Find detail here about How to Enter, Bib and Timing Chip collection, Race and Briefing Times, Entry Transfer, Categories and Prizes, Facilities, Race Location, FAQs about the event and some Runner Etiquette tips. If there’s something you can’t find here, please feel free to contact us.
How to Enter
Entry for this event is online only. Enter here.
Entries close at midnight, Wednesday 22nd November 2017 (the Wednesday before the race), or when the entry cut off point is reached (1,000 runners per event) – whichever comes first.
We will keep you informed about how entries are tracking on our Facebook site.
No entries will be accepted on the day.
Bib and Timing Chip collection
Bibs and Timing Chips can be collected on Saturday, 25th November 2017 between 12:00pm and 4:00pm from Mingara One Fitness Centre, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi or on Race Day at Memorial Park from 5:30am.
Once you’ve submitted you’re online entry, an E-ticket will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in your entry. Your E-ticket must be provided for bib collection. If you do not receive an e-ticket (e.g. if you do not provide a valid email address), please contact us and we’ll look into it for you.
If collecting a race bib for someone else, you must present their e-ticket and written authorisation from them.
The electronic timing chip is attached to you Race Bib. You do not need to return your timing chip/bib.
Race and Briefing times
The races commence at:
- Half Marathon – 7:00am
- 10km Fun Run – 7:45am
The races start from under The Entrance Bridge, and finish under the Finish Banner at the Memorial Park, The Entrance.
Briefings for each race will be held 15 mins prior to each race. The briefings will be held at the Memorial Park stage before heading to the start line.
Please ensure you’re at the venue in time for the runner briefing sessions. If you are not at the Start Area (under The Entrance Bridge) within 10 minutes after the gun is fired, organisers may stop you from starting the race. If you need to pick up your bib on race day, you can do so from 5:30am.
You may transfer your entry between races, or transfer your entry to another runner. Transfers are only valid for the year of the Event.
Prior to Saturday 25th November, you may transfer your entry by emailing email@example.com
Alternatively, you can transfer your entry at the race bib collection points, either on Saturday 25th November at Mingara One between 12:00pm and 4:00pm, or on Race Day at the Registration marquee from 5:30am.
A fee difference must be paid if changing from the 10km Fun Run to the Half Marathon event. There is no refund for changing from the Half Marathon to the 10km Fun Run.
Can you help me find someone to transfer my ticket to?
While we can’t put you in direct contact with someone, we can suggest that you use our Facebook page to let people know you have a ticket available. People also often have success in advertising to their friends, family or work colleagues, or by using other running related forums.
Categories and Prizes
All runners that complete the course will receive a Finishers medal. This applies to both Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run competitors. Certificates will also be available for download from this website at the completion of the event.
If you are unable to collect your prize/trophy on the day, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection.
Entry fee $55 for 15yrs and over only. Click here to enter.
Half Marathon Prizes
1st – $500 and medallion (male & female)
2nd – $350 and medallion (male & female)
3rd – $200 and medallion (male & female)
The first Male & Female in each of the following age categories receive a trophy:
15–19yrs, 20–29yrs, 30–39yrs, 40–49yrs, 50–59yrs, 60–69yrs, 70+
10km Fun Run
Entry fee $40 for adults, $15 entry fee for 14yrs and under, $100 entry fee for a family (2 adults, 2 children – 14yrs and under). Click here to enter.
10km Fun Run Prizes
1st – $300 and trophy (male & female)
2nd – $150 and trophy (male & female)
3rd – $100 and trophy (male & female)
The first Male & Female in each of the following age categories receives a trophy:
14yrs and under, 15–19yrs, 20–29yrs, 30–39yrs, 40–49yrs, 50–59yrs, 60–69yrs, 70+
Toilets – Toilets are available at Memorial Park, the start line as well as along the course.
Gear Storage – Limited storage of gear is available on the day courtesy of the Central Coast Hash House Harriers. Please visit the Gear Storage table when you arrive at the venue to arrange storage. You must produce your Race Bib to collect your gear at the completion of the race.
Food and Beverages – A BBQ/Sausage Sizzle will be run at the event by the Cancer Council. There are also many cafes and restaurants located around the start area at The Entrance. There will be water stops along the race course as well as water supplied at the completion of the race.
Medical Assistance – NSW Ambulance will be available on the day at the Memorial Park should there be an emergency. First aid officers, courtesy of Killarney Vale AFL Club, will also be positioned along the course and on call for the duration of the event. There is an abundance of volunteers stationed along the course to assist you should you get into any difficulties or require assistance in any way. The medical assistance provided is intended for emergency incidents occurring on the day.
