ALERTATHON 2022 Rules, terms and conditions

ALERTATHON 2022 participation

ALERTATHON 2022 participants should conduct themselves courteously, respect all fellow participants, volunteers, event staff, and community members, and follow the Rules of Event as outlined on the “Rules” and “FAQ” pages on the event website

Timing Chips

All the running category participants in Chennai and Coimbatore will receive Timed BIB, and your finish time will be mentioned in the finisher certificate.

The cycling category participants will receive BIB with no timing chip. Your finish time will not be officially tracked.

Event venue

Chennai: MGR Janaki College (Tentative & may subject to change depending on the police approvals)

Coimbatore: CODISSIA campus

Cancellations, Transfers & refunds

No cancellation, transfer or refunds are possible

Entry tickets purchased after 6-Oct-2022 for CHENNAI and 11-Oct-2022 for COIMBATORE will be considered spot entries, and you will not have your NAME printed on the BIB. The Timing Chip on your BIB is subject to availability if you have chosen the running category.

BIB collection

You must show a valid Government-issued photo ID while collecting your BIB at the ALERTATHON Save Lives expo on 15-Oct (Chennai) / 8-Oct (Coimbatore)

If you have contributed to the “Student Ticket”, you must be a current student and show a valid college/school identification card at the expo.

You can authorize your friend/relative to collect your BIB by sending an authorization email from your registered email to and your valid photo ID card.

Contributions to ALERT’s cause

100% of your contributions will be used for ALERT NGO’s causes and the amount paid is non-refundable.

The money you contribute will be used for a significant and charitable cause that Alert is working on, which is to train and educate on First-Aid and CPR procedures. Please note your entry ticket can not be cancelled or transferred to another person.

Safety of all participants

Running and cycling could be very exciting; however, they also pose several medical risks. Our primary goal is to wish a most memorable, safe, and beautiful event participation experience for all the runners & riders across all age groups. Therefore, we request every participant to carefully follow and understand the event rules, exercise-related medical warnings, and risks to enjoy the experience comfortably and safely.

Proper walking, running, or riding etiquette is expected at all times, including maintaining awareness of your surroundings, following road traffic rules, wearing helmets, especially during the COVID-19 and lockdown times, and following the instructions provided to you by the event director.

Participants age limit

Alertathon Chennai & Kovai – physical events

10k: 15 years

5k: 12 years

2.5k x 4 Chain of survival team Relay: 10 years

If the participant is minor for the running events, he/she must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

25K/50K cycling: 16 years – children registering in age 16-17 years must be accompanied by an adult since the riding will happen on public roads.

Please do not register for your children if they do not comply with the age requirements. Children who do not qualify for the age requirements will not be allowed to start their respective run/cycling at the start line. However, you will receive your participation medal & breakfast.

You know that walking, running, or cycling can be physically demanding and dangerous to your body and health. You take full responsibility for participating in the ALERTATHON event and do not hold the ALERT NGO or any of its partner organizations, members, or entities responsible for any injury or accident, even to the extent of fatal incidents.

T-Shirts & Medals


All ALERTATHON physical event participants will receive their finisher medal at the finish line.

We will distribute your T-Shirt (if ordered) on the BIB distribution day (8-Oct in Chennai | 15-Oct in Coimbatore)

For Virtual participants

The medals and T-Shirts delivery option is available only for those living in India and signed up for the Virtual event format only. 

Your T-Shirt and Medal shipment will be initiated after 20-Oct, and it may take up to 20 days for you to receive them. Only one courier package will be sent to the Co-Ordinator of Groups ordering T-Shirts or Medal.

You will receive your T-Shirt as part of your Goodie bag at the ALERTATHON expo at Chennai and Coimbatore and your finisher medal at the finish line of the physical events. 

HDOR virtual platform usage

By contributing to ALERT’s cause and joining the Save Lives Virtual Event, you also agree to the rules published by the HDOR virtual platform for reporting your virtual walk/run/ride details.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

The ALERTATHON participants may not engage in any verbal, written, or actual misconduct that is abusive, harassing, insulting, or offensive, even if it does not fall within the prohibitions outlined in the Rules of Event.

Regular data reporting

ALERTATHON participants will try to ensure that they regularly submit their daily run/walk/ride data so that the event leaderboards are updated daily. They should always be mindful of the event submission window (between 8-Oct to 16-Oct) to ensure that they do not have missed data in the system since submitting data post the window mentioned above (inclusive of the actual walk/run/ride data) is not allowed.

Honesty with data reporting

All the ALERTATHON participants will submit all walk/run/ride data accurately and honestly. They must not copy another participant’s data and report it as theirs, even if they had run with the other runner but did not have any valid data proof. Using another person’s GPS data is not acceptable for the participants to show as their data.