Operation Supervisor | Sports Administration, Ministry of Education                 

Chief Organizer | Taipei City Govenment、Chinese Taipei Athletics Association(CTAA)

Associate Organizer | Department of Sports, Taipei City Government           

Executive Unit | Chinese Taipei Road Running Association(CTRRA)

Top Sponsors | Fubon Financial、adidas

Main Sponsors | CITIZEN、JBL、Marahon Expo

Assistant Sponsors | Taiwan Mobile、Fubon Insurace、BRANDS、TEL、SYNMOSA、All Sports

Co Sponsors | Super Supau、Salonpas、Nature Valley、True Yoga、EX TAPING、Tree Top、Amino Max

Race Date

December 9th, Sunday at 06:30am

Race Location

Taipei City Hall Plaza

Race Events

Event

Marathon

(42.195KM)

Half Marathon

(21.0975KM)

Runner Limit

7,000 persons

20,000 persons

Entry Fee

NT$1500US$60

NT$1000US$50

Timing Chip Deposit

NT$100

Age Limit

Restricted to those born prior to 2001,

under 17 years of age may not register

Time Limit

330 Minutes

180 Minutes

Gathering Time

06:00

06:30

Starting Time

06:30

07:00

Location

Taipei City Hall Plaza

Special Notice

  1. Marathon Group will be implemented in accordance with the IAAF label race regulations in order to apply for the label race certification.
  2. According to the traffic control issue, please arrive at the venue before the race start, so it wont affect your participation rights.
  3. Please follow any instructions being issued by traffic control staff and referees.
  4. Those who did not register for the race, please do not attend.
 

Race Course Route

Marathon(42.195KM)

Taipei City Hall-Shifu Rd.→Xinyi Rd.→Songzhi Rd.→Songgao Rd.→Yixian Rd.→Renai Rd.→Zhongshan S. Rd.→Xinyi Rd.→Hangzhou S. Rd.→Aiguo E. Rd.→Aiguo W. Rd.→South Gate →Little South Gate→Zhonghua Rd. →North Gate→Zhongxiao W. Rd. →Chongqing S. Rd. →Ketagalan Blvd. →Zhongshan S. Rd. →Zhongshan N. Rd. →Beian Rd. →Minshui Rd. →Lequan 1st Rd.→Meiti No.16 Water Gate→Taipei Riverside Parks→Tayou No.6 Water Gate→Tayou Rd.→Jiankang Rd. Ramp→Huandong Elevated Vifaduct→Keelung Rd.→Xinyi Rd.→Shifu Rd.→Finish at Taipei City Hall

Half-Marathon(21.0975KM)

Taipei City Hall-Shifu Rd.→Xinyi Rd.→Songzhi Rd.→Songgao Rd.→Yixian Rd.→Renai Rd.→Zhongshan S. Rd.→Zhongshan N. Rd.→Beian Rd.→Mingshui Rd.→Lequan 1st Rd.→Tiding Blvd.→MacArthur No.2 Bridge→Huandong Elevated Viaduct→Keelung Rd.→Xinyi Rd.→Shifu Rd.→Finish at Taipei City Hall

Race Competition Groups

a. The Marathon is divided into the following 14 age groups including the visually impaired group

Male Visually Impaired Group

Male 60 and up Male 50-59 Male 40-49 Male 30-39 Male 20-29 Male 19 and below
Female Visually Impaired Group Female 60 and up Female 50-59 Female 40-49 Female 30-39 Female 20-29 Female 19 and below

b. The Half Marathon is divided into the following 4 groups including the visually impaired group

Male Visually Impaired Group Male
Female Visually Impaired Group Female

♦Participants in the full marathon and half-marathon must be at least 17 years of age (born prior to the year 2001).
♦Please be sure that all of the personal information that you have given is correct while pre-registering.

  Entry fees are non-refundable in the event of incorrect personal information. Your right to participate in any of the races on the event day will be forfeited.

♦Visually Impaired Group: Please contact the CTRRA if you need detailed information concerning the entry of visually impaired runners.

Register Souvenir

Category

Check-In Souvenir

Finisher Souvenir

Other

Electronic Certificate

Bib&Pin

Timing

Chip

Singlet

Finisher

Towel

Finisher

Medal

Finisher

Souvenir

Lunch

Box

Finisher

T-Shirt

Electronic Certificate

Insurance

Marathon

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

Half Marathon

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

V

X

V

V

※Finisher Tee size are same as racing singlet
All those who have entered 2018 Taipei Marathon, will receive an adidas racing singlet.
Men's Size Chart
S-85CM M-94CM L-102CM XL-111CM XXL-120CM
Women's Size Chart
S-78CM M-82CM L-86CM XL-90CM XXL-94CM

※In response to environmental protection, participants can choose whether to receive a racing singlet and/or a full marathon finisher's tee.

