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The Xiamen International Marathon now has an English Website. The Link is below (which means you'll have to read on about our marvelous marathon before leaving good ole Amoymagic.com!

Xiamen's 1st International Marathon, held on March 31st, 2003, attracted 12,064 runners from 35 countries and regions. The winner, Hailu Negussie of Ethiopia, finished the 42.195 km race with a time of 2 hours, 9 minutes and 3 seconds.

Xiamen's 2nd Marathon was held on March 27, 2004, and be sponsored by the China Association of Field and Track and the Xiamen Municipal Government. The top Chinese runners from this event were chosen as the marathoners to enter the Athens Olympic Games, as well as the 2004 China Marathon Tournament.
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Fortunately, Ms. Vivian Chang of Xiamen Daily's Common Talk is trying to nail down the procedures for us Laowai (foreigners) to sign up. Here's what she's come up with so far (for more updates, check out Common Talk, each Wednesday). To sign up, contact the list of Authorized Travel Agencies at the bottom of this page.

The event's 4divisions: Full marathon, half marathon, 10 km race, and 5 km race.

Age requirement:
Full or Half Marathon: 18 or older (born before Dec. 31, 1986), with minimum of 2 years marathon training, and physically fiT.
10-Kilometer race: 15 or older (born before Dec. 31, 1989),
5-Kilometer race: 13 or older (born before Dec. 31, 1991)

Sign Up Times (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Full Marathon: Feb. 1 - Feb. 25, 2004
Half Marathon: Feb. 26- Mar. 10, 2004

10 & 5 Km. Races: Mar. 11-24
Location: Xiamen Sports Stadium Center, Southern Gate
Phone: 503-8252, 505-5193

When signing up, present I.D. card, insurance policy (provided by the organizing committee on the spot), and pay 100 Yuan cash deposit, for the electronic timing chip (deposit is refundable after the race with presentation of receipt and return of the number cloth).

See you at the 2nd Xiamen International Marathon!

XIAMEN TOURISM GROUP CORP
Add.:No. 1118, Xiahe Rd., Postcode: 361004
Tel.: Chinese:0592-3989927 3989926
English: 0592-3989935
Japanese:0592-3989959
Korean: 0592-3989961 or 3989931
Fax: 0592-3989938, 0592-3989948
Website: http://WWW.XTG.COM.CN
Email-sales@xtg.com.cn or xtg@xtg.com.cn

Xiamen Travel Agency
Add.: 2nd floor, No.99 of Hubin South Rd.,Xiamen, Postcode: 361004
Tel: Chinese:0592-2236708
Japanese:0592-2233201
Korean:0592-2233206
English: None
Fax: 0592-2215555
Website: http://www.xm_travel@hotmail.com


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Add.:7th floor, Haiguang Building
Xiamen, Postcode: 361001
Tel: Chinese: 0592-2263804
Singaporean and Malaysian: 86-592-2263852
Japanese:86-592-2263844
English: None
Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan 86-592-2263874
Korean and Thai 86-592-2263860
Fax: 0592-2124723, 2110284
Website: http://WWW.SINO_TRIP.COM


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Add.: 10th floor, Yibao Building, No. 328Hubin South Rd.
Xiamen, Postcode: 361004
Tel:0592-5890823, 5890826
Fax: 0592-5890780

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Add.: No.7-13, Bailu Rd., Xiamen, Postcode:361003
Tel.: 0592-2053188 2053845 2020017
FAX: 0592-2020024
Web site: http://www.cytsxm.com.cn


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Add.: 3/F, Huajian Building, No.70-74 of Xinhua Rd., Xiamen, Postcode: 361003
Tel:: 0592-2079478 2016171 13306001879 13606001879
Fax: 0592-2073534 E-MAIL: zljr@public.xm.fj.cn

LATEST MARATHON UPDATE!
(Courtesy of Ms. Vivian Zhang, Common Talk)

Homepage XIM Rules and Regulations


2004 Xiamen International Marathon & National Marathon Championships

Rules and Regulations

(Preliminary Draft)

I. Sponsors:

Chinese Athletic Association (CAA)

Xiamen Municipal Government

II. Date, Time & Place of Starts:

8:00am, March 27, 2004/Xiamen, China


III. Races include:

1. Men/women marathon

2. Men/women half marathon

3. Men/women 10km races

4. Men/women 5km races

5. National Marathon Championships will only include men/women marathon; the entrants, registered athletes with CAA, will be ranked in separate division.


