2022 Kaohsiung Fubon International Marathon Regulations

Supervisor

Ministry of Education Sports Administration, Chinese Taipei Athletics Association, and Kaohsiung City Government

Organizer

Sports Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government

Title Sponsor

Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Execution Unit

Rainbow Wings Integrated Marketing Co., Ltd.

Co- Organizers

Departments of Kaohsiung City Government, Kaohsiung Municipal Athletics Federation, Kaohsiung Road Running Group

Event Date & Time

  • Saturday, 29th October 2022, 15:30-18:30. (GMT+8), Costume Parade
  • Sunday, 30th October 2022, 04:00-12:30. (GMT+8) Marathon, Half Marathon & 10KM

Event Venue

Kaohsiung World Games Stadium (No. 100, Shiyun Boulevard, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City)

Race Categories

CategoryMarathonHalf Marathon
Racing Wheelchair
Wheelchair
10KM
Wheelchair
Costume Parade
Distance42.195 KM21.0975 KM10 KM3 KM
Entry FeeNT$1,300NT$1,100NT$900NT$400
Timing Chip DepositNT$100NT$100NT$100Not applicable
Total AmountNT$1,400NT$1,200NT$1,000NT$400
Returning the Timing ChipDeposit NT$100 can be retrieved when the timing chip is returned after competition.Not applicable
Time Limit6hr3hr 30mins1hr 50mins1hr
Maximum Number of Participants5,0007,0006,0008,000
Age Limit18 years old & above18 years old & above15 years old & aboveNo age limitation. In order to safe concern, children under 3 must be accompanied by parents or guardians. (Fee is needed for accompany.)
Gathering Time05:00-05:2505:00-05:3505:00-05:4516:00-17:00
Start Time05:3005:40
(Racing Wheelchair: 05:30)
05:5017:00
Finish Area Closing Time11:3009:1007:4018:00

Participation Gifts

  1. Race Packet
    ItemMarathonHalf Marathon10KM GroupCostume Parade
    Running TankT-Shirt
    Bib
    Timing Chip
    Pins
    Electronic Athlete’s Guide
  2. Finisher Souvenirs
    ItemMarathonHalf Marathon10KM GroupCostume Parade
    Finisher Medal
    TowelBath TowelBath TowelTowelHandkerchief
    Electronic CertificateCheck Results & Download Certificates Online
    Meal
    Mineral Water
※ Finishers who complete the race within the time limit can collect the finisher medal at the Finish Area. (Substitute runners and runners who violate the rules will not be given any medal.)

Race Entry

To enhance the level of the competition and welcome more international athletes to participate, elite athletes and wheelchair athletes are invited to race in the Kaohsiung Fubon International Marathon. Numbers of visually impaired runners, wheelchair athletes, foreign runners and elites are not limited.

  1. Elite Athletes
    1. To enhance the quality of the race, a special area at the front of the start zone is kept for the elites.
    2. To promote equality and equity in sports for the disabled, wheelchair athletes are invited by the organizer to race in Half Marathon. There will be a lead car for the racing wheelchair division.
    3. Qualification: those who had participated in any of the following races from 2019 to 2022.
      1. AIMS certified races
      2. World Athletics(WA) certified races – Elite Platinum Label、Elite Label、Label.
    4. Requirement
      GroupMarathon EliteHalf Marathon Elite
      GenderMaleFemaleMaleFemale
      RecordWithin 3h 30minWithin 4h 30minWithin 1h 30minWithin 1h 50min
    5. Registration: upload your record certificate during online registration and complete the payment transaction before the deadline. The organizers will announce the list of qualified elites on Facebook Fan Page. Any inquiry, please call 0972-436-006.
    6. Wheelchair division: please register online before the deadline. Information about the preliminary race will be announced in mid-July. If any questions, please contact Mr. Chang at NTNU Special Education Center (02) 7749-5620 (for wheelchair-related questions only)

