Update and Reminder - Race on Track! Sun 5th June. 
This is an update email for those who have entered the 2022 event and a 'reminder' email for past participants. With conditions improving for the events industry, we are excited to once again stage this event from the Maitland Regional Athletics Centre. !
 
Check this mail out and feel free to contact us via phone or email for any questions. We are 'real' Hunter local people, not international corporations or interstate nomads. We live and race in the Hunter. We live it... and love it, and we hope to see you racing here soon. Call or email @ 0249348138, paul@hevents.com.au 
 

Venue and Course Videos below

MAITLAND REGIONAL ATHLETICS CENTRE CHECK IT OUT!
 
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Entries filling fast. Limited entries available!!
If you have been putting off entering, we suggest you do not delay. We have a strict limit of 500 runners and are currently 67% sold. If you are looking to get one of the great finisher T Shirts and Medals, get in quick. Shirt offer and standard entry price closes midnight Sunday 22 May 2022. 
ENTER NOW
 
 
 
Thanks River Realty
 
RIVER
 
As a local Maitland business, at H Events, we appreciate dealing with local businesses that understand how important it is to give back to the community. Our Naming Sponsor River understands the importance of an active and healthy community. They are also constantly planning for the future. Fortunately with their new 'state of the art' office, River have heavily invested in technology. This provides them with the ability to allow some staff to work from home if needed, properties to be advertised and viewed through digital portals and social media platforms and they even have online auctions! At River, it’s business as usual and they are always available to their community wherever needed.
 
Thanks Maitland City Council - Vibrant City Program
 
This event has been successful in receiving funding from Maitland City Council for the Vibrant City Program. Council's support allows us to produce a high quality event to attract participants from outside the area, which drives Economic Benefit into Maitland.  
 
Click the Council logo to find out what else is happening in Maitland. The 'Taste' Festival is on this weekend 14-15 May. 
 
 
 
 
Course and Race Briefing video for 2022
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Pre /Post Event - and Spectators

With the relaxation of some COVID rules, we can partially move back to having more activity at this event. That said we MUST still act in a COVID Safe manner.  A few notes:

  1. Remember that we must limit the number of spectators in our event area, in particular at the start when all competitors are marshalled. This will require spectators to move away from the start areas and congregate away from the main area. There is plenty of room at the Centre in the stands and around the track.
  2. Everyone MUST at all times socially distance and masks are welcome but not mandatory in close contact. 
  3. There will be a formal mass presentation of awards at approx. 11.45am. 
  4. Finisher medals are available at the finish line. 

 

Course Information

The new course will start on the track in the newly opened Maitland Regional Athletics Track off the eastern end of High St. This new world class facility will become the start, finish and lap area for each 4km loop. Runners will start on the track and run approx. 300m to a gate on the western end of the facility. They will then follow the path past the Sports Field and run across James St into Odd St. Traffic controllers will be in place. They will then cross Hunter St onto the path and shoulder of Hunter St and run towards the river bank. They will then climb onto the riverbank and then run north under the Belmore Bridge and towards the park in Sempil St just north of the Court House. They will then return the same way and complete the lap on the last 100m of the track. The course is very well marked.. The Half Marathon will this year run 1.1km on the track and then start the loop to complete 5 laps of the above course. The Mile uses a straight 1609m course on the track. 

There is combined total $3000 on offer for Mile Open Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 

Race Times  

  1. 6.30am         Race office opens at The Maitland Regional Athletics Centre, High St  
  2. 7.30am         Half Marathon starts 
  3. 8.45am         River 12km run event
  4. 9.45am         River 8km run/walk event
  5. 10.45am       River 4km run/walk event
  6. 11.30am       River - Mile Sprint event

 

Where/when do I pick up my race kit?

Race Kits including your start BIB number, timing chip and free souvenir event shirts (shirts received only if entered by 22 May ) will be available on the following dates and locations. Note you must bring a phone to allow our COVID friendly pick up to work. See details below: 

 

Sunday pick up 

Sunday 5 June, from 6.30am-11am , Maitland regional Athletics Centre, High St Maitland. Entries should be collected at least 45 minutes before race start times. 
 

No Saturday pick up.

Our COVID SAFE Race Kit collection process:

To minimise the contact points and improve speed of collection, when you arrive to collect your race kit we will ask you to use your phone to retrieve your entry via the following system: 
 
  1. Scan a QR CODE near the admin area
  2. Input the phone number or email that you used when you entered.
  3. You will receive a code.
  4. Input the code on your screen.
  5. IF YOU HAVE ANY CHANGES YOU NEED TO GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN AND MAKE THEM. E.g. change race distance…
  6. Confirm.
  7. KEEP THE SCREEN open it has your NAME, DOB AND RACE NUMBER.
  8. COME TO THE REGISTRATION DESKS AND SHOW US YOUR SCREEN.
  9. You will be given you race number, timing chips and race T-Shirt (if you entered by 22 May).

Kit collection by other people

We can allow a fellow runners to collect your kit. They must be in the race and or have photo ID or have written authority to collect your kit. We will not give your kit to anyone!
 

Where can I park and what roads are closed?

Ample parking is available at the centre or in the skate park area. Only Odd St and Hunter St area closed. Please do not park in either street. 
 

What will be available at the aid stations?

There will be 2 aid stations on the course at 2km and 4km. This will have water and electrolyte on offer.  Please drink and dispose of the cups in the bins around and past these areas. There are toilets at the centre, but none on the 4km loop. Please leave and re enter the course at the same place, if using the facilities during the race. 
 
Please pass this information on to any friends/ family members or competitors who may not receive this email. 
 
More updates for entered competitors soon. 
 
Paul Humphreys
Event Director
H Events

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29 May 2022

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