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Date:             

Sunday September 8

Distances:         

21.1km Run          (Field limit - 350)

10km Run             (Field Limit - 700)     

5km Run/Walk       (Field Limit - 300)    

Start Times:       

Half marathon & 10km - 8:00am   

5km - 8:40am   

 

HALF MARATHON - CUT OFF TIME: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Start/Finish Venue:  Footscray Park, Footscray

FINISHER MEDAL FOR ALL FINISHERS!!

All finishers will receive a medal as they cross the finish line. 

INDIVIDUAL CERTIFICATES

You can print off your own personalised Event certificate after the event. These certificates will have your name, distance covered, overall position, age group position and your official finishing time on them. 

PERSONALISED RACE BIBS

Personalised race bibs with your name, nickname or message will be available for all participants who register before August 1. Strict cut off date apply for this feature.

RACE BIB POSTAGE AND COLLECTION 

Particiapnts have the option of having your race bibs posted prior to the event. A fee of $7.50 (per bib) applies to this option. This option is only available to those who register before August 9 and Bibs will be posted on Thursday August 22, 2024. 

Race Bibs will also be available for collection at the following times and locations. Please note that bibs are NOT at these locations at any other time than that shown below.

Sunday September 8 (Race Day) - 7:00am until race start time

Registration Marquee - Footscray Park

ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAMS

Click HERE to view the training plans put together by the best in the business, RunStrong Online Coaching

FUNDRAISE FOR THE SMITH FAMILY

You can either fundraise for our chosen charity of The Smith Family by making a donation through the online registration platform. You can also fundraise for The Smith Family via this link https://events.thesmithfamily.com.au/fundraisers/PBevents

EVENT PHOTOS

Our professional photographers will be both on course and at the finish line snapping away. You will be able to view all photo on the PB Events Facebook page after the event.

AGE GROUPS

8-12yrs (5km event only), 13-17yrs, 18-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60-69 yrs, 70+ yrs.

Trophies will be awarded to winners in each of the 21.1km, 10km and 5km events. 

Category winners and place getters will recieve gold silver and bronze medals.

All category and overall prize winners will be calculated on Gun Time (order of crossing the finish line) not Net time.

COURSE RECORDS

10km - Anthony Aloisio (32:08 - 2023) and Vanessa Wilson (35:11 - 2023)

5km - Brett Ellis (15:01- 2022) and Charlotte McShane (17:35 - 2023)

Half Marathon - All new in 2024! Who will set the benchmark!

EVENT TIMING

All events will be electronically chip timed with timing mats at both the start and finish to guarentee accurate race results and times. Results can be accessed on this website within a couple of minutes of you crossing the finish line on race day.

PRESENTATION CEREMONY

Presentation Ceremony will take place at approximately 9:30am. (please be aware that the presentation ceremony will take place before some participants have completed the run).

BAG STORAGE

There will be a secure (staffed) baggage holding area at the event site. The baggage holding area will be open from 7:30am and will close at 11:00am. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO VALUABLE ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAGGAGE HOLDING AREA.

DRINK STATIONS

There will be drink stations out on course at approximately every 2.5-3km. You will also recieve water at the finish line.

PRAMS and WHEELCHAIRS

An asphalt path makes the course pram and wheelchair friendly. For safety at the start line, if you are a pram pusher, please make your way to the rear of each start wave.

WALKERS

The 5km event is open to walkers. The Half marathon and 10km event is for those who will run/jog all or most of the course. All participants must complete the course within 3 hours. 

EVENT VILLAGE

There will be heaps to do both before and after your run/walk on event day. Health and Fitness related stalls, food and drinks, kids activities and more. Any businesses that would like to get involved and have a marquee/stall on race day, please email justin@pbevents.com.au. We do offer free marquee positions at our races to approved businesses or groups. Limited spots are available.

PARKING

If possible we encourage participants to consider public transport or car pooling to this event. Parking is available but limited.

INSURANCE

Participants should note that Public Liability insurance exists for this event, however, it does no 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.

PETS 

We are happy for spectators to bring pets, however, no dogs or other pet will be able to be with participants on course. Large number of participant running in confined spaces means dogs on leads are a major safety (tripping) hazard.

IPODS/HEADPHONES

Ipods are allowed, however please play at a volume that does not disturb other runners and a volume you are able to hear course marshals instructions


register HERE

May 1 - June 10

Distance Price  
5km Run/Walk          $40
10km Run $45

Half Marathon

$80

 

June 11 - July 8

Distance Price  
5km Run/Walk          $43
10km Run $48

Half Marathon

$85

 

July 9 - August 19

Distance Price  
5km Run/Walk          $48
10km Run $53

Half Marathon

$90

 

August 20 - September 6

Distance Price  
5km Run/Walk          $50
10km Run $55

Half Marathon

$95

 

Race Day Entries (if Available)

Distance Price  
5km Run/Walk          $55
10km Run $60

Half Marathon

$100

Online Registration Close: 

Friday September 6 at 7:00pm.

Race Day Entries (If field limits are not met)

Sunday September 8 from 7:00am until 10 minutes before your distance start time.   

Entries will be taken on the day of the event, 

We will accept both CASH and CARD Race day entries.      

 

REFUND POLICY

Refunds will not be issued after August 1. 

Refunds can be issued to those who email justin@pbevents.com.au BEFORE August 1.

A $10 admin fee will apply.  

 

 

Half Marathon (Disregard date on clip)

Half Marathon

10km (Disregard date on Clip)

10km

5km (Disregard date on Clip)

Relive '5km'

Half marathon course map

10km run

5km map

 

PB Events has teamed up with the premiere Online training platform, Run Strong Online coaching to provide all the support you need to reach that next PB this season.

Below are beginner and intermediate programs developed by their expert team, which is Victorian based and includes several coaches that have represented Australia at both Olympic and World Campionship level.

If you require more specific support or you are past the intermediate level, please reach out to the team at www.runstrongonlinecoaching.com.au  

5km beginner

10km beginner

5km intermediate

10km Intermediate

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE SMITH FAMILY?

 The Smith Family, believes that education is one of the world’s most powerful change agents. That is why they focus on helping young Australians to overcome educational inequality caused by poverty. The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program provides emotional, practical and financial support to help disadvantaged children and young people with their education. Their support starts in the early years of learning development and continues through primary and high school. Their programs help build skills, knowledge, motivation, self-belief and a network of positive relationships with parents, peers and significant others. This support increases a young person’s likelihood of remaining engaged with school, completing Year 12 and developing realistic and informed study and career pathways for life beyond the school gate.

We are proud to support The Smith Family and encourage you to set up a fundraising page today! The funds you raise will help Australian children living in need to succeed at school so that they can create a better future for themselves.

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HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Create your fundraising page for The Smith Family via the following link and click “Start Fundraising”: Maribyrnong River Run 2022 (grassrootz.com)

Our target fundraising goal for the Maribyrnong River Run is $5000, any support is welcome as every cent counts towards changing the lives of Australian children experiencing disadvantage.

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For results from the 2023 November edition, click below

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For official results from the 2023 evnt please click below.

Results click here

 
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