General Provisions

1Purpose

To encourage persons with physical impairments in Japan and other countries and territories in further social participation, and to deepen people’s understanding toward persons with impairments through wheelchair racing.

2Name

The 39th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon

3Host

Oita Prefecture, Japanese Para-Sports Association, Japanese Paralympic Committee, Japan Para Athletics, etc.

4Approval

This event is approved by World Para Athletics
(WPA) as an Approved Event. Only results established by an athlete with a registered WPA License and have an international class shall be officially recognized by WPA. No results of the Half Marathon are officially recognized by WPA.

5Superintendent

Oita Athletics Association

6Cosponsor

Oita Broadcasting System, Inc

7Support

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan Sports Agency, etc.

8Sponsors

Omron Co. Ltd., SONY Co. Ltd., Honda Motor Co. Ltd.,Mitsubishi Co. Ltd.,DENSO Co. Ltd., FUJITSU FSAS Inc.

9Cooperation

Oita Prefectural Police, etc.

10Time and Date

November 16, 2019(Sat.)

08:00 ‒ 15:00 Classification(Oita Municipal Athletic Stadium)
12:00 ‒ 15:00 Athletes Registration(Oita Prefectural Govt.Bldg.)
16:00 ‒ 16:20 Opening Ceremony
16:30 ‒ 16:40 Parade
17:00 ‒ 17:30 Athletes Press Conference

November 17, 2019(Sun.)

08:00 ‒ 09:25 Racing wheelchair Inspection & Warm-up(Castle Park)
09:25 ‒ 09:45 Final Call & Pre-lineup
10:00 Marathon Start
10:03 Half Marathon Start
13:20 Closing & Awards Ceremonies(Oita Municipal Athletic Stadium)
18:00 ‒ 20:00 Farewell Party(Oita Prefectural Govt.Bldg.)

11Course and events

Marathon Course (42.195km) and Half Marathon Course (21.0975km) in Oita City officially approved by the Japan Association of Athletics Federations

12Eligibility

All athletes must be over 14 years old as of November 17, 2019, and must satisfy the following requirements.

【Marathon】

  1. Japanese athletes: Wheelchair users holding a physical impairments certificate and registered with Japan Para Athletics, who also must be approved by the Organizer.
  2. Foreign athletes: Wheelchair users registered with the National Paralympic Committees in their respective countries or equivalent associations, who also must be approved by the Organizer.

【Half Marathon】

  1. Japanese athletes: Wheelchair users holding a physical impairments certificate, who also must be approved by the Organizer.
  2. Foreign athletes: Wheelchair users approved by the Organizer.

13Entry Fee

Entry fee for athletes is 5,000 yen for marathon and 1,000 yen for half marathon.

14Governing Rules

The latest WPA Rules and Regulations applicable on race day and Japan Para Athletics Rules, and Competition Rules of Oita International Wheelchair Marathon.
All participating athletes must follow WPA Rules and Regulations regarding advertising and displays during WPA Recognized Competitions.

15Classification

1

In both Marathon and Half Marathon, participants are classified into the following classes; T51, T33/52, T34/53/54 (three classes)

2

If necessary, classification process will be carried out. These classes will not be recognized as international classes of WPA.

16Doping Control

Doping Control will take place at this event.

17Award

1

The 1st - 3rd place finishers in each class of men and women will be awarded in both Marathon and Half Marathon.

2

In the event of Marathon, prize money will be given to the finishers who achieved outstanding results in placing or in time at this race, and the amount of money will be decided separately(PDF).

3

Decisions on placing or awarding will be conducted without regard to registration with IPC Athletics.

18Entry Application

A completed Entry Form together with other necessary materials including two copies of your face photo must be submitted by mail by August 30, 2019(Fri). (Valid only if postmarked August 30, 2019. If you hope to apply by email, you are required to submit an application form along with an image file of your face photo. Please see the Application Instruction for details)

19Accidents during the race

In case of accident in the competition, first-aid treatment will be provided by the Organizer. Athletes must be responsible for the payment of medical service. The Organizer takes out accident insurance.

20In Case of Rain

In general, the competition takes place regardless of weather conditions.

21Race Cancellation Policy and Response to an Emergency

Follow the instruction in the crisis management manual of 39th Oita International Wheelchair Marathon.

22Healthcare

Participants are liable for their own health condition and race participation. Medical Check-ups by the organizer will not be held.

23Personal Information

The Organizing Committee will comply with the law of personal information. Athletes’ personal information will be used for the following purposes;
*examination of the athletes qualification
*publication of programs and leaflets of the event
*advertisement and promotion of the event
*press release to the media
*announcement of records, etc.

24Organizing Committee Secretariat

SUPPORT COMPANIES

オムロン株式会社
ソニー株式会社
本田技研工業株式会社 株式会社本田技術研究所
三菱商事株式会社
株式会社デンソー
株式会社富士通エフサス 富士通株式会社
新日本製薬株式会社
株式会社大分銀行
株式会社九電工
キヤノン株式会社
株式会社アソウ・ヒューマニーセンター
株式会社シップス
ジブラルタ生命保険株式会社
清水建設株式会社
株式会社エーワン
公益社団法人大分県薬剤師会
株式会社マルミヤストア
全日本空輸株式会社
全国共済農業協同組合連合会大分県本部
株式会社別大興産
医療法人社団 唱和会 明野中央病院
東京海上日動火災保険株式会社
社会福祉法人わかば会「清流の郷」
第一生命保険株式会社
株式会社 ジェイテック
鬼塚電気工事株式会社
ファイテン株式会社
日本生命保険相互会社
株式会社コンカー
公益財団法人笹川スポーツ財団
日本郵便株式会社
有限会社ドリームライン
ヤフー株式会社
日本製鉄株式会社
pagetop