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River Run Geelong 2018

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River Run Geelong 2018


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Now in its 6th year, The River Run - Geelong is one of the regions most popular fun runs and with good reason as the course is a beautiful path along the Barwon River with single lap 5km and 10km courses. The course is flat and fast, where everyone is welcome from the elite athlete to walkers. We aim to provide a fun and friendly atmosphere, where everyone feels welcome.

COURSE DETAILS

Visit the Maps page to see where the course takes you and some phots taken out on course to give you an idea of what you are in for.

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 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!  

Personalised bibs will be available to all participants that register before the January 25. Get your name or message on your bib as a great momento of the day.

EVERY FINISHER GETS A FINISHERS MEDAL

This year all finishers will recieve a fantastic finishers medal as they cross the finish line at each event. Each events medal will be different and unique to the event.

PRE EVENT INFO KIT EMAIL

All participants will recieve an email on Thursday February 22 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

There will be three opportunities to collect your bibs at each event. Further details will be available closer to the event on each of the individual race pages of this website.

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 at each event. 

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

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

DRINKS AND FIRST AID

Safety is the priority of the River Run. There will be 4- 5 drink stations positioned on course at approximately 2km intervals at each event. 

First Aid personnel will be both at the finish line and for added safety there will be 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).

 

ENTRY FEES

.    Super Early Bird           Early Bird                    Standard         Race Day Entries
Adult 10km  $32 $34 $36 $40
Adult 5km $32 $34 $36 $40
Junior 10km $28 $30 $32 $35
Junior 5km $28 $30 $32 $35

 

Online Registration Close: Friday February 23 at 8pm sharp.register 2
Race Day Entries - 
Sunday February 25, 7:00am - 7:45am  (Cash Only).  

Entries will be taken on the day of the event, however, it is recomended that you arrive early as race day entries will close at 7:45am. Race day entries will incur an administration fee (see above).



 

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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 $700,000
"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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