / Nordic walking) on Saturday, September 8.
  • 2.5 Start groups open 30 minutes before the start. Start groups at Tallinn Marathon are comprised as follows:

Start groups

Race numbers

I

1-300

II

301-1000

III

1001-2000

IV

2001-3000

V

3001-4000

VI

4001-5000

VII

5001-6000

IX

6001-7000

X

8001-10000 (10 km timed walking / Nordic walking)

XI

10001-15000 (10 km untimed running / walking / Nordic walking)

 

 

  • 2.6 When the start groups are formed, the finishing places at Tallinn Marathon 2017, and if unavailable, at Tallinn Marathon 2016 are considered only for those who register until 31.07.2018, but the same start number is not guaranteed. The first 2,000 places are considered when forming the start groups. If the earlier place was above 2000, the participant will get the first available start number from the group 2001-3000.
  • 2.7 For the participants in the marathon and half marathon distance who did not participate in the 2017 or 2016 races, the participant’s planned result is considered.
  • 2.8 Top runners and those who participate in the Estonian Championship start in start group I.
  • 2.9 You must start in your respective start corridor; those who start in a wrong corridor will be disqualified.

 

 

  1. Track arrangement
  • 3.1 See the marathon course maps over here; There will be 15 refreshment stations on the course. The track remains open for 7 hours. Refreshment stations will be located on kilometers 10; 21.1; 30 and 40. Timing limits: 21.1 km 3:15, 30 km 5:15.
  • 3.2 The half marathon course will consist of one 21.1 km lap; there will be 7 refreshment stations on the course. The course will be open for 4 hours. The refreshment station will be located on kilometer 10.
  • 3.3 10 km running / walking / Nordic walking will consist of one 10 km lap. There will be 2 refreshment stations on the course. The course will be open for 2,5 hours.
  • 3.4 The refreshment stations will offer water, sports drink, and energizing food. Water will be in white Vichy VivaSport cups and sports drink in blue Vichy VivaSport cups. There will be a toilet and, if needed, medical help available at each refreshment station.
  • 3.5 The track runs on paved roads and is marked. For safety reasons, participants are to follow instructions by traffic controllers.
  • 3.6 Participants who exceed the time limit are removed from the course. The competitors who so wish can continue on their own responsibility. In that case, the organisers will not guarantee a secured course and the race course will be opened for traffic.

 

  1. Finish arrangement
  • 4.1 The finish line is located on Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak). The finish line closes on Saturday, 8 Sept at 7:00 p.m, on Sunday, 9 Sept at 4:00 p.m.
  • 4.2 All those who finish will receive a sports drink at the finish. All those who finish the marathon or half marathon will receive a medal at the finish.

 

  1. Participants
  • 5.1 You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the marathon and at least 16 years old to take part in the half marathon. All participants must have trained enough for the given distance. The 10 km running / walking / Nordic walking distance can be run by participants that have trained enough for the given distance. Participants who are minors are allowed at the start of the 10 km distance with the permission of their parents and/or coach.
  • 5.2 In exceptional cases, also younger participants are allowed to compete in the marathon and half marathon distance with their parents’ written permission. Written permission must be sent to the organisers at jooks@jooks.ee no later than 2 weeks before the event.
  • 5.3 The organizers suggest undergoing a medical examination before registering to have a physician confirm your ability to run the desired distance.

 

  1. Registration
  • 6.1 Participants are registered online at www.jooks.ee. In order to register, please complete the registration form.
  • 6.2 The participant’s name will appear in the start list after payment of the registration fee. The registration fee can be paid, following a bank link after completing the registration form.
  • 6.3 Online registration ends on Friday, 7 September at 5:00 p.m. From 5 to 9 September, you can also register at the Secretariat in Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak). Registration ends 10 minutes before the start. The registration fee can paid on-site only in cash.
  • 6.4 Confirmation of a participant’s successful registration is the participant’s name appearing in the start list. The start list is available on the race’s website. The start number of a competitor will be added on the list within 5 hours after payment of the registration fee (by following the bank link). If the registration fee is paid by a separate transfer, the participant will get the start number within 5 days of payment.
  • 6.5 To register a group, the group registration form must be completed. Group registration is available until 27 August.
  • 6.6 The group representative can edit changeable fields (name, email, cell phone, club, company) in the group registration system for free until 31 July.
  • 6.7 When registering a group, the registration fees can be paid directly through the bank link or by an invoice that will be sent to the group representative’s email address. The group members will be put on the start list immediately after payment through the bank link, or within five days of payment of the invoice.
  • 6.8 When paying using the bank link, you can order an invoice to your email address in confirmation of payment of the registration fees.
  • 6.9 The organisers ask any participants who are unable to register online to communicate their wish to register at jooks@jooks.ee.
  • 6.10 By registering for Tallinn Marathon, participants accept the race instructions and participate on their own responsibility.
  • 6.11 Participants that registered and paid the entry fee agree to receive e-mails containing important information for competitors.

