Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon
Sunday May 20, 2017
START: 5:30 P.M.
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 to your T-shirt and be visible on your chest. Safety-pins will be included in the envelope containing your start number.
Chips are disposable!
Public Transport, Car Parks
the start of all races is on the nábřeží Osvobození, in the city center, easily accessible by foot. Public transport (on the race day, your starting number is your ticket for the public transports from 12pm to 12am) or see more at flyingstone.info/dopravakv
Technical Area (map no. 2)
Located on nábřeží Osvobození. There are toilets, changing rooms, bag deposit, massages, showers, taping and after the race medal engraving. Entry only with a start number of Half Marathon, Relay or 2Run.
Open from 4:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Hand over your belongings to a volunteer 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 race official sack which you received in Expo.
How to get to the Start and your Corridor (map no. 2)
Corridors are open from 5:00 p.m. Your corridor is according to “group” on your start number. Entrance to the corridors from technical area. Entrance only for runners.
Are clearly visible according to times: 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:30. The pacemakers will be standing in the appropriate corridors according to times.
Will be located at the 4,8; 10,6; 15,3 km marks and at the finish on both sides. MATTONI WATER / GATORADE ISOTONIC DRINK / FRUITS.
Refreshing / Sponge Points
Will be located at the 7.5, 12.5, 17,5 km marks.
MATTONI WATER AND WATER SPONGES.
Are placed at every refreshment point, changeover point, technical area, at the start and finish.
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 medical points marked with banners and flags of Ibalgin, 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.
You will be notified about your finish photos by email within 3 days after the race.
INFORMATION FOR RELAY TEAMS & 2RUN
The relay race and the race 2Run start at the same time as the runners in the main race, i.e. at 5:30 pm.
The start is on the nábřeží Osvobození.
The relay baton = a chip which measures your time and which individual relay members hand over to one another at the change-over points. The first relay member mustn’t forget to take this baton along with him/her to the start line. NO RELAY BATON = NO TIME!
1st Member of the Relay Team
A special corridor towards the front of the line-up area on the nábřeží Osvobození, indicated with the letter “D”
2nd – 4th Members of the Relay Team
Line up in the prepared corridor at the appropriate changeover points
Changeover Points (map no. 1)
1st changeover 5. Km – near the cross-road of the streets Slovenská and U Imperialu;
2nd changeover 10. Km – at the street Západní near the KV Arena;
3rd changeover 15. Km – near the cross-road of the streets Západní and Plynárenská. The changeover points are indicated on the map of the course in the previous section.
Changeover point for 2Run
1 changeover 10. Km – at the street Západní near the KV Arena.
Changeover (map no. 3)
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
On foot or by bus. From the 5th km there is a transfer by autotrain, which departs at 5 pm from the TRŽNICE station (str. Varšavská), waits at the changeover points and comes back with runners ca 6:15 pm. Two buses go from the 10th and 15 km from the TRŽNICE station. The first bust comes back at 6:45 pm, the second one at 7:30 pm.
The 3 most important rules that you must follow:
1) Team members are not allowed to swap start numbers.
2) Under no circumstances is it 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 mustn’t forget to bring along the relay baton which is made using a chip.
NO RELAY BATON = NO TIME!
Please follow the instructions of the organizers and volunteers! Thank you.