Sunday February 26, 2023 (TBC)
10km Run & 5km Run/Walk
10km - 8:00am
5km - 8:10am
Start Finish Area
Barwon Valley Park, Barrabool Rd Belmont.
Now in its 10th 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.
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.
FREE Marquee Stalls for your business on Event Day!
To help the health and Fitness industry get back on its feet we are 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, then turn up on the day and promote your business or group. Email email@example.com for detials and to book. Limited spots are available.
GET YOUR OWN PERSONALISED RACE BIB!
Personalised bibs will be available to all participants that register before 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 including shoe vouchers from The Running Company, Geelong. 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!
Prize Draw #1 - TBC
Prize Draw #2 - TBC
Prize Draw #3 - TBC
RACE BIB COLLECTION
This year you have the option of having your race bibs posted to you prior to the event. A fee of $6.50 applies to this option. Bibs will be posted on Thursday February 9, 2023. (Postage option not available after Wednesday February 1).
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 23 - 4:30pm-6:00pm
To be confirmed
Sunday March 6 - 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
There will be an additional age group in the 5km event for kids 6-12 years old.
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.
The Presentation Ceremony will take place at approximately 9:30am.
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.
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!
|December 1 - January 7||$40|
|January 8 - February 7||$43|
|February 8 - February 24||$46|
|Race Day Entries||$50|
For all junior entries (under 18) subtract $5 from the above prices
Online Registration Close:
Friday February 24 at 8pm sharp.
Race Day Entries
On the day entries will be taken (cash or card available) on race morning from 7am - 7:50am at the registration marquee.
After February 1, 2023 - NO REFUNDS ISSUED
Before February 1,2023 - Refunds can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If a refund is granted there will be an administration fee of $10.
Registration Marquee - Barwon Valley Park - Barabool Rd, Belmont
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.
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!
Click on button below for 2020 Gartland Property RIVER RUN Results
Click on button below for 2019 Gartland Property RIVER RUN Results
CLick on Button BELOW to View 2018 RIVER RUN Results
PREVIOUS YEARS RESULTS BELOW
Click Button on the Right for 2017 RIVER RUN Results
Click Buton on Right for 2016 Latrobe Health Centre RIVER RUN Results