The Xanthi Runners Club and the Diomedes Xanthis Athletic Club in collaboration with the Municipality of Xanthi, the Municipality of Avdira, the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and the 4th Army Corps announce the 5th Democritus Half-Marathon and at the same time the 5,000m City race and the 1,000m Children’s race.

 

The race will be conducted according to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Name:Democritus Half-Marathon.
  2. Date:Sunday 25th November 2018
  3. Route distance:21,097.5 meters (according to the AIMS certification)
  4. Location:Xanthi, Greece
  5. Starting Time:10:30 Half Marathon, 10:35 5000m City Race, 13:00 1000m Children’s Race.
  6. Start and Finish:Central Square of Xanthi.
  7. Route Description:
  • Half marathon: It will follow a circular path.More specifically: Central Square, V. Konstantinos str., V. Sofias str., Evrou str., Katsonis str., provincial road Xanthi-Iasmos, Kimmeria, Pigadia, provincial road Komotini-Xanthi, Xanthi Ring Road, provincial road Kavala – Xanthi, 28th October str., Central Square. Throughout the race there will be traffic arrangements as well as medical services by the Department of Samaritan, Rescuers and Lifeguards of the Regional Department of the Red Cross of Xanthi.
  • 5000m City race:It will follow a circular path. More specifically: Central Square, V. Konstantinos str., V. Sofias str., Stratou Avenue, Lefkipou str., Dramas str., 28th October str,, Central Square.
  • 1000m Children’s race:It will follow a circular path. More specifically: Central Square, Michael Karaoli str., Kougioumtzoglou str., Brokoumi str., 28th October str., Central Square.

 

The route map is available at http://www.democritushalfmarathon.gr

  1. Awards: The medals will be awarded at 13:30.
  2. Participation right:
  • Half-marathon:Half-marathon is an open popular race and only athletes over 18 years old are allowed to participate (born in 2000 and older).
  • 5000m City race:The 5,000m City Race is an open popular race and athletes regardless their age are allowed to participate.
  • 1000m Children’s race:Only students of primary school or children of a similar age are allowed to participate. A prerequisite for students to be accompanied by their parent or another adult before and after the finish of the race.
  1. Awards, Prizes:
  • Half-marathon:Winners are proclaimed the first three (3) men and the first three women in the overall ranking.

– Cups will be awarded to the first place winners.
– Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.
– All athletes who will finish the race will receive a certificate of participation (online) and a participation medal of the race.
-Award for the largest team.

In this year’s event, there will be an award for the largest participation by the Athletic Clubs – Runners Clubs. The results will be announced according to the participants’ lists on the website of the event for both the Half Marathon and the 5 km race. The registration deadline is on Friday, November 16th, 2018. Athletes who will join a club or team on the race day will not be included in the results for the largest team.

-The first three winners of the overall ranking of men and women will not be eligible to participate at the awards for each age category.

Categories
General category
Male Female
<= 29 <= 29
30-39 30-39
40-49 40-49
50-59 50+
60-69
70+

 

  • 5000m City Race:Winners are proclaimed the first three (3) men and the first three women in the overall ranking.

– Cups will be awarded to the first place winners.
– Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners
– There will be a category for athletes below the age of 18 (born in 2000 and later) in which the first male athlete and the first female athlete will be awarded.

 

  • 1000m Children’s race:Winners are proclaimed the first three (3) boys and the first three girls of the overall ranking.

– Cups will be awarded to the first place winners.
– Medals and certificates will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners- All athletes who will finish the race will receive a participation medal of the race.

 

  1. Record time for the race

Half-marathon: The winner of the male category and the winner of the female category will receive a prize of 200 euro and 100 euro respectively as long as they achieve a finish time under the record time of the race.

  1. Registrations:
  • Half Marathon and 5000m City Race:You can register online at: http://www.democritushalfmarathon.gr until Friday November 16th, 2018 .Athletes as well as clubs can register individually or as a group using the corresponding online form. Individual registrations are also available on the day of the race, for two (2) hours before the beginning of the race at the start line, at the race registration point.

Runners who complete their registration until the aforementioned date will have the option to have their name written below their bib number. For organizational reasons, the registrations on the day of the race will not be over fifty (50) and there won’t be any T-shirt availability.