 

  1. Re-registration
  • 7.1 Re-registration is open until 5 p.m. on August 31, 2018.
  • 7.2 Each re-registration (including name changes) is charged a €10 fee, plus the difference of registration fees when the distance is changed. For a new participant, the registration form must be completed online (up to the bank link).
  • 7.3 When re-registering, the re-registration fee must be transferred to the bank account of the organiser, Sport Event Team (Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi), indicating the following in the details: name of previous participant, name of new participant, and personal ID code of new participant (e.g.: Mary Jones replaced on 42 km by Mary Smith 4851212xxxx). If the distance is changed, please indicate the name of the participant and change of distance (e.g.: Mary Jones re-registration from 42 to 21.1). The start list will be changed within 5 days of receipt of payment.

 

  1. Entry fees
  • 8.1 Registration rounds for entry fees:
  42,2 km marathon 21,1 km half-marathon 10 km run, walking, Nordic Walking with timing 10 km run, walking, Nordic Walking without timing
Until 15 December 2017 40 EUR 25 EUR 15 EUR 12 EUR
16 December 2017 - 31 May 2018 50 EUR 35 EUR 20 EUR 15 EUR
June-August 2018 60 EUR 45 EUR 25 EUR 20 EUR
September 2018 70 EUR 60 EUR 30 EUR 25 EUR
 
  • 8.2 Participants are guaranteed a course, a start number, timing (for participants in timed distances), a result in the finish protocol, service at refreshment stations and at the finish, award ceremony, an electronic certificate with name, time and place (for participants in timed distances), first aid throughout the course if needed, transport to the finish for those who discontinue.
  • 8.3 Participation fee contains the insurance cover of recreational athlete’s insurance. Please read the service conditions here.
  • 8.4 A 20% discount will apply until 15 December only to seniors 60 years and up and young people under 20 years. From 16 December, there will be additional discounts for the clients of our cooperation partners (Club One, Sportland, MyFitness).
  • 8.5 Entry fees subject to 20% discount:
  42,2 km marathon 21,1 km half-marathon   10 km run, walking, Nordic Walking without timing
10 km run, walking, Nordic Walking with timing
Until 15 December 2017 32 EUR 20 EUR 12 EUR 9,60 EUR
16 December 2017 - 31 May 2018 40 EUR 28 EUR 16 EUR 12 EUR
June-August 2018 48 EUR 36 EUR 20 EUR 16 EUR
September 2018 70 EUR 60 EUR 30 EUR 25 EUR
  • 8.6 To get a discount, choose the appropriate discount in the “Discount” field on the registration form. The owner of a customer card can use the card to register at a discount. The organisers will check the existence and validity of the card with the respective cooperation partner.
  • 8.7 Discount prices will not apply in the last round (September)!
  • 8.8 Groups get a 10% discount on regular prices if at least 10 people are registered (15.12.2017-31.08.2018). Double discounts will not apply (those who get a senior or youth discount will not get a group discount, and vice versa).
  •   42,2 km marathon 21,1 km half-marathon 10 km run, walking, Nordic Walking with timing 10 km run, walking, Nordic Walking without timing
    Until 15 December 2017 40 EUR 25 EUR 15 EUR 12 EUR
    16 December 2017 - 31 May 2018 45 EUR 31,50 EUR 18 EUR 13,50 EUR
    June-August 2018 54 EUR 40,50 EUR 22,50 EUR 18 EUR
    September 2018 70 EUR 60 EUR 30 EUR 25 EUR
  • 8.9 Those who did not pay the entry fee with the bank link must pay the entry fee to the Sport Event Team’s (MTÜ Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi) bank account. In the details field, please write TM2018 (short for Tallinn Marathon), first name and last name, personal ID code or date of birth, and distance (e.g.: TM2018, Jane Johnson, 486051327xx, 42 km). If you are entitled to a discount, you must also indicate your client status in the payment details (e.g.: TM2018, Jane Johnson, 486051327xx, 42 km, Sportland’s client)
  • 8.10 The entry fee will not be refunded if Tallinn Marathon is cancelled due to reasons beyond the control of the organisers (force majeure) or if the competitor chooses not to participate.
  • 8.11 If a competitor is unable to compete for health reasons, he or she can use the entry fee next year (once in a successive year). If a participant has chosen to use the entry fee next year, he or she will not be entitled to collect the current year’s start items. 50% of the entry fee paid can be refunded if a medical certificate is presented.

