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The 36th National Milo Marathon Rules and Regulations

NATIONAL MILO® MARATHON RULES & REGULATIONS v. 36

1. The 36th National MILO® Marathon is organized by RUNRIO, INC. with local partners in all regional elimination races nationwide.
2. Interested participants are required to pay a non-refundable entry fee plus one (1) MILO® 220g empty pack alongside the accomplished and signed official registration form.

Entry fees for Provincial Races:
21-K Half Marathon Elimination Race – P 500.00
10-K Run – P 500.00
5-K Fun Run (Adults) – P 100.00
3-K Kiddie Run & 5-K Fun Run (Students) – P 50.00

Entry fees for Metro Manila Races:
42.195-K Elimination Race – P 500.00
21-K Half Marathon Race – P 500.00
10-K Run – P 500.00
5-K Fun Run (Adults) – P 100.00
3-K Kiddie Run & 5-K Fun Run (Students) – P 50.00

*P10 from the registration fee will be donated to the “HELP GIVE A CHILD A PAIR OF SHOES” advocacy.
NOTE: REGISTRATION IS ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR MILO® MARATHON SINGLETS & RACE NUMBERS DURING THE RACE OR THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RUN.

3. Participants must be 18 years and above on the race day to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195-K) and Half Marathon (21-K).
4. Participants must be 16 years and above on the race day to participate in the 10-K race.
5. Participants must be 7 years and above on the race day to participate in the 5-K Fun Run.
6. Participants must be 7 to 12 years old on race day to participate in the 3-K Kiddie Run. They are required to have their entry forms signed by a
parent/guardian and must submit a photocopy of their NSO birth certificate or current school ID.
7. Participants below the age of 18 who wants to join the 10-K and 5-K race categories must seek their parental/guardian consent and fill up the entry form where the parent/guardian is required to sign.
8. Schedule of races is as follows:

Baguio July 1                                          Tagbilaran Sep 30

Dagupan July 8                                     Cebu Oct 7
Tarlac July 15                                        Bacolod Oct 14
Angeles July 22                                    Iloilo Oct 28
Manila Eliminations July 29           Gen. Santos Nov 4
Naga Aug 19                                          Davao Nov 11
San Pablo Sep 2                                    Butuan Nov 18
Lipa, Batangas Sep 16                        Cag. De Oro Nov 25
Puerto Princesa Sep 23                    Manila Finals Dec 9

9. Only local participants (Filipinos and foreigners with working visa) can join and win in the 42.195-K and 21-K elimination races. Overseas participants may join and compete in the 42.195-K and 21-K National Finals for as long as they fulfill the requirements (see item # 24).
10 Start time per category is as follows:

42K (Manila only) 3:00 AM
21K 4:30 AM
10K 5:00 AM
5K & 3K 5:30 AM

11. Participants may claim their official race packets (containing the race number with timing chip attached, safety pins, and route map) upon complete registration. Race numbers are non-transferable.
12. The reverse side of the race number must be duly filled up. Participants must wear the assigned race number on his/her chest. Participants not wearing a race number will be taken off the course by the race marshals.
13. Pets, bicycles, motorcycles, vehicles and any other wheel-run objects are not allowed on the course other than the official race and medical vehicles.
14. Participants being paced during the race by a person who is not officially registered in the 36th National MILO® Marathon and accepting assistance from non-race participants will be disqualified.
15. Participants who begin before the actual start time of his/her race category will be disqualified. Likewise, participants who do not start within 10 minutes from respective flag off will be disqualified and may not be allowed to start. No result will be given to disqualified participants.
16. “Gun Time” will be considered to determine the winners. Elite runners are advised to stay in front.
17. Participants must retire from the race immediately if asked or requested to do so by any member of the organizing committee. Race officials, marshals, medical staff, and security officers have the right to pull-out any participant found not physically fit to continue the race.
18. Participants in the 21-K provincial elimination races will have two ways to qualify and compete in the 42.195-K National Finals:
a. Male finishing the race within 1:15:00 and female finishing the race within 1:35:00 will qualify and get an all-expense paid trip to Manila. It is their responsibility to contact the national race organizer on or before November 15, 2012 to coordinate their travel arrangements to Manila. Those who will not compete in the National Finals forfeit all their privileges.
b. Participants finishing the race within the specified age-bracket and time below will qualify. All expenses related to their participation will be shouldered by the qualifier.
Age Group                           Men                                 Women
18-34                             1hrs 30min                      1hrs 40min
35-39                             1hrs 35min                      1hrs 45min
40-44                             1hrs 40min                     1hrs 50min
45-49                             1hrs 45min                      1hrs 55min
50-54                             1hrs 50min                     2hrs 00min
55-59                             2hrs 00min                     2hrs 10min
60-64                            2hrs 10min                      2hrs 20min
65-69                            2hrs 20min                      2hrs 25min
70 & up                        2hrs 30min                      2hrs 30min

