2017 Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run

5 Nov 2017

2KM | 5KM | 10KM

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8:00am Roberts & Morrow 10km Fun Run 
8:00am Greater 5km Fun Run
9:10am Sportspower Armidale 2km Fun Run

The 5th annual Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held on Sunday 5th November 2017!

Welcome to the RunNSW Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run to be held on Sunday 5th November from Harris Park in Armidale. This will be the third consecutive event which each grows in numbers and profile with runners of all ages and abilities enjoying Australia’s Highest city fun run!

The course takes participants along the picturesque bike track from Harris Park to the University of New England and back. We look forward to welcoming back all previous participants and new runners in this fun family event.

General Event Details

The Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held for the third time on Sunday 5 November 2017. The event has attracted over 450 runners to both the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 events and has strong roots in the local community including the Armidale Athletics Club and Armidale parkrun.

We also appreciate the generous support of our local sponsors in Roberts & Morrow, Armidale Sportspower and Sport UNE who have supported this event since its inception in 2013.

Events and Registration Fees

  1. Roberts & Morrow 10km  $27 early bird  $37 late
  2. Roberts & Morrow 10km Team of 4-5  $90 early bird  $110 late
  3. Greater Bank 5km $16.50 early bird  $27 late
  4. Greater Bank 5km Team of 4-5 $60 early bird and $90 late
  5. Armidale Sportspower 2km $11.50 early bird  $16.50 late
  6. Armidale Sportspower 2km team of 4-5 early bird $42 and $52.50


On the Day Event Details

Collecting your Race Pack
1. Collect on Saturday at SPORT UNE
Runners MAY collect their race packs at the official Race Check in on Sunday 5 November 9am – 1pm at Sport UNE.

Please bring personal ID to make the process as quick as possible. If you are for any reason unable to attend, a friend or family member can collect your race bib on your behalf. They will need to provide your race email confirmation to do so.

2. Collect from 6:30am Race Day
Please allow time to check in on the day. You will pick up an athlete pack at the event ’check in’ tent. This pack will include your Race Bib and your Timing Chip. The Race Bib is to be pinned on the front of your running outfit while the Timing Chip is to be laced into one of your running shoes.

Late Entry Options
Online entries will be accepted up until Saturday 4th November online. Bib collection and late entries will also be received on Saturday 4  November 9am – 1pm at Sport UNE OR on race day between 6:30am and 8:00am. Payment must be made by credit card or cash.

Overall winners (top 3) and category winners will be presented at 9:40am after the completion of the Armidale Sportspower 2km for kids.

Family, friends and athletes are all welcome to enjoy the hospitality put on by Armidale Lions Club and after the run. Enjoy some food from the BBQ or a coffee and muffin.

The Run Course
The entire course is closed to traffic but please be aware there still may be event vehicles (please don’t run with loud music!) or emergency/Police vehicles. The main rule we want to enforce is that runners are to stick to the left.

Km markers: Every km will be marked accurately and identified as either 5k or 10k distance markers.

Drink stations: There will be one drink stations on the 5km course (approx. 2.5K) and THREE drink stations on the 10km course (approx. 2k, 7k, 5k).

Toilets: A men’s and women’s toilet block will be available at Harris Park. A 2nd set of toilets will also be available for participants in the 10k at the Bellevue Oval at UNE at the 5km mark.

Post Event – Recovery Area
After the finish volunteers will direct you to the post event recovery area where water, sports drink and fruit will be available. After you finish you will be handed a place card which you will need to have scanned along with the barcode on your race bib. The place card is then dropped into the bucket provided. This system is similar to that which is used at parkrun.

Results will be available as soon as the last competitor passes the finish line. A link to the results will be available on this website on event day. The 10km and 5km courses are certified by an AIMS/IAAF Course Measurer therefore they can be used for seed times for entering other events, eg:City to Surf.

Car parking – be aware that Kirkwood St will be fully closed so please park in the Armidale CBD area and walk across to Harris Park.

Roberts & Morrow 10km – 8:00am

Early Entry Fee: $27

Categories: Opens | Masters 40 54yrs | Grand Masters 55yrs +

Prizes: Prize money will be awarded to top 3 men and women: $1st = $200, 2nd = $100, 3rd = $50. There will also be medals awarded for top three men and women in each of the categories.

Time Limit: Local Police would like to ensure the roads are reopened as soon as possible therefore a time limit of 2hrs will apply for 10km participants.

Run Course
Check out the course map on the course map page. The Roberts & Morrow 10km route is a mix of road and good quality bike path. The route takes competitors from the heart of the city to the picturesque grounds of the University of New England campus before finishing on the grass track at Harris Park, essentially finishing in the stadium!” This year we have improved the course by creating a more direct run into the finish on Harris Park. Runners will complete a “swtich back” on Meredith St at the UNE campus. A video of the switch back appears here.

Team Challenge
Open to anyone in the 10km event at no extra cost. Create your team, get at least 4 runners to enter and select your team then hope they all finish!