  2. Individual Runners
    DateStatus
    1st July
    12:00
    Registration
    Opens
    1. Check-in by Race Packet Delivery
      1. Upload your COVID-19 Vaccination Record during online registration.
        • Registrants over 18 years old are required to receive the third dose.
        • Registrants aged 12-18 are required to receive the second dose.
        • Registrants under 11 years old are required to receive the first dose of vaccination.
      2. Registrants who have not received any vaccination or are not fully vaccinated should choose “On-Site Check-in” and provide proof of health document upon checking-in (Vaccination Record/ negative rapid antigen test / NHI Action Express | Health Passbook App or electronic vaccination record).
    2. On-Site Check-in
      1. Check-in Place: Kaohsiung World Games Stadium (No. 100, Shiyun Boulevard, Zuoying District, Kaohsiung City)
      2. Check-in Time:
        2022.10.28 (Fri.) 14:00-19:00
        2022.10.29 (Sat.) 10:00-16:00
      3. Please present your race number, ID card, and proof of health document (Vaccination Record of negative rapid antigen test) to complete the check-in process.
      4. Proxy check-ins: the proxy must present valid IDs of the athlete and the proxy, the race number, and proof of health of the athlete.
      5. Athlete / Proxies must check the race packs on-site.
    3. The organizers will follow the instructions from CDC in terms of COVID-19 Safety Protocol. Requirements of the vaccination and proof of health will be updated according to the latest policy.
    19th August
    23:59
    Registration
    Closes
    1. Registration will be closed as soon as the number of registrants has reached the quota.
    2. Failure to complete the payment transaction before the deadline will not be eligible to enter the race.
  3. Visually Impaired Division
    1. The congenital or acquired functional limitation of the eye or eyes or the vision system. The person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a normal level.
    2. Visually impaired runners who wish to participate in the race must register with a guide runner and upload a copy of the Disability Identification.
    3. Please evaluate your own ability and select the appropriate zone when completing online registration.
    4. Visually impaired runners must be accompanied during the entire race. Running alone on the course is prohibited and will be disqualified. Results will not be ranked.
    5. Timing chips must be properly placed on the visually impaired runners during the entire race. Exchanging the timing chips with guide runners is prohibited.
    6. Visually impaired runner and their guide runners will be given customized running vest. Please wear the running vest provided by the organizer on the race day. Fix the race bib in the front area of the chest.
    7. Visually impaired runners racing in Marathon must have 1-4 guide runners at maximum. Half marathon participants must have 1-2 guide runners at maximum. The guide runners must wait at the designated areas. Runners who fail to comply will be disqualified.
  4. Guide Runners
    1. Please register with the visually impaired runner. Fill in the personal information of the guide runner when completing online registration.
    2. The guide runners must wait at the designated areas. Runners who fail to comply will be disqualified. Results will not be ranked.
    3. Please wear the running vest provided by the organizer on the race day. Fix the race bib in the front area of the chest.
    4. The guide runner must use a rope to assist the visually impaired runner. The runner may receive verbal instruction or touching from the guide. The guide cannot pull the athlete, or propel the athlete forward by pushing.
    5. Guides may not use a bicycle, roller skates or other mechanical means of transport.
    6. Guide runners do not have to pay the entry fee, but must pay for the deposit of the timing chip. Guide runners will receive a running tank, race bib, a timing chip, finisher souvenirs and electronic finisher certificate.
    7. If the guide runner completes the entire race, he/ she will be ranked in the overall and age group. If there are more than one guide runner, the guide runners will receive their finisher certificates but will not be ranked.
  5. Racing Wheelchair / Wheelchair
    For more details, please contact customer services hotline:0972-436-006

Start Zones and Age Groups

  1. Start Zones
    Start Zone Marathon Start Zone Half Marathon
    Marathon EliteElite runners and Runners invited by the organizersHalf Marathon EliteElite runners and Runners invited by the organizers
    Zone AWithin 3 hoursZone EWithin 1 hour 35 minutes
    Zone BWithin 4 hoursZone FWithin 1 hour 50 minutes
    Zone CWithin 5 hoursZone GWithin 2 hours 30 minutes
    Zone DMore than 5 hoursZone HMore than 2 hours 30 minutes
    Racing Wheelchair10 minutes prior to the Elite Group
    ※ Please evaluate your own ability and select the appropriate zone when completing online registration.
  2. Age Groups
    1. Participants of Marathon will be divided into following 14 groups. Participants in the full marathon and half marathon must be at least 18 years of age (born prior to year 2004).
      GroupsMaleGroupsFemaleBirth Year
      Male AAged above 60Female AAged above 60Before 1962
      Male BAged 50~59Female BAged 50~591963-1972
      Male CAged 40~49Female CAged 40~491973-1982
      Male DAged 30~39Female DAged 30~391983-1992
      Male EAged 20~29Female EAged 20~291993-2002
      Male FAged 18~19Female FAged 18~192003-2004
      Visually Impaired MaleVisually Impaired FemaleBefore 2004
    2. Participants of Half Marathon will be divided into following 18 groups. Participants in the full marathon and half marathon must be at least 18 years of age (born prior to year 2004).
      GroupsMaleGroupsFemaleBirth Year
      Male AAged above 60Female AAged above 60Before 1962
      Male BAged 50~59Female BAged 50~591963-1972
      Male CAged 40~49Female CAged 40~491973-1982
      Male DAged 30~39Female DAged 30~391983-1992
      Male EAged 20~29Female EAged 20~291993-2002
      Male FAged 18~19Female FAged 18~192003-2004
      Visually Impaired MaleVisually Impaired FemaleBefore 2004
      Wheelchair MaleWheelchair FemaleBefore 2004
    3. Participants of the 10KM group will be divided into 6 groups: Male, Female, Visually Impaired Male, Visually Impaired Female, Wheelchair Male and Wheelchair Female. Participants in the 10KM group must be at least 15 years of age (born prior to year 2007).
    4. Participants of the 3KM Costume Parade will not be divided into groups. Children under 7 (born after 2015) must be accompanied by their parents or guardians.
    5. Please make sure to fill in correct date and year of birth when completing online registration to avoid any errors in grouping. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the registration of those who fail to provide correct information. No refund will be made.

Course Routes (The organizers reserve the right to adjust the routes.)

