2018 Waratah Series Challenge and Greater Bank Fun Run

23 Jun 2018

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Waratah Series Challenge and Greater Bank Fun 5

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Join in the running fun at the beautiful Willandra Course, situated in the lush green foothills of Browns Mountain near Nowra. The course winds itself up and down the trails below Browns Mountain and shows just why this event is coined ‘the Waratah Series Challenge’! If you’re not interested in such a challenge, not to worry,  as the event has a range of suitable options for participants of all ages & abilities, with distances starting from 1km all the way through to 10km. On top of this, the event will play host to on the day activations, food and drink stalls, captivating race callers as well as entertaining music. 

The 2018 Waratah Series Challenge incorporates the 2018 NSW Cross Country Championship as part of the event as well as the Greater Bank Fun Run 1km, 2km and 4km events – so even if you’ve never run a cross country course before, we have an event for you!


Free entry into 6 Greater Fun Runs, Sydney10, and Sydney Half, 50% discount for Walka, Western Sydney Marathon and all other RunNSW events!


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  • 11:20am U12 Female 2km
  • 11:30am U12 Male 2km
  • 11:40am U14 Female 3km
  • 11:50pm U14 Male 3km
  • 12:00pm U20, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ Female 6km
  • 12:20pm U18 Male 6km
  • 12:40pm Greater Bank Fun Run 1km, 2km & 4km
  • 1:00pm Open, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+ Female 10km
  • 1:20pm Open, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+ Male 10km
  • 2:00pm U16 Female 4km
  • 2:10pm U16 Male 4km
  • 2:20pm U18 Female 4km
  • 2:30pm U20, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ Male 8km



Waratah Series Challenge races – $20 Members, $40 Non-Members (online entries now available below)

Combined “All Ages” Fun Run – $10 (4km and 2km events), $5 (1km event) cash on the day only


Become a RunNSW Member to receive half price entry into this event and all other Waratah Run Series Events. Members also receive free entry into RunNSW Series Events. For more information, please click here.


Members are to be registered with Athletics NSW (or other state member association or Little Athletics NSW) for the 2017-18 season and wear their club/centre uniform with their bibs worn front and back for the duration of the event.

Non-members are eligible to enter however only ANSW registered athletes (or other athletes registered with another state member association) are eligible to receive medals in State Championship events.


Athletics NSW Full Members competing in the Waratah Series (excluding Dual, Community and Club athletes) will receive a Timing Tag for the season.

This tag is to be collected at the first event they attend, and is to be kept for the remainder of the 2018 Waratah and RunNSW Season.

Athletes must return the tags to Athletics NSW at the end of the season, as new tags will be allocated each season. 

The purpose of the Timing Tag is to provide a greater benefit to our members through a more efficient ‘Check In’ process for events and competitions. It is important to note that the Number on the Timing Tag will match the number on the Athlete’s Bib.

Dual members and non-members will be required to report to athlete check in at least 45 minutes prior to the race start time to collect a temporary timing tag. This tag must be returned at the conclusion of the race.


Full Athletics NSW Members (excluding Dual, Community and Club athletes) who have entered online are required to report to athlete check-in to pick up their timing tag for the 2018 Waratah/RunNSW season.

Members will need to wear both their competition bib and dedicated timing tag for their performance to be verified.

Dual members and non-members will be required to report to athlete check in at least 45 minutes prior to the race start time to collect a temporary timing tag. This tag must be returned at the conclusion of the race.


The rules for this event, along will all other Athletics NSW events, can be found in the 2018 NSW Winter Handbook here


Live results for this event are available here.


Individual medals will be awarded at the conclusion of each Championship race. Non-members are ineligible for state medals. Team medals will be provided to clubs for distribution after event day.




Parking is available at the venue. Please follow displayed signs.


The Nowra Club will be operating a canteen on site. On top of this, the event will play host to on the day activations, encaptivating race callers as well as entertaining music.


Races included in the Waratah Series Challenge will be point scoring events towards the Winter Premiership, Winter Trophy and Distance Runner of the Year.


Click here for age-gender form.  This form is to be used by clubs who wish to create teams with members who do not fit naturally into the team.  For example an 55+ woman who wants to be in an 35+ club team should be listed on this form, and the form submitted BEFORE the race begins.


The Waratah Series Challenge races are offered in the following age groups: U12, U14, U16, U18, U20, Open, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+ 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ and 75+.

2018 Australian Cross Country Championships – NSW Team Selection

Please note that all athletes who wish to be eligible for NSW Team Selection will need to compete at the NSW Cross Country State Championships, as part of the Waratah Series Challenge.

For more information regarding the selection criteria, please click here to navigate to the relevant 2018 Australian Cross Country Championships selection criteria webpage.


Click here for a history of the NSW Cross Country Championships.


Ben Offereins

Athletics NSW Competition Manager


02 9746 1122.


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