these notes, then click "Continue" at the bottom of the page.
Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival on 9 April is our 36th consecutive Bunbury
Marathon. The course is designed to showcase Bunbury’s natural assets. It is
called the 3 Waters Running Festival because it takes in the Leschenault Inlet,
Koombana Bay and the Indian Ocean. For good measure we’re including the Bunbury
Big Swamp a conservation wetland and wildlife sanctuary, located one kilometre
south of the Bunbury city centre.
in the marathon, ultra-marathon, half marathon run and walk, will receive a
commemorative medal. Significant cash prizes for event winners and cash spot
prizes might be of interest to you too.
Marathon 1st male and female: $500
Marathon 2nd male and female: $300
Marathon 3rd male and female:
Half Marathon 1st male and female:
Half Marathon 2nd male and female:
Half Marathon 3rd male and female:
50 km Ultra 1st male and female:
10 km Run 1st male and female: $250
5 km Run 1st male and female: $150
Draw Prizes: $2000 Cash and
(Eligible for any competitor who
has completed the event.
You must be present at the draw to
be eligible to win the draw prizes)
Bird pricing until 31 Jan 2017: Marathon and 50 KM Ultra $90, Half Marathon
Run and Walk $65.
Pricing after 31 Jan 2017: Marathon and 50 KM Ultra $100, Half Marathon Run
and Walk $75.
and 5 km pricing: 10km $28, under 16 $22. 5km $28, under 16 $17
discount is available to all current HBF members.
on-line entries close at 23:59 on Thursday 6 April 2017. No entries
will be taken on race day.
note the following e-briefing does not replace the verbal briefing to take
place on Sunday 9 April 2017 adjacent to the start / finish line. This
information is given as an advance information service to prepare competitors
for the rules and regulations and general conduct of the event. Read through
these briefing notes carefully as they will provide you with a guide.
Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival are well known for its relaxed friendly
atmosphere which is perfect for the first timer who's looking for a no-pressure
race, yet is still a course that is challenging to the experienced distance
runner. The course weaves itself along the shores of Bunbury’s natural aquatic
registration is compulsory for all competitors and will take place on-line only
for all events. The 5km and 10km event entries can also be taken on
Saturday 8 April (between 11am and 5pm). No registrations will be accepted
on race day . No substitutions or transfer of entries will be allowed. All
participants must display their race number prominently and anyone not
displaying a valid race bib will not be permitted on the event course.
packs can be collected on Saturday 8 April between 11am and 5pm, or on the
morning of the event at the Bunbury Runners Club rooms. Please make sure you
arrive in good time to collect your race pack and prepare yourself for the
event. Bear in mind that if you don’t arrive in sufficient time you will stress
yourself and our volunteer staff. Your race kit will contains a race bib which
has the timing chip attached. Race pack gifted items are issued according
to availability. In the event that demand for the gifted items exceeds
supply, priority will be given to the earlier entrants. Race pack pick-up
and Timing. The
event bib must be displayed at all times. Do not cover your event bib with a
jumper or shirt. Do not damage the chip that is located on the reverse of
you bib as this will result in the timing system not recording your time.
Times (to be confirmed). The Ultra Marathon commences at 6:30 with an 8km
loop then the 42 marathon follows. The Marathon commences at 7am. The Half
Marathon and Half marathon walk start at 8am, the 10 km event starts at
8:10am and the 5km event at 8:20am. Briefings will be given 20 minutes before
cut-off time for the HBF 3 Waters Running Festival is 1PM. Road closures, aid
stations and official timing ceases operation at this time. Any
participants who have not completed the course by 1pm must
revert to using the public footpaths and observe normal pedestrian rules. Any
continuance after 1pm will be unaided and entirely at the participants own
in the full marathon and 50km ultra marathon events must reach the 3/4 mark
before 11:30 am after which a cut off will be imposed and
participants will be required to withdraw. The 3/4 point is deemed to be
on Ocean Drive at the water station immediately adjacent to the start / finish
oval. This constraint is due to course management and road closure
Finish Line and Recovery Area. The start and finish line will be at the
Bunbury Runners Club rooms, cnr Ocean Drive and Symmons Street Bunbury. Once a
competitor has passed through the finish arch, please clear the finish area.