19. Participants in the 42.195-K Manila elimination race will have to finish the race within the specified age-bracket and time below to qualify and compete in the 42.195-K National Finals. All expenses related to their participation will be shouldered by the qualifier.

Age Group                                    Men                                     Women
18-34                                     3hrs 45min                           4hrs 20min
35-39                                     3hrs 50min                          4hrs 25min
40-44                                    3hrs 55min                           3hrs 30min
45-49                                    4hrs 00min                           4hrs 35min
50-54                                    4hrs 05min                           4hrs 40min
55-59                                    4hrs 10min                            4hrs 45min
60-64                                    4hrs 15min                            4hrs 50min
65-69                                    4hrs 20min                            4hrs 55min
70 & up                                5hrs 30min                            5hrs 30min

20. National Finals qualifiers are entitled to the following:
a. free registration fee
b. free running singlets
c. free ticket to the carbo loading party
21. Metro Manila qualifiers from the 42.195-K race and provincial qualifiers from the 21-K race CAN NO LONGER compete in any of the elimination races. They will not be accepted even in shorter distance races. They may only compete in the full marathon of the National Finals.
22. All winners in the 21-K, 10-K, 5-K, and 3-K races (top 10 male and female) CAN NO LONGER compete in any of the succeeding elimination races. However, they (excluding the qualifiers) can compete in the 21-K, 10-K, 5-K, and 3-K races of the National Finals.
23. The 42.195-K and 21-K races of the National Finals will have two categories, Open and Local. Both overseas and local participants can compete and win in the Open category (only the top 3 winners will be recognized). In case a local participant finishes in the top 3 of the Open category, he/she waives the right to win the prize in the Local category.
24. To qualify, overseas runners must provide proof of finish in any AIMS/IAAF accredited races dating back at least one (1) year before race day or they may qualify in the Manila elimination race. They must have a finish time within the specified age-bracket and time identified in items 18 (for 21-K) & 19 (for 42.195-K).
25. The race organizer reserves the right to reject any entrant or disqualify any participant who is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or having taken banned substances and any participant who is found to have misrepresented himself/herself. If his/her identity of eligibility is challenged, it is the responsibility of the participant to prove who he/she really is. Participants found to have been dishonest are immediately disqualified and subjected to disciplinary sanctions by the race organizer.
26. Qualifiers in the 42.195-K who decides not to join the race is prohibited from competing in the other race categories of the National Finals (i.e., 21-K, 10-K and 5-K races).
27. Provincial qualifiers in the 42.195-K who were able to collect their travel allowances and at the last minute decided not to join and compete in the National Finals without prior advice to the race organizer will be banned from joining the MILO® marathon races for one year.
28. Each race category has an official cut-off time.

42.195-K Race – 6 hours after official start of the race
21-K Race – 2 ½ hours after official start of the race
10-K Race – 1 ½ hours after official start of the race
5-K Race – 1 hour after official start of the race
3-K Race – 1 hour after official start of the race