Singlet and Tee Choices

Special thanks to adidas for sponsoring the race shirts. In response to environmental protection, please choose carefully whether you would like the racing singlet and/or finisher’s tee. Let us make good use of every resource and make a contribution to the earth. 

Registration Information

  1. The 2018 Taipei Marathon adopts a method of registration in which applicants will first pre-register on-line and then afterwards a computerized lucky draw will select 27,000 participants (7,000 runners for the full marathon、20,000 runners for the half-marathon) to take part in this race activity event. All of the selected participants must complete their payment transaction within the stipulated time period for completing their registration procedure while all of the remaining applicants who pre-registered but were not selected in the lucky draw will be placed on the waiting list.
  2. Prior to pre-registering, please be sure to read and understand all of the related race activity event rules and regulations at the official website www.taipeicitymarathon.com, and then sign up for enrollment while filling in all of your related data before the entry deadline (no changes to your data and info will be permitted after the deadline). After the name list of selected participants has been published and announced on the CTRRA website, all of the selected participants can choose their method of payment by credit card or by convenience stores.
  3. Once your application form is submitted, no change in the race category may be made for any personal reason. After you have made sure that all of your information for making payment is correct, please proceed to complete your payment transaction, and if you choose to make payment by credit card method, please be sure not to refresh your browser or hit the “previous” button on your toolbar or otherwise it will lead to a failed transaction. Once your payment transaction has been completed, you can check and view all of your related registration information on the official website.
  4. Please be sure to carefully assess your condition and capability of finishing the race within the stipulated time period. No changes to all of the registration items of information such as name,race event, etc., will be permitted once the registration procedure has been completed for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, registrants may not transfer their entry to others due to not being able to take part in the race event. Also, please note that if you do not complete your payment transaction within the stipulated time period, you will no longer be eligible to participate in your registered race event and the organizers shall withdraw your entry from the race. If you want to change your singlet or finisher tee size please contact us prior Oct. 05 5pm.
  5. Selected participants who made the payment within the stipulated time period may go to the website www.taipeicitymarathon.com “Registration Inquiry” to check on your registration information.

On-line registration procedure

Date

Procedure

Details

8/31(Friday) 12:00 ~

9/11(Tuesday)17:00

Pre-Registration

During the on-line pre-registration period each person may pre-register for only one race event. When pre-registering, please be sure to provide accurate and true information. All persons who provide inaccurate or false identity information shall not be enrolled for registration. During this pre-registration period, applicants will still have the opportunity to make changes to selected items of information, such as the race event, contact info, t-shirt size, etc., up to the end of the pre-registration period. After the pre-registration deadline, no further changes or modifications shall be permitted.

9/13(Thursday) 09:00

Selection of Lucky Draw Candidates and Waiting List Nos.

The name list of selected lucky draw candidates will be published and announced on the CTRRA website plus an email notification will be sent to all of the selected candidates. Please double-check your info after pre-registration and ensure that your email address is correct, otherwise you may not be able to receive your notification by email.

9/13(Thursday)09:00~

9/17(Monday) 17:00

Payment Transaction Period

Selected lucky draw candidates must select their form of payment and complete the payment transaction according to their recorded registration info. All participants selected by the lucky draw must complete the payment transaction within a stipulated time period or they shall be withdrawn from the race.

9/18(Tuesday) 09:00

Announcement of Payment for Waiting List Candidates

If applicable, waiting list candidates will be announced and become eligible to register for the race.

9/18(Tuesday) 09:00~

9/21(Friday)17:00

Waiting List Payment Transaction Period

If applicable, waiting list candidates must select their form of payment and complete the payment transaction according to their recorded registration info. All participants selected by the lucky draw must complete the payment transaction within a stipulated time period or they shall be withdrawn from the race.

Priority Automatic Qualification:Please contact and apply with CTRRA before September 14th 12:00p.m.:
(a)Elite Runners: CTRRA will reserve spots and automatically qualify all runners to be eligible to participate in the respective Taipei Marathon race event if they can verify that they have certified achievements of race completion times among one of the following events:(apply with registration form/ registration fee/proof of the certification). 