Hot food, hot and cold beverages and a massage service will be available.
approximately 20 minutes before each event start participants will called to
assemble near the start / finish line for the pre-race briefing. This briefing
is compulsory and will cover any changes to the general conduct of the race,
safety concerns and conditions on the day. You need to be race-ready at the
time of the pre-race briefing. Competitors must follow the directions of the
officials or marshals. Road closures apply but participants must still look out
for hazards and place their own safety and that of others as their first
priority. Be respectful of people sharing the footpaths. Enjoy your time at the
finish line but remember to clear the area to ensure the track is not impeded
for other runners who may be carrying on for longer distances.
Course Description. Please
see the attached map. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/559078942
The map shows one lap of the course which is a half marathon. Two laps
represent a full marathon. The 50km ultra marathon runners run 8km before
re-joining the two lap marathon course.
Drink Stations. There will are 5 drink stations along the course all
providing water and Powerade. (Check the course map for the drink station locations). Shotz gels will be available at stations 4 and 5.
Each participant will receive a Shotz Gel voucher that can be redeemed from the
Shotz pavilion at the athletes village area. If you are using personal drinks and nutrition products, these
will be taken to the drink stations located at the start/finish oval and at the drink station on Ocean Drive immediately outside the Start finish oval if placed in the specially marked boxes
during race pack collection on Saturday 8 April or before 6:30 am on race day.
Please mark these items clearly. Drink station personnel are not responsible
for locating and handing out these products.
Toilets: There are lots of public toilets
at the event start/finish and along the course.
vehicles are permitted on the run course. The use of iPods or similar headset devices
by participants is not permitted. They are
not be used as they increase the risk to participants on the course and
instructions from officials cannot easily be heard.
is every competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they are fit and capable of
running the full distance of their race. Runners should ensure that they drink
enough water and consume enough food to complete the race. First aid
is provided at the start / finish area. First aiders will travel on course to
attend an emergency if required. Transportation to hospital is not part
of the service provided. It is strongly recommended that all competitors have
their own personal health insurance, accident or ambulance cover. Competitors
will bear all financial responsibility for any medical treatment arising from
participation in this event including ambulance, doctor, hospital fees etc.
Race organizers strongly encourage any competitor who is feeling unwell prior
or during the event to act with caution and seek medical advice on their
participation or continuing participation. Race organizers reserve the right to
withdraw a runner based on medical grounds.
Parking. There is parking
along Ocean Drive if you arrive before the road closures and are willing to stay until the event is over and the road closures are removed. There is parking in marked bays in the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the nearby Officeworks carpark. There are
no parking fees or time restrictions on Sundays. There is no parking in
the Bunbury Runners Club car park on race day: This car park is part of
are hot showers and toilet facilities at the Bunbury Runners Club rooms and additional
public toilets immediately across the Ocean Drive.
and Awards Ceremony. 5km
and 10km event presentations commence at 10:30am. You must be present to win
any spot prizes. We hope you'll stay on to watch the longer events unfold. The
marathon, ultra and half marathon events presentation commences at 12:30pm. You
must be present to win any spot prizes.
Event Distances. You
may change event distances up to one week before the event. Organisers will
withdraw you and provide a refund (minus a small charge from RegisterNow).
You can then register in the new distance event. No event changes can be
accommodated in the week before the event. We feel this refund policy is very
fair and not common in other events. You are only permitted to participate in
the event you are registered for. Participating in any other distance causes
significant problems for the organisers and makes reconciling the results very
you are forced to withdraw refunds are available up to one week before the
event (minus a small charge from RegisterNow). In the week before the event no
refund will be paid.
to Complete your Event. You must notify the organisers if you are unable to
complete the event you started. This is important for organisers to understand
what occurred on the day and to help reconcile the results.
General. It is our mission to
give you the best running event experience possible so that it will create a
happy memory that will last and keep you coming back in future years.
festival is not a profit generating event for Bunbury Runners Club. The fees
and sponsorship moneys are all invested in creating value for participants. The
majority of people involved are volunteers committed to making this event a
success for you and to enhance the reputation of the Bunbury Runners Club and
the City of Bunbury and surrounds.
running festival entry is paid you are welcome to join us at the Bunbury
Runners Club for our Thursday night running events until the festival weekend
(if you are in the vicinity). Our Thursday evening runs start at 6pm during
If you have
any queries that are not answered here or on the Bunbury Runners Club website
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