La Rochelle Marathon organization, which gathers La Rochelle ASPTT sport club and individuals mad about running, plans on Sunday 29th of November its 30th Marathon.
The 42,195 km route, defined thanks to a measured bike, is composed of two loops inner La Rochelle. It was made in accordance with the I.A.A.F and the F.F.A rules.
The race is open to licensed and non-licensed runners born in 2001 or before (members and non-members of official athletics clubs). All non-licensed runners must supply an original medical certificate or a copy with a date subsequent to 30 november 2019 and stating that there is no medical contraindication to sport or running in competition. Runners are expressly reminded that they take part in the race at their own risk.
The results will be sort into age categories. Controls will be done during the race to ensure that everything is in order.
Dope tests will be done at the finishing area, on competitors chosen by the F.F.A.
The race will start at 9.00 a.m. Competitors should gather at the quai Louis Durand and quai Maubec starting points at 8.45 a.m. The time limit for completing the course is 5 ½ hours. After this time, runners’ safety cannot be guaranteed and competitors still in the race will be disqualified.
There will be food and drink stations every five kilometres as well as at the start and finish of the course. Water will be available at regular intervals throughout the course. The ideal race trajectory will be marked by a blue line on the ground and there will be distance markers every kilometre.
Checkpoints and time-keeping posts will be set up on the route every 5 km.
In accordance with article 20 of C.N.C.H.S. rules, every accompanying person, notably on bike or rollerskate, is forbidden, or else competitor will be disqualified.
Decision of the arbitrator judge, working with official running arbitrators, will be final. Race stewards and police officers will be placed on the route in order to ensure competitor’s security. Children and accompanying adults are forbidden on the finishing line.
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the race in the event of a natural disaster or any other circumstances beyond its control which could endanger competitor’s safety. In case of such a cancellation, competitors would not be able to claim a reimbursement of any kind.
Exceptional modification for 2020 edition
: If the 2020 edition had to be canceled due to Covid 19, The Marathon of La Rochelle Serge Vigot has decided on giving three choices to runners concerning their registration fees : transfer to 2021
edition (28th november 2021) OR full refund of registration fees, with no penalties (at the latest on 31st january 2021) OR donation of part or full registration fees to the La Rochelle Serge Vigot Marathon associatio n.
Eco-friendly Marathon – Respect of environment. The organizers are very attached to the respect of environment, and remind every competitor of respecting the areas crosses by the race. It is strictly forbidden to get rid of waste on the route (papers, packaging, cup…). Bins are placed on every refreshment point and every “collect zone” (there are indicated collect zones every one kilometre). Competitors must keep their waste with them until they find a bin. The direction can give time penalties or disqualify competitors who throw their waste outside these dedicated areas
Medical assistance will be provided throughout the course and at the finish. Paramedics are authorized to disqualify any competitor who appears unable to continue the race.
The organizers are covered by public liability insurance. Licensed runners benefit from the insurance cover provided by their F.F.A. authorized licence. All other runners must take out their own insurance.
Only competitors who are present at the prize-giving can claim their awards and prizes maximum 1 month after the results of the dope tests. Prizes are exclusively for Marathon’s runners.
The team results will be determined by adding up the 4 best times of competitors from a same F.F.A. club, after confirmation from the federation. Prizes will be given to clubs.
La Rochelle Marathon is a qualifying event, so every licensed runner must send a copy of its F.F.A. license when he/she registers. If a competitor sends the 2019/2020 license, the update will be automatic when he/she renews the license for the 2020/2021 season. If a competitor doesn’t renew his/her license, he/she has to supply an original medical certificate or a copy, with a date subsequent to 30 november 2019 and stating that there is no medical contraindication to sport or running in competition.
To ensure good conditions for the race, registrations are limited to 8 000 marathon runners.
Up until 15th June 2020 the registration fee is 56€. From 16th June 2020 onwards, registration will be 64€.
Participants to the 30th Serge Vigot La Rochelle Marathon will have “B-Tag ChronoTrack” as timing system.
Race numbers will only be issued on presentation of the Race Entry Card (download middle of November on our website) at the Marathon Village (open from 3 to 8 pm on Friday November 27th and from 9 am to 8:30 pm on Saturday November 28th). A proof of identity will also be required. No number will be sent by post or issued on the Sunday morning.
An optional insurance premium of 7€ can be added to the registration fees to cover cancellation due to illness, injury or accident as well as the death of a spouse, parent or child. By Saturday 28th November 2020. Refund will be 56€ where a registration fee of 63€ including cancellation insurance has been paid and 64€ for a registration of 71€.
The race number has to be placed in front and is attributed to an individual and can not be transferred to any other person or to any other race as the 10 Km run or Companies Challenge. Anyone who gives his/her number to another person will be responsible in case of an accident of this person during the race.
All competitors expressly authorize the organizers of the Serge Vigot La Rochelle Marathon, as well as their sponsors, partners and press contacts, to use or keep any image either still or moving on which they might appear, taken during their participation in the Serge Vigot La Rochelle Marathon, for any purpose including promotional and publicity material, in any part of the world and for the longest period allowed by the law, by regulations, and by current treaties including any extensions which might be authorized to this time limit, pursuant to the law named « Informatique et Libertés » dated January 6, 1978.
The personal data collected on the registration form is necessary to organize the race. It might be kept or be used for sending information or prospecting (newsletter for instance).
Every competitor ackowledges having made acquainted with these rules and accepts every clause. We remind that every competitor should be responsible for his/her ability to participate to the race, even if a medical certificate have been given.
The organizers are not responsibles in case of theft or loss of personal effects which may happened during the week-end of the event, including in the cloakroom.
The organizers can change these rules at every moment if they will be forced to, due to safety reasons or decision of the authorities. If a new version of these rules is published, modifications come into effect as soon as the publication is online and apply to every competitor. The organizers advise competitors to look at these rules from time to time, and can not be held responsibles for any damage resulting from a misinterpretation or use of obsolete information.