All information on this site will be updated closer to the event date.

Event Date:          

Sunday February 27, 2022

Distances:             

10km Run & 5km Run/Walk

Start Times:         

10km Run          8:00am

5km Run/Walk   8:10am

Start Finish Area  

Barwon Valley Park, Barrabool Rd Belmont.

Now in its 9th year, The River Run - Geelong is one of the regions most popular fun runs and with good reason, as the course takes participants along the beautiful Barwon River path system with single lap 5km and 10km courses. The course is flat and fast, where everyone is welcome from the elite athlete to walkers and pram pushers. 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 photos taken out on course to give you an idea of why this event is so popular.

EVERY FINISHER GETS A FINISHERS MEDAL   river run medal 2019

All finishers will recieve a fantastic finishers medal as they cross the finish line. A great momento of your fantastic effort. (2019 medal pictured)

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 in previous years, the RIVER RUN will continue to support the fantastic work of River's Gift and their pursuits of Stamping Out SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). If you can, please consider making a donation to River’s Gift when registering, or purchase some of their fantastic merchandise. We encourage you to also set up a fundraising page, to do your bit in supporting the incredible work that River’s Gift are doing! It only takes a couple of minutes to set up but can make a huge difference.

Visit https://www.givenow.com.au/riverrun2020 to start fundraising today.

GET YOUR OWN PERSONALISED RACE BIB!  river run bib 2019

Personalised bibs will be available to all participants that register before the February 1. Get your name or message on your bib as a great momento of the day.

EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS

Get your entry in early an go into the draw for some fantastic Prizes. All you need to do is be registered before the dates below and you are in the draw. The earlier you enter, the more prize draws you go into!

Draw dates will be released closer to event date

RACE BIB COLLECTION (also River's Gift Merchandise collection point)

Sunday February 27 - 7:00am-7:50am

Registration Marquee - Barwon Valley Park - Barabool Rd, Belmont

AGE GROUPS

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

There will be an additional age group in the 5km event for kids 6-12 years old.

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.

Trophies will be awarded to Team event winners (male, female and mixed) at both 5k & 10k.

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.

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.

INSURANCE

Participants should note that Public Liability insurance exists for this event, however, it does not cover individual medical and rescue costs. This cost is the responsibility of each individual participant. Therefore it is highly recommended that you Ambulance cover is up to date.

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).

 

 

 

 

All prices below are TOTAL prices paid and include GST and all processing charges. There will be no nasty suprises at the check out!

Boxing day Special (first 100 only)  

    TBC   
Enter before January 7     TBC
Enter before January 31     TBC
Enter before March 5     TBC


For all junior entries (under 18) subtract $5 from the above prices 

Online Registration Close: 

Friday February 25 at 8pm sharp.

Race Day Entries 

On the day entries will be taken (cash or card available) on race morning from 7am - 7:50am.  

REFUND POLICY 

After February 1 - NO REFUNDS ISSUED

Before February 1 - Refunds can be requested by emailing justin@pbevents.com.au. If a refund is granted there will be an administration fee of $7.

RACE BIB COLLECTION (also River's Gift Merchandise collection point)

Sunday March 7 - 7:00am-7:50am

Registration Marquee - Barwon Valley Park - Barabool Rd, Belmont

 

Run image 1

 

Relive 'River Run - 10km Course

10km Course Map (above)

Relive 'River Run - 5km Course'

5km Course Map (above)

River RUn course map 2019

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 do all that they could to form a charity in River’s honour and work tirelessly to build awareness of SIDS and raise vital funds to contribute to scientific research and safe sleep education. To date, 8 years on, River’s Gift have become one of Australia’s two leading SIDS charities and have made a significant impact in helping preserve the lives of young infants in their first 12 months of life.

"River’s Gift feel privileged to again be the partnering charity of the 2019 River Run. We thank PB events for the continued sincere and loyal support and together we’re working together in pursuit of our mission of Stamping 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, River’s Gift will receive generous donations for their assistance on the day. So make sure you purchase a singlet or make a donation to this incredible cause.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? Rivers Gift Singlet

1. Purchase a River's Gift Running Singlet, T-shirt or customised Steigen Running Socks Every cent from the sale of these items goes directly to River's Gift. Singlets (male/female sizes) and t-shirts (unisex sizes) come in a range of sizes – there’s one for everyone! Purchase a singlet, t-shirt or socks as part of your online registration process, or they’ll be available for purchase on race day.

2.Fundraise through the Rivers Gift Fundraising page.

It is extremely easy to set up and you could be amazed at how much you can raise. Remember that every little cent helps!

 
HOW DOES THE RIVER'S GIFT FUNDRAISING PAGE WORK?
  • Click on the River's Gift logo below. (link will be added shortly)

Rivers gift logo

  • Select "Create a crowdraiser" and follow the prompts from there.