 

  1. Start Items
  • 9.1 Start items include a start number with a timing chip, safety pins, for marathon runners a T-shirt and materials from our collaboration partners for marathon runners.
  • 9.2 Start items can be collected at the race’s information point / Secretariat in Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak). Issue of start items will end 10 minutes before the start.
  • 9.3 Only competitors wearing a start number for Tallinn Marathon 2018 will be allowed at the start. The start number must be attached to the chest and it must be visible throughout the race. Start numbers are personal. Only the competitor who is registered with a certain start number is allowed to compete under it.

 

  1. Timing
  • 10.1 Timing is electronic – time is recorded using a chip attached to the back of the chest number. Removing the chip from behind the number is not allowed, folding the number is strictly prohibited.
  • 10.2 The number must be attached to the chest and must be visible throughout the race from the start to crossing the finish line.
  • 10.3 When finishing, competitors may not cover the number with their hands (to stop the sports watch), otherwise the results may not be recorded.
  • 10.4 The competitors will get to keep the number along with the chip, it need not be returned after the race.

 

  1. Age Classes
    Ranking lists for age classes will be ascertained for every distance.

    Boys born 2001 and later  (21,1 and 10 km)

    Girls born 2001 and later  (21,1 and 10 km)

    M junior born 1999-2000

    F junior born 1999-2000

    M youth born 1996-1998

    F youth born 1996-1998

    M born 1979-1995

    F born 1979-1995

    M40 born 1974-1978

    F40 born 1974-1978

    M45 born 1969- 1973

    F45 born 1969-1973

    M50 born 1964-1968

    F50 born 1964-1968

    M55 born 1959-1963

    F55 born 1959-1963

    M60 born 1954-1958

    F60 born 1954-1958

    M65 born 1949-1953

    F65 born 1949-1953

    M70 born 1944-1948

    F70 born 1944-1948

    M75 born 1943 and earlier

    F75 born 1943 and earlier

 

  1. Results
  • 12.1 The results will be published on a rolling basis as initial unofficial results on the information board of the finish area and on the website at www.jooks.ee.
  • 12.2 The official results will be published on Friday, 14 Sept at 5:00 p.m. on the website at www.jooks.ee.

 

  1. Medical Service
  • 13.1 Medical aid is provided throughout the track if necessary. We kindly ask that participants noticing anyone in distress on the track notify the nearest service point, a designated medic with special identification, event organizers, or the emergency number 112.
  • 13.2 Competitors must appreciate clean and fair sports. The race obeys the anti-doping rules of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), and the Estonian Anti-Doping Agency may check any participant for doping. More information for competitors is available at www.antidoping.ee.

 

  1. Cancelling
  • 14.1 The organisers may remove a competitor from the course if the competitor exceeds the time limit at the respective timing point (article 3.1) and/or fails to complete the distance in a respective maximum time (article 3).
  • 14.2 The race’s medical staff and marshals may remove any competitor from the course if they deem this necessary.

 

  1. Disqualification
    The organizers have the right to disqualify any competitor that is not following the competition rules, is disturbing other competitors, or is in another way hindering the organization of the competition.

 

  1. Award ceremony
  • 16.1 The best will be awarded according to the schedule at the competition centre in Freedom Square.
  • 16.2 In the marathon, 6 best males and 6 best females will be awarded. In the half marathon, 5 best males and 5 best females will be awarded. In the 10 km distance, 3 best males and 3 best females will be awarded. The winners (M/F) will be awarded a certificate, a medal, a trophy, and souvenirs.
  • 16.3 Age group winners (marathon and half marathon 1st place) will be awarded a trophy that can be collected at the Secretariat on the race day. Later on, trophies can be collected within 1 month at the office of the Sport Event Team (Spordiürituste Korraldamise Klubi MTÜ) at Juhkentali 12, Tallinn .

 

  1. Photos

The organizers have the right to use, during an indefinite period of time, pictures taken and videos made by the organizers at the competition.

 

  1. Appeals
  • 18.1 Any appeals against the race results, violations of rules, etc., on first 50 finishers must be filed within 1 hour after the 50th competitor has finished, on other competitors within 30 minutes after the finish is closed.
  • 18.2 Appeal fee is €30, which is refunded only if the appeal is satisfied. All appeals relating to the race will be settled by the race jury, comprising the race director, head judge, course designer, General Secretary, and a doctor.
  • 18.3 Any cases not covered in the Instructions will be solved by the Organising Committee and/or the jury on a rolling basis