  1. Marathon
    START at Shihyun Blvd.>turn right at Zuonan Rd. – Cuihua Rd. (Cuihua, Zhonghua Viaduct)>turn right at Mingcheng 4th Rd.> turn left at Macadao Rd.>turn left at Hexi Rd.>turn right at Yuanjing Bridge>turn right at Tongmeng 3rd Rd.> Hedong Rd. > Haibin Rd. > turn right at Chenggong 2nd Rd. > turn left at Xinguang Rd. > turn right at Zonghua 5th road > turn right at Xinguang Rd. > turn left at Chenggong 2nd Rd. > Kaohsiung Export Processing Zone > turn left at Chenggong 2nd Rd. > turn left at Haibian Rd. > turn left at Wufu 4th Rd. > turn left at Gongyuan 2nd Rd. > turn left at Qixian 3rd Rd. > go straight on Penglai Rd. > turn right at Linhaixin Rd. > turn right at Gushan 1st Rd. > go straight on Gushan 2nd Rd. > turn right at Xinglong Rd. > turn left at Hexi 1st Rd. > turn left at Housheng Rd. > turn right at Gushan 3rd Rd. > turn left at Taoziyuan Rd. > turn right at Xianfeng Rd. > turn right at Jieshou Rd. > turn left at Zuoying Avenue > turn left at Bohou St. > turn right at Haiping Rd. > turn right at Junxiao Rd. > turn right at Kaohisung World Games Stadium. (FINISH)
  2. Half Marathon
    START at Shihyun Blvd.>turn right at Zuonan Rd. – Cuihua Rd. (Cuihua, Zhonghua Viaduct)>turn right at Mingcheng 4th Rd.>turn left at Macadao Rd. >turn left at Hexi 1st Rd.>turn right at Yuanjing Bridge>turn right at Tongmeng 3rd Rd. > turn right at Jianguo 3rd Rd. (Turning Point ) > turn right at Hexi 1st Rd. > turn left at Housheng Rd. > turn right at Gushan 3rd Rd. > turn left at Taoziyuan Rd. > turn right at Xianfeng Rd. > turn right at Jieshou Rd. > turn left at Zuoyin Avenue > turn left at Bohou St. > turn right at Haiping Rd. > turn left at Haifu Rd. > turn right at Haigong Rd. > turn left at Junxiao Rd. > turn right at Kaohsiung World Games Stadium. (FINISH)
  3. 10 KM group
    START at Shihyun Blvd.> turn right at Zuonan Rd.>go straight on Cuihua Rd. > turn right at Cuifeng Rd. > turn right at Chengfeng Rd. > turn left at Shengli Rd. > turn right at Xinzhuangzai Rd. > turn left at Huantn Rd. > turn right at Mingtan Rd. > turn left at Cuiming Rd. > turn left at Haigong E. Rd. > go straight on Haigong Rd.>turn right at Junxiao Rd.>Kaohsiung World Games Stadium. (FINISH)
  4. Costume Parade
    START at Shihyun Blvd. > turn right at Zuonan Rd. > turn right at Zuoyin Avenue > turn right at Haigong Rd. > trun right at Junxiao Rd. > turn right at Shihyun Blvd. > turn left at Kaohsiung World Games Stadium. (FINISH)

