November 24th 2024

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Article 1. Date

The Zurich Maratón San Sebastián is organised by a Promotion Committee made up of two institutions: the Gipuzkoan Athletics Federation (FAG) and UTE Donosti Eventos-RPM-Racing-Pruebas Deportivas.

The race will take place on a completely urban circuit to be held on November 24, 2024 at 9am for the Marathon and Half Marathon distance. The 10K distance will start at 8:15am.

Article 2. Length and race officials

All distances are official and are certified by the RFEA through an authorized commissioner of World Athletics (WA). Likewise, they are under the WA/RFEA road race regulations. Judges appointed by the RFEA and the FAG will ensure compliance with the rules.

Article 3. Participation

The race is open to athletes of any nationality, federated in athletics or not. In the Marathon race, athletes must be 18 years old on the day of the race.

In the 10K and Half Marathon, athletes must be 16 years old on the day of the race. All minors must submit a completed parental consent form. It is essential to send this completed document to the e-mail:, accompanied by a photocopy of the minor's ID card and a photocopy of the authorized adult's ID card. The organization reserves the right to cancel the registration of the minor runner if he/she does not have in his/her possession the requested documentation. You can download the parental authorization document HERE.

Athletes of all nationalities are eligible to take part in the marathon. A federation licence is not needed to participate as you can take one in the registration. The minimum age is 18 years on the day of the race. In accordance with RFEA rules, several male and female classifications will be established according to year of birth. Each runner takes part in the marathon at his or her own risk and has to be physically fit to tackle the race. Participants are not allowed to use any equipment not suitable for an athletics event of this kind, including but not limited to skates, skateboards, bicycles, electric wheelchairs and handcycles.

Article 4. Judges

The referee appointed by the RFEA/WA will have the final decision on any binding aspect for the course of the race. He/she will be assisted by judges and auxiliary commissaries of the FAG. According to the WA rules, in Marathon and Half Marathon from km 5 and every 5 km there will be a refreshment point, as well as at the finish. In the Marathon race the partial time will be taken at Km 10, the half marathon at Km 30 and the finish line. In the Half Marathon it will be at K10 and at the finish line. In the 10K race it will be at Km5.

A maximum time of 5h is established to complete the Marathon course, 2h for the Half Marathon and 1h 10 for the 10K. After this time, participants who have not finished may continue following the highway code and under their own responsibility.

Article 5. Registration

Participation in the marathon is limited to 4.000 participants, in the half marathon to 1.000 and in the 10K to 2.000 participants. Registration can only take place online here

Payment is by debit or credit card at the time of registration.

Registration will remain open until November 17 or until there are no places left.

All fees include the race number/chip.


Early-bird entry

First 500 bibs

(or until 02/29)

Group 1

Bibs 501 to 1500

(or until 03/28)

Group 2

Bibs 1501 to 2500

(or until 06/27)

Group 3

Bibs 2501 to 3500

(or until 09/26)

Last Call

Bibs 3501 to 4000


54,00 € 64,00 € 74,00 € 84,00 € 89,00 €

Half Marathon

Early-bird entry

First 500 bibs

(or until 06/27)

Group 1

From bib 501 to 1000

(or until 09/26)

Group 2

From bib 1001 to 1500


30,00 € 38,00 € 45,00 €


Early-bird entry

First 500 bibs

(or until 06/27)

Group 1

From bib 501 to 1000

(or until 09/26

Group 2

From bib 1001 to 2000


15,00 € 20,00 € 25,00 €

* Fees VAT-inclusive.

* Mandatory one day national licence (RFEA) for Marathon (5€) and half marathon (3€) included. Not needed for 10K race

Registration for the Zurich Maratón San Sebastián is personal and non-transferable and implies acceptance of these regulations. The bib number may only be transferred within the registration platform of the race itself, after paying the stipulated fees and with the authorisation of the organisation. Under no circumstances may it be transferred or sold to another person, friend or family member for reasons of not being able to attend the day of the race without it being registered on the registration platform. Any failure to comply with this condition may invalidate your participation in the race and the organisation reserves the right to exclude you from participation in future events.


The first 50 runners who can prove a sub 2h30 time for men and sub 2h40 for women in the last 3 years in an officially certified marathon will receive a FREE REGISTRATION. Regardless of where they come from and whether they are federated in Athletics or not. To do so, they must request their race bib before 30 September at 23:59h by email to indicating their name, surname, licence number (in the case of federated athletes), time achieved (always on an certified circuit) and the date and place where the time was achieved. Once the data has been checked, the athlete will receive an INVITATION COUPON to complete his/her free registration. The voucher will only cover the cost of the race bib, but you can include and pay on the spot the services offered on the platform (photo pack, medal engraving, one-day licence, etc...).