  • 1000m Children’s race:Children can be registered at the Central Square, in a specific area in front of the Town Hall entrance. The race registration point will be open to runners on Saturday 24-11-2018 from 10:00 to 19:00 and on Sunday 25-11-2018 from 10:30 to 11:30. Upon registration, runners will receive their bib number which must be placed on the chest area of the T-shirt during the race. A child’s registration is accepted only after the parent or guardian signs the consent form of the student-athlete participation. Otherwise, the participation will not be accepted.
  1. Participation fee:
  Basic package Full package
Half marathon 8 12
City Match 5000m. 5 8
Children’s race 1000m. Free Free

 

  • Basic package
Half marathon 1. Athlete’s bib number

2. Timing chip

3. Participation engraved medal

4. Certificate of participation (online)

5. Water, isotonic drinks, snacks and souvenirs

5000m City Race 1. Athlete’s bib number

2. Timing chip

3. Participation engraved medal

4. Certificate of participation (online)

5. Water, isotonic drinks, snacks and souvenirs

 

  • Full package
Half marathon 1. Athlete’s bib number

2. Timing chip

3. Participation engraved medal

4. Participant technical T-shirt

5. Certificate of participation (online)

6. Water, isotonic drinks, snacks and souvenirs.

5000m City Race 1. Athlete’s bib number

2. Timing chip

3. Participation engraved medal

4. Participant T-shirt

5. Certificate of participation (online)

6. Water, isotonic drinks, snacks and souvenirs.

 

  1. Payment methods:You can pay your participation fee in the two following ways:
  2. Online by credit or debit card via a secure payment system of Piraeus Bank.
  3. Online with the secure PayPalpayment system.
  4. Medical services:Health care providers, volunteer doctors as well as the Samaritan Volunteer Corps of the Hellenic Red Cross of the Regional Department of Xanthi offer their valuable help on health issues throughout the race.

The organizers have no responsibility for what happens during the race on HEALTH issues due to a lack of preventive medical check-ups. It is recommended that the participants have recently undergone a medical check.

Organizers will not be required to receive medical certificates for any athletes, since all athletes participate on their own sole responsibility and minors on the responsibility of their guardians.

  1. Runners pickup:

A support car with volunteers will follow the last runners to pick up athletes who quit the race Those who do not need medical assistance, but they quit, can wait in the water stations until the support car picks them up and returns them to the finish.

  1. Water Stations:
  • Half-marathon:Along the route there will be water stations in the 5th, 10th, 15th, 18th km and at the finish.
  • 5000m City race:There will be a water station at the 3th km and at the finish.

 

CAUTION: Runners are advised to leave the bottles and glasses on the right side of the road for easy collection and further recycling.

  1. Kilometre indications:There will be indications per kilometer along the route.
  2. Finishing Time Limit:
  • Half-marathon:Participants will have to complete the race within 2.5 hours of the start time. After this time limit, there won’t be any traffic arrangements and water supplies will close.
  • 5000m City race:There is no time limit for finishing.
  1. Electronic timing and results:Electronic timing will be performed by a timing company. At the 10th km (for the Half-Marathon), there will be a timing mat for the intermediate tracking of the runners. All runners must wear the timing chip that they will receive with their bib number from the race pack pickup center.
    Caution: Your time will not be registered and will not be included in the results if you do not wear the timing chip and you do not pass over the timing mat.
  2. Race pack pickup center:At the Central square of Xanthi, at a specially designed area in front of the entrance of the Town Hall. The pickup centre will be open to runners on Saturday 24-11-2018 from 10:00 to 19:00 and on Sunday 25-11-2018 from 08:30 to 09:30.
  3. Personal Belongings:

Participants can leave – pickup their personal belongings at the starting point. Athletes are also requested not to bring valuable items into their bags. The organization has no responsibility for any loss of items.

  1. Information:http://www.democritushalfmarathon.gr
  2. Contact:

e-mail: xanthirunners@gmail.com

Contact telephone numbers:

Giannis Pyrgelis 6978556999
Leonidas Xanthopoulos 6974955817
Akis Ghorogias 6934252929
Konstantinos Triantafyllou 6937097627 (financial issues)

The race is conducted with the support of EAS SEGAS Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and under the auspices of SEGAS and EO.S.L.M.M.A.

The race complies to the regulations of the official IAAF races.

The Organizing Committee of the Race

 

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