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2020 race entry guidelines

Entry for Six Foot Track Marathon 2020 will commence from 25 November 2019.

Preferred entry

There is no limit on the number of preferred entrants. You will be able to enter as a preferred entrant if you are a member of one of the following groups:

  • Finisher of first race in 1984

  • Previous Six Foot Track Marathon Winners

  • Top 10 male and female finishers from 2019 race

  • Officially finished five or more Six Foot Track Marathon races in under 7:00

  • Previous Race Directors and Current Race Committee

  • Confirmed Pacers and Sweepers for 2019 race

  • Cancelled entrants from 2019 entries (further details below)

  • Eligible Unsuccessful Lottery Option entrants (those eligible will be sent an email to confirm) more information below

  • Entrants who donate $1,000 to RFS as part of their entry

    • For this option we are offering the ability for entrants to be able to direct deposit the $1,000. If you wish to do the direct deposit option please contact us via email at info@sixfoot.com before entries open.

    • This needs to be done before or at the time of Preferred Entry, once the Preferred Entry process is complete the remainder of the available entry spots are set aside for General Entries. We will not be able to accept any additional preferred entries using the $1,000 donation option after all entry spots are filled

  • Race Committee discretion (determined by the committee before entries open)

    • Potential top five male and female finishers who did not compete in 2019

    • Potential top two male and female Age Group entrants (based upon scaled qualifier time and last years top two times)

    • International entrants (only applicable for one year, not multiple years)

    • Sponsors

 

Cancelled entrants

All entrants who successfully entered for the 2019 race but then had to cancel their entry are eligible to enter for 2020 through the Preferred Entry process subject to the following points.

  • Entries must have been cancelled through the official race registration system, this will be supported by receipt of official emails confirming this eligibility and process

  • This does not apply to 2019 entrants who had their entry cancelled by the race committee because they did not satisfy the qualification criteria or entry process

  • This does not apply to entrants who do not cancel their entry as above but are recorded as Do Not Start or Do Not Finish in the race in 2019

  • Entrants who cancel their entry in consecutive years are not eligible for preferred entry the following year.

  • A discount of 50% on the 2020 entry fee will be applied for all official 2019 cancelled entrants during the race registration process.

 

General entry

Registration for the lottery for General entries will be open for 36 hours

  • There is no limit on the number of lottery registrations

  • There is no charge to register for the General Entry lottery

  • All lottery registrants must have a valid qualifying event at the time of entry  

  • Only one lottery registration per person is allowed. Any person submitting multiple registrations will have all lottery entries (or actual successful general entry spots) cancelled

  • Once the lottery is closed a random draw for the number of General Entry spots available will be conducted. This draw is conducted using an independent online service, there is no bias/weighting provided for any individuals or members of any clubs/groups, every participant who registers has the same chance of being successful.

  • The results of the lottery will be published to the Six Foot Track Marathon Facebook page and all successful lottery winners will be sent two emails, one from info@sixfoot.com confirming their success and a second from the entry registration system with a link to be able to formally enter for the 2020 race. It is the successful lottery winners responsibility to check their emails and enter and pay within the subsequent 36 hours and/or notify the race organisers immediately if they were advised of their successful lottery draw but have not received the invitation email.

  • Any lottery spots that have not been confirmed and paid within 36 hours of this publication and email advice will be cancelled. A supplementary lottery draw will then be conducted from the list of the remaining lottery registrants with results published and the same process as above will be followed for those who are successful in the second round draw.

  • There will not be a third lottery

 

Unsuccessful lottery offer

When the lottery process is complete for General Entrants, we will open a separate registration offer for people who registered for the lottery but missed out on an official spot for this year. This offer will only be available for 48 hours after the unsuccessful Lottery Registrants have been advised. The same process will occur in subsequent years and there is no cost to take up this offer.

It is important to understand, the Unsuccessful Lottery Offer is not a waitlist, but a mechanism to cater for people that may miss out on a lottery general entry offer for two years in a row. The Unsuccessful Lottery Offer entries are subject to the following points.

  • Unsuccessful Lottery Offer registrations will only be made available to those who missed out on the General Entry lottery,
    ie you have to have missed out on the lottery to take this option

  • Any runner that registers for this option two years in a row
    (eg 2018 & 2019) will then be eligible to enter under the Preferred Entry process the following year (2020).

  • All runners taking this option still need to have satisfied the qualification criteria for each year, ie they were committed to running in that year, this is not a future placemarker for an entry

  • If a runner is successful in being drawn in the lottery (regardless of if they actually enter) or does not register for Unsuccessful Lottery Offer then their count resets to zero