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Run in lyon regulations - 2017 edition


Run In Lyon is an event which combines three individually-timed road races which will take place on Sunday 1st October 2017 in the city of Lyon: a 10k, a half-marathon and a marathon. The start of the half-marathon and the marathon will take place at 8.30am and the start of the 10k at 11.30am. This 8th edition is organised by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) and under the authority of the Fédération Française d’Athlétisme (F.F.A. - French Athletics Federation).

Article 2 - Routes

The routes, covering a distance of 10 kilometres, 21.1 kilometres and 42.195 kilometres comply with international road race (IAAF and FFA) regulations. Details of the routes can be consulted on the race’s website ( The competitor undertakes not to anticipate the start and to cover the whole distance before crossing the finish line.


Article 3 – Participation conditions

  • The 10k race is open to runners be they licence-holders or not, subject to them being at least 16 years old on 31st December 2017. Runners who are born after 1st October 1999, i.e. those who are minors on the day of the race, must present a parental consent form (downloadable on our website).
  • The half-marathon is open to runners be they licence-holders or not, subject to them being at least 18 years old on 31st December 2017. Runners who are born after 1st October 1999, i.e. those who are minors on the day of the race, must present a parental consent form (downloadable on our website).
  • The marathon is open to runners be they licence-holders or not, subject to them being at least 20 years old on 31st December 2017. In agreement with the FFA, the age categories will give rise to a separate ranking. Runners are reminded that checks will be carried out during the race to ensure that it takes place according to these regulations. It is expressly indicated that runners take part in the competition at their own risk and solely under their own responsibility.

Participation in sports events which are organised or approved by the French sports’ federations is conditional upon presentation of a licence which is proof that the holder has been issued with a medical certificate stating that there are no contra-indications for participating in athletics competitions or, for those who do not hold such a licence and who are eligible to take part in these competitions, presentation of this certificate itself (or a copy), which must have been issued less than a year before the date of the race.

Pursuant to Circular 13 of 21st April 2008, it is specified that the medical certificate must include the wording “non contre-indication à la pratique de l’athlétisme en competition” (“no contra-indications for participating in competitive athletics”) or “non contre-indication à la pratique de la course à pied en competition” (“no contra-indications for participating in competitive running events”).
FSCF, FSGT and UFOLEP competition licences will be accepted if they specifically mention the word “athlétisme” (“athletics”). Other licences will not be accepted.

Article 4 – How to register

Registration for the race may only be done via the online registration form available on the following URL:

Each person must indicate his or her last name, first name, date of birth and email address on this form.

2017 general public race number rates 

10 k

Group 1:     1,500 race numbers             price: €20*

Group 2:      9,800 race numbers             price: €25*


Group 1:     1,500 race numbers             price: €32*

Group 2:     9,500 race numbers             price: €39*


Group 1:         3,000 race numbers             price: €56*

* New in 2017 : 1€ (including VAT) per registration will be donated to AFM-Téléthon

Article 5 – Registration

Registration is personal, firm and definitive, and registration fees cannot be refunded for any reason whatsoever, apart from runners who have taken out specific “cancellation” insurance. Registrations cannot be transferred under any circumstances. Anyone who gives his race number to a third party will be held responsible in the event of an accident caused by or involving the latter during the race. The organisation declines all responsibility should such an accident occur. The race number must be completely visible throughout the race.

Article 6 –Collection of race numbers

Race numbers must be collected on presentation of the licence or the medical certificate (stating that no contra-indications for participating in “course à pied en compétitionˮ (“competitive running events””), the notification letter, and a proof of identity, on Friday 29th September from 10am to 7pm and on Saturday 30th September 2017 from 9am to 7pm in the village situated on: Place Bellecour – Lyon

The assigning of a race number to a runner is firm and definitive.
No race numbers will be sent by post, nor distributed on Sunday 1st October 2017.

Article 7 - Feeding stations

Feeding stations will be set up every 5km as well as at the finish. Feeding stations, offering bottles of water and fruit, will be set up along the entire route. There will be one feeding station for runners for the 10km, 3 feeding stations for half-marathon runners and 8 feeding stations for marathon runners plus an additional station after the finish line for all the runners.

Article 8 - The Official Jury

The official jury consists of an adjudicating judge from the FFA whose decisions are final. He or she is assisted by race judges and commissioners who are also appointed by the FFA. Participants have a maximum of 6 hours to complete the Marathon, 2 hours and 50 minutes for the Half-Marathon and 1 hour and 50 minutes for the 10k. After the end of race vehicle has passed by, competitors must comply with traffic and road regulations.

Article 9 - General Services

Security on the route is ensured by the Préfecture de Police and medical services are provided by an approved civilian security association. These staff may decide that competitors must leave the race on medical grounds.

Article 10 - Timing Systems

All entrants will receive a timing chip when they collect their race number (in the form of a strip, stuck directly on the back of your race number) which will be automatically initialized on the start line and will be used to monitor each competitor’s time during the race every 5 km. A competitor who doesn’t follow the route cannot be placed at the finish.

The timing chip will be detected at the start, at the finish and also at several points along the route (apart from during the 10k, where there will be a single race mat at km 5).

Competitors will be placed after the race.

Article 11 - Insurance

Civil liability: In accordance with current legislation, the organiser has taken out insurance covering the financial consequences of its civil liability, that of its officials and that of all the participants in Run in Lyon. As for the civil liability of the participants themselves, the afore-mentioned insurance policy will only cover accidents caused by participants during the sporting event.
This policy can apply in addition to or in lieu of other insurance policies that participants might take out.

