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Greater Nowra Fun Run – Sunday 31 May 2015
| 8:00am 8km Fun Run |
| 8:00am Greater 4km Fun Run |
| 9:00am 2km Fun Run|
Welcome to the Greater Nowra Fun Run to be held on Sunday 31 May. This will be the inaugural running of a new and exciting community fitness event for Nowra.
Congratulations to all the participants in the first Greater Nowra Fun Run. Check out the results and photo galleries below!
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Photo Galleries thanks to Rob McDonald and Paul Davidson
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Kids 2km Start and Fun Run Gallery
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Kids 2km Finish Gallery
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4km and 8km On Course Gallery
4km and 8km Start and Finish
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Presentations and other creative stuff!
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The inaugural Greater Nowra Fun Run is the first regional event to be held in the south coast of the expanding RunNSW series which features iconic Fun Runs across NSW. The Greater Nowra Fun Run welcomes runners, joggers, plodders, walkers and pushes of wheelchairs and prams. It is an event for all ages and all abilities!
Please note all the details below to help you with your planning and also frequently asked questions.
An Idyllic Setting for a Late Autumn Fun Run
4km Fun Run Course
All races start at the top of Scenic Drive inside the Nowra Showground. The course begins with a downhill spectacular section along Scenic Drive and exits Scenic Dr onto the riverside path. The path heads underneath the Pacific Highway (the 2km course turn is opposite Mandalay Ave on Scenic Drive) then continues to follow the river on the top of the levee bank. The 4km turn will be along the path travelling parallel to the river. Participants shall return via the same route on the opposite side of the path and road. Upon entering the Nowra Showground participants shall turn left onto the Showground Added Area and completes the 100m to the finish line.
8km Fun Run Course
The 8km course continues past the 4km turnaround point to the end of the path as it enters Ferry Lane. After taking in the full length of Ferry lane there is a left hand turn onto Terara Rd which is flat and fast continuing east through a semi rural setting. The 8km turn around point is approximately 1km down Terara Rd. The course returns along the same route running on the opposite side of the road and finishing inside the Nowra Showground ‘Added Area’.
Greater Nowra Fun Run Event Timetable
6:30am Check in Opens at Nowra Showground
7:50am – A call will be made for all 4k/8k competitors to prepare for the start
7:55am – Welcome by the Special Guest
8:00am – 4km and 8km event start
9:00am 2km4kids event start
We’ve allowed enough time between the Greater 4km and 8km races for participants to cheer on or run with their children in the 2km event.
Runners are to assemble on the start line 10 minutes before the start time.
Click on the Register Now button at the top of this page. Entry is online only and please note the following dates for the Early Bird Online Entry and Late Online Entry Fees.
5:00pm, Friday 15 May: Early Bird online entries closes – Extended until 5:00pm Thursday 21 May
9:00am, Extended until 9:00pm Thursday 28 May: Late online entries closes
Event Check in and Race Bib/Timing Tag collection
Once you have entered, you will receive a confirmation invoice email. Please retain this for your event collection and check in. You can check in on either the Saturday or the Sunday.
1. Early check in:
We will be providing an early check in option on Saturday 30th May between
11.00am and 3:00pm 9:00am and 12:00pm inside the Greater Building Society Branch at 47-76 Junction St Nowra. This is not essential and is only as a service so runners can simply be more organised on race day. Late entries can also be placed at this time.
Participants not able to check in on the Saturday, can collect their race bib and timing tag on race day at Nowra Showground from 6:30am.
2. Race day check in from 6:30am:
Please allow time to check in on the day if you do not collect on Saturday afternoon. 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.
Do I need at timing tags and event bib?
Yes. All runners will be issued with a timing chip for the 8km , Greater 4k and 2km 4 kids. You will be required to lace this into your shoe and return the chip after you finish. Runners who do not hand their chip may be asked to replace it at a cost of $20.
All runners must wear a chest bib which is issued at check in. This needs to be pinned on the chest in clear view of race organisers and volunteers.
Please note the following entries fees below. Entry Fees include Member Fee (Member of an affiliated Athletics NSW club or a member of RunNSW) or Non Member Fee (general public).
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What happens at the Start?
The start line will be at the top of Scenic Dr inside the Nowra Showground. Runners will be asked to assemble at the start line around 10 minutes before their race. There will be no seeding groups on the start line so we ask that all runners use common sense to self seed themselves. This means faster runners start at the front, moderate runners in the middle and slower runners/walkers at the back.
Any prams should also start at the back. There will be a few brief words and a nice little gee up from a ‘special guest’ before we send you on your way.
Where are the drink stations?
There will be one drink station on the Greater 4km course (approx. 2k) and three drink stations on the 8km course (approx. 2k, 4k, 6k).
At the finish you will be provided with a final drink station which will have water and fruit.
Are there km distance markers?
Every km will be marked accurately and identified as either 4k or 8k distance markers.
Where are the toilets?
Multiple men’s and women’s toilet blocks will be available within the Nowra Showground. These will be clearly marked on the day.
Is there parking?
Plenty of Parking will be available surrounding and within the Nowra Showground. Parking attendants will not allow parking on the course however so please allow parking attendants to direct you on the day.
Can my club or school set up a tent?
Yes! Clubs/schools are invited to set up their club tents on Harrison Park. Please email email@example.com to book a position for your tent.
The finish is quite exciting for both participants and spectators. Both the Greater 4km and the 8km will share the same finish line. Smile and enjoy your moment as you cross the finish line! You must also ensure that you cross the blue finish mats with your timing chip attached to your shoes. Do not slow down until after you cross the mats.
Post Event Area
After the finish volunteers will direct you to the post event recovery area where water, sports drink and fruit will be available. Your timing chip will also be collected in this area and placed in the buckets provided. Do not leave with your timing chip.
How can I view my official result?
Runners will be able to see their result on the main score board as soon as they cross the finish line! Live results will also be found via the ANSW live results page: http://www.nswathletics.info/liveresults/
This link will also be active on this website.
These will be listed as cumulative times for the fastest 4 runners in your team. Compiled team results shall appear on the website in the above link.
What Presentations will be held on the day?
Medal presentations will happen as per timetable below:
9:30am: 8km winners
9:40am: Greater 4km winners
9:45am: Children’s 2km winners
What are the prizes and prize categories?
RunNSW Medals will be award to the top three winners male and female in the following categories:
1. 8km: Open
2. 8km: 40+yrs Masters
4. Greater 4km: Open (winner receives Greater Bank Account)
5. Greater 4km: Under 16
6. Children’s 2km: Under 12
7. Children’s 2km: Team of 4 winners – top three teams to receive medals
The Heart of the Shoalhaven
Nowra is located in the beautiful surrounds of the Shoalhaven shire. To make the most of your visit, visit the Tourist office or visit their website here: Shoalhaven Visitor Guide,
Where to stay?
The Shoalhaven boasts a great range of accommodation with everything from a large number of holiday rental properties, caravan and camping parks, to motels, hotels, resorts and self-contained accommodation. And there is sure to be something to suit all tastes and budgets. Browse the range of accommodation here and book online now. You can book accommodation and pay online through a secure payment gateway.
The friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre at Nowra can provide you with more valuable information and local knowledge on where to stay, contact is 1300 662 808.
A full accommodation listing can be found at Shoalhaven Holidays
Area Map – link to the Visitors Guide Source Map here
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