PRACTICAL INFO FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT
RELAY ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION

BEFORE THE SUBSCRIPTION

Can I partecipate in the relay?

To participate in the relay marathon you must be at least 16 years old on April 8, 2018 and submit a medical certificate for non competitive sport activity (or higher: for example, a certificate that allows you to take part in competitive sport events). If you are not able to submit such a certificate, you will have to submit a signed declaration of possession of medical certification (click here to download it).

Please remember that the enrollment in the Relay Marathon is for the team (4 runners), not on an individual basis. Find three friends who want to run with you, and then sign up!

Is it mandatory to choose a NPO to participate in the relay marathon?

Yes, the relay marathon subscription is possible only through one of the No-profit Organizations linked to the Milano Marathon Charity Program.

The objectives of the relay are quote simple:
1) have fun with some friends
2) raise funds to support important charity projects

How much does it costs?

The registration fee is freely established by each of the non-profit organizations. Remember that this is not a simple entry fee, but a real donation to a charity project among many that you can choose to support.

ABOUT THE SUBSCRIPTION

What are the steps to do to sign up?

1. Select the project which is dear to your team. Starting in October, you will see all the NPO and their projects.

2. Pre-register the team: fill all fields of the online registration form. At the end of the procedure remember to confirm the NPO that you have chosen to support.

3. The chosen ONP will contact you to explain terms & conditions and to finalize the registration. Payment will be made directly to the NPO.

May we register and pay on site?

No, registration and payment must be carried out as specified.

Registrations will close at midnight on March 26, 2017 and entry requests submitted after the deadline won’t be accepted. However, the organizer reserves the right to close registrations before the deadline or to accept entries after the deadline.

May we register even if we haven’t got the medical certification yet?

Yes, medical certificates or signed declarations of possession (click here to download the form) must be submitted directly at the bib pick-up desk.

How can we check if the registration was successful?

The www.enternow.it website automatically sends an e-mail confirmation as soon as the Charity you picked confirms your entry. In other words, you pay your entry fee directly to the Charity, which receives the payment and confirms your entry inside its private area of the website.

When will our name be available in the official participants’ list?

The bib number assignment and the addition of your name to the participants’ list are not automatic. Each registration is checked and validated by an operator, in order to avoid problems. Therefore, don’t worry if you are not able to see your name in the list (especially if the race is still several months away): you have to wait at least a few weeks since your registration was completed. The registration receipt issued by www.enternow.it is already a warranty of successful entry.

ORDER OF RUNNERS

When and how we have to communicate the order of the runners?

The order of the runners can be communicated (and modified) until the evening of the day before the race through a simple online process.

More information on this procedure will be communicated through the email of confirmation.

THE WEEK BEFORE THE RACE

The relay confirmation letter

A few days before the race, all the 4 team members will receive an e-mail valid as official “letter of confirmation”.

This email will contain all the basic instructions for the bib number pick-up and race participation. You do not need to print a hard copy of the email itself; you can bring it on a device like a smartphone or tablet.

Bib numbers pick-up? At the Marathon Village!

A team representative will be able to pick up the bib numbers (and the goody bags) at the Marathon Village on:

  • April, Friday 6th from 12:00 till 21:00
  • April, Saturday 7th from 9:00 till 19:00.

The Marathon Village will be located inside Milan’s MiCo LAB, with access from Piazzale Carlo Magno (Gate 17). The nearest subway station (Domodossola, on the purple line M5) is 600 meters from the village.

What documents do we need to pick up the bib numbers?

To pick up the bib numbers, the team representative must submit the following documents:

  • his valid ID
  • the confirmation email (on a smartphone or tablet)
  • medical certificates or declarations of possession (click here to download the form) for all 4 members of the team

The bib numbers and goody bags can be collected by a third person, who must submit a specific authorization form signed by one of the team members, a valid ID card, and the medical certificates or declarations of possession for all 4 runners.

THE GREAT DAY

Getting to your starting point

First leg: Corso Venezia

  • PALESTRO stop on line M1 (red) or TURATI stop on line M3 (yellow)
  • The relay village is located inside the "Indro Montanelli" Gardens
  • You should get there by 8:30.

Second leg: Via Mario Pagano (left-hand side of the road)

  • PAGANO stop on line M1 (red)
  • The relay village is located in Via del Burchiello.
  • You should get there by 9:20.

Third leg: Viale Caprilli (left-hand side of the road)

  • LOTTO FIERA stop on line M1 (red)
  • The relay village is located in Piazzale Lotto.
  • You should get there by 10:10.

Fourth leg: Via Benedetto Croce (left-hand side of the road)

  • URUGUAY stop on line M1 (red)
  • The relay village is located in the parking lot of the Bonola mall.
  • You should get there by 10:55.

You definitely don’t want to try to reach your point of departure by other means than by subway. If you want to do a little bit of warm-up, you can move around on foot.

