FAQ - 揹水一戰 Race For Water 2019

FAQ


Is there any age requirement for the race?

Participants must be 16 years old or above on 9 March 2019. Participants under 18 on 9 March 2019 are required to submit the PARENT CONSENT FORM on or before 28th September 2018.

Besides age, is there any other entry requirement?

Yes.

– ALL 42km participants (including team members) are required to fulfil one of the following requirements between 2017 to 2018. Please submit the valid proof after registration:

> Finisher of Race for Water 30km within the time limit of 6 hours and 30 minutes

> Finisher of any 42km+ marathon/ trail-running race

– Academic Institution category: At least 2 team members should be full-time students. Please submit copies of Student ID after successful online application before 28th September 2018.

– Corporate Cup: At least 2 team members should be from the same organization. A Drop of Life reserves the right to ask the team to present their employment proof.

What are the race categories? Will there be awards for all categories?

There are two categories: CHALLENGE and EXPERIENCE. Only the CHALLENGE category has awards.

What are the starting time and time limit for the races? What are the awards?

42KM

30KM

15KM

*Finisher Certificates will be issued to participants who fulfil the requirement and finish the race within the time limit (Official Time).

Is there any special transportation arrangement on the Race Day?

In order to avoid traffic jam, we highly encourage participants to take public transportation or the shuttle bus arranged by the Organiser (Route: Causeway Bay to Start Point). Shuttle bus tickets are available for purchase during registration, with a fee of HK$18 and 30 minutes travelling time. Participants are also advised to arrive the Start Point at least 1 hour prior to the start time of race. Please find the shuttle bus schedule below:

Start time Shuttle bus assembly time
8:00am 6:25am
8:30am 6:55am
9:00am 7:25am
9:30am 7:55am7:45am

When will the registration begin? How much is the entry fee? What is the minimum donation? Is there any fundraising award?

The registration period is from 16 August 2018 to 28 September 2018. Details of the entry fee, minimum donation and fundraising award are as follows:

42KM

30KM

15KM

1 Minimum donation should be submitted on or before 15 November 2018 to secure a place in the race.

2For Academic Institution category, at least 2 team members should be full-time students. Please submit copies of Student ID after successful online application before 28th September 2018.

3For Corporate Cup, at least 2 team members should be from the same organization.

*The deadline for Minimum Donation fulfilment is 15 November 2018, while all Fundraising Awards will be calculated based on the donation received by 6 March 2018 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm.

Is it compulsory to fulfil the minimum donation requirement? Do I need to pay it during registration?

Yes, it is compulsory. You can either pay it during registration, through your fundraising page or through the donation form. The minimum donation must be submitted on or before 15 November 2018 to secure a place in the race.

How should I make the payment?

Participants can 1) make online payment via credit card during registration; 2) pay by cheque1 or bank deposit2 after filling in the donation form via email; 3) visit A Drop of Life3 during office hours.

1Please mail the donation form together with the cheque (titling “A Drop of Life Limited”) to A Drop of Life
2 Please mail the bank deposit receipt together with the donation form to A Drop of Life

HSBC:144-271491-001
Bank of China:012-616-00005938
Bank of East Asia:015-220-404000998

3Working hour: Monday – Friday, 9am to 6pm (Public Holiday excluded)

What are the payment methods for online registration?

You may make the online payment via credit card (Master Card, Visa Card and American Express).

May I change the donation recipients’ information after online registration?

Yes. If you have paid the minimum donation during online registration, you can change the recipients’ information ONCE before 31 January 2019, by logging in to your fundraising page.

When will I get the donation receipt?

Donation receipt will be sent on 30 March 2019 via email.

What should I do if I have registered but receive no notification?

An acknowledgement email will be sent once your registration is submitted. If you experience any system error or do not receive the aforementioned email, please call A Drop of Life: (852) 2735 8377 or email info@adropoflife.org .

What should I do if I cannot participate after registration?

Race withdrawal will only be considered if the participant has valid medical reason. Please submit your medical documents issued by medical practitioners (registered to The Medical Council of Hong Kong or Overseas Governmental Medical Authorities) to the Organizer before 9 March 2019. An administration charge of (HK$100) will be applied for the refund, and the remaining registration fee will be returned to the participant via mail one month after the race. Donation will not be refunded under any circumferences. Please note that both bib and timing chip are non-transferable. You must NOT transfer your bib and the timing chip to another person and participate in the race, or both persons will be disqualified and no result will be provided.

How can I get the special edition T-shirt?

