Handbike and wheelchair racers have been an inseparable part of the KPM event since as early as 1990. The historic first winner over the original full marathon distance was Miroslav Klečka from the Czech Republic. Today the course is 20 km long.
More important information will be added to the Final instructions progressively.
Please carefully read the following instructions which will help you to become familiar with the different situations on the day of the race.
The race is held under the IAAF rules, Slovak Athletic Federation regulations and proposals for Kosice Peace Marathon in year 2015 distributed by the organizer.
PRESENTATION AND COLLECTING OF WELCOME BAGS:
AUPARK shopping mall, Nam. Osloboditelov
2nd October 2015 (Friday) 10.00 am – 8.00 pm
3rd October 2015 (Saturday) 09.00 am – 8.00 pm
On race day (i.e. 4th October 2015) there is no possibility of presentation or collection of starting numbers with a chip!
4th October 2015 (Sunday) at 8:50 am, Marathon Centre, Hlavna street, in front of hotel Doubletree by Hilton
Moyzesova street, near the Sports hall
The first part of course is same for runners and Inliners/ Handbikers till km 13,8. Then through Južná trieda participants continue in the left traffic
line, through the crossroad near Ryba to the VSS bridge and back to the Marathon Course. After crossing the finish line, participants slowly continue as directed
by organizers, through the Main Street (Hlavná ulica) to the start/finish area in front of hotel Doubletree by Hilton, where finish service will be provided.
Participants are not allowed to continue through the Main Street (Hlavná ulica) when top marathon runners are moving through the area (09:55 – 10:05 a.m.).
Every change of course direction is indicated by tapes and fences, every kilometre is marked on the asphalt and road pillars.
TRANSPORTATION TO START
Public transport is free of charge for the Kosice Peace Marathon participants upon display of the bib number.
- On the Race Day, competitors accommodated in the Students Hostels can access the shuttle between the Medická Street and the Start area from 7.00 a.m..
- The competitors will be transported after the race from the cloakrooms back to the hostel by shuttle.
- Public Transportation Plan
Cloak rooms are located indoor the swimming pool (Protifašistických bojovníkov 4). Access to the cloak rooms will be permitted from 7:30 a.m. to competitors with a bib number. The competitor will place his belongings into a plastic bag kept in a locker, both properly marked with a bib number. In case that all lockers will be occupied, the personnel will place the plastic bag marked with a bib number to a reserved place. Travel luggage cannot be stored in cloak rooms. Upon request, personnel of the swimming pool will deposit the valuables of the runners in the safe deposit box. Organizers are not responsible for any lost or stolen belongings.
Toilets are located indoor the swimming pool (Krytá plaváreň) Portable toilets will be situated at the start/finish area and at the KPM course at 7,5km, 10km, 15km, 17,5 and 20km (for marathon runners also available in the second lap).
TIMING AND START NUMBER
MYLAPS BibTag timing technology.
Participants in Handbikers and Wheelchairs disciplines will receive one start number, which must placed visibly on the chest. They will also receive separately a returnable chip, which has to be fastened around their ankle.
Every participant must pass all the checkpoints at the course. The participants have to return the chip in the finish at Mayzesova street.
YOUR TIME WILL NOT BE MEASURED WITHOUT THE CHIP.
5,1 km, 10,1 km, 15,1 km, 20,1 km, 26,1 km, 31,1 km, 36,1 km, 41,1 km.
Competitors in discipline Marathon (42,195 km) with personal best time better than 2:30 (men) or better than 3:00 (women) can use their own drinks, which must be delivered to the Race office in the hotel Doubletree by Hilton till 7 a.m., on the day of Start. Personal drinks will be arranged on the first tables at the refreshment stations. On further tables: energy drink in red plastic bottles and red glasses and water in 0.5 l plastic bottles and glasses will be at disposal.
with water in plastic glasses will be located between the refreshment stations.
Do not throw empty bottles and glasses down the middle of the road; it may cause injuries to competitors running behind you!
Medical care standpoints are located in the Start and Finish area as well as at kms 3, 6, 24, 27 (Kostolianska road), 11; 13,5; 32; 34,5 (Cross-roads at Ryba). An emergency vehicle for rapid assistance will move along the course.
Runner’s Emergency Card:
An emergency card will be printed at the back of every start number. Organizers recommend, with attention to health protection to fill out this card.
