Sunday 24th November 2019
Parramatta, Western Sydney, NSW
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Frequently Asked Questions

Equipment

Q: Is there a bag drop facility?

Runners will have the option to leave their gear near the Event Centre registration tent while they are racing and may collect after the race.

Q: What do I take with me out on the course?

Feed stations will be positioned around the course where runners can fill up their hydration packs/bottles with water and sports drink or use the cups provided. There will also be a selection of sliced fruit such as bananas available at the feed stations so take that into consideration when planning your nutrition strategy. Be sun smart - much of the route is exposed and even on cloudy days you can get burnt so please take a hat and sunscreen. Please note that the on the Three Bridges Run will not be closed for the event, so runners need to be careful when overtaking each other and be courteous to other track users.

General

Q: Am I able to run the course before the event?

Yes, the course is open to the public at all times.

Q: Are spectators allowed to come and watch me race?

Spectators are welcome at the Start and Finish area and anywhere along the course. Remember though that no outside assistance is permitted at the event.

Q: Is public transport available to the event?

Click HERE for public transport information.

Q: Where does the event start?

The race starts and finishes at Western Sydney UniversityParramatta Campus, Fifth St, Parramatta NSW 2150.

Q: Will my race bib be mailed to me prior to the event?

No race bibs will be mailed to competitors prior to the event. At registration you will be issued with your race number and safety pins. Please wear your race number on the front of your shirt, on your chest, where it is clearly visibly; or by using a race number belt if you prefer.

Q: Will my pre-purchased merchandise be mailed to me prior to the event?

Only Tailwind Endurance Fuel will be mailed to competitors prior to the event, if they have selected the 'posted' option. All other merchandise is to be collected on race day at registration.

Q: Can I get a refund if I withdraw from the event?

Please see the Refunds & Cancellations section HERE

Q: What time does the event start?

For a full schedule of the proceedings click here.

Q: Is a support crew needed for the event?

No, you will be starting and finishing in the same location. You don't need a support crew for this event.

Q: Are there any aid stations?

21km and 28km runners will have access to three marshalled feed stations along the course. At the feed stations, runners will have access to the following:
  • First Aid
  • Unlimited quantities of water
  • Electrolyte nutrition
  • Selection of fruit i.e. bananas
  • Selection of lollies
NOTE: For distances to each of the feed stations - click here

Q: How will I know where to go on the course?

On the day of the event, the course will be marked with brightly coloured markers for easy guidance. Marshals will also be positioned at critical points along the course for extra guidance where needed. The course outline and markings will be discussed at the race briefing prior to the commencement of the event.

Q: How fit or skilled do I need to be?

With three race distance options (8km, 21km & 28km) you have the choice to enter the event that best suits your skill and fitness level. There are no time cut offs for the 8km or 21km course, however, on the 28km course if you are not back to the Event Centre by approx 3hrs 15min after the start time, you will be short coursed and directed to the 21km course instead. We expect the slowest runners to complete the 21km and 28km course in approx 4hrs.

Racing

Q: What if im a slow runner, will I be able to walk the course?

There are no time cut offs for the 8km or 21km course, however, on the 28km course if you are not back to the Event Centre by approx 3hrs 15min after the start time, you will be short coursed and directed to the 21km course instead. We expect the slowest runners to complete the 21km and 28km course in approx 4hrs. All courses will be closed at 11:00am so all competitors will need to be off course by this time.

Q: Are there prizes for competitors?

Prizes will be awarded to 1st place in each age category. Winners must be at the prize giving presentation after the event to receive their prize, nothing will be posted. Also, you have to be at the presentation to be in the running for the lucky draw prizes.

Q: Will I receive a finishers t-shirt for finishing the event?

No, we do not give out complimentary finishers t-shirts. If you would like to purchase a limited edition event t-shirt, this needs to be pre-purchased with your online entry, or added online after entering. Orders must be placed by the cut-off date. Merchandise is to be collected on race day (no merchandise is mailed out prior to the event).

Q: Are there any time cut offs?

There are no time cut offs for the 8km or 21km course, however, on the 28km course if you are not back to the Event Centre by approx 3hrs 15min after the start time, you will be short coursed and directed to the 21km course instead. We expect the slowest runners to complete the 21km and 28km course in approx 4hrs. All courses will be closed at 11:00am so all competitors will need to be off course by this time.

Q: What are the expected finish times?

We expect the fastest runners to complete the 21km course in just over 1 hour while the fastest 8km runners will complete the course in about 25min. We expect the slower runners/walkers to be able to complete the 21km and 28km course in 4hrs.