Rules &

Regulations

OFFICIAL RULES
Find the full set of Official Rules and Regulations here.

Article 1 – Organisation

The 16th edition of the Generali Genève Marathon is organised on the weekend of 14 and 15 May 2022 by the Geneva MarathonAssociation (affiliated to Swiss Athletics) and OC Sport.

The organisation declines all responsibility in case of accident.

Article 2 – Races on the programme

Different distances, all open to women and men, are on the programme for the event:
All distances are open to wheelchair athletes.

  • Marathon 42,195km
  • Marathon Relay in teams of 4 to 6 runners
  • Half Marathon 21,095km
  • Half Marathon Wheelchair 21,095km
  • 10km Run
  • 10km Walking
  • 10km Nordic Walking
  • 5km by Always
  • Junior Race 3km
  • Junior Race 2,5km
  • Junior Race 2km
  • Junior Race 1km
  • Parents/Children Run 1km

Article 3 – Registration

Participants can register for the different races via the dedicated platform until 11 May 2021 included.
Anyone entering one of the Generali Genève Marathon races must be well trained and in good health. It is therefore strongly recommended to each participant to have a medical check-up and to ask for a doctor’s advice before taking part.

  • The Marathon is open to licensed and non-licensed runners aged 18 or over, born in 2004 or earlier.
  • The Half Marathon and Wheelchair Half Marathon are open to licensed and non-licensed runners aged 17 or over, born in 2005 or earlier.
  • The Marathon Relay, the 10km Run, the 10km Walking, the 10km Nordic Walking are open to licensed and non-licensed runners of at least 14 years old, born in 2008 or earlier.
  • The 5km by Always is open to licensed and non-licensed runners aged 13 and over, born in 2009 or earlier.
  • The Junior Race 3km is open to children aged 12 and 13, born between 2009 and 2010.
  • The Junior Race 2,5km is open to children aged 10 and 11, born between 2011 and 2012.
  • The Junior Race 2km is open to children aged 8 and 9, born between 2013 and 2014.
  • The Junior Race 1km is open to children aged 6 and 7, born between 2015 and 2016.
  • The Parents/Children Run 1km is open to children aged 3 to 5, born between 2017 and 2019.

Participants are registered in the order of receipt of payment. However, a maximum number of runners per race may be set by the organisation. Once this maximum number has been reached, registrations will no longer be taken into consideration.

Registrations can be made on the internet on the website: generaligenevemarathon.com

Article 4 – Engagement

All registrations are firm and final, and no refunds will be made in the event of a registration error, medical reasons, unavailability, etc.

For those participants who wish to do so, a “cancellation” insurance is offered at the time of registration and until 12 May 2022. See Article 5 for more details.

No transfer of registration is allowed for any reason whatsoever.

Any person transferring their bib to a third party will be held responsible in case of an accident occurring or caused by the third party during the event. The organiser declines all responsibility in the event of an accident in this type of situation.

Article 5 – Insurances

Individual accident: the organisation recommends that all participants who do not have personal insurance covering their physical injuries, in particular those who are not members of a sports federation, take out individual accident insurance as part of their participation in the event.

Material damage: the organiser declines all responsibility for damage (theft, breakage, loss, etc.) to participants’ personal property. Participants will not be able to claim against the organiser for any damage caused to their equipment. It is the responsibility of each participant to take out insurance to cover these risks.

MUTUAIDE cancellation insurance

  • The participant has the possibility to take out cancellation insurance until 12 May 2022 without any justification. The insurance must be taken out at the time of registration and cannot be taken out afterwards.
  • The participant must click on the link in the confirmation email sent on the day of registration to activate the insurance.

Cancellation via the MUTUAIDE insurance will result in the immediate cancellation of the registration and the participant will not be able to use any of the services offered by the Generali Genève Marathon organisation.

Article 6 – Cancellation and changes to the event

The organisation reserves the right to change the race programme up to the day of the event.

If the event is cancelled for reasons of force majeure (including bad weather) or for reasons beyond the control of the organisation, no refund will be made.

Article 7 – Routes

All distances are measured according to current standards and comply with federal and international road race regulations (Swiss Athletics and World Athletics).

The routes of the various races can be consulted on generaligenevemarathon.com

The organisation reserves the right to modify the timetable and/or the route until the day before the event.

Article 8 – Bib collection

The bibs will only be handed over on presentation of an identity document and the collection voucher provided by the organisation.

For the Junior Races, the bib must be collected by an adult. For the Marathon Relay, the team captain must collect the envelope containing the team bib and the bibs of each runner. No bibs will be sent by post.