ARRANGEMENT INTO STARTING SECTORS
- Access into the start area is exclusively through warm-up area – follow the instructions of organizers
- Inline starts at the west side of the Main Street (left in the direction of run), with wave of a pennon
- Handbikers and Wheelchairs start at the east side of the street (right in the direction of run), with wave of a pennon
- Participants have to take their place in the sector by 08:35 a.m.
IMPORTANT WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
INLINE, HANDBIKERS, WHEELCHAIRS
Through Južná trieda participants continue in the left traffic line, through the crossroad near Ryba until the bridge VSS and back. After crossing the finish line, participants slowly continue, as directed by organizers, through the Main Street (Hlavná ulica) to the start/finish area in front of hotel Doubletree by Hilton, where finish service will be provided. Participants are not allowed to continue through the Main Street (Hlavná ulica) when top marathon runners are moving through the area (09:55 – 10:05 a.m.).
- 5,1 km and 26,1 km – Anička area, in front of the tennis courts. The road is constricted to 3,0 meters width on a 10 meters long distance!
- 13,7 km and 34,8 km – diversion to Holubyho street. Only one traffic lane 3,5m wide
Organizers ask all participants to adjust their movement to the condition of the road!!!
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND WARNINGS
- All participants start on their own risk .
- Inline skaters, handbikers and wheelchairs must wear a helmet.
- Each runner is personally responsible for the decision on his or her physical condition and on ability to overcome the whole distance in chosen category.
- During the race is forbidden to listen to music and to wear headphones from safety reasons.
- Coaches or other persons on bicycles (or other means) are not allowed to accompany participants and therefore will be excluded by police or by organizers.
- According to IAAF rules, accepting refreshment is allowed only in refreshment station’s areas.
- All participants must respect the instructions of referees, track marshals and organizers.
- A competitor running with a bib number of another runner will be disqualified and both competitors will be banned from the KPM in the future.
- Violation of these rules can lead to disqualification!
Award ceremony will be held in the start/finish area, according to the following timetable:
I –Marathon Centre – In front of the VIP tribune 09:55 am Minimarathon Men, Women 1st – 3rd place Company Run Teams 1st – 3rd place Finals of SAZ Run Teams 1st place II – Marathon Centre, Hlavna street 10:30 am Handbike Men, Women 1st – 3rd place Inline Men, Women 1st – 3rd place Wheelchairs Men, Women 1st – 3rd place Halfmarathon Men, Women 1st – 3rd place III – Marathon Centre – In front of the VIP tribune VIP 10:45 am University Run Team, Man, Woman 1st place IV – Marathon Centre, Hlavna street 11:30 am Marathon Men 1st – 3rd place 11:40 am Nationa Marathon Championships Men 1st -3rd place 11:50 am Marathon Women 1st – 3rd place 12:00 am Relay 4×1/4 Teams 1st – 3rd place Junior Realay Race FS SR International Championships Marathon – Men 1st – 3rd place National Marathon Championships Women 1st – 3rd place V – Marathon Centre, Hlavna street 13:00 pm Marathon – Age categories M40, M50, M60, M70, W40, W50, W60 1st place
PAYMENT OF THE PRIZE MONEY
Prize Money will be paid to winners after the release of official results by bank transfer. All winners entitled to prize money have to report their account number by e-mail to the Marathon Club Kosice (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15th October 2015.
We wish you a pleasant and successful Marathon weekend in Košice.
START: 4th October 2015 (nedeľa), 8:57 a.m.
Kosice, Marathon Arena, Hlavná street 1
Kosice, Nám. Maratónu mieru (Peace Marathon Place)
6 hours. The course will be closed at 3:00 p.m.
AGE LIMIT: 18 years
(born 1997 and before)
Men – without age categories
Women – without age categories
REGISTRATION: On-line – until 25th September 2015
The Organizer reserves the right, also during the time when Registration is going on, to set a limit on the number of registered participants, for reasons of capacity, safety, logistics or other reasons, as well as the right to terminate Registration at any time or to change the date of its completion. (see General Conditons for Participation in the Kosice Peace Marathon)
MEASUREMENT OF TIMES:
The techonology used for time measurements is the MYLAPS BibTag (disposable chip attached to the starting number). The official time is measured from the firing of the starting pistol to the crossing of the finish line. This time decides the final order of runners at the finish. The results list also shows the figure for the net (unofficial start-finish line) time for information purposes.
