The West Australian Marathon Club Inc. will be donating the proceeds from this event to Breast Cancer Care WA.
Being a breast cancer survivor, this event is of particular interest to myself, as it is such a prevalent disease and so many younger women are being diagnosed with it. Whatever monies can be raised, will be a great help to find out more about this illness.
The aim is to promote the sport of running. Participants in this race will have the option of a 10 km and a 5 km event. This option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but would find 10 km is too far to run! It is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents.
AWARDS The awards presentation will be held at the Finish Area and medallions will be awarded to:
10 km Podium Finishers
5 km Podium Finishers
DRAW PRIZES By just finishing the 10 km or the 5 km event and attending the awards ceremony, you are eligible to win some fantastic draw prizes. Your attendance (not someone else holding your race number) is necessary to qualify for this prize.
HEALTH AND SAFETY Pets are not allowed to accompany adults on the run. Skateboards, roller-skates or roller-blades, or similar devices, are strictly forbidden due to the risk of injury to participants. Be aware you may not have exclusive use of some of the shared paths.
All runners will assemble in the advised start area and obey Police and Officials' directions whilst awaiting the official start. To ensure your safety and that of everyone else's in the race, the use of headphones or any musical device is strongly discouraged. Any use of headphones is a safety hazard since such use may compromise a participant's ability to hear critical safety and/or directional instructions.
There are no prizes for running prams and it is requested that all those pushing prams, start from the rear and enjoy the experience. Pushing through runners could lead to injuries.
Ensure that you have plenty of water, as well as drinking plenty the day before as dehydration can happen, even if it is not a very hot day. It is suggested that you stop to walk, or at least slow down at drink stations to allow adequate re-hydration.
Remember to also drink plenty of water after the event. If you feel distressed, disorientated, dizzy, or excessively tired, slow down or rest for a while. If you do not improve, withdraw.
You will be able to buy merchandise up until a certain time to guarantee delivery before the event, and details of this will be announced nearer to the date of the event.
All registered participants in the event will be recorded by an electronic timing system on crossing the finish line. Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of the race bib. Do not remove or peel the plastic timing devices from the race bib.
The race bib is allocated to the person nominated on the entry form and is non-transferable to another person.
Failure to bring your race bib to the event will result in a $5 surcharge on the day to have another one issued.
The start and finish line will be at the WAMC.