Race Information

EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020

INFO FOR 2021 BEING UPDATED AS RESTRICTIONS ARE EASED.

What you GET!!

Apart from the opportunity to race in a professionally staged major event in Newcastle, you get the following goodies with your entry:

  1. FINISHER medals!! for everyone who finishers. Distributed in the recovery area.
  2. Souvenir race shirt for everyone entered by March 28, 2021.
  3. Race bib number
  4. Electronic timing with live results. Note we use a reusable chip that you must return in the recovery area. This must be attached to your shoe.

You also get:

  1. One of the most picturesque courses in Australia.
  2. A major traffic control plan to allow use of main roads.
  3. Medical services on site and mobile
  4. Bus transport from the Foreshore to the 10km Start at Bar Beach (after the race)
  5. The best MC's in the business.
  6. Pre and post race communication.
  7. Donations made to local Surf Life Saving Clubs
  8. Regular drink stations.

Certified Marathon and Half Marathon Courses

These certificates as to the correct measurement of the courses have been issues for the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.

Marathon

Half Marathon

Race kit collection and late entries

Please bring photo ID to collect your kits. If collecting for others you need written permission and photo ID for yourself. We suggest Team captains make the pick-up arrangements very clear to avoid collection or non-collection of kits. Due to the scale of the event we suggest you pick up your race kit on Saturday for Sunday’s events.

Saturday 10 April 2021

10am - 4:30pm Market St Lawns opposite Queens Wharf off Wharf Road Newcastle

Sunday 11 April 2021

Race Day !

  1. 10km event: Cook Hill Surf Club, Memorial Drive, Bar Beach from 6.30am. BRING PHOTO ID.
  2. 5km, Marathon and Half Marathon: Market St Lawns opposite Queens Wharf off Wharf Rd Newcastle from 5.30am. BRING PHOTO ID.(Do not park in Wharf Rd)
  3. 2K4FUN: 8.00am until 9.30am at the Market St Lawns opposite Queens Wharf off Wharf Rd.

Timetable:

  • 6.00am Sunday 11 April

    Marathon and relays

  • 7.00am Sunday 11 April

    Half Marathon

  • 7.50am Sunday 11 April

    5km

  • 8.30am Sunday 11 April

    Hill to Harbour 10km

  • 10.00am Sunday 11 April

    Hunter Orthodontics 2K4FUN

On-line entry Fees

Early Bird entries not being offered due to COVID postponements

Normal entries will be applicable 1 Sept 2020- 28 March 2021

Late entries fee apply from 29 March - 8 April 2021 and will not receive a race shirt.

Entries received on race day/weekend will pay an additional $10 late entry fee

Event

Early Bird: Not offered due to postponements

Standard: 1 Sept 2020 – 28 March 2021

Late: 29 March 2021 – 8 April 2021

Marathon 18+

NA

120

140

Marathon 3 Per Relay 14+

NA

170

190

Half Marathon 16+

NA

95

115

10km Adult

NA

65

75

10km Child

NA

55

65

5km Adult

NA

55

65

5km Child

NA

45

55

2K4FUN

NA

35

40

Corporate or Team Entries

If you are wish to pre or post pay for a large number of competitors for your company and or organisation, please contact us and we can provide you an option to allow them to enter without paying and we will send you an account for payment prior to the event.

Contact : paul@hevents.com.au

Race Categories

Adult entrants will automatically be assigned to their respective age categories when entering their date of birth during the entry process. Ages are as on race day. Adult age categories are: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Only children aged 12 years or older can be entered in the 10km run. Children over 8 -11 years can enter the Walk , however all children under 12 years should be accompanied by an adult walker/runner. Strollers are allowable in the walk however should start at the rear of the pack and stay to the left on the break-wall. Children will be entered into following age categories: 8-11(walk only), 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17.

Note: Special consideration will be given to experienced runners under 12 years of age. Please contact us for details on: (02) 4934 8138.

Race Timing

Computer timing chips will be distributed to each competitor. You must wear the chip on your shoe. It must be laced into the shoe. Please remember NO CHIP equals NO RESULT. Interim times will be available live on race time. PLEASE WEAR YOUR RACE BIB (race number) ON YOUR CHEST FOR THE ENTIRE RACE.

