FAQ

Registration Information

When does registration closes?
Online registration closes on 16th December 2016.

What is the minimum age to participate in Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2017?
Participants must be aged 16 years and older as of 31st December 2017 to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195km) and Half Marathon (21km) categories.

Participants must be 12 years and older as of 31st December 2017 to participate in the 10km Challenge category.

There are no age restrictions for the 3km Fun Run/ Walk category.

How can I make payment?
For overseas participants: You can make payment by VISA or MasterCard through the online payment portal which you will be directed to after you’ve duly completed your registration.

For Myanmar residents: You can please register in person at FMI Center (no. 380 Bogyoke Aun San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon) 

You can also email us at info@yomayangonmarathon.com if you own a credit card and wish to register online.

How will I know if my entry has been accepted?
You will receive a confirmation slip upon your successful registration.

Note that you will need to produce your printed confirmation slip together with your identification card/ Passport when you collect your Race Entry Pack at the Race Pack Collection.

Do I get a refund if I choose not to participate after registration?
No.

Can I make changes to my personal particulars after submitting my registration?
Yes. You can by logging in to change your particulars with your email and password here or send us an email at info@yomayangonmarathon.com

Participants will NOT be able to change the following details:

– Name
– Race Category
– Date of Birth
– NRIC and Gender

All competitors are to make changes by 16 December 2016, 2359hrs. Any request for changes after 16 December 2016, 2359hrs will not be entertained.

Can I change race categories after I have registered?
No.

Can I join multiple race categories?
No. Joining of multiple categories is not allowed due to safety concerns.

Why have I not received my confirmation slip despite registering and making payment?
There could be several reasons:
– The email has been blocked by your mail server and/ or treated as spam.
– Your registration was not successful.
– Error in your email address.

Please send us an email at info@yomayangonmarathon.com and provide the following information:
– Name
– NRIC/ Passport No.
– Race Category

Please allow at least 3-5 working days for investigation.

If I do not wish to withdraw from the race, can I transfer my registration?
No. Race entries are strictly non-transferable. All registered participant’s personal information such as medical condition are peg to the race entry and competing on behalf of the registered participant is not permitted. The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify the race entry and/or refuse entry into the start pen for transferred race entries.

 

About the Race

When will the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2017 be held?
The Yoma Yangon International Marathon will be held on 8 January 2017.

Where will the run be held?
The run will be held at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

How many Race Categories are there?
Participants must be aged 16 years and older as of 31st December 2017 to participate in the Full Marathon (42.195km) and Half Marathon (21km) categories.

Participants must be 12 years and older as of 31st December 2017 to participate in the 10km Challenge category.

There are no age restrictions for the 3km Fun Run/ Walk category.

What time does each category start?

You can check out the flag off timing for each category right here!

If I do not complete the race in the stipulated time-frame, will I be entitled to the finisher’s item such as the finisher medal?
No.

Can I run the race route without registering?
No. Individuals on the race route without an official race bib will be removed.

Can I skate or cycle during the race instead?
No. Any wheel-run objects such as wheelchairs, strollers, skates or bicycles are not allowed on the race route.

Can I bring along my pets?
No.

What is a Race Entry Pack?
It is a pack containing necessary items for your race. This includes your race bib, the event guide, a running t-shirt and other sponsored items.

Where and when is the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2016 Race Entry Pack Collection point?
It is happening from 5 – 7 January at Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium from 10am – 5pm daily.

If you are unable to collect your race entry pack, you may authorize a representative to collect it on your behalf. Please download and complete the Letter of Authorisation. Your representative must produce the following for collection:

  • NRIC or photo ID for verification purposes
  • A copy of the race confirmation slip (Both soft and hardcopies are accepted)

You can download the Letter of Authorisation here.

Is there a baggage check-in area at the start?
Yes, there is a baggage check-in area at the start line where runners can deposit their belongings.

Whilst maximum care and security will be enforced, the Organiser will not be responsible for any loss or damaged items, or delay in retrieving the bags. Participants are advised to arrive 2 hours before their start time as delays are expected prior to the flag off time of the respective race categories.

Will there be course markers along the race routes?
Yes, course markers will be available every kilometre along the race routes.

Will there be an awards ceremony?
All winners from the 42.195km, 21km and 10km race categories will be presented with their respective awards following their races on race day.

How will my race timing be recorded?
Race timings will be recorded by the Ring-Tag, an electronic race timing system with accuracy up to hundredth of a second, located behind your race bib.

How do I use my Ring-Tag?
Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time.
– Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso.
– Race bib is unaltered and unmodified. (Do not fold or wrinkle)
– Race bib is pinned in all four corners.
– Race bib is not covered. (Jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

How can I access my personal race results after the event?
Participants will be granted access to their personal race results (Gun Time and Chip Time), as captured by the timing system on the race website 48 hours after the last cut-off time.

“Gun Time” (still officially accepted by the IAAF as the valid mode of measuring running time) includes whatever distance you had covered before you actually reached the start line. Official results are based on the Gun Time, i.e. prize rankings are according to the Gun time.

The IPICO electronic race timing system eliminates that major issue of inaccurate timing and gives you your “Net Time”.

What if I am injured during the race or otherwise unable to finish the race?
First aiders will be deployed along the route. Participants who are in need of immediate attention can also alert the route marshals.

Is there a cut-off time for the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2017?
Yes there are several cut off points along the route for different categories. Participants who fail to meet the cut off timing will be asked to board the sweeper bus.

42.195KM Full Marathon (6.5 hours)
16KM – 7.30am
24KM – 8.45am
31KM – 9.45am
36KM – 10.40am
42KM – 11.30am

21.1KM Half Marathon (4 hours)
11KM – 7.30am
21KM – 9.30am

10km Challenge (2 hours)
10KM – 8.45am

Race Prizes and Event Apparel

What are the prizes for Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2017?
Please refer to this link.