Participants whose donation exceed the designated amount on or before 29 November 2018 will be awarded a Special Edition T-shirt with their name printed on it (not more than 10 English, numeric or special characters).

Group Designated Donation Amount for Special Edition T-shirt
Individual HK$1,500
Team of 2 HK$3,000
Team of 4 HK$6,000
Can I change team member?

You may log in to your registration account before 31 December 2018 to update the team member information for free.
HKD100 administrative fee will be charged upon any successful change of team member information from 1 January 2019 to 28 February 2019.
NO change of team member is allowed after 28 February 2019.

Change of team member information is subjected to the below rules:

Team leader, race category, start time and distance CANNOT be changed. You can only replace team member(s) of the same gender. The maximum number of replacable team member(s) is(are):

Team of 2:can change up to 1 member of the same gender.

Team of 4:can change up to 2 members of the same gender

Team of 4 Academic Institution:can change up to 2 members of the same gender (Please submit copies of valid Student ID)

Team of 4 Corporate Cup:can change up to 2 members of the same gender (At least 2 team members should be from the same organization.)

Please log on to your registration account to make changes accordingly (you can find the URL of your registration account in the confirmation email)

Is there any fee for changing member(s)?

Change of team member information via your registration account before 31 December 2018 is free.
HK100 administrative fee will be charged upon any successful change of team member information from 1 January 2019 to 28 February 2019. Due to production is finished, the information on Bib cannot be updated. Any changed members can use the Bib with previous members’ info on race day. The records in race system and completion certificate will be updated with new members’ info.

NO change of team member is allowed after 28 February 2019.

Please note that the administrative charge is non-refundable. It cannot be regarded as a donation hence it is not tax-deductible.

How to calculate the Finishing Time of teams?

All participants should finish the race with the designated route. The Finishing Time of the Team is based on the time at which the last member crosses the finish line.

Is there any Mandatory Gears for Race for Water?

Yes. Bib Number, Race Basket and 5L Bottled Water are the Mandatory Gears for Race for Water.

Each participant will need to carry all the Mandatory Gears with them at all times to complete the entire course. There will be random gear checks during the event, and all participants will have to pass the Mandatory Gears check at the Finish Point. If any Mandatory item is missing or not up to standard may lead to disqualification. No results and certificate will be issued to those participants.

When and where can I pick up my Race Pack?

Race Pack and basket collection is scheduled as following. Details will be announced through email in January.

What is included in the Race Pack?

Each Race Pack includes:

  • Runner Bib & Timing Chip (attached at the back of the bib) with Baggage Tag (Please ensure the personal details printed on the label is correct)
  • Race for Water 2019 T-shirt (size of the T-shirt cannot be changed)
  • Special Edition T-shirt (if any, the donation requirement is shown below)

  • Souvenir (if any)
Is it be possible to authorize another person to pick up my Race Pack on my behalf?

Yes. You can authorize a third-party for Race Pack and basket collection, but he/she must present the participant’s confirmation email as a proof.

Can I change the size of the T-shirt?

No. The size of T-shirt cannot be changed after registration. There is no guarantee that your selected size will be available. The T-shirt size given to participants will be subjected to stock availability.

What should I wear on the Race Day?

Please put on proper sportswear and running shoes. Remember to put the bib (with the timing chip) on your chest with clear visibility at all times during the race to ensure easier identification for race officials.

What should I bring on Race Day?

You must bring the Bib (with timing chip) and safety pins to the race. If you wish to deposit your belongings, please bring along the official baggage tag provided by the Organizer, and deposit them at the designated location, with at least 20 minutes before your Start Time. Please do not deposit valuable item(s). The Organizer will not be responsible for any loss or damage of personal belongings.

Participants should also bring the basket collected earlier. No basket will be distributed on the race day.

Do I need to purchase my own insurance?

Participants on designated route are covered by Public Liability and Group Personal Accident on race day only, including without limitation negligence. Participants are advised to purchase your own personal accident insurance and other relevant insurance according to your needs. Participants are also advised to seek medical advice from your doctor before the race to check if they are fit enough to complete the distance they have selected.

If I forget to bring my bib on the race day, can I still race?

No. If you forget to bring your bib, you will not be allowed to start the race.

Do I need to report to any officials for check-in upon my arrival on the Race Day?

No, after depositing your baggage (if necessary), you can proceed to the Waiting Zone. You will be guided to the Start Area by Race Officials 10 minutes before the Start Time of your race.

As there might be queues at the baggage area, please reserve sufficient time for baggage deposit.

When will I get the 5L water?

