The following rules and regulations apply to all entrants in all categories.
The official entry form must be completed fully by each intending participant. Completion of the entry form and payment of the entry fee represents acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The Abu Dhabi Marathon is organised in accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF and AIMS and all participants agree to abide by these rules and regulations and comply with all reasonable directions and decisions made by the officials and representatives of the IAAF and AIMS.
Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organisers to ensure the participants safety. Participants run at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage whether personal or otherwise and howsoever arising. All participants accept responsibility for travel and medical insurance and for payment and/or reimbursement of any medical/surgical expenses incurred.
There is an official six hour finish time limit for the Mrathon with police and medical support. Any remaining participants after this time are requested to run on the footpaths.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of the IAAF and AIMS, a runner must retire from the race immediately if requested to do so by any member of the official medical staff.
No pets or any form of wheeled transport is permitted on the route.. eg. in-line skates, roller blades, bicycles etc.
There will be no refund or transfer of participation for those participants who do not take part or if the event is cancelled for whatever the reason.
The organiser reserves the right to limit and refuse any entries.
Applicable to Marathon and 10K
Only runners, who are awarded an official time by crossing the Finish Line wearing their registered timing tag, will be entitled to prize money. In addition, all prize winners must have a recorded time at each of the timing checkpoints along the course. No tag, No Time, No Prize Money!
Only runners who fall within the finish positions as indicated in the prize money structure of the race, will be entitled to prize money in their respective categories. Kindly make sure to review the prize money structure of your race.
In the event of an athlete failing the dope test, he/she will not be eligible for prize money or an official time and will be disqualified from the race. Such athletes may also be reported to the National Federation and/or the IAAF.
No prize money will be paid until the complete results of the doping test have been received and the race judges have issued their final decisions.
Prize winners declared post event must submit their proof of age, as original identification documents will be required by the event organizers in order to proceed with the disbursement.
Legitimately claimed prize winnings will be paid only to bank accounts of the named winner, licensed Athlete Manager or Parent/Guardian (for those 18 or under).
International payments will be converted at the prevailing bank exchange rate.
Local and international banking transfer fees will be deducted from the prize winnings.
Prize winnings not claimed within 30 days will be forfeited; no future claim will be entertained.
Each runner is allowed only one prize money.
There will be strictly no transfer of prize money between race categories.
The Executive Organizing Committee reserves the right to substitute any prize at its discretion for an equal or greater value prize. The decision of the officially appointed judges and the Race Director is final.