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McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival 2018
August 5, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival
REGISTRATION & RACE NUMBER COLLECTION
You must pick up your race number, which is in your race pack, at Jezzine Barracks on the Strand between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, 5 August, 2017 (the day before the event).
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Late entries will be accepted but late fees will apply. Late entrees will only be accepted on Saturday, 5 August between 11am and 4pm.
All age categories are taken as age on the day of the event.
Minimum ages apply. Marathon minimum age is 18 years old. Half Marathon minimum age is 15 years old, however conditions do apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 10K Classic minimum age is 15 years old.
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (male and female)
15 – 17, 18 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 –74, 75 plus
Big Person Trophy (marathon only)
over 86kg – weighed in at registration.
5km Junior Fun Run (male and female)
9 – 11, 12 – 13, 14 – 15, 16 – 17 years
5km Walkers and adults are non-competitive
RACE START TIMES AND ASSEMBLY
It is recommended you get to the Race Precinct one hour before your race starts and to the start area at least 15 minutes before race start.
The start line for all races is on Jezzine Way with all races starting toward the Rock Pool.
It is compulsory to wear your race number in your race. A timing device is attached to your number. This device can be checked on a timing mat located at registration on Saturday. Attach your race number with pins provided – do not fold, bend or wrinkle your race number. For identification purposes wear your race number facing forward. We urge you to complete the medical details on the rear of your race number. Race numbers are colour coded per race. You are entitled to keep your race number and timing tag as a souvenir. Many runners are now competing in events in honour or in memory of someone. All race numbers this year have a space to write a name if you wish. Remember no race number means no race time.
A Bag Drop tent will be located near the race assembly area, on the grass in Jezzine Barracks. A tear-off bag identification tag is attached to your race number.
Race briefings will be conducted on registration day. Join our Race Director at 12pm and 2pm on Saturday, 5 August at Race HQ to get the low down on your race.
Early Bird Entry Fee until 31/5/2017. Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Classic entrants are guaranteed a race singlet. 5K Adult, 5K Junior and 2.5K Hero Run entrants are guaranteed a race visor.
Normal Entry Fee 1/6/2017 – 4/8/2017. Sizing cannot be guaranteed for Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Classic, allocations will be in first in, best dressed.
Late Entry Fee 5/8/2017. No singlets/visors guaranteed.
Early Bird registrants in the a forementioned categories will will receive a race singlet/shirt when they collect their race packs on Saturday, 6 August. Normal registrants in these categories will receive a singlet coupon from the Merchandise Stand. Correct sizes are not guaranteed; first-in, best-dressed. Late registrants (those who register on Saturday, 5 August) are not guaranteed.
Portable toilets will be available adjacent to the Race Assembly Area and Bag Drop tents. On course, public toilets are available at the Rock Pool, Strand Park (next to Picnic Bay SLSC), the Waterpark on the Strand, Rowes Bay (opposite Caravan Park) and at 3 Mile Creek.
TRAVEL AND PARKING
Best parking options are in Rowes Bay with access via Howitt Street and in North Ward via Landsborough Street. Marathoners can access early parking in Cook Street prior to 5:30am. There will be limited parking in Isley Street. Course roads will be closed from 5:30am.
Please do not park across drive ways .Allow extra time to travel, park and walk to the event. We suggest you plan to arrive at the event one hour prior to race start to allow plenty of time to secure bags, warm up and get to the assembly area.
There will be designated pedestrian crossing points in Mitchell and Isley Streets for access into the event precinct.
Runners will have to share some areas of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K courses with traffic. Traffic will be controlled by Police and Traffic Controllers. Please obey any Police instructions.
Run on the left hand side of the course or as directed by the race marshals stationed on each corner. The 5K and 2.5K courses are traffic free.
For the safety of our runners the following road closures will be in place on 6 August, 2016.
Animals of any description are not allowed to accompany a competitor.
Personal assistance to any competitor is not allowed.
Jogging strollers and prams are only allowed in the 2.5K Hero Run, starting at the rear.
Roller blades, skates or skate boards are not permitted in any race.
Disputes should be directed to Event Administration within 30 minutes of finishing.
Walkers can enter all races except the Marathon.
St John’s Ambulance and Queensland Ambulance Service will provide medical services. The major medical facility is located near the finish line. St John’s Ambulance also has mobile services around the course. If you have a medical problem on course, advise a marshal (located on each corner) or water stop attendant.
DRINK STOPS (DS1, DS2 ETC)
Drink stops are located at approximately 5km intervals along the course. Drink stops have Special drinks, Powerade electrolyte drink and water (in that order).
Vaseline and sunscreen are located around the course.
Your special drinks can be left at Registration on Saturday, 5 August or up until 5.15am Sunday, 6 August. Please place your drinks – marked with your race number and the Drink Stop (DS) number – in the boxes provided. Drink Stops (DS1, DS2 etc) are marked on the course maps provided.
WATER STOPS (WS1, WS2, ETC)
Water stops are located at every 2.5km (approx.) along the course. These stops are stocked with water only.
Please be mindful of the following points in the interests of safety and a fair go for all competitors:
– The use of iPods and earphones is discouraged: or, if you need music, leave one earpiece out.
– Position yourself on the start line relative to your ability, this makes for a safer and more efficient start for everyone. If you are walking in a race, position yourself at the rear
– Always run on the left hand side of the lane in the direction of travel, this allows faster runners room to pass
– Try not to form a roadblock across the lane
– Do not suddenly change direction or stop, especially at the start
– Do not get frustrated with the lack of speed at the start, take it easy
– Always obey the directions of race officials and emergency services personnel
CUT OFF TIMES
Roads will reopen from 10.30am and runners will be directed onto footpaths in order to finish.
The marathon cut-off time is 12 noon. Official timing and finish chutes will close from 12pm.
PROVISIONAL TIMING AND RESULTS
Provisional results will be displayed on boards near Event Administration during the morning. If you have a query, please direct it to Event Administration.
POWERADE RECOVERY TENT
As you cross the finish line, you’ll be given a finisher’s medallion and ushered into the Powerade Water Tent. Please take refreshment and pass through the tent to ease congestion for incoming runners. Access is restricted once you have passed through.
LAMBERTS RECOVERY AREA
Take your time to recover and refresh with fresh fruit at the Lamberts Recovery area.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
In keeping with tradition, Townsville Road Runners will provide free tea and coffee to all competitors.
If you pull out of an event, advise Event Administration. Wear sun safe clothing that is appropriate for your finishing time. Pay particular attention to hydration.
Massages will be available after the race in the Expo area.
Presentations will begin at the presentation stage from 10.15am
The Townsville Bulletin will publish a results liftout with full results, stories and photos on Monday, 9 August,2016. Online results will also be made available post event at http://www.townsvillerunningfestival.com
The provisional results for each race will be posted on a notice board in the Event Arena as they become available on Sunday morning. Final race results will be posted on the Townsville Running Festival website after the Race and printed in the Townsville Bulletin.