Armidale Fun Run

Sunday Nov 1 2015

Save the date! The third annual Armidale Fun Run shall be held on Sunday Nov 2 2015.

Well done to all the runners and our wonderful volunteers who made the 2013 and 2014 events truly spectacular. Registrations for the 2015 event will open on August 1.




On the Day Event Details

Collecting your Race Pack
1. Collect on Saturday at SPORT UNE
Runners MAY collect their race packs at the official Race Check in on Saturday 1st November 11am – 3pm at UNE Sports Union.
Please bring personal ID to make the process as quick as possible. If you are for any reason unable to attend, a friend or family member can collect your race bib on your behalf. They will need to provide your race email confirmation to do so.

2. Collect from 6:30am Race Day
Please allow time to check in on the day. You will pick up an athlete pack at the event ‘check in’ tent. This pack will include your Race Bib and your Timing Chip. The Race Bib is to be pinned on the front of your running outfit while the Timing Chip is to be laced into one of your running shoes.

Late Entry Options
Online entries will be accepted up until 10:00pm, Thursday 30th October. Entries after this date must be completed on Saturday 1 November 11am – 3pm at UNE Sport Union OR on race day between 6:30am and 8:00am.
Payment must be made by Cheque (payable to Athletics NSW) or cash. There will be no EFPTOS facilities.

6:30am – Check in opens
7:45am – Race briefing for 5km and 10km runners held at Harris Park.
7:50am – Final call for runners to assemble on the start line on Dumaresq St
8:00am – 10km/5km Start
9:00am – Race Briefing for the 2km for kids
9:05am – Kids competitors move to the start line on Kirkwood St
9:10am – Start Kids race
9:30am – presentations

Overall winners (top 3) and category winners will be presented at 9:30 – 9:40am after the completion of the Kelly Solicitor 2km for kids.

Family, friends and athletes are all welcome to enjoy the hospitality put on by Armidale Lyons Club and after the run. Enjoy some food from the BBQ or a coffee and muffin!

The Run Course
The entire course is closed to traffic but please be aware there still may be event vehicles (please don’t run with loud music!) or emergency/Police vehicles. The main rule we want to enforce is that runners are to STICK TO THE LEFT!
Km markers: Every km will be marked accurately and identified as either 5k or 10k distance markers.
Drink stations: There will be one drink stations on the 5km course (approx. 2.5K) and THREE drink stations on the 10km course (approx. 2k, 7k, 5k)
A men’s and women’s toilet block will be available at Harris Park. A 2nd set of toilets will also be available for participants in the 10k at the Bellveue Oval at UNE at the 5km mark.

Post Event – Recovery Area
After the finish volunteers will direct you to the post event recovery area where water, sports drink and fruit will be available. Your timing chip will also be collected in this area and placed in the buckets provided. Do not leave with your timing chip!

Live Results
Live results will be available as soon as you pass the finish line. Just head to the website and the live results will appear on the home page, simply hit the link above. Printable results and category results will be available a little later in the day.
A printable copy of the compiled results will also be available from the website at the completion of the event. This will be ready as soon as the final finisher in each event crosses the line.

Carparking – be aware that Kirkwood St will be fully closed so please park in the Armidale CBD area and walk across to Harris Park.

General Event Details

Roberts & Morrow 10km – 8:00am
Late Entry Fee: $35
Opens | Masters 40 – 54yrs | Grand Masters 55yrs +
Prize money will be awarded to top 3 men and women: $1st = $200, 2nd = $100, 3rd = $50. There will also be medals awarded for top three men and women in each of the categories.
Time Limit
Local Police would like to ensure the roads are reopened as soon as possible therefore a time limit of 2hrs will apply for 10km participants.
Run Course
Check out the course map on the course map page. “The Roberts & Morrow 10km route is a mix of road and good quality bike path. The route takes competitors from the heart of the city to the picturesque grounds of the University of New England campus before finishing on the grass track at Harris Park, essentially finishing in the stadium!” This year we have improved the course by creating a more direct run into the finish on Harris Park. Runners will complete a “swtich back” on Merideth St at the UNE campus. A video of the switch back appears here
Team Challenge
Open to anyone in the 10km event at no extra cost. Create your team, get at least 4 runners to enter and select your team then hope they all finish!

Sport UNE 5km – 8:00am
Late Entry Fee: $25
Junior U/16 and Open
Medals will be awarded to the first 3 men and women. Other category place getters will recieve RunNSW medals.
A great distance to start!
You don’t need to be a trained or experienced runner to participate, in fact the 5k event is targeted at encouraging people to be active and simply having a go. This event is ideal for novice runners, teenagers, walkers and prams.
All Age Team Challenge
Open to anyone in the 5k. Create your team online then share your password and get your mates to join. Don’t worry though, they all have to pay for their own entry! Unlimited team size but only 4 to score!
Run Course
All runners in the UNE Sport 5k are reminded to be aware that the turnaround is at approximately 2.2km mark. Both 10k and 5k runs start together so 5k runners are urged to be on the lookout for the CLEARLY marked turn around point and not to keep running all the way to UNE!

