MARYSVILLE MARATHON - 10th November 2019
Information for Participants
Race Director, Brett Saxon from Trailsplus, on behalf of Race Patron, Dr Lachlan Fraser, welcomes you to the 11th annual Marysville Marathon Festival. Thank you for showing your support for the Marysville community recovery. The committee would like to acknowledge the support of all our sponsors, in particular, the RACV who have embraced the spirit of the event, and provided their assistance in staging the event from 2009 – 2017, we are sorry that we wont have the RACV on board from our 10th edition, however a great opportunity exists for a new naming rights sponsor to join us as we continue to serve and support the community. Thank you also to the committee for all their hard work and support. Please read the following information to ensure your safety and enjoyment.
(URGENT) Please advise if coming via the booking link HERE The pre event a dinner on the Saturday night for all competitors, volunteers and supporters and their families. This social event has been an enjoyable start to race proceedings. This year, the dinner will be held at Camp Marysville,”OEG Outdoor Education Group”, On Buxton Marysville Road in Marysville Opposite the Gold Club. Numbers are limited to 200, so get in quick to avoid disappointment. (The food selection and quantity was out of this world, seriously better value than anything we have done before) During your registration you have the opportunity buy a ticket or yo can pay at the door, NO EFTPOS but yo must let us know early
Time: approx. (arrival 6pm-6:30pm) -( depart 8:30pm Menu TBA buffet style, pasta, chicken, vegetarian, vegan, deserts )
More than you can eat and seriously good.
Race Pack Collection
In keeping with our #goinggreener policy we are no longer providing race packs with printed material that so often ends up in landfill, we will be focusing on providing offers from our sponsors via electronic communications before and after the event. Your race pack this year is mainly your race bib and merchandise ordered and any sponsor product that is donated, i.e food bar, water, fruit, and these, can be collected from the Community Centre at Gallipoli Park at the following times:
|Saturday 9th November||2pm – 4pm|
|Sunday 10th November||from 6:15am|
There will be no mail outs of race numbers or tee shirts before the event.
Change of Event
You can change events on the morning but you must collect a new race number for your new event. For upgrading, the fee is the difference between your old and new events (late fee schedule). For downgrading, the fee is $20 for administration costs.
Your Entry is Your Entry
We take our runners safety seriously. We ask during the entry process for you to agree to waivers, so you understand what you are taking on, we ask that you accept terms and conditions. Along with this we have strict requirements under our risk management and insurance that the person running under the allocated bib, is the person who entered and agreed to all the conditions of entry. You must not under any circumstances allow another person to use your race number. Please refer to our refund and cancellation policy for more details.
We have had circumstances where we have had to locate a missing runner that was not the runner belonging to the race bib, and contacting their next of kin to advise of injury, but we were advising the wrong person, we have had males wear female bibs and be called to the podium. These are just some of the reasons you can not let another person run under your bib and name.
Race Bibs & Timing
An electronic timing system which uses two chips attached to the back of your race bib is used at the finish line. It is extremely important that your race number is worn clearly on the front of your chest. If it is on the side of your shorts or your back and not visible to timing officials you may not receive a finish time. Once you cross the finish line, a volunteer will collect your timing chip and you will be ushered to an area for runner refreshment. We ask that runners don’t congest the finish line area. TIMING CHIPS MUST BE RETURNED or a $20 fee will be charged.
Race Start Times
|42km||Neil McKern Marathon||8am|
Event Briefing Times
Briefing for each event will take place 15 mins before start time.
Registration for each event begins 1 hour before the race start. Please allow plenty of time to collect your race bib and be at your briefing 15 minutes prior to the event.
Long Course Cut Off Times
The Falls Rd must be re-opened to public traffic at 2pm. Therefore, a cutoff time of 1pm will be applied to all 50k, 42k and 21k runners as they pass through Gallipoli Park before heading out to Steavenson Falls to complete the final 10km of their event. This equates to:
½ Marathon Start 09:00 Cut off at 11km = 12:00pm, easy 3hrs to do 11km
Marathon Start 08:00 Cut Off at 28km Gallipoli Park = 1:00pm, 5hrs
Marathon Start 08:00 Cut Off at 32km = Lookout = 2:00pm, or 6hrs
Ultra Start 07:00 Cut Off at 35km = Gallipoli Park = 1:00pm, 6hrs
Ultra Start 07:00 Cut Off at 40km = Lookout =2:00pm, 7hrs for 40km
Anyone with any concerns about these times should contact the race director. The possibility of an early start may be available, early starts are only considered for slow runners unlikely to make cutoffs, not as a general option.
