A.S.O. will organise the 35rd Paris Marathon on April 10th, 2011, under the aegis of La Mairie de Paris.
The marathon measures 42.195 km and respects the international regulations for road races (I.A.A.F.) as well as the national requirements outlined in the road race charter (F.F.A.).
The race is open to all athletes licensed or non licensed of French or foreign nationality, born in or before 1991. Age categories will be given a separate classification in agreement with the F.F.A. You are reminded that inspections will be carried out during the race to ensure that race regulations are respected. It is especially pointed out that runners compete in the race under their own responsibility.
|Participation in sporting events organised by sports federations or under their auspices is subject to the possession of a medical certificate stipulating the absence of contraindications for participation in running competitions dating from less than one year.
The medical certificate must contain the mention below :
"no contraindications for participation in running competitions".
Each entry is considered as non-transferable and final and implies full acceptance of the rules. No refund will be made whatever the reasons except if cancellation insurance has been subscribed to. No registration transfers 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.
Bibs must be collected on Thursday April 7th, from 3pm to 8pm; Friday April 8th, from 10am to 8pm; Saturday April 9th, from 9am to 8pm. Location: Running Expo - Parc des Expositions - Hall N4 - Porte de Versailles - 75015 -Paris. Bibs will be available upon presentation of confirmation of each registration and an identity card. Bibs must be fully legible during the whole race.
Bibs cannot be posted and cannot be collected on Sunday April 10th, 2011.
Article 6 - The official jury
The official jury is composed of an F.F.A. judge whose decision is final. He is assisted by official race judges and race stewards appointed by the F.F.A. Refreshment posts will be located every 5 km and at the finish line. Sponge-posts will be located every 5 km from km 7.5. Timings will be shown every 5 km, at km 1 and 21.1 as well as at the finish line. Competitors will be permitted up to 5h40 for completion of the course. After the "end of race" vehicle has passed, competitors should thereafter respect the Highway Code.
Article 7 - General services
Road safety is under control of the police department. Medical services are provided by the French Red Cross and civil protection, the first post being situated 12,5 km after the start, and then every 5 km. They may stop any competitor from continuing the race for medical reasons.
The ChampionChip system will be used for 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 time. Competitors failing to follow the course will be disqualified. Chips must be returned to the organiser after the race. In case of withdrawal or cancellation, chips must be sent to the organiser 15 days after the race, at the latest. Each non-returned chip will be charged 15 euros and the competitor will be disqualified from the event.
Article 9 - Insurance
- Public liability : in accordance with prevailing legislation, the organiser has taken out insurance covering its own public liability as well as that of its representatives and all participants in the Paris Marathon.
As regards the public liability of participants, cover is restricted to accidents caused by them during the event. It is in addition to any other insurance policies they may already have.
An insurance certificate can be provided to participants on request.
- Individual Accident: All participants in the Paris Marathon, whether or not they are licensed members of a sports federation, may take out an insurance policy, either straight away by mail or no later than when they collect their jersey, which guarantees payment of a capital sum in the event of bodily injury (death or permanent disability) caused by an accident occurring during the event. The benefit, which will depend upon the degree of injury, will be paid if the insured is the victim of an accident whilst taking part in the sports event.
This insurance is optional but highly recommended. It may be taken out in addition to or instead of any similar insurance cover, and notably any cover provided through a sports licence.
The information notice and application form are available on the event's website Registration > Additional Insurance.
Competitors expressly and exclusively grant to A.S.O. and its assigns, the irrevocable right to use a competitor's name, likeness, biography, factually or otherwise in connection with the production, the distribution and exploitation of the pictures related to the Marathon, world-wide 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.
Bicycles or motorised vehicles are strictly forbidden on the course.
All competitors acknowledge and accept all the clauses of the rules registered at the following address: Maître Astrid Desagneaux, huissier de justice à Paris 8e, 4 rue Quentin Bauchat. The competitors agree, on their honour, not to anticipate the start and to cover the full distance before crossing the finish line.