Pickup point for the race package will be at Congress Hall “Alksandar Makedonski” in Skopje, former Univerzalna Sala. Pick up center will be open on 6 and 7 May from 10.00a.m. till 7.00 p.m. On the day of the race (May 8, 2016) will not be able to pick up your start package.
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF WEARING
A RACE NUMBER
At Wizz Air Skopje Marathon 2016 will be used a timing chip attached to the back of your race number to record your race time. Your race number has important information, therefore, it is very important to be observe the related rules. The race number with timing chip must be worn on the front of your running jersey during the race in order for you to be recognized.
- Each athlete must wear the issued race number at all times while on the course;
- Do not exchange your race number with another runner;
- Race number must be visible and pinned to the front of your shirt (see picture 1);
- Folding, covering, cutting race number or intentional alteration of any kind is probihited;
- To remove the chip tag from the back side of the race number is strictly prohibited;
- Do not damage or pierce the chip tag with the safety pins;
- Do not cross the timing point before the race;
- Covering race number when you crossing the finish line is strictly prohibited (see picture 2);
Remember: NO CHIP = NO TIME!
Safety-pins for hanging race number will be included in your start package. The chip is disposable, which means that you have no obligation after the race to return the chip.
START / FINISH
Start/finish of all the races will be on main Square Macedonia close to the Gate Macedonia. Start of the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay race is at 8:45 a.m., the 5000m race is at 8:50 a.m. Finish for all races will be at Square Macedonia.
Runners of the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay race will have to cross the finish line within 5 hours and 15 minutes from the start of the race and for the 5km race one hour from the start of the race. All runners will be removed from the course after this time limit.
Course for marathon and half marathon race runs from Vlae area to Aerodrom area. Half marathon race is 1 lap, and marathon runners will run the same lap twice.
There will be eight (8) refreshment points along the course for the marathon and half marathon and one (1) refreshment point for the race of 5 km.
First Aid will be available on 5 places along the course, and throughout the course doctors in cars will follow behind the race. Also, at the finish area there will be a medical team.
The race is run in accordance with IAAF/AIMS and Macedonian Athletics Federation rules. Referees at the start, finish and on the course will ensure that these rules are adhered to.
Only people aged 18 and over may take part in marathon and half marathon race. For the runners under 18 must adduce a written consent from the parents and medical certificate that can participate. It is strictly forbidden to use roller-skates, bicycles or other means of transport.
Start area will be from the Parliament of Republic of Macedonia, at Boulevard 11Oktomvri till Square macedonia. Only the runners with starting number will be allowed access to the start area and corridors.
When you cross finish line please do not stay longer in this zone, keep walking. If you need medical assistance ask for help from volunteers.
During and after the race results will be posted on the internet, at the following web page: http://results.skopskimaraton.com.mk
These are the provisional results. If you find a mistake has been made let us know within 48 hours of the race by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Afterwards the results will be official and cannot be changed.
Your Diploma will be available for download at http://results.skopskimaraton.com.mk
ONLINE TRACKING THE RACE
The current leading position in the marathon race (male and female) can be followed live via the Internet at the following link http://gps.skopskimaraton.com.mk
After finish of Wizz Air Skopje Marathon, at the web site www.skopskimaraton.com.mk and our Facebook page will be published where you can view your photo crossing the finish line.
It will be live streaming on our YouTube channel.
Do you run for a company or perhaps you are a member of a bigger group of friends? Compete under the same name and if your group has four contestants for the 5 km race or three contestants for the half-marathon, you will be ranked in the team ranking. For more information, visit our website.
All participants in the marathon, half marathon and marathon relay will get a medal at the finish line, and the most successful ones will get: a cup, certificates and monetary prizes. The best Macedonian contestants in the marathon and half marathon will get air tickets by our partner Wizz Air. The winner awarding ceremony will be held at about 12:15 p.m.
Marathon relay is a race of 42,195 meters which includes 4 participants. Each participant runs 10.5 km. The starting number with a chip carries runner from the first exchange and then he taught to the next runner on places for exchange the starting number that will be marked with signs on the track. See map for more info.
Pacemakers are runners who help to achieve your expected time in the half marathon race. Pacemakers will be marked with flags with target for half marathon times: 1:45 hours / 2:00 hours / 2:15 hours / 2:30 hours