The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon (nickname: ‘Morinomiyako Half 2017’)

Summary of the event

Period of the event
14 May 2017〜14 May 2017
Event venue
Miyagi 
Event type
  • Running Running
The number of capacity
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The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon
The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon
The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon
The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon
The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon
The 27th Sendai International Half Marathon

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Race Date
May 14, 2017 (Sun.)
Venue
Half Marathon: Sendai City Athletic Field (Miyaginohara Park General Athletic Field )
5km, 2km races: Tsutsujigaoka Park
Schedule
7:00 Opening
9:00 5km Start
9:10 2km Start
9:40 Award Ceremony ① 5km and 2km races
9:50 Half Marathon (Wheelchair Division) Start
10:05 Half Marathon (JAAF Registered and Open Divisions) Start
11:30 Award Ceremony ② Half Marathon (Wheelchair, JAAF Registered, & Open Divisions
12:45 Half Marathon Finish
Event
Half Marathon (21.0975km)

1) Half Marathon (Department of marathon general)
2) Half Marathon with Charity Runner (Department of marathon general)
3) 5 Km Run
4) 2 Km Run
5) Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation A Member/ *Elite Runner)
6) Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation B Member)
7) Half Marathon (Wheel Chair )
Course
1) Half Marathon
[Start] Sendai City Athletic Field South Side Street
[Turn-around point] In front of the 141 Building on Jozenji-dori Avenue
[Turn-around point] In front of Oroshimachi Park
[Finish] Sendai City Athletic Field

*Official course of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF).

2) 5km
[Start] North Side Street of Tsutsujigaoka Park
[Turn-around point] In front of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School
[Turn-around point] Tsutsujigaoka Park East Intersection
[Finish] Inside Tsutsujigaoka Park

3) 2km
[Start] North Side Street of Tsutsujigaoka Park
[Turn-around point] Intersection in front of Sogo Career Group
[Turn-around point] Tsutsujigaoka Park East Intersection
[Finish] Inside Tsutsujigaoka Park

*5km and 2km courses are not certified by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations (JAAF).
Race Rules
The race will be governed by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations competition rules, the competition rules of Japan Para Athletics (JPA), and the regulations of this event.
Time Limits and Entry Fees
Event Entrant Capacity Time Limit Entry Fee (Yen)
Half Marathon
(JAAF Registered A Member/
*Elite Runner) 100 2hrs 30mins 6,000
Half Marathon
(JAAF registered B Member) 1,300 2hrs 30mins 6,000
Half Marathon (Open Div.) 8,500 2hrs 30mins 6,000
Half Marathon
Charity Runner (Open Div.) 100 2hrs 30mins 6,000
(Additional Donation 50,000)
Half Marathon (Wheelchair Div.) 100 1hr 30mins 6,000
5km 2,000 50mins 2,000
2km 500 20mins 1,000
Capacity
Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation A Member/ *Elite Runner):Limit of the total entrants are 100

Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation B Member):Limit of the total entrants are 1300

Half Marathon (Department of marathon general):Limit of the total entrants are 8500

Half Marathon with Charity Runner (Department of marathon general)Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation B Member):Limit of the total entrants are 100

Half Marathon (Wheel Chair):Limit of the total entrants are 100

5 Km Run:Limit of the total entrants are 2000

2 Km Run:Limit of the total entrants are 500
Fee
■6,000JPY
Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation A Member/ *Elite Runner)
Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation B Member)
Half Marathon (Department of marathon general)
Half Marathon (Wheel Chair)

■6,000JPY + 50.000 Charity fee
Half Marathon with Charity Runner (Department of marathon general)

2,000JPY
5 Km Run

■1,000JPY
2 Km Run
Eligibility
[Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation A Member/ *Elite Runner)]

-Men and women who are at least 18 years old as of May 14, 2017 (race day), excluding high school students
-JAAF Registered Athletes
-Entrants must complete registration for F.Y. 2017 by the day of the race.
-Entrants must have completed a JAAF certified race between January 1 and December 31, 2016 within the qualifying times listed in the table below with an official record.