Race Activity Event

Marathon

-Male

Marathon

-Female

Half-Marathon

-Male

Half-Marathon

-Female

2017 Taipei Marathon

2017/2018 Taipei Standard Chartered Marathon

2017/2018 Taipei Expressway Marathon

2017/2018 Kaohsiung Mizuno International Marathon

2017/2018 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon

2017/2018 IAAF Label Races

 

 

    Within 3Hours and 00 Minutes

 

 

    Within 4Hours and 00 Minutes

 

 

    Within

1 Hour and 20 Minutes

 

 

    Within

1Hour and 40 Minutes

(b)Visually Impaired Runners: Apply with the valid proof documents.

※ In cases where the registration form is incomplete or the payment of entry fee is insufficient, the application will be rejected and returned. Any fee derived from the return will be borne by the applicant. The fee will then be deducted from the entry fee. Late application will not be accepted and we will not be responsible for overdue due to return. 

(c)EMT Runners: A limited number of 100 EMT participants will be granted discounted entry fee and waived from the lucky draw. EMT runners must show a proof of valid certification within the last two years and make an entry fee payment. Entry free will be refunded once the race is finished. EMT participants must put on the singlet provided by the organizers and volunteer to help where needed in case of an emergency. (Eligibility will be cancelled with entry free non-refundable if EMT participants do not correctly put on the singlet.)

Cancellation Policy

Those who wish to cancel their registration, please see below for more info: 

※Refund Procedure:Please fill out the application form and notify Chinese Taipei Road Running Association through phone. Your refund application will be accepted should there be no conflicts. No late application will be accepted.

 

Application for Refund Date

Refund Ratio

Remarks

1st Phase

2018/9/13-2018/9/28 

BEFORE 17:00

  1. Full Marathon: Entry fee minus NT$150
  2. Half Marathon: Entry fee minus NT$100

ACCEPT

2nd Phase

2018/10/1-2018/11/29 

BEFORE 17:00

60%

ACCEPT

 3rd Phase

2018/11/30-2018/12/4 

BEFORE 17:00

50%

  1. Must provide detailed explanation with proof. (see below)
  2. Race packet must be returned in perfect condition (unopened)
 

※ No proof needed for 1st & 2nd Phase. Application for refund will be accepted once notified.
※3rd Phase application will only be accepted under unforeseen circumstances with valid proof. Race packet must be returned (if already picked up) in perfect condition with no missing pieces. No refund will given if the packet has been opened. 
※Unforeseen circumstances:
(1) Natural or man-made disaster (2)Traffic disruption (3) Military reasons (4)Injury or Pregnancy (5)Participant’s wedding or engagement, or first-degree relatives’ funeral
※Refunds will only be transferred with NT$30 transaction fee deducted.

Check-In and packet Pick-Up(Please select from the following methods during registration)

(A)Personal check-in prior to race day
1. Schedule:December 6-7, 2018, from 13:00pm to 20:00pm ; December 8, 2018, 11:00am to 18:00pm

2. Place:Marathon Expo  Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3  No.6, Songshou Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei

♦Please be sure to bring your pick-up notice with you which will be sent to you by email from the CTRRA one week beforehand.

♦If you are unable to personally check-in and pick up your race package, you may entrust someone in writing to pick up your package for you. The CTRRA will not be held responsible for anyone misrepresenting you to pick up your race   package.

♦If you still have not received your email pick-up notice from the CTRRA, then you can retrieve it from the query function on the CTRRA website or please bring your ID with you when retrieving your race package.

(B)Mailing of Race Packet by Postal Service(please indicate during registration). Also, please note that this service is provided only within Taiwan and a postal fee must be paid as part of the registration.

The CTRRA will mail the race packet by post to those who requested to receive it in the mail from 
November 26-December 04, 2018, at the address indicated during registration. Please be sure to provide 
the correct mailing address in order to avoid any chance of a wrong delivery.
♦If the packet is unable to be delivered due to an improper address or nobody was able to sign for its 
receipt upon delivery thereby resulting in the participant being unable to take part in the event, the 
package will not be re-sent, but the participant may pick up the packet contents at the CTRRA office in 
the following week after the race (December 10 to 14, 2018) during working hours (Monday to Friday from 
8:30am to 12:00 Noon and 13:30pm to 17:30pm). Afterwards, the packet will be discarded.
♦Please note the additional postal fee: NT$100 per person
♦Once you have received your race packet in the mail, your check-in procedure has been completed. 
Please arrive at the race start on December 9, 2018 as scheduled.

(C)Pick-Up of race packet on the day of the race at the site

If for some reason you are unable to pick up your race packet during the scheduled pick-up period or by mail, then you can retrieve the packet on the race day at the race site for an additional fee the same amount as that for postal delivery (NT$100 per person) 

♦A Temporary location for picking up your packet will be set up at the information center and once you 
have paid the additional fee(NT$100 per person) you are checked-in for the race.
♦Please be sure to bring your ID with you.
♦Pick-Up schedule will be from 05:30am to 06:00am. No pick-ups will be made after 06:00am in order not to disrupt the race day activities.

