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2015 City Bay Race Day Information

University Senior College will have 23 participants in the 2015 City Bay this  Sunday, 20th September 2015

It’s looking like it will be an ideal running day with a forecast of 20 degrees. Perfect!

RACE DAY INFORMATION

RACE START TIMES & LOCATIONS

EVENT/TIME LOCATION
12KM RUN
8:00am
Festival Theatre – Western Carriageway of King William Road, City.
12KM WALK
9:00am
Festival Theatre – Eastern Carriageway of King William Road, City.
6KM RUN
8:30am APPROX
Centro at Kurralta Park Shopping Centre, Anzac Highway.
6KM WALK
9:15am APPROX
Centro at Kurralta Park Shopping Centre, Anzac Highway.

 

12KM INFORMATION

The 12k run/walk of the Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run creates an atmosphere of excitement, nervous energy and anticipation. So why not join in the fun, create a new goal for yourself, your team or your family!
The 12k start has the highest number of participants. Imagine being amongst the crowd of people who fill King William St – it is truly a spectacular sight; be inspired, join over 26,000 others and register to participate.

There are always the serious athletes, the elite runners from all over Australia but overwhelmingly the majority of people are there for the fun. There will be people dressed up supporting charities or advertising local groups and businesses.
As you proceed down the course you can soak up the road side entertainment and the encouragement of fellow participants or by-standers.

As you reach the Bay you will find yourself “surprised” that you made it; maybe in a personal best time or just that you got to the end and it didn’t feel so bad!

Start

Pre-race warm up 
Prepare for the race by joining in with the 24 Fit trainers’ pre-race warm up, commencing at 7:40am

Runners Start
The 12km Runners leaves from the Festival Theatre – Western Carriageway of King William Road – City.
If you are an elite runner, walker or wheelchair athlete your start time is 8.00am
Wave starts will then begin to allow traffic to flow and break up the numbers.
Running with prams was banned in 2012, walking is still ok.

Walkers Start
12km Walkers leave from the Eastern Carriageway of King William Road in the city
The competitive walkers are asked to line up first at 9:00am followed by wave starts.
If you are a slow walker or have a pram or object, you will line up at the back.

Finish

The event finish line is on Colley Terrace. As you head towards Glenelg, you will be directed by police and race marshals to head to Jetty Rd, either via Brighton Road or Gordon Street. When travelling along Jetty Road please be aware of the tram lines and take care turning the corner from Jetty Road onto Colley Terrace.

As you run through the finish, you will be approached by marshals with a timing badger this is a double check and finalisation of your time and needs to be done.

DO NOT STOP ON THE FINISH LINE walk quickly through the channels past the marshals with the badgers.

WATER AND POWERADE will be available in the compound, fruit will be available in Colley Reserve

DO NOT HAND IN YOUR DAG/RACE NO. it is a keepsake!

DO NOT ARRANGE TO MEET FRIENDS OR FAMILY IN THE COMPOUND – keep moving!
Arrange to meet outside the compound at the Rotunda in Colley Reserve for example.

All activities and entertainment will be held on Colley and Wigley Reserves, tents also extend to Brian Nadilo – Ngutinilla Reserve.

Toilets

Toilets will be located at the start and along the route to Glenelg.

START – on Elder Park (North), the kiosk at the back of the Festival Theatre, Railway Station and on the corner of Victoria Drive and Jolleys lane (50m east of Jolleys Boathouse) and on the Parade Ground.

ALONG THE ROUTE – Corner South Road and Anzac Highway (Kennards), Kurralta Central and Morphettville Junction car park.

FINISH – Colley Reserve and Wigley Reserve

 

6KM INFORMATION

 

The 6k run/walk of the Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run leaving from Centro at Kurralta Park Shopping Centre creates another iconic section of the City-Bay Fun Run. At the 6k you find a very competitive bunch of runners, who aren’t quite ready for the 12k; or maybe want to achieve a personal best time over the shorter distance.