If you have already completed the registration on the platform or by any other means prior to this process, there will be no refund in any case. This quota is independent of those established with the Gipuzkoa Athletics Federation and the Basque Athletics Federation for the Gipuzkoa Championships and the Basque Country Championships, both individual and team.

You can see the international cash prizes here.

Article 6. Refunds

No refunds will be given and no deferrals will be granted once registration is complete. When registering, participants will be given the option to purchase a money-back guarantee that enables them to request a full refund of the registration fee until November 5th 18:00 CET and to defer their entry to the next edition between this date and November 12th. The money-back guarantee may not be purchased after completing the registration. The price of this guarantee will under no circumstances be refunded. Athletes who have bought the money-back guarantee can apply for a refund by sending an e-mail with their name, surnames, ID number and order number (displayed on the registration) to READ MORE ABOUT THE CONDITIONS FOR CONTRACTING THE MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE HERE

Article 7. Cancellation

If the event has to be cancelled due to circumstances outside its control, the organisers reserve the right to declare article 6 of these Rules null and void and to take any measures deemed necessary at their discretion.

Article 8. Race number retrieval

The race number/chip and runner's bag can be retrieved on the following dates:


At the Expo Sports in the "Palacio de Congresos KURSAAL" (Av. de la Zurriola 1).

The bibs must be worn clearly visible on the front of the body during the entire race.

The chip is embedded in the race number as a strip on the back, so the race number should not be folded or tampered with.

Participants who fail to retrieve their race numbers and runner's bags on time will lose their right to these items.

No race numbers will be handed out on the day of the race.

Runners will have to present their ID document or, if retrieving a race number on behalf of someone else, a photocopy or photograph of the other person's ID document on their mobile phone.

Article 9. Registration of Gipuzkoan licence holders

Gipuzkoan runners who hold a FAG license and met the following official marks in a marathon, half marathon or 10.000 meters race in the 2018–2019 or 2019–2020 seasons will be allowed to register for the race at no cost:

10.000 meters on track (men): 33′ 00″ / (women): 43′ 00″.

Marathon (men): 2h 45′ 00″ / (women): 3h 24′ 00″.

Half marathon (men): 1h 15′ 20″ / (women): 1h 35′ 00″.

To sign up, these runners have to send an e-mail to the FAG ( by 8 pm on 11 November 2021, including the following information: name and surnames (if applicable), date of birth, telephone number, licence number, club and the official mark along with the date and place where it was set.

The Maratón Internacional de San Sebastián will double as the Gipuzkoan Marathon Championship in both the men and the women's Elite categories. Athletes wishing to enter the Championship must sign up both on the marathon's registration platform and on the RFEA's extranet before 13 November. These athletes, alongside those considered Elite by the organisers, will have to go through the call room set up next to the start (*) as soon as the final participant in the 10k race has started the event, and in any case before 8:50 am, with their licence, passport or photo ID and the official clothes of the team for which they are racing in the event.

Article 10. Race number/chip

The race number/chip is mandatory and must be worn visibly on the chest for the entire duration of the race.

Checks will be conducted at the start, at the finish and along the course. All runners are required to go over the timing mats.

Article 11. Time limits and pacemakers

The marathon race will end no later than 5 hours after the start of the race (first participant has gone over the timing mat on the start line). Athletes who miss the following time limits will be removed from the competition:

5 km: 35′33″

10 km: 1 h 11′06″

20 km: 2 h 22′12″

25 km: 2 h 57′45″

30 km: 3 h 33′18″

35 km: 4 h 08′51″

40 km: 4 h 44′24″

42.195 km: 5 hours

The maximum duration of the race in Half Marathon distance will be 2 hours after the start of the race (first participant has gone over the timing mat on the start line). Athletes who do not comply with the following steps in each of their races will be withdrawn from the competition:

5KM: 35min
10KM: 1h10 min
21.097,5KM: 2h

During the entire course, all Half Marathon participants who are overtaken by the head of the Marathon race will be out of the race.

The maximum time of duration of the 10KM distance race will be 1 hour 10 minutes after the last participant passes the starting mat. Athletes who do not comply with the following steps in each of their races will be withdrawn from the competition:

5KM: 35min
10KM: 1h10min

Throughout the course, all 10K participants who are overtaken by the head of the race will be out of the race.

The organization will provide the Marathon and Half Marathon participants with 8 pacemakers that will set a fixed pace during the race to make the following marks:

Marathon/Half Marathon: 2h45/1h22, 3h/1h30, 3h15/1h37, 3h30/1h45, 3h45/1h52, 4h/2h-closing pace of Half Marathon-, 4h30 and 5h.

