Local people of all ages will have the opportunity to get active, have fun and support the Starlight Children’s Foundation at the Greater Bank Casino Fun Run in September. Entries will be declared open at a launch held at Casino RSM Club on Wednesday 20th July. The...read more
8:00am – Casino RSM 10km Fun Run
8:45am – Greater Casino 5km Fun Run
9:10am – Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km Fun Run
The Greater Casino Fun Run features the Casino RSM 10km, Greater Casino 5km and Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km distances. We encourage everyone across the Northern Rivers to enter and be part of this special day which includes a picturesque course taking in the main street of Walker St and finishing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Park.
The event raises funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Greater Casino Fun Run: In the heartland of the Richmond River Valley
Casino Fun Run was launched in 2014, with over 300 participants. We are looking forward to more runners across the Northern Rivers joining us for this event in 2016 during the Paralympics and after the Olympic Games. The event is hosted by Richmond Valley Council, Casino Little Athletics and RunNSW.
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2016 Event Timetable
The following details are yet to be finalised for the 2016 event with the event hub being Queen Elizabeth Park Number 2. Both the 10km and Kids 2km events start here while the Greater 5km starts outside the RSM Club in the heart of Casino.
6:30am – check in opens QE Park No.2
7:45am – Race Briefing
8:00am – Casino RSM 10km Start (QE2)
8:15am – 5km runners gather behind grandstand at No.1
8:20am – 5km runners walk as a group from QE2 to Canterbury St. 5-7min walk.
8:45am – Greater Casino 5km Start
9:10am – Parker & Kissane Solicitors 2km for kids Start
9:40am – Presentations
School teams of 4-5 students can compete in the Primary Schools 2km Challenge. Entry is $40 for early bird and $50 for late entry. School teams should enter online, there will be medals for the first, second and third school teams.
All the action will take place at Queen Elizabeth Park on No.2 Oval off Hartley St. It is the heart of sport in Casino, There are two toilet blocks and there will be a Lyons Club food van operating from 6:30am and a coffee cart on site. The map below shows the position of the start and finish lines with respect to the ‘Event Hub’.
Parking: Parking is available inside the QEP complex, please take care when parking and follow directions of volunteers in the parking area.
Road closures: Hartley Street will be closed from 7:45am. It is advised that participants park within QE Park complex before 7:45am.
On the day check in: Runners can collect their running bib and runners pack between 6:30am – 7:45am from the check in tent at QE II Park. Your bib is to be pinned on the front of your running outfit.
Early check in: Early check in is available on Saturday 10th September – at the Greater Bank, 75 Walker St Casino. If you pick up your bib on Saturday you only need to get onto the start line on Sunday.
Casino RSM 10km Race instructions:
– The 10km and kids 2km start line is on Hartley St adjacent to QEP II.
– A race briefing will occur at 7:45am in front of the main grandstand at QEP II. We require BOTH 10km runners and 5km runners to be present at this briefing.
– The 10km will start at 8:00am
– Stay on the left of the course at all times be that the roadway or the cycle path.
– The finish line will be inside QEII. We will have TWO finishing chutes; 5km and 2km 4 kids will finish on the left and 10km runners will finish on the right.
Greater 5km Race Instructions
– The 5km start line is located at Canterbury St.
– Attend the race breifing at 7:45am
– Gather in front of the grandstand at QEII at 8:15am to walk accross to the start line located on Canterbury St. We will have ushers to take you at this time or you can make your own way over using the pedestrian bridge accross the Richmond River. It is a distnace of approximately 700m.
– 5km race starts at 8:45am
Parker & Kissane Solicitor 2km Race Instructions
– Race briefing will occur at 9:00am in front of the main grandstand.
– Race will start on Hartley St at 9:10am
– parents and carers may run with the kids but MUST exit the run course before the finish line. We also ask that you fill in a participant agreement on the day. There is no charge for parents or carers to run.
Presentations: The presentation will feature medals to the winners of each category and some lucky draw prizes. This will be held at 9:40am or as soon as the results are complete. Prizes have been donated by the following businesses which we thank for their support.
Drink Stations: There will be two drink stations located at approximately 2km, 5km, 7km and 9km points of the 10km.
Results – will be available after the event in the Results tab.
Casino RSM 10km Fun Run
Categories: Open (17-39) | Masters 40+
Course: This run will start from Queen Elizabeth Park and runs into town turning at the Casino RSM, and heading back towards Queen Elizabeth Park.
Prizes: The top 3 men and women will receive a medals and prize money of 1st – $100, 2nd – $50. Category winners to receive medals.
10km Time Limit: Local Police would like to ensure the roads are reopened as soon as possible therefore a time limit of 1hr 45 minutes will apply for 10km participants.
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 5km Fun Run
Categories: U16 | Opens (17-39)
Course: This run will start from Casino RSM and head through town then out towards Queen Elizabeth Park.
Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the first 3 men and women and the category winners.
5km is a good 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.
Team Challenge: Open to anyone in the 5k. Create your team online and get your mates to join. Don’t worry though, they all have to pay for their own entry! Unlimited team size but only 4 to score!
Parker & Kissane 2km Children’s Fun Run
Categories: Aged between 4 years and 12 years
Course: The 2km will start on Hartley St and track east before turning around and returning to the finish on QE Park.
Prizes: The 2km 4 kids will finish on the track and all participants will receive a medal! The first three overall will also receive winners medals.
Kids Team Challenge: School or social teams of up to 5 kids (primary age) with the top 4 to score.
How do I enter for the 2016 Greater Casino Fun Run?
Entries will open in July 2016.