The bottled water will be distributed on the Race Day.

Is there any cut off times for the races?

Yes. In order to provide an orderly and organized competition, cut off times will be set 10 minutes after each Start Time. Any late entry to at the Start Area will be banned by Race Officials. Participants should start the race according to their specified start time. Any violators will be disqualified.

What if I arrive at Checkpoints or Water Stations after its closing time?

Participants must arrive the all the Checkpoints before its closing time to complete the race. Participants who fail to arrive at any Checkpoint(s) before its closing time will be disqualified. Participants can choose to continue the race, they will receive a Certificate of Participation, no Finisher Certificate will be issued. No finishing time will be show on the Certification of Participation.

*42KM race participants who have not passed through Checkpoint.3 (Black’s Link) before 2:15pm will be cut off from continuing the 42km race, but may choose to complete the 30km race (category of Experience) instead. 42km participants who finish the 30km race will be considered as 30km race finisher and receive a 30km completion certificate. However, they will not be eligible to get any prizes of the 30km race.

Where are the Checkpoints and Water Stations?

42KM

 

30KM

 

15KM

Do I have to pass through all timing sensors?

Participants must pass through all timing sensors allocated on the race route. Participants who fail to pass through any of the sensors will be regarded as race incompletion, and may be disqualified.

What will be provided at Checkpoints and Water Stations?

Start Point: Pui Tak Canossian College (15km/30km/42km):

Drinking water, fruits (banana), toilets, timing sensor, first aid services

 

Checkpoint: Guildford Road (15km):

Drinking water, energy drinks,bread, fruits, timing sensor and first aid services

 

Checkpoint: Black’s Link Lay-by (15km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread, fruits, toilets, timing sensor and first aid services

 

Water Station: Peel Rise (30km/42km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread and fruits

 

Special Checkpoint: Severn Road (30/42km)

Timing Sensor

 

Checkpoint: Harlech Road (30km/42km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread and fruit, timing sensor and first aid services

 

Water Station: H015 (30km/42km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread and fruit

 

Checkpoint: Morning Walker Garden above Aberdeen No. 1 Salt Water Service Reservoir(30km/42km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread, hot food, fruits, timing sensor and first aid services

 

Checkpoint: Black’s Link (30km/42km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread, fruits, toilet, timing sensor and first aid services

 

Checkpoint: Mount Parker Road Barbeque Area Site No. 4 (42km):

Drinking water, energy drinks, bread, hot food, fruits, toilet, timing sensor and first aid services

 

Finish Point: Pui Tak Canossian College (15km/30km/42km):

Drinking water, fruits, toilet, timing sensor and first aid services

Is it necessary to check the basket and bottled water at each Checkpoint and Water Station?

No. Officials will inspect both the basket and the bottled water at “Water checking booth” at the Finish Point. If the water has been disposed, consumed or opened, the participant’s race will be considered as incomplete. We suggest participants to check for damages during the race, and ask for replacement at the closest Checkpoint or Water Station. Please do not open the bottled water during the race.

What should I do if I need to withdraw halfway?

You should proceed to the nearest Checkpoint or Water Station, unload your basket and bottled water and declare your intention of withdrawal to the Race Officials. Please arrange your own transportation for leaving.

Where should I go after crossing the Finishing Line?

Due to limited space, participants upon crossing the Finishing Line are required to leave the Finishing Area and Refreshment Area as soon as possible. You may proceed to collect your baggage at the designated location.

Where is the baggage deposit area? When will it be closed?

Baggage deposit services are provided for free at the 1/F Hall of Start Point. It will be closed at 8:00 pm.

Please firstly go to the Basket Handling Area to prepare your Race Basket and pack your personal belongings before depositing your baggage. The Organizer recommend all participants to bring sufficient cash and a charged mobile for life-saving purpose. Participants can only collect their baggage after the race. Baggage deposit should be completed 20 minutes before Start Time.

What should I do if my baggage is lost?

Please seek assistance at the info centre.

How long does it take to collect the baggage?

Participants may collect their baggage right after the race. The baggage deposit area will be closed at 8:00 pm.

What will happen if I run the start at the wrong Start Time?

Participants who do not start at the designated Start Time and race category will be disqualified. No results and certificate will be issued to those participants.

Is there any Mandatory Gears for Race for Water?

Yes. Bib Number, Race Basket and 5L Bottled Water are the Mandatory Gears for Race for Water.

