2021 HEALTH PROTOCOL & EVENT STAGING RULES &REGULATIONS

In the context of rescheduling the event of Athens Authentic Marathon 2021, the BoD and the Organizing Committee of 2021 Athens Half Marathon (HMA)- Athens Marathon. The Authentic (AMA) of SEGAS, determined that the event of Athens Authentic Marathon will be held on 13 & 14 November 2021.

This Health Protocol was drafted based on the health protocol of the event of Athens Half Marathon, which is posted and valid on the General Secretariat of Sports (GGA) website (Protocol for Off-Stadium Races - ATHENS HALF MARATHON 2021) and includes all the rules and procedures that will be followed during the conduct of the event in accordance  with the instructions of the National Organization of Public Health (EODY) and GGA. This Protocol shall be regularly reviewed in consultation with the appropriate medical scientific staff and partners of SEGAS, in accordance with the indications by the relevant Health Committee of Ministry of Sports and always based on the epidemiologic data at the time.    

 

REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION RULES

The right to register and participate in the 2021 Athens Marathon event, have the runners who will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 and runners with proof of recovery from COVID-19, up to 15 days before receiving their participation kit from the Registration Center.


DETAILS OF THE ORGANIZATION - NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

The event of 2021 Athens Marathon. The Authentic, co-organized by the Attica Region, the Municipality of Athens and the Hellenic Olympic Committee, includes the following road races:

  • Saturday 13 November 2021
  • 10km Road Race
  • Sunday 14 November 2021
  • Authentic Marathon Race (42.195m)
  • 5km Road Race

The right to participate in the 2021 Athens Marathon event, have the runners who will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 and runners with proof of recovery from COVID-19, up to 15 days before receiving their participation kit from the Registration Center, to ensure a safe return to sporting activities.

 

  • Marathon runners will be allocated to starting blocks keeping the social distancing rule of 1.5m in horizontal and vertical direction. The starting blocks’ setup will take place along the starting are of the race at the Marathon Stadium, with dimensions of 12m wide and 84m length, 1.2 acres for each block.
  • 10km runners will be allocated in starting blocks keeping the social distancing rule of 1.5m in horizontal and vertical direction. The starting block’s setup will take place in Amalia’s Avenue, with dimensions of 12m wide and 100m length, 1.2 acres for each block.
  • 5km runners will be allocated in starting blocks keeping the social distancing rule of 1.5m in horizontal and vertical direction. The starting block’s setup will take place in Amalia’s Avenue, with dimensions of 12m wide and 100m length, 1.2 acres for each block.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Any transportation required for participants/ volunteers/ staff members and partners, before and after the event, will be conducted according to the Guidelines issued by the National Public Health Organization concerning transportation and that will be valid on November 2021. In cases where vehicles are used by the event organizer with over than 1 passenger, a double protective mask is required by all passengers including drivers/escorts.

 

REGISTRATION CENTER – EXPO

REGISTRATION CENTER

For the purposes of organizing the 2021 Athens Marathon event, all participants are required to collect their bib number and registration kit from the Registration Center. The Registration Center of the 2021 Athens Marathon will be hosted in the Faliro Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre of Athens, at the Olympic Faliro Coastal Zone. (in an open and closed space, 10.000sqm of the Sports Center, with the indoor capacity of 700 people, according to the applicable Health Protocols).

REGISTRATION CENTER OPERATION

In order to sufficiently accommodate and safely service all registered runners, the Registration Center will operate under the following regulations:

Operation of six (6) days, from Monday, November 8th 2021 to Saturday, November 13th 2021 and the services that will be provided per day as will be as followed:

  • Monday 8.11.21 – Tuesday 9.11.21 (2 days): Group registrations’ kit collection from companies / organizations / clubs / gyms etc. service

 ✓The pick-up process will take place outside the Faliro Indoor Hall & Exhibition Centre of Athens, where service stations will be set up every 5m.

  • Wednesday 10.11.21 – Saturday 13.11.21 (4 days): Individual registrations/participants runners’ kit collection service.

✓ Participants are required to pick up their registration kits on specific days, based on the race they participate.

→ On Wednesday 10.11.21 & Thursday 11.11.21, runners registered in the 5km & 10km Road Race will collect their kit.
Attendance on these two days will be scheduled based on the bib number, so that there is a sparse allocation of all participants to be serviced in the two days.

