2017 Greater Bank Northparkes Rotary Fun Run

21 May 2017

2KM | 5KM | 10KM

Live Results

9:00am Northparkes 10km & Greater Bank 5km Fun Run
10:10am 2km 4 Kids


The event is run on semi rural roads on the outer limits of the Parkes township. The roads are entirely sealed and the late Autumn weather making for ideal running conditions. Now in its fourth year, the event attracts runners from all around the region and provides the perfect opportunity to visit and explore Parkes.

Live results can be viewed above. Category winners can be viewed below. Congratulations to all who took part!

Little Athletics Kids 2km Leaderboard

Northparkes Mine 10km Leaderboard + Category winners

Greater Bank 5km Leaderboard + Category Winners

Team Results

Team results were calculated by adding up the times of the first 3 runners to cross the line from the same team. Congratulations to everyone who took part as a member of a team.

LA’s 2km for Kids Team Results

Greater Bank 5km Teams

Northparkes 10k Team Results


LA’s 2km for Kids Full Results

Greater Bank 5k Results


Northparkes 10k Results

The Northparkes Rotary Fun Run: Run the heart of the Central West!

The  Northparkes Rotary Fun Run is now in it’s third year and the first regional event of the expanding Greater Bank RunNSW series which features iconic Fun Runs across NSW. This year’s event will be the 5th edition of the fun run and welcomes Parkes Rotary are the hosts of the fun run and will also be donating funds raised from the run to local projects.

Greater Bank 5km Course

Starts on Nash Street adjacent Harrison Park and completes a simple yet scenic 2.5km out and back loop (where you turnaround at turnaround 2 on the map).

There will be 2 drink stops along the way.

Northparkes 10km Course

Completes the same first 2.5km as the Greater Bank 5km Fun Run then continues along Nash Street then Back Yamma Road.

There is a turnaround at the 3.5km mark (turn around 1) on Back Yamma Road. From there competitors make their way back along Back Yamma Rd turning right onto Field Road at approximately 5.4km.

After running downhill along Field Road, turn right onto Nash Street and run out to the 5km turnaround (Turnaround 2).

Complete the turnaround and the 2.5km back to the finish. Always remember to run on the right hand side of the road.

For more details view the Northparkes course video on You Tube.

2km 4 Kids Course

The kids 2km will be an out and back section of the 5km/10km course. Kids will run 1km out on the right hand side of the road before turning around and returning the same way.

Event Timetable

7:30am – Registrations open at Harrison Park
8:50am – Final call for all 5km and 10km competitors to go to the start
8:55am – Welcome by the Mayor
9:00am – Event start: 10km and Greater Bank 5km
10:00am – Event start: 2km
10:30am – Presentations commence

We’ve allowed enough time between the Greater Bank 5km and 10km 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.

Entry Details

Entries are online. Select the registration button above to be taken to a secure registration portal. In here you will select your event, create or join a team if you wish and pay for your entry.

10:00pm Thursday 18 May: Early bird entries close. A late fee of $5-$10 applies.
10am – 1pm Saturday 20 May: Bib collection and late entries received
7:30am Sunday 21 May: On the day entries received at Harrison Park

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 20th May between 10.00am and 1:00pm at Greenparkes Nursery, Forbes Rd Parkes. This is NOT essential and is only as a service so runners can simply be more organised on race day.
Participants not able to check in on the Saturday, can collect their race bib and timing tag on race day at Harrison Park from 7:30am.

2. Race day check in from 7:30am:
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 a timing tag and event bib?
Yes. All runners will be issued with a timing chip for the 10km , Greater Bank 5k and 2.5km 4 kids. You will be required to lace this into your shoe and return the chip after you finish. Runners who do not hand in their chip may be asked to replace it at a cost of $20.

We will be using a system identical to parkrun timing system. No chips will be required. All bibs will come with a barcode which will be scanned at the end of the run.

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.

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 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 find out more about the RunNSW Memberships for 2017.

The Heart of the Central West

Parkes NSW is a town with energy and strong rural roots. It is not just a service town to the farming activity that surrounds it but processes a ‘go forward’ community who love to host visitors from out of town! To plan your visit to Parkes check out the Parkes Shire Visitor Guide, a terrific online magazine highlighting the best bits of the Parkes Shire.

Quick Facts

Population: around 10000
Elevation: 330m
Location: Not quite the geographical centre of the state, 4hrs drive west of Sydney, halfway between Melbourne & Brisbane on the Newell Highway.
Transport: Direct flights from Sydney, Newell Hwy runs North/South which is the main arterial road from Melbourne to Brisbane.

What to do in Parkes?

The Dish Cafe – everyone knows the dish but now you can have your cake as well!
Henry Parkes Centre – a Visitors Centre alongside Henry Parkes Museum, Parkes Motor Museum and Antique Machinery Museum. Click here
The King’s Castle – a collection of Elvis artefacts. Click here
The Elvis Festival – held in the heat of January each year, visitors to Parkes in May will have gorgeous autumn conditions.


Hotel Gracelands is our official event partner. Conveniently located in a quiet setting, this beautifully renovated AAA 4 Star Boutique Hotel features high quality accommodation with an amazing Restaurant & Wine Bar. Click here to be taken to their website and to make a booking.

A full accommodation listing can be found on page 32 of the Parkes Shire Visitor Guide.

Area Map


Below is an interactive map of the Greater Bank Northparkes Rotary Fun Run course. Make sure your browser ‘allows’ the map to be viewed.

Create Maps or find more routes in Parkes from millions at MapMyRun

Do I need a timing tag and event bib?

We WON”T be using timing tags for the 2017 event but will use a parkrun style timing system. This system uses a barcode which is printed onto your chest bib.

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.

What happens at the Start?

The start line will be on Nash St just ahead of the railway line adjacent to Harrison Park.  Runners will be asked to assemble on Harrison Park and then will move to the start line as a group.  Runners need to report to be ready to go 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 the Mayor before we send you on your way.

Where are the drink stations?

There will be TWO drink stations on the 5km course (approx. 2k and 4k) and THREE drink stations on the 10km course (approx. 2k, 4k, 6k, 8k). At the finish you will be provided with a final drink station which will have water and cordial.

Are there km distance markers?

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

Where are the toilets?

A men’s and women’s toilet block will be available. Extra toilets will be brought in should numbers require it.

Is there parking?

Plenty of Parking will be available surrounding Harrison Park. 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 benstlawrence@nswathletics.org.au to book a position for your tent.

What happens at the Finish Line?

The finish is quite exciting for both participants and spectators. Both the 5k and the 10k 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.

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.

Team reults 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:
10:40am 10km winners
10:50am: Greater 5km winners
10:55am: 2km4kids winners
11:00am: Lucky draw prizes

What are the prizes and prize categories?

RunNSW Medals
These will be awarded to the top three runners in each age category
1. Open 10km male/female
2. 40+yrs Masters 10km categories male/female
4. Open 5km male/female (winner receives Greater Building Society Bank Account)
5. Junior U/16 5km male/female
6. U/12 2km male/female
7. 2km team of 4 winners (receive a team trophy)

2017 Greater Bank Northparkes Rotary Fun Run News

Results for 2017 Northparkes Fun Run

Results for 2017 Northparkes Fun Run

Preliminary Results are below event is to be held sunday 21st May. Results will be available here at the completion of the events 10k Results 5k Results 2k Results CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS MORNING'S RUN!

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2017 Greater Bank Northparkes Rotary Fun Run Partners