RULES AND REGULATIONS

2021 RUN AS ONE SINGAPORE

INTRODUCTION

In 2021 “Run as One Singapore” is a ‘hybrid’ run, a concept that is halfway between the traditional ‘mass-participation’ event and a virtual event. It allows for a COVID-19 safe race, whilst maintaining a competitive element.

Key event characteristics:

  1. Runners choose their run distance; either 7.4km or 12.9km.
  2. Runners choose a time slot to start their race.
  3. Runners follow a fixed route, audio-guided by the MyRaceGate app
  4. Runners use the MyRaceGate app to record their run. The app stops the clock automatically when runners cross the finish line. 
  5. Results are posted immediately on the live leaderboard.
  6. The fastest 12.9km runners are invited to run in the Finale. The Finale determines the final individual rankings.

1          GENERAL

1.1      RUN AS ONE SINGAPORE 2021 is organised by MetaSport hereafter “The Organiser”.


2          PERSONAL HEALTH RISKS & PRECAUTIONS

2.1   Participants must follow all posted instructions while visiting any event-related venue. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness, permanent disability, and death. By visiting an event-related venue, participants voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19;

2.2   All participants must follow the following COVID-19 general guidelines:

  • A runner who feels unwell (i.e. fever, cough) should stay at home and not participate in the race.
  • If someone in a runner’s household has tested positive for the virus, the runner should stay at home for a period of 14 days.
  • Runners should maintain good personal hygiene by regularly washing hands using soap and water or alcohol-based (at least 65–70%) hand sanitiser for 20 seconds.
  • Runners over 65 years old, and any person with compromised health conditions should take greater preventive measures.

2.3  While participating in the Event, participants agree to comply with any public health and/or safety directions of Organising staff, representatives or contractors; police; or government or health authorities.

2.4   Participants authorise and consent to the Organising staff, representatives or contractors to conduct public health safety screening and contact tracing activities by methods selected by the Organiser. 

2.5   Participants must scan in and out of the venue using the Trace Together app in relation to the potential spread of COVID-19.

2.6   Participants must adhere to a 2-metre safe distance from others at the start and finish points, and during the run.

2.7   Participants must wear a safety mask at all times prior to starting the run and after the finish, once they have caught their breath.

2.8   Participants must be self-sufficient, as athlete services such as bag deposit and course drink stations are not provided.


3          RACE ENTRY – GENERAL

3.1      Participants must be 14 years old as at 30 May 2021 to take part in the 12.9km Run.

3.2      Runners are ranked in their overall gender category and their age category based on their age as at 30 May 2021.

3.3      Participants must be 10 years old as at 30 May 2021 to take part in the 7.4km Run.

3.4      Children between the age of 10 to 15 years as at 30 May 2021, participating in the 7.4km non-competitive run, must be accompanied by a parent who will be responsible for their safety during the event.


4          RACE ENTRY –  TEAM OF 4

4.1   A “Team of 4” must comprise 4 runners, each running 12.9km.

4.2       Members of a “Team of 4” Male / Mixed category can be either all men or mixed genders. Members of a “Team of 4” Female category must be all women.

4.3   A runner is allowed to register in one team only. 

4.4   All members of a “Team of 4” are automatically registered in the individual event and are eligible for individual prizes.

4.5   The finishing times of all four runners in a team shall be aggregated to determine the position of the teams.


5         REGISTRATION FEES

5.1   Once registration has been duly processed, there will be no fee refund for participants who do not eventually take part in the event for whatever reason, or who have registered in an incorrect category.

5.2   Race categories and race entries are strictly non-transferable.

5.3 In the event of force majeure, inclement weather, or other hazardous conditions, prior to or on event days, the Organiser reserves the right to reschedule or cancel the race without any refund of registration fees.

5.4   On race day, in the event of inclement weather, force majeure or other hazardous conditions, the Organiser reserves the right to delay the commencement of the race, shorten the race or modify the course.


6          REGISTRATION PROCESSES

6.1   Registration may be completed online through the event website.

6.2   The Organiser will not entertain nor be in any way responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete or inaccurate registration details.