→ On Friday 12.11.21 & Saturday 13.11.21 runners registered in the Marathon Race will collect their kit.
Attendance on these two days will be scheduled based on the bib number, so that there is a sparse allocation of all participants to be serviced in the two days.

 ✓ The Registration Centre has a certain number of booths from where runners pick-up their own bib number and race kit, which is relevant to the overall number of runners to be welcomed. The booths will be at least 2m apart (right and left) and at least 6m when they are placed facing each other.

✓There will be signage stickers on the floor in order to indicate to the runners the exact spot they should stand while they are waiting to be served. These stickers will be placed at a distance of 2m from each other.

In the Center only 60 participants are allowed to be simultaneously in the area at the same time. It is estimated that the average time spent indoors by each participant/ visitor will range from 5 to 15 minutes.

The Registration Center will be staffed by 20 employees and additional volunteers of 30 people at any time. This number can be lower or higher depending on the needs per day.

Participants will be informed in advance about the events’ procedures via personalized email communication. They are required to follow the rules from the moment they enter the venue and will be mandatory to wear a protective mask during their stay at the Registration Center.

The entrance of the Registration Center will be staffed with personnel that will monitor the visitors flow and, if needed, they will temporarily suspend the entrance in case the maximum number of visitors inside the Registration Center is reached.

At the entrance of the Registration Center and before entering the venue, the staff checks those who meet the conditions for participation, as are reported and are valid based on the clarifying instructions of the General Secretariat of Sports, before the date of the event.

HYGIENE RULES

Volunteers, staff and associates who will be at the Registration Center will wear a protective mask and will be frequently disinfecting their hands with antiseptic gel for as long as they are present in the area.

All Organizing Committee Staff involved in supporting the event will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or hold proof of recovery from COVID-19, up to 15 days before the operation days of the Registration Center.

 Antiseptic hand gel will be available at each booth for volunteers / employees / associates, as well as participants / visitors.

All Registration Center areas and rooms shall be thoroughly cleaned and vacuumed regularly throughout each day and at the end of it, according to the instructions of the National Public Health Organization for cleaning / disinfection of non-sanitary areas:

https://eody.gov.gr/odigies-gia-ton-perivallontiko-katharismo-mi ygeionomikon-monadon-poy-echoyn-ektethei-ston-io-sars-cov-2 /

In case of a potential health incident, a specific room shall be identified in order to be used, either among volunteers, staff or participants that are present in the area. Such a room shall be in distance to the other areas of the Registration Center.

Medical Staff shall be present and will be responsible to manage the dedicated safe space. In the dedicated closed space, the use of double protective mask is recommended.

To manage a covid-19 case in participants/technical or volunteer staff, instructions by the National Public Health Organization for the general population will be followed,:

https://eody.gov.gr/wp-ontent/uploads/2020/11/COVID19-lixi-karantinas apomonosis.pdf

SIGNAGE

Appropriate and adequate signage shall be on site (indoor and outdoor), reminding the visitors the social distancing guidelines (2m), as well as the instructions of the Organizing Committee.

In addition, material will be sent via email to all those related to the event, with the rules of operation of the Registration Center, as well as the rules that runners must follow during the race day.

ΕΧΡΟ

For the purposes of organizing the 2021 Athens Marathon event, the EXPO (Exhibition with booths outside the Registration Center) will be held parallel to the event’s Registration Center.  

In this case the operation of EXPO will be limited to the days Wednesday to Saturday. The operation of EXPO shall abide by the specific Regulations for Exhibitions in Greece issued by the National Public Health Organization and the appropriate Ministry that will be valid on November 2021.

The booths will be installed by taking into account all the rules and guidelines for keeping social distances, while a specific flow of traffic in the area (one-way) will be determined, in order to limit the contacts and to prevent crowding.

ROAD RACES

  1. 10km Road Race | Saturday 13 November 2021

10km Road Race “A”: Start Time 17.00pm
10km Road Race “B”: Start Time 18.00pm

Before the Start

Arrival of participants at the starting area (Amalias Avenue, in front of Bodossaki Foundation)

  • The arrival of the participants shall be from all METRO stations surrounding the starting area, following specific instructions and recommendations, from 16:00 to 16:30.
  • 50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the starting area from 16.30 to 16.45 using the Metro stations "Evangelismos" - "Panepistimio" - "Syntagma".
  • The second 50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the starting area from 17.00 to 17.30 using the Metro stations "Syntagma" - "Monastiraki" - "Acropolis".

