Fernleigh 15 - Sun 23 Oct 2022
Event Update - 2 of 3
This is our  2nd update email for 2022 entrants. 
Check out the details below and feel free to contact us via phone or email for any questions.
Call or email @ 0249348138, paul@hevents.com.au
Thanks to Athlete's Foot for their support.
Visit their new Super Store at Kotara HomeCo to collect your race kit from 5pm Thursday 20 Oct and go in the draw for $500 in apparel. See details below. 
Family and friends entry reminder. Price rise on race day. 
If you have friends or family looking to enter, perhaps remind them that they can still enter however prices rise from Race Day. We have ONLY 800 very cool medals (currently 600 accounted for!!)  Don't delay. 
Course and Race Briefing video for 2022

Start Marshalling - NOTE

The course is only 4m wide and the start area is very small and we will require strict adherence to the start marshalling plan to allow safe and orderly wave starts. Were possible, we recommend getting a lift to the marshalling area at the school. Each wave will be walked down from the school on a path and will be crossed at the traffic controlled crossing. Park Avenue is a busy road and you must obey the marshals instructions.

Course Information

The course is very simple to follow. Just follow the track from the start to the finish (with a short 108m out and back diversion at Cowllishaw St Redhead) We have never lost ANYONE!!  It starts on the Crn Bailey St and Park Avenue Adamstown and the FINISH line is in Gen St Belmont, next to the TAFE! There will be a festival atmosphere at the finish line with stalls, limited food and coffee. 

Race day timetable 

  • 6.30am - Race Office Opens - St Pius X Park Avenue Adamstown
  • 7.45am – First wave marshalled to start via access footpath
  • 7.55am – First wave starts with next wave 5 minutes later. There are 5 waves in total
  • 8.10am – Registration office closes and car park is secured
  • 8:15am – Last wave starts and infrastructure is pulled down
  • 8.25am – First finisher finishes at Belmont
  • 8.30am - Infrastructure progressively pulled down along the course
  • 10.30am - The Fernleigh 1500 for children starts
  • 10.45am- Last competitor finishes


Waves are allocated to make the race starts and track congestion more managable. No matter what...your time will not start until you cross the start matts. Waves will remain as planned and will be approx 5 Min between them. Listen to the :
  1. Wheel chair athletes (if you already have your bib you can unload in Bailey St) 
  2. Elite and speedy runners being sub 4 min/km for males and sub 4.30 min/km for female runners. 
  3. Ages Junior to 35 years
  4. Ages 36-49 years
  5. Ages 50+
  6. Note we will not have Pacers at the event as we are trying to avoid large packs forming on the track. 
Fernliegh 1500 for Kids
Runners will marshal at the FINISH line at Belmont Railway Station (old) and will be walked to the start line at 10.15am. Please we there by 10.00am. 
Race Kit Collection - (pick up early and win!) 

The race kits can be collected prior to race day as per below times OR on race morning. Everyone who collects their kits prior to race day will go in the draw for $500 worth of run apparel from The Athlete's Foot.

Collection times prior to race day at Athlete's Foot Super Store in Kotara HomeCo (see map below) are:

  1. Thursday evening 5pm to 9pm
  2. Friday 9am- 5pm
  3. Saturday 9am- 5pm

Collection times on race day at St Pius X school off Park Avenue:

  1. Sunday 6am - 7.45am
  2. Note: a left bag area will be available at St Pius until the last bus arrives back.

Please bring your phone as we have a new race kit collection process. Note (we can look you up if you have no phone!) If collecting for others, you need written permission and photo ID for yourself. We suggest Team captains make the pick-up arrangements very clear to avoid collection or non-collection of kits.


Parking on race day 

Limited parking will be available at St Pius X off Park Avenue (close to the small roundabout on Bailey St). You must remove your car by 12pm. If using street parking in the area, please DO NOT park in driveways. You can purchase a bus ticket for $10 for the return trip. If you did not do this during entry, visit the entry pack and you can buy a bus ticket as a seperate item. You will be given a ticket with your bib. We will also have a list on site. 
Thanks to our supporting sponsors 

Kit collection process

As a function of COVID and to speed up the bib allocation process we now use a scanning system at registration collection. You will need a mobile phone. The Process is:
  1. Scan the QR code near the registration desk 
  2. Enter the mobile number you added to your entry when entering (or the person who entered you) 
  3. You will receive a code via email.
  4. Enter this code and you will be allocated a bib number with your entry details
  5. Show the check in person your number and race kit details (shirt size etc)
  6. You will be given your race pack
  8. If you have any difficulties please go to the queries desk. They can manually allocate your bib. 
We can allow a fellow runner to collect your kit. They must have the above details needed to collect your kit. We will not just give out your kit to anyone!

Transfering to another person

If you want to change your entry to another person you can do this on the entry system before you attend the race kit collection location. The Process is:
  1. Go to bottom right corner "change" 
  2. Log in . If you did not set a password just reset it
  3. You can transfer to another person. The system charges a $5 fee
  4. Follow the prompts

Race timing

Reusable shoe timing chips will be distributed to each competitor. You must wear the chip on your shoe. It must be laced into the shoe. Please remember NO CHIP equals NO



Interim times will be available live on race time. PLEASE WEAR YOUR RACE BIB (race number) ON YOUR CHEST FOR THE ENTIRE RACE. Results will be available live on race day. Go to http://heventstiming.racetecresults.com


Race presentation

Overall prizes will be presented once all place are filled and confirmed. This is expect to be around 9.30am. Age Category prizes will be presented once all places are filled and confirmed (subject to wave starts). This is expected to be around 10.30am. These medals can be collected on race day from the admin tent OR collect the medals at The Athlete's Foot Kotara Hone Centre from Tuesday 25 Oct or send a self addressed and stamped envelope to H Events PO Box 2251, Green Hills 2323.


Left bag area

There will be a secure BAG DROP area for runners at the Sunday marshaling area. These items will need to be collected from the EVENT finish area once the event is finished.


Aid stations and toilets

There will be 4 Aid Stations on the 15km course. These are located at:

1.Burwood Rd – 3.1km

2.Whitebridge – 5.2km – toilets also

3.Cowlishaw Rd – 9.2km - toilets also

4.Kalaroo Rd 11.8km

5.Both water and electrolyte at aid stations.

Look out for our volunteers from our local running clubs.

Toilets are available as above and at the registration and finish areas.


First aid

Experienced and qualified medical personnel will be available at the start, on the course and finish Race Compound.

More updates out soon. Please pass this information on to any athletes you may have entered who may not receive this email. 
Paul Humphreys
Event Director
H Events


[Sender_Address], [Sender_City], [Sender_State] [Sender_Zip]

Unsubscribe - Unsubscribe Preferences

Posted by: Paul Humphreys
17 October 2022

Comments 0


Latest Blog Posts

  • 1 Jun 2024

    Maitland Running Festival Update 2 of 2 - 2024

    Read more
  • 28 May 2024

    Maitland Running Festival Update 1 of 2 - 2024

    Read more
  • 17 May 2024

    Race Update 1 of 2 Club Champs 2024

    Read more
  • 7 May 2024

    Wollombi Wild Ride cancelled ongoing

    Read more
  • 16 Apr 2024

    Update 2 of 3 Newcastle Marathon 2024

    Read more