IV. Age limits:

1. For men/women marathon or half marathon, participation is open to runners aged 18-over (born on Dec. 31, 1986 and before), with at least two years¡¯ training of marathon.

2. For men/women 10km races, participation is open to runners aged 15-over (born on Dec. 31, 1989 and before).

3. For men/women 5km races, participation is open to runners aged 13-over (born on Dec. 31, 1991 and before).

V. Competition:

1. The races are conducted in accordance with Rules and Regulations for Track & Field 2002 certified by CAA.

2. Running bibs will be issued by Race Office of the Organizing Committee.

3. There is only one start for all races.

4. Time limits to complete races:

Events Marathon Half marathon 10km 5km

Time limits 6 hours 3 hours 1.5 hours 1 hour

5. Athletes who participate in this competition will be subject to formal drug testing.

6. For finishers of marathon in less than 6 hours & the top 8 finishers of half marathon/10km/5km, a finisher¡¯s certificate will be issued, on presentation of the running bid, by the Registration Office of the Organizing Committee.

7. The rest of half marathon/10km/5km finishers within time limits should fill out the finisher¡¯s certificate on their own. (Blank finisher¡¯s certificates will be issued to all entrants along with their running bibs.)

8. For more race information and details, please read Final Race Instructions on registration.


VI. Finishers' recognition & awards:

1. Marathon:

a. World best: US$100,000

b. Ranks awards (US$):

Ranks 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

Men 25,000 15,000 8,000 5,000 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500

Women 15,000 8,000 5,000 3,000 2,000 1,500 1,200 1,000

c. Top performance awards (RMB):

l 10,000 will be awarded to men marathon finishers with a result of less than 2 hours and 10 minutes, or women marathon finishers of less than 2 hours and 30 minutes.

l 5,000 will be awarded to men marathon finishers of less than 2 hours and 15 minutes, or women marathon finishers of less than 2 hours and 35 minutes.

l Ranks awards and top performance awards will not be given out two-fold, i.e., awardees sould choose the higher award.

d. Team awards (RMB):

l Team scoring is based on the total numbers of marathon finishers (men in less than 3 hours, women in less than 3 hours and 40 minutes). Teams with 12-over such finishers will be awarded ?5,000; 8-over such finishers, ?3,000; 5-over such finishers, ?2,000.

l Teams with 50-over marathon finishers in less than 6 hours will be awarded ?3,000; teams with 100-over such finisher, ?10,000.

l The above awards will not be given out two-fold, i.e., the awardees should choose the higher one.

e. All marathon finishers will receive a finisher¡¯s certificate, a bath towel and a finisher medal.

2. Half marathon:

a. The top 3 men/women finishers will receive a cup, a finisher medal, a sport suit and a finisher¡¯s certificate.

b. The 4th-8th men/women finishers will receive a finisher medal, a sport suit and a finisher¡¯s certificate.

c. All half-marathon finishers within the time limit will receive a finisher medal.

3. 10km/5km races:

a. The top men/women finishers will receive a cup, a medal, a sport suit and a finisher¡¯s certificate.

b. The 2nd-8th men/women finishers will receive a medal, a sport suit and a finisher¡¯s certificate.

c. The top 200 10km finishers will receive a finisher medal.

VII. Application:

1. All applicants must fill out the Entry Form and Statement by the Entrant.

2. The team applicants should hand in the Entry Form with an official stamp and the stamp by a medical care dept.

3. Entry deadline: Application is possible until Feb. 25, 2004 (postmark). Late application will not be accepted.

4. Locations:

a. CAA-registered members should send two Entry Forms under separate cover to Track & Field Center of CAA (F/2, Xianglong Building, A-3 Longtan Road, Chongwen, Beijing 100061, Tel. 86-10-76100723, Fax 86-10-67140801) and Xiamen Sports Bureau.

b. Non-CAA-registered members outside Xiamen should send the Entry Form to Public Sports Dept. of Xiamen Sports Bureau (No. 2, Tiyu Road, Xiamen 361012, Tel. 86-592-5121237, Fax 86-592-5121234).

c. Non-CAA-registered members in Xiamen should apply at Basketball & Volleyball Gymnasium of Xiamen Sports Center, Feb. 5, 2004 through March 5, 2004. Late application will not be accepted.

d. Authorized travel agencies include:

