ENTRIES WILL OPEN AUGUST 2024
Sunday November 17
10km - 8:00am
5km - 8:40am
Start/Finish Venue: Footscray Park, Footscray
Field Limit: 1300
FINISHER MEDAL FOR ALL FINISHERS!!
All finishers will receive a medal as they cross the finish line.
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.
EARLY ENTRY PRIZE DRAWS
There will be 3 major prize draws in the lead up to this years event, thanks to The Running Company - Yarraville. All you need to do to be in the draw is have registered before the draw date.
Draw dates are: To be confirmed
PERSONALISED RACE BIBS
Personalised race bibs with your name, nickname or message will be available for all participants who register before October 2. 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 applies to this option. This option is only available to those who register before October 20 and Bibs will be posted on Thursday November 1, 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.
Thursday November 14 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The HIIT Factory Yarraville - 27 Hall St, Yarraville
Sunday November 17 (Race Day) - 7:15am 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 A CAUSE CLOSEST TO YOUR HEART
You can either fundraise for our chosen charity of The Smith Family or one of the 84 other registered charities on our fundraising platform. Just go to https://maribyrnongriverrun23.grassrootz.com/ to start raising funds
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.
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 10km and 5km events. In addition to this the overall male and female winners of the 10km run will recieve an overnight stay at Quest studio appartments.
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.
Trophies and medals will not be awarded in the 2km event.
10km - Anthony Aloisio (32:08) and Vanessa Wilson (35:11)
5km - Brett Ellis (15:01) and Charlotte McShane (17:35)
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 will take place at approximately 9:30am. (please be aware that the presentation ceremony will take place before some participants have completed the run).
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 10:00am. PLEASE ENSURE THERE ARE NO VALUABLE ITEMS LEFT AT THE BAGGAGE HOLDING AREA.
There will be drink stations out on course at approximately every 2.5-3km. You will also recieve a bottle of 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.
The 5km and 2km events are open to walkers. The 10km event is for those who will run/jog all or most of the course.
COURSE RECORDS (all from January 2023)
10km - Thomas Martin (33:23) and Rachel Mcginness (35:30)
5km - Brett Ellis (15:01) and Maddie Orr (19:33)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We do offer free marquee positions at our races to approved businesses or groups. Limited spots are available.
If possible we encourage participants to consider public transport or car pooling to this event. Parking is available but limited.
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.
PREPARATION AND TRAINING
Please ensure you are well hydrated prior to taking on the run and that you have a sufficient level of fitness to be capable of finishing the event in a safe manner.
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 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
|August 18 - September 25
|September 16 - October 31
|November 1 - November 17
|Race Day Entries
Online Registration Close:
Friday November 17 at 8:00pm.
Race Day Entries
Sunday November 19 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.
Refunds will not be issued after October 1.
Refunds can be issued to those who email email@example.com BEFORE October 1. A $10 admin fee will apply.
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
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.
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.