This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to the Lions Save Sight Foundation. Our aim is to promote the sport of running. Participants have the option of a 5km walk or run in conjunction with the Half Marathon. This option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 21.1km is too far. The 5km is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents. Results will be available on the day from the BlueChip Timing’s and the WAMC website. All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finishers medal.
WA Marathon Club 9472 4833
Half Marathon Club Relays : 7.45am (WA Athletics Club Relay competition only)
Half Marathon: 8.00am
WAMC Members Half Marathon
Under 16 or U/18 student*: N/A
Non-Members Half Marathon
Under 16 or U/18 student*: N/A
WAMC Members 5km
All registered participants in the event will be recorded by an electronic timing system on crossing the finish line. Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of the race bib. Do not remove or peel the plastic timing devices from the race bib. Attach the race bib to the front of the body only, by pinning the bib in the holes at the four corners. Please make sure that the race bib is kept flat and not folded or crumpled. The race bib is allocated to the person nominated on the entry form and is non-transferable to another person. The race bib must remain in its issued form.
IF YOU TURN UP WITHOUT YOUR RACE BIB (LOST OR LEFT HOME) THERE WILL BE A $10.00 SURCHARGE TO HAVE ANOTHER RACE BIB ISSUED.
Bib collection will be from the WAMC clubrooms – 1 Camfield Drive, Burswood 6100. Collection will be held on Saturday, August 3 between 11:00am and 2:00pm.
There will be NO registrations taken after 12 noon on Thursday, August 1.
The awards presentation will be held at WAMC Clubrooms at approximately 10.30am
By just finishing the 21.1km or 5km event and attending the awards ceremony, you are eligible to win some fantastic draw prizes. Your attendance (not someone else holding your race number) is necessary to qualify.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Entrants must not take pets on the run. Skateboards, roller-skates/rollerblades or similar devices, are strictly forbidden due to the risk of injury to participants. Be aware we may not have exclusive use of some of the shared paths.
All runners will assemble in the advised start area by foot and obey Police and Officials’ directions whilst awaiting the official start.
To ensure your safety and that of everyone else in the race, the use of headphones or any musical device is strongly discouraged. Any use of headphones is a safety hazard since such use may compromise a participant’s ability to hear critical safety and/or directional instructions, especially instructions that may arise in an emergency situation.
There are no prizes for running prams and we request all those pushing running prams not to be competitive, start from the rear and enjoy the experience. Pushing through runners could lead to injuries.
Dehydration can be potentially lethal, particularly if you overextend yourself in hot and/or humid conditions. However, your body can still overheat even if climatic conditions are only moderate. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to the event and drink early in the event before you become thirsty. Stop to walk or at least slow down at drink stations to allow adequate rehydration. DO NOT compete if you have had diarrhoea within 48 hours prior to the event or are suffering from a viral infection or even feeling unwell.
REMEMBER to also drink plenty of water after the event. If you feel distressed, disorientated, dizzy, or excessively tired, SLOW down or rest for a while. If you do not improve WITHDRAW.