Prizes

ALL RUNNERS RECEIVE A FINISHER MEDAL ...IF YOU FINISH!

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all age categories except the 10k walk category (which is a participation only category). Overall Male and Female winners are also awarded Trophies at the stage as soon as possible post race. Due to COVID rules there will be no presentation of Age Category prizes. Age category prizes will be mailed to winners on request. admin@hevents.com.au

Race Presentation

We will review this closer to the event If COVID restrictions still in place there will be no presentation of awards after the race. Overall winners can collect their trophies from the stage, with short photo opportunities incorporating social distancing rules on stage. Category winners will have medals mailed.

We are sorry to say that we must ask you to leave the area as soon as you are recovered.

Left Bag transport/security


  1. For the 10km event starting at Bar Beach, no bag transport is available in 2020 due to COVID risks.
  2. For Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km and 2K4Fun a secure bag area will be provided at the Registration area at Event Registration Tent. These must be placed and collected by the owner. Our concierge will manage, but not touch the bag.

Getting there and Parking

10km event -We are currently reviewing the COVID rules for bus transport. If still in place we will offer a return bus option only. (normally an arrival offer) Therefore we ask people to drive to Bar Beach (using the large car park on the northern end of Bar Bach off Memorial Drive) and we will provide bus transport from the finish on the Foreshore back to Bar Beach.

Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km, 2K4FUN Parking - paid parking will be available at The Argyle St and Bolton St Car Parks, 500m from the site in Newcastle CBD. There is also additional paid parking in the Honeysuckle area off Wright Lane just 400m from the site. DO NOT PARK in Honeysuckle Drive harbour side.

Please do not park in driveways and respect the Sunday sleep-in by keeping noise to a minimum.

10km event Buses from Finish to Start (after event)

We will review this closer to the event. If restrictions are still in place we will offer a return bus option only. (normally an arrival offer) Therefore we ask people to drive to Bar Beach (using the large car park on the northern end of Bar Bach off Memorial Drive) and we will provide bus transport from the finish on the Foreshore back to Bar Beach. Buses will pick up from Customs House from at 9.15am - 11.00am. Please allow time as buses will clean between each trip.

Spectators

WE WILL REVIEW CLOSER TO THE EVENT. IF RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE WE MUST ASK GENERAL SPECTATORS TO NOT COME TO THE EVENT. ONLY ESSENTIAL SUPPORT CREW OR CARERS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE EVENT AREA. EVERYONE MUST SIGN IN!!

Aid Stations - COVID CHANGES

If you can be self sufficient, we recommend this. We will however, offer drink stations using COVID safe practices.

Aid Stations will be situated no more than 3.0km apart. Water and Electrolyte drinks will be available at every station. ONLY bottled water is available at the end. These will all be self serve. Tables will be well spread out and if you are taking a drink please slow sufficiently to take the drink without disturbing the other drinks.

Look out for our vollies from Cooks Hill, Nobbys SLS Clubs. Also 530 runners and Newcastle Flyers.

First Aid

Experienced and qualified medical personnel will be available at the start, on the course and finish Race compound.

Wheel Chair Participants

H Events welcomes all participants, and encourages active participation by all individuals in sports events, our recent experience of congestion along the break-wall of Nobbys, has lead us to the decision to not offer a specific wheel chair category in any of the events. We are happy to look at individual circumstances, and will endeavour to provide a suitably challenging course for competitors with special needs. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns or queries.

Volunteers

The event requires over 120 race crew from local Running, Social and Surf Life Saving Clubs. All organisations will be the recipients of donations or gifts for work with their projects. If you are interested in helping out, contact us at admin@hevents.com.au and we will put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.

Accommodation

If you are looking to stay in Newcastle, check out the link below for great prices at the Holiday Inn Express in Newcastle. Just 2km from the main start line for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km and 2km and 500m from the bus to the 10km start line (at Bar Beach)

Holiday Inn Express Deal

Results

Results will be available live on race day. They will be published on line later that day.

If you wish to know your time on race day, we will have a computer available to view your time.

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