29. In order to ensure timely re-opening of roads to normal traffic, the race organizer will designate time limits at specified distances. Participants who fail to reach these specific distances within the times specified must stop running and board the official vehicle. They are automatically disqualified and will be taken directly to the finish venue.
Distance Time Limit:
21K Race at 10K in 1 ½ hours
42K Race at 21K in 3 ½ hours
at 32K in 5 hours
30. The baggage area is exclusive for 42.195-K, 21-K, and 10-K participants. 5-K and 3-K runners are advised to bring only the essential items needed for the race. The race organizer will not be responsible for any lost item.
31. All protests related to results must be made in writing and submitted within one (1) hour after the end of the race to the race organizer. A non-refundable protest fee amounting to P5,000 is required. Verbal protests will not be entertained.
32. The race organizer may change without prior notice any of the rules and regulations that they deem necessary to ensure the success of the race. The race organizer’s decision is final.
33. Trophies, medals, and cash prizes will be given to the top finishers of the seventeen elimination races and the National Finals. Prizes are as follows:
3K Kiddie Run
Boy’s and Girl’s Divisions:
Champion: P1,500 + Trophy 4th Place: P250+Medal
Runner-up: P1,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P150+Medal
3rd Place: P500 + Trophy
5K Fun Run
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P2,500 + Trophy 4th Place: P500+Medal
Runner-up: P1,500 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P250+Medal
3rd Place: P1,000 + Trophy
10K Run
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P5,000 + Trophy 4th Place: P1,000+Medal
Runner-up: P3,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P500+Medal
3rd Place: P2,000 + Trophy
21K Run (Eliminations)
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P10,000 + Trophy 4th Place: P2,000+Medal
Runner-up: P6,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P1,000+Medal
3rd Place: P4,000 + Trophy
21K Run (National Finals)
Open Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P15,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P12,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P10,000 + Trophy
Local Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P8,000 + Trophy 4th Place: P2,000+Medal
Runner-up: P6,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P1,000+Medal
3rd Place: P4,000 + Trophy
Note: All 21-K finishers within the cut-off time will receive a medal and loot bag.
42.195K Metro Manila Elimination Race
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P50,000 + Trophy 4th Place: P10,000+Medal
Runner-up: P30,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P5,000+Medal
3rd Place: P20,000 + Trophy
42.195K National Finals
Open Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P300,000 + Trophy
Runner-up: P250,000 + Trophy
3rd Place: P200,000 + Trophy
Local Category
Men’s & Women’s Divisions:
Champion: P150,000 + Trophy 4th Place: P30,000+Medal
Runner-up: P100,000 + Trophy 5th–10th Place: P10,000+Medal
3rd Place: P75,000 + Trophy
Note: All 42.195K finishers within the cut-off time will receive a medal, a loot bag, and an exclusive finisher’s shirt.
Bonus Prizes for Local Runners:
P50,000 bonus for the first runner who breaks the 2:15:00 invisible time barrier
P20,000 bonus for the first runner who breaks the 2:18:53 men’s course record of Eduardo Buenavista
P20,000 bonus for the first female runner who breaks the 2:48:16 women’s course record of Jhoan Banayag
Finishers in all categories within the cut-off time will receive a certificate of finish.
Winners must be physically present to receive their awards during the awarding ceremony. Uncollected prizes will be donated to the “HELP GIVE SHOES ADVOCACY” or disposed at the discretion of the race organizer.
Results will be uploaded two (2) days after each race. Visit http://www.milo.com.ph for more details.
Side Events:
1. Biggest School Delegation Competition:
To join, schools must submit their entry forms at the same time. Students must indicate the name of their school on the entry form and submit a photocopy of their school ID for the current school year (front and back). To qualify on race day, a minimum of 50 students must finish the race. Top three schools in each area with the most number of students finishing the 5-K Fun Run and the 3-K Kiddie Run will win the awards. In case of a tie, the winning school will be determined according to the best time recorded.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
2. Inter-school Running Competition:
To join, school teams must have at least 25 student runners competing in the 5K-Fun Run. They must submit their entry forms at the same time. The team may be composed of grade school, high school, and college runners. Winners will be determined through the average/aggregate time of the team’s first 25 finishers.
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
3. Cheer Dance Competition:
There are three divisions: Grade School, High School, and College. Each division will have a separate set of winners who will receive cash prizes and plaques as follows:
First Prize: P 10,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Second Prize: P 7,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Third Prize: P 5,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Consolation: P 3,000 worth of sports equipment + plaque
