The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is organized by Stichting Sportevenementen Le Champion.
The organisation of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon is under the auspices of the Athletics Union.
The competition regulations of the Athletics Union apply to both the competition and the recreational run, except insofar as they are deviated from in these General Terms & Conditions. The competition regulations of the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) apply, except insofar as they are deviated from in the competition regulations of the Athletics Union or in these General Terms & Conditions.
The Participant must run along the track set out by the Organiser in a manner that is usual for track and field events. He must be recognisable as a Participant.
The Road Traffic Act and the legislation based on this Act, such as the Road Traffic and Traffic Signals Regulations, remain in full force on the entire track throughout the Event.
The Participants must comply with instructions from the Organiser, and/or persons who, based on their clothing or other physical characteristics, appear to belong to the organisation of the Organiser.
The Organiser is entitled to disqualify a Participant and/or take a Participant out of the competition if he does not comply with these competition regulations or displays unsporting or improper behaviour or if it is deemed necessary on medical grounds or for an orderly progression of the Event.
The Organiser will collect the starting numbers from Participants who have been disqualified or have otherwise dropped out of the race.
Bringing along objects like prams/strollers, banners etc. and pets is not permitted.
It is expected of the Participants that they will not damage the property of others and not leave any rubbish behind.
Displaying or expressing explicit political, philosophical or religious views or making statements that may be considered offensive, hurtful or insulting, in any way, during the Event is prohibited.
The actual allocation of a starting area to a Participant is made by the Organiser. The Participant must be present in the allocated starting area no less than five minutes before the start.
The Participant will receive a Bib number from the Organiser which will show his allocated participation number. The Participant must attach the Bib number to his chest. The Bib number must be attached and worn in such a way that the participation number and other information are easy to see. The Bib number can not be trimmed or folded. The Participant is prohibited from wearing other Bib numbers than the one he has received from the Organiser. Failure to comply may result in disqualification.
The Participant is obliged to list his medical passport and other details on the backside of the Bib number.
Every Participant must run with the MYLAPS BibTag time registration chip provided by the organisation. The gross final times will be rounded up to whole seconds. In case of running records and related prices, the organization also makes use of printed times and hand clocked times. The passage of the finish by the athlete determines the outcome of the match (in accordance with Article 165 of the competition rules of the Dutch Athletics Union).
Every Participant in the 42 km who finishes within the required time has a chance of winning an honorary prize. A Participant is not entitled to a prize if he has acted in a way that contravenes the competition regulations. An awarded prize must be returned to the Organiser after it has been presented if it becomes apparent that the Participant has acted in a way that contravenes the competition regulations.
The Organiser will determine the result and is entitled to change the result if any inaccuracies have been noted. A Participant must return any prizes to the Organiser if a change to the result means that the Participant is no longer entitled to the prize.
Once the final starting group has left it is not possible for latecomers to start.
The TCS Amsterdam Marathon has time limits:
- 42 km: 6.00 hour;
- 21 km: 3.00 hour;
- 8 km: 1.05 hour.
The Organiser does not accept responsibility for lost items of clothing or other belongings of Participants. The same applies to items that have been left behind in the changing facilities made available by the Organiser.
It is not permitted for a person to be accompanied on the track, irrespective for which purpose and by which person, unless written permission has been obtained from the Organiser.
The participants in the publicity caravan should have a full insurance policy.
The organization takes no responsibility in case of illness or accident suffered by participants or people in the guidance and publicity caravan.
In all cases for which these regulations do not provide the Organiser will make the final decision.