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RULES OF 

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT

HALF-MARATHON

 

Article 1: ORGANISATION

The 21st edition of the Boulogne-Billancourt half-marathon will be organised on November 19th, 2017 by both the Athletic club of Boulogne-Billancourt (ACBB) and the city of Boulogne-Billancourt.

 

Article 2: THE ROUTE

The 21.1km route is in line with French and international legislation and is officially measured following the current standards. The distance is given on vertical boards every kilometers.

The start takes place at 10am in front of the town hall (26 av. André Morizet). The route consists of one loop. The finish line is in front of the town hall.

 

Article 3: OFFICIAL JURY

It is composed of one judge from the French Athletics Federation, who has complete power of decision. This latter is assisted by race judges and race stewarts appointed by the French Athletics Federation.

 

Article 4: REGISTRATION AND ENTRY

The half marathon of Boulogne-Billancourt is open to any person, man or woman, aged 18 or more.

Registrations are possible on semibb.runforyou.fr before October 31st, 2017.

From May 19th to June 18th 2017

 

32€

From June 19th to September 14th 2017

 

38€

From September 15th to October 31st

 

43€

The race is opened to a maximum of 9,000 runners.

No registration will be possible at the village (44, rue Marcel Bontemps - 92100 Boulogne Billancourt) on the 17th and 18th November, 2017.

Each entry is considered as final. No refunds will be made for any reasons. No registration transfer will be allowed, for any reasons. Any participant giving his bib to another one will be recognized as responsible in case of an accident caused by this latter during the event. The organisation denies all responsibility regarding this scenario.

The organisation is allowed to forbid any further participation to the half-marathon for someone giving his bib to another one.

 

Article 5: PUBLICATION OF THE RULES

The rules of this race are dispayed in the town hall (Direction des Sports - Hôtel de Ville, 26 Avenue André-Morizet, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt).

The rules are available on www.semi-marathonbb.fr

The organisation is allowed, for whatever reason, to modify, postpone, or cancel the race and its responsibility will not be engaged.

Any modifications will be announced by all appropriate means and will be integrated in an annex to these rules.

 

Article 6: MEDICAL CERTIFICATE

6-1. This is a compulsory condition to take part into a sports event.

Below the article L. 231-3 of the Sport Code, the medical certificate must obligatory stipulate “No contraindications for participation in running competitions” or “No contraindications for participation in Athletics competitions”. No other mention will be accepted.

The runners who hold a licence issued by the French Athletics federation are required to write their licence number on the entry form for the Boulogne-Billancourt half-marathon and attach a copy of their FFA licence (2017/2018 season). If they have forgotten to do so, they must present their FFA licence when they collect their bib.

The licences FSCF, FSGT or UFOLEP are accepted if they clearly mention “athletism”. A copy of the licence has to to be attached to the entry form. If the runner has forgotten to do so, he has to present his licence when he collects his bib.

Other sport licences cannot be accepted.

 

6-2. According to an agreement signed between the French federation of Triathlon (FFTRI), the FFA and the Sport ministry, the organization of a road race are allowed to accept completion licence delivered by the FFTRI. The runners who hold a competition licence issued by the FFTRI must write their licence number on the entry form for the Boulogne-Billancourt half-marathon and attach a copy of their FFTRI licence (2017/2018 season).If they have forgotten to do so, they must present their FFTri licence when they collect their bib.

 

6-3. The runners who hold a licence issued by any other federation or who have no license, must be in possession of a medical certificate issued less than 12 months prior to the Boulogne-Billancourt half-marathon, i.e. November 19th , 2017, testifying that they are fit to participate in running competitions. The original certificate or a copy must be attached to the entry form and payment and given to the organisers in order to be allowed to collect the bib.

 

6-4. On-line or mail registration.

To complete a registration, it is compulsory to send the medical certificate or a copy of an eligible licence to Boulogne Billancourt Half-Marathon on October 31st, 2017 at the latest.

To complete its registration, each participant  MUST join online (While registrering) or upload on its member account (possible until October 31st, 2017)

Article 7: BIBS

Bibs must be collected on presentation of an identity card: Friday November 18th, from 1pm to 8pm; Saturday November 19th, from 10am to 6pm. Location:Biodiversity Gymnasium (44, rue Marcel Bontemps - 92100 Boulogne Billancourt)

The runners who have opted to a mail addressing of their bib will receive it before the race at the address mentioned on his entry form.

 

Pay attention! No bib will be delivered on Sunday 19th, November.

Elite and Preferential bibs can be delivered only on demand and upon proof. They are given after checking validity of the runner’s referencees by organisers and within the limits of available bibs.

Bibs must be totally visible during the race. The bib has to be fixed on the chest. Any runner without bib will be excluded. No bib can be given or exchanged.


