Walk or Run for Fun
SunFest presents our 6th Annual “Walk or Run for Fun”
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SunFest is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary and being presented the 2016 Australia Day Award Hume City Council – Community Event of the Year. Come and celebrate with us by participating in the SunFest Walk or Run for Fun on Sunday 20th March, 2016.
This is a charity event and we are proudly supporting Rotary Club of Sunbury Family Community Kitchen, beyondblue and Hume Men’s Shed (Sunbury).
We would love to see all participants come dressed up. Anything from the 70’s right through to present! Bring out the lycra, leotard’s, tights and legwarmers! If you don’t want to dress up that is perfectly fine too.
We are also encouraging any sporting clubs, fitness clubs, schools and businesses to get together a team and compete in a event.
Prizes will be awarded to the first over the line, best dressed and fastest team. There is an event for everyone!
7.45am, 21km Run *NEW for 2016*. Half marathon is two laps of 10km course http://au.mapometer.com/running/route_4029540
8.15am, 10km Run http://au.mapometer.com/running/route_4029540
9.15am, 5km Walk / Run http://au.mapometer.com/running/route_4029560.html
9.30am, 2km SunFest Kids* http://au.mapometer.com/running/route_4024027
*2km SunFest Kids (Maximum age 12 and children must be accompanied by an adult).
Please arrive at the assembly area at least 15 minutes prior to your event in order to allow plenty of time to warm up.
Runners should self-seed themselves based on their expected finish time.
Entrant numbers are to be worn by all participants before the start and during the event.
Your bibs must be collected from the Information Marquee on Saturday 19th March from 9am – 2pm.
All runners and walkers need to pin their event bib number on the front of their top before arriving at the event.
Anyone without an event bib number will not be permitted to start the event. If you have damaged or misplaced your number you need to report to the Information Marquee.
2km kids event. Under 13 – $10.00
2km kids event, accompanying adult – $5.00
5km Walk / Run, Adult – $30.00
5km Run / Walk, Child Under 16 – $22.00
10km Run – $37.00
21km Half Marathon, Minimum Age 16 years – $50.00
Online registrations will close 5.00pm Wednesday 16th March. Registrations after this time will incur an additional fee of $5.00 per entrant.
Timing bibs will be provided for 5km, 10km and 21km run events. 2km SunFest kids event will not be timed.
All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.
After the event please stay for our Health and Safety Expo, enjoy the carnival rides, entertainment and much more.
The 5km – 21km Course takes you around a historic walking track, over a bluestone bridge, past Sunbury’s historical wineries, around a lake and more. For those who want to take their time on the walk there are historical markers to read and plenty of photo opportunities. Along the 10km route you will walk along Sunbury’s skyline overlooking old dairy farms and the historical Rupertswood Mansion where the first ever cricket match for the Ashes was played
between Australia and England in 1882.
Please note that the start line is on Barkly Street next to the Village Green. All information is available from the Information Marquee. Sunbury Village Green is on the Corner of O’shanassy St and Brook Streets, Sunbury. Melways Ref 382 E4.
There will be signs indicating where the start and finish lines are. Also there will be signs and marshals along the route and at water stops.
Sunbury is easily accessible by Metro and V/Line. The starting line is a short walk from Sunbury station.
Car parking is plentiful in Sunbury. All day parking is available in the Hume Council Car Park, access from the Jackson Street end. There are no parking meters in Sunbury, however in certain areas there may be parking restrictions.
First aid / water stations
There are three first aid stations on the course, positioned at the start/finish line and at the 2km, 5km and 8km marks. Water will be provided at the assembly area, on the course and at the finish line.
After the event on the main stage on the Sunday morning the food court will open and you will find a wide selection of food, coffee and drinks to enjoy, a number of BBQ’s and healthy food options.
All participants receive a 2016 SunFest medallion.
Trophies will be awarded to the main place-getters for the 5km, 10km and 21km run events.
The run presentation will be held at the completion of the event. We ask if all winners could please be present to accept their prize.
Tomato Timing will be onsite to provide runners with their run times. The results will be posted on our website once available.
Prizes will also be awarded to best costume and fastest group.
– No pets, roller-blades, skateboards or bikes are permitted on the course. This is for everyone’s safety.
– Prams are permitted, but must start towards the back of the group. Each entrant must be registered. No charge for infants between 0-1 years of age. If you would like your infant to receive a medallion your infant will need to be registered and wear an entrant number.
– Keep an eye on your children and organise specific points to meet before the event in case someone gets lost. Event volunteers will be available along the course and at the start/finish line for assistance
– Be aware that you are a pedestrian on public roads and must follow instructions from event marshals
– Please remember to dress according to the weather and wear comfortable shoes.