Participants aiming for a time lower than 2h40 will have the right to register a personal pacemaker under certain price and conditions marked form for this purpose. Please consult the conditions at

Article 12. Disqualification

The following breaches of the rules shall be grounds for disqualification:

  • Failure to wear the race number/chip or go through the checkpoints.
  • Failure to complete the entire course.
  • Altering or concealing the advertisements on the race number or failure to wear it visibly on the chest.
  • Wearing another runner's race number/chip.
  • Failure to comply with any instruction from the judges or members of the organisation.
  • Crossing the finish line without a race number.
  • Using non-participants or people travelling in unofficial vehicles for pacemaking.
  • Getting refreshments or water from sources other than the official refreshment stations displayed on the course map.
  • Getting refreshments from vehicles or other athletes.
  • Running on the course with prams or children's cars.
  • Running on the course with children, including at the finish.
  • Note that motor vehicles and bicycles other than those fielded by the organisers are also strictly forbidden on the course.

Article 13. Refreshment stations

There will be refreshment posts every 5km up to a total of 8 points for the Marathon distance and 4 points for the Half Marathon. There will be refreshment posts at KM 5 in the 10K distance.

The refreshment stations will be distributed as follows:


There will also be refreshments at the finish line.

Customised refreshments (only for Elite athletes hired by the organisers and participants in the Gipuzkoan championship) are to delivered at Reale Arena's south parking lot from 7 to 7:45 am on the day of the race. Customised refreshments must bear the race number of the corresponding athlete and the kilometre at which they are to be handed out.

Article 14. Insurance

All officially registered participants will be covered by an insurance policy for any accidents that may occur directly as a result of the race, excluding any accidents caused by a latent disease or defect, imprudence, negligence or failure to observe the law and the provisions of the rules, as well as those that occur while travelling to and from the venue of the race.

Article 15. Medical assistance

Medical assistance will be provided at several points along the course and at the finish.

The organisers advise runners to undergo a medical check-up prior to entering this sporting event and remind athletes that participation is entirely at their own risk.

Article 16. Doping tests

In accordance with WA rules, the participants in the men's and women's categories who are selected by the competent authorities (Basque Government and/or AEPSAD) will undergo doping tests.

Participants are reminded that the refusal to undergo a doping test will lead to automatic disqualification for all intents and purposes. No cash prizes will be paid out until the organisers have received the results of the doping tests of the corresponding athletes. If a test returns a positive result, the required analysis of the B sample will be carried out; if the latter confirms the positive result, the participant will forfeit all prizes (cash or otherwise).

Article 17. Prizes

Trophies will be awarded to the first three absolute male and female finishers in all distances (10K, Half Marathon and Marathon).

Trophies will also be awarded to the first 3 Gipuzkoa runners in the Absolute Male and Female Marathon category (Gipuzkoa Championship) and the first 3 finishers in the +40; +50; +60 years old category, which will be awarded as the podium is completed at the finish line. There will be an award ceremony provided that the 3 athletes who complete the podium are present.

Financial prizes for the first 3 male athletes and the first 3 female athletes to cross the finish line under 2h25 for men and under 2h40 for women according to their times (please contact the organisation at

You can see the international cash prizes here.

Article 18. Classification

The organisers will post unofficial classifications on their website on the day of the race. The official classifications will be published the next day. The judges may amend the classifications after reviewing the checkpoints set up by the organisers along the course to check times until 16 December, when the classifications will be final.

Any matters not covered in these Rules will be governed by IAAF rules.

Course record

  • Men's Timothy Cherigat (KEN) in 2002 with a time of 2:09:34.
  • Women's Rebbeca Tanui (KEN) in 2022 with a time of 2:23:09

Improving the race record will be awarded with €2,500.


Article 19. Image rights and data transfer

By signing up for the event, all participants accept these Rules and grant the FAG and UTE Donosti Eventos-RPM-Racing-Pruebas Deportivas permission to process their personal details and images of them taking part in the event (photos, video, etc.) using computer systems and exclusively for sporting, promotional or commercial purposes, whether directly or through third parties.

In accordance with Data Protection Law 15/1999 of 11 December, participants may request access to these files to rectify or delete the data concerning them in part or in whole. This right can be exercised by writing to the registered address of the FAG or UTE Donosti Eventos-RPM-Racing-Pruebas Deportivas.

These rules have been approved with the endorsement of the RFEA. Any matters not covered in these Rules will be governed by IAAF rules.

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