    • Arrival instructions will be communicated to participants in detail, via printed and electronic material. The main concern is the encouragement and instruction for the use of all the stations that enable the approach to the starting area - with additional walking towards it- in order to achieve the separation / dispersion of the runners’ arrival and to prevent overcrowding.

    • It is recommended to all runners to wear a protective mask from their arrival on the race site until their start, ie until they take position on the special fixed position indications. There will be a large number of waste bins in appropriate places in the starting blocks to dispose of the protective masks.

    • Runners may leave their clothing at the designated areas, having put it in advance in the plastic kit bags given to them by the Organizing Committee. The handover will take place in two different spots based on the time of arrival of the runners at the starting point and the starting block in which they have been assigned to. Specifically, runners who have an arrival time of 16.00 to 16.30 shall leave their kit bags in the designated area next to Zappeion Megaron (towards Amalias Street). Runners who have an arrival time, 17.00 to 17.30 shall leave their kit bags in the designated area at the exit of Zappeion Megaron to V. Olgas Avenue ("Fytorio"). This arrangement is intended to create dispersion at the entrance and exit of the Zappeion alley.

    • It is recommended to runners who wish to warm up to do it individually (running, flexibility exercises, etc.) in the areas behind the start, to avoid running in groups and to avoid areas where there is crowding.

    • Runners are advised not to have accompanying visitors/ spectators with them on their arrival and generally during their stay on the race grounds.

Start Area/ Starting Procedure

  • The runners of each 10km Road Race (A & B) will be distributed in different blocks, each of which will have a dimension of 1,200sqm and will include about 500 people as a final participation limit. The line up of the blocks will be along Amalias Avenue and along Vas. Olgas Avenue.

    • Each block will be about 100m long, in order to allow runners to follow the rule of social distancing of 1.5m between them, in a horizontal and vertical direction. It is noted that the width of each block is 12m.

    • When the runners enter the 1-2 starting block, they will be placed - according to the rule of 1.5m social distancing - in specific rows of 9 people each. In the start block there will be a clear instruction for the (mandatory) waiting position of each runner.

    • Runners will enter the area of ​​the safe place block, in which they have been placed according to the following schedule:

10km Road Race “A”: Until 16.45
10km Road Race “B”: Until 17.45

The participants in each block and in each row are determined by name in advance from the timing system and carry a personalized timing chip on their bib number, so that they maintain their specific and certain placement in the starting block, and to ensure that their position in the block is checked, at the start, on the route (via the electronic control and timing points) and at the finish.

• Having previously maintained a mandatory waiting position for the start, the runners will start in certain order - maintaining the pre-existing distances between them in every direction. The runners will start in 5-6 rows (about 50 participants).

• It should be noted that the runners are allocated in the starting blocks (without the possibility of arbitrary change) based on their performance, thus ensuring a unified movement rate for those belonging to a specific starting block, resulting in the least possible runners overtaking throughout the race and the smallest possible crowding with other runners, in addition to those around.

• The distance from the end of the 1st, to the beginning of the 2nd starting block is set at 4-5m.

• The start time delay from block to block can extend up to 10 minutes. To the time required to evacuate the starting block is added a) the time required to place the runners of the next block in the mandatory individual waiting position / stop for the next start and b) an additional time of 3-4 minutes.

• For a distance of at least 200m - 300m (3,000 m2) after the start, there will be a flow indicator in order to indicate to the runners the path to follow and the distances that are recommended to be followed.


2. 5km Road Race | Sunday 14 November 2021

5km Road Race “A”: Start Time 08.00am
5km Road Race “B”: Start Time 09.00am

Before the Start

Arrival of participants at the starting area (Amalias Avenue, in front of Bodossaki Foundation)

The arrival of the participants shall be from all METRO stations surrounding the starting area, following specific instructions and recommendations, from 06:30am to 08:30am.

50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the starting area from 06.30am to 07.30am using the Metro stations "Evangelismos" - "Panepistimio" - "Syntagma".

The second 50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the starting area from 07.30am to 08.30am using the Metro stations "Syntagma" - "Monastiraki" - "Acropolis".