The SES and Volunteers will manage parking and will direct cars as required to available parking locations. Please follow signs and directions. A gold coin donation would be appreciated to support the essential work of the SES.
Please see the information under the MAP tab on the main menu. All courses are expected to remain the same as last year, so please take a look and familiarise yourself with your course.
With the use of the electronic timing system, results will be posted on this website at intervals throughout the day.
For 9 years we have provided photographs at the Marysville Marathon Festival, there are over 30,000 photos that have been taken and made available free of charge. The time and cost associated with making these available has become to big a task and a small fee for photos will be charged from 2018. The fee will be in the range of $4.95 for a single high quality downloaded image to a maximum of $25 for as many images as you want. Photos will be uploaded gradually and made available from the Wednesday after the event.
First Aid will be available at various aid stations and at the start finish area. Please make sure that you bring your own gels, sunscreen, Vaseline, band-aids and other personal requirements.
There are 10 aid stations located around the full course. (refer Maps) The longest distance between any 2 stations is a 6km stretch for the ultra-marathon and marathon runners. All other stations are 3-5kms apart. Sports drinks are available on the ultra marathon, marathon and half marathon courses. During registration, Ultra- and Marathon runners may leave their own provisions in drop boxes for the following distances: As always aid stations are only available if enough volunteers can be sources for the event.
Runners Aid Station Drop Bags
We will provide labeled drop bag bins at registration and aim to deliver runners personal food and drink items for the Marathon and Ultra Marathon tables, located at the following aid stations A2 LTD-Sunds (9km & 27km for 50km) 9km & 19km for 42km), A5 Gallipoli Park (35km for 50km, 29km for 42km) & A7 Keppel Lookout stations (41km for 50km & 33km for 42km) Please ensure you place your items in the boxes provided well before the race starts as the boxes will leave with the aid station crews. This is an optional courtesy and not a guarantee of delivery, if there is urgent items that are must have or of a medical nature you must carry them with you at all times and not rely on delivery
Enjoy a cold and refreshing dip in the Steavenson River after your run to settle those tired muscles. And with thanks to Rise Health Group you will be well looked after with Massage and pampering in the recovery tent.
An area near registration will be provided for you to leave clothing bags. Please label these clearly and please do not leave any valuables in this area. A secure\ box will be provided at the registration area for car keys.
The main presentation will be held on stage at approximately 12:00-12:30pm. Trophies will be presented to the first three finishers in each event. Random prizes will be handed out during the presentation time, but you must be present to receive one!
Food & Stalls
There will be plenty of food available at the oval and local shops offer a variety of options for meals and snacks. Or…BYO picnic. Tables and chairs are provided for your comfort and convenience.
The kids will love the face painting and patting all the animals from Leigh’s Farmyard Friends!
LEIGHS FARMYARD, FACE PAINTING, OBSTACLE COURSE
Musical entertainment will be available on the day either from a DJ or Live band, still to be confirmed.
If you ordered merchandise you can collect it during registration. Size swapping is only available after all orders have been handed out, we deliberately keep the extras to a small number to avoid waste. You may also purchase t-shirts and other merchandise, such as singlets and mugs, on the day from previous years and events.
Refunds are available up to 30 days before race day, your refund will be transferred to your credit card, less a 50% Admin Fee. Within 30 days of event day there are no refunds. Please understand considerable cost is spent leading up to events, preventing full refunds. Don’t ask for refunds outside the terms and conditions as refusal only offends and we don’t want to offend you.
Eventbrite offer ticket protection, we think it’s a great policy, check it out for only $29. It can be purchased via a link they send you after you submit your ticket. Please ensure you read their terms, we are simply making you aware this offer and it has nothing to do with trailsplus or the Marysville Marathon Team.
Cancellation of Event
The event organisers wish to advise that in the event of code red or high fire danger the event will be cancelled. In keeping with permit requirements if it is a high wind day we may have to alter the course. Unfortunately, most of the course would come under the high wind ruling, if applied. Therefore, in this case, our options are either to run a lap course using the 10km loop or to cancel the race. Safety must always be our priority. This call will not be made until the day of or day before the event.
Where a cancellation is forced on us we would be trying to have an alternate reserve date in place but this too is very difficult and unlikely to suit everyone. Unfortunately with most of the income spent on creating the event before race day, forced cancellation also mean there are no refunds, we will be considering all means to assist with discounted entries to the following years event if this unfortunate situation occurs. We know you understand and thank you for the support of the Marysville Community.
On behalf of the Marysville Marathon, I hope you have a wonderful day. United We Run!
The previous year info pack is generally correct. We update this pack to current year during the final week to cover weather and other urgent matters