Registration Information

  1. Registration opens on 1st July 2022 at 12:00 (GMT8+) and closes on 19th August 2022 at 23:59 (GMT+8). The registration system will be closed once the number of registrants has reached the quota.
  2. Online registration only. (Other means of registration are not accepted).
    1. No group registration.
    2. Payment transaction must be made within 3 days after completing online registration. Participants are responsible for confirming if the registration is successful by checking the status online.
  3. Important notice:
    1. Please provide correct personal information in details for registration. False reports are not allowed. If learned of any before the race, participant would be disqualified. No refund will be made. If a false report was discovered after the race, race results and rewards (including medals, certificates, prizes, and gifts etc.) would be canceled and taken back. No objections will be accepted. The vacant rankings and rewards would be filled in in order.
    2. Participants who fail to complete the payment transaction will be removed from the registration system. No objections accepted. Each participant can only register for one race category on the same day.
    3. Please take your own ability and physical condition into account and register for an appropriate category. Once you have completed the registration process, further changes to registration information such as name, ID no. and gender will NOT be accepted under any circumstances. The qualification is NOT transferrable. Participants who wish to change to another race category must request for a refund before re-starting a new registration under the circumstance that there are slots available in the desired race category.
    4. All personal information, including gender, are collected by the organizers based on Identification Card (or passport) provided.
    5. Participants can edit partial information on the registration system before completing the payment transaction; it will not be possible to demand a change in name, race category, and size of clothes once the transaction is completed. The registration information cannot be altered once the registration process and payment transaction are done.
    6. Size Chart
      1. Running Tank (Male) error of ±1~3cm
        Size (cm)2XSXSSMLXL2XL3XL
        Chest38.140.743.245.748.350.853.355.6
        Length58.460.963.56668.671.173.776.2
      2. Running Tank (Female) error of ±1~3cm
        Size (cm)2XSXSSMLXL2XL3XL
        Chest3335.638.140.643.245.748.250.8
        Length53.355.958.66163.56668.571.1
      3. T-Shirt for Costume Parade error of ±1~3cm
        Size (cm)3XS2XSXSSMLXL2XL3XL
        Chest 40.643.245.748.350.853.355.958.461
        Length60.963.56668.671.173.774.976.276.2
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      T恤測量方式
    7. Payment Methods
      1. Payment on 7-11 i-bon machine (Registrants will be required to pay NT$30 service fees per transaction under NT$20,000.)
        1. Upon completing online registration, you will obtain an i-bon payment code (serial number). Please pay the entry fees within 3 days at an i-bon machine at a 7-11 convenience store.
        2. Click “ 代碼輸入 (enter serial number)” on the upper left corner of the main page.
        3. Enter CCAT number then click “下一步 (next)”.
        4. Enter your payment code (serial number). (For example, ‘000000123456’, 12 numbers in total).
        5. Select and confirm your payment information. Press the red button to print out the receipt.
        6. Pay at 7-11 counter with your receipt within 3 hours after printing it out.
      2. Payment on FamilyMart FamiPort machine (Registrants will be required to pay NT$30 service fees per transaction under NT$20,000.)
        1. Upon completing online registration, you will obtain an FamiPort payment code (serial number). Please pay the entry fees within 3 days at a FamiPort machine at a FamilyMart convenience store.
        2. Click “ 繳費 (Make payment)” on the upper right corner of the main page.
        3. Click “會員儲值繳費” → then click “伊貝特報名網 bao-ming”
        4. Enter your payment code (serial number). (For example, ‘HH000000123456’, 14 numbers in total).
        5. Confirm your payment information.
        6. Pay at FamilyMart counter with your receipt within 3 hours after printing it out.
      3. Payment on Hi-Life Life-ET machine (Registrants will be required to pay NT$30 service fees per transaction under NT$20,000.)
        1. Upon completing online registration, you will obtain an Life-ET payment code (serial number). Please pay the entry fees within 3 days at Life-ET machine at a Hi-Life convenience store.
        2. Click “ 繳費代收 (Make payment)” on the upper left corner of the main page.
        3. Click “網路交易” → then click “伊貝特報名網 bao-ming” Read and agree to the term.
        4. Enter your payment code (serial number). (For example, ‘HH000000123456’, 14 numbers in total).
        5. Confirm your payment information and print the receipt.
        6. Pay at Hi-Life counter with your receipt within 3 hours after printing it out.
      4. Credit Card payment (VISA / MasterCard / JCB payment available)
        1. Enter and check your credit card information and send out.
        2. The website system page will be redirected to the page of your bank to enroll 3-D verification.
        3. Please wait until the verification and the authorization of your information are done.
        4. Return to the registration page, “registration completed” will be shown.
        5. Your payment will be titled with “伊貝特 bao-ming.com” on your bill.
      5. Entry fees must be paid within 3 days after completing online registration. Applicants who fail to pay the entry fee as aforesaid will be deemed to have withdrawn their application.
      6. Payment status can be viewed on the website. Once the registration process is completed, registration details submitted by applicants cannot be amended under any circumstances.
    8. Race Packet Collection
      1. Race Packet
        ItemsMarathonHalf Marathon10KM GroupCostume Parade
        Running Tank
        Bib & Pins
        Timing Chip
      2. Check-in & Self-pickup
        1. Location: Kaohsiung World Games Stadium (No. 100, Shihyun Blvd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City)
        2. Date and Time:
          • Friday, 28th October 2022, 14:00-17:00
          • Saturday, 29th October 2022, 10:00-16:00
        3. Items required:
          • Your registration number (sent via SMS from the registration system)
          • Identification document
          • Proof of health document (Vaccination Record or negative rapid antigen test).
        4. The proxy must present valid IDs of the athlete and the proxy, race number and proof of health of the athlete. Participants / Proxies must check the race packets on-site and sign to confirm all items have been collected.
        5. All participants must complete the check-in process during designated time. Participants who fail to do so will result in disqualification and will not be allowed to enter the racing courses. Referees have the right to expel participants who have no athlete bib from completing the event.
        6. If you were unable to check in and take part for the race and would like to retrieve your race package, please contact the execution unit by dialing 0972-436-006 before 11th November, 2022. Race packets will be sent by cash on delivery.
      3. Delivery of Race Packet
        1. Upload your COVID-19 Vaccination Record during online registration.
          • Registrants over 18 years old are required to receive the third dose.
          • Registrants aged 12-17 are required to receive the second dose.
          • Registrants under 11 years old are required to receive the first dose of vaccination.
          • Registrants who have not received any vaccination or are not fully vaccinated should choose “On-Site Check-in” and provide proof of health document upon checking-in (Vaccination Record/ negative rapid antigen test / NHI Action Express | Health Passbook App or electronic vaccination record).
        2. Delivery fee must be paid along with the entry fee.
          Taiwan Main IslandOutlying Islands
          Delivery FeeNT$120NT$240
        3. Race packets will be delivered two weeks prior to the event. (The actual delivery date will be announced on Facebook Fan Page and the official website.)
        4. In order to avoid affecting the progress of the competition, please compelet pick-up of packet (or check-in) in the service time provided by the organizer and no waiting when overtime.v. Participants must fill in the correct information including the receiver, address (P.O. box address is not allowed), and contact number in case the package cannot be delivered.
        5. Receiving the race package means check-in completion.
        6. Overseas participants should select the on-site check-in option.