• Arrival instructions will be communicated to participants in detail, via printed and electronic material. The main concern is the encouragement and instruction for the use of all the stations that enable the approach to the starting area - with additional walking towards it- in order to achieve the separation / dispersion of the runners’ arrival and to prevent overcrowding.

• It is recommended to all runners to wear a protective mask from their arrival on the race site until their start, ie until they take position on the special fixed position indications. There will be a large number of waste bins in appropriate places in the starting blocks to dispose of the protective masks.

• Runners may leave their clothing at the designated areas, having put it in advance in the plastic kit bags given to them by the Organizing Committee. The handover will take place in two different spots based on the time of arrival of the runners at the starting point and the starting block in which they have been assigned to. Specifically, runners who have an arrival time of 06.30am to 07.30am shall leave their kit bags in the designated area next to Zappeion Megaron (towards Amalias Street). Runners who have an arrival time, 07.30am to 08.30am shall leave their kit bags in the designated area at the exit of Zappeion Megaron to V. Olgas Avenue ("Fytorio"). This arrangement is intended to create dispersion at the entrance and exit of the Zappeion alley.

• It is recommended to runners who wish to warm up to do it individually (running, flexibility exercises, etc.) in the areas behind the start, to avoid running in groups and to avoid areas where there is crowding.

• Runners are advised not to have accompanying visitors/ spectators with them on their arrival and generally during their stay on the race grounds.

Start Area/ Starting Procedure

The runners of each 5km Road Race (A & B) will be distributed in different blocks, each of which will have a dimension of 1,200sqm and will include about 500 people as a final participation limit. The line up of the blocks will be along Amalias Avenue and along V. Olgas Avenue.

• Each block will be about 100m long, in order to allow runners to follow the rule of social distancing of 1.5m between them, in a horizontal and vertical direction. It is noted that the width of each block is 12m.

• When the runners enter the 1-2 starting blocks, they will be placed - according to the rule of 1.5m social distancing - in specific rows of 9 people each. In the start block there will be a clear instruction for the (mandatory) waiting position of each runner.

• Runners will enter the area of ​​the safe place block, in which they have been placed according to the following schedule:

5km Road Race “A”: Until 07.45am
5km Road Race “B”: Until 08.45am

The participants in each block and in each row are determined by name in advance from the timing system and carry a personalized timing chip on their bib number, so that they maintain their specific and certain placement in the starting block, and to ensure that their position in the block is checked, at the start, on the route (via the electronic control and timing points) and at the finish.

• Having previously maintained a mandatory waiting position for the start, the runners will start in certain order - maintaining the pre-existing distances between them in every direction. The runners will start in 5-6 rows (about 50 participants).

• It should be noted that the runners are allocated in the starting blocks (without the possibility of arbitrary change) based on their performance, thus ensuring a unified movement rate for those belonging to a specific starting block, resulting in the least possible runners overtaking throughout the race and the smallest possible crowding with other runners, in addition to those around.

• The distance from the end of the 1st, to the beginning of the 2nd starting block is set at 4-5m.

• The start time delay from block to block can extend up to 10 minutes. To the time required to evacuate the starting block is added a) the time required to place the runners of the next block in the mandatory individual waiting position / stop for the next start and b) an additional time of 3-4 minutes.

• For a distance of at least 200m - 300m (3,000 m2) after the start, there will be a flow indicator in order to indicate to the runners the path to follow and the distances that are recommended to be followed.


3. Marathon Race & Power Walking | Sunday 14 November 2021

Marathon Race “A”: Start Time 09.00am
Marathon Race “B”: Start Time 09.45am

Before the Start

Arrival of participants/ Trasportation to the starting area (City of Marathonas)

The arrival of the participants to the departure stations shall be from all surrounding METRO stations, following specific instructions and recommendations, from 05:30am until 06:45am the latest.

The selected departure stations are:

  1. Metro Station (Line 2) «Syngrou-Fix», along   Syngrou   Avenue  - boarding from “Syngrou” exit
  2. Metro Station (Line 2)  «Panepistimio», along  Panepistimiou  street  - boarding from “Panepistimio” exit
  3. Metro Station (Line 2 & 3) «Syntagma», along Vas.  Amalias  Avenue  - boarding from both sides of the platform
  4. Metro Station (Line 3) «Evangelismos», along Vas. Sofias Avenue
  5. Metro Station (Line 3) «Katechaki»,  along Mesogeion Avenue
  6. ISAP Station «Omonoia», on 3rd Septemvriou Avenue- Omonoia Square

• 50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the departure stations from 05.30am to 06.15am using the above Metro stations.

