Physical Marathon Terms and Conditions

Rules and regulations:

The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is organised in accordance with the rules and regulations of the World Athletics, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and Athletics Kenya (AK) and the provisions stipulated below.

All participants agree to abide by these rules and regulations and comply with all reasonable directions and decisions made by the officials and representatives of AK, World Athletics and AIMS.

1. Terms and conditions – Entry

  • The official entry form must be completed fully by each intending participant. Completion of the entry form and payment of the entry fee represents acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • Entry application will only be processed after receipt of full payment of the entry fee.
  • The Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon is organised in accordance with the rules and regulations of the AK, World Athletics and AIMS and all participants agree to abide by these rules and regulations and comply with all reasonable directions and decisions made by the officials and representatives of the World Athletics and AIMS.
  • Participants of 42km, 21km and 10km must be over 18years of age.
  • All participants must ensure that they are medically fit to participate in the race.
  • The organiser reserves the right to contact and interview applicants by phone for additional information required for matters relating to this event.
  • The organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete/ incorrect entry details.
  • In accordance with World Athletics requirements, all participants in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon are subject to performance enhancing substance control procedures.
  • The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to applicants who declare false information on their entry form, do not make the required payment, or who have been banned from competition under World Athletics/AK jurisdiction or who have taken banned substances or who do not meet the entry requirements as stated in the Rules and Regulations.
  • The organiser reserves the right to limit or refuse entries and to close entries before the closure deadline without notice particularly when a specific quota for a race is full.
  • Entries are not transferable to other persons or to future events.
  • There will be no fee refunded if the event is cancelled for whatever reason.
  • All participants are required to adhere to Covid-19 protocols implemented on race day. This may include but is not limited to mandatory testing, vaccination, and pre-event screening. Participants are encouraged to arrive at least an hour before their race start times to allow time for such activities. 

2. Terms and Conditions – Participation

  • Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organiser to ensure the participant’s safety, participants run at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage whether personal or otherwise, and however arising.
  • The organisers reserve the right to use the participants’ personal data, contact information, motion pictures, Recording or any other records obtained, collected or submitted for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon (“information”) for any legitimate purposes, including commercial advertising, re-marketing, marketing of other products offered by the organiser and those offered by Sponsors to the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon. Participants are informed to visit: https://www.nairobimarathon.com/privacy-policy/ for further details on the Data Privacy Statement.
  • Participants are required to wear an official marathon race number on the front of their singlet/ shirt.
  • Personal trainers, mentors or coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official marathon race number.
  • No un-official vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles are allowed on the course.
  • No pets are allowed on the course.
  • Race numbers and timing chips are not transferable to other participants.
  • No result or medal will be given to runners who start in the wrong start assigned to them by the organiser.
  • Participants must start the event at an officially sanctioned start time only.
  • Competitors are obliged to follow the instructions of Stewards, Race Officials or Kenya Traffic Police at all times.
  • Participants must start at the official start line and complete the full officially measured course.
  • A runner must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by any member of the official medical team identified by a reflective jacket with a cross.
  • Road closures will be lifted at the discretion of the Kenya Traffic Police. The Road opening signifies the end of the event. Any competitor still on the roads after this time is regarded by Kenya law as a pedestrian.

3. Wheelchair requirements

  • Wheelchairs are defined as a chair fitted with wheels for use as a means of transport by a person who is unable to walk, the wheels of which are directly propelled by push rims fitted directly to the main wheels
  • The wheelchair shall have two (2) large wheels and a maximum of two (2) small wheels. The small wheel/s must be at the front of the chair.
  • Wheels dimensions – The maximum diameter of the large wheels including the inflated tire shall not exceed 70cm. The maximum diameter of the small wheels including the inflated tire shall not exceed 50cm.
  • Only one plain, round, push-rim is allowed for each large wheel.
  • No mechanical gears or levers are allowed to propel the wheelchair
  • The use of fairings or similar devices specifically designed to improve the aerodynamic performance of the athlete in the wheelchair are not permitted.
  • Wheelchairs can be examined by the officials before or after the event.
  • It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that no part of their lower limbs can fall from their wheelchair to the ground during the event.
  • It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that their wheelchair conforms to the requirements stipulated above. No event shall be delayed while an athlete makes adjustments to their wheelchair.
  • If the Technical Officials believe that a wheelchair and/or the athlete using it represent a safety risk they shall be authorized to disqualify the athlete from an event.
  • Wheelchair participants agree to indemnify the Organiser and hold the Organiser indemnified and harmless for any injury and death caused to themselves or other persons and to all damage to properties caused by the improper use of the wheelchairs or the defective quality or condition of their wheelchair.
  • Wheelchair entries are limited to 100 persons. These entries are accepted on a first come first serve basis.
  • Wheelchairs must follow the measured Half Marathon route.
  • If a wheelchair fails to comply with the requirements, participants will not be allowed to start the race and his/her entries will be forfeited and his/her entry fee paid will not be refunded.

Conformity

It is the responsibility of the competitor to familiarise themselves with the event’s rules, the race formats, times and routes, and any directions as published in the ’Runners guide’, marathon website, or communicated to them in any other form.

Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification.

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