Standard Chartered Bank

2016 - Stanley Marathon

Officially the World's Most Southerly AIMS-Certified Marathon

Gradients, wind and the threat of bad weather make this one of the toughest marathon courses!

 

 
Registration Information
Please read all this registration information and the entire entry form before completing and submitting it. An incomplete and unsigned form will not be accepted.
 
Race Categories
  Marathon Relay
Distance 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195kms) 4 runners: 3 covering 6.25 miles (10km) each and the last covering 7.25 miles (12.195km).
Age Eligibility 18 years and above as at 20 March 2016 Each runner 18 years and above as at 20 March 2016
Races are "open" with no sub-categories based on age, experience, nationality etc. Teams may be made up of 4 men, 4 women or combinations in between. The men's, women's and team races will be run together.
 
Prizes
  Men's Open Women's Open Team Relay
First £1,100 £1,100 £900
Second £600 £600 £500
Third £350 £350 £300
The team prizes are per team, NOT per participant. Prizes are awarded gross of any tax or other statutory deductions that may be levied.

There is also a Challenge Trophy and a cash prize for the first Falkland Islands-born runner to finish.
 
Entry fees - the closing date for entries is Friday 11 March 2016
  £40 per marathon runner and 120 per team for the relay race.
Discount for entries received by close of business Friday 26 February 2016:
  £30 per marathon runner. 100 per team for the relay race.
Participants completing the course will receive a medal, certificate (with finishing time) and either a soft or hard copy photograph.
All entry fee proceeds will go to
Seeing Is Believing (see below).
 
Running for a Cause.
Every 5 seconds someone goes blind. There are up to 39 million blind people in the world today yet 80% of blindness is avoidable or treatable and it costs only £20 to restore sight to one person with a simple eye operation to cure cataracts, the world's leading cause of avoidable blindness.

Seeing is Believing (SiB) is Standard Chartered Bank's global programme to help tackle preventable and curable blindness. Through our funding, we've helped to bring affordable eye care to some of the poorest communities across the globe. Since launching in 2003, SiB has helped over 45 million people, giving more than 2.91 million people their sight back. In September 2011, we pledged to raise USD100 million by 2020 for sustainable eye-care programmes, aiming to reach 50 million people. We make sure your donation has the maximum impact, thanks to our partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading eye-care organisations. Raising sponsorship is not a pre-condition of taking part in the marathon but we ask that if you do raise funds, we ask you to consider using this opportunity to raise funds for SiB. Sponsorship forms may be obtained from the Bank or downloaded from our website. All entry fees and any money raised on the day will be donated to SiB.

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Entry Requirements
  1. Participants must be 18 years of age or older on 20 March 2016. Any participant attaining the age of 18 between submission of their entry form and 20 March 2016 will be asked to counter-sign their form once they are 18 and on or prior to 20 March 2016.
  2. Entry forms must have all mandatory fields completed and be signed when submitted.
  3. Relay race: each member of the team must complete a separate entry form, which should clearly state the name of the team and team captain.
  4. The registration fee must accompany all entries at the time of submission.
Submission of Entry Form

Should be made to Standard Chartered Bank, Stanley either by hand to the Enquiries desk during office hours (8:30 to 3:00, Monday to Friday, except Wednesday 9:00 to 3:00) at Ross Road, Stanley or by mail to PO Box 597, Stanley, Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ. No faxed or emailed forms can be accepted.

All successful entry applications will receive a confirmation of acceptance.

Applicants from MPA are warned that in previous years, some entry forms posted at MPA were misdirected to the UK (in MOD mail) and a couple were not received in time for the race. They may wish therefore to contact the bank to confirm the application has been received.

Only applicants submitting their forms by close of business Friday 26 February 2016 (and thereby allowing time for ribbons to be printed) can be guaranteed a medal on the day upon successful completion of the distance. (Overseas applicants may advise by fax or email the submission of an application by this date to guarantee their medal and certificate but the actual application will not be deemed to have been made until received in its original form).

*** The cut off for entries will be Friday 11 March 2016 ***

 
Mode of Payment

Cash: In Falkland Islands pounds or Sterling only. Please ensure you complete a pay-in slip and have the counter-foil stamped as proof of payment.
Direct account transfer: available to customers of Standard Chartered Bank, Stanley only. Please complete the appropriate section on the application form.
Cheque/Bank Draft: Cheques made payable to Standard Chartered Bank Marathon.

