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River Run - Geelong

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River Run - Geelong
Date Sunday February 26(to be confirmed)
Distances    10km Run, 5km Run/Walk
Start Times          10km - 8:00am, 5km - 8:10am  
Venue Barwon Valley Park, Belmont

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The River Run is a flat and fast 5k/10k course along the banks of the beautiful Barwon River in Geelong. Starting and finishing at Barwon Valley Park. The event has a friendly atmosphere, where anyone can participate from the seasoned athlete to the 5k first time walkers.

THE COURSE

Check out the Maps page of this website to see a course map and some images taken along the course. The course follows the banks of the Barwon River on an asphalt path and is pram friendly. The course is generally flat with some small undulations. Both 5km and 10km courses are single loop courses.

CAN I WALK?

Yes, we have many participants who walk the 5km course, however, the 10km course is for those who will jog the majority of the course (complete the course in under 1 hr 30min)

SUPPORTING RIVER'S GIFTRivers Gift group imare

As is previous years the Latrobe Health Centre RIVER RUN will be once again supporting the fantastic work of the River's Gift charity in their efforts to Stamp Out SID's (SOS). If you can, please make and additional donation when registering, purchase some of their fantastic clothing while registering or set up an everyday hero account and get friends and family to sponsor you. It only takes a couple of minutes to set up but can make a huge difference.

Check out the fundraising page of this website for more information on the great work of River's Gift.

 

GET YOUR OWN PERSONALISED RACE BIB!  river bib 2016

All registrations recieved before January 28 will have their very own personalised bib with their name/nickname printed on the front. This date cannot be extended, so make sure your  registration is in before January 28.

River Medal

EVERY FINISHER GETS A FINISHERS MEDAL

This year all finishers will recieve a fantastic finishers medal as they cross the finish line to remember the day.

FREE TRAINING PROGRAMS

More information will be available soon on FREE training plans

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

More information will be available soon on Early Entry Prize Draws

PRE EVENT INFO KIT EMAIL

All participants will recieve an email on Thursday February 18 outlining all the finer details of the days proceedings. It will include such things as maps on how to get to the venue, event day schedules, parking, etc,etc.

BIB COLLECTION

More information will be available closer to event date.

COURSE RECORDS

10k Male - Julian Spence 31:42 (2014)                10k Female - Korina Fyfe 35:01 (2014)

5k Male - Courtney Hicks 16:04 (2015)                     5k Female - Jane White 19:23 (2014)

AGE GROUPS

Junior (6-17yrs), 18-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50 - 59 yrs, 60+ yrs

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category in both the 10km and 5km events. 

Overall winners of the 5km and 10km events will recieve a trophy 

The Presentation Ceremony will take place at approximately 9:30am.

DRINKS AND FIRST AID

Safety is the priority of the River Run. There will be 5 drink stations positioned on course at approximately 2km, 4km, 5.5km , 7.5km and 9km and at the finish line. 

First Aid personnel will be both at the finish line and for added safety there will be 2 mobile first aid personnel on bicycles out on the course.

BAG STORAGE

There will be a secure baggage holding area at the event site. The baggage holding area will be open from 7:30am and will close at 10:00am. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO VALUABLE ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAGGAGE HOLDING AREA.

PREPARATION AND TRAINING

We recommend that participants who are not regular runners and those who have not undergone a recent medical check-up, particularly older participants, seek a medical check up, before taking part in this years River Run.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE WELL HYDRATED PRIOR TO TAKING ON THE RUN AND THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF FINISHING THE EVENT IN A SAFE MANNER.

EXTREME HEAT POLICY

Please note that in the event of excessive heat on the morning of the event, safety measures will be taken in accordance with the guidelines of Sports Medicine Australia to ensure the safety of all participants. This may result in the shortening of the 10km run (only if conditions are extreme).

 

Online Registrations will open October 2016. Information regarding entry fees will be available closer to this date

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Online Entries will close at 4:00pm, Saturday February 25, 2016.
  • Race day entries will be accepted between 6:45am and 7:30am.
  • Race day entries are CASH ONLY

GET YOUR OWN PERSONALISED RACE BIB!

