General Event Notes:
Event start times, presentation times, course descriptions, course maps, elevations profiles, photo and video are available on each specific "Event" page above.
Race packs will be sent out initially in mid-January after early bird entries have closed. Entries after this time will have their race kit posted out progressively.If you have not received your race pack by mail within 7 days of being notified of it having been sent please contact us.
You may like to pick up your race packs or register on Saturday 23rd February. You are welcome to join us at Kennel and Obedience Clubrooms at the Start / Finish area at the rear of the Showgrounds to do so between 12:00pm and 4:00pm.
If you choose to collect a pre-paid bib on the morning of the event, please ensure that you arrive at least 1 hour prior to your race start as pre-registration ceases 1/4 hr prior to the event time start.
ENTRY ON THE DAY
Entries will be accepted on the day. Please allow extra time for registration. Entry on the day fees are a little more expensive than the early registration costs. Refer to entry page for more details.
Space will be set aside as a baggage area right near the start and finish at the event headquarters building (Wangaratta Kennel Clubrooms). A ticket will be given to those storing their bags which will need to be presented post event to collect your bags. Use of this service is included in your event entry fee.
Pre-entrants who have received their race bibs prior to event day need NOT register or check in on the day. Simply attend the start line at the scheduled time. Refer to the program for times and details.
Water will be available for entrants pre-race. Other event supplied food and beverage items will be available to entrants after their event.
Aid stations will be set-up on course at regular intervals. Refer to the individual event pages for location details. There will be a minimum of one aid station for 2km and 5km entrants and a minimum of three aid stations for 10km entrants. These aid stations will include TORQ energy sports drink and water.
Additional Marathon and Half Marathon aid stations will be established at distances a MAXIMUM of 3.0km apart. These aid stations will includeTORQ energy sports drink, water and lollies (ie snakes or jelly beans or similar).
At the ~15km aid station a TORQ gel will be available for marathon & HM entrants.
At the ~36km aid station an additional TORQ gel will be available for marathon entrants.
Toilets are available at the Start / Finish (5m from course), Apex Park (50m from course) and Bachelors Green (50m from course). This equates to (for marathon entrants) 0.0km, 2.7km, 14.0km, 21.1km, 23.5km, 35.0km, 42.2km.
iPODS / iPHONES / MP3
Personal music devices ARE allowed. However we request that you don't start these until after the pre-event briefing and that they are kept at a volume that only you can hear.
Animals such as dogs are not allowed to accompany entrants in any event. The exception of course is Guide Dogs.
WHEELS / MOTORS & OTHER TOYS
Bicycles, skatboards, rollerblades and similiar devices / vehicles whether motorised or not are prohibited from use by entrants. Any other toys, signs, placards, unusual clothing etc. that may unreasonably offend or inhibit other competitors will also be banned.
Prams are absolutely, completely and total encouraged! Where possible the use of single width prams is prefered as the course can be narrow in places. We request that people with prams do not walk or run beside each other unless passing and keep to the edge of the course.
Once you go through the finish your bib number will be electronically recorded. A video will also record your finish to cover against any timing chip mis-reads. Please ensure that your bib number is clearly visible on the front of your clothing.
Failure to have bib displayed may result in a 'did not finish' (DNF) being recorded.
Refreshments will be provided to all entrants post race. These will include jam sandwiches, fruit, lollies, water and cordial. Event bib must be worn to access the refreshments area. Other food and drinks will also be available for purchase for non entrants or entrants who prefer something different.
Basic showers are available on-site after events. Anybody wishing to use these will need to bring their own towels and / or toletry supplies.
If you need to withdraw from any event please inform a volunteer at the nearest aid station or make contact with race administration by phone at your next opportunity (phone details supplied in event information pack).
- From Albury / Wodonga: Take first Wangaratta exit off Hume freeway. Follow main road into Wangaratta and turn right at first traffic lights. Turn right at Green Street roundabout. Follow Green Street and continue through sweeping left hand bend. Turn right into Schilling Drive about 500m after left hand sweeping bend.
- From Melbourne: Take first Wangaratta Exit off Hume freeway. Follow main road into Wangaratta and turn left at second traffic lights. Continue over train line and take right-hand option after cresting the overpass (Green Street). Follow Green Street to the end and continue around a sweeping left hand bend. Turn right into Schilling Drive about 500m after the sweeping bend.
- From Yarrawonga: Follow main Wangaratta-Yarrawonga Road past the golfclub and into the urban area of Wangaratta. Shortly after the High School (which is on your right) turn left into Schilling Drive.
LOCATION MAP (to car park area)
View Larger Map
START & FINISH AREA
Course accuray is critical. Simple. The course has been measured using the IAAF guidelines for road course measurment procedures. This has included:
1 - Building a calibration course (measured independantly each direction with a variation in measurement of 1.3cm over 336m+),
2 - Calibration was undertaken noting the time and temperature and correction factors have been included for this (12.5 degrees at time for a noted calibration course length adjustment of approx 2cm),
3 - Calibration of the bicycle on this course (resulting in 4 x Jones Counter counts all within 1 "click" of each other),
4 - Actual measurement of the course and reverse measurements (comparisons ranging for 2 "clicks" variation on a 350m section to an error of just 1 "click" on a 960m section)
5 - Final measure has the short course prevention factor (SCPF) built in, meaning every km is measured at 1001m.
7 - Further details of the process used available by contacting us.
8 - Reference to the formal process is available on the IAAF website (note this LINK is nearly 7mb).
An RFID tag will be attached to entrant race bibs (except 2km parents & carers). All tags will become active when each event starts and will be "read" by a decoder as entrants cross the finish line. A video will also be in place to protect against mis-reads or any other issues that may arise at the finish. The finish line is in the same place for all events, however start lines vary in their placement. As a result all entrants will receive a "gun" time only.