Timing System

  1. Timing chips will be provided for all participants of Marathon, Half marathon, and 10KM group. Please securely attach the timing chip to your shoe. Do not place the timing chip in a bag, it may cause function failure to the timing chip.
  2. Please take care of your racing bib and your timing chip. If lost, they will not be re-issued. Those who do not wear their racing bibs will be disqualified from the competition. Runners without timing chips are eligible for the race but will not be timed.
  3. Please read the instruction manual beforehand or ask for assistance from the officials and volunteers at the race site. Improper usage will result in no record. The organizers do not hold responsibilities for such incidents.
  4. As per the World Athletics (WA) regulations (Article 19.24.5), gun times shall be used to for calculating the race times as well as for the placing results. Finishers can check their race results on the electronic certificates.
  5. Exchanging chips, wearing another runner’s chip or wearing more than one chip are prohibited. Any such violation will disqualify you from the race.
  6. There are check points throughout the race course. Please be sure to step on the timing mats. Missing records at the start line, finish line, or any check points will result in disqualification. Certificates will not be issued.
  7. Marathon and Half marathon participants shall start the race by their race numbers. (Elite runners shall start before the general runner group for both Marathon and Half marathon.) Please take your own ability into account at the start and throughout the course. Give way to faster runners.
  8. The organizers have the right to forfeit or discard any results in which participants have not crossed the starting line within 10 minutes after the starting time of each race division.
  9. Please return the timing chip after the competition and get back the deposit of NT$100. If you are not able to return the chip on the day of the event or unable to participate in competition after completing registration process, please return the chip at Rainbow Wings Integrated Marketing Co., Ltd. (1F, No.35, Ziqiang Rd., Zhonghe District, New Taipei City) to apply for deposit refund before 11th November 2022. Deposit cannot be refunded after the deadline.

Reward methods

The rewards of this competition are divided into “Overall ranking”, “National ranking”, and “Age group ranking”.Every cash prizes can only select one to receive. “Visually impaired group and wheelchair group” will be awarded with cash prizes and trophies.

  1. Prizes for overall ranking: cash prizes (currency: NTD) and trophies will be awarded to overall ranking of males and females. The admission quotas are explained as follows:
    MarathonHalf Marathon10 KM Group
    Overall RankingTop 10 Male / Female FinishersTop 10 Male / Female FinishersTop 5 Male / Female Finishers
    National RankingTop 3 Male / Female Finishers
    • If the number of participants of each group is less than 10, awards will be given to the top three finishers.

    Prize Breakdowns:
    (Prize in NT$)
    Overall Ranking place
    MarathonHalf Marathon10 KM Group
    MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
    Winners of
    all
    nationalities
    1st300,000300,00030,00030,00010,00010,000
    2nd125,000125,00015,00015,0008,0008,000
    3rd100,000100,00010,00010,0007,0007,000
    4th70,00070,0008,0008,0006,0006,000
    5th60,00060,0007,0007,0005,0005,000
    6th50,00050,0006,0006,000
    7th40,00040,0005,0005,000
    8th25,00025,0004,0004,000
    9th20,00020,0003,0003,000
    10th10,00010,0002,0002,000
  2. If Taiwanese runners are qualified for both overall and national ranking, their racing records will be used in only one rank table for cash prize. The trophy and ranking will be reserved.
    Marathon
    RankMaleFemale
    National Ranking1st 100,000 100,000
    2nd 50,000 50,000
    3rd 20,000 20,000
  3. Age Group Ranking

    Overall and national winners will not be ranked in age groups.

    No. of
    Participants in
    each group
    Number
    of
    Winners
    Prize
    Marathon
    &
    Half Marathon
    Less than 50 runners3Each winner
    will be rewarded
    with a trophy.
    51-100 runners4
    101-200 runners6
    More than 201 runners8
  4. Visually Impaired & Wheelchair
    MarathonHalf Marathon10KM
    MaleFemaleMaleFemaleMaleFemale
    Visually
    Impaired
    Top Finisher
    NT$5,000 + Trophy
    Top Finisher
    NT$3,000 + Trophy
    Top Finisher
    NT$1,000 + Trophy
    2nd – 6th finishers will be rewarded a trophy
    Racing WheelchairTop Finisher
    NT$3,000 + Trophy
    2nd – 6th
    finishers will
    be rewarded a trophy
    WheelchairTop Finisher
    NT$3,000 + Trophy
    Top Finisher
    NT$1,000 + Trophy
    2nd – 6th finishers will
    be rewarded a trophy
    2nd – 6th finishers will
    be rewarded a trophy
    • If the number of participants of each group is less than 10, awards will be given to the top three finishers.
  5. Note:
    1. If the amount of cash awarded is more than NT$19,999, then 10% tax will be deducted for winners who are citizens of Taiwan; 20% tax will be deducted for non-citizen winners
    2. Please bring a photocopy of ID or passport/ residence certificate to claim the prizes.
    3. The cash prize will be wire transferred to the preferred bank account provided by the winner after the result of the doping test is confirmed.
    4. Please bring your race bib and your ID with you when claiming your prize. No proxy allowed. All prize winners shall pick up and claim their prizes prior to the closing time of 12:00 pm on the day of the race event or else their prizes will be regarded as forfeited.
    5. Doping test:
      Participants are obliged to accept the doping test. Prize money will then be transferred if result is proven negative. Any violation of the anti-doping rules may result in disqualification and loss of results achieved during the event. Once the disqualified participant’s hearing is completed, the ranking and the issuing of prize money will be re-adjusted. Those who refuse to accept the test or use drugs in violation of the regulations will be cancelled in addition to the relevant provisions of the sports prohibition control measures. For related information, please refer to the announcement on the website of the CTAA at https://www.athletics.org.tw/.
  6. Halloween Styling Competition Qualification and Awards