But just as is the case at the 12k start you will find lots of families and friends who contribute to an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. So why not join in the fun, bring your family set a goal and register to participate. You may have some family members who want to do the 12k and others that want to do the 6k; that’s OK, just meet up at the end amongst the Village entertainment on the reserves at the Bay.

Start

Warm Up
Prepare for the race by joining in with the 24 Fit trainers’ pre-race warm up, commencing at 8am near the 6k start

Start Times
Faster runners will be asked to move to the front – your start will be at after 8:30am when deemed appropriate by the EM
Walkers and wheelchair participant start time will be 9.15am
Your course will take you from Kurralta Central to Morphett Road where you will then cross over to the Southern Carriageway.

Finish

The event finish line is on Colley Terrace. As you head towards Glenelg, you will be directed by police and race marshals to head to Jetty Rd, either via Brighton Road or Gordon Street. When travelling along Jetty Road please be aware of the tram lines and take care turning the corner from Jetty Road onto Colley Terrace.

As you run through the finish, you will be approached by marshals with a timing badger this is a double check and finalisation of your time and needs to be done.

DO NOT STOP ON THE FINISH LINE walk quickly through the channels past the marshals with the badgers.

WATER AND POWERADE will be available in the compound, fruit will be available in Colley Reserve

DO NOT HAND IN YOUR DAG/RACE NO. it is a keepsake!

DO NOT ARRANGE TO MEET FRIENDS OR FAMILY IN THE COMPOUND – keep moving!
Arrange to meet outside the compound at the Rotunda in Colley Reserve for example.

All activities and entertainment will be held on Colley and Wigley Reserves, tents also extend to Brian Nadilo – Ngutinilla Reserve.

Toilets

Toilets will be available at Kurralta Central, the Morphettville race course car park and at the finish on Colley Reserve and Wigley

 

BAGGAGE

For your convenience we will truck your personal belongings from the start areas to the finish line.

Do not give your baggage to anyone other than the official vehicle.
BEWARE OF BOGUS BAGGAGE COLLECTORS 

Note: CHANGES TO THE BAGGAGE SYSTEM:

If you would like us to transport your baggage to the finish area in Colley Terrace you MUST:

  • BRING YOUR OWN BAG
  • CLEARLY MARK YOUR BAG WITH YOUR NAME AND YOUR RACE NUMBER (NOT YOUR BIB) FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION.
  • The City-Bay will NOT supply bags for your luggage.

 

The official baggage vehicle will be parked at; 

  • 12KM – on the Eastern Carriageway of King William Rd, until 8.30am
  • 6KM – at the Centro Kurralta Centre car park until 8:40am for runners and 9:30am for walkers
  • 3KM – in the Junction Centre car park until 9.45am

 

Give your bag to the Baggage Truck Officials who will load it onto the truck.
The bags will be laid in rows according to the event in the Colley Tce compound.
Security will be in place to prevent anyone leaving the compound without ID for themselves or the bags.
Collect your baggage from the safe compound on Colley Tce opposite Colley Reserve, approx 50m from the Finish compound exit.

The City-Bay Fun Run Committee Inc will not be responsible for any lost property.

 

FIRST AID

St John Volunteers will be located at the 12k start, the 6k start and additional roving officers will be located at numerous locations, on both sides of the race route.

St John Volunteers will be positioned inside the compound at the finish line and patrols will be on Colley and Wigley Reserves.

SA Ambulance will be at the start and finish line area and will be on standby.

On the race day if you need to find a participant that may have received treatment during the race please see any of our volunteers in high vis who will help you get in contact with a supervisor. Lost children at the finish line can be met at our marquee visible on the hill or Colley Reserve next to SAPOL.

 

Parking

 

12k Start Parking

Thanks to Wilson Parking enjoy a $5 flat rate for race day! Simply visit www.bookabay.com.au  and select your required car park, date and time of entry / exit as well as your details in the required fields to book your car park using the discount code of: SMCB15.

Book in advance limited spaces apply. 30 Hindley St, 225 North Tce or 80 Flinders St Adelaide.

