MARATHON

Be a part of one of Regional Victoria’s longest running marathons. This three lap course weaves its way through the natural beauty of the Red Gum forest as it follows the Goulburn and Broken Rivers. You will run along the sealed, shared pathway network and loop back towards the picturesque Victoria Park Lake precinct.

This course is known to be flat and fast so it is ideal for the first time marathon entrant or those looking for a PB. The course holds a IAAF-AIMS certification which will interest anyone wanting to qualify for national or international marathon events.

EVENT INFORMATION

DateSunday 26 August 2018
Distance42.195 kms AIMS certified
Pre race briefing6:50 AM at the start line
Start Time7:00AM
Cut Off TimeNo official cut off time. Course is not fully marshalled after 5.5 hours
Field LimitN/A
Start LineWyndham Street, (adjacent to the Quality Hotel Park Lake)
Finish LineEvent Venue, Victoria Park Lake
Age Limit18 years or older on race day
Online Registration Cut OffWednesday 22 August, 2018 at midnight
Late Minute Registrations Saturday 25 August, 2018 at the event venue from 10am – 3pm

ENTRY FEES AND INCLUSIONS

Sign up early to secure the best pricing.

ENTRY FEETEAMOPENCLOSE
Super Early Bird$70N/A 2 March, 5pm4 March, midnight
Early Bird$80$1205 March15 April, midnight
Regular Entry$90$13516 April29 July, midnight
Late Entry$100$15030 July22 August, midnight
Last Minute$110N/A25 August, 10am25 August, 3pm

*Registration service fee included in entry fee.
*Credit charges of 2.5% not included in entry fee.
*Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time.

Team Entry

  • A Team entry is ideally made up of three people or a minimum of two
  • Teams must comply by running one 14km lap each
  • Each team member will receive an individual time and an overall team time
  • Inclusions are the same as an individual entry
  • Team entries are only available for the full marathon distance
  • A team transition area for the 2nd and 3rd laps will be marked in the event venue

Inclusions

  • Race Entry
  • Race Bib with timing chip
  • Safety pins
  • Race Information Booklet
  • On course hydration and nutrition
  • Optional post-run massage
  • Finishers medal
  • Recovery drinks (juice and water) and fruit

Optional purchase

  • Race bib mailed prior to race day $5 (select this option when entering, no race bibs mailed after 31 July)
  • Race souvenir t-shirt available to purchase through the registration system and collected on race weekend
  • Food and drinks available at the event venue on race day

Entry Fee information

  • The Super Early Bird entry is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged
  • No on day race entries accepted
  • A more detailed refund policy and race waiver is available here

COURSE DESCRIPTION

  1. Start on Wyndham Street, adjacent to the Quality Hotel Parklake
  2. Head south towards the railway line and then turn right, before the railway line, following Fitzjohn Street
  3. After approximately about 1.2km’s you will be directed left onto the sealed pathway heading south where you will run amongst the Red Gums following the Goulburn River
  4. The sealed pathway will take you past the Goulburn and Broken River junction and under the rail bridge
  5. Continue along the path, enjoy the natural surroundings that lead you under the Wyndham Street bridge to Jackson Park
  6. At Jackson Park you will find an aid station and the turnaround point just beyond
  7. Turn and follow the path back to the junction at Fitzjohn Street
  8. Head north along Tom Collins Drive
  9. A marshal will direct you left, run over the suspension bridge following the path you will head west to the river flats
  10. Follow the path through the Red Gum National Park, turn right at the T-intersection and head up onto the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway
  11. After sweeping right and running over Dainton’s Bridge, turn sharp right to loop under the bridge
  12. Follow the path until you rise up the river bank and continue towards the Princess Park levee bank, here you will pass an aid station
  13. Once you’ve complete the levee bank loop, continue along The Boulevard for 100 metres before reaching the northern turn around point
  14. Turn and head back along the same course back to the suspension bridge
  15. You will be directed back towards Victoria Park Lake and left around the lake edge towards the event venue
  16. You will commence your second lap by running South along the east side of the lake
  17. At the South end of the lake you will turn left and head back to the Fitzjohn Street junction and follow the river once more
  18. On your third and final lap you will aim your sights on the finish line in the event venue

AID STATIONS AND TOILETS

Toilets are available on course and in the event venue close to the start/finish line.

Aid Stations will be set up on course at regular intervals and will offer water and energy drink & lollies.

Basic First Aid supplies will be available at all aid stations on course.

  1. Lincoln Drive – aid station
  2. Broken River Drive, Jackson Park – aid station and toilet
  3. Tom Collins Drive, Footbridge – aid station and toilet
  4. Marungi Street, rear of Council building – aid station and toilet
  5. Event Venue, new lap point – aid station and toilet
  6. Eastern side of Victoria Park Lake – public toilets near BBQ area on 2nd & 3rd lap
  7. North End of Victoria Park Lake – public toilet access on 2nd & 3rd lap

PERSONAL DRINKS

  • Personal Drinks are not encouraged but are available by arrangement at two aid stations only, the Broken River Drive and Marungi Street locations.
  • Personal drinks must be a clearly named bottle and placed by the entrant in the buckets provided at the registration marquee on Saturday 10am – 3pm or on Sunday by 6:30am (30 mins before race start)
  • It is the entrants responsibility to find their own bottle at the Personal Drinks Station
  • You must not drop your bottle on course, it must be dropped in a event bin at another aid station or in a bin at the event venue
  • The Personal Drinks service is available to competitors in the full marathon only
  • Race organisers will not be held responsible for lost drink bottles

AGE CATEGORIES

Male and Female age categories available for selection are:

  • 18 - 29

  • 30 - 45

  • 46 - 59

  • 60 +

Minimum age is 18 years on race day

All male and female Age Category winners will receive a certificate recognising their achievement

ELITE ATHLETES

For Elite Athlete assistance contact the Event Manager – info@sheppartonrunningfestival.com.au

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