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SUNDAY 6TH SEPT 2015
Greater Dubbo Fun Run – Sunday 10 April 2016
| 8:00am 8km Fun Run |
| 8:45am Greater 4km Fun Run |
| 9:15am 2km Fun Run|
Welcome to the Greater Dubbo Fun Run to be held on Sunday 10th April. This will be the inaugural running of a new and exciting community fitness event for Dubbo which will take runners and walkers down the main street of Macquarie Street!
Online entries EXTENDED until Midnight the 9th April. Enter NOW!
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The inaugural Greater Dubbo Fun Run is the first regional event to be held in the south coast of the expanding RunNSW series which features iconic Fun Runs across NSW. The Greater Dubbo Fun Run welcomes runners, joggers, plodders, walkers and pushes of wheelchairs and prams. It is an event for all ages and all abilities!
Run for a Cause or to be inspired
The Greater Dubbo Fun Run will be supporting the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
The race will also feature many of the regions most inspirational runners. Nathan Riley will be running along with Charlie Maher, both young men have been recent scholarship holders with the Indigenous Marathon Project.
The run will feature a lap of the main street of Macquarie Street which will be closed to traffic. This is your chance to do a ‘lap of the main’ without the usual cars and utes blocking your way! All events will finish on the brand new track at DCL Park pictured left at a recent IMP training day.
An Idyllic Setting for a Late Autumn Fun Run
4km Fun Run Course
The 4km run offers runners and walkers the chance to streak on Macquarie Street starting from Church St outside Dubbo City Council. The run takes in the heart of the CBD covering Brisbane and Macquarie St before heading down Talbragar St to the pedestrian path under the Newell Highway. There is a short 400m stretch along the pedestrian path then across the netball courts to Macleay St and Myall St. The run down Myall street takes you all the way to DCL park and finishing on the track.
8km Fun Run Course
The 8km course starts and finishes at DCL Park and is exactly the same route as the 4km described above. It offers the opportunity for a flat, fast and accurate 8km fun run on closed roads including Dubbo’s main street of Macquarie Street!
Greater Dubbo Fun Run Event Timetable
6:30am Check in Opens at DCL Park
7:50am – A call will be made for all 8k competitors to prepare for the start
7:55am – Welcome by the Special Guest
8:00am – 8km event start
8:45am – 4km event start
9:30am 2km4kids event start
We’ve allowed enough time between the Greater 4km and 8km 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.
Click on the Register Now button at the top of this page. Entry is online only. Payments need to be made by credit card via the secure registration system. A receipt of payment and further event details will be sent to your email after you register.
Online entries have been extended until Midnight Saturday the 9th of April. Enter now!
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 9th April between 9:00am and 12:00pm outside the Greater Building Society Branch 86A Macquarie St, Dubbo. This is not essential and is only as a service so runners can simply be more organised on race day. Late entries can also be placed at this time.
Participants not able to check in on the Saturday, can collect their race bib and timing tag on race day at DCL Park Dubbo from 6:30am.
2. Race day check in from 6:30am:
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 at timing tags and event bib?
Yes. All runners will be issued with a timing chip for the 8km , Greater 4k and 2km 4 kids. 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.
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.
Please note the following entries fees below. Entry Fees include Member Fee (Member of an affiliated Athletics NSW club or a member of RunNSW) or Non Member Fee (general public).
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There is also two team categories where teams of 3-6 can be entered with the first 3 finishers to score for the team.
Little Athletics 2km Teams: $30 (early bird) and $40 (late)
Greater 4km School Teams: $30 (early bird) and $40 (late)
Will I receive a t-shirt?
All early bird entrants in the 8km event shall receive a t shirt as a part of their entry. All other events can select to purchase a shirt for $12 while you register or your can purchase on the day for $15. The shirts are a RunNSW running tech (cool dry) shirt. You will be prompted for a size when you register. Shirts may be picked up at early check in on Saturday morning or on race day. You can race in your new shirt!
What happens at the Start?
The start line will be along the home straight of the DCL Park Athletics Track. Runners will be asked to assemble at the start line 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. At the gun you will complete 300m on the track before you leave the track and enter Myall St.
Any prams should also start at the back. There will be a few brief words and a nice little gee up from ‘Mossy and Robbo’ before we send you on your way.
Where are the drink stations?
There will be one drink station on the Greater 4km course (approx. 2k) and three drink stations on the 8km course (approx. 2k, 4k, 6k).
At the finish you will be provided with a final drink station which will have water and fruit.
Are there km distance markers?
Every km will be marked accurately and identified as either 4k or 8k distance markers.
Where are the toilets?
Multiple men’s and women’s toilet blocks will be available within DCL Park. These will be clearly marked on the day.
Is there parking?
Plenty of Parking will be available surrounding and within DCL 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 the infield or grass outfield of the athletics track. Please email email@example.com to book a position for your tent.
The finish is quite exciting for both participants and spectators. Both the Greater 4km and the 8km 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.
Post Event Area
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.
These 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:
9:30am: 8km winners
9:40am: Greater 4km winners
9:45am: Children’s 2km winners
What are the prizes and prize categories?
RunNSW Medals will be award to the top three winners male and female in the following categories:
1. 8km: Open
2. 8km: 40+yrs Masters
4. Greater 4km: Open (winner receives Greater Bank Account)
5. Greater 4km: Under 16
6. Children’s 2km: Under 12
7. Children’s 2km: Team of 4 winners – top three teams to receive medals
The Heart of the Orana
Dubbo is located in the Central West of NSW or Orana Region on the Macquarie River. If you are coming from out of town make the most of your visit, visit the Tourist office or visit their website here:
Where to stay?
Dubbo boasts a great range of accommodation with everything from a large number of holiday rental properties, caravan and camping parks, to motels, hotels, resorts and self-contained accommodation. And there is sure to be something to suit all tastes and budgets. Browse the range of accomodation here. You can book accommodation and pay online through a secure payment gateway.
The friendly staff at the Visitor Information Centre at Dubbo can provide you with more valuable information and local knowledge on where to stay, contact is ……
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