(D)All entrants who have not reported to pick-up their race package shall be withdrawn from the race. 
(E)If you were unable to retrieve your race package and take part in the race, you can still pick up your race package from the CTRRA office during working hours from December 10 to 14, 2018.

Cash Prizes and Awards

Cash Prizes:Cash prizes shall be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. The 2018 Taipei Marathon will offer the male and female champions of the marathon a total amount of NTD$1,800,000 if they also set a new record.
If the amount of cash awarded is more than NT$19,999, then 10% tax will be deducted for winners who are citizens of Taiwan and 20% tax will be deducted for winners who are not citizens of Taiwan (please bring photocopy of ID and all top overall finishers will not be awarded additional prizes for the separate age group awards).

 

Marathon

Male/Female

1st Place

For breaking the Men’s Course Record of 2 Hours and 09 Minutes and 59 Seconds---NT$1,800,000

For breaking the Women’s Course Record of 2 Hours and 27 Minutes and 36 Seconds---NT$1,800,000

For not breaking the Course Record---NT$800,000

2nd Place

NT$300,000

3rd Place

NT$200,000

4th Place

NT$50,000

5th Place

NT$30,000

6th Place

NT$25,000

7th Place

NT$20,000

8th Place

NT$15,000

9th Place

NT$10,000

10th Place

NT$5,000

Special Bonus:

1. To encourage the Taiwan athletes, male and female first place will grant a

  cash prize of NT$100,000 each.

2. CTRRA will grant a bonus of NT$100,000 to the first place male and

female finishers from Taiwan who set a new national marathon record.

  (Male) Hsu, Gi-Sheng:2 hours and14 minutes and 35 seconds

  (Female) Hsu, Yu-Fang:2 hours and 39 minutes and 53 seconds

 

 

Half Marathon

Male/Female

1st Place

NT$25,000

2nd Place

NT$15,000

3rd Place

NT$10,000

 

 

Visually Impaired Group

Marathon

Male/Female

Visually Impaired Group

Half Marathon

Male/Female

1st Place

NT$8,000

NT$5,000

2nd Place

Trophy and Gift

Trophy and Gift

3rd Place

Trophy and Gift

Trophy and Gift

 
1. Trophies and Gift:For the full marathon group, all age group divisions having between 1-100 entrants will award gifts and trophies to the top two finishers, 101-200 entrants will award gifts and trophies to the top three finishers, 201-300
entrants will award gifts and trophies to the top four finishers, over 300 entrants will award gifts and trophies to the top five finishers.
2. Please bring your race bib and a photocopy of your ID with you when claiming your prize. All prize winners shall pick-up and claim their prizes prior to the closing time of 12pm on the day of the race event or else their prizes will be regarded as forfeited.
3. All runners who completed the marathon and half-marathon within the required time limit will be given a finishers medal and a towel (violators are not included). Official race results of the race completions shall be posted and announced on the CTRRA website three days after the day of competition (www.sportsnet.org.tw). As part of the global effort in conserving natural resources and protecting our natural environment, race completion certificates shall not be mailed to participants but instead each race participant can download their race completion certificates from the CTRRA website. Only those participants who completed their race within the required time limit will be issued race completion certificates. Please be sure to provide your email account while registering in order to ensure that you will be able to download your race completion certificate from the website.
4. In compliance with international anti-doping regulations, marathon winners will undergo a series of drug tests. Prize money will then be transferred if result is proven negative. Any violation of the anti-doping rules may result in disqualification and loss of results achieved during the event. Once the disqualified participant’s hearing is completed, the ranking and the issuing of prize money will be re-adjusted.
 

Chip Timing

(a)2018 Taipei Marathon adopts a Racing chip system to record the race results. All race participants will receive a racing bib, souvenirs and one racing chip. There is a chip deposit of NT$100 which can be retrieved immediately after the race. Chip deposits can also be refunded at the CTRRA office during working hours from December 10-14,2018. Detailed instructions on how to fasten and use the chip will be provided beforehand, or you need any further assistance on how to use your chip, you can ask for assistance from the officials and volunteers at the race site. All chip times and results of the competition events will be displayed at the site.

(b)As per the International Association of Athletics Foundation(IAAF) regulations (Article165.24), gun times shall be used to for calculating the race times as well as for the placing results.

(c)No exchanging of chips, wearing another person’s chip or wearing more than one chip will be permitted and any such violation will disqualify you from the race.