Article 8: THE RACE

Refreshment points will be located at every 5 km and at the finish line. Competitors will be allowed up to 2h50 to complete the course. After the "end of race" vehicle has passed, competitors should respect the Highway Code.

The runner promises not to anticipate the start and to run the whole distance of the race before he passes the finish-line. Bicycles or whelled/motorised vehicles are strictly forbidden on the course, with the exception for those belonging to the organisation.

 

Article 9: GENERAL SERVICES

The road safety is under control of both the national and local police department and voluntary signalers.

Medical services are provided by the French Red Cross and the SAMU. The medical authorities are allowed to stop a competitor for medical reasons. They will keep his bib, which means the end of the race for that runner. If a runner decides to continue without a bib, the organisation will not be recognized as responsible in case of an accident.

After the race, physiotherapists will be available for runners’ use at the Paul Bert Gymnasium (9 rue Paul Bert - 92100 Boulogne Billancourt).

Any competitor authorises the organisation to provide him any medical care and to hospitalize him in case of accident or emergency.

The day of the race, a changing room and a left clothes office are available for runners’ use at the Paul Bert Gymnasium from 11am to 2pm.

 

Article 10: TIMING

Chips will be used for the timing. Each competitor will be given a chip automatically initialized on the start line (attached to the bib). The chip will check the competitor’s timing at several points of the route. Competitors failing to follow the route will be disqualified.

 

Article 11: RANKING AND REWARDS

11-1. Ranking

The race is open to all athletes licensed or non licensed. The competitors must be born no later than 1999 and be older than 18 years the day of the race. 

The rewards will be given just after the end of the race on Sunday November, 19th 2017 up to 11.30 am on the car podium located in front of the town hall.

Specific rankings will be established for the following categories:

- FFA club ranking: to be ranked in the challenge, the club has to be licensed by the FFA. Five runners at least have to pass the finish line. The ranking is calculated by addition of the real times of the five best team’s runners. The team with the lowest sum wins the challenge. To participate to the challenge, all the runners have to mention the name of the FFA club in the dedicated case of the entry form. A demand of participation to the challenge expressed after the enrolment will not be considered.

- Business ranking: to be ranked in the challenge, five runners belonging to the same company have to pass the finish line. The ranking is based on the sum of the real times of the five best team’s runners. The team with the lowest sum wins the challenge. To participate to the challenge, all the runners have to mention the name of the company in the dedicated case of the entry form. A demand of participation to the challenge expressed after the enrolment will not be considered.

- “the best Boulonnais” and “the best Boulonnaise” ranking.

 

11-2. Rewards

Monetary rewards for the general men and women rankings (the amounts of the rewards are available on request), trophees for all catagories, medals for every finisher, tee-shirts for every competitor.

Cash rewards will be mailed.

The diploma will be available on www.semi-marathonbb.fr.

 

Article 12: INSURANCES

It is specifically pointed out that the runners compete under their own responsability. The organisation denies any responsability in case of an accident or a robbery concerning a competitor or anybody else during the event.

The licensed runners benefit from the garantees granted by the insurance linked to their license. Other participants have to be personally insured. The organisers have taken out insurance covering their own public liability.

 

Article 13: NAME AND LIKENESS

Competitors expressly grant to organisers and their assigns, partners and media, the right to use the pictures related to their participation, worldwide in any and all devices, for an unlimited duration, with the purpose of a direct or indirect exploitation of the race.

 

Article 14: INFORMATICS AND LIBERTY

According to the January 6th, 1978 law regarding informatics and liberty, the participants benefit from a right of opposition, access, modification and suppression of their personal data. They have to solicit by mail the organisation: Semi-marathon Boulogne-Billancourt – ACBB - 10, rue de Liot 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt. Except in case of a formal opposition, these pieces of information may be given to the commercial partners of the event.


Article 15: CASE OF FORCE MAJEURE

In case of force majeure or natural catastrophe, or any other circumstance regarding the safety of the participants, the organisation is allowed to cancel the race, without reimboursing the registrations. 

 

Article 16: RESPECT OF THE RULES

All competitors acknowledge and accept all the clauses of the rules.

Using a MP3 player or any music devices is tolerated by the organization. However, for obvious security rasons, the organization strongly dissuades to use headsets which can affect your perception of the environment during the race. The use of these devices is under the unique responsability of the runner.

 

Article 17: DISPUTATION

Any disputation, in view of a friendly agreement, has to be addressed at the latest 30 days after the race by mail to Semi-marathon Boulogne-Billancourt – ACBB - 10, rue de Liot 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, a stamped envelope with the mention of the name and the address of the destinator has to be joined for the answer.

Any contestation will have to be presented to the dedicated court.