Competition rules

“RUN FOR HOPE–2019”

Terms and conditions
Nr. 19/20/02/1

 

  1. OBJECTIVES OF “RUN FOR HOPE– 2019”:
  • Solidarity with people suffering from cancer;
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyle within and outside the city of Klaipeda;
  • Invitation to the people of good will to support the St. Francis Oncology Center in Klaipeda, which is dedicated to inspire hope for cancer patients and their families.

Due to the support the center services for oncology patients and their families are free of charge.

 

  1. THE FOUNDER AND SPONSORS OF “RUN FOR HOPE– 2019”: 

Founder: Brother Benediktas Sigitas Jurčys. Patrons: Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Bishop Ordinar Kęstutis Kėvalas, Order of Friars Minor of St Francis of Assisi Monastery in Klaipeda of St Casimir province in Lithuania, Administration of Klaipeda City Municipality.

 

  1. DATE AND TIME OF “RUN FOR HOPE– 2019”: 

On the 20th of May 2018 from 09:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

  1. START AND FINISH LOCATIONS IN KLAIPEDA:

 

  1. 195 km- marathon Klaipeda. Start on the 19th of May 2019 at 9 a.m.

Start and Finish  location - H.Manto str. 1, Klaipeda (Atgimimo square) – 8 laps.

  1. 21.098 km– half marathon Klaipeda. Start on the 19td of May 2019 at 9 a.m. together with marathon runners.

Start and Finish location - H.Manto str. 1, Klaipeda (Atgimimo square) – 4 laps.

  1. 8x8 Relay race running – marathon Klaipeda. Start on the 19td of May 2019 at 9 a.m. 

Start and Finish  location - H.Manto str. 1, Klaipeda (Atgimimo square) – 8 laps.

  1. 10 km LR championship - Start on the 19th of May, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Start and Finish  location - H.Manto str. 1, Klaipeda (Atgimimo square) – 2 laps.

 

  1. 2,9 km– family race in Klaipeda. Start on the 19th of May 2019 at 4 p.m.

Start and finish location - H.Manto str. 1, Klaipeda (Atgimimo square) – 1 lap.

  1. 0.75 km – disabled race. Start on the 19th of May 2019 at 1 p.m.

Start and finish location - H.Manto str. 1, Klaipeda (Atgimimo square) – 1 lap.

  1. 0.4 km – sprint race for children in age groups in Klaipeda. Start on the 19th of May 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Danes str., next to Atgimimo square.

 * Organizers advise all the participants to individually choose the racing distance based upon personal evaluation of one’s physical readiness.

  1. RACE TIME LIMITS*
    1. 42.195 km – 5.5 h (330 min)
    2. 21.098 km – 3 h (180 min)
    3. 10 km – 1.5 h (90 min)
    4. 5.4 km – 45 min
    5. 2.9 km – 30 min
    6. 750 m – 40 min

* Organizers advise all the participants to take these time limits into consideration when choosing the race distance as “Run for hope- 2019” is a one day event which finishes at 4 p.m. That is the official finishing time of the competition. The time measuring equipment will be turned off. City police will be re-opening the streets for the motorized traffic. The organizers of the event will no longer be taking responsibility for participants’ safety.

 

  1. RACE START TIME AND AGE GROUPS

 

There are two different start locations where the participants will be starting racing at different times. In addition, all the participants will be divided into age groups. The winners will be announced separately based on their age group and chosen distance.

 

42.195 km 9 a.m.

This race is for adult professional athletes and experienced running enthusiasts (over 18 years of age only)

•    Adults, over 18 years old (M >18, W >18), except citizens of Russian Federation, who are suspended by IAAF and EAA;

21.098 km – 9 a.m.

This race is for professional athletes and experienced running enthusiasts

•    Adults, over 16 years old (M >16, W >16), except citizens of Russian Federation, who are suspended by IAAF and EAA;

8x8 Relay race running – 9 a.m.

•    8 runners run 8 laps (1lap – 5 km);

•    The team can also consist of men and women; 

•    Adults, over 16 years old (M >16, W >16), except citizens of Russian Federation, who are suspended by IAAF and EAA;

10 km LR championship – 2 p.m.

This race is for professional athletes and experienced running enthusiasts

•    Adults, over 16 years old (M >16, W >16), except citizens of Russian Federation, who are suspended by IAAF and EAA;

5.4 km – 3 p.m.

This race is recommended for:

•    Everybody who is physically fit to finish the course

2.9 km – 4 p.m.

This race is recommended for:

•    Everybody who is physically fit to finish the course

0.75 km – 1 p.m.

