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Marathon

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Marathon

Distance = 42.2km

Cash Prizes 

Outright Male/Female Winners-$300, Male/Female Second Place-$200, Male/Female Third Place-$100

The route is a picturesque, flat course consisting of bitumen sealed cycling path (approx. 38km), residential sealed roads (approx. 4km) and grass / gravel near the finish (approx. 300m). There are no hills and just a few short undulations.  A very picturesque and scenic river and creek course.

Start time:

7:00am (Sunday 17/03/24)

Presentations:

11:30am

On day entries:

Online Entries will remain open until 6.30am race day

Field limit:

No limits

Cutoffs:

11:00am (4hr 21.1km) End of first lap – After this time all entrants will be directed to the finish line1:00pm Race Finish (6hr 42.2km). All aid stations will close. Entrants may continue after 1pm following normal pedestrian laws at their own risk.  A “DNF – Did not Finish” will be recorded.

Aid Stations:

Out bound –

 

  • 1.7km – College Street (front of Illoura Nursing Home)

  • 2.5km – Cambridge Dr

  • 4.9km – Wangaratta Yarrawonga Rd (Entry to Golf Club Estate)**

  • 6.1km   – Wangaratta Yarrawonga Rd (Entry to Golf Club Estate)**

  • 7.3km -Hulme Dr

  • 9.1km –  Cusack Street

  • 10.2km Girl Guide Hall Turn Point.

Return

  • 11.4km –  Cusack Street

  • 13.2km -Hulme Dr

  • 14.4km – Wangaratta Yarrawonga Rd (Entry to Golf Club Estate)**

  • 15.6km   – Wangaratta Yarrawonga Rd (Entry to Golf Club Estate)**

  • 17.9km – Cambridge Dr

  • 18.7km – College Street (front of Illoura Nursing Home)

  • 21km-   Start/Finish Line

All aid stations will have water available. Aid stations also have basic first aid supplies.

Toilets:

0.0km (Start), 5.6km, and 14-16km (Portable Toilet at Aid Station), 9-11km (Bachelors Green)

Timing:

Times will be available from the registration website approx. 15 seco

Course Description

  • Start at the rear of Norm Minns / Showground complex near the Magpies Football Clubrooms / Kennel and Obedience Dog Club.

  • Run out through the rear gates of the complex, across a 100m grass section and turn left onto the bitumen cycle path.

  • Follow the path North along the river until it terminates at College Street.

  • Cross College Street and Park Lane and continue on the cycling path on the north side of College Street then turning right at Phillipson Street.

  • Stay on the right hand side of Phillipson Street, continue to the end of the road and turn left into Cambridge Drive.

  • Stay on the right side of Cambridge Drive and continue until turning right into Macquarie Court.

  • At the end of Macquarie Court, turn left onto the sealed fitness path and follow as marked to Wangaratta -Yarrawonga Road.

  • Turn right on the sealed path and run to and across the road bridge near the golf course.

  • Continue to the aid station and turn right into the Golf Club Estate.

  • Follow the council footpath running along the right side until you reach the Golf Club Roundabout.

  • Cross over and exit estate, run back to the bridge, but rather than cross it, take the left fork and head down and under the bridge and onto the One Mile Creek path.

  • Follow the One Mile Creek path over a footbridge and past the back of Appin Park Primary School, turning left at the path intersection at that point.

  • Continue along and under the Phillipson Street, Rowan Street and Swan Street bridges.

  • Cross the footbridge and continue along the cycling path under the Roy Street, Railway and Tone Road bridges to arrive at Batchelors Green and public toilets.

  • Follow the path under Greta Rd, just past the Guides Hall is the turn around point.

  • Return the same way, continue all the way back along the course,to the Showgrounds (noting that after you come up from the Yarrawonga Rd bridge you do the golf club estate section in the same direction as outbound

  • When you reach the Showgrounds, do NOT turn right onto the grass at the back of the complex, but continue along the river.

  • When you reach Evans Street turn immediately to your right and head into the showground complex.

  • Follow the internal roadway, then run back over the start line and complete a second lap.

  • When entering the Showgrounds at the end of the second lap, deviate onto the grass when indicated and run onto the grass and over the finish line.

  • member to smile!

Course Map

Map uses Approx measures.  Zoom in for more details.

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