If the participant cannot collect his bib personally on Friday 13 May or Saturday 14 May, a third person can do it. This person must have a copy of the runner’s identity card and the collection voucher sent by email one week before the event.

Article 9 – Timing

The timing will be done by a timekeeper using an electronic timing system. All participants will be given an electronic chip (attached to the back of the bib and which must not be removed, cut out or modified) which will be automatically initialised at the start line and which will be used to check the regularity of the race at various points on the course. A competitor who does not follow the entire route of the event cannot be classified at the finish.

The bib must be fully legible and worn at the front during the race.

Complaints can be made up to 1 month after the event, after this period no changes will be made.

The courses are officially measured and approved for all races and championships in Switzerland.

Runners who are caught by the broom wagon will have their bibs withdrawn and will no longer be part of the race. The safety device will be progressively lifted and the competitors will have to respect the usual road signs and use the pavements to finish the race. Furthermore, after this time, the organisation will no longer provide refreshments or medical assistance.

The time limits for each race are as follows:

  • 5km : 1h
  • 10km : 2h
  • Half: 3h
  • Marathon : 6h

Article 10 – Ranking and categories

Your official race time will be the time between your crossing of the start line and your crossing of the finish line (except for the first 10 women and men who will be ranked in order of finish). The ranking will be established using these times. A classification by age category will also be established. It is reminded that controls will be carried out during the event to ensure perfect conditions of regularity of the race.

A prize will be awarded to the first three in each category and distance except for the 10km Walking & Nordic Walking as no ranking is established for this event.

Marathon

• Men H18: from 18 to 29 years old

• Men H30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60: from 60 years old and above

• Women F18: from 18 to 29 years old

• Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60: from 60 years old and above

Half Marathon

• Men H17: from 17 to 29 years old

• Men H30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60: from 60 years old and above

• Women F17: from 17 to 29 years old

• Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60: from 60 years old and above

Wheelchair Half Marathon

• Men

• Women

10KM

• Junior boys: from 14 to 17 years old

• Men H18: from 18 to 29 years old

• Men H30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60: from 60 years old and above

• Junior girls: from 14 to 17 years old

• Women F18: from 18 to 29 years old

• Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60: from 60 years old and aboves

5km by Always

• Junior boys: from 14 to 17 years old

• Men H18: from 18 to 29 years old

• Men H30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60: from 60 years old and above

• Junior girls: from 14 to 17 years old

• Women F18: from 18 to 29 years old

• Women F30: from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40: from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50: from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60: from 60 years old and aboves

Juniors Races

• Girls

• Boys

The Parents/Children Run 1km will not be timed, so there will be no age classification.

All prizes not collected on the day of the race are kept by the organisation. No prizes are sent by mail.

Participants of the Generali Genève Marathon, who are 40 years old and older, can become part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group series by earning world ranking points in our race.

More information on the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group series here : https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/rankings/how-it-works

Article 11 – Doping

The Swiss Olympic regulations on doping apply to the event. Tests may be carried out. Participants can consult the information concerning doping on the website: www.antidoping.ch

Article 12 – Traffic on the course

Bicycles, wheeled or motorised vehicles, pushchairs and animals are strictly forbidden on the course, except for those belonging to the organisation.

Article 13 – Abandon

Any competitor wishing to abandon the race must go to a feed station or an aid station and hand in his bib and chip to the organisation.

Article 14 – Respect for the environment

Participants are expected to be environmentally friendly before, during and after the race and to use the areas provided for waste separation.

Article 15 – Image rights

When entering the event, each competitor expressly authorises the Generali Genève Marathon (or its assignees) to use or have used or to reproduce or have reproduced his/her name, image, voice and sporting performance in the context of the event with a view to any direct or derivative use of the event, on any medium, throughout the world, by all means known or unknown to date, and for the entire duration of the protection currently granted to these direct or derivative uses by the legislative or regulatory provisions, the judicial and/or arbitration decisions of any country as well as by current or future international conventions, including for any extensions that may be made to this duration.

Article 16 – Data Protection

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act of 19 June 1992, you have the right to access and correct your personal data.

Article 17 – Communications from Organiser

The participant authorises the organiser to send him/her newsletters and various communications relating to the event and to other sporting events organised by the organiser.

Article 18 – Aerial imagery

All participants in the event certify that they have been informed that on the day of the event, unmanned aircraft (drones) will be used for filming purposes. Any participant in the event may be within 30 metres of the aforementioned aircraft.

All participants in the event also certify that they have been informed that the operator will set up zones, identified by multicoloured markers, which are formally forbidden to the public and participants alike, to allow for a landing in the event of an incident in flight.

Article 19 – Acceptance of the regulation

Participation in the Generali Genève Marathon implies the acceptance of all articles in the above race regulation.

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