This information is relevant for all Relay Runners and Team Captains.
The Fernleigh 15 relay shall consist of 5 run legs with each runner completing the following sections.
- Leg 1: Adamstown to Kahibah (3.1km)
- Leg 2: Kahibah to Whitebridge (2.1km)
- Leg 3: Whitebridge to Redhead (4.0km)
- Leg 4: Redhead to Jewells (2.6km)
- Leg 5: Jewells to Belmont (3.2km)
All runners shall wear their individual race bib. Each relay team has their own unique bib number, each race bib is the same except the bib for the finishing runner; THE LAST RUNNER WEARS THE RACE BIB WITH BLUE TIMING CHIP ATTACHED!
All runners shall wear their colored wrist band during their run. Only the last runner shall wear a timing device stuck to their race bib.
Marshalling Times – make sure you are wearing your coloured band!
All relay runners shall report to a special relay marshalling at St Pius X. From here you will be introduced to the Event Volunteer in charge of each run leg and move off to catch buses. There are specific marshalling times for each relay leg.
7:15am – all 2nd and 3rd leg runners. Bus departure shall be 7:30am
7:45am – all 4th and 5th leg runners. Bus departure shall be 8:00am
8:05am – all 1st leg runners. Race start shall be 8:15am
Travel to your start area
There will be FOUR buses leaving the St Pius X bus stop off Fletcher St. There shall be an Event Coordinator leading each group to their respective buses.
Bus 1/2 – 7:30am Departure
All 2nd run leg competitors (Kahibah start)
Bus 3/4 – 7:30am Departure
All 3rd run leg competitors (Whitebridge start)
Bus 1/2 – 8:00am Departure
All 4th run leg competitors (Redhead start)
Bus 3/4 – 8:00am Departure
All 5th run leg competitors (Jewells start)
We have adult volunteers to marshal runners including kids on and off the bus and have several adults running each relay section to keep an eye on all the kids. All runners shall be marked off and onto a roll at the start and end of their relay. Should you wish to run with your child on their leg this is fine so long as you complete a Volunteer Sheet at Check in on the morning of the event. We cannot guarantee there will be spaces for all additional chaperone runners on the buses.
Start areas out on the track
At each start area all relay runners shall move off with a Run Leg Coordinator and several parents who will run the leg with the kids and safety marshals.Once you arrive at the run leg the Coordinator will escort you to the relay change zone. The relay change zones shall be on the right of the run course and past the drink station at each location.
Runners will be welcome to warm up at each change zone until the lead bike arrives. From there you will need to remain in the zone.
IMPORTANT: A warm up clothing tub will be provided at each Start Area. Runners may place their gear in the tub and it will brought back onto the bus then transported to the finish baggage collection area.
Travel from your finish area
The relay marshal at each change zone shall receive the incoming runner and ensure that a proper change takes place. Essentially we require a hand touch in the zone between incoming and outgoing runners. From there all finishing runners shall remain in the zone until everyone in the relay leg has finished. Upon completion all runners will be escorted to the bus and return to Belmont.
IMPORTANT: We require all runners to return to the Belmont finish line. From there you can watch your team finish, collect you medal and be returned to your waiting friends and family.
Medals and return of gear
All relay runners are eligible to receive a unique Fernleigh 15 finishers medal. These are to be collected at the finish.
Similarly, warm up gear left at your start area shall be transported to the Belmont finish line.
There is lots to do at the finish line for waiting family and friends. See below.