Each participant will need to carry all the Mandatory Gears with them at all times to complete the entire course. There will be random gear checks during the event, and all participants will have to pass the Mandatory Gears check at the Finish Point. If any Mandatory item is missing or not up to standard may lead to disqualification. No results and certificate will be issued to those participants。

What will happen if I exchange or transfer my Bib and Timing Chip with/to another person?

Bib and Timing Chip are non-transferable once your entry is accepted. Upon discovery of such irregularities, participants will be disqualified.

Where can I unload the water bottle if I cannot continue due to physical reasons?

Participants who cannot continue the race due to physical reason can unload their basket and bottled water at any Checkpoints or Water Stations along the route and declare your intention of withdrawal to the Checkpoint Officials. Please arrange your own transportation for leaving. Please do not unload the bottled water at other places along the race route.

Can I use a backpack to carry the water instead of the basket?

The idea of Race for Water is to ask Participants to use the bamboo basket and shoulder strap provided by the Organiser to experience the hardship of peasants who carry water from faraway water source. Therefore participants must use the basket and shoulder straps provided by the Organiser (but not other carrier, backpack or straps) to carry the water.

The Organiser will only accept participants to put reusable and removable materials to wrap around the straps to provide comfort of put into the basket to fix the position of the bottled water. Other assisting materials will not be allowed. Violators will be disqualified. All add-on materials must be removed before returning the basket and straps to the Organiser.

Can I ask non-team members to carry the basket and bottled water?

All forms of assistance are limited to the participants within the same team. Participants must carry the basket and bottled water on their own. If a non-team member is found carrying the basket and/or bottled water for any participant during the event, the participant and team will be disqualified.

Is there any adverse weather arrangement?
  • Affected by the weather, the Organiser may take public safety and road condition into consideration and make adjustments on the route accordingly. Please follow instructions given on the race day.
  • If the race has to be cancelled due to severe weather, the Organiser will inform all participants via SMS at 5am on the race day.
  • If the race has to be terminated after started, the Organiser will inform all participants via SMS. Please follow instructions given by the staffs and volunteers and proceed to temporary shelters.
  • Please check SMS and our Facebook page for the latest update.*Should the race be cancelled due to severe weather, no refund will be made.
What is the emergency contact of the Organizer?

5626 7333

If I forget to bring the Bib, will a new one be given to me?

Bib and Timing Chip will not be distributed on the Race Day. Please remember to bring your Bib with Timing Chip, or else you could not participate in the race.

Can I exchange my Bib with other person?

No. Each Bib & Timing Chip has been matched with the participant’s information prior to the race. Therefore, Entries, Bibs and Timing Chips are non-transferable and non-salable. Violation will result in disqualification.

What can I get after finishing the race?

Upon race completion, qualified participants will receive a finisher gift and a Finisher Certificate. Participants who have joined the race for 5 times or more by 2019 shall receive an additional Grand Slam medal.

What is the difference between the Finisher Certificate and the Certificate of Participation?

Finisher Certificate – For participants and teams, who completed the official route, passed the Mandatory Gear check and complied with all the race regulations. Finish time will be shown on the Finisher Certificate.

Certificate of Participation – For participants who started the race on time but do not meet all the criterion of receiving a Finisher Certificate. No finish time will be shown on the Certificate of Participation.

When and where can I check my result?

9 March 2019: Winner’s list will be announced and awards will be presented at the Finishing Point on the Race Day

9 March 2019: Finishing Time can be checked on the official website

12 March 2019: Announcement of preliminary results (ranking included)

15 March 2019: Release of official result and E-cert will be available for download

What should I do if there is any dispute regarding the results on the Race Day?

Appeals should be raised ouy to the Organizer within 30 minutes after the result is posted on the result notice board. The Organizer reserves the right not to accept any disputes or appeals after the said period.

Preliminary result will be released on race website on 12 March. Appeals should be submitted by email to result@adropoflife.org by 0:00 on 13 March 2019. The Organizer reserves the right not to accept any disputes or appeals after the said period.

Are prizes presented according to Official ("Gun") Time or Net Time?

All prizes will be awarded according to Gun Times and this is in accordance with the IAAF competition rules. Net times are for personal reference only.

When and where will the Prize Presentation Ceremony be commenced?

The Prize Presentation Ceremony will be commenced at the Finishing Area on the Race Day. All award winners will be invited to receive their awards.

Where and when should the prize winners report to?

Winners must present their proof of identity to the Winners’ Booth located next to the stage 30 minutes after the announcement of winning result. If winners failed to attend the Prize Presentation Ceremony, Officials will redeem his/her prize on their behalf without any notice in advance.