Greater Bank 5km – 8:00am

Entry Fee: $16.50

Categories: Junior U/16 and Open

Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the first 3 men and women. Other category place getters will receive RunNSW medals.

A great distance to start
You don’t need to be a trained or experienced runner to participate, in fact the 5k event is targeted at encouraging people to be active and simply having a go. This event is ideal for novice runners, teenagers, walkers and prams.

All Age Team Challenge
Open to anyone in the Greater Bank 5km. Create your team online then share your password and get your mates to join. Unlimited team size but only 4 will score the all important points.

Run Course
All runners in the UNE Sport 5k are reminded to be aware that the turnaround is at approximately 2.2km mark. Both 10k and 5k runs start together so 5k runners are urged to be on the lookout for the CLEARLY marked turn around point and not to keep running all the way to UNE!

Armidale Sportspower 2km – 9:10am

Entry Fee: $11.00
The 2km children’s Fun Run will start after all the mums and dads have finished! It is open to kids up to 12yrs of age. Every child will also receive a Finishers medal from Athletics NSW.

Run Course
This run is the perfect way for kids aged 12 and under to get involved! The course is completely closed to traffic and will give the kids a chance to run later in the morning when all eyes are on them after the adults finish their respective 5k/10k runs. All runners will be timed and their results listed just like the 5k and 10k.

Kids Team Challenge
School or social teams of up to 5 kids (primary age) with the top 4 to score. [/av_one_third]

RunNSW Membership

Get FREE Entry into all RunNSW Events with the ’2017 RunNSW Membership’ from Athletics NSW. This membership bundles all RunNSW events as well as HALF PRICE ENTRY into all Athletics NSW Waratah Run Series Events, into the one package for a more convenient and cheaper experience. All for only $80 (additional club fee may apply).

Once registered, simply use the ’discount code’ at the bottom of your signup email for FREE entry into all the RunNSW and TrackRUN Events.

Click here to register now!

Online Entries
Online entries will continue up until midnight Saturday 5th November. Please select the register button above to enter online.

Events and Registration Fees – Early bird extended until Wed 25th October!

  1. Roberts & Morrow 10km  $27 early bird  $37 late
  2. Roberts & Morrow 10km Team of 4-5  $90 early bird  $110 late
  3. Greater Bank 5km $16.50 early bird  $27 late
  4. Greater Bank 5km Team of 4-5 $60 early bird and $90 late
  5. Armidale Sportspower 2km $11.50 early bird  $16.50 late
  6. Armidale Sportspower 2km team of 4-5 early bird $42 and $52.50

Late Entry Options
Manual entries will be accepted on Saturday 5th November 9am – 1pm at Sport UNE OR at Harris Park on race day from 6:30am. Payment must be made by cash or by credit card. There will be no EFPTOS facilities.

How do I enter for the 2017 Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run?

1. Select the Register Now button displayed at the top of this page

2. Nominate your event category (distance and if you are entering an individual or team)

3. Complete the Active network request for an email. This will assist in tracking your results and the system remembering your login.

4. Enter your details, including contact details and you will need a VISA or MasterCard to pay for your entry fee online.

4. Please note there is a transaction fees are included in the listed entry fees. You should not be charged more.

5. You will receive an email verifying your entry, please keep this email. This will have have your bib number which you can quote at event check in to speed up that process.

6. We will also subscribe you to our Athletics NSW emails including emails regarding the Sydney:10 event and other events within the RunNSW series.


Get into running by linking up with Armidale parkrun on Saturday mornings from 8:00am at Sport UNE. Armidale parkrun is a free weekly 5km run where you can push as hard as you want or take it as easy as you wish. you will also meet other folks trying to improve their health and well being and hopefully targeting the Greater Armidale Fun Run.

General Training Tips

ALWAYS stretch after a session and recover properly eat some food including protein within 15 minutes after your workout.

LISTEN to your body. If you are sore or tired, modify the workout or have a rest day.

ALTER the training days to suit your week swap the days in the program around but keep to the principle of ’hard/easy’ – do not do 2 hard days in a row!

MIX up the terrain you run on; use grass, gravel roads, bush trails and bitumen. Try and avoid concrete.

The 6 week training program is available to download below.




Experience the High!

Armidale is a unique city that is the jewel of the New England Plateau. It is a major inland city that serves the agricultural and education industries. It is home to some of the most spectacular landscape and national parks in Australia and the University of New England, the first established University outside a capital city. All athletes in Armidale have free use of our altitude chamber, permanently set between 900 and 1200 metres!
For more details on Armidale, where to stay and what to see visit the New England High Country tourism website: www.experiencethehighs.com.au

Population: 26,000 approx
Elevation: 990m
Location: In the heart of the New England plateau.
Air: Qantaslink direct flights from Sydney, Rail: Daily NSW TrainkLink from Sydney
Bus: Daily between Brisbane and Sydney

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