This race is recommended for:

•    People with disabilities, seniors, families with young children

•    Everybody who is physically fit to finish the course;

0.4 km - 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This race is recommended for:

•     Children, born in 2015 and 2016 and younger (M3-4, W3-4);

•     Children, born in 2013 and 2014 and younger (M5-6, W5-6);

•     Children, born in 2011 and 2012 and younger (M7-8, W 7-8)

 

  1. PARTICIPATION AWARDS:

7.1. 42.195 km distance runners will be awarded with:

All the participants in this race will receive:

-       original Nike t-shirt,

-       commemorative medal,

-       a special discount card from Nike and Sportland,

-       “Run for hope– 2018” participation certificate,

-       participant's number with time-measuring chip,

-       muscle relaxing massage after finish,

-       every 2.5 km freshening points with water and fruits,

-       sponge with water for recovery,

-       fruits and water pack at the finish,

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

The winners of top 6 places in every age group will be awarded with participation medals as well as sponsors’ goody bags in the categories of men (M) and women (W).

Monetary awards will be granted for top 3 participants crossing the finish line in the categories of men (M) and women (W) despite of their age group.

3rd place winner will receive 100 euro;

2nd place winner will receive 200 euro;

1st place winner will receive 300 euro;

 

 7.2. 21.098 km distance runners will be awarded with:

All the participants in this race will receive:

-       First 200 registered runners will get original Nike t-shirts,

-       commemorative medal,

-       a special discount card from Nike and Sportland,

-       “Run for hope-2018” participation certificate,

-       participant's number with time-measuring chip,

-       muscle relaxing massage after finish,

-       every 2.5 km freshening points with water and fruits,

-       sponge with water for recovery,

-       fruits and water pack at the finish,

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

The winners of top 3 places in every age group will be awarded with participation medals as well as sponsors’ goody bags in the categories of men (M) and women (W).

Monetary awards will be granted for top 3 participants crossing the finish line in the categories of men (M) and women (W) despite of their age group.

3rd place winner will receive 75 euro;

2nd place winner will receive 150 euro;

1st place winner will receive 200 euro;

 

7.3. 8x8 Relay race running runners will be awarded with:

-       First 10 registered teams will get original Nike t-shirts,

-       commemorative medal,

-       a special discount card from Nike and Sportland,

-       “Run for hope-2018” participation certificate,

-       participant's number with time-measuring chip,

-       every 2.5 km freshening points with water and fruits,

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

 

7.4. 10 km distance runners will be awarded with:

All the participants in this race will receive:

-       First 850 registered runners will get commemorative medals,

-       a special goody bag from Nike and Sportland,

-       “Run for hope-2019” participation certificate.

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

The winners of top 3 places in every age group will be awarded with participation medals as well as sponsors’ goody bags in the categories of men (M) and women (W).

Monetary awards will be granted for top 3 participants crossing the finish line in the categories of men (M) and women (W) despite of their age group.

3rd place winner will receive 50 euro;

2nd place winner will receive 100 euro;

1st place winner will receive 150 euro;

 

7.5. 5.4 km distance runners will be awarded with:

All the participants in this race will receive:

-       First 750 registered runners will get commemorative medals,

-       a special goody bag from Nike and Sportland

-       “Run for hope-2019” participation certificate.

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

The winners of top 3 places in every age group will be awarded with participation medals as well as sponsors’ goody bags in the categories of men (M) and women (W) / boys (B) and girls (G).

 

7.6. 2.9 km distance runners will be awarded with:

-       First 600 registered runners will get commemorative medals,

-       a special goody bag from Nike and Sportland;

-       “Run for hope-2019” participation certificate;

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

The winners of top 3 places in every age group will be awarded with participation medals in the categories of men (M) and women (W).

 

7.7. 0.75 km/Children’s Run for hope distance runners will be awarded with:

All the participants in this race will receive:

-       First 400 registered runners will get commemorative medals,

-       a special goody bag from Nike and Sportland;

-       “Run for hope-2019” participation certificate;

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

The winners of top 3 places in every age group will be awarded with participation medals in the categories of men (M) and women (W).

 

7.8. 0.4 km distance runners will be awarded with:

All the participants in this race will receive:

-       First 100 registered runners will get commemorative medals,

-       a special goody bag from Nike and Sportland;

-       “Run for hope-2019” participation certificate;

-       10 percent Accommodation discount at the Franciscan guest house, Savanorių street 4, Klaipeda. Room reservation: info@pranciskonunamai.lt, phone number +37060799088.