Deposit of personal bags

You have two possibilities:

A) Bring the bag to the deposit at the point where you’ll finish your leg, then go to the start point of the leg that you have to run. It’s possible to deliver the bag on Saturday as well (from 3pm to 7pm).

B) Give the bag to the teammate that will run the relay leg following yours (or to the first runner if you’re going to run the fourth and last leg). The teammate will deliver your bag to the deposit on your behalf. In any case, you will have to use the blue bag provided by the organization, marking it with the appropriate label that shows your race number.

On Sunday, the bag deposits’ hours are as follows:

  • 1st change point: 7:45am – 12:00pm
  • 2nd change point: 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • 3rd change point: 9:15am – 2:45pm
  • Arrival: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Start of the first leg

From 9:30 it will be possible to enter the starting area. Unlike the marathon, where athletes are divided into several start "corrals" depending on their best time, for the Europ Assistance Marathon Relay there will be a single starting sector.

Those who want to start in front of the pack have to be near the entry gate of the “start lane” at the time indicated above.

The start of the 8th Europ Assistance Relay Marathon will be given at 9:45. The relay runners will start using the left gate of the portal only.

Start of the following legs

The runners of the second, third and fourth leg will have to position themselves in the sector of the transition area corresponding to the number of their relay. Each sector (about 40 meters long) is restricted to 100 relay teams, and is indicated by special numbered poles. The number of the relay is indicated on your bib, followed by a letter that indicates the leg (A, B, C and D). The teammate running before you will hand you the baton (which is a kind of bracelet with timing chip) and at that point you can start to run your own leg.

Refreshment stations

For all participants in the Europ Assistance Relay Marathon 2018 there will be a final refreshment bag to be delivered at the end of each leg, inside the “changeover village”.

In case of need the participants can use the refreshment stations planned for the marathon, positioned every 5 km along the way.

Sponging stations

Normally sponging stations are not not provided for the relay runners. However, in case of particularly warm weather, runners will find sponges at the entrance of the start lane (first leg) or in the villages of transition areas (following legs). Take just one sponge and bring it with you because you will not find other sponges along the way.

Timing

The timing will be performed through the chip attached to the bracelet that will be passed from each runner to the other. The total time of each team will be recorded both as a “gun time” (from the gunshot at the start until the finish line is crossed) and as a “net time” (from the moment the first runner crosses the start line until the finish line is crossed).

Timing mats will be located both at the entry and at the exit of each change area. Individual times will be calculated on an identical distance for all the runners that run the same leg, regardless of the actual location where the passing of the “baton” will take place.

Please remember that, if the timing chip is not returned, your team will be forced to pay 25 Euros as damage compensation.

Medical service

An adequate medical service will be guaranteed along the course, including fixed locations and emergency vehicles. BSO srl, partner of Europ Assistance, will manage the medical service for the marathon. The operational procedures include the presence on the whole course of ambulances, medical cars, medical squads on foot, points of first intervention with health professionals at each relay change zone and a “Health Citadel” in Corso Venezia on a surface of more than 400sqm capable of delivering highly specialized assistance. The technological equipment available includes ultrasound devices, equipment for blood tests and devices for telemedicine, which will enable a continuous exchange of information between the field rescuers, the “health citadel” and intensive care units involved. It will also be present an ECMOteam with two machines for the extracorporeal support made available by Prof. Alberto Zangrillo, Primary of anaesthesiology and reanimation of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.

AFTER THE RACE

Arrival – First, second and third leg

Once handed over the baton to your teammate you can take advantage of the refreshment station (we will hand you a bag already prepared), you can pick-up your personal bag and use the changing rooms. At this point, you can take the subway and reach the PALESTRO station (on the red line M1), from which you can walk to the “Indro Montanelli” Gardens area, where you can plan the appointment with your teammates to celebrate all together!

Arrival – Fourth leg

As soon as you pass the finish line you will be lined up in a corridor where: you will be given the 4 medals (for you and your teammates) and your “bracelet” with the timing chip will be removed. Continuing on, you’ll find the refreshment station, where you will be given a bag already prepared. Continuing along the corridor protected by fences, you’ll reach the changing rooms and bags deposit. You can then join your teammates and deliver their well deserved medals!

Group arrivals

The relay marathon is a great collective celebration, and it’s great to cross the finish line together with your teammates and with the people from the Charity that you have chosen to support. In order to facilitate these initiatives, the relay’s course will be separated from the marathon’s course in the last kilometer. The relay marathon finish will be under a dedicated gate!

Access to the course for the runners of the first three legs will be possible from inside the “Indro Montanelli” Gardens, through the gate along Bastioni di Porta Venezia (which is located more or less in the middle of the road). This point is easily reachable from the TURATI station on yellow line M3 and from the PALESTRO station on red line M1 (then through the “Indro Montanelli” Gardens).

Where can we find the results?

Rankings will be available, in real time, on-line thanks to Timing Data Service.