Each team must have at least a minimum of 25 cheer dancers, and a maximum of 50 including props men and spotters. Any excess beyond the maximum number of participants will merit a point deduction equivalent to the total excess number of participants.
Cheer dancers must show coordination, spirit, gracefulness, flexibility, and energy while doing their stunts, gymnastics, and dance routine. Participants are encouraged to use MILO® labels as props.
The cheer should:
a. Boost the pride of the marathon participants
b. Communicate the importance of getting into sports
c. Show how MILO gives the energy athletes need for sports
PARTICIPATION
1. The contest shall be open to FOUR (4) teams per division. Only one cheer dance team per school will be allowed to join. The selection shall strictly be on a “first come, first served” basis.
COMPETITION
1. Contest will start at exactly 6:00 AM.
PERFORMANCE
1. Props must be set on the performance floor as quickly as possible. Teams will have 2 minutes to place everything in order.
2. Time limit will be a minimum of three (3) minutes and a maximum of five (5) minutes.
3. Timing will begin with the first organized word, movement, or note of music by the team after they are officially announced and have taken the floor. The routine
must begin within the marked performance area. All team members must come to a complete standstill before beginning their routine.
4. Timing will end with the last organized word, movement, or note of music by the team.
5. Teams must exit the performance area within 2 minutes after the routine. An excess of (5) seconds or more will merit a five (5) point deduction on the performance score.
6. Any skill performed before or after the allotted routine time is prohibited and will be penalized with a five (5) point deduction.
7. Pyramid-building and stunts will be allowed up to two levels only and must be performed within the 10 meter x 10 meter safety floor mats. Violation will merit a five (5) point deduction.
8. Filipino & English language is allowed for the cheer.
MUSIC & CHOREOGRAPHY
1. All teams must have their performance music written on a CD. Duplicate CDs must be available at the music table in case of lost or damaged CDs.
2. Cued music CDs must be submitted to the sound system operator during the event proper on or before 5:45 AM. The CDs must be clearly labeled with the name of the team.
3. A representative of the team is responsible for starting and stopping the music at the appropriate times of the routine.
4. Music with overtly sexual content, racist or vulgar lyrics is prohibited.
5. Choreography with vulgar or suggestive movements is prohibited.
6. Routines must be appropriate for kids viewing and listening.
INTERRUPTION OF PERFORMANCE
1. In the event of an injury, music and/or technical error or any other unexpected event, the head judge reserves the right to stop the routine.
2. The team may perform their routine from the beginning. However, judging and timing will resume from the point at which the interruption occurred as determined by the judges.
SPOTTERS
1. Spotters must be provided by the participating team. These spotters must not be participating members in the routine. These spotters shall wear designated attire.
PERFORMANCE ORDER
1. For the competition, participants will select their performance order through a balloting system. Participating teams must be at the venue before 5:45 AM for the drawing of lots. Late comers will be disqualified from the competition but they can still perform as guests.
RESULTS
1. Decision of judges is final and non-appealable. No representative from any of the contestants is allowed to contact in any manner whatsoever any judge with the intention of questioning the BOARD OF JUDGES announced decision.
COMPETITION GUIDE/CRITERIA FOR JUDGING
PERFORMANCE: 40 points
Expression – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Facial expression, Voice Infection, Props, Cheer
Sideline Arm Motion – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Sharpness, Powerfulness, Speed,
Placement, Synchronization
Dance- 5 points
Points to be aware of: Sharpness, Strength, Cheerfulness,
Speed, Accuracy, Synchronization, Variety of Movement
Jumps – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Accuracy, Height, Cleanliness,
Flexibility, Landing, Variety, Difficulty, Number, Synchronization
Tumbling – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Accuracy, Skill Level, Height,
Landing, Variety, Difficulty, Number
Partner Stunts – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Stability, Timing, Technique, Difficulty
Transitions, Positioning, Control, Dismount
Pyramids – 10 points
Points to be aware of: Stability, Timing, Technique, Difficulty
Transitions, Positioning, Control, Dismount
DIFFICULTY = 20 points
Overall Difficulty – 10 points
Points to be aware of: Skill level, Standard level, Speed
Speed Transition – 10 points
Points to be aware of: Sharpness of skills, Timing, Flow
OVERALL EVALUATION = 20 points
Synchronizations – 10 points
Points to be aware of; Precision, Placement, Timing
Overall Evaluation – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Choreography, Formation, Spacing
Perfection – 5 points
Points to be aware of: Overall perfection
COSTUME = 10 points
PROPS (with MILO® labels) = 10 points
SHOWMANSHIP & AUDIENCE IMPACT = 10 points
SCORING DEDUCTIONS
Deduction can be applied between 0.5 and 5.0 points and are applied mainly for the following;
Bobbles (shaky) – stunts and pyramids
Falls – stunts and pyramids
Poor techniques
Shortage of spotters
Disordered formation
Note: Safety, time and out of bounds are not included here.

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