    All runners who register for Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 KM group, and Costume Parade can sign up for the Creative Styling Competition.

    1. On-Site Signup: Runners who desire to participate in the competition should sign up at the designated place after finishing the race. Fill in the form (race number, name, ID number, address and mobile number) to complete the registration.
    2. Selection Term:
      The award-winning list will be announced after given marks by the selection committee.

      Creative Styling Competition of Costume Parade on 29th October: Elements of Halloween 40%, Creativity 30%, Overall Style Design 30%
      GroupsGroups
      (minimum 5 members)
      Costume Parade
      Selection PlaceSelection Area at Finish Area (by the Arch)
      Selection Time17:10 – 18:00
      Number of Winners33
      Awards1st Place: NT$10,000
      2nd: NT$5,000
      3rd: NT$3,000
      1st Place: NT$5,000
      2nd: NT$3,000
      3rd: NT$2,000
      Winner Announcement Time18:10
      Award Giving Time18:20
      Award CeremonyStage at the Start Area
      Please claim your prize from the Award Team
      before 12:00 on the day of race or will be regarded as forfeited.

      Halloween styling: Elements of Halloween 40%, Creativity 30%, Overall Style Design 30%
      ※ The award-winning list will be announced after given marks by the selection committee.
      GroupsMarathonHalf marathon10 KMCostume Parade
      Selection PlaceSelection Area at Finish Area (by the Arch)
      Selection Time07:50-11:3006:50-09:1006:20-07:4017:10-18:00
      Number of Winners3333
      Awards1st Place: NT$5,000
      2nd: NT$3,000
      3rd: NT$2,000
      Winner Announcement Time11:4009:2007:5018:10
      Award Giving Time11:5509:3508:0518:20
      Award CeremonyMain Stag

Penalties

Runners who commit the following violations listed below will be disqualified from the competition.

  1. Not fixing the racing bib number in the front area of the chest.
  2. Dispute with referees or not complying referees’ instructions.
  3. Using bicycles, strollers, roller skates, skateboards, or any other rolling devices on the race course. Bringing a pet (dog or cat) on the race course.
  4. Receiving food, drinks or sponges not provided by the organizers/ from another party (i.e., from spectators)
  5. Accidentally took other runners’ drinks during the course of the race.
  6. Timing chips must be installed to the shoe. Do not use metal materials for attachment. Runners without timing records at any of the check points will be disqualified and will not be given the finisher certificate.

Runners who commit the following violations listed below will be disqualified from the competition plus be banned from participating in Kaohsiung Marathon.

  1. Receiving assistance from another person or party during the competition i.e. taking vehicles, shouldering etc.
  2. Using false ID information during registration or race in the wrong race category.
  3. Violating the spirit of the sportsmanship (causing a disturbance or insulting officials and staff, etc.)
  4. Using a substitute or non-registered runner to run for you, or wear two or more timing ships during the race competition. The names of the runner and the substitute will be announced on the official website.

Disputes and Appealing

  1. Dispute: During the competition, runners may not dispute with referees. Runners cannot appeal for decisions based on athletic rules.
  2. Appealing: any dispute concerning the competition should be brought to the organizers’ attention within ten minutes after the race results are announced. A deposit of NT$3,000 must be submitted when making an appeal. If the judges of the review committee concludes that the dispute is not justified, the NT$3,000 deposit shall not be returned.

Important Notes

Please read through the following information.