All registrations recieved before January 28 will have their very own personalised bib with their name/nickname printed on the front. This date cannot be extended, so make sure your registration is in before January 28.River Medal

EVERY FINISHER GETS A FINISHERS MEDAL

This year all finishers will recieve a fantastic finishers medal as they cross the finish line to remember the day.

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

More info on prize draws will be available closer to event date.

AGE GROUPS

Junior (6-17yrs), 18-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50 - 59 yrs, 60+ yrs

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each category in both the 10km and 5km events. Medals will be awards to placegetters in each age group. 

Overall winners of the 5km and 10km events will recieve a trophy 

The Presentation Ceremony will take place at 9:30am.

BIB COLLECTION

Bib collection dates, times and locations will be available closer to event date.

REFUNDS

Refunds may be given to participants who contact  PB Events in writing prior to January 1, 2017. No refunds will be given after this date.

ENTRY TRANSFERS

It is crucial that we know who is running with which race bib. Therefore, no transfer of entries or bibs numbers will be allowed. Breaching this rule will result in instant disqualification.

Water stations will be located at 2km, 4km, 6.5km, 7.5km and 9km. Course marshals will be at every change in direction on course.

First Aid will be at the finish line as well as 2 mobile first aid personnel roaming the course on bicycles.

(Images taken on the course are below the course map)

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COURSE IMAGES

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As part of this years River Run we are supporting River's Gift in their fight to stamp out SIDS.

WHAT IS RIVER'S GIFT?

River Waddell was only 128 days old when he lost his life to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in November 2011.  Immediately following River's death his parents, Alex Hamilton and Karl Waddell, could only feel unfathomable grief at the loss of their beautiful little boy - the love of their lives.  After extensive research into this devastating syndrome, they were inspired to ensure that River's death would not be in vain and that other parents wouldn't feel the loss that they have.  River's Gift was established in honour of their son; a fundraising campaign to support SIDS research aimed at finding a cure.

River's Gift successfully launched the Run for River campaign in April 2012 and, with help from friends and supporters. has raised over $300,000
"River’s Gift feel privileged to be the partnering charity to the 2014 River Run. We thank PB events for supporting us and contributing to our mission to finally SOS - Stamp Out SIDS."  Alex & Karl
Please note: The entry fee for the River Run goes to covering the costs associated with organising this event, no money from your entry fee will go to the River's Gift Charity. However, some not for profit organisations will recieve generous donations for their assistance on the day. So make sure you purchase a singlet or make a donation to the cause to help Stamp Out SIDS (SOS).
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? 
Rivers Gift Singlet1. Purchase a River's Gift Running Singlet. Every cent from
the sale of these singlets goes directly to River's Gift. Singlets come in both male and female cuts and all sizes from 4XS to
4XL in males and from size 8 to 16 in females. Singlets cost $35. Purchase the singlet as part of your
online registration process or singlets will be available for purchase on race day.
 
2.Fundraise through the Rivers Gift Fundraising page.
It is extremely easy to set up, takes very little effort or time from                  back view
you and you may be amazed at how much you can raise.
 
HOW DOES THE RIVER'S GIFT FUNDRAISING PAGE WORK?
  • Click on the Rivers Gift logo below.Rivers gift logo
  • Select "Join this team" (beside the facebook logo)
  • To join the Rivers Gift Everday hero team enter the password is - River 128
  • Create your own fundraising page by following the instructions.
  • Your page link can be promoted on your personal Facebook page, or you may wish to email the link through to your family and friends and encourage them to support your effort to raise money and complete the River Run! All money raised will be transferred directly across to River’s Gift.

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Results click here

 

One of the Geelong regions most experienced and respected runners and athletic coaches, Darren Riviere, has put together some fantastic training programs to assist you in your preparations for this years event. Check them out below. If you would like any further support from Darren for you upcoming events, please contact him at dazcazlib@gmail.com 

All training programs begin on January 4, but you can jump in at any time.

5KM BEGINNER PROGRAM5k beginner program

This program is designed for those wanting to complete their first 5km event

 

10KM BEGINER PROGRAMBeginner 10k program

This program is designed for thos who may have already taken on a 5km event and would like to step up to the 10km challenge

 

10KM INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM10k intermediate program

This program is designed for those who have some experience over the distance and want to set a PB at this years event.