       10K      Half Marathon    Full Marathon
Male    00:32:00      01:10:00      02:30:00
Female   00:37:00      01:30:00      03:15:00
-An official JAAF record for a track race is also acceptable for a 10 km race.
-Please note that applications are not accepted from applicants who have not yet obtained an official record at the time of application.


[Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation B Member)]

-Men and women who are at least 18 years old as of May 14, 2017 (race day), excluding high school students
-JAAF Registered Athletes
-Entrants must complete registration for F.Y. 2017 by the day of the race.
-Entrants must have completed a JAAF certified race between January 1 and December 31, 2016 within the qualifying times listed in the table below with an official record.

       10K      Half Marathon    Full Marathon
Male    00:42:00      01:40:00      03:40:00
Female   00:51:00      01:50:00      04:10:00
-An official JAAF record for a track race is also acceptable for a 10 km race.
-Please note that applications are not accepted from applicants who have not yet obtained an official record at the time of application.


[Half Marathon (Half Marathon (Department of marathon general)]

-Men and women who are at least 18 years old as of May 14, 2017 (race day).
-Entrants must be healthy and capable of finishing the Half Marathon (21.0975km) within 2 hrs. 30 min.
-JAAF Registered Athletes are also eligible to apply.


[Half Marathon (Half Marathon (Wheel Chair)]
-Person possessing a handicapped person notebook and equivalent person.
-Entrants must have completed a JAPAN PARA ATHLETICS certified race between January 1 2016 and January 31, 2017 within the qualifying times listed in the table below with an official record.

       10K      Half Marathon    Full Marathon
WheelChair 00:43:00      01:30:00      03:00:00


[5km Run]
-Men and women over high school students (Healthy people who can finish 5 km within 50 minutes)


[2km Run]
-Men and women from fourth grader to (high school) freshman/ninth grader and over 60 years old (Entrants must be healthy and capable of finishing a 2km race within 20 min.)
Notes for Applicants
*An individual may not apply for more than one race including the race selected by lottery. Individuals who are found to have applied for more than one race will be disqualified and will not be refunded their entry fees and processing fees after the application.

*Misrepresent action of age, gender, records, or other information, or participation by a runner other than the applicant (false entry) are not allowed. If such an act is found, the individual participant or group participants will be disqualified and may be banned from future participation in this event.

*A submitted application may not be altered, corrected, or cancelled. If there is a problem with the submitted information, the secretariat office will contact the applicant by the e-mail address or telephone number provided.

*Please note that the secretariat office will not respond to telephone inquiries about the acceptance of applications.

*Registration cannot be transferred, nor may another runner participate in the event in place of the applicant. If such an act is discovered it will result in disqualification. No compensation shall be made in such an event. Also, please be aware that entry fees will not be refunded.

*The organizers claim no responsibility for delays in the receipt of applications due to the circumstances of the postal service or internet problems.

*Please be aware that internet application may not be possible using some computers, operating systems or internet browsers.
Finisher services
[Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation Member)]
Men and women: First 8 runners for each. At the awards ceremony, awards will be presented to the top 3 runners in the categories. Certificates will be sent to other award-winning runners at a later date.

[Half Marathon (Department of marathon general)]
Overall and By age group:
(By age group: Award will be presented to 1st – 8th place for both men and women separately, 1) 29 years and under, 2) 30 – 39 years, 3) 40 – 49 years, 4) 50 – 59 years, 5) 60 years and above.

[Half Marathon (Wheel Chair)]
Overall first 8 runners. At the awards ceremony, awards will be presented to the top 3 runners in the categories. Certificates will be sent to other award-winning runners at a later date.
Award
1) Half Marathon (Japan Association of Athletic Federation Member)
The first to eighth place finishers in the men's and women's races will each receive an award certificate and commemorative gift.
・Only top three finishers will be awarded at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
・No awards will be given by age group.

