Entry to the half marathon race category is only against a timing certificate, unless an applicant is applying against the ‘Women’s Criteria’ or for the charity running places, as elaborated below. In order to apply for the half marathon race category of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2016 against a timing certificate, both applicants and race organizers must have fulfilled the requirements mentioned below under each criterion, as the case may be. Applications for the half marathon race category of ADHM 2016 shall be accepted subject to confirmation criteria and the entry rules and regulations mentioned on the event website alone. 


I]  Timing Certificate

' Applicants' please note –

    You must have participated in a distance running event which fulfils the following requirements –

  • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 24 months preceding ADHM 2016 race day, i.e. 20th November 2016.

  • Timing of only Marathon (42.195 km), 25 km, Half Marathon (21.097 km), and 10 km distances will be considered for half marathon race category. Timing certificate of a recognized timed relay race, where an individual covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will be considered to qualify for half marathon race category.

  • To be eligible for this confirmation under this criterion, your timing certificate needs to show your finish time as specified below:

  • Race CategoryFinish time
    Marathon (42.195 km) 07:18:00 or faster
    25 Km Run 04:11:00 or faster
    Half Marathon (21.097 km)03:30:00 or faster
    10 km01:35:00 or faster
  • The course is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method http://aims-worldrunning.org/measurement/MeasurementOfRoadRaceCourses.pdf or by a local state athletic association representative using a Garmin GPS measurement. Measurement by Garmin has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a Garmin-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent Garmin target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; 20km: 20.2km; 25km: 25.25km; Marathon: 42.62km. The measurement report must be uploaded onto the official website of the event.

  • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.

    • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.

    • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race.

  • THE AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY RACE AS A QUALIFIER and no advantage may be sought by any participant claiming a finish time from any such race.


Guidelines for race Promoters/Organizers of running events –

Given below are guidelines for promoters/organizers of running events for the timing certificates of your races to be accepted as part fulfilment of confirmation criteria where submitted by an applicant. Please note where any of the guidelines are not followed by a promoter/organizer, or where there are any issues/complaints relating to timing, distance or facilities provided by race organizers on race day, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. Such decision of Procam's shall be unequivocal and final.

  • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 24 months preceding ADHM 2016 race day, i.e. 20th November 2016.

  • Please note your running event cannot use the term 'qualifier to Airtel Delhi Half Marathon' or 'official qualifier to Delhi Half Marathon' in any/all communication.

  • The course is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method http://aims-worldrunning.org/measurement/MeasurementOfRoadRaceCourses.pdf or by a local state athletic association representative using a Garmin GPS measurement. Measurement by Garmin has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a Garmin-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent Garmin target lengths for other race distances would be: 10km: 10.1km; 20km: 20.2km; 25km: 25.25km; Marathon: 42.62km. The measurement report must be uploaded onto the official website of the event.

  • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.

    • Timing tags must be pasted on to the bibs before handing over the running number bibs to the runners – timing tags must not be handed out loose to the runners.

    • In addition to the timing mats at the start and finish gates, the course should have the following minimum number of mats on the course (split points) –

      • For a full marathon course (42.195 km) – at least 3 split point timing mats

      • For a 25 km course – at least 2 split point timing mats

      • For a half marathon course (21.097 km) – at least 2 split point timing mats

      • For a 10 km course – at least 1 split timing mat.

    • The provisional timing results are displayed on the website within 12 hours of published close hour of the race. Results and timing certificates should be available for verification by Procam on the website.

  • Adequate verifiable mechanisms are put in place to verify that the applicant for ADHM 2016 is the runner who registered and ran at the running event in concern.

  • A organizer/promoter to give a written declaration to Procam confirming the following –

    • The technical conduct of the race in question is being assisted by the local/state athletic federation.

    • Number of timing mats used (in addition to mats at start and finish gates) and the locations where mats are placed (indicating kilometre point).

    • The course has adequate verifiable anti-cheat mechanisms, including timings mats at split points, functional cameras at important junctions throughout the duration of the race with footage available for verification and officials present at crucial junctions.

II]  WOMEN'S QUOTA

To encourage women applicants' participation, there are a limited number of running places reserved for women applicants who cannot submit a timing certificate or do not fall within the timings mentioned above.

III]  Charity Running Places (Charity Running Bibs over)

Limited charity running places are available at a premium with the Event's official Philanthropy Partner, India Cares Foundation. The amount to be paid by the applicant will be Rs 3000, and after deducting applicable Event entry fee, the balance shall be remitted to the CSO–Civil Society Organisation (erstwhile referred to as NGO) registered with the Philanthropy Partner for the Event chosen by the applicant. Charity running places can be availed by applicants on first come first served basis. The application form for charity running places will be available with India Cares Foundation. Applicants who cannot submit a timing certificate or do not fall within the timings mentioned above can apply under charity running places. Please note, charity running places will not be available after 7th October 2016 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier. You may log on to the event website  www.adhm.procamrunning.in for more details.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR HALF MARATHON (21.097 km) APPLICANTS

  • Registration for half marathon (21.097 km) is open only for timed runners, applying with valid timing certificate as explained in “timing certificate” under Confirmation Criteria. This rule is not applicable for limited running spots that are reserved for women and for charity running places.

  • As and when the limit of entries to be accepted in half marathon is achieved, the registrations will close.

  • The qualification timings mentioned below are only to consider eligibility for confirmation in the half marathon race category. However, on race day, ADHM 2016 timing results, ranking and online certificates will be generated only for runners who complete the half marathon distance within 3 hours from start time.

  • No group registrations will be entertained for the half marathon race category. However, a representative can submit applications forms for up to 5 individuals only.

  • Your application form must be submitted along with a photocopy of either your Aadhar card or PAN card or passport.

  • Your application for the half marathon race category will be confirmed basis –

    • Eligibility of the application, and supporting documents submitted, under criterion applied for (refer to the ‘Criteria for Confirmation’ given below),

    • Verification of documents submitted along with application form,

    • Availability of running spaces,

    • Airtel Delhi Half Marathon entry rules and guidelines.

  • Please check your application status on event website www.adhm.procamrunning.in/application-status post 15 working days of registration closure.

  • Once your application is confirmed, you will be required to visit the Expo personally to collect your running number bib. Please note, a representative will NOT be allowed to collect running number bib on behalf of more than ONE half marathon runner.