6th Radisson Blu Larnaka International Marathon
“6th Radisson Blu Larnaka International Marathon” On Sunday, November 19th 2023
“6th Radisson Blu Larnaka International Marathon” On Sunday, November 19th 2023.
The Event will be held according to the following terms:
Marathon and Half-Marathon routes start from the delimited area in front of the Town Hall, Phinikoudes Beach. (1st Arc,/End Arc)
Road Races of 10KM, 5KM, 1 ΚΜ Kids & 1KM Adults start from the delimited area in front of Europe Square at Finikoudes Beach.
Runners are encouraged to be at the Start Area, 1 hour before the start time of their race.
For someone to participate in the Marathon or Half- Marathon race they must have completed 18 years of age while in the 10KM Road Race they must have completed 15 years of age. To participate in the 5KM road Race they must have completed 12 years of age.
For McDonald’sTM Kids Race 1KM participants are kids aged up to 18 years old and they can participate for free.
For the Fun Race 1KM participants must be over 18 years old.
FOR THE McDONALD’STM KIDS RACE, IT IS PROHIBITED FOR CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE WITH BIKES, SCOOTERS, ROLLER SKATES ETC. KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 6 MUST RUN WITH THEIR PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
Runners may place their personal items and clothing/footwear in a plastic bag. The plastic bag with their personal items must be handed in at least 40 minutes before the start of the race, at a specific – designated place at the starting area. The pickup of the plastic bags immediately after completion of the race will be carried out by the runners themselves from the same specific – designated location, with presentation of their participation number.
ATTENTION: The participation number must be clearly visible on the outside of the bag. The bag must be properly sealed and must not contain any travel documents, money, valuable items or medicines. The organizers cannot be held responsible for the loss of any valuable items
Before you leave your accommodation make sure you have the following items with you:
- Participation tag with your entry number and safety pins
- The shoes and clothing you will run in
- Post-race clothing and footwear
Electronic timing for all races of the event (excluding the race of 1000m.) and publication of the results has been undertaken by an official timing company. For this reason, all runners in the Marathon and Half Marathon race, 10KM and 5 KM race will have to carry the Bib Timing tag they received along with their attendance number.
CAAA JUDGES WILL BE ON THE ROUTE FOR ADDITIONAL CHECKS
Electronic control and timing carpets to record the intermediate times will be
• For the Marathon Road: start and finish. Also, the runners will have intermediate times and checkpoints along the route and at extreme points (on the Turning points, in Dekelia on 5th and 17th km, at Foinikoudes on the 12th km, at Tekke on 27.5th km and at Dromolaxia on 32nd km).
• For the Half Marathon: start and finish. Also, the runners will have intermediate times and checkpoints along the route and at extreme points (on the Turning points , at Dekelia on 5th km and at Tekke on the 15th km).
TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE RACES
The end time limit for the Marathon is 6 hours from the scheduled start time, 7:00 (runners must have completed the Marathon by 13:00).
For the Half-Marathon race, the time limit is 3 hours from the scheduled start time, 07:05 (runners must have completed the Half-Marathon by 10:05)
For the 10KM road race, the time limit is 1:30 hours from the scheduled start time, 10:00 (runners must have completed the 10KM race by 11:45 – 11:30).
For the 5KM road race the time limit is 1 hour from the scheduled start time, 11:00 (runners must have completed the 5KM race by 12:00).
Participants will need to ensure that they arrive by their own means at the starting point at least one hour before the starting time (7:00).
Attention: From 7:00 until 15:00 there will be a ban on vehicle traffic on the race courses.
Placement at the starting point Runners must take their starting positions no later than 15 minutes before the starting time. Athletes from abroad and athletes from runners’ clubs will occupy the first rows at the starting line.
Runners are encouraged to demonstrate good sportsmanship and “fair play”, to give priority to athletes vying for top places.
The runners will be placed in two (2) different starting blocks.