(d)Please be sure that your chip is fastened properly and to step on the chip timing mats located along the course route while running your race.

(e)Please take your own ability into account at the start and as a courtesy give priority to faster runners by allowing them to line up in front of you.

(f)The CTRRA has the right to forfeit or discard any results in which participants have not crossed the starting line within 15 minutes after the race has officially started.

Violations

(1) Competitors who commit the following violations listed below will have their races results disqualified from the competition.

a. Illegally receiving drink or food from another party (you may only receive drink or food provided by the organizers). 

b. Not wearing a bib number which matches with the race timing chip, or not following the instructions for fastening the chip on your shoe. 

c. Not having a chip time recorded at the starting mat, finishing mat or other chip time-checking points. 
d. Not complying with the race official’s instructions. 
e. Not wearing the racing bib number in the front area of the chest. 
f. Using in-line skates, skateboards or any other rolling devices, etc. on the race course.
g. Bringing a pet (dog or cat) on the race course. 
h. Improper usage of the race timing chip (please follow the instructions for fastening your chip).

(2)Competitors who commit the following violations listed below will have their results disqualified from the competition plus they will banned from participating in Taipei Marathon for one year.

1. Receiving assistance from another person or party during the competition. 
2. Using false ID information during registration. 
3. Violating the spirit of the activity event (causing a disturbance or insulting officials and staff, etc.). 
4. Using a substitute or non-registered runner to run for you during the race competition. If it is verified that someone else is using your identity to run the race, then besides being disqualified from the race and being banned from participating in Taipei Marathon for a period of one year, the violator identities and pictures will also be publicly announced on related websites.

 

Disputes

(a) Competition disputes: during the race competition, competitors may not dispute the referees and officials. 

(b) Dispute procedure: any dispute concerning the competition should be brought to the organizers attention within ten minutes after finishing the race and at the same time a deposit of NT$3,000 must be submitted. If the judges of the

review committee concludes that the dispute is not justified, then the NT$3,000 deposit shall not be returned. 

Items of Special Attention

(a)Storage of personal belongings 

1. Participants must use the red storage bag as above or similar type of the bag.(example as above)。
2. The Personal belongings bags can be checked in on race day (December 9, 2018) beginning at 05:00am. Use your racing bib number to retrieve your personal belongings bag. All bags must be checked out before 12:30pm. (Please store all valuable personal belongings in a secure place. The event organizers shall not be responsible for the loss of any personal items). Give yourself plenty of time to check in your personal belongings bag so as not to affect your race start preparations.

(b)Safety Items:

♦The organizers will take into consideration all factors such as typhoons and other possible natural disasters for ensuring the safety of all participants. If the race is cancelled due to safety reasons, participants do not have the right to protest such a decision, and registrants will be entitled to a 50% refund of the registration fee. (Extra NT$30 for the wire transfer fee will be charged if needed).
♦The referees or doctors have the right to stop any runner from continuing depending on his/her physical condition, road safety, etc.

(c) Please bring your ID information with you at the race event.
(d) All Participants must be in good health to register for the race events. Do not register if there are health concerns such as heart diseases etc. The organizers will not be held responsible for persons concealing such conditions.

(e)Runners participating in the race events will be using the Racing Chip for recording their respective times. Please follow the instructions on how to use the chip and fasten it to your shoe properly. The CTRRA will not be responsible for

improper or faulty usage of the chip. Remember no chip, no time!

(f)Please look after your bib number and chip after checking in. Lost chips will not be replaced. Runners without a number and chip will not be permitted to enter the race course route. 

(g)The organizers reserve the right to publish or broadcast any video, photographs or other types of materials recorded at this event for the purpose of reporting and promoting its activities.

(h)As part of the global effort in conserving the resources of our natural environment, the bulletin will not be published in the program manual, but instead may be referenced on the official website.

(i)Please be sure to follow the traffic official and referee instructions all along the race course and at all turns and intersections throughout the race.

(j)Runners who are participating on behalf of another individual or as a transferee shall be responsible for joint several liability of insurance claims if an accident occurs.

※Any further announcements or revisions to these regulations will be announced by the event organizers.

※The organizers have the copyright for all the photo images, video images and the race results of 2018 Taipei Marathon.

※Reference to the latest “2018 Taipei Marathon” activities and announcements can be made from the official website www.taipeicitymarathon.com

※CTRRA E-Mail: service@sportsnet.org.tw

※Insurance:
All runners are provided public incident insurance. Details on all of the regulatory provisions of insurance matters can be obtained by contacting the CTRRA.