Every runner shall, during the race and at all times on the day of a WMM race, conduct themselves in a professional manner and comply with the reasonable instructions of the Event organiser. The provisions hereinafter set forth shall apply to each runner’s conduct on race day and in relation to the Event. WMM athletes agree to abide by this Code, and shall not evade, violate, or circumvent, whether directly or indirectly, this Code.
1. Runners shall be available at the transportation point to the start and on the start line at the times specified by the Event.
2. Any runner not at the start line at the time specified may be defaulted unless the Event organiser in its sole discretion, after consideration of all relevant circumstances, elects not to declare a default.
1. Drink Containers
Runners will either use drink containers provided by the Event organiser for all participants to use or their own drink containers, which are approved by the Event. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary hereinabove set forth the identification by use of the name, emblem, logo, trademark, symbol or other description of any person, firm, company, organization or campaign other than as expressly permitted by these rules is banned unless approved by the WMM.
Runners will at all times comply with IAAF rules and contractual obligations with the Event organiser including, but not limited to, in relation to the attire worn in the Event and in the warm up before.
Any runner who violates IAAF rules may be ordered by the Event to change their attire or equipment immediately. No taping over of such attire or equipment shall be permitted unless allowed by the Event. Failure of a runner to comply with such order may result in immediate default.
1. Athletes will prepare for the highest level of competition by maintaining competitive readiness and shall run to the best of their ability throughout the event.
2. Athletes will refrain from starting a WMM event if knowledgeable of a persistent and existing injury that would affect a quality performance.
E. Media conference
Unless injured and physically unable to appear, a runner must attend the allotted pre-race media conference and the post race media conference(s) organised the day of and the day after the conclusion of the Event whether or not the runner was the winner. Post-race media obligations include but are not limited to interviews with the host and runner’s local and/or national broadcaster.
Runners must attend and participate in the presentation ceremonies after the race if required unless he is physically unable to appear.
G. Coaching and coaches
Runners shall not receive coaching during a race. Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a runner and a coach may be construed as coaching. Runners shall also prohibit their coaches and managers from, in precinct of the Event or at press conferences or ceremonies: doing the following-
(1) using audible obscenity, (2) making obscene gestures of any kind, (3) verbally abusing any official, opponent, spectator or other person (4) physically abusing any official, opponent, spectator or other person and (5) from giving, making, issuing, authorising or endorsing any public statement having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of the Event and/or of the officiating thereof.
H. Unsportsmanlike conduct
Runners shall at all times conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner and give due regard to the authority of officials and the rights of opponents, officials, spectators and others.
Unsportsmanlike Conduct is defined as any misconduct by a runner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the Sport, or the Event, but that does not fall within the prohibition of any specific on-site offence contained herein. In addition, unsportsmanlike conduct shall include, but not be limited to, the giving, making, issuing, authorising or endorsing any public statement having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of the Event and/or the officiating thereof. Runners shall be in breach of this code if they engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behavior.