Sunday 9th of April 2017
Registrations open late 2016
The aim of the Bunbury Runners Club is to provide the Best, enjoyable supportive running festival for you all, Our event is certainly aimed at first time runners in their chosen distance equally with returning runners from past positive experiences, We welcome any questions you have and will endeavor to provide all the finer details in the lead up to the event.
Website updates to come in the next few months for 2017
But in the mean time have a read over the below details.
Its quite detailed but each year we have many first time Runners, and want to make it all as stress free as possible
View a Time-lapse of the Marathon Course
Race video from 2015 by Zee of the Bunbury Runners Club.
Providing event Photo’s on the Day Click on the logo or more details HERE
Please check the HBF 3 Water Maps page for a gpx course and Gamin upload to assist in your training
We have the fairest withdrawal policy in that if you cant attend for any reason you can get a full refund minus a small register now charge up to one week before the event.
Timing Chip care.
Please do not damage your chip that is located on the reverse of you bib as this will result in the timing system not recording your time.
Others issues can be from Covering your chip and bib with a jumper or shirt over your number.Always have the bib on the outside front.
Please avoid Storing Gels over your chip, as the foil disrupts the signal.
For 2016 we have water stations to service runners numerous times this is located at 2.5, 6 and 8 k mark.
Also 2 Special needs stations near the start finish area only, 10, 21, 31 …Ultra 8, 18, 29, 39k.
On the maps page HERE you can see the below symbols these are …
Shotz maybe only available in certain directions from stn 1.
Click on map for Full Screen, Again the Maps page has a more detailed view with Map my Run
Info from the Register now page below in 2016
The HBF Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival on 10 April is our 35th 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.
Runners 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 ea.
Marathon 2nd male and female: $300 ea.
Marathon 3rd male and female: $200 ea.
Half Marathon 1st male and female: $500 ea.
Half Marathon 2nd male and female: $300 ea.
Half Marathon 3rd male and female: $200 ea.
50 km Ultra 1st male and female: $250 ea.
10 km Run 1st male and female: $250 ea.
5 km Run 1st male and female: $150 ea.
Draw Prizes: $2000 Cash and Vouchers
(Eligible for any competitor who has completed the event.
You must be present at the draw to be eligible to win the draw prizes)
Event Pricing: A 20% discount is available to all current HBF members.
Early Bird pricing until 31 Jan 2016: Marathon and 50 KM Ultra $90, Half Marathon Run $65, Half Marathon Walk $45.
Standard Pricing after 31 Jan 2016: Marathon and 50 KM Ultra $100, Half Marathon Run $75, Half Marathon Walk $55.
10 km and 5 km pricing: 10km $28, under 16 $22. 5km $28, under 16 $17
All on-line entries close at 23:59 on Thursday 7 April 2016. No entries will be taken on race day.
Please note the following e-briefing does not replace the verbal briefing to take place on Sunday 10 April 2016 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 to
The 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 scenery!
Race 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 9 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.
Race Pack Collection
Race packs can be collected on Saturday 9 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 two timing chips 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 location: https://goo.gl/maps/zyCDiJvr9Au
Start Times (to be confirmed)
The Ultra Marathon commence at 6:30 am. The Marathon commences at 7am on Sunday 10 April. 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 each event.
Cut Off Time. The 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 risk.
Participants in the full marathon and 50km ultra marathon events must reach the 3/4 mark before 11:30 am after which time 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 requirements
Start / 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.
Race Day Briefing
At 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.
Marathon 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.
Special Needs and Drink Stations
There will are 5 drink stations along the course, all providing water Shotz and Powerade. Special needs stations are located oposite the start and also just past the 21 km mark on the oval. . Each participant will receive a Shotz Gel voucher that can be redeemed from the Shotz pavilion on the oval at the start/finish of the event. Special drinks and nutrition products will be taken to the drink stations if placed in the specially marked boxes on Saturday between 2pm and 4pm or before 6:30 am on race day Please mark all special needs items clearly. It will be your responsibility to locate and pick-up your special products from the water stations. The drink station personnel are not responsible to hand out these products. There are lots of public toilets at the start and along the course.
No vehicles are permitted on the run course. The use of iPods or similar devices by participants is permitted at your own risk. Event organisers recommend they not be used as they increase the risk of missing impending hazards and instructions from officials.
It 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.
There is parking along Ocean Drive and other marked bays in the surrounding streets. 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 the course.
There are hot showers and amenities at the Bunbury Runners Club rooms and public toilets immediately across the road.
Presentation 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.
Changing 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 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 will cause significant problems for the organisers and makes reconciling the results very difficult.
If 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.
Failure to Complete your Event
You must notify the organisers if you are unable to complete the event you started. This is important for us to understand what occurred on the day and to help reconcile the results.
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.
Our running 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.
Once your 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 summer
If you have any queries that are not answered here or on the Bunbury Runners Club website you can contact us direct on the following email address email@example.com