 

 

Click on button below for 2020 Gartland Property RIVER RUN Results

Results click here

 

Click on button below for 2019 Gartland Property RIVER RUN Results

Results click here

 

CLick on Button BELOW to View 2018 RIVER RUN Results 

Results click here

 

PREVIOUS YEARS RESULTS BELOW

Click Button on the Right for 2017 RIVER RUN Results

Results click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results click here

 

Click Buton on Right for 2016 Latrobe Health Centre RIVER RUN Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

covid restrictionsFor this year’s River Run Geelong, we will ensure that the event is safe for all participants, volunteers, staff, spectators and the general community. The River Run - Geelong will be undertaken in accordance with the Victoria State Government guidelines for community events – Tier 3 (events under 1000 participants)

Some of the changes to previous years event are listed below. We will work with key stakeholders at all times to ensure the event is safe and compliant. Therefore the conditions below may change at any time.

EVENT LIMIT

  • The field limit for this year’s event will be 900

PRE- EVENT

  • All participants are to be registered prior to the event (at this stage we will not be taking on the day registrations).
  • Registration will be done online where participants will be asked to choose a preferred start time zone.
  • A rolling race start system will be in place to ensure participants can maintain physical distancing at all times. This means, you will be allocated a start time zone, you can start at any time within this 10 minute zone.
  • Physical Distancing of 1.5m apart will be adhered to at all times. Both on course and at the event site.
  • Ground markings will be used to assist with Physical Distancing where lines or ques may occur.
  • Spectators are asked to not enter the event site (start/finish area at Barwon Valley Park), rather spread themselves along the course, maintaining 1.5m physical distancing at all times.
  • Spectators who can not avoid entry to Barwon Valley Park, must scan a QR code upon entry of the event for contact tracing purposes.
  • Race bibs will be posted to participants to reduce crowding at registration. Participants who enter after the postal date, can collect their bib on race morning.
  • To avoid group gatherings, there will be separate pre and post event areas marked out for participants to stand in.
  • Participants will only be able to arrive at the event at a set start time zone. If you arrive a little early, please assemble a suitable distance from the start line to avoid overcrowding.
  • Additional cleaning will take place in areas such as bathrooms and at drink stations and other high contact point areas.
  • Gloves and hand sanitizer will be used will be used at all aid stations.
  • Volunteers/staff will be required to wear masks at all times.
  • A race briefings will be conducted online for participants to read or watch pre-event.
  • The Presentation Ceremony will also be online and awards will be posted out post event.
  • Signage will be used as constant reminders to all involved to adhere to the COVID guidelines.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be prominent and available for all staff, volunteers and participants to use.

POST EVENT

  • All participants are encourage to leave the venue soon after they cross the finish line. If you are using the event as an opportunity to catch up with friends (as we know many do), please leave the immediate finish line area to do so.

We will have both staff and volunteers at the event to ensure all the above measures are enforced. So please be kind to them as they will be trying to keep both yourself and everyone safe.

PB EVENTS COVID-SAFE PLAN 2021

 

For this year’s River Run Geelong, we will ensure that the event is safe for all participants, volunteers, staff, spectators and the general community. The River Run - Geelong will be undertaken in accordance with the Victoria State Government guidelines for community events – Tier 3 (events under 1000 participants)

 

View the latest Government Guidelines HERE

 

Some of the changes to previous years event are listed below. We will work with key stakeholders at all times to ensure the event is safe and compliant. Therefore the conditions below may change at any time.

EVENT LIMIT

·         The field limit for this year’s event will be 900

PRE- EVENT

·         All participants are to be registered prior to the event (at this stage we will not be taking on the day registrations).

 

·         Registration will be done online where participants will be asked to choose a preferred start time zone.

 

·         A rolling race start system will be in place to ensure participants can maintain physical distancing at all times. This means, you will be allocated a start time zone, you can start at any time within this 10 minute zone.

 

·         Physical Distancing of 1.5m apart will be adhered to at all times. Both on course and at the event site.

 

·         Ground markings will be used to assist with Physical Distancing where lines or ques may occur.

 

·         Spectators are asked to not enter the event site (start/finish area at Barwon Valley Park), rather spread themselves along the course, maintaining 1.5m physical distancing at all times.

 

·         Spectators who can not avoid entry to Barwon Valley Park, must scan a QR code upon entry of the event for contact tracing purposes.

 

·         Race bibs will be posted to participants to reduce crowding at registration. Participants who enter after the postal date, can collect their bib on race morning.

 

·         To avoid group gatherings, there will be separate pre and post event areas marked out for participants to stand in.

 

·         Participants will only be able to arrive at the event at a set start time zone. If you arrive a little early, please assemble a suitable distance from the start line to avoid overcrowding.

 

·         Additional cleaning will take place in areas such as bathrooms and at drink stations and other high contact point areas.

 

·         Gloves and hand sanitizer will be used will be used at all aid stations.

 

·         Volunteers/staff will be required to wear masks at all times.

 

·         A race briefings will be conducted online for participants to read or watch pre-event.

 

·         The Presentation Ceremony will also be online and awards will be posted out post event.

 

·         Signage will be used as constant reminders to all involved to adhere to the COVID guidelines.

 

·         Hand sanitiser stations will be prominent and available for all staff, volunteers and participants to use.

 

 

POST EVENT

·         All participants are encourage to leave the venue soon after they cross the finish line. If you are using the event as an opportunity to catch up with friends (as we know many do), please leave the immediate finish line area to do so.

 

We will have both staff and volunteers at the event to ensure all the above measures are enforced. So please be kind to them as they will be trying to keep both yourself and everyone safe.

 

 

 
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