- Marathon Race 42,195 meters
- Half-Marathon Race 21.0975 meters
Attention: The entry and start of the race from a block other than the one that is set for the runner to start from, results in the disqualification and deletion of his/her performance from the race results.
DURING THE RACE
Along the route there will be the following support stations for the runners:
Water supply stations: at the 5 km mark and every 2.5 km following this point and at the finish.
First Aid Stations: found along the route and at the finish.
An ambulance with nurses will follow runners and a second ambulance will be standing by at the finish. Rescuers and volunteers will be standing by along the route.
Time Limit of Completion of the Race
The Marathon race ends at 14:00, 6 hours after the start.
If the runner’s performance requires more time than the specified run time and run time limit, then he / she must move and continue his / her attempt WALKING along the pavement.
Safety reasons concerning the runners themselves, as well as safety reasons for vehicle traffic make imposition of this measure necessary. Please ensure that these instructions are strictly adhered to by runners.
If a runner abandons his attempt for any reason, he or she should contact a person in charge or volunteer of the Organizing Committee at any point along the route.
In the event that a runner does not need medical assistance, he / she may:
- remain at the point where he/she stopped his attempt until he/she is promptly picked up by a vehicle of the organization that will necessarily transport him / her to the finish line
- wait for the vehicle that will follow the last runners and collect the athletes who have abandoned the race
- head to the finish on his / her own responsibility
WARNING: Runners who may continue their attempts outside of the time limit, on any part of the route, must be aware that they are RUNNING ON THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY. After 13:00, the police will deliver the race route to vehicle traffic.
- Along the Marathon route there will be support stations for the runners. Starting from the 5thKM
- Bottled water is available to the participants to the start, finish and every 5KM after the 10thKM
- In the route and after the 5th KM onwards - and every 5KM - there’s a possibility to provide personal drinks and supplements from people accompanying the participants who will declare their status and which athletes will they cater by email to [email protected] until Wednesday November 17.
Unofficial results are announced on the internet after the races have ended. Objections by any chance may be submitted within five calendar days from the day of posting the informal results in the Events website.
Official results are announced within ten working days from the day of the race.
At the Starting and Finishing Point there will be electronic control zones and timing zones to record the intermediate times. Control stations will also be located at the distant intermediate points of the race. Any runner with no electronic indication at the start, finish and intermediate control zones will be disqualified.
Final performance will be recorded and announced only for those athletes who finish within the time limit of the race.
The electronic timing of the race as well as publication of the results has been undertaken by an official timekeeping company. For this reason, all participating runners should wear the number tag with integrated timing chips that they will receive from the Registration Center.
AFTER THE FINISH
Immediate medical assistance can be provided by the medical staff located at the finishing area.
At the exit from the finishing area, athletes will be provided with water, isotonic drinks and fruit.
Runners will have the opportunity to be served by massage professionals.
MARATHON – HALF-MARATHON
- < 35 (younger than 35)
- 35 - 39
- 40 - 44
- 45 - 49
- 50 - 54
- 55 - 59
- 60 - 64
- 65 - 69
- > 75 (older than 75)
AGE GROUPS 10KM-5KM
In the event that the age limit for participation in a road race is under 15 years, then the age categories are formed as follows:
- < 15 (younger than 15)
- 15 - 18
- 19 - 34
- 35 - 39
- 40 - 44
- 45 - 49
- 50 - 54
- 55 - 59
- 60 - 64
- 65 - 69
- > 75 (older than 75)
THE FIRST THREE RUNNERS FROM EVERY AGE GROUP WILL RECEIVE HONORARY DIPLOMAS
Honorary diplomas will be given to the first three men and women winners of the following age categories after the official announcement of the results (immediately following the expiration of a one-week time limit allowed for objections):
- Young athletes under the age of 20
- Men / Women 20-35 years of age
- Masters A. Men / Women 36-44 years of age
- Masters B. Men / Women 45-54 years of age
- Masters C. Men / Women 55 years of age or over