Regulation for Douro Valley Half Marathon Wheelchair
a) An organization of GlobalSport associated with the EDP Running Wonders circuit, with the support of the National Association of Athletes in Wheelchair, will be held on May 28, 2017 the Douro Valley Half Marathon Douro.
b) Douro Valley Half Marathon Wheelchair is part of the EDP Running Wonders – Douro Valley Half Marathon.
c) The race is authorized by the National Association of Athletes Wheelchair (ANACR) and are therefore included in their national schedule;
d) The race is intended for athletes with physical disabilities eligible to participate in athletics competitions and begins by 10:30 hours, with departure and arrival in Peso da Régua;
e) The race route is identical to the Half Marathon, with the extension of 21.097 kms;
f) The purpose of this race is to provide a competition in which, in addition to the high level of competitive some practitioners may gather other medium and recreational level practitioners;
g) The Douro Valley Half Marathon Wheelchair also intends to provide a demonstration of the capabilities of athletes with physical disabilities, enhanced by the media level of competition;
h) The GlobalSport want to remember the race and the sport in general, can be practiced by all, including the special populations most in need, as given in the Portuguese Constitution;
i) This competition has final general classification as well as cash prizes. There will also be t-shirts and medals alluding to this race for all participants;
j) The organization has structured a medical service care under the guidance of an expert team of professionals, although is not responsible for any accident that it is found in the course of this race;
k) All participating athletes are covered by insurance, as stipulated by law.
l) Helmet use is mandatory.
m) Mechanisms or levers are not allowed that can be used to propel the chair, only mechanical steering devices and manual operation are allowed.
n) The Half Marathon in a wheelchair has a single-level, classes T53 / T54.