- Last Updated on 31 August 2012
Hills to Henley River Run
Sunday 29th July
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The 30 km course starts at Athelstone primary school, heading towards the hills briefly, before crossing the Torrens River and heading west towards the coast. 15 km runners begin at Elder Park and join the 30 km course after running east on the southern river bank, and crossing over at the University of Adelaide footbridge. The 15 km start is at the Adelaide Rowing Club, on the banks of the Torrens Lake at adjacent to the convention centre. This venue provides an ideal vantage point from the balcony for those wishing to hang around and have a hot drink while watching the start of the 15 km, or the 30 km runners pass by on the opposite bank.
7 km entrants start at Nazareth Catholic Secondary College at Flinders Park and join the 30 km course immediately. Parking is available at the school, and runners assemble in a sheltered courtyard which opens at the rear directly onto the linear park trail.
The Henley Beach sailing club has on-site parking and a large covered area upstairs with a balcony so finishers, friends and family can view runners once they cross the Torrens for the final time and cross the finish-line. Change-rooms and showers are available, but access to the upstairs area will be through the external stairs at the beach-front.
RANDOM PRIZE DRAW
Random prize draw of 3 x $100 Athelete's Foot voucher. To enter the draw, simply return your race bib to the relevant box located near the finish-line.
Drink stations will be open early for 30 km walkers
Course marshals and portable signage will be placed along the course. Signage will comprise markers counting down kilometres to go (the 3 events use a common course), toilets, changes of direction where there is no marshal and Runner Warning signs at points where it is necessary to warn other users of the presence of runners and walkers. Yellow Chalk marks will be placed along the course a week prior to the event to supplement these and will be identifiable as stencilled arrows and the SARRC logo.
A lead cyclist for each event, and 3 patrol cyclists will be moving back and forth along the course to ensure that it is not blocked and to call Race Control for assistance if that is required. Sports trainers will be available at the finish, but will have limited access to the course. Entrants needing assistance or wishing to withdraw should stop at the nearest drink station, if possible, as these can be accessed by vehicles. The course will be progressively closed at the rate of 8:30 per km from the 30km run start of 8 am. Drink stations and course marshals will be withdrawn at this rate.
The trail cyclist will travel along the course to collect signage and assist entrants who have fallen behind this rate. Entrants who cannot maintain this time will be required to withdraw from the event and will be able to wait at the next drink station for transport back to the finish line.
HOW TO ENTER:
NO LATE ENTRIES ON RACE DAY. There will be no provision for late entries, or changing of events on race day.
RACE BIBS WILL BE POSTED TO ALL ENTRANTS. Bibs will be posted until the last mail-out on Monday 23rd July.
AGE LIMIT – 30 KM RUN & WALK. All entrants in these events must be aged 18 years and over.
EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES
(Entries received by 10th July
(Received from 11th July)
|30km Walkers||7.00am||7km $12||7km $17|
|15km $20||15km $25|
|15km Walk/Run||9.00am||30km $30||30km $35|
|7km Walk/Run||10.00am||NON MEMBER||NON MEMBER|
|7km $22||7km $27|
|15km $30||15km $35|
|30km $40||30km $45|
PRESENTATIONS AT 11am
RACE STARTING TIMES & LOCATIONS
30 km from Athelstone Primary School, Brookside Rd, Athelstone Walkers start at 7.00 am Runners at 8.00 am
15 km from Elder Park, near the Festival Centre Walkers and runners start at 9.00 am Runners to sign-in and assemble at the Adelaide Rowing Club, adjacent to the convention centre on the southern bank of the Torrens Lake. Toilets and change-rooms will be available here.
7 km from Nazareth Catholic Secondary College, Hartley Road, Flinders Park Walkers and runners start at 10.00am Parking is accessed from Hartley Road and the assembly/sign-in area is in the courtyard adjacent the carpark. This area is sheltered and has ample toilet facilities.
GEAR A Gear truck will be located at race starts at least 15 minutes prior to start time and available for collection at the finish line from 10:15 am.
BUSES TO RACE STARTS
Bus seats are guaranteed for those who purchase seats by Monday 23rd July.
Bookings after July 23rd will depend upon seats available. Bus bookings are $10.
Buses depart from Henley Sailing Club car park to these race starts at:- 5:45 am 30 km walkers; 6:45 am 30 km runners; 7:45 am 15 km runners and walkers. 9:30 am 7 km runners and walkers.
No bus tickets will be issued, names must be given to the bus marshal before boarding the busses.
FEATURES: - Off street parking @ Henley Sailing Club and nearby - Trophies / Medals for 1st – 3rd runners and 1st walkers - Random draw prizes - Police traffic control at Athelstone - Water stations approximately every 5 km - Fruit from Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers - Kilometre markers & course signs - All Natural Bakery food bars - Nippy’s Orange Juice packs - Presentation of awards at 11 am
Drink stations will be open early for 30 km walkers
The course will be well marked with temporary markings (distance remaining and directional arrows) in yellow spray-chalk these will be placed on the course 2 weeks prior to the event. Course marshals and some portable signage will also be placed along the course. Please be advised that the exact number of Marshals is dependent on volunteer availability, and portable signs can be tampered with. All participants are advised to familiarise themselves with the route beforehand, and if in doubt the most reliable guide will be the spray-chalk markings.
Drink stations will be supplied at ~ 5km intervals, although the exact location is determined by ease of access to the linear park trail.
Signage will comprise some distance markers counting down kilometres to go (the 3 events use a common course), toilets, changes of direction (where this is difficult to mark, or attend with a marshal as outlined above) and Runner Warning signs at points where it is necessary to warn other users of the linear park trail.
Several patrol cyclists will be travelling up and down the course, primarily to provide early warning of incidents and injured runners. Sports trainers will be available at the finish, but will have limited access to the course. Entrants needing assistance or wishing to withdraw should stop at the nearest drink station, if possible, as these can be accessed by vehicles.
The course will be progressively closed at the rate of 8:30 per km from the 30km run start of 8 am. Drink stations and course marshals will be withdrawn at this rate. A trail cyclist will travel along the course to collect signage and assist entrants who have fallen behind this rate. Entrants who cannot maintain this time will be required to withdraw from the event and will be able to wait at the next drink station for transport back to the finish line.
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Details and entry form coming soon