Parking – There is parking close to the Memorial Park at The Entrance. There is parking available along adjacent streets, a car park on the waterfront and there is also a parking station located on Coral Street at The Entrance. All parking at The Entrance is free.
Presentations – Presentations will be held after the event from approximately 9:30am at the Memorial Park. We hope all runners are back by this time, but we may have to start regardless.
The event is based at Memorial Park, Marine Parade, The Entrance.
The event is an ‘out and back’ race so you start and finish around the same area which means there’s no need for transfers between start/finish points.
Click Here for detailed instructions on how to get to the Memorial Park, The Entrance.
Can I enter on the day?
No entries will be accepted on the day. You must enter online. Entries close midnight, Wednesday 22nd November 2017, or when the event reaches capacity (1,000 runners per race) – whichever comes first.
I’ve heard that I can run for free. What do I have to do?
Go to our Charity Partner page for more information about our ‘Run For Free’ promotion.
Is there a maximum number of runners in each event?
There is a cut off limit of 1,000 entries for the Half Marathon and 1,000 entries for the 10km Fun Run. Entries will be closed once this number has been reached. Enter now to assure yourself of a spot.
Is there a cut off time for the Half Marathon and 10k Fun Run?
YES! The course is held on a public access cycle path. This path will be re-opened to the public from 10:00am. This is the cut-off time for both events.
Will I receive a Finishers medal?
YES! All runners that complete the course will receive a finishers medal. This applies to all competitors.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Runners may download a certificate of completion from this website at the completion of the race.
What happens if I receive a prize, but can’t stay around for the presentation to collect it?
If you’re unable to stay for the presentation to collect your prize, you should e-mail us at email@example.com after the event to arrange collection.
Can I walk in the Half Marathon?
Walking the Half Marathon is discouraged, however should you wish to walk the event, you MUST position yourself towards the end of the start field so faster participants are not impeded and you should be courteous to your fellow participants at all times. Please be mindful that presentations will be made at 9:30am, and the course to be re-opened to the public from 10:00am.
Can I walk in the 10km Fun Run?
You can walk in the 10km Fun Run, however you position yourself within the start field relative to your ability to ensure faster participants are not impeded. Please be mindful that presentations will be made at 9:30am, and the course will be reopened to the public from 10:00am.
Unfortunately there will be no Wheelchair Race this year. If you are considering entering the 10k event, please start at the back of the field, along with walkers and entrants with prams. Please be mindful that presentations will be made at 9:30am, and the course will be reopened to the public from 10:00am.
Can I ride my bike, or have someone ride alongside me while I run?
No! Cycling, roller blading, skating, skipping and Nordic pole walking are not permitted in this event.
Can I run with my dog?
NO! Animals of any kind are allowed in this event.
Are the courses certified?
The courses are officially certified by Dave Cundy from “Cundy Sport Marketing”.
Are the courses flat?
YES. Both events are fast and flat with traditionally great running conditions and amazing scenery.
Will there be water and refreshment stations?
There will be four (4) water stations for the Fun Run participants and eight (8) water stations for the Half Marathon Runners.
Are there toilets along the course?
Toilets are available at the start/finish and along the course.
What happens when I finish the race?
You will finish at the Memorial Park, The Entrance in time for the presentation ceremony which will commence at approximately 9:30 am.
Is there anything to do post-recovery?
A presentation will be held after the Event. The presentation will be held at approximately 9:30am where prize money and trophies will be awarded to all place getters. The Entrance is a tourist mecca, with cafes, restaurants, The Entrance Hotel, as well as many gift and specialty shops within walking distance of the Memorial Park. After the Event treat yourself and enjoy the relaxed charm of The Entrance for the afternoon before heading home after a terrific day’s running!
Where can I purchase the official photographs?
In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all participants, competitors should be mindful of the following race etiquette:
- Our event is a “Bare Event” – that means that ipods or similar devices are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. This is because of the configuration of our course and concern for the safety of all our participants
- Prams/strollers and wheelchairs are discouraged as the course is limited in width. However, participants wishing to enter prams or wheelchairs MUST position themselves at the back of the field
- Position yourself within the start field relative to your ability and your goal time so that faster participants are not impeded
- KEEP TO THE LEFT of the course to allow people to pass on the right
- Do not stop or change directions suddenly
- Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times
- Always follow the directions of all race officials and emergency service personnel
- Runners may be asked to leave the course by race officials or police if necessary