FAQ

GENERAL

Where will the race take place?
The race will take place at Ciputra International City, Hanoi, Vietnam.

When will the race take place?
Sunday, 9 December 2018.

What are the distances offered?

  • 21K Half Marathon
  • 10K Challenge
  • 5K Challenge
  • 3K Family Run/Walk
  • 1K Kids Sprint

What is the weather in December like in Hanoi?
Generally, the temperature in Hanoi in December is between 12 to 20 degrees Celsius.


REGISTRATION

When will registration open?
A limited number of late entries are available on a first come first serve basis. A late registration fee of US$5 will apply.

Please contact us at hanoihalf@sportingrepublic.com for more details.

How do I register online?
Click here to register.

What forms of online payment do you accept?
We accept VISA, American Express, MasterCard and Cash.

Do you accept cash payments?
Yes. Click here for more information.

When is the registration deadline?
Deadline for online registration will be 11:59pm (Vietnam time), 25 November 2018, or when the quota for registration is full.

How do I know if I am registered?
You will receive a confirmation email within 5 working days of registering for the event. If you did not receive this email, contact us at hanoihalf@sportingrepublic.com.

What are your refund and transfer policies?
There will be strictly no refunds and no transfers (giving your entry to another person).

How far is Ciputra Hanoi from Hanoi International Airport?
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) is located approximately 20km from Ciputra Hanoi. The journey time is approximately 30 to 40 minutes by car, depending on traffic conditions.


BEFORE THE RACE

When and where can I pick up my Race Kit?
Yes, on 7 & 8 December 2018, click here for more details.

What do I need to bring with me in order to pick up my Race Kit?
You need to bring your Confirmation E-mail (printed or digital copy) and your photo ID.

What if I cannot attend the Race Kit Collection? Can someone else pick up my race kit?
If you cannot attend the Race Kit Collection in person, you may assign a representative to pick up the race kit on your behalf. Please provide him/ her a copy of your confirmation email and ID / Passport.

Will there be race kit collection available on Race Day?
No, runners must pick up their race kit during the designated Race Kit Collection dates & times only. Runners who do not collect their Race Kit during designated times & dates will not be allowed to compete in the event
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RACE DAY

What time does my race start on 9 December?
Visit our Race Info page here: www.hanoihalfmarathon.com/event-info/race-info/

Where can I park?
Motorbike/Car Parking is available at Ciputra Club.

When should I arrive?
Please ensure that you arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time. Please head straight up to Ciputra Club to get changed and deposit your bag.

What can I do with my bag?
Bag Deposit will be provided for participants at Ciputra Club. If you plan to use this service, please bring an inexpensive bag and leave your valuables at home. We are not responsible for lost or missing items.

Will you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something on Race Day?
Yes, the Lost & Found will be at the Information Desk for items found on Race Day.

Where do I place my Race Bib?
Your Race Bib must be properly secured using safety pins and must be displayed on your front torso throughout the race.

Where do I place my Timing Cup?
A Timing Chip will be given to you at Race Kit Collection. In order to ensure that your time is accurate and that your timing chip functions properly, you must correctly attach it to your shoelace.

Can my family and friends watch me race?
Yes, spectators are more than welcome to attend and watch on race day.


ON THE COURSE

Will there be water available?
Yes, there will be water available at the start, finish and on the course.

ROAD TRAFFIC: ADVICE TO ALL RUNNERS

  • As there are no road closures on Race Day, we expect vehicles and motorbikes to be on the road. We ask all runners and spectators to be extra careful.
  • If you run with a group of friends remember not to block others paths. Do not run the full width of the road and be aware that there will be traffic on the roads.

AFTER THE RACE

When is the Awards Ceremony held?
Visit our Race Info page here: www.hanoihalfmarathon.com/event-info/race-info/

Who receives awards?

  • The top 3 finishers in each 21km Half Marathon age group (Male and Female 16-29, 30-39, 40+).
  • The top 3 male and female finishers in the 10km Challenge.
  • The top 3 male and female finishers in the 5km Challenge.
  • The top 3 male and female finishers in the 3km Family Run/Walk.
  • The top 3 male and female finishers in the 1km Kids Sprint

Will my ranking be based on Gun or Chip time?
Rankings will be determined by who crosses the finish line first, thus overall and age category results are based on Gun Time. Gun Time is based on the time from when the gun goes off to the time the participant crosses the finish line. Every participant who starts in the same wave is assigned the same Gun Time.

Where can I find race photos?
Race photos will be available soon after race day on Sporting Republic’s Facebook page.