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Event Day Information

VENUE DETAILS

Event Location: Albert Park Lake, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, Melbourne Victoria

Melway Reference: 2K G4

Event Registration: 7.30am – 8.15am

Event Briefing: 8.20am

Event Start: 8:30am (approx)

Event Presentations: 10km & half : 11am

Marathon: 2pm

HOW TO GET THERE

RunLikeCrazy would like to recommend the following alternative options to driving to ease traffic congestion and protect the beautiful surrounds of Albert Park.

There are trams in Albert Road and Fitzroy Street and a Light Rail along Canterbury Road, with entrances from:

Albert Road (Melway ref: 2K G4),

Queens Road (Melway ref: 2L B11)

Fitzroy Street (Melway ref: 58 B8).

Special Needs Access

Specific information about site conditions so you can judge a site’s accessibility according to your own needs.

http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1process.cfm

PARKING

Parking fees apply to all car parks and kerb side parking spaces within Albert Park. Time restrictions and ticket requirements will be shown on parking signs within the park. To avoid parking fines tickets must be displayed prominently on the dashboard. Further information regarding parking restrictions, fees and permits can be found here:

http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/resources/16_1602.html

REGISTRATION

Registration will take place inside the Albert Park action indoor sports stadium ‘The Pits” on Aughtie Drive from 7:30am – 8:15am.  Please allow yourself plenty of time to complete this process.

For registration information click here

To enter click here

RUN COURSE

All competitors will start together. You will be positioned in zones depending on what event you are participating in.

Competitors will run on the track only that follows around Albert Park Lake.

An additional dog leg route has been added to make up an approximate 5.275km lap.  Marathoners will complete 8 laps, half marathoners 4 laps and 10k runners 2 laps.

NB: The RunLikeCrazy Marathon is sanctioned by Triathlon Australia.  Participants need to be aware of race Rule 28 from the Triathlon Australia Race Competition Policy that a competitor must not run with a bare torso or without shoes on any part of the run course.

Click here for course map

LAP ZONE

To help you track your laps, there will be a ‘lap count zone’. This zone will be identified by matting and a row of volunteers with markers.  When you pass through this zone, it is requested that you slow down to avoid collisions and for markers to mark a strike on your forearm/hand.  It is expected that only the Marathon runners will need to have their laps counted.

WHAT TO BRING ON RACE DAY

Water bottle

Nutrition (Gels, bars)

Running shoes

Sunscreen

Run cap

Sunnies

Change of clothes/warm clothes

Vaseline/body glide

TOILET & SHOWER FACILITIES

Toilet and shower facilities will be located in the recovery ‘pits’ area.  There will also be a number of portaloos available.

BAG STORAGE

Bags can be stored inside near the registration area.  There will be a staff member there at all times however competitors leaving theirs bags do so at their own risk and event management will take no responsibility for lost or damaged items.

PRE & POST MASSAGE

Massage will be provided by Melbourne Sports Massage.  Melbourne Sports Massage is looking forward to preparing or helping athletes recover from their run. Melbourne Sports Massage will be available for an hour prior to the event and up to 1 hour after the event for complimentary 10 min sports massages for a lucky few. As a qualified Massage therapist.  Melbourne Sport Massage believes anyone who doesn’t invest a little time in effective massage or other bodywork treatment is holding themselves back from their full potential…not to mention asking for pain and possibly injury! Take advantage of this service and check out their clinic website at:

REFRESHMENTS

There will be plenty of post race refreshments once you have completed your RunLikeCrazy Run.  Powerbar to replenish lost electrolytes particularly on those hot days, water supplied by Big Wet Water and Red bull.  Powerbar have also supplied some very yummy protein bars called power crunch, all in order to help your body to a speedy recovery.

FIRST AID

First Aid is provided by St Johns Ambulance who will be easily identifiable and mostly stationed in the recovery ‘Pits’ area.  For any minor injuries, bandaids or blisters etc St Johns will be able to assist you.

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15 comments

  1. It might also be worth noting that Triathlon Australia rules prohibit the use of listening devices such as MP3s, iPods, etc. This is a little bit different to most running events in which these items are discouraged but not illegal.
    As a triathlete and accredited Technical Official for Triathlon Australia, I’m really pleased to see that TA (or Tri Vic) is supporting Run Like Crazy!

  2. forcing the shoes is clear discrimination to barefoot runners, and it is pushing of products potentially damaging the health. Shows that triathlon is so dependent on shoe sponsorships. Would have been ideal venue for barefoot marathon, pity.

  3. well, i’ve registered for my first ever marathon! hope there are some slowish runners around cos i suspect i’ll need most of that 6 hours!

  4. Hi there,

    I’m sure you’ve thought of it… but late December could be very hot by 10.30am. Have you considered starting just the marathon an hour or more earlier? The worst case scenario is some sick or worse people… And marathoners aren’t going to complain about an early start on a potentially very hot day.

    Cheers,
    Chris

  5. Thanks Chris, we appreciate this is a point of concern. Unfortunately we can’t get access to Albert Park until 7:30am, so we will not be able to start the marathon until 1 hour later! We will all just have to make the most of the situation. There will be plenty of water and medical assistance available to cater for all eventualities.

    See you on the 27th!!

  6. On that basis it sounds like 8:30 might be an optimistic expectation!

  7. Where does the entry fee money go ? Is any of it being donated to any charity ? Thanks.

  8. Hi, can the organisers please confirm that ipods or other listening devices are NOT permitted in the marathon? This could be a major factor to people signing up.
    Many thanks.

  9. Should be ok mate. It’s because it is sanctioned by a triathlon committee, so would be an issue during the cycle section. But as it’s a run, it’ll be fine. TB

  10. Hey T-Bone,

    Thanks for the response. I’m looking forward to joining you on Monday.

    You must be getting very excited. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement and best wishes for number 52.

    Cheers.

  11. Hi, I assume there will be a table or place for leaving our own stuff (drinks/snacks/drugs etc) for picking up during the run???

  12. I am wondering if it is at all possible to still enter

  13. is there a chance I can registered and pay on race day, I am from Malaysia on a holiday.

  14. Hi, see here for more info on registering on the day (I am in the same situation):
    http://www.coolrunning.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=29592&st=50

  15. If you come down at 7:15am Gilbert, we should be able to sort you out with an entry.

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