Entries open for Greater Bank Fun Armidale Fun Run The Launch of Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run took place on Thursday September 22 at Sport UNE, Sport UNE, Armidale. Local people of all ages from the New England will have the opportunity to get active, have fun and...read more
8:00am Roberts & Morrow 10km Fun Run
8:00am Greater 5km Fun Run
9:10am Sportspower Armidale 2km Fun Run
The 5th annual Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017!
Welcome to the RunNSW Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run to be held on Sunday 12th November from Harris Park in Armidale. This will be the third consecutive event which each grows in numbers and profile with runners of all ages and abilities enjoying Australia’s Highest city fun run!
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.
2016 Results – Overall Results Listing Below via PDF
Congratulations to our Division Winners!
Roberts and Morrow 10k
|Men’s Overall – 10K|
|Women’s Overall – 10K|
|Men’s 40-54 – 10K|
|Women’s 40-54 10K|
|Men’s 55+ 10K|
|1||Julius Van der Werf||97||56||00:47:15.23|
|Women’s 55+ 10K|
Greater Bank 5k
|Men’s Overall – 5K|
|Women’s Overall – 5K|
|Male Under 16 5K|
|Female Under 16 5K|
|Men’s 40+ 5K|
|Women’ 40+ 5K|
Armidale SportsPower 2k
|Boys 12 and under 2K|
|Girls 12 and under 2K|
General Event Details
The Greater Bank Armidale Fun Run will be held for the 5th time on Sunday 12 November 2017. The event has attracted over 450 runners to both the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 events and has strong roots in the local community including the Armidale Athletics Club and Armidale parkrun.
Events and Registration Fees
- Roberts & Morrow 10km $27 early bird $37 late
- Roberts & Morrow 10km Team of 4-5 $90 early bird $110 late
- Greater Bank 5km $16.50 early bird $27 late
- Greater Bank 5km Team of 4-5 $60 early bird and $90 late
- Armidale Sportspower 2km $11.50 early bird $16.50 late
- Armidale Sportspower 2km team of 4-5 early bird $42 and $52.50
On the Day Event Details
Collecting your Race Pack
1. Collect on Saturday 11 November, 9am-1pm at Harris Park (Kirkwood Street)
Please bring personal ID to make the process as quick as possible. If you are for any reason unable to attend, a friend or family member can collect your race bib on your behalf. They will need to provide your race email confirmation to do so.
2. Collect from 6:30am Race Day
Please allow time to check in on the day. 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.
Late Entry Options
Online entries will be accepted up until Saturday 11th November online. Bib collection and late entries will also be received on Saturday 11 November 9am – 1pm at Harris Park OR on race day between 6:30am and 8:00am. Payment must be made by credit card or cash.
Overall winners (top 3) and category winners will be presented at 9:40am after the completion of the Armidale Sportspower 2km for kids.
Family, friends and athletes are all welcome to enjoy the hospitality put on by Armidale Lions Club and after the run. Enjoy some food from the BBQ or a coffee and muffin.
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.
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. After you finish you will be handed a place card which you will need to have scanned along with the barcode on your race bib. The place card is then dropped into the bucket provided. This system is similar to that which is used at parkrun.
Results will be available as soon as the last competitor passes the finish line. A link to the results will be available on this website on event day. The 10km and 5km courses are certified by an AIMS/IAAF Course Measurer therefore they can be used for seed times for entering other events, eg:City to Surf.
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.
Roberts & Morrow 10km – 8:00am
Early Entry Fee: $27
Categories: Opens | Masters 40 54yrs | Grand Masters 55yrs +
Prizes: Prize money will be awarded to top 3 men and women: $1st = $200, 2nd = $100, 3rd = $50. There will also be medals awarded for top three men and women in each of the categories.
Time Limit: 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.
Check out the course map on the course map page. The Roberts & Morrow 10km route is a mix of road and good quality bike path. The route takes competitors from the heart of the city to the picturesque grounds of the University of New England campus before finishing on the grass track at Harris Park, essentially finishing in the stadium!” This year we have improved the course by creating a more direct run into the finish on Harris Park. Runners will complete a “swtich back” on Meredith St at the UNE campus. A video of the switch back appears here.
Open to anyone in the 10km event at no extra cost. Create your team, get at least 4 runners to enter and select your team then hope they all finish!
Greater Bank 5km – 8:00am
Entry Fee: $16.50
Categories: Junior U/16 and Open
Prizes: Medals will be awarded to the first 3 men and women. Other category place getters will receive RunNSW medals.
A great distance to start
You don’t need to be a trained or experienced runner to participate, in fact the 5k event is targeted at encouraging people to be active and simply having a go. This event is ideal for novice runners, teenagers, walkers and prams.
All Age Team Challenge
Open to anyone in the Greater Bank 5km. Create your team online then share your password and get your mates to join. Unlimited team size but only 4 will score the all important points.
All runners in the UNE Sport 5k 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!
Armidale Sportspower 2km – 9:10am
Entry Fee: $11.00
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. Every child will also receive a Finishers medal from Athletics NSW.
This run is the perfect way for kids aged 12 and under to get involved! The course is completely closed to traffic and will give the kids a chance to run later in the morning when all eyes are on them after the adults finish their respective 5k/10k runs. All runners will be timed and their results listed just like the 5k and 10k.
Kids Team Challenge
School or social teams of up to 5 kids (primary age) with the top 4 to score. [/av_one_third]
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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
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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