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7:20 AM Sydney Half and 7km Wheelchair Race
7:30 AM Sydney Half and Greater Bank 7km Run
10:00 AM Greater Bank 4km Run
The 2018 Sydney Half will be held on Sunday August 26th!
Welcome to the Greater Bank Sydney Half, part of the Greater Bank RunNSW series. The event will feature a quality half marathon over a 3 lap course around the spectacular Sydney Olympic Park with supporting 7km and 4km fun run events. All events will be starting and finishing on Olympic Boulevard next to ANZ Stadium.
RUN NSW MEMBERSHIP
Free entry into 5 Greater Fun Runs, Sydney 10, and Sydney Half, 50% discount for Walka, Western Sydney Marathon and all other RunNSW events!
A Race for Everyone!
The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km and 4km Fun Run to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for U/20, Open and Master’s categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.
6:00am – Event bib collection commences at Cathy Freeman Park
7:20am – Greater Bank Sydney Half Marathon and 7km Wheelchair
7:30am – Greater Bank Sydney Half and Greater Bank 7km Run
10:00am – Greater Bank 4km Run
We’ve allowed enough time between races for participants to cheer on their children, families and friends participating in the other races. Be sure to invite your friends and family to come down and support you in your run. Runners are to assemble on the start line 10 minutes before the start time.
Cut Off Times
Fully closed running course and Tag Timing Cut off 3.00hrs
After 10:30am participants must then run off the road and act as a pedestrian and give way to traffic. We will continue to provide manual timing until 10:30am.
Manual timing cut off 3:30hrs
Event Check In and Race Bib/Timing Tag Collection
Once you have entered, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have entered on or before Wednesday 15th of August your race pack will be sent to you. After this, your pack will need to be collected on the morning of the race.
1. Early check in and race pack collection
As many participants will have their bibs mailed to them, there will be no pre-event bib collection on the day before the event.
2. Race day check in
All participants who did not rececive their race bib and timing tag in the mail can collect from the registration marquee located in Cathy Freeman Park on Sunday 26th August from 6:00am. Check in on the day closes 30 minutes before the start of each event. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to confirm your entry and collect your race bib timing tag. Participants who do not collect their timing tag will not receive an official finish time.
If you are driving to the event, it is recommended that you park in P1 which can be accessed via Hill Road. Alternatively, parking will also be available in P6 however this is a longer walk to the start line.
The Start and Finish area is in Cathy Freeman Park which is around 100 metres walk from the Sydney Olympic Park Train Station. Please ensure you check the city rail train timetable for details.
Free entry into 6 Greater Fun Runs, Sydney10, and Sydney Half, 50% discount for Walka, Western Sydney Marathon and all other RunNSW events!
Once registered, simply use the ’discount code’ at the bottom of your signup email for FREE entry into all the RunNSW and TrackRUN Events.
The Finish Line
The start line will be the finish line located on Olympic Boulevard recognisable by the finish arch. A recovery area will be set up after the finish line for runners to recovery with water and electrolyte and remove their timing chips. After exiting the recovery zone runners can meet their friends and family in the festival area located in Cathy Freeman Park. There will be first aid and sports trainers at the finish line as well as a range of food and drink outlets.
Prizes and Prize Categories
The presentations for the Half Marathon and 7km events will take place at 9:15am at the main stage in the Festival area.
Athletics NSW Medals for the Half Marathon
These will be awarded to the top three ELIGIBLE runners in each age category of the Half Marathon event. Note: Team results and points will be awarded to ANSW Club runners who participate in the Half Marathon only. The 7km and 4km events are supporting events are not part of the Athletics NSW Winter Championship.
U20 Male and Female,
Open Male and Open Female,
Masters Male and Masters Female
RunNSW Medals for the Greater Bank 7km
RunNSW medals shall be awarded for place getters in the Greater Bank 7km.
Top three Open Male and Open Female
Top three U/16 male and U/16 female
Team Results and Categories
Team results shall be listed for the following two categories
1. ANSW clubs
2. Social team of 3
3. Parkrun team of 3
What happens at the Start?
The start line will be on Olympic Boulevard, 97m before the Finish arch, for all races. Runners need to report to the start line 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 before we send you on your way.
Where are the toilets?
There are three toilet stops along the course:
– Cathy Freeman park at the start/finish line
– The P5 carpark located on Holkier Rd. (3.9km point of each loop)
– On the ANZ stadium side of Dawn Fraser Ave (6.6km point of each loop)
Where are the drink stations?
There will be the following drink stations out on course:
– Marjorie Jackson Parkway 3.2km, 10.2km & 17.2km (water & electrolyte)
– Holker Rd
– Dawn Fraser Avenue 6.4km, 13.4km & 20.4km (water only)
– Finish line (water and electrolyte)
What happens at the Finish Line?
The finish line on Olympic Boulevard and recognisable by the Finish arch.
A recovery area will be set up in Cathy Freeman Park for participants to recover with water and electrolyte and remove their timing chips.
After exiting the recovery zone runners can meet their friends and family in Cathy Freeman Park surrounds as they overlook the course.
There will be first aid and sports trainers at the finish line as well as a range of food and drink outlets.
Where can I warm up?
You will be able to warm up along Olympic Boulevard from 6:00am as the road will be closed to all traffic. The event precinct within Cathy Freeman Park has toilet facilities. Friends and family can view runners passing the start finish point three times.
Can my club set up a tent?
Yes! Clubs are invited to set up their club tents in Cathy Freeman Park overlooking the course. Tents will need to be weighted down rather than pegged and it is preferable that only 3m x 3m tents be used. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a position for your tent.
Is there a baggage area?
Yes. A secure baggage area will be provided next to the recovery area. Runners who leave their bags inside the baggage area will write their name and bib number on the front and leave their bag with an attendant. Do NOT leave valuables in bags left in the baggage area. This is a service to runners but Athletics NSW cannot guarantee security of items left.
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/
What Presentations will be held on the day?
Medal presentations will happen as per timetable below:
9:15am: Open Half Marathon Male and Female winners
9:15am: NSW Medals Male & Female, U/20 and Masters
9:15am: Greater Bank 7km and 4km Fun Run winners
What are the prizes and prize categories?
Outright winners will be awarded prize money in the 21.1km
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100
Do I need a timing tag and event bib?
All participants including all members and non members will be issued with a race specific timing chip and bib. This will be sent to the participant if they have registered on or before Wednesday 15th August, otherwise it will be available for collection on the morning of the event.
What do I do if I need Medical out on course?
Please notify an ANSW official who will contact the St Johns team located out on the course.
Please do not compete if you have been ill or have had a viral infection within two week of the event.
Please watch where you are walking or running, as will road based events, there can be debris on the road.
Please write the name and number of your emergency contact on the back of your race bib prior to starting the race.
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