 
Cancellation

Regrettably requests for cancellations and thereby return of entry fee cannot be entertained.

 
individual entry form      
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Route

A proper map will be displayed in at the bank and at the start of the race. In the meantime the course will follow the following route:

route

  • Race starts at the Bank / Town Hall car park on Ross Road.
  • After a lap of the Town Hall the route heads WEST along Ross Road West to the Beaver Hanger then returns along Jeremy Moore Avenue (JMA) back past the bank and continues on to Ross Road East and Rowlands Rise.
  • From Rowlands Rise EAST (left) along the Airport Road (on the south (right) side of the road) to the airport.
  • At the airport (approx 7 miles), through the car park and doubling back onto the road (but on the other side) - past Rowlands Rise (where the route joined earlier) and all the way to Sapper Hill to where the road surface changes. (Approx the half-way point).
  • Here the route doubles back (on the other side (south) of the road) all the way back to the airport. The airport for the second time marks 19 miles distance.
  • Again U turn at the airport and back along the Airport Road turning right at Rowlands Rise down the hill back into town past the bank, to the Beaver Hanger and back (via JMA) to the bank and the finish.

The route will be marshalled to give advice, assist with safety and to check that runners stay on the correct route. Please note, it is not possible for roads to be closed so it will be important for runners to stay aware of their surroundings at all times.

 
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Relay Handovers

On the above route the approximate handover points on the relay will be:
Runner 1 to runner 2: The start of the bend at Surf Bay.
Runner 2 to runner 3: Near the gate to the track leading up Sapper Hill.
Runner 3 to runner 4: On the hill leading up to the airport.

 
Route measurement

The race has full AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races) accreditation and is officially the world's most southerly certified marathon.

 
Verifying Completion of Course

Marshals will be posted along the course to mark off runners as they pass certain points on the route. Participants will have had to pass all checkpoints to qualify as a finisher.

 
Water Stations

In line with usual marathon provisions water stations will be provided along the course at approximately 2 to 3 miles apart. Some stations will have isotonic drinks as well (although runners are advised to avoid isotonic drinks unless they have trained with them) and some stations will have basic first aid kits (such as sticking plasters and Vaseline) to be self-administered.

 
Start / Finish times

The race will start at 10:00 am. (Registration starts at 8:30 am and closes at 09:40 am).
The finish will close at 4:00 pm. This allows 6 hours to complete the race.

There is no walkers' race as such but as with previous years those who wish to walk the course are welcome to take part. However, please note that drinks stations along the course may have to close and marshals return to the finish as consistent with the 4 o'clock close. Anyone finishing after 6 hours may receive a medal and certificate but the time might be shown only as 6:00:00+.

 
Weather

The weather in the Falkland Islands is unpredictable and the wind especially can be difficult for the runners. March has been chosen for the race in the hope that the summer winds will have died down but the temperature not dropped too much. Nonetheless, it is possible that the weather on race day will be windy and running into the wind can be particularly uncomfortable. It is unlikely that the race will be cancelled due to the weather but if it is especially bad the start may be briefly delayed (if a delay might help runners) and/or the finish close later (to allow longer to complete the course). Runners should note that experienced marathoners have described the course as one of the toughest they have run. Nonetheless, the tougher the race the greater the feeling of achievement upon finishing!

 
Timing

Although times may be taken around the course and participants may have their own stop watches there shall be one official time keeper and the times recorded by this time keeper will be the undisputed official times.

 
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

It is advisable for all persons wishing to participate in the marathon or team event to review the following questions before completing their entry form.

  1. Has a doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
  2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
  3. In the past month have you had chest pain when you were doing physical activity?
  4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
  5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
  6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs for your blood pressure or heart condition?
  7. Are you pregnant?
  8. Do you have insulin dependent diabetes?
  9. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions we strongly recommend that you seek advice from your doctor before you register and forward your entry for the race(s).

While participation in the event shall always be at the sole responsibility of the individual participant the organisers reserve the right, if they are in any doubt about a person's physical state, including whether the person is considered to be under the influence of alcohol, to advise a participant against running and if the participant ignores the advice, to refuse to recognise that person as an official participant in the event by withdrawing the person's number.

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Rules, Regulations and Restrictions

  1. Whilst every reasonable precaution will be taken by the organisers to ensure the participants' safety participants run at their own risk and the organisers shall not be liable for any loss and/or damage whether personal or otherwise and howsoever arising.
  2. A runner must retire from the race immediately if required to do so by any member of the official medical staff.
  3. No pets or any form of wheel-run objects of transport (e.g. in-line skates, prams, push chairs, shoes with rollers etc) are allowed on the course.
  4. The organisers reserve the right to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of the event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising.
  5. The organisers reserve the right to limit or refuse entries.
  6. The organisers will not be responsible for any disputes arising from incomplete entry forms.
In the above "organisers" means Standard Chartered Bank any other party sanctioned by Standard Chartered Bank to participate in the event's organisation including but not limited to marshalling, photography, videoing and the like.

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Clarification and Further Information

Please contact us via any of the following:
Post: Marathon Organiser, Standard Chartered Bank, PO Box 597, Stanley, Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ
Phone: +500 22220       Fax: +500 22219       Email: Bank.Info@sc.com       Website: www.standardchartered.com/fk/marathon

 
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