|EVENT DATE||Sunday February 25|
|DISTANCES||10km Run, 5km Run/Walk|
|START TIME||10km - 8:00am, 5km - 8:10am|
Barwon Valley Park, Belmont
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.
Visit the Maps page to see where the course takes you and some photos taken out on course to give you an idea of why this event is so popular.
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 GIFT
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.
EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS
Get your entry in early an go into the draw for some fantastic Mizuno Runners from the Running Company, Geelong West. All you need to do is be registered before the dates below and you are in the draw.
Draw 1 - Friday January 19, Draw 2 - January 31, Draw 3 - February 7, Draw 4 - February 14
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.
This year we have reintroduced the GROUP DISCOUNT. Just create a group when registering online and register 3 people (at the one time) and recieve 10% off all registrations.
If you are a personal trainer or group coach, we can organise a group discount for your crew. Just email email@example.com
EVERY FINISHER GETS A FINISHERS MEDAL
All finishers will recieve a fantastic finishers medal as they cross the finish line. A great momento of your fantastic effort.
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.
RACE BIB COLLECTION (also River's Gift Merchandise collection point)
There will be three opportunities to collect your bibs at each event. See below for details. Please note: Bibs will arrive at these locations and times at the start time, so please dont ring to collect early as it is not possible.
Thursday February 22 - 5:00pm-6:00pm
Latrobe Health Centre - 291 LaTrobe Terrace, geelong. Bibs and parking at rear of Building
Saturday February 24 - 9:00am-10:00am
Goodlife Health Club - 321-320 High Street Belmont
Sunday February 25 - 7:00am-7:50am
Registration Marquee - Barwon Valley Park - Barabool Rd, Belmont
Junior (6-17yrs), 18-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50 - 59 yrs, 60+ yrs
Special Gold, Solver and Bronze medals will be awarded in each age group 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 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. See course map for locations.
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.
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).