Xiamen Tourism Group Corp. Address: #1118 Xiahe Road
Postal Code: 361004
Phone: (Chinese) 0592-3989927 3989926
(English) +86-592-3989935
(Japanese) +86-592-3989959
(Korean) +86-592-3989961 or 3989931
Fax: +86-592-3989938 3989948
Website: WWW.XTG.COM.CN
E-mail: sales@xtg.com.cn xtg@xtg.com.cn
Staff Member: Kuiying QIU

l Xiamen Travel Agency
Address: 2/F Jinyuan Hotel
#99 South Hubin Road, Xiamen
Postal Code: 361004
Phone: (for Chinese Runners)0592-2236708
(Japanese) +86-592-2233201
(Korean) +86-592-2233206
Fax: +86-592-2215555
E-mail:xm_travel@hotmail.com
Staff Member: Yonghuang HUANG


l Xiamen C&D International Travel Service Co., Ltd
Address: 7/F Sealight Building, Xiamen
Postal Code: 361001
Phone: Switchboard: +86-592-2033404-3801-3899
Domestic Market: 0592-2263804
Contact Yirong WANG
Special Telephone Line for the Runners from Singapore & Malaysia: +86-592-2263852
Contact Qiuxin LV
Special Telephone Line for the Runners from Japan: +86-592-2263844
Contact Tongmei DENG
Special Telephone Line for the Runners from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan: +86-592-2263874
Contact Jing WANG
Special Telephone Line for the Runners from Korea &Thailand: +86-592-2263860
Contact Xiulan LI Guo ZHANG
Fax: +86-592-2124723 2110284
Website: WWW.SINO_TRIP.COM
Staff Member: Yirong WANG


l Xiamen Everbright International Travel Co., Ltd
Address: 10/F Yibao Building
#328 South Hubin Road, Xiamen
Postal Code: 3610
Phone: +86-592-5890823 5890826
Fax: +86-592-5890780
Staff Member: Jianjun ZHU


l China Youth Travel Service ( Xiamen )
Address: # 7-13 Bailu Road, Xiamen
Postal Code: 361003
Phone: +86-592-2053188 2053845 2020017
Fax: +86-592-2020024
Website: www.cytsxm.com.cn
Staff Member: Xiaojuan XU


l Holiday Travel Service of China Travel Service of Xiamen
Address: 3/F Huajian Building
#78 Xinhua Road, Xiamen
Postal Code: 361003
Phone: +86-592-2079478 2986171 2985736
Mobile: 13306001879 13606001879 13906047977
Fax: +86-592-2073534
E-mail: Zhonglvjr@126.com LovechaNLEI520@163.com
Staff Member: Lei CHEN


VIII. Running bib pickup dates/locations:
1. Applicants in Xiamen must pick up running bibs, Final Race Instructions, race t-shirts and clothing bags at the place of application.
2. Applicants outside Xiamen must pick up running bibs, Final Race Instructions, race t-shirts and clothing bags at the agencies through whom they apply.


VIV. Address & contact numbers of the Organizing Committee:
Xiamen Sports Bureau, No.2 Tiyu Road, Xiamen
ZIP: 361012
Tel.: 86-592-5121233/5121241
Fax: 86-592-5121234/5121241
Web site: www.sports.xm.gov.cn


X. The entrants might be informed of further instructions.


XI. This document is subject to interpretations by CAA.


Attachments:
I. Entry Form for 2004 Xiamen International Marathon
II. Statement by the Entrant
Entry Form for 2004 Xiamen International Marathon
Work place (with official stamp): Telephone number:


Team leader: Coach: Doctor:
No.
Full name
Sex
Birth date
Event to enter
Personal best
Time to achieve personal best
Place to achieve personal best
Record to register
Registration number with CAA

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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Please note:

1. Entry form is subject to editing for the final printed version.
2. Entry form should be categorized in accordance with events to enter.
3. Men and women entrants should be on separate forms.
4. Bib numbers are not transferable; should there be any change to the entry form, please contact us as soon as possible.

Statement by the Entrant
(One copy per entrant)
Full name
Sex
Home tel.
Work place
Passport No.
Statement by the Entrant
I hereby declare that:

1. I apply to participate in 2004 Xiamen International Marathon of my own accord. The medical examination by the medical care dept. above the county level has proved that I am physically fit for the race. I have bought the insurance for the race. The Organizing Committee is free of liability for any injury or damage to property that may result from my participation in the race. My family members, executors, or anyone concerned therefore have no right to sue the Organizing Committee, or to claim the compensation in this regard.

2. In relation to the races the Organizing Committee is entitled to use my name and/or portraits free of charge.

Signature of the entrant: __________________

Date: __________________

Official stamp

Stamp of medical care dept.

Signature of team leader

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