Newcastle Permanent Tamworth Ten – 10km
PLEASE NOTE – HEADPHONES AND EARPHONES ARE PROHIBITED DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES
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|Date of Event||Sunday 6th August, 2017|
|Entry Fees||Early bird entries to 30th July 2017;
Adult $30 and 13- 15 yrs $15.
Regular/late fee closes 3rd August 2017 at 6pm;
Adult $40, 15 yrs & under $20.
Prices will be subject to a booking fee applied at time of registration
|Recommended Arrival & Parking||8am. There will be over 1000 participants on the day, please car pool and arrive early. You can elect to park in Kable Avenue next to No 1 Oval or in Kmart Car Park, access from White Street. If you have not been able to pick up your race kit on Saturday, you will need to be at No.1 Oval at 7:30 am to collect your bib number.|
|Luggage Claim||Drop off from 7:30am. If you have luggage you would like stored while you race, you can leave it, identified with your name & race bib #, at the area provided at No 1 Oval. Any luggage not claimed by 11.30am will be donated to St Vincent de Paul.|
|Marshalling Time||8:15am. Your race starts at 8:30am sharp (due to electronic race timing). Please start congregating on No.1 Oval. Please be prompt. It is important you self-seed. If you are a sub 4.30min pace runner or under 45 minutes finish time , please move to the front.|
|Half Marathon Starts||8am.|
|10km Start Time||8:30am. If you are not able to pick up your race kit on Saturday outside Newcastle Permanent, you will need to be at the No.1 Oval to collect your race kit between 7.30am and 8am.|
|5km Start Time||9am|
|Walk 4 km||9am, Register on the day.|
|Dash 4 Cash||Approx. 10:30, at No. 1 Oval, register on the day.|
|Hydration||Water available at 3km; 8km and Finish|
|Course map||See below|
|Toilets||Located at Start/Finish.|
|Finishers Rewards||There will be complimentary refreshments available post-race.|
|Presentations & Lucky Draw Prizes||Presentation for the 1/2 Marathon, 5km and 10km will commence at 11am in the race precinct near the finish line. Lucky draw will be done during the presentations. For runners to be eligible for lucky draw prizes, you must enter your bib number into the lucky draw prize bucket at the finish line. If your number is drawn and you are not present, you cannot collect a prize and another bib number will be drawn.|
|Age Categories||13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 plus.|
|Category Winners||Overall Female and Male 1st $200 account; 2nd $100 account, 3rd $50 account $25 Cash for winner M & F for each age category.
Participants can enter as many events as they choose, however, will be eligible for just one prize. If they are placed in more than one event then they will be awarded with the prize of the highest value.
|Weather||Overnight Temperature can drop to zero, followed by sunny days. Prepare accordingly. Ideal running conditions.|
|Race Kit Collection||Saturday 5th August 10am to 1pm at the front of Newcastle Permanent Peel Street, Tamworth. If you have not registered and you do not have a race bib, you cannot run on the designated course. It is important that runners collect their race kits on Saturday. NB. Race kit collection will be available for a brief time on Sunday 6th August 2016 between 7:30am-8.00am for out of town runners. There will be no race packs mailed out.|
|Supporters||If you have not registered and you do not have a race bib, you cannot run on the designated course. However, we encourage spectators to cheer on runners and add to atmosphere – especially No 1 Oval Finishing area. FYI Tamworth Markets will be conducted in Peel Street.|
|Medical||Runners should ensure they are fit and healthy enough to complete their chosen course. It is strongly recommended that all competitors have their own personal health insurance, accident or ambulance cover. St John’s ambulance will be on the course and at the race precinct. Race organisers reserve the right to withdraw a runner based on medical grounds.|
|Results||Results will be available on the Tamworthtriclub.com.au website. You will be able to print off a finisher’s certificate with your recorded time and position.|
|Course Description||While times are not strictly comparable because the race is now over a flatter course, Rodney Higgins holds all time race record of 28.15 set in 1993. And some bloke called Daniel Green won the event 3 times in the 1990s. However the most number of wins in the event belongs to the internationally competitive triathlete from Gunnedah, Peter Loveridge, who has won the event 4 times in the past decade. And there has been some karma brought into the event. Unlucky multi runner up in the 1980s, Chris Perry, has had the pleasure of having his son Dominic win the event twice, 2007 & 2011.
And the women have shared in the glory too over the 40 years. Elizabeth Richards holds the all time course record of 35.42, unmatched since being set over the old hilly course in 1977. Local athlete Karen Beattie won the event 4 times in the 1990s and 3 women, Norma Ducker and Mary Murison in the early days and Nikko Siddons in the recent past have won the event 3 times.The 2017 run will start at No. 1 Oval following a simple loop course around the picturesque Peel River.