Gerard Kelly Solicitor 2km4kids – 9:10am
Late Entry Fee: $15
The 2km4kids will start after all the mums and dads have finished! It is open to kids up to 12yrs of age. Every child will also receive a Finishers medal from Athletics NSW.
Run Course
The Kelly Solicitors 2km4kids is the perfect way for kids aged 12 and under to get involved! The course is completely closed to traffic and will give the kids a chance to run later in the morning when all eyes are on them after the adults finish their respective 5k/10k runs. All runners will be timed and their results listed just like the 5k and 10k.
Kids Team Challenge
School or social teams of up to 5 kids (primary age) with the top 4 to score.



Online entries are now closed. You can still enter manually either on Saturday at Sport UNE or Sunday at Harris Park. See below.

Entry Fees
10km Entry Fee: $30
Late Entrants: $35

5km Entry Fee: $20
Late Entrants: $25

2km Entry Fee: $10
Late Entrants: $15

Collecting Race Pack & Late Entries
1. Collecting Race Pack – 2 options
Runners MAY collect their race packs at the official Race Check in on Saturday 1st November 11am – 3pm at UNE Sports Union OR at Harris Park on the day from 6:30am.

Please bring personal ID to make the process as quick as possible. If you are for any reason unable to attend, a friend or family member can collect your race bib on your behalf. They will need to provide your race email confirmation to do so.

2. Late Entry Options
Entries are still being received so book your place now! Download the manual late entry form here
Late entries can be completed on Saturday 1 November 11am – 3pm at UNE Sport Union.
Payment must be made by Cheque (payable to Athletics NSW) or cash. There will be no EFPTOS facilities.

Participant Agreement
This must be accepted in the online registration system or signed for on the manual entry form. We have listed the complete agreement here for your reference.
1. I acknowledge that competitive running involves the real risk of serious injury or even death from various causes including overexertion, dehydration, accidents with other competitors, spectators or road users, and course or weather conditions.
2. I understand that I should not compete in this event unless I have trained and a medical practitioner has confirmed that I am fit to compete.
3. I accept all risks necessarily flowing from my participation that could result in loss of life or permanent injury. Accordingly, I release all people associated with the conduct of the event from, and will indemnify them against, all liability (including liability for their negligence) for all injury, loss or damage (including loss of life and personal injury) arising out of or connected with my participation in this event. For clarification, the people released include event organisers, sponsors, managers including but not limited to Armidale Athletics Club, Athletics NSW Ltd, medical practitioners and personnel; Police Officers; Council; NSW Roads and Traffic Authority; and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors and volunteers including event. This release and indemnity continues forever and binds my heirs, executors, personal representatives and assigns.
4. I consent to receiving any medical treatment that event organisers think I may require during the Armidale Fun Run.
5. I consent to the Armidale Athletics Club and Athletics NSW using my name, image and likeness, before during or after the event, for event promotional and/or reporting purposes in the media.
6. I understand that compulsory insurance cover affected for participants in this event may not cover me for all injury, loss or damage sustained by me.
7. Safety precautions undertaken by organisers (such as course supervision and race safety briefings) are a service to me and other competitors but are not a guarantee of safety.
8. I am fully responsible for the security of my personal possessions at the event.
9. My registration is not transferable to other people. If I am unable to compete, or if the event is cancelled, my registration fee is non-refundable.
10. I will notify you regarding details of any medical or physical conditions from which I suffer that could affect my performance in a running event.
11. I agree to abide by all race rules and directions issued by the event organisers.
13. I acknowledge this waiver and release binds my heirs, successors, executors and administrators.
14. I understand that an electronic timing chip will be used for timing all competitors in the event and this will entail wearing the device on a loan basis. I undertake to return the ‘chip’ loaned to me as a competitor and will pay the organisers the amount of AUD $20 (including GST) if I fail to return the chip at the conclusion of the event/race.
15. I understand that my details will be added to the Athletics NSW events data base and I will be sent emails regarding similar running events. I may unsubscribe to this service at any time.
16. I acknowledge that taking part in this event provides me with the benefits of becoming a ‘Community Athlete’ member of Athletics NSW.
I (or my guardian) aged 18 or older have read and accepted this agreement (This will be confirmed in the registration portal).




Experience the High!
Armidale is a unique city that is the jewel of the New England Plateau. It is a major inland city that serves the agricultural and education industries. It is home to some of the most spectacular landscape and national parks in Australia and the University of New England, the first established University outside a capital city. All athletes in Armidale have free use of our altitude chamber, permanently set between 900 and 1200 metres!
For more details on Armidale, where to stay and what to see visit the New England High Country tourism website:

Population: 26,000 approx
Elevation: 990m
Location: In the heart of the New England plateau.
Air: Qantaslink direct flights from Sydney, Rail: Daily NSW TrainkLink from Sydney
Bus: Daily between Brisbane and Sydney

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