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 Companies Challenge
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Art. 1.
La Rochelle Marathon organization plans on Sunday, November 28, 2021 a Companies Challenge, with mixed team of 4 runners. The first competitor will run 9km, the 2nd 11,2km, the 3rd 9,8km and the 4th 12,2km, 42,195km in total, as the Marathon route.

Art. 2.
The Companies Challenge is opened to companies, government organizations, professional organizations, corporation clubs. It doesn’t concern sport clubs. The race is open to licensed and non-licensed runners born in 2004 or before (minimum age 18 years old).

Art. 3.
The race will start at 9 a.m on quai Maubec. The route is the same as the Marathon’s route. Relays 1,2 and 3 take place at Place de Verdun.

Art. 4.
In accordance with article 20 of C.N.C.H.S. rules, every accompanying person, notably on bike or rollerskate, is forbidden, or else competitor will be disqualified.

Art. 5.
There will be food and drink stations every 5 km as well as at 2 relays and at the finish area.

Art. 6.
The registration fee for a team is 290 € for companies zero-rated and 348 € for companies liable for VAT.

Art. 7.
All non-licensed runners must supply an original medical certificate or a copy, with a date subsequent to November 29, 2020 and stating that there is no medical contraindication to sport or running in competition. Runners are expressly reminded that they take part in the race at their own risk.

Art. 8.
Every competitor has to verify its registration by consulting the participant’s list on the Marathon website. A race entry letter will be sent to the team’s responsible 10 days before the race.

Art. 9.
Race numbers and Challenge packs will be issued at the Marathon Village (open from 3 to 8 pm on Friday, November 26, and from 9 am to 8:30 pm on Saturday, November 27). They will only be issued on presentation of the Race Entry letter. A proof of identity will also be required. No number will be sent by post or issued on the Sunday morning.

Art. 10.
To ensure good conditions for the race, registrations are limited to 150 teams.

Art. 11.

Each team will receive a “Challenge pack” which is composed of :
- 4 race numbers
- 1 race number holder used for time-keeping
- 4 personalized tee-shirts with the team name on the back
- 4 bags and 4 surprise gifts
- 1 team certificate (to download on our website)

Art. 12.
Prize giving will take place in the auditorium of the Encan centre at 3pm on Sunday, November 28, 2021. before the Marathon prize giving. The first three teams will be called on the podium. The results (add up the 4 runner’s time) will be available on the Marathon’s website, each runner will see its personal time.


Art. 13.
The race number has to be placed in front, it is attributed to an individual and can not be transferred to any other person. Anyone who gives his/her number to another person will be responsible in case of an accident of this person during the race. The number can not be transferred to any other race as the 10 Km, Duo or Marathon, and this applies as soon as the registration’s receipt. For the 2021 edition, following the 2020 edition cancellation, the transfer of a registration to the Duo is exceptionnaly possible for runners who have postponed their registration to 2021 (subject to avaibility).

Art. 14.
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the race in the event of a natural disaster or any other circumstances beyond its control which could endanger competitor’s safety. In case of such a cancellation, competitors would not be able to claim a reimbursement of any kind. 

Art. 14. bis.
: If the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, the team will be able to choose between a full refund or report of their registration. But if the event is maintained and if runners are not in order with governmental sanitary rules, the team will not be able to participate and none refund or report will be given.

Art. 15.
Eco-friendly Marathon – Respect of environment. The organizers are very attached to the respect of environment, and remind every competitor of respecting the areas crosses by the race. It is strictly forbidden to get rid of waste on the route (papers, packaging, cup…). Bins are placed on every refreshment point and every “collect zone” (there are indicated collect zones every one kilometre). Competitors must keep their waste with them until they find a bin. The direction can give time penalties or disqualify competitors who throw their waste outside these dedicated areas.

Art. 16.
The organizers are not responsibles in case of theft or loss of personal effects which may happened during the week-end of the event.

Art. 17.
All competitors expressly authorize the organizers of the Serge Vigot La Rochelle Marathon, as well as their sponsors, partners and press contacts, to use or keep any image either still or moving on which they might  appear, taken during their participation in the Serge Vigot La Rochelle Marathon, for any purpose including promotional and publicity material, in any part of the world and for the longest period allowed by the law, by regulations, and by current treaties including any extensions which might be authorized to this time limit, pursuant to the law named « Informatique et Libertés » dated January 6, 1978.

Art. 18.
The personal data collected on the registration form is necessary to organize the race. It might be kept or be used for sending information or prospecting (newsletter for instance).

Art. 19.
Every competitor ackowledges having made acquainted with these rules and accepts every clause. We remind that every competitor should be responsible for his/her ability to participate to the race, even if a medical certificate have been given.

Art. 20.
The organizers can change these rules at every moment if they will be forced to, due to safety reasons or decision of the authorities. If a new version of these rules is published, modifications come into effect as soon as the publication is online and apply to every competitor. The organizers advise competitors to look at these rules from time to time, and can not be held responsibles for any damage resulting from a misinterpretation or use of obsolete information.