FAQ – HỎI ĐÁP

GENERAL

Where will the race take place?
The race will take place at Bitexco Financial Tower, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

When will the race take place?
Sunday, 27 October 2019.

What type of race is this and what is the distance?

  • Team Challenge (4 runners in a group) participants will climb from G/F to 52/F.
  • Full Challenge participants will climb from G/F to 52/F.
  • Fun Climb participants will climb from 33/F to 52/F.

Who can participate in the run?

  • The minimum age entry is 14 years old for the Full Challenge and Team Challenge category.
  • The minimum age entry is 10 years old for the Fun Climb category.

Is this a good race for first-timers?
Although challenging, this race is achievable for most people and can be completed by walking. If it’s your first time, we encourage you to sign up for the Fun Climb (19 floors).

How are the age groups divided for the Full Challenge?
Age Groups: Junior: born between 2005-2000, Open: born between 1999-1980, Master: born between 1979-1970, Senior: born on or before 1969

How does the Team Challenge work?
Each team consists of 4 runners, which may have both male and female runners. Climbing from G/F to 52/F, the team’s time will be calculated by the 3rd runner that crosses the line.

What is the weather in October like in Ho Chi Minh City?
Generally, the temperature in Ho Chi Minh City in October is between 26 to 33 Degrees Celsius.

How far is Bitexco Financial Tower from Tan Son Nhat International Airport?
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is located approximately 8km from Bitexco Financial Tower and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes to 60 minutes by car depending on traffic conditions.


REGISTRATION

How do I register online?
Click Here to Register.

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

When is the registration deadline?
A limited number of Full Challenge and Fun Climb slots are still available. Please register online with the link here: REGISTER HERE

How do I know if I am registered?
You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registering for the event. If you did not receive this email, contact us at hcmc@sportingrepublic.com.

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


RACE KIT COLLECTION

When and where can I pick up my Race Kit?

Dates & Times:

  • 12PM – 8PM, 25 October 2019 (Friday)
  • 11AM – 5PM, 26 October 2019 (Saturday)

Location:
U/G, Bitexco Financial Tower (please take the escalators up one level)

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.

I am under 18. Do I need parental consent?
Participants under 18 must fill out and submit the Parental Consent Form at Race Kit Collection.

Can I pick up my race kit on Race Day?
No. There is strictly no race day collection.


RACE DAY

What time does my wave start on race day?

  • 09:00 – Race Village Opens
  • 09:30 – Races Start: Team Challenge
  • 09:55 – Races Start: Full Challenge
  • 11:00 – Fun Climb Gathering Time (you will be transferred to your start at 33/F)
  • 12:15 – Awards Ceremony

What can I do with my bag?
Bag Deposit facilities will be provided for participants at U/G of Bitexco Financial Tower. If you do plan to use this service, please bring an inexpensive bag and leave your valuables at home. We will not be responsible for lost or missing items.

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

What about my Timing Chip?
Your timing chip must be attached to your shoe. Runners are required to cross the timing mat located at the finish with the shoe tag, otherwise, no result will be provided.

Will the race start in waves or all at the same time?
Participants will be flagged off in waves of around 8-12 participants each every 2 to 3 minutes, depending on the number of entries in each category.

Will there be drinks available?
Yes, there will be water and sports drinks available for participants at the start, on the course and at the finish area.

Will you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something on race day?
Yes, the Lost & Found will be at the Info Desk for items that are missing on race day.

Can my family and friends watch me race?

  • Start Area: Yes, spectators will be allowed to watch the start in the outdoor non-restricted area of the G/F.
  • Finish Area: Non-runners will not be allowed to access the finish area on race day.

AFTER THE RACE

Where is the Awards Ceremony held?
The Awards Ceremony will take place at the stage on G/F.

Who receives awards?

  • The top 3 finishers in each Full Challenge age group (Male and Female – Junior, Open, Master, Senior).
  • The top 3 teams in the Team Challenge.

There are no awards for the Fun Climb category.

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

Where can I find my race results?
Provisional race results will be published on the event website within 24 hours from the end of the last race.