2) Half Marathon (Department of marathon general)
The overall first to eighth place finishers, in addition to the first to eighth place male and female runners in each of the following age groups will receive an award certificate and a commemorative gift.
① 18-29 years ② 30-39 years ③ 40-49 years ④ 50-59 years ⑤ 60 years and over
・Only the overall top three male and female finishers will receive their awards at the award ceremony. Fourth to eighth place finishers will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date.
・Finishing order within age groups will be determined by Net Time. First to eighth place finishers in each of the above five age groups will have their award certificates and commemorative gifts sent at a later date (no ceremonies will be held for age-group awards).
Check Point / Closing Time
Along the Half Marathon course, checkpoints will be set up, with their closing times as follows:

8.3 km   Jozenji-dori Kimachi Intersection       11:09 am ( 64 min.)
11.0 km   Itsutsubashi Intersection           11:29 am ( 84 min.)
12.8 km   Intersection in front of the Athletic Field  11:41 am ( 96 min.)
15.0 km   Miyagino 2-Chome Intersection       11:57 am (112 min.)
17.9 km   In front of Orosho Center           12:17 pm (132 min.)
19.6 km    Miyachiyo 1-Chome Intersection      12:29 pm (144 min.)

*Other than the checkpoints listed above, runners who are clearly behind may be ordered to stop the race.
*Regardless of the given times for checkpoints, the course will be closed after the traffic control car that follows the runners passes by. No runner may run behind the traffic control car.

*During the race, if the race officials determine that a runner in the Wheelchair Div. will be overtaken by runners in the Registered or Open Div., that runner will be disqualified for safety reasons. A race official will direct the runner to discontinue to race. Please follow the directions of the race official and board the pick-up bus.

*Runners who fail to pass a checkpoint by the designated time must discontinue the race. Please follow the directions of race officials, immediately remove your number card and move to the sidewalk. Board the pick-up bus at the next checkpoint.

*At 12:45 (2 hrs. 40 min. after starting), all races will end regardless of whether checkpoints have been passed. Traffic control will end and it will be impossible to continue running. Runners who are still on the course must immediately discontinue the race, move onto the sidewalk and remove their number cards.
Water stations and Toilets
Water stations and toilets will be located on the course of the Half Marathon.

Location    Details (Tentative)                    Other
 3.8 km    Front of Higashi-nibancho Elementary School   Water/ Toilets
 6.8 km    Front of Nishi Park                    Water, Sports Drink/ Toilets
10.6 km    Front of Kahoku Shimpo Headquarter Building   Water, Sports Drink/ Toilets
13.8 km    Front of Sendai Ikuei Gakuen High School      Water, Sports Drink/ Toilets
18.0 km    Front of Oroshisho Center                Water, Sports Drink/ Toilets
Others (1)
1) Please be sure to wear bibs on front and back of your shirts with safety pins.

2) Regarding records, Gross Time and Net Time will be measured for Half Marathon participants.

3) A commemorative gift will be presented to each participant at the designated place on the designated day.

4) Half Marathon finishers (who finish within the time limit) will also receive a ‘Finisher’s Towel.’

5) The organizers will handle any accidents that occur during the race within the scope of accident insurance. Participants are requested to bring a health insurance card (or copy thereof) in case of accident.
6) Along the Half Marathon course, checkpoints will be set up, with their closing times as follows:

8.3 km   Jozenji-dori Kimachi Intersection       11:09 am ( 64 min.)
11.0 km   Itsutsubashi Intersection           11:29 am ( 84 min.)
12.8 km   Intersection in front of the Athletic Field  11:41 am ( 96 min.)
15.0 km   Miyagino 2-Chome Intersection       11:57 am (112 min.)
17.9 km   In front of Orosho Center           12:17 pm (132 min.)
19.6 km    Miyachiyo 1-Chome Intersection      12:29 pm (144 min.)


*Other than the checkpoints listed above, runners who are clearly behind may be ordered to stop the race.

*Regardless of the given times for checkpoints, the course will be closed after the traffic control car that follows the runners passes by. No runner may run behind the traffic control car.

*During the race, if the race officials determine that a runner in the Wheelchair Div. will be overtaken by runners in the Registered or Open Div., that runner will be disqualified for safety reasons. A race official will direct the runner to discontinue to race. Please follow the directions of the race official and board the pick-up bus.

*Runners who fail to pass a checkpoint by the designated time must discontinue the race. Please follow the directions of race officials, immediately remove your number card and move to the sidewalk. Board the pick-up bus at the next checkpoint and remove your RS Tag after boarding the bus.

