Info for runners
Start – 3 pm
It is strictly forbidden to use roller-skates, bicycles or other means of transport, to go on the course with a child’s pram, run with dogs or carry children. Participation in the race is at participants’ own risk. Time limit is 3 hours from start. The limit time is listed for each kilometer in the map of the race. All runners behind this time must leave the course and finish their participation in the race for safety reasons.
Chip and Timekeeping
Timekeeping will be tracked through chips, which will be attached to the back of the start number, and which must not be removed at any time during the race.
Remember – NO CHIP = NO TIME!
Your start number must be fixed visibly on your chest. Safety-pins will be included in the envelope containing your start number. Chips are disposable! You don’t need to return them.
BEFORE THE RACE DAY
Pick up your start number / bib in the Running Expo. Check the opening times!
The start for all of the races is on the Mírové Square in the city center, and therefore easily accessible by foot. There will be traffic restrictions on the race day. Your start number is your ticket for public transport on race day (from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.).
Technical Area (map no. 2)
Placed in Atrium of Municipality between Lidické and Mírové Square. Entry only with a bib. Open from 1:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. There are toilets, changing rooms, bag deposit, massages (Emspoma by Jutta), taping, showers and after the race medal engraving.
Belongings to volunteers standing at the appropriate box corresponding to the last two digits of your bib number. Maximum accepted size of bags 25×35×50 cm. We recommend to use the official race sack which you got in the Expo.
Start area (map no. 2)
The starting gate is on the Mírové Square. Only runners with their start numbers will be allowed access to the corridors.
How to get to the Start and your Corridor (map no. 2)
Corridors are open from 2:30 p.m. Your corridor is according to your “group” on your start number. Entrance to the corridors from technical area. Entrance is only for runners.
Are clearly visible according to times: 1:30; 1:40; 1:50; 2:00; 2:10; 2:30.
Will be located at the 4.8 – 10.1 – 15.1 km marks and at the finish. MATTONI WATER / GATORADE ISOTONIC DRINK / FRUITS from KAUFLAND. You will receive Mattoni water in the finish.
Refreshing / Sponge Points
Will be located at the 7 – 12.5 – 18.1 km mark and at the finish. MATTONI WATER AND WATER SPONGES
Are placed at every refreshment point, technical area, at the start and finish and at changeover points.
Will be available at the start, the finish, technical area and along the course. If you need to call an ambulance, ask a volunteer or call the emergency services on number 155 and tell them your starting number. If you are not feeling well or have recently been ill it’s best to not take part in the race. There will be more than 15 marked medical points, 4 mobile teams with AED and ambulance points along the course.
On the back of your number fill in all important information about your state of health for the case of medical assistance.
INFORMATION FOR RELAY TEAMS & 2RUN
The Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon – relay race and the race 2Run start at the same time as the runners in the main race, i.e. at 3 pm. The start is on the Mírové Square.
The relay baton = team belt which individual relay members hand over to one another at the change-over points. The first relay member finds this belt in his/her envelope and mustn’t forget to take this belt along with him/her to the start line. It's not necessary to return this belt in the finish.
1st Member of the Relay Team
There will be a special corridor towards the front of the line-up area, indicated with the letter on your start number. Corridors are open from 2:30 p.m.
2nd – 4th Members of the Relay Team
The corridor is located before the carpet (which records your time) in the direction of the race.
Changeover Points (map no. 1)
1st changeover (5 km) – street U Nádraží, at the bus stop Hlavní nádraží; 2nd changeover (10 km) – crossroads Tovární street and Na Luhách street; 3rd changeover (15 km) – Děčínská street at the bus stop Loděnice.
Changeover point for 2Run
10 km – crossroads Tovární street and Na Luhách street.
Changeover (map no. 5)
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE GRAPHICAL ILLUSTRATION OF THE CHANGEOVERS!
Wait for your team-mate (A) in the corridor at the changeover in front of the carpet that measures your time. As soon as you (B) see your team-mate, run together towards the carpet. BOTH OF YOU (A+B) MUST RUN OVER THE TIMEKEEPING CARPET AT THE SAME TIME. This carpet is laid on the ground and is black. The incoming runner (A) finishes in the area beyond the carpet, you continue on to the next changeover or to the finish line.
Transport to the Changeover Points
to 1st and 2nd changeover – Individually or by foot.
to 2nd changeover (10 km) and 3rd changeover (15 km) a bus will come right opposite to the Expo exit at 2:15 p.m. The bus departure time is 2:35 p.m. The bus will stay on the change-overs and after the last runner runs out from each change-over, it will take runners back to the city center.
The 3 Most Important Rules that you must follow
1) Team members are not allowed to swap start numbers.
2) Under no circumstances it is allowed to change the order of the runners on the individual legs. You must run in the order that your names are listed on the application form.
3) The first relay member must not forget to bring along the relay baton which is made using a team belt.
NO RELAY BATON = NO TIME!
Please follow the instructions of the organizers and volunteers! Thank you.