The 2016 Greater Bank Sydney Half | Unity Walk & Run

28 Aug 2016

21.1KM | 7KM | 4KM

Live Results

7:20 AM Accor Sydney Half and Greater 7km Wheelchair Race
7:30 AM Accor Sydney Half and Greater 7km Fun Run
10:00 AM Unity 4km Run
11:00 AM Unity 4km Walk 

Welcome to the Greater Bank Sydney Half, part of the Greater Bank RunNSW series. This year’s event will be a partnership with the Parkinson’s Unity Walk & Run. The event will feature a quality half marathon over a 3 lap course around the spectacular Sydney Olympic Park with supporting 7km and 4km fun run and walking events. All events will be starting and finishing on Olympic Boulevard next to ANZ Stadium.

ATTENTION: 2016 Greater Bank Sydney Half | Unity Walk & Run participants!


Running Science along with Brooks Running are teaming up to provide you access to some of the latest in technical footwear available on the market today. This offer is $50 off your next Brooks purchase at Running Science. The Running Science team believe in the value of the one on one consultation with the runner so to redeem this offer: Take your race Bib into store with 6 months of the date of the race and the team will gladly go through your own personal running needs and find the right shoe combination.


Photo: Athletics NSW and Parkinson's NSW team at the Media Launch, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Photo: The Greater Bank, Athletics NSW and Parkinson’s NSW teams attend the official launch of The 2016 Greater Sydney Half and Unity Walk & Run. Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Congratulations to all who took part in The 2016 Greater Bank Sydney Half.

To view your results, click here. 

More photos coming soon. A comprehsive gallery can be found at the Athletics NSW Facebook page here

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A Race for Everyone!

The Accor Sydney Half is part of Athletics NSW expanding Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km Fun Run and a kids 2km event to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for U/20, Open and Master’s categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.

Event Timetable

6:00am – Event bib collection commences at Cathy Freeman Park
7:20am – Accor Sydney Half Marathon and Greater Bank 7km Wheelchair
7:30am – Accor Sydney Half and Greater 7km Fun Run
10:00am – Unity 4km Run
11:00am – Unity 4km Walk (untimed)

We’ve allowed enough time between races for participants to cheer on their children, families and friends participating in the other races. Be sure to invite your friends and family to come down and support you in your run. Runners are to assemble on the start line 10 minutes before the start time.

Cut Off Times
Fully closed running course and Tag Timing Cut off 3.00hrs
After 10:30am participants must then run off the road and act as a pedestrian and give way to traffic. We will continue to provide manual timing until 10:30am.
Manual timing cut off 3:30hrs

Entry Details

Online entries are now open, please enter here. All entries are to be completed online. All participants in the Accor Half Marathon and Greater Bank 7km will receive a complimentary event T-shirt which can be collected when picking up your race bib and timing tag.

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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. Where possible we encourage people to visit early check in on Saturday to save queues on the day. At check in you will receive a timing chip ONLY if you are a Athletics NSW member. For runners who are not members you will receive a timing chip and a Sydney Half event bib.  Event t-shirts can also be collected at check in.

1. Early check in – Saturday 27th August
To avoid the queues on event day, all participants in the Half Marathon and 7km Fun Run are encouraged to collect their race bib and timing tag on Saturday, August 27 from the registration area setup at:
Phil Gilbert Motor Group
74 Parramatta Road
Lidcombe NSW 2141
12pm until 4pm
There is street parking available, will an additional carpark area located at 144 Frances Street.
*Please ensure that you bring your confirmation email along with you.

Participants not able to check in on the Saturday, can collect their race bib and timing tag on race day from the registration marquee at Cathy Freeman Park from 6:00am.

2. Race day check in – Sunday 28th August
All participants who did not collect their race bib and timing tag on the Saturday can collect from the registration marquee located in Cathy Freeman Park on Sunday 28th August from 6:00am. Check in on the day closes 30 minutes before the start of each event. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to confirm your entry and collect your race bib timing tag. Participants who do not collect their timing tag will not receive an official finish time.

Run Course


How to get to the event

The event is supported by Transport for NSW with free travel to and from the event, for participants. To receive the free travel, please print and show your registration confirmation email. Please view your confirmation email for more details.

If you are driving to the event, it is recommended that you park in P1 which can be accessed via Hill Road. Alternatively, parking will also be available in P6 however this is a longer walk to the start line.

RunNSW Membership

Get FREE Entry into all RunNSW Events with the ’2016 RunNSW Membership’ from Athletics NSW. This membership bundles all RunNSW events as well as Traditional Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia 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!

Fundraising for Parkinson’s NSW

Find out more about fundraising here!

Well done. Amount that has been raised so far!


The Sydney Half welcomes both club teams and social teams. Teams will be calculated on cumulative times from the first THREE finishers.

The Finish Line

The start line will be the finish line located on Olympic Boulevard recognisable by the finish arch. A recovery area will be set up after the finish line for runners to recovery with water and electrolyte and remove their timing chips. After exiting the recovery zone runners can meet their friends and family in the festival area located in Cathy Freeman Park. There will be first aid and sports trainers at the finish line as well as a range of food and drink outlets. A finish area map coming soon.

