Weston Creek Athletics Club (Canberra Redbacks) is proud to announce the 36th running of our iconic half marathon on Sunday 6th March 2022, along with our 10 km community fun run.
Both events will be held under Covid -19 restrictions which may limit activities before and after the event, depending on what is allowed at that time e.g. a formal presentation ceremony may not be possible after the event but medals, prizes and lucky draw prizes may be presented as you cross the line, courtesy of our electronic timing system. This has worked well for the last two events. Gift vouchers and medals not collected on the day may be collected from the Runners Shop in Colbee Court, Phillip, at your convenience. The field is limited to 300 participants as both events are conducted almost solely on bike paths, apart from the start.
There is a time cut-off for completion of the event of 3 hours 30 minutes.
The half marathon early bird entry fee is $55 and $40 for the 10 Km. These fees will apply up to midnight on 24th December 2021 when a second level of fees of $65 and $45 respectively kicks in until midnight on 6 February 2022. Then until registrations close at midnight on Wednesday 2nd March 2022 the fees will be $80 and $50 respectively. ACTMA members and Griffins running the half marathon are eligible to enter for a discount of $50 until 2nd March and $70 after that time.
Relay teams of two or three runners in the half marathon pay a set fee of $80 per team, regardless of when they register. The first runner will start with the rest of the individual runners but carry a baton with an electronic chip, rather than an e-bib, which they hand to the next runner at the changeover point.
There will be no late online entries accepted after midnight on Wednesday 2nd March. Late entries may be arranged at the Runners Shop from Thursday 3rd through Saturday 5th. No late entries will be accepted on the day of the event.
Engraved Canberra Redback medals and Runners Shop gift vouchers will be awarded to the first three males and females of both the half marathon and 10km. Masters age group winners in both events will receive Runners Shop vouchers and an engraved Canberra Redbacks medal. There will be an abundance of random pre-drawn barrel draws with gift vouchers, wine or physiotherapy exercise aids as prizes.
Race Bibs may be collected from the Runners Shop, Colbee Court Phillip, on Friday 4th March or Saturday 5th March, or from 0630 before the race on Sunday morning at the race starting area near the main toilet block at Black Mountain Peninsula. Please allow sufficient time to collect your bib and conduct any Covid registration requirements if you intend leaving collection to the Sunday morning.
Injuries Policy: What happens if I have entered and suffer an injury during training which prevents my participation? Unlike most event organisers we offer four options if the injury occurs up to two weeks from the event start:
- Transfer you from the half marathon to the 10 km event, if you are able to run that far;
- Invite you to transfer your entry to a fellow runner and advise me via email (email@example.com) so that I can amend the RegisterNow database;
- Be transferred to the 2023 event; or
- Seek a refund.
None of these options are available if the injury occurs within two weeks of the starting date.
Covid restrictions: If border closures prevent interstate participants from getting to the event a refund may be sought or a transfer to the 2023 event can be arranged.
Should the event not be able to take place on 6th March then participants will be notified of a rescheduled date.
The Half Marathon starts at 0730 on Sunday 6th March near the main toilet block at the far end of Black Mountain Peninsula. The 10km starts at 0800 from the same spot. With some luck, this event may again coincide with the Balloon Festival, which would present some spectacular views along the course.
Relay Teams: The second and third Relay runners must find their own way to the changeover points, which are at the 7 and 14 km mark on the course. The first changeover point is on the bike path going out just before the Cotter Road Bridge, while the 14 Km is again just before the same Bridge coming back. For Relay teams of two the change-over point is at the event turn around point at 11.1 km.
Further details about the event will be emailed to entrants prior to the day.