6k parking

Road closures will be in place on the northern side of Anzac Highway from 6.00am and from the Southern side from 8.00am.

As the set up is in the main car park area of the Centro Kurralta Park, car parking will be restricted to the back section adjacent Mortimer Street (Mortimer is no parking area as this is a temporary bus stop) other parking will be adjacent Street parking in the area.

Parking for the Tram

For your convenience a map of available parking in Glenelg has been placed on the website (although the link isn’t working at the moment). The map discusses available parking options for the finish area. Due to the amount of road closures implemented for this event, parking is limited. Options include:

  • Available parking along the tramline
  • The car parks at the Marina Pier – off Chapel Drive
  • Elizabeth Street and Cowper Street car parks, south of Jetty Road at Glenelg.
  • Entrants in the 12km are able park at the entertainment centre and catch the tram to the start and then catch the tram back from Glenelg.

Water Stations for 2015

  • Water Stop One – 12k Start
  • Water Stop Two – Netball Park
  • Water Stop Three – Just before Berkley Street, before South Road
  • Water Stop Four – 6k Start – Centro Kurralta Park
  • Water Stop Five – West end of Units #378 (past Cross Roads)
  • Water Stop Six – 3k Start – Morphettville Junction
  • Water Stop Seven – house #618 just past fifth Avenue
  • Water Stop Eight – Compound – Glenelg
  • Water Stop Nine and Ten – Colley Reserve

Top Nutrition Tips for City-Bay Fun Run

By Accredited Practising Dietitian, Glenn Cardwell
There are three distances from which to choose – 3 km, 6 km and 12 km. The longer the distance, and the warmer the weather, the more important it becomes to be well-nourished and well-hydrated for the event. Here are some nutrition and fluid tips:

1.  Have a banana before and after your run: Delicious home-grown bananas are nature’s energy snack and the perfect alternative to unhealthy processed food and drinks. They are perfect before and after your run to give you lasting energy and help refuel the body. If you want to stay on your game, steer clear of the ‘no-nos’ and go for the ‘na-nas’ instead.

2.  Don’t skip breakfast: If you have a long training run, then you’ll need to fuel up well before you head out the door. Start the City-Bay Fun Run with a healthy breakfast such as a bowl of cereal with low fat milk, chopped nuts and a sliced banana. Eating and drinking well are essential to get you through your run and your training sessions.

3.  Don’t eat too close to running: Heartburn is commonly experienced by runners when the throat burns from the regurgitated stomach acid and is caused from eating too close to the event. Eat at least 60-90 minutes before a vigorous run to avoid heartburn. Get up early on Sunday 21st September and eat a familiar brekky around 6.30-7.00 am depending on your start time. Run day is not the time experiment with meals; eat what you know works well for you.

4.  Drink plenty of water: You can sweat a lot during a run, even in the cool mornings of spring. Stay hydrated by drinking small amounts of water frequently. Dehydration will increase the risk of a stitch and cramp. You will still need about 300-600 mL of fluids for every hour of running in spring.

5.   Enjoy a cuppa once you’ve crossed the finish line: To quickly hydrate after your run, you can have a cup of tea or coffee. It is a myth that tea and coffee will dehydrate you. They are still part of your fluid balance. Of course, water or fruit juice are great choices too.

 

WHAT’S NOT ALLOWED

Due to the number of participants in the event, we can not allow the following due to O H & S concerns;

  • Dogs (Guide Dogs excepted) and any animal
  • Rollerblades and skateboards
  • Bicycles and scooters
  • Running with prams (walking with prams is fine). Sorry, no exceptions.
  • Walking/trekking/hiking poles
  • Participants running without a race number will be removed from the course

 

A FEW POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Please SMS me your photos from the day so I can share them with the USC community – my mobile is 0422 885 409 – 100% voluntary
  • Smile at every City Bay camera you see, you will be getting a framed picture of your best image.
  • Delivery of your medals with your name and time on them will be delivered in the fortnight following the City Bay run
  • Most importantly – HAVE FUN!!!

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