PRD Realty Tamworth Half Marathon – 21.1km
21.1km race through the centre of Tamworth incorporating the beautiful, historic King George Avenue – proudly sponsored by PRD Realty.
PLEASE NOTE – HEADPHONES AND EARPHONES ARE PROHIBITED DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY Listed below is everything you need to know to ensure you have a great race. Please read thoroughly.
|Date of Event||Sunday 6th August, 2017|
|Entry Fees||Early bird entries to 30th July 2017;
Regular/late fee close 3rd August 2017 at 6pm;
Prices will be subject to a booking fee applied at time of registration
|Recommended Arrival & Parking||7:15am 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. 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||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. Please claim by 11.30am.|
|Marshalling Time||7:45am Your race starts at 8am sharp (due to electronic race timing) Please start congregating on No.1 Oval. Please be prompt.|
|Half Marathon Starts||8am. 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 at 7:30 am to collect your bib number.|
|10km Start Time||8:30am
|5km Start Time||9am|
|Walk 4 km||9am Online rigistration or enter on the day.|
|Dash 4 Cash||Approx. 10:30 at No. 1 Oval, enter on the day.|
|Hydration||Water available approx. at 3km; 8km; 12km; 16km; 19km and Finish|
|Course map||See below|
|Toilets||Located at Start/Finish.|
|Finishers Rewards||There will be complimentary refreshments available post-race.|
|Presentations||Presentation for the 1/2 Marathon, 5km and 10km will commence at approx. 11am in the race precinct near the finish line.|
|Age Categories||18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 plus. There is an age restriction of 18 years. Under special circumstances permission may be granted to Under 18 pending Doctor certificate. Organisers may combine age groups if low numbers.|
|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||At this time of year Tamworth’s weather can fluctuate from cold nights to sunny days (inclement weather not withstanding). Please prepare accordingly.|
|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 preferable that runners collect their race kits on Saturday. N.B. Race kit collection will be available for a brief time on Sunday 7th August 2016 at 7:30am 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.|
|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. For further details please to refer to the participant’s waiver within the entry process.|
|Results||Results will be available as soon as possible on the Tamworthtriclub.com website. You will be able to print off a finisher’s certificate with your recorded time and position.|
|Course Description||When you look at the maps, you will see it is a well-defined course through a picturesque area near the Peel River. So it is flat & fast. Starting from the No.1 Oval, runner’s head out along the pathway alongside the Peel River. They run past Munro’s Mill and across the Peel River. Runners than follow a route through the adjacent sporting fields before joining the levy bank that will take to the pathway along Goonoo Goonoo Road. This Pathway takes the runners back towards the Peel River once they reach the Velodrome they will follow the pathway towards the beautiful tree lined King George v Avenue. Although the oak trees will probably be bare at this time of year, it is soon obvious why the locals recently have fought so hard to gain a Heritage Listing for the 80 year old trees from being cut down to widen the road for development.
A turnaround point is at the end of KG v Ave. Runners will follow the tree lined avenue back to the velodrome, were they will join the pathway which will take them back to Munro’s Mill were they will again crossing the Peel River. They again make their way through the adjacent sporting fields, however this time they will cross the Peel River at the Footbridge returning No. 1 oval were it all started 21.1 km’s ago.