HC Andersen Marathon

Rules

Statement

In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive and release any and all right, claims and causes of action I have or may have against the HCA Marathon and its affiliates, their agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns, the organiser, City of Odense and any and all sponsor, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in the race and any pre- and postrace activities.

Invitation and Visa

Certain foreign participants must have visa to enter Denmark to run the HCA Marathon in Odense and it takes time to get visa for Denmark
 
Citizens from the following countries must have a visa to enter Denmark. See list here.
 

* Citizens with diplomatic and service passports are exempt from the visa requirement.
** Holders of a "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" passport, a "Região Administrativa Especial de Macau" passport or a "British National Overseas" passport are exempt from the visa requirement.
*** Citizens with diplomatic, special and service passports are exempt from the visa requirement.
**** Citizens with diplomatic passports are exempt from the visa requirement.

 

In order to get visa to Denmark for participating in the marathon, the procedure is as follows:

1. The runner's organisation must ask in writing for an invitation from HCA Marathon

2. HCA Marathon sends an invitation to the runner and a copy to the nearest Danish authority in the runner’s country.

HCA Marathon can hereafter NOT be of anymore service with regard to the visa application.

3. The runner must apply for visa to Denmark using among other things the invitation as documentation.
4. The runner must contact the Danish authorities for answer.

 

Unfortunately,

HCA Marathon is NOT informed if a visa application is denied!

HCA Marathon has NO influence on Danish authorities with regard to the approval/denial of a visa application!


Rules applicable to exercise organized by HCA Marathon

You participate at your own risk. By signing the registration or accepting on registration online, you declare yourself healthy and agree that the organizer cannot be held responsible for any damages you incur or yourself in connection with the race. The starting number must be worn visibly on the chest. The starting number must not be changed or bent. Violation of this will result in immediate expulsion. The start number may only be transferred to another person via www.sportstiming.dk or by contacting the secretariat. It is not allowed to have cycling companions on the route. Violation of this will result in immediate expulsion. If a participant is prevented from quitting or in case of force majeure, the participant has no claim for repayment of the starting fee.

 

Accept

With my registration I accept that my participation in the race takes place on my own responsibility and that the organizer and Odense Municipality cannot be held responsible for any kind.

I accept with my registration that I am healthy and in physical form for participation in the race.

With my registration, I accept that photos, film recordings, interviews, advertisements and the like. can be used freely.

With my registration I accept that my data is correct.

With my registration, I accept that HCA Marathon must send me mails with information about the race and news about other races. These emails can be canceled at any time.

 

Especially for Marathon and ½ Marathon

HCA Marathon is implemented in accordance with IAAF rules.

The route is measured by DAF-IAAF and approved by A.I.M.S.

Everyone who is correctly registered and completes the course within the time frame receives a medal as well as a diploma with intermediate times, end time and placement.

The car traffic is closed on the route again after the time frame expires.

If a participant is prevented from participating, the start number can be transferred to next year by contacting the secretariat. This can be done until 14 days before the race day.

 

Especially for Marathon

Participants must be at least 18 years of age or 18 years of age in the calendar year of the race.

The classification differs by 5 years, starting with the classes M / K 18-19 years, then M / K 20-24 years, M / K 25-29 years etc. until the classes M / K 70 years and older.

Max. The maturity of the marathon is 6 hours. For the marathon runners, the time limit means that the ½ marathon distance must be passed within 2 hours and 45 minutes. If this time is not observed, the runner is taken out of the race.

Max time is marked by two cyclists at the back of the field, wearing red vests.

Exceptions to the age limit may be granted in special cases. Should you need this, please contact the secretariat.

 

Especially for ½ Marathon

Participants must be at least 15 years of age or 15 years in the calendar year of the race.

The classification differs by 5-year intervals, starting with the classes K / M Under 18 years, K / M 18-19 years, then K / M 20-24 years, K / M 25-29 years etc. until the class K / M 70 years and the elderly.

Exceptions to the age limit may be granted in special cases. Should you need this, please contact the secretariat.

 

Especially for the MiniMarathon

Classification: groups M / K 5 - 9 years, M / K 10 - 13 years and M / K 14 - 17 years

One parent has to run with pr. child in the youngest group if the child does not want to run alone.

 

Especially for students at Marathon and ½ Marathon

Students with a valid student card on the race day can participate in HCA Marathon and ½ Marathon and get a student discount. Students must be able to present a valid student card by picking up the starting number of the sports fair in the days leading up to the race. If this cannot be presented, the student discount must be refunded in the number delivery in order for the start number to be handed out. A registration with a student discount cannot be changed, transferred or transferred to subsequent years. A normal registration cannot subsequently be changed to a registration with a student discount.

 

Invitation and visa

Some foreign participants must have a visa for Denmark to run the HCA Marathon in Odense, and it takes time to get a visa to Denmark.

Read more here. (link)

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