2019 Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run

3 Nov 2019

2KM | 5KM | 10KM

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The 7th annual Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held on Sunday 3rd November 2019!

Welcome to the RunNSW Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run to be held on Sunday 3rd November from Harris Park in Armidale.

The course takes participants along the picturesque bike track from Harris Park to the University of New England and back.

We look forward to welcoming back all previous participants and new runners in this fun family event.

General Event Details

The Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held for the sixth time on Sunday 3rd November 2019. The event has attracted over 450 runners in all previous events and has strong roots in the local community including the Armidale Athletics Club and Armidale parkrun.

All participants will receive a Medal!

We also appreciate the generous support of our local sponsors, Greater Bank, Roberts & Morrow, Armidale Sportspower and Sport UNE who have supported this event since its inception in 2013.

The 10k and 5k distances both start at 8am, with the 5km course turning at approx. 2.2km to head back into Harris Park. The 10km course then extends out to UNE before making the turn to return to the park. The 2km children’s Fun Run will start after all the mums and dads have finished! It is open to kids up to 12yrs of age.

Events and Registration Fees

On the Day Event Details

Race Packs

All participants will receive a bib and a unique timing chip. The number printed on the chip will not correspond to that on the bib. The race packs including bib and chip can be collected:

  1. On Saturday 2nd November, 9am-1pm at Harris Park (Kirkwood Street). If you are for any reason unable to attend, a friend or family member can collect your race bib on your behalf. It helps us if bibs are collected prior to race day of possible!
  2. From 6:30am on Race Day

Late Entry Options

Online entries will be accepted up until 7:30 on the morning of the race. No entires will be accepted after this time.

Prize Fund and Presentations

Presentations will take place at the finish line at 9:40am after the completion of the Armidale Sportspower 2km for kids.

The overall winners of the 10k will receive the following prize fund.

Male/Female 1st place $200, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50

All category winners will receive placegetter’s medals, as follows:

Roberts & Morrow 10km Opens | Masters 40 54yrs | Grand Masters 55yrs +

Greater Bank 5km Opens | 40+ | U16 | U12

Sportspower 2km Overall Winners

Car parking – be aware that Kirkwood St will be fully closed so please park in the Armidale CBD area and walk across to Harris Park.

Team Challenges

There is the option to enter a team in each of the three distances. Teams will consist of 4 or 5 runners, and the winning team in each distance will be calculated based on placings.

The Run Course

The entire course is closed to traffic but please be aware there still may be event vehicles (please don’t run with loud music!) or emergency/Police vehicles. The main rule we want to enforce is that runners are to stick to the left. Local Police would like to ensure the roads are reopened as soon as possible therefore a time limit of 2hrs will apply for 10km participants.

All runners in the 5k run are reminded to be aware that the turnaround is at approximately 2.2km mark. Both 10k and 5k runs start together so 5k runners are urged to be on the lookout for the CLEARLY marked turn around point and not to keep running all the way to UNE!

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

Drink stations: There will be one drink stations on the 5km course (approx. 2.5K) and THREE drink stations on the 10km course (approx. 2k, 7k, 5k)

Toilets: A men’s and women’s toilet block will be available at Harris Park. A 2nd set of toilets will also be available for participants in the 10k at the Bellevue Oval at UNE at the 5km mark.

Post event recovery area: After the finish volunteers will direct you to the post event recovery area where water, sports drink and fruit will be available. You must remove your shoe tag and leave in the bin provided before leaving the race area. Family, friends and athletes are all welcome to enjoy some food from the BBQ or a coffee and muffin.

Get into running by linking up with Armidale parkrun on Saturday mornings from 8:00am at Sport UNE. Armidale parkrun is a free weekly 5km run where you can push as hard as you want or take it as easy as you wish. you will also meet other folks trying to improve their health and well being and hopefully targeting the Greater Armidale Fun Run.

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.

The 6 week training program is available to download below.




Experience the High!

Armidale is a unique city that is the jewel of the New England Plateau. It is a major inland city that serves the agricultural and education industries. It is home to some of the most spectacular landscape and national parks in Australia and the University of New England, the first established University outside a capital city. All athletes in Armidale have free use of our altitude chamber, permanently set between 900 and 1200 metres!
For more details on Armidale, where to stay and what to see visit the New England High Country tourism website: www.experiencethehighs.com.au

Population: 26,000 approx
Elevation: 990m
Location: In the heart of the New England plateau.
Air: Qantaslink direct flights from Sydney, Rail: Daily NSW TrainkLink from Sydney
Bus: Daily between Brisbane and Sydney

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