□ Insurance Coverage: The 2023 Seoul Race is covered by public liability insurance. Personal insurance for death, injury, and other coverage should be arranged individually.
■ Important Notice:Consideration of Participants' Health Status:In Seoul Running, injuries and fatalities may occur.Participants are advised to consider their own health conditions before applying for participation.The organizers will arrange ambulance services at key locations as a precautionary measure.However, for injuries and accidents that occur during the race, the insurance company will cover the expenses within the limits of the personal accident insurance, and the organizers will not be held responsible.Participants must ensure, through medical examination, that they are capable of running without any issues.
□ Meeting Time and Place:Half / 11km Course:Meeting Time: Before 07:00 on October 8, 2023 (Sunday)Meeting Place: Seoul Plaza and Cheonggye Plaza (Seoul City Hall, Cheonggyecheon)
□ Start Time: October 8, 2023 (Sunday) at 08:00*Please arrive at the event venue with plenty of time, warm up properly, and prepare for the start.
□ Eligibility:Half course: Participants must be over 18 years old and in good physical health, and agree to the participant guidelines
□ 11km Course: Participants must be in good physical health and agree to the participant guidelines.
*Participants who are active registered athletes in track and field, triathlon, modern pentathlon, and similar sports where performance is measured and ranked, as well as participants who have been registered as Korea Association of Athletics Federation athletes or have participated in nationwide competitions as regional representatives within the past 2 years, will be excluded from the awards ceremony.
□ Cancellation and Refund
Cancellation is possible until September 8, 2023, 2:00 PM, and no cancellation or refund will be available after.
*Card Cancellation: For payments made by card, the cancellation will be approved after verifying the cardholder's identity. The cancellation and refund process may take 3 to 7 business days, depending on the card issuer.
*Cancellation Procedure: Contact the office and follow the personal verification process to request a refund.
□ Gathering and Departure Instructions
For Half course participants, please arrive at Cheonggye Square before 7:00 AM, change into your running attire in the changing rooms, store your personal belongings in the storage area, and gather at Seoul Plaza after thoroughly warming up.
For 11km course participants, please arrive at Seoul Plaza before 7:00 AM, change into your running attire in the changing rooms, store your personal belongings in the storage area, and gather within the designated area after warming up.
The start will be open from 8:00 AM, beginning with the Open International (Half) category, followed by Half course and 11km course. The timing will be measured using the Net-Time method from the moment you step on the starting mat. Please start with ample time for your safety.
As parking is not available at Seoul Plaza and Cheonggye Square, we recommend using public transportation.
□ Course Time Limit Information
Due to the course passing through the heart of Seoul and to minimize inconvenience to citizens, there will be strict time limits of 2 hours and 30 minutes for the Half course and 1 hour and 30 minutes for the 11km course. After the designated time limits, traffic control will be lifted, so please cooperate to complete the race within the allotted time and follow the instructions of the race officials.
The race office will not be responsible for any accidents that occur after the lifting of traffic control.
□ Changing Rooms and Storage Area
For your convenience, changing rooms and storage areas will be provided by the race office on the event day.
The storage areas will be separated by participant categories (Half course at Cheonggye Square / 11km at Seoul Plaza). Please make sure to store your belongings in the designated storage area for your category.
Before the start, please allow sufficient time to deposit your belongings.
□ Retrieval of Belongings
When retrieving your belongings, please present the storage sticker that was provided when storing your items. Please note that valuable items will not be stored, and the race office will not be responsible for any lost items as the content of the stored items cannot be checked in advance.
There have been cases of theft of cash and valuable items at marathon venues, so participants should be aware of this and refrain from carrying cash and valuable items except for what is necessary on the day of the event.
□ Beverage and Snack Provision
Bottled water and sports drinks: Provided at the 5km, 10km, and 15km points.
Sponges: Provided at the 7.5km, 12.5km, and 17.5km points.
Snacks: Exclusive for Half course participants, provided at the 15km point.
□ Instructions for Using Timing Chips
The timing measurement method is the Net-Time system, which starts measuring from the moment you pass the starting point. Upon receiving the chip, please check if it is properly attached behind your bib number. If there are any issues, please contact the race office immediately at 02-361-1427.
Precautions when using the timing chip:
Do not bend or remove the timing chip.
The chip must be attached to the bib number for accurate measurement. (Please make sure the bib number is visible on the front outer side.)
The chip is disposable and does not need to be returned.
※ Failure to attach the bib number (chip) or pass through the starting, finishing, or timing mats on the course will result in disqualification as your time will not be measured.
After payment is completed and participation is confirmed, participant transfers and proxy participation will not be allowed. Participant changes and proxy participation will result in disqualification, and no race certificate will be issued. Furthermore, any acts of interference or misconduct that impede or hinder the accurate assessment of records, such as wearing another person's chip, will not be recognized.
※ Please note that attaching or tampering with the bib number on the day of the event or attaching it after modification or replacement will result in participation being prohibited by race officials, and the record will not be recognized.
□ Provision of Items
Bib numbers and souvenirs will be sent by courier to the address provided during registration, and the cost will be borne by the organizers. The finisher's medal can be received on-site only by those who complete the race. Participant items will be sent before the race. (Scheduled for sequential delivery starting from September 25th)
Seoul Race collects personal information from applicants, including real names and resident registration numbers, to identify individuals.
Required information: Name, resident registration number, participation category, address, contact information, email, and other personal details are collected for the purpose of providing insurance coverage and sending notifications (via email, text messages) related to the event. Additionally, personal information may be shared with sponsors and partner companies to enhance the quality of service provided.
Seoul Race will not disclose personal information to any other third-party entities, companies, or organizations for commercial purposes.
□ Group Applications
Group applications are not allowed, and only individual applications are accepted.
□ Other Matters
The Seoul Race office has the authority to disqualify participants, issue special invitations, suspend or cancel the event (in cases of force majeure where refunds of participation fees due to event cancellation are not possible), and make changes to the course, among other actions.
Other matters are subject to the 2023 regulations of the Korea Association of Athletics Federations (KAAF).