*At 12:45 (2 hrs. 40 min. after starting), all races will end regardless of whether checkpoints have been passed. Traffic control will end and it will be impossible to continue running. Runners who are still on the course must immediately discontinue the race, move onto the sidewalk and remove their number cards.
Others (2)
11) Assembly at the starting blocks

Half Marathon Half Marathon (JAAF Registered A & B Member, and Open Div.)
Starting positions are assigned in order of self-reported times (=number card).
Starting blocks will be set according to self-reported times, so please assemble at the block that matches your reported time no later than 20 minutes before the start of the race (9:45). Please note that runners with no reported time will be assigned to the final block.

*After 9:45, runners will no longer be directed to starting blocks. Please be aware that runners who do not arrive in time for the assembly will start the race after the final block regardless of their self-reported times.

*Please note that entrants who do not arrive in time for a 10:05 start will be disqualified.

12) There is no parking lot at the starting area, so please use public transportation. The organizers claim no responsibility for delayed arrivals due to public transportation, traffic congestion, etc.

13) This event doubles as a trial race for runners dispatched to the Nenrin-pic Marathon Exchange Event (Senior Div.). Sendai residents over the age of 60 are eligible. For details, please contact Sendai City Silver Center (Tel. 022-215-3170).

14) Runners from the registered division who place highly in the half marathon will be invited to the Kume Island Marathon and those of open division will be invited to the Kobe Marathon and the Kyoto Marathon. You must, however, be a Sendai resident to be eligible for aforementioned invite.

15) No entrant may wear or display any design or trademark representing a company or product for the purpose of advertising at the venue, including on the course. In addition, no entrant may wear or display items with political slogans or language against public order and morals. Moreover, should an organizer deem an item of yours to be inappropriate, you may be refused entry into the race.

16) Please note that the organizers may allow the sale of photos, etc. on a consignment basis.

17) All runners’ records will be uploaded to the official website at http://www.sendaihalf.com.

18) Half Marathon finishers will be given an official time certificate (with split time). Half Marathon finishers will be given a certificate of completion including split time.
Others (3)
19) No entrant may wear or display any design or trademark representing a company or product for the purpose of advertising at the venue, including on the course. In addition, no entrant may wear or display items with political slogans or language against public order and morals. Moreover, should an organizer deem an item of yours to be inappropriate, you may be refused entry the race.

20) Entry or running in the course by those who are not entrant is a nuisance and strictly prohibited.

21) Please note that the organizers may allow the sale of photos, etc. on a consignment basis.

22) All runners’ records will be uploaded to the official website at http://www.sendaihalf.com.

23) Half Marathon finishers (JAAF Registered A & B Member) will be given an official time certificate . Half Marathon finishers (Open, and Wheelchair Div.) and 5km and 2km finishers will be given a certificate of completion (for details on the distribution of certificates, please see the Participants’ Guide that will be sent in mid-April).
On the day of the race, finishing flash times can be viewed on Runners’ Update sites : http://runnet.jp/record/

24) Half Marathon Finishers (Open Div.) who are registered in JAAF (for F.Y. 2017) will be issued an official time certificate upon request and then processing record inspection.

Please apply to the Secretariat Office by e-mail (sendai_half@spf-sendai.jp) or fax (022-215-3575) by May 31, 2017 (Wed) with the following information: ① Number card ② Name ③ Name of Registered Association ④ Registration Number (for F.Y. 2017). Requests that arrive after June 1, 2017 (Thu.) will not be accepted under any circumstances.
*Registration in JAAF for F.Y. 2017 must be completed and authorized by the date of May 10, 2017 (Wed). Note that the certificate will not be issued without the authority
*In addition, official time certificate will not be issued if there should be lacks of records in any checkpoint or impossible lap time except for malfunction of record systems.

25) In addition to the above, please follow all directions given by the organizer with regard to the event.
Use of Personal Information
* The organizer recognizes the importance of personal information and shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations and abide by its personal information protection policy.