 7.9. School class team runners will be awarded with:

School class team has to participate as a team at 3km, 5km, 10km distance. All the participants in this race will receive:

-       First registered runners till the 9th of May will get commemorative medals,

-       a special goody bag from Nike and Sportland;

-       “Run for hope-2019” participation certificate;

- Special prize - Nike sports shoes for winner class students (who have won the biggest number of team). Conditions:1. A class of students in grades 1 to 12 consisting of students in one class;2. The class gathers its team. The team participants can be parents, brothers, sisters, friends, etc.3. A team with its name, slogan;4. Classroom students who have collected a team of Hope Runners (the team list is available until May 9, 2019 inclusive, at viltiesbegimas@gmail.com).5. Class students must register and run 3 km, 5 km, 10 km distances.6. Other members of the team can run the selected 0.750 km, 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, 21.098 km, 42.195 km distances.7. Submit a motivational team photo related to running until May 17th, 2019. email: viltiesbegimas@gmail.com The organizers will place the photo on the Run for Hope facebook page, where "Like" clicks will be collected until May 25th.8. The winning team must meet the criteria set out in points 1-6.9. Having the same number of team members will win the team that will collect the most "Like" of your team's photo clicks on the Run for Hope facebook page.10. The winner team will be announced by the 1st of June in 2019 at the latest.

 

7.10. There will be special nominations and awards, announced on the day of the event. Event organizers keep the right to change the number and grounds of nominations and awards.

7.11. All the award ceremonies will be held at “Run for hope – 2019” finish line (Atgimimo square, H. Manto str. 31) on the main stage of the event.

  1. OTHER CONDITIONS OF THE COMPETITION

8.1 Everyone who have registered following the rules established in this document and paid the registration fee, are allowed to participate in “Run for hope – 2019”.

8.2 All participants confirm that they are partaking in the event free willingly, after having evaluated all the possible risks connected to the run (including health risks) and that the participants commit not to express any claims about it for the organizers during or after the event.

8.3 Every participant must wear a number that is attached to their t-shirt in an orderly manner. The number must be in front (on the chest) and visible.

8.4 During the competition participants and the people who support them are not allowed to use any type of transportation e.g. bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and any other means of transportation with wheels. Participants who violate this rule will be disqualified.

8.5 During the competition the participants are not allowed to have any personal escort. Participants who violate this rule will be disqualified.

  • During the event participants are allowed to run with pets only in 5.4 km, 2.9 km, 0.75 km distances. Pet owners must take full responsibility for the safety of their pets as well as other participants. Pet owners must ensure their pets do not disturb other participants. In 42.195 km, 21.098 km, 10 km distances and 8x8 relay race running pets are not allowed.
  • The race of all the distances in “Run for hope – 2019” will start with a special signal performed by one of the race officials. The time count will start at exactly the same time.
  • Every participant of 42.195 km, 21.098 km, and 10 km, 5km, 3km, 8x8 relay race must start their race at the designated start area and step on the time control line at the start and finish of the race in order to have their time measured. The time of the participants, who do not step on the time control line and/or do not have their racing number clearly visible on the front of their shirt, will not be taken and it will not be entered into the result protocol.
  • Every participant of 0.4 km, and 0.75 km races must start their race at the designated start area and cross the line under the arch marking the finish line. They must also have their racing number clearly visible on the front of their shirt. The results of the runners, who will fail to cross the finish line and/or will not have their racing number clearly visible on the front of their shirt, will not be entered into the result protocol. In such cases the runners will lose the right to be awarded in their age groups.
  • After having finished the run, the participants must leave start/finish zone through special provided exits. After the finish it is strictly forbidden to cross the time control line, otherwise the results will be void.

8.11 There will be refreshment stations alongside the running track and at the finish line where the water will be given out to the participants.

  • At the start and finish areas of 42.195 km, 21.098 km, 10 km, 5.4 km, 2.9 km, and 0.75 km, there will be bio toilets available for the participants.
  • 42.195 km, 21.098 km, 10 km races can be all participants except citizens of Russian Federation, who are suspended by IAAF and EAA.
  • Event organizers keep the right to change or adjust the terms and conditions of “Run for hope – 2019” without special notice.

 

  1. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

9.1 REGISTRATION TIME AND DATE:

9.1.1. The application form for “Run for hope – 2019” is available online at www.viltiesbegimas.lt. Application deadline is 6p.m. on the 18th of May 2019. In order to successfully complete the registration procedure, all the applicants need to fill in the application form and make a contribution payment through the online banking system (the link to the online banking system will be provided at the last stage of the registration).

9.1.2. There will be a registration desk open at Klaipeda Atgimimo square (H.Manto str/Naujojo Sodo. Str., Klaipeda) between the 16th and 18th of May 2019, where application forms will be available. Contribution payments will be accepted in cash only (card payments will not be accepted). Race packs will be available for the participants who have had successfully pre-registered.

Registration desk opening hours:

  • 15th – 17th of May 2019 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • 18th of May 2019 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

9.1.3. The race packs for 10 km, 5.4 km, 2.9 km distance runners will not be available on the day of the race (the 19th of May 2019). The participants of the above mentioned races must collect their race packs at the registration desk prior to “Run for hope – 2019” following the terms and conditions stated in 9.1.2.

