BEFORE THE RACE
THE RUNNERS’ FAIR
Where is The Runners’ Fair?
In the City of Arts and Sciences.
Running bib and bag: Science Museum [Museu de les Ciències]
What are the opening hours?
Thursday 22nd of March, 3 P.M. to 9 P.M.
Friday the 23rd of March, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. (without a break).
Saturday the 24th of March, 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
RUNNING BIB PICK-UP
What do I need to pick up my running bib and bag?
Original document: National ID, Passport or valid accreditation document.
Can someone else pick up my running bib?
If you cannot pick up your running bib yourself, you must authorise someone else to do so for you by filling in a special form, which can be found in the self-service section.
Running bibs will not be given out if these requirements are not met.
Can I pick up my running bib on Saturday the 24th of March?
Yes but only up to 3 P.M. in the Science Museum
Can I change the size of my running shirt?
Yes, providing the size you want is still in stock.
Can I change a man’s shirt for a woman’s one or vice versa?
Where can I find the cloakroom service?
At Autopista de Saler s/n, next to the Umbracle [shaded garden walkway].
When are the opening hours of the cloakroom service?
From 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. on Saturday the 24th of March.
How many bags can be left by each runner in the cloakroom?
One bag per runner, marked with the sticky label provided in the runner’s bag.
What time does the race start?
- The women entered in the elite section of the World Championship will leave at 17:05.
- The men entered in the elite section of the World Championship will leave 25 minutes later at 17:30, together with all other runners (both men and women) in the Mass Race with accredited times of under 1:55:00.
- The third wave of runners will leave at 17:40, comprising the remaining competitors in the Mass Race with times of over 1:55:00.
Where is the Start Line?
Pont de Montolivet [bridge]. The road closest to the Hemisfèric [IMAX/Planetarium]
What does the starting time depend on?
On the time accredited in the runner’s entry.
How can I get to the Start area?
You can reach it using public transport
EMT: Bus Lines 35, 95, and 99 are the closest to the Start and Finish area.
Metro Valencia [underground]. Lines 3 and 5. The nearest stop is Alameda (20 minutes on foot).
Are there ValenBisi cycle parks in the area?
There are cycle parks in the Start and Finish area for ValenBisi bikes.
Are there car parks near the Finish area?
Public car parks:
- Car Park 1: Pabellón Fuente de San Luis
- Car Park 2: Avenida Antonio Ferrandis
- Car Park 3: Bulevar Sur: https://goo.gl/maps/jgaC9PSMZDn
DURING THE RACE
There will be 9 Start Boxes, each one allocated in accordance with the times entered on runners’ entry forms:
World Championship running bib (in accordance with the IAAF Entry List)
Yellow running bib: under 1 hour 12 mins. (Men) under 1 hour 20 mins (Women)
Green running bib: under 1 hour 25 mins.
Blue running bib: under 1 hour 35 mins.
Orange running bib: under 1 hour 45 mins.
Violet running bib: under 1 hour 50 mins.
Pink running bib: under 1 hour 55 mins.
Grey running bib: under 2 hours
White running bib: 2 hours or over
Which is the box for practice runners?
The one that best suits how fast you run.
Where should I place the bib and chip?
On your chest, as required by Spain’s Royal Athletics Federation [RFEA]. If you fail to follow this simple rule, the timing system will not detect you and therefore not show you in the race classification.
How many refreshment points are there?
There will be six refreshment points along the route, at roughly kilometres 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, and 17.5, as well as at the Finish.
What is available at the refreshment points?
- Water and Powerade. Kilometres 5, 10 and 15.
- There will also be water replenishment at kilometres 7.5, 12.5 and 17.5.
- Enervit energy gels at Kilometre 14.8.
Chemical toilets at the Start and at kilometres 5, 10, 15 and 20 along the route.
Where is the Finish?
The City of Arts and Sciences on the boardwalk next to the Science Museum.
Where can you watch the race finish from?
There will be two sets of stands from which to watch the end of the race, with one on each side of the final stretch to the Finish. Seats are for public use and are free.
What time does the trial end?
At 8:15 P.M., taking into account the various waves in which runners begin the race.
AFTER THE RACE
SHOWERS AND TOILETS
Are there showers?
There are free showers at Poliesportiu Quatre Carreres [Sports Centre] (Southern Area) https://goo.gl/maps/SUJfCtcUGRB2
How do I contract the service?
There are 3 ways:
- Through official web site: €5.
- At The Runners’ Fair: €7.
- Behind the Finish: €10.
If I have already contracted this service, what should I do on the day of the race?
Hand in your ticket/wrist band at the Medal Engraving Service stand.
If you contract the service on the web site or at The Runners’ Fair, you should pick up a special ID wrist band to show on the day of the race. This will cut down the length of time you have to queue for.
On the day of the race, there will be two queues:
- For those who previously contracted the service.
- For those who have just decided they want to engrave their medal.
Where can I see the results?
The results will be shown on www.iaafvalencia2018.com
The Runners’ Fair Information Desk will have a collection point for Lost Property.