1. Select the Register Now button displayed at the top of this page
2. Select your ANSW or Little A’s club, home parkrun or social running team from the team drop down menu. If you are not in a team or club just select Continue.
3. 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 fee for the online portal supplier Active.
5. You will receive an email verifying your entry, please keep this email and also check you have entered correctly via the ‘Confirmed Entry’ button on the Register Now home page.
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.
2016 Entry Fees
Please note the following entries fees below.
Early – $27
Late – $37
10 week training program created by 2016 Olympian Scott Westcott with the aim to take people from zero running to being able to complete a 5km or 10km at the Greater Brank Casino Fun Run. The training program starts Monday 4th of July but can be entered into at any stage up until the event.Download your 10 Week Casino Training Program here
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.
Casino kids love their sports and there is a wide range of sporting venues and facilities for soccer, cricket, netball, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, golf, squash, bowls, croquet, ballet and tennis.
There is also a skate park and excellent BMX track located in Crawford Square in South Casino.
Casino is loved and known for Beef Week, a 10 day festival that sees over 20,000 people visit our town to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy over 60 activities on offer. Walk across the bridge and have a look at the beautiful platypus sculpture that have been carved into the river rocks or do a spot of fishing.
To see more information on the Richmond Valley go to www.visitrichmondvalley.com.au
River Park Motor Inn | 123 Centre Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Casino Motor Inn and Greenhouse Restaurant | 91 Hare Street (Tenterfield Road), Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1777 | Fax 02 6662 6223
Clydesdale Motor Inn and Steak Barn | Bruxner Highway, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 5982
Milgate Motel | Centre Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 66 62 1022
Squatters Homestead Motel | 161 Centre Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 3888 | Fax 02 6662 7377
Charcoal Hotel | 68 Centre Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1110
Tattersalls Hotel | 136 Barker Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1611
Commonwealth Hotel | 105 Walker Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone: 02 662 1145
Big 4 Casino Resort | 69 Light Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1069 | Fax 02 6662 3222
Brown’s Caravan Park | 58-60 Hare Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1840 | Fax 02 6662 8840
Glen Villa Mobile Home Park | Bruxner Highway, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1572
The Royal Hotel/Motel | 130 Walker Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 6662 1146
Commercial Hotel | 74 Walker Street, Casino, NSW, 2470
Phone 02 66 62 1007
Scenic Drives and Bush Walking
With World Heritage rainforests within reach, take a breathtaking scenic drive through Rainforest Way or the Summerland Way or treat yourself to the great outdoors and take one of the many bush walking tracks. For more information go to http://www.visitnsw.com/things-to-do/drives-and-road-trips/the-rainforest-way or www.summerlandway.com.au
Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park is set on 1180 acres in the beautiful Bungawalbin catchment at Myrtle Creek, NSW. Aranyani is a working American Bison ranch offering visitors one of Australia’s most unique experiences.
Accommodation is five star camping in Native American style tipis or in designated level camping sites that accommodate tents, RVs and caravans. Aranyani Bison is a great place for school camps and corporate team building events with loads of fun activities. www.aranyanibison.com
The Casino Folk Museum has a comprehensive collection of items from an era gone by. With a focus on Casino district history, the museum houses an amazing collection of Aboriginal artefacts, tools and equipment, musical instruments, transport, household articles, photographs and much more. There is something to interest everyone. The Casino and District Historical Society was formed in 1965 with the aim of preserving all aspects of Australian culture, local aboriginal artefacts and implements, tools of trade, furniture, newspapers, photographs, diaries and much more. Group bookings are most welcome and morning tea can be provided at a small cost. Opening Hours are Monday 10.00am to 12.30pm, Wednesday 12:00pm to 2:30pm, Sunday 10.00am to 12.30pm. Walker Street, Casino
Casino Mini Railway Our steam and diesel loco’s skirt the Casino Golf Course and farmland before arriving at the old Casino Station, which has been developed into a railway museum. Here the passengers can disembark and get a glimpse of the days of Casino’s railroading past. A round trip on our scenic miniature railway is about 4 km. Our trains leave North Casino station and wind through the beautiful Jabiru Geneebeinga Wetlands. The Wetlands are rich in bird life, including a yearly visit by a pair of nesting Jabiru which come to the wetlands to breed.
Passengers can bring a picnic and choose a nice spot to enjoy it then wander along the bush walking tracks before catching a train back to North Casino.
Operating on Sundays 10am-4pm. www.casinominirail.org.au
Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Association
61 Memorial Airport Drive, Evans Head NSW 2473
Take a small drive to the Jewel of the Crown of the Richmond Valley – Evans Head. Discover the glory of Australian Military at the new Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Association where during World War II service men and women trained in the Empire Air Training Scheme before taking off for the distant theatres of Europe and the Pacific. Get up close to real, military and civilian heritage aircraft: World War II Tiger Moth, Korean War MIG15, Mallard flying boat and Drifter. Pick up a souvenir of your visit in the museum gift shop or arrange a personalised photo session.
Take a personalised tour with passionate volunteers who remember the stories, the history, the tragedies and the triumphs of aviation in the Northern Rivers. Explore the museum, complete with interpretive signage, tour desk, free parking and housing the Evans Head Living Museum World War II collection.
How does the team entry work?
Anyone can add a team by clicking on the ‘Add your team here’ buttons above. There is no cost to add a team. The next step is to have your chosen team members ‘select’ your team when they enter. Everyone is asked if they are a part of a team when they register, they then just select their chosen team from the drop down list.
How do I Enter?
Complete the online registration form by clicking the Register button at the top of this page. Your details will be taken and a secure credit card payment taken. The online payment system is used by many other Australian Sporting clubs and events including the Melbourne Marathon and Athletics Australia.
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