All participants are under obligation to arrange their own individual medical insurance. The Organizer cannot be held responsible for any damage to property or health incurred during competitors’ travel, stay or participation in the KPM event. It is the responsibility of each participant to arrange and undergo an appropriate health check-up and to obtain proper information regarding his/her state of health in connection with his/her decision to take part in any of the KPM disciplines. Each KPM participant takes part in the event at their own risk.
Marathon Club Košice
Pri jazdiarni 1, P. O. Box F-24, 043 04 Košice tel.: (+421 55) 622 00 10, fax: (+421 55) 622 41 58
E-mail: email@example.com, web: www.kosicemarathon.com
All events organized by Marathon Club Kosice are held in accordance with IAAF athletics competition rules, the Slovak Athletics Association competition code, and the provisions of these propositions. Participation in the Kosice Peace Marathon is subject to the General Conditions for Participation.
This inner-city circuit is based on the original course set up for the World Half-marathon Championships in 1997. There are no prominent uphill sections, and the streets are fully asphalt surfaced. The marathon course consists of two laps, while the half-marathon runners complete just one. Both of these basic disciplines have been granted an IAAF / AIMS certificate for their course. The other accompanying races are held over parts of this circuit, and their measured and published distances do not require certification.
ENTRY FEES FOR WHEELCHAIRS
We support disabled sportspeople.
KPM participants entering for the Handbikers and Wheelchairs disciplines pay no entry fee.
Payment date Handbikers a Wheelchairs by 31st August 2015 0 EUR after 31st August 2015 0 EUR
WHAT DOES THE ENTRY FEE GET YOU?
A welcoming package and these basic guaranteed services:
- MMM 2015 bag
- MMM 2015 T-shirt
- Starting number with disposable chip (with participant’s name if application and entry fee payment are received by 31st August 2015)
- Entry ticket to Pasta Party (Saturday, 3rd October 2015)
- Free public transport (4th October 2015)
- Medal for reaching the finish within the time limit
- Marathon magazine
- SMS with finishing time (if participant supplies cell-phone number in application)
- Measurement of finishing time and intermediate times
- Use of changing rooms with showers and massage
- Medical services around course and at finish
- Refreshments around course (every 5 km)
- Refreshments and services in finish area
- On-line participant’s diploma
- On-line results list
- Information service – event info sent to participant’s e-mail address
Participants should give T-shirt size in their application for registration (except for Mini-marathon, Corporate Run). Due to the fact that the deadline for ordering T-shirts falls in advance of the deadline for applications, the Organizer will supply participants with T-shirts in particular sizes as long as stocks last. Participants registered by 31st July 2015 will have priority in this regard. For partipants registering later the Organizer will make every reasonable effort in order to supply T-shirts in the requested sizes. Men and women will be supplied with appropriately-styled T-shirts.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE:
The basic method of registration for Kosice Peace Marathon is ON-LINE registration at www.kosicemarathon.com. Entries for the KPM become valid only after payment of the entry fee, which must be paid at the same time as your registration. Any application which is not followed within 7 days by payment credited to the Organizer’s bank account is incomplete and will be considered by the Organizer as invalid. The Organizer then decides whether to keep such an application in the records and continue in communication with the applicant (see General Conditions for Particioation in the Kosice Peace Marathon). Entry fee payment can be checked by logging into the competitor’s account in the ON-LINE registration section of our website.
How to pay the entry fee:
- By payment card – at the same time as your registration.
Preferred payment method, which is almost instantely matched with your application.
- By bank transfer – after completing the registraton
Payment will be matched with the application only after it is credited to the Organizer’s account (2 – 7 days)
Details for payment by bank transfer:
Account name: Maratónsky klub
Bank: Všeobecná úverová banka a.s., Štúrova 27/A, 042 31 Košice Account number: 417 31512 / 0200
IBAN: SK36 0200 0000 0000 4173 1512
Variable symbol: number, serving to identify the payment
If one bank transfer is to be used to pay entry fees for several participants at once, the Organizer must be informed of this in advance by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The e-mail must include the names of all the participants whose entry fees are being paid, the account number from which the payment is to be sent and the variable symbol of the payment.
If payment is made by bank transfer which does not include the correct variable symbol, it will not be possible to identify the payment, and no payment will be matched with the participant’s application for registration.
Checking the registration and payment
Registration and receipt of the entry fee payment can be checked by logging into the competitor’s account in the on-line registration section of our website.
The Organizer cannot be held responsible for incorrectly entered details either in your application or in your entry fee payment instructions!