  1. Bag Check for Personal Belongings
    1. Costume Parade
      29th October 2022 (Saturday) 15:30-18:30
      1. Drop Off: 15:30-17:00, 29th October 2022.
      2. Storage Hours: 15:00-18:30, 29th October 2022.
      3. Bag Check Out: 17:30-18:30, 29th October 2022.
    2. Marathon, Half marathon & 10KM
      30th October 2022 (Sunday) 04:00-12:00
      1. Drop Off: 04:00-05:50, 30th October 2022.
      2. Storage Hours: 04:00-12:00, 30th October 2022.
      3. Bag Check Out: 06:30-12:00, 30th October 2022.
    3. Participants must pack their personal belongings in a storage bag and drop off at the Bag Check Area. Show the staff your race bib to retrieve your storage bag after the race.
    4. The staff will use two stickers: one on the race bib of the participant, the other one on the storage bag.
    5. Please do not keep any electronic devices, valuables, fragile items, fresh food, long umbrellas or hazardous items on the storage bag. The event organizers shall not be liable for the loss of any personal items.
    6. Please have your storage bag packed and ready before dropping off to avoid long queues.
  2. Safety Concerns
    1. The organizers will take into consideration all factors such as typhoons, other possible natural disasters (AQI reaches above 200) or any force majeure to ensure the safety of all participants. If the organizers has made the decision to cancel, postpone the event, make changes to the event venue or race courses due to safety reasons, participants do not have the right to protest such a decision. Registrants will be entitled to a 30% refund of the entry fee.
    2. The staff will give out face masks at the Finish Area. Please evaluate your physical condition and put on a face mask as soon as possible after finishing the race.
    3. Please bring your ID card/ passport/ residence certificate with you.
    4. Please evaluate your own health conditions and ability before registering. Choose the race category which you are capable of finishing within time limit and be responsible for your safety.
    5. Participants must be in good health to take part in the competition. Do not participate in the race if you have health concerns, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes etc. The organizers do not hold responsibility for participants who conceal such conditions and any incidents led by it.
    6. The referees, medical personnel or the traffic control officers have the right to stop participants from continuing the course depending on the participants’ physical conditions or the road safety.
    7. Please beware of traffic throughout the race courses.
    8. If the air quality index (AQI) reaches 151-200 and reaches the red standard of AQHI, the organizers will take necessary measures.
    9. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to force majeure such as typhoons and other possible natural disasters (AQI reaches above 200) to ensure the safety of all participants.
  3. Aid Stations
    1. Water station arrangement: Refreshments prepared by participants are placed on the first table. Water and refreshments prepared by the organizers are placed on other tables.
    2. Marathon and Half marathon elite runners who prepare their own drinks shall hand in the drinks to the referee unit by 5:00 on 30th of October 2022. Please ensure the personal refreshments are clearly marked with your race number. The water stations you wish the personal refreshments to be distributed should also be clearly indicated.
    3. The race courses and the settings of aid stations have been approved. Runners without race bibs are prohibited from entering the race course and the aid stations.
  4. Cut-off Times

    For safety concerns, check points will be closed at announced cut off times. Runners who fail to pass the check point before the cut off time must withdraw from the race and take the shuttle bus to return to the main venue.

    Check Points15K20K25K30K35KFinish
    Cut Off Time08:1008:5509:4010:2011:0511:50
  5. Doping Test
    1. Participants are obliged to accept the doping test. Prize money will be transferred if result is proven negative. Any violation of the anti-doping rules may result in disqualification and loss of results achieved during the event. Once the disqualified participant’s hearing is completed, the ranking and the issuing of prize money will be re-adjusted.
    2. Those who refuse to accept the test or use drugs in violation of the regulations will be cancelled in addition to the relevant provisions of the sports prohibition control measures. For related information, please refer to the announcement on the website of the CTAA at https://www.athletics.org.tw.
  6. The organizers reserve the right to publish or broadcast any video, photographs or other types of materials recorded at this event for the purpose of reporting and promoting its activities.

Refund Policy

  1. >
    Application TimePhase 1
    (Before Registration Closes, by 29th August, 2022)
    Phase 2
    (Before the race packets are delivered, 2022/08/30 – 10/03)
    Phase 3
    (After the race packets are delivered, after 2022/10/04)
    RefundHandling fee (NT$100) will not be refunded; the remainder of entry fee and timing chip deposit will be refunded60% of the entry fee and timing chip deposit will be refundedNo refund will be made.Unless under special circumstances, a 50% of entry fee and timing chip deposit shall be refunded.
    AmountMarathonNT$1,300 per registrantNT$880 per registrantNT$750 per registrant
    Half MarathonNT$1,100 per registrantNT$760 per registrantNT$650 per registrant
    10KM GroupNT$900 per registrantNT$640 per registrantNT$550 per registrant
    Costume ParadeNT$300 per registrantNT$240 per registrantNT$200 per registrant
    Notes
    • Race packets will not be delivered.
    • Additional purchases during registration will be refunded. Delivery will also be cancelled.
    • Race packets will not be delivered.
    • Additional purchases during registration will be delivered, NOT refunded.
    • All items have been in production and the costs should be covered by ALL who have registered.
    • Only applicants due to following issues will be eligible to request a refund providing relevant documents: natural disasters or unexpected accidents, traffic interruption, military service, service recall, or muster-call, injured, sickness, or pregnancy, the participant is attending his or her own engagement or wedding party or funeral of an immediate family)
    • Additional purchases during registration will be delivered, NOT refunded.
    Refund Process TimeOn the 5th and 20th of every month.On 30th November 2022.On 30th November 2022.
    Timing chips must be sent back by 11th November, 2022. (According to the date of the postmark)
  2. Refund procedure
    1. Applicants who apply for a refund before 2022.08.29, please apply for a refund at https://bao-ming.com/eb/service#contact. Or call the customer service: 02-2951-6969. The refund will proceed on the 5th and 20th of every month. Please note that a total of NT$100 handling fee is required for a refund.
    2. Applicants who apply for refund after 2022.8.30 must fill in and submit the request form: https://forms.gle/dR2estwjZ5Qd9BoNA
      Once the information is confirmed, the refund will be transferred to the account you provided on 30th November 2022. The applicant will not be eligible to compete for the race.
  3. Cancellation or deferrals due to force majeure
    1. Registrants can choose to refund or defer the registration:
      Event CancelledRequest for a refund30% of the entry fee & timing chip deposit will be refunded.
      Race packets will be delivered (delivery fee will not be refunded).
      Event PostponedRequest for a refundApplication for a refund must be submitted within 14 days of announcement. Late application will not be accepted.
      Not requesting for a refundAttend the race according to the postponement date.
    2. If the event is canceled (or postponed) due to force majeure, the organizers will make a formal announcement regarding refund procedure, application dates and other measures on the official website and Facebook Fan Page. Application will not be accepted if not following the announced schedule and policies.
    3. Additional purchases made during the registration are customized items and will not be refunded once the payment transaction is done.