• The second 50% of the participants will be asked to arrive at the departure stations from 06.15am to 06.45am using the above Metro stations.

• Arrival instructions will be communicated to participants in detail, via printed and electronic material. The main concern is the encouragement and instruction for the use of all the stations that enable the approach to the starting area in order to achieve the separation / dispersion of the runners’ arrival and to prevent overcrowding.

• The boarding of the participants in the buses of the event for their transportation from Athens to the City of Marathonas, will be carried out in accordance with the current provisions and the sanitary regulations of EODY, concerning the passenger transport, using buses and EDC vehicles, with strictly obligatory instructionto all participants / runners and the accompanying staff of the event for the use of a protective mask.

• It is recommended to all runners to wear a protective mask from their arrival on the starting are until their start, ie until they take position on the special fixed position indications. There will be a large number of waste bins in appropriate places in the starting blocks to dispose of the protective masks.

• Runners may leave their clothing at the designated areas, having put it in advance in the plastic kit bags given to them by the Organizing Committee. The handover will take place after the runners’ arrival at the starting area in the clothing transport vehicles of the event.

• During the warm-up / standby time, an audible instruction-recommendation will be given to runners who wish to warm up individually (running, flexibility exercises, etc.) in the areas behind the start, inside the stadium, behind the extension ramp, starting point (call room), to avoid running in groups and avoid points where there is crowding of runners or accompanying persons.

Start Area/ Starting Procedure

The runners of each Marathon Race (A & B) will be distributed in different blocks, each of which will have a dimension of 1,008sqm and will include about 500 people as a final participation limit. The line up of the blocks will be along the starting line within the facilities.

• Each block will be about 84m long, in order to allow runners to follow the rule of social distancing of 1.5m between them, in a horizontal and vertical direction. It is noted that the width of each block is 12m.

• When the runners enter their starting block, as well as the next one, they will be placed - according to the rule of 1.5m social distancing - in specific rows of 9 people each. In the start block there will be a clear instruction for the (mandatory) waiting position of each runner.

• Runners will enter the area of ​​the safe place block, in which they have been placed according to the following schedule:

Marathon Race “A”: Until 08.45am
Marathon Race “B”: Until 09.30am

The participants in each block and in each row are determined by name in advance from the timing system and carry a personalized timing chip on their bib number, so that they maintain their specific and certain placement in the starting block, and to ensure that their position in the block is checked, at the start, on the route (via the electronic control and timing points) and at the finish.

• Having previously maintained a mandatory waiting position for the start, the runners will start in certain order - maintaining the pre-existing distances between them in every direction. The runners will start in 5-6 rows (about 50 participants).

• It should be noted that the runners are allocated in the starting blocks (without the possibility of arbitrary change) based on their performance, thus ensuring a unified movement rate for those belonging to a specific starting block, resulting in the least possible runners overtaking throughout the race and the smallest possible crowding with other runners, in addition to those around.

• The distance from the end of the 1st, to the beginning of the 2nd starting block is set at 4-5m.

• The start time delay from block to block can extend up to 10 minutes. To the time required to evacuate the starting block is added a) the time required to place the runners of the next block in the mandatory individual waiting position / stop for the next start and b) an additional time of 3-4 minutes.

• For a distance of at least 200m - 300m (3,000 m2) after the start, there will be a flow indicator in order to indicate to the runners the path to follow and the distances that are recommended to be followed.

• Simultaneous start, without maintaining the social distancing rule of 1.5-2m, will be applied only for the start of the National Hellenic Marathon Championship organized by SEGAS which is held parallel to the 2021 Athens Marathon event. In order for an athlete to be able to participate in the National Hellenic Marathon Championship - in addition to all other terms, conditions and procedures set out in the relevant Announcement of the National Hellenic Marathon Championship and the Althlete Card- must provide the relevant certificate of full vaccination up to 15 days before the pick-up of the participation kit from the Registration Center.


