Rules &

Regulations

OFFICIAL RULES
Find the full set of Official Rules and Regulations here.

Article 1 – Organisation

The 16th edition of the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef will take place from the 1st to the 30th May 2021 and is brought to you by the Geneva Marathon Association (affiliated with Swiss Athletics) and OC Sport.

The one-month event, from 1st to 30th May, takes the form of individual challenges. The participant who sets off on the chosen distance is responsible for his or her preparation beforehand, his or her organisation on the day (including in the event of withdrawal and the costs that may arise), his or her effort management and his or her state of health. The participant is obliged to respect the OFSP guidelines in force.

The organisation declines all responsibility in case of an accident.

Article 2 – Challenges on the programme

Different challenges, all open to women and men are on the programme for the event :

● Marathon

● Half-Marathon

● 10km Run

● 10km Walking

● 10km Nordic Walking

● 5km La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always

All distances are open to wheelchair athletes.

Article 3 – Registrations

● The Marathon is open to both licensed and non-licensed participants, born before May 1st 2003.

● The Half-Marathon is open to both licensed and non-licensed participants, born before May 1st 2004.

● The 10km Run, the 10km Walking and the 10km Nordic Walking are open to both licensed and non-licensed participants, born before May 1st 2007.

● The 5km La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always is open to both licensed and non-licensed participants (women and men) born before May 1st 2007.

Any person taking part in one of the challenges of the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef must be well trained and in good health. It is therefore strongly recommended that each participant undergo a medical check-up and seek medical advice before starting.

Participants register according to the availability of slots per challenge. A maximum number of runners per challenge is set by the organisation. Once this maximum is reached, registrations will not be taken into consideration.

Article 4 – Commitment

All registrations are firm and final, and no refunds will be made in the event of a registration error, unavailability for medical reasons, etc.

For participants who wish to do so, a “cancellation” insurance is proposed at the time of registration and until April 30th 2021. See Article 5 for more details.

No transfer of registration is permitted for any reason.

Any person who transfers his or her number to a third party will be held responsible for any accident that occurs or is caused by the third party during the event. The organiser declines all responsibility in the event of an accident in this type of situation.

Article 11 - Ranking and categories

Your official time for the challenge will be the time between your crossing of the start line and your crossing of the finish line. The ranking will be established using these times. A classification by age category will also be established. It is reminded that controls will be carried out during the event in order to ensure perfect conditions of regularity of the race.

Marathon

• Men H18 from 18 to 29 years old

• Men H30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60 60 years old and above

• Women F18 from 18 to 29 years old

• Women F30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60 60 years old and above

Half Marathon

• Men H17 from 17 to 29 years old

• Men H30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60 60 years old and above

• Women F17 from 17 to 29 years old

• Women F30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60 60 years old and above

10KM

• Junior boy from 14 to 17 years old

• Men H18 from 18 to 29 years old

• Men H30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60 60 years old and above

• Junior girl from 14 to 17 years old

• Women F18 from 18 to 29 years old

• Women F30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60 60 years old and above

5km La Genevoise #LikeAGirl by Always

• Junior boy from 14 to 17 years old

• Men H18 from 18 to 29 years old

• Men H30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Men H40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Men H50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Men H60 60 years old and above

• Juniors girl from 14 to 17 years old

• Women F18 from 18 to 29 years old

• Women F30 from 30 to 39 years old

• Women F40 from 40 to 49 years old

• Women F50 from 50 to 59 years old

• Women F60 60 years old and above

The prizes will be determined at the end of the event, i.e. after 30 May 2021, and will be sent by post.

Participants in the Harmony Geneva Marathon for Unicef, who are aged 40 and above, can be part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group series by earning world ranking points in our race. For Age Group World Ranking points, your age group will be determined by your age on May 1, 2021.

More information about the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group series here : https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/rankings/how-it-works

before the start of the challenge

Official Timekeeper

Official Timekeeper
UNICEF
Canton de Genève
Ville de Genève
Chêne-Bourg
COMPRESSPORT
Generali
Hôpital de La Tour
P&G
SIG
Harmony