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Prizes and Prize Categories

The presentations for the Half Marathon and 7km events will take place at 9:15am at the main stage in the Festival area.

Half Marathon Prize Money
Outright winners will be awarded prize money in the 21.1km
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100

Athletics NSW Medals for the Half Marathon
These will be awarded to the top three ELIGIBLE runners in each age category of the Half Marathon event. Note: Team results and points will be awarded to ANSW Club runners who participate in the Half Marathon only. The 7km and 4km events are supporting events are not part of the Athletics NSW Winter Championship.
U20 Male and Female,
Open Male and Open Female,
Masters Male and Masters Female

RunNSW Medals for the Greater 7km
RunNSW medals shall be awarded for place getters in the Greater 7km.
Top three Open Male and Open Female
Top three U/16 male and U/16 female

RunNSW Medals for the Kids 4km
RunNSW medals shall be awarded for place getters in the Kids 4km.
Top three, U/14 Male and U/14 Female
Top three, U12 Male and U/12 Female

Lucky Draw prizes
Lucky draw prizes shall be on offer at the presentation.
More information shall be forthcoming about lucky draw prizes.

Team Results and Categories
Team results shall be listed for the following two categories
1. ANSW clubs
2. Social team of 3
3. Parkrun team of 3

The Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre lies within the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.

Stay at Sydney Olympic Park Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels have offered a special deal to participants in the Sydney Half on August 28th. You can stay in either the Ibis, Pullman or Novatel from 27th August to 29th August and receive the special rates below.
$170 room only at the Ibis Sydney Olympic Park
$200 room only at the Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
$230 room only at the Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park.
To book a room at these rates please go to the special Athletics NSW / Accor Hotels booking page below:


The closest parking to the start line on Olympic Boulevard is the P1 and P2 parking stations. There is likely to be 4hrs FREE parking at either P1 or P2 carparks with details to be confirmed. 

SOPAC Parking 

The Start and Finish area is in Cathy Freeman Park which is around 100 metres walk from the Sydney Olympic Park Train Station. Please ensure you check the city rail train timetable for details.

What happens at the Start?

The start line will be on Olympic Boulevard, 97m before the Finish arch, for all races. Runners need to report to the start line 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 before we send you on your way.

Where are the toilets?

There are three toilet stops along the course:
– Cathy Freeman park at the start/finish line
– The P5 carpark located on Holkier Rd. (3.9km point of each loop)
– On the ANZ stadium side of Dawn Fraser Ave (6.6km point of each loop)

Where are the drink stations?

There will be the following drink stations out on course:
– Marjorie Jackson Parkway 3.2km, 10.2km & 17.2km (water & electrolyte)
– Holker Rd
– Dawn Fraser Avenue 6.4km, 13.4km & 20.4km (water only)
– Finish line (water and electrolyte)

What happens at the Finish Line?

The finish line on Olympic Boulevard and recognisable by the Finish arch.

A recovery area will be set up in Cathy Freeman Park for participants to recover with water and electrolyte and remove their timing chips.

After exiting the recovery zone runners can meet their friends and family in Cathy Freeman Park surrounds as they overlook the course.

There will be first aid and sports trainers at the finish line as well as a range of food and drink outlets.

Where can I warm up?

You will be able to warm up along Olympic Boulevard from 6:00am as the road will be closed to all traffic. The event precinct within Cathy Freeman Park has toilet facilities. Friends and family can view runners passing the start finish point three times.

Can my club set up a tent?

Yes! Clubs are invited to set up their club tents in Cathy Freeman Park overlooking the course. Tents will need to be weighted down rather than pegged and it is preferable that only 3m x 3m tents be used. Please email to book a position for your tent.

Is there a baggage area?

Yes. A secure baggage area will be provided next to the recovery area. Runners who leave their bags inside the baggage area will write their name and bib number on the front and leave their bag with an attendant. Do NOT leave valuables in bags left in the baggage area. This is a service to runners but Athletics NSW cannot guarantee security of items left.

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;

What Presentations will be held on the day?

Medal presentations will happen as per timetable below:
9:15am: Open Half Marathon  Male and Female winners
9:15am: NSW Medals Male & Female, U/20 and Masters
9:15am: Greater Bank 7km Fun Run winners
TBC: Unity 4km winners

What are the prizes and prize categories?

Outright winners will be awarded prize money in the 21.1km
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100

Do I need a timing tag and event bib?

Yes. All participants must wear a chest bib. This needs to be pinned on the chest in clear view of race organisers and volunteers. For ANSW members this means that the Sydney:10 Chest bib will go on the front of your running outfit (club uniform) while keeping your ANSW numbers on the back.

All runners will be issued with a timing chip for the Sydney:10 , Greater 5k and Little Athletics 2.5k. 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.

What do I do if I need Medical out on course?

Please notify an ANSW official who will contact the St Johns team located out on the course.

Safety tips

Please do not compete if you have been ill or have had a viral infection within two week of the event.
Please watch where you are walking or running, as will road based events, there can be debris on the road.
Please write the name and number of your emergency contact on the back of your race bib prior to starting the race.

The 2016 Greater Bank Sydney Half | Unity Walk & Run News

The 2016 Greater Bank Sydney Half | Unity Walk & Run Partners