DURING THE RACE AND AFTER

Race Procedures - Finish and After Finish

• During the race it is recommended and supervised that the runners keep as long distances as possible and adapt to the following:

✓Running side by side is safe only when a distance of 2m is maintained between the runners.

✓Running in a stepped formation (one in front and the other rear right or left) is safe only when an imaginary lateral distance of 2m is observed between the runners.

✓Runners should not be allowed to run in groups with distances shorter than those listed above.

       ✓Runners should wear a T-shirt, which in no case should they remove before, during or after the finish until the pick-up of their kit bag.

• The race schedule and the partial start of the runners' blocks are done in such a way as to make the gathering of the runners completely manageable and controlled, both during the route and at the finish.

• The Finishing Area of ​​all Road Races is located within the Panathenaic Stadium.

• The Award Ceremonies for the first three winners of the race will be held in full compliance with the rules of social distancing and limitation of contacts and only with the winners’ presence.

• During the course of the race, as well as after the finish, runners they are given bottled water, refreshments and/ or isotonic drinks at the Deed Zones. After the finish, runners receive the finisher medal at the Finish Feed Zone. This procedure is contactless. The volunteers leave on the table in front of them drinks along with the medal and the runner picks them up himself/herself.

• Finally, runners receive back their kit bag from the designated area, having disinfected their hands with antiseptic hand gel or liquid that will be available in the area.

• Then, the participants leave for their place of residence according to the instructions of the National Public Health Organization on travel.

• Spectators and accompanying persons will move exclusively outside the railings that have been placed to the right and left of the road that is to be used by the participants. With continuous announcements through speakers but also with the encouragement of the volunteers and the staff of the event, it is recommended that spectators maintain social distances and the rules of the event.

• The transportation of participants / volunteers / employees / judges / collaborators for the purposes of the event both before and after the race will be carried out in accordance with the Health Protocol of the National Public Health Organization that will be valid on September 2021. In cases where vehicles are used by the event organizer with over than 1 passenger, a double protective mask is required by all passengers including drivers/escorts.


RACE SUPPORT – ORGANIZING COMMITTEE STAFF

All Organizing Committee Staff and Volunteers shall be well trained and in full awareness of the procedures, rules and regulations to be followed during the Event.

All Organizing Committee Staff involved in supporting the event will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or hold proof of recovery from COVID-19, up to 15 days before the operation days of the Registration Center.

Employees / volunteers / judges / associates will wear a protective mask. Gloves will be worn by water station volunteers throughout their involvement in the event. The protective mask will be changed regularly as per the instructions of the National Public Health Organization. Waste bins shall be available in all areas, where masks and gloves may be thrown.

There shall be strict access control at every support area of the Event during the Race Day. Access will be allowed only to those that have the appropriate credentials on their accreditation. The number of persons that may be present at each area shall be relevant to the size (sqm) of the area and on the condition that the social distancing rule of 2m is always followed.

Among the support areas of the Event, a certain isolated room will be foreseen, where potential health incidents (one or more) shall be treated, whether they concern runners, volunteers, staff and/or partners.  The use of a double mask is strongly recommended in the closed area of ​​isolation of a potential health incident. For covid-19 case management in participants, technical or volunteer staff, the instructions of the National Public Health Organization for the general population shall be followed:

https://eody.gov.gr/wp-ontent/uploads/2020/11/COVID19-lixi-karantinas apomonosis.pdf

Support areas shall be thoroughly cleaned regularly throughout the day of the race and will be preceded by extensive disinfection before use, according to the instructions of the National Public Health Organization for cleaning / disinfection of non-sanitary areas:

https://eody.gov.gr/odigies-gia-ton-perivallontiko-katharismo-mi ygeionomikon-monadon-poy-echoyn-ektethei-ston-io-sars-cov-2


INFORMING THE PARTICIPANTS

 All Participants will be constantly informed about all aspects of the Athens Marathon event, rules, regulations and procedures to be followed. In order to keep the runners informed, the Organizing Committee will:

• Send out regular newsletters and personalized emails. As we get closer to the Race Days such communication will become more frequent.

• Install specific signage in all areas at the Registration Center as well as in several areas along the race course, the Start Area and Finish, during the Race Day.

• Make Regular Audio Announcements during the Race Day, reminding runners of the rules that apply and the procedures to be followed, the instructions and guidelines issued by the Organizing Committee, the National Public Health Organization and the General Secretariat of Sports.