Invoice

  1. Registrants will receive electronic invoices.
  2. Triplicate uniform invoice will be sent via email 35 days after the event.
  3. Duplicate uniform invoice will be sent via email 35 days after the event. Taiwan’s receipt lottery winner will be notified via email within 10 days after the announcement of Taiwan’s receipt lottery.
  4. If a triplicate uniform invoice is required for business entities, please select and fill in the title and the tax ID number of the company when completing online registration.
  5. The information and the form of the invoice cannot be altered once the registration is completed.

Insurance

  1. Participants shall take their own ability and health conditions into account.
  2. This event follows the Large Gathering Security Management Act regulated by the Ministry of the Interior, R.O.C. This event provides runners with public accident insurance (all terms and details of the insurance are as detailed in the contract with the insurance company), the coverage range includes the inside of the competition venue, and includes runners, and staff.
  3. Public Accident Insurance
    1. Public Accident Insurance Coverage: When the insured is legally liable to provide indemnification for third-party bodily injury, death, or third-party property damage caused by any of the following accidents during the policy period and in connection therewith receives a claim, insurance company is liable to the insured for indemnification:
      1. The insured has specified having accidents on the course route during the race on the insurance policy.
      2. Accidents caused by buildings, pathways, machines or other objects on the course route.
    2. The Public Accident Insurance does not indemnify against any of the following types of liability:
      1. Injuries caused by personal diseases.
      2. Illness caused by cardiovascular diseases or personal health issues, such as heart attack, shock, diabetes, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, high altitude illness, epilepsy, or dehydration etc. The organizers provide necessary emergency medical care on the day of event. The insurance compensation is not liable to illness caused by pre-existing medical conditions or personal health issues. Only injuries caused by accidents are liable for public liability insurance compensation.
      3. Participants who have health issues or relevant medical history mentioned below are at high risk of sudden cardiac death. We do not provide health examinations. The participant is strongly advised to consult a doctor before taking any exercises.
        Chest pain, breathing difficulty, and dizziness for no reason; sudden loss of consciousness; hypertension (> 140/90 mmHg); heart diseases; renal disorder; diabetes; hyperglycemia (total cholesterol > 240mg/Dl); family history of heart disease (one of your immediate family members has had a heart attack, a stroke, or was diagnosed with heart disease before the age of 60); epilepsy; COVID-19 etc.
    3. Insured Amount
      1. The insurance covers each physical injury for NTD 6 million, and 180 million for physical injuries of each unforeseen event or circumstances.
      2. The insurance covers NTD 2 million for property damage of each unforeseen event or circumstances.
      3. The insurance insured a highest amount of compensation of over NTD 364million (a total amount including physical injuries and property damage)

Disclaimer

The event organizers will assist runners that experience bodily harm or loss of property during the course of the competition in receiving insurance compensation, unless the competitor has already obtained compensation from another claim or is not eligible for compensation for any reasons as specified in the insurance contract. In these circumstances, the competitor may not file for damages or request compensation from the event organizers in any way.

Personal Information Protection

Before proceeding the registration procedure, please be sure to read and understand the event rules and regulations. By completing the registration process, you agree to authorize the organizers to use your personal information such as name, date of birth, age, ID number, address, photos and contact number etc. for event-related activities.

  1. The organizers have the copyright for all the photo images, video images and the race results of the 2022 Kaohsiung Fubon International Marathon. The organizers reserve the right to publish or broadcast any video, photographs or other types of materials recorded at this event for the purpose of reporting and promoting its activities.
  2. All results and event information will be imported to the database of athletes’ records and will be published on the official website and sponsors’ websites.
  3. I hereby agree that the collection, processing and use of personal data including videos and photos taken during the event shall be carried out in a way that respects the data subject’s rights and interests, and shall not exceed the necessary scope of specific purposes.
  4. I hereby waive all claim of copyright of the videos and photos taken during this event.
  5. Participants who wish to request for their photos during the race will have to contact cooperatives.
  6. If participants do not agree with the information above, please do not register for the race.
  7. All race participants upon registration for the race accept and understand all the articles and regulations in this document.
  8. As part of the global effort in conserving the resources of our natural environment, you are welcome to bring your own water bottle.
  9. The organizers will provide electronic event guide to the participants. Please check and download on the official website or Facebook Fan Page.

The organizers reserve the right to modify the rules and regulations. Any further announcements or revisions to these regulations will be announced by the event organizers.

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