6.1. Runners must abide by all legal regulations of the government of Vietnam.
6.2. Runners must obey sports rules and do not use drugs. ROC has the right to ask a winning runner to provide urine sample for doping tests, should there be any doubt about doping use. The runner is required to provide urine sample to ROC.
6.3. When joining the race, the runner pledges to be physically fit to participate in the registered category and the time that ROC requires for completing the distance. Runners are committed to understanding their own health limits and being aware of when physical activities should be stopped to avoid injury.
6.4. In case a runner does not finish the running course within the official cut-off time (see Articles 1.4 and 1.5), ROC has the right to request him to stop and there will be no financial compensation, including financial compensation and/or other compensations, for this request.
6.5. Runners must understand all risks associated with this running event, including but not limited to tripping and falling, collision with other runners, the effects of weather, traffic, the road conditions, from minor to serious injuries, and even death. Runners will have to take responsibility for their own safety and health during the race and commit to not holding ROC accountable for any of the mentioned incidents.
6.6. ROC will buy public liability insurance and personal insurance for the runners participating in the race. In order to ensure their rights, runners need to provide full and accurate personal details (date-month-year of birth, passport number, expiry date and nationality) in their registration information submitted to ROC.
If the runner fails to provide complete and accurate information, ROC and the insurance company will not be held accountable in further proceedings.
6.7. Runners are responsible for carefully researching the running track before the official Race day and take full responsibility if they run the wrong course leading to the failure in completing the course or in having their performance recognised.
6.8.1. The name on the Bib must match that on the runner’s Identity Card or Passport used for registration.
6.8.2. Runners must wear the Bib (granted before the Race day) throughout the time of the competition. The Bib must be attached on the runner’s chest and worn on the body throughout the race. Any exchange, sale, gifting, transfer of the Bib number to another person without ROC’s written consent is considered a violation of the race’s terms and conditions. ROC reserves the right to stop the play and not to recognize results by all the runners who wear a Bib number not in line with ROC’s registration list.
6.8.3. In case the ROC detects a runner competing while wearing a Bib that belongs to another runner, the runner and the Bib owner will have their results cancelled, and at the same time lose the right to attend the VPBank Hanoi Marathon in the following year.
6.9. Personal belongings
Runners leave personal belongings in a bag or backpack and mark clearly with the Bib number. Do not place any valuables among the items to be handed over at ROC’s counters.
6.10. ROC is not responsible for any damage caused by:
– Illnesses or accidents (including emergency treatment)
– Loss or damage of personal belongings.
– Late arrival due to difficulties and/or public traffic or road conditions.
6.11. Medical care
ROC will provide first aid or professional medical care for any injury, illness or accident and in case of necessity, refer the patient to the nearest hospital. The runner will be responsible for covering expenses of emergency medical care and treatment.