Details below are for the 2024 event, details for the 2025 event will be updated soon.

Event Date:          

Sunday March 2, 2025

Distances:             

10km Run & 5km Run/Walk

Start Times: 

10km - 8:00am

5km   - 8:10am 

Start Finish Area  

Barwon Valley Park, Barabool Rd, Belmont 

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 MEDAL   

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

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. 

You can also purchase one of these new design River's Gift T-shirts for just $35 through registration or on race day. 

FREE Marquee Stalls for your business on Event Day!

We are again offering FREE marquee stalls to businesses or groups on Race day. We will provide a 3mx3m marquee and signage on the front. You just book a spot before February 1, then turn up on the day and promote your business or group. Limited spots available. Email justin@pbevents.com.au for detials and to book. 

GET YOUR OWN PERSONALISED RACE BIB!  

Personalised bibs will be available to all participants that register before January 20. Get your name or message on your bib as a great momento of the day.

HUGE PRIZE DRAW GIVEAWAY - FEBRUARY 20

On Thursday February 20, the Running Company Geelong HUGE prize draw giveaway will take place. Details of prize givaways will be available soon.

RACE BIB COLLECTION 

This year you have the option of having your race bibs posted to you prior to the event. A fee of $7.50 applies to this option. Bibs will be posted on Thursday February 13, 2025. (Postage option not available after January 22).

River's Gift Merchandise will NOT be posted. It can be collected at the times below.

Bibs can also be collected in person at the times and locations below.

Thursday February 27 -  4:30pm-6:00pm

The HIIT Factory Geelong - 151 Pakington St

Sunday March 2 - 7:00am-7:50am

Registration Marquee - Barwon Valley Park - Barabool Rd, Belmont

AGE GROUPS

Kids - 5k only (7-12 yrs), Junior (13-17yrs), 18-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50 - 59 yrs, 60-69 yrs, 70+ yrs

Special Gold, Silver 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.

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

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

DRINKS AND FIRST AID

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).

 

 

 

 

This years Gartland RIVER RUN has SOLD OUT.

We WILL NOT be taking any more online or on the day entries.

 

 

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. 

Rivers gift logo

  • Select "Start Fundraising" and follow the prompts from there.

 

 

River Results 2024

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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  

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10km beginner

5km intermediate

10km Intermediate