A copy of the insurance policy is available to all participants upon request.

Personal accident: All Run in Lyon participants, whether or not they have licences issued by a sports federation, may take out insurance when they register for the race or, at the latest, when they collect their race numbers. This policy will pay out a sum in the event of physical injury (death or permanent disability) as a result of an accident which has occurred on the race route. Compensation, according to the damages, will be paid if the insured person has an accident while participating in the race.

This insurance is optional but strongly recommended. It can be taken out in addition to or instead of any similar insurance cover and, in particular, any cover provided by a sports licence.

The information notice and application form are available on the event's website.  (Registration -> Insurance)

Material damage: The organiser will not be held responsible for damage (theft, breakage, loss, etc.) to participants’ personal belongings, not even those left in its care. Participants may not, therefore, take action against the organiser for any damage caused to their equipment. Taking out insurance against such risks is the responsibility of the participant.

Article 12 – Image Rights

By participating in the 2017 edition of Run in Lyon, the participant gives his express permission for the organiser, its delegates and its successors to use and reproduce, in any medium and by any means, now and in the future, with no compensation of any kind, his name, voice, image, and, more generally, his athletic performance in the 2017 edition of Run in Lyon, in any form, in any existing or future medium, in any format, for public communication throughout the world, for any use including advertising and/or commercial purposes, and for the entire duration of the protection granted by current copyright laws and regulations, judicial and/or arbitral decisions issued in any country, and existing or future international conventions, including those that may result from the extension of this duration.

Participants grant their full and irrevocable permission, to the organiser, its beneficiaries, and its successors, for the purposes of conducting advertising, promotional or sales campaigns to:

make any changes, additions or deletions which it judges necessary to use his or her image under the conditions defined above; include or combine his or her image with any signatures, catch phrases, slogans, legends, brands, distinctive signs, legal information, visuals and, generally speaking, anything of any kind which the organiser uses, particularly to illustrate communications material in which they are used.

The participant guarantees that he is not bound by an exclusive contract relating to the use of his image and/or his name and/or his voice.

The organiser, its beneficiaries and its successors are expressly forbidden from using a participant’s name, voice or image in any format of a pornographic, racist or xenophobic nature, and more generally are forbidden from any use that is detrimental to the participant’s dignity.

Article 13 – Data Protection

A.S.O. will respect the confidentiality of personal information and data provided by the user and will handle them in accordance with the French Data Protection Act of 6th January 1978.

Information provided by users will be stored and used by A.S.O. to process their orders, personalise communication with them, and provide them with information and/or offers from A.S.O. Challenges, and/or from A.S.O., and for those who have given their agreement when they created their account, to send them information and offers from A.S.O.’s partners.

It may be necessary for A.S.O. to securely transfer certain data, including personal data, to third parties in order to carry out tasks relevant to processing orders, organising the delivery of goods and the provision of services, preventing fraud and, more generally, any other criminal activity, and for certain customer service actions.

Moreover, A.S.O. may be required to share this data in response to an injunction by the legal or regulatory authorities.

In accordance with the provisions laid out by French Act no.78-17 of 6th January 1978, modified by French Act no. 2004-801 of 6th August 2004, on information technology, databases and civil liberties, the User has the right to access, rectify and delete data concerning himself, free of charge. The User can exercise these rights at all times, by sending a request by email to the following address: or by writing to:


Run In Lyon

Quai Ouest

40-42 Quai du point du jour

92 100 Boulogne-Billancourt

In doing so, the participant can demand that any information concerning him which is incorrect, incomplete, ambiguous, or no longer valid, or whose collection, use, communication or storage is forbidden, be rectified, completed, clarified, updated or deleted.

The Internet user’s data is stored either by A.S.O. or by the subcontractor(s) it selects specifically for the fulfilment of its obligations. Data is stored in accordance with the afore-mentioned Data Protection Act for a duration determined by the purpose of the data processing in question.

Our processing of the data we collect has been declared to the CNIL (French Data Protection Agency).

Article 14 – Respecting the environment

In order to respect the environment and the natural surroundings in which the event takes place, it is strictly forbidden to leave litter (paper, plastic wrappers) on the route. Bins will be provided at all feeding stations and in “collection areas” which will be installed and indicated on different points of the route. Competitors must make use of them when disposing of waste.

Participants must hold onto their litter and wrappers and wait until they reach the places set up by the organisation to dispose of them.

The management of the race reserve the right to apply time penalties or to exclude competitors from the race who deliberately dispose of their waste elsewhere than in these specific areas.

Article 15 - Forbidden equipment

Bicycles, wheeled and/or motorised vehicles are strictly forbidden on the route.

At the request of the authorities, all kinds of back packs (including Camelbaks) will be forbidden in the starting areas for security purposes.

Article 16 – Newsletter 

By registering for Run in Lyon, the participant is automatically subscribed to the race’s newsletters and must remain so until the race takes place.

Article 17 – Acceptance of the Regulations

Participation in Run in Lyon implies each competitor's express agreement with the regulations filed with Maître Astrid Desagneaux, a scrutineer in Paris’ 8th arrondissement, situated at 4 Rue Quentin Bauchat. The competitor undertakes not to anticipate the start and to cover the whole distance before crossing the finish line.