The Zurich Marató de Barcelona is organized by a Promotion Comity made up of four institutions and entities: The City of Barcelona, the Marató a Barcelona Platform, the Catalan Athletics Federation and Barcelona Tourism. The event is coordinated by the Institut Barcelona Esports, and its Executive Organization is carried out by ASO (Amaury Sport Organization) and RPM Racing. In addition to that, the Zurich Marató de Barcelona Senate, a consultative body made up of 24 renowned figures in the world of athletics and the organization of sporting events in Catalunya, will act as an observer of the race and of its organization. The event will take place on Sunday along a fully urban route.
The race is 42,195Km long and is certified by the Catalan Athletics federation, through an authorized commission of the IAAF. Similarly, the marathon respects IAAF regulations for road races. Judges from the RFEA and the FCA will be in charge of ensuring full compliance with these regulations.
The race is open to athletes of any nationality, federated or not. In any case, you must be 18 years old on the day of the celebration of the test. According to the regulations of the RFEA, different classifications will be made, both in male and female categories, according to the year of birth. Each runner participates in the marathon under its responsibility and has a sufficient level of physical condition to face the test. Participation in ways that do not correspond to this athletics event such as skates, bicycles, electric wheelchairs or handbikes, among others is not allowed.
Three sports categories for disabilities are established: wheelchair, visual disability and intellectual disability.
All visual disability people, who want to participate in the race, must register online (in the official website) and they will be the first ones in the start line. In order to get into the classifications and into the visual disability awards, they must send an email with a copy of the disability card attached to email@example.com , right after registering via online. The blind guides will run without chip and they must be identified. So they have to register into the follow email address: firstname.lastname@example.org giving all their personal details such as: name, surname, DNI or Passport number, date of birth, phone number and email address.
All intellectual disability people who want to participate in the race must register via online (in the official website). In order to get into the classifications and into the intellectual disability awards, they must send an email to email@example.com with the copy of the disability card attached, right after registering via online.
All people who participate with wheelchair or with the running trolley, must register via online (in the official website) and they must be in the start line one hour before the race starts. It's mandatory to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after registering in the website.
The awards for the categories of wheelchairs, visual disabilities and intellectual disabilities will always take place as long as a minimum of 3 athletes complete the test, whether they are men or women. Prizes will be awarded on the same day of the race. You must address yourself to the podium area once the race is finished to find out the first, second and third position.
The arbitrator designated by the RFEA will have the final decision before any binding aspect of the race. Judges and auxiliary commissioners of the FCA will support him. According to the procedure of the IAAF, from the Km 5 and every 5 Km there will be a water station point, as well as in the arrival. From the Km 7,5 and also every 5 Km there will be a point with water to dip the sponges. We will take the partial time of the half marathon and of the finish line. It is established a maximum time of 6h to complete the race. After this time, the participants who have not finished will be able to continue following the highway code and under his responsibility.
Zurich Marató de Barcelona will be considered as the Catalonian University Marathon Championship. Participants wishing to be part of the University ranking must sign up normally, and subsequently contact the sports department of their university.
The inscription to the Zurich Marató de Barcelona is personal and non-transferable and implies the acceptance of this regulation. Under no circumstances, may be transferred, or sell, to another person, friend or family because of not being able to go on the day of the test. Any breach of this condition may invalidate your participation in the event and the organization reserves the right to exclude you from participation in future events.
The Zurich Marató de Barcelona organization will not refund the registration fee on account of injury and/or disease before, during or after the race, or for any other purpose. Under no circumstances may the registration be saved for future editions.
The race bibs will be collected during Friday and Saturday before the race day at the Expo Sports, after presenting the e-mail with your bib number and an official identification document. The race bib must be prominently displayed on the front of the trunk during the entire race. The race bibs incorporate the chip in the form of a strip on the back of the number, so it cannot be bent or manipulated. Failure to collect the race bib and runner's bag under the terms established means the waiver thereof. There will not be any race bibs collection on race day.
Road safety is under control of the Barcelona police department. Medical services may stop any competitor from continuing the race for medical reasons.
The organizer has taken out a civil liability insurance policy in accordance to current legislation. All competitors will be covered by an accident insurance policy.
Bicycles or motorized vehicles are strictly forbidden on the race, except for those belonging to the organiser. Official bicycles and motorized vehicles monitoring the race will carry visible identification at all times.
All competitors acknowledge and accept all the clauses of the rules. The competitors agree on their honor not to anticipate the start and to cover the full distance before crossing the finish line.