9.1.4. On the day of the event (the 19th of May 2019) there will be registration desks open at the designated start areas where the runners will be able to register for certain races as well as collect their race packs. Contribution payments will be accepted in cash only (card payments will not be accepted). The desks will be open as follows:

  • 42.195 km and 21.098 km –– H. Manto str. 1, Atgimimo square 8:45 a.m. The desk will be open for race pack collection only. The runners must register for these races prior to event.
  • 10 km – H. Manto str. 1, Atgimimo square. The runners must register for these races prior to event. Start at 1:45 p.m.
  • 5.4 km –H. Manto str. 1, Atgimimo square, between 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • 2.9 km –H. Manto str. 1, Atgimimo square, between 1:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • 0.750 m –H. Manto str. 1, Atgimimo square, between 10:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

 

9.2 PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS:

9.2.1 Participants are allowed to register only under their own name. It is forbidden to pass one’s number to someone else.

9.2.2 There is no age limit.

9.2.3 Youth aged 16 and under must confirm during the registration that their parents, guardians or trainers gave them permission to enter the race and/or they will be under parental, guardian or trainer’s control during the whole event. Listed persons take full responsibility for the safety and security of youth aged 16 and under.

9.2.4 5 euro distance change fee will be applied, if a registered participant wants to change distance from longer to shorter. If a registered participant wants to change distance from shorter to longer, the fee of the amount of the difference between entrance fees that are valid on the day of change plus 5 euro distance change fee will be applied. The deadline for changing distances is 6p.m. on the 17th of May 2019.

9.2.5 5 euro participant information change fee will be applied, if a registered participant wants to change participant information on the registry list.

9.2.6 When retrieving the race pack, a participant must show their ID/passport. If one requires retrieving the race pack for someone else, a copy of participant’s ID/passport must be provided.

9.2.7 Upon registration, the participants confirm and understand that the participation is connected to a great test of human physical abilities, and they also confirm that they had examined their health and they are following the requirements of the medical examination provided by the legislation of the Republic of Lithuania, and that they will provide state of health certificate upon a request of organizers or other persons. In the event of allegations of inappropriate health condition, or by the organizers’ request, the participant is required to suspend their participation in the event and consult a doctor.

  • Participant agrees and upon registration automatically confirms that the organizers are not responsible and will not reimburse the damage done to the participant's health or life. The total risk and responsibility for the participant's health problems, injuries and accidents resulting from the participation in the event goes to the participant.
  • Contribution/registration payment is non refundable.

9.2.10 Every registered participant automatically agrees that the event organizers might use the pictures taken during the event for marketing purposes freely and without individual consent.

  

9.3 CONTRIBUTION TO REGISTRATION:

9.3.1 Registering before 6 p.m. on the 18th of May 2019

Distance (km)

Contribution (Euro)

   

42,195 km

25

21,098 km

20

8x8 (42 km) race relay

40

10 km

10

5 km

5

3 km

5

0,75 km

5

 

9.3.2 Registering on the 20th of May2018

Distance (km)

Contribution (Euro)

42.195

No registration

21.098

No registration

10

No registration

5.4

10

2.9

7

   

0.75

5

“Children’s Run for hope”

2

 

9.3.3 Contribution for accessories and merchandise with “Run for hope” logo

Accessory

Contribution (Euro)

Run for hopeT-shirt

5

Children’s Run for hope T-shirt

5

9.3.4 In case of participants willing to make a contribution of larger amount of money, they will be able to do so by choosing the amount of their preference.

All of the donations will go directly to the St. Francis Oncology Center in Klaipeda. Due to the support the center services for oncology patients and their families are free of charge.

 

We invite you to follow the rule: 
Wear a certain color T-shirt based on the distance that you’re running!

  • 42.195 km and 21.098 km– White;
  • 10 km – Red;
  • 5.4 km – Blue;
  • 2.9 km and 0.75 km – White.

 

9.4 “RUN FOR HOPE– 2019” ORGANIZERS AND PROMOTERS:

9.4.1. Organizers: St Francis of Assisi Monastery in Klaipeda and Administration of Klaipeda City Municipality, St. Francis Oncology Center.

9.4.2. Executors: Klaipeda‘s Athletics School, Klaipeda city Physical Education and Recreation Center, Klaipeda city running club “Marathon”, volunteers of St. Francis Oncology Center.

 

9.5. ADDITIONAL DONATIONS FOR “RUN FOR HOPE– 2019 CAN BE MADE VIA:

  • Bank payment to VšĮ “Šv. Pranciškaus onkologijos centras” Savanorių g. 4, Klaipėda LT92291, Im./k 300502187, AB DNB bankas LT684010041800332253 SWIFT: AGBL LT2X
  • Website: aukok.lt
  • PAYPAL online payment platform on paypal.com to the email address akerpyte@gmail.com
  • Donation of 2% of personal income tax by filling in the income declaration form at the Tax Office before the 1st of May 2018.