6.3   The Organiser reserves the right to limit and/or refuse entries without giving any reason.

6.4   Entries are not accepted after the closing of the registration period.


7          RESULTS AND TIMING

7.1   All results and rankings will be based on Real Time, which is the time from when a runner presses the start button on the MyRaceGate app at the starting point until he or she crosses the finishing point, as recorded by the MyRaceGate app.

7.2   In the event of the race app failing or other technical issues, the Organiser reserves the right to use a recording from a  secondary tracking device (such as a sports watch, Strava, RunKeeper) to determine a runner’s finish time.


8          PRIZES

8.1   Participants who successfully complete the race (12.9km or 7.4km) will be awarded a finisher e-Certificate. 

8.2   Trophy allocation can be found here in the event website.

8.3   Trophies are awarded to 12.9km individual runners based on their ‘Finale’ result.

8.4   Trophies are awarded to Team-of-4 teams based on their ‘MyRaceGate’ app results.

8.5   Participants in the 7km Run will not be awarded any trophies, as it is a non-competitive run.

8.6  The following 12.9km runners automatically qualify for the Finale:

  1. The fastest 16 men
  2. The fastest 16 women
  3. The fastest 8 runners of each individual category, as long as they finish within 10% of the 3rd placed runner’s time in their respective category.

8.7  The Organiser reserves the right to give Finale wild cards to other 12.9km runners.


9          RUN CONDUCT

9.1       It is the participant’s responsibility to start and finish at the correct location and complete the correct course.

9.2       Participants must complete the entirety of the course by themselves, and not use any other person, vehicle or mode to move their tracking device around the course.

9.3       Participants must start the run not earlier than Friday 21 May 0000 hours and finish not later than Sunday 30 May, 2359 hours.

9.4       Participants must ensure that all run tracking data has been uploaded to the MyRaceGate app successfully by Sunday 30 May, 2359 hours.

9.5       Participants may complete the course only once, and upload only one set of run data per race distance for inclusion in the official results. Participants with duplicate data will be disqualified.


10        DISQUALIFICATION

10.1 The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify a participant if he or she:

  1. Registers in an ineligible category
  2. Does not meet the age criteria
  3. Fails to pass through all mandatory checkpoints along the route
  4. Completes the run outside the allowed time period
  5. Uses a vehicle or a faster runner to record their run, or seeks to improve their ranking by any other illegal means
  6. Finishes a race distance more than once
  7. Gives incorrect personal information
  8. Argues with or confronts any race officials
  9. Runs the route in the incorrect direction

10.2 The Organiser reserves the right to give a time penalty if a participant inadvertently takes an incorrect route.


11        APPEALS

11.1 For prize winners or possible prize winners, disputes and appeals must be made by electronic mail within one day of the results being published on the event website.

11.2 The Organiser reserves the right not to entertain any dispute or appeal once the appeal period has passed.

11.3 Protests must be submitted in accordance with the following procedure:

  1. To the Organiser,
  2. In writing using the Official Protest Form,
  3. Within one day from the time the official results are posted on the event website.

11.4 The decision of the Appeal Committee is final and the Organising Committee will not consider any appeal nor enter into any correspondence with Participants.


    12        OTHERS

    12.1 The Organiser reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change the venue, date or time of the Event. There will be no fee refund if the event is cancelled for whatever reason.

    12.2 The Organiser reserves the right to amend any rules and regulations without prior notice.

    12.3 Failure to observe the rules and regulations shall result in disqualification and no refund will be given. The Organiser, their partners, staff and/or agents will not be held responsible for any claims arising out of any death or injury, damage or loss, suffered or caused while attending this competition, and this includes all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such claims.


    13        PHOTOGRAPHY

    13.1 The Organiser reserves the right to use any photographs (including those of Participants), motion pictures, recordings, or any other media records of the Run as One Singapore, for any legitimate purpose, including commercial advertising and distribution to sponsors and partners.

    13.2 Photography and/or videography will be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes by the official photographer and/or videographer, and may be used for print, social media and on online/electronic platforms of the Organiser. The Organiser owns all rights to the photographs and video recordings. If you do not wish to have any photographs or video recordings taken of you, please inform the Organiser.

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