Confirmation Criteria

Entry to the half marathon race category is only against a timing certificate (except limited places for Women’s criteria & Charity running places), as elaborated below. You must have fulfilled the requirements mentioned below, under each criterion, in order to apply for the half marathon category.


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 AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON 2018 race day, i.e. 21 st October 2018.

  • Timings of only marathon (42.195 km), 25 km , half marathon (21.097 km) and 10 km distances will be considered to qualify for the half marathon race category– timing cut-offs of each distance to apply for the half marathon category at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 as given below. Recognized timed relay races, where an individual runner covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will also be considered to qualify for Half Marathon race category only.

  • The course is measured either by an accredited IAAF-AIMS measurer using the calibrated bicycle method or by a local state athletic association representative using a GPS measurement device. Measurement by GPS device has been found to underestimate course length by approximately 200m over a half marathon distance so the target reading for a GPS-measured half marathon should be 1% more than the advertised distance, i.e. 21.31km. Equivalent GPS device 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.

  • Race results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event

  • Outside of running events promoted by Procam International (viz. the Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru, the Tata Mumbai Marathon and the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K), THE AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY RACE AS AN OFFICIAL QUALIFIER and no advantage may be sought by any participant claiming a finish time from any such race

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

  • Race Category Finish 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 km 01:35:00 or faster

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 by an applicant. Please note where any of the guidelines are not followed by a promoter/organizer, or where there are many 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. The decision of Procam shall be binding and final.

  • The running event must have been conducted within the period of 24 months preceding AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON 2018 race day, i.e. 21 st October 2018.

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

  • The course must be measured either by the AIMS ratified/local state athletic association representative and the measurement report must be uploaded on the official website of the event.

  • All runners are compulsorily timed using the RFID technology.

    • Timing tags must have been 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.

    • Final Race Results should be available on the event website for a period of 24 months from the date of the event. Such final results must include and showcase timings of runners recorded on the minimum number of split points as mentioned in 4(b) above.

  • Adequate verifiable mechanisms are required to be put in place to verify that the applicant for AIRTEL DELHI HALF MARATHON 2018 is the runner who registered and ran at the running event in concern.

  • Runners with results showing missing timing split point data / split point timing not available, their timing result/ certificate will not be considered for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
  • In case it is observed that there are substantial number of finishers with one or more timing split point missing data/ data not available, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. The decision of Procam shall be binding and final.
  • A organizer/promoter to give a written declaration to Procam confirming the following –

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

    • Runners with results showing timing split point missing data / split point timing not available, their timing result/ certificate will not be considered for Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.

    • In case it is observed that there are substantial number of finishers with one or more timing split point missing data/ data not available, Procam may at its sole discretion, not accept the timing certificates of such running events. The decision of Procam shall be binding and final.

    • Number of timing mats used (in addition to mats at start and finish gates) and the course map specifying locations where mats are placed (Indicating kilometer point) on course map of timed race categories.

    • 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.

    • It is advised that the final timing results declared for all timed categories be shared with Procam International in an excel file capturing the appended details of all finishers of the race, at adhm@procam.in. This is required for verification of results
      • First Name, middle name & Last Name
      • Bib no.
      • Gender
      • All Split point timings data including Start point.
      • Net finish time
      • Rank

II] WOMEN'S CRITERIA

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

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 minimum INR 5000( subject to change on the basis of availability), 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 21st September 2018 or as soon as running places are filled, whichever is earlier. You may visit for more details.

Note:

  • Registration for half marathon (21.097 km) is open only for timed runners, applying with valid timing certificate as explained in “Timing Certificate Criteria”. This rule is not applicable for limited running spots that are reserved for “Women’s Criteria” & “Charity running places”.

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

  • Recognized timed relay races, where an individual runner covers a distance of minimum 10 km, will be considered to qualify for Half Marathon race category only.

  • The qualification timings mentioned above are only to consider eligibility for confirmation in the half marathon race category. However, on race day, ADHM 2018 timing results, ranking and online certificates will be generated only for runners who complete the half marathon distance within 3 hours from start time

  • Post 15 working days of registration closure, individual applicant is required to go online and check his/her application status.

PRIORITY LINE-UP ON RACE DAY

Confirmed applicants of half marathon category who have provided valid timing certificates along with their application forms, will get priority in line-up on race day (21st October 2018). Line-up sections will be allocated based on the finish time mentioned on the timing certificates submitted at the time of application.

*Half Marathon Line-up sections on race day:

Section Section Start time Section End time
A - Under 1 hr 45 min
B 1 hr 45 min Under 2 hrs 06 min
C 2 hrs 06 min Under 2 hrs 33 min
D 2 hrs 33 min Under 2 hrs 57 min
E 2 hrs 57 min Under 3 hrs 21 min
F 3 hrs 21 min onwards + Participants registering under Women’s Criteria & Charity Running Places without timing certificate

*Half marathon line-up sections given above are indicative and may undergo a change which will be communicated on the event website, post closure of all registrations. Please note, on race day timing results and certificates will be generated only for runners who complete the half marathon distance within 3 hours from start time.

Note: Confirmed applicants improving their timing performance post submission of application can request for changing the Line Up Area section only till 14th September 2018, valid timing certificate needs to provided for this on email:

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