* Participants’ personal information will be used to enhance services provided to participants, to deliver invitations and guidance, record notification, related information, invitations for future competitions, services provided by cooperating and related organizations, and to announce rankings. Additionally, organizers and authorized representatives may use your personal information to contact you in order to verify details of your application.

* Sendai International Half Marathon forms an alliance with ‘RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2018 (Semi-Elite). According the alliance, participants’ personal information in this event will be provided with Tokyo Marathon Foundation by electromagnetic means.

The information to be provided is;
①Name ②Gender ③Date of Birth ④Records(Result).
This information will be used for entry of ‘RUN as ONE – Tokyo Marathon 2018’ and to determine starting block for Tokyo Marathon based on the result in this event.
Please contact the Secretariat Office for refusal to the provision.
Declaration
I agree to the 'Terms and Conditions for Application’to participate in the event.

Event secretariat information

Event secretariat Sendai Int'l Half Marathon Executive Committee
Application address JTB Sports Station
Postal address 7F, 3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho, Chuku, Osaka
Phone number 06-6252-4009
E-mail jtbss@west.jtb.jp
Business hours Hours 9:30-17:30; Closed Sat.,Sun.,holidays **Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)**

Contact details

Sendai Int'l Half Marathon Executive Committee

JTB Sports Station

7F, Hommachi Cross Bldg,3-1-8 Minami-Kyuhoji-cho,
Chuo-ku, Osaka,541-0058,Japan 
Email: jtbss@west.jtb.jp
TEL: +81-6-6252-4009
FAX: +81-6-6252-4015
Office Hours: 9:30 - 17:30
Office Closed: Every Weekends, National Holidays and Dec. 29th to Jan. 3th)
Japan Standard Time (GMT+9)

Event agreement

Applicants must agree to the following terms and conditions and fill out the application form.

Submitted applications cannot be altered or cancelled due to personal circumstances.

If the event is cancelled or curtailed due to conditions beyond the organizer's control (earthquakes, storm or flood damage, incidents, accidents, etc.), personal circumstance, multiple applications, and over payment or multiple payments, entry fees will not be refunded.

Participants must not falsify their age, gender, or other information, or employ a proxy runner. If such an act is discovered, the participant must abide by the decision of the organizer to revoke the participant’s entry and any awards, bar the participant from future participation in the event, etc. Participants understand that the organizer has no responsibility to provide aid or refund the entry fee in such cases.

Participants must not suffer from heart disease or other illnesses, must pay attention to their health and undergo adequate training before participation. The participant assumes responsibility for all illness, injury, accident, and loss. If the participant is not feeling well on the day of the event, they must withdraw from the race. .

During the race, if the organizers (staff, doctors, medical staff, etc.) determine that there is an obstacle to a participant’s continued participation in the race, the participant must follow directions to discontinue the race immediately. In addition, participants must follow directions from the organizers concerning safety and/or the administration of the event.

A participant who becomes ill or injured during the event may not refuse emergency medical treatment, and shall not hold the organizer responsible for the methods used, their efficacy, etc.

Participants release the organizers from responsibility concerning accidents, losses, injuries or illnesses that may occur during the event, and agree not to claim damages.

Participants understand that compensation for accidents, illness or injuries that may occur during the event shall be within the scope of insurance coverage provided by the organizer.

Participants’ family members, relatives, guardians (in the case of a minor) and team members (in case of application by a representative) must consent to the participant’s participation in this event.

Participants must not falsify their age, gender, or other information, or employ a proxy runner. If such an act is discovered, the participant must abide by the decision of the organizer to revoke the participant’s entry and any awards, bar the participant from future participation in the event, etc. Participants understand that the organizer has no responsibility to provide aid or refund the entry fee in such cases.

Participants consent to the reporting, publication and use of videos, photographs, articles, and records relating to the event (including personal information such as name, age, gender, records, and portraits) in the newspaper, television, magazines, internet, and pamphlets. Participants grant the organizers the right to publish and use this information.

Participants must agree to the organizer’s rules regarding the handling of personal information, which are specified in a separate document.

In addition to the above terms and conditions, participants must agree to abide by the organizer’s rules for the race. (In the event of any inconsistency, the rules for the race shall prevail.)