XCR’17 Round 9 – Burnley Half Marathon

General Information

With this low gradient course along the banks of the Yarra River, the Burnley Half Marathon has deservedly gained a reputation as one of the fastest half marathons in Australia. With that in mind, the race is the perfect opportunity to shoot for a personal best or tune up for the Melbourne Marathon.

Note: For athletes to be eligible to compete and score points for their team, they must be registered with Athletics Victoria and approved by their club with one of the following packages purchased no later than 12pm (Midday) Wednesday 6 September:

  • 2017 Max Package (Access to both XCR & Track & Field seasons)
  • XCR’17 Package (Access to XCR’17 only)
  • Individual Event Entry


Athletes who have not purchased one of these packages will not be eligible to compete and score points for their team.

Note: If you have purchased either the XCR’17 Package or the 2017/18 Max Package, you do not need to complete an entry for this event.

Upcoming Events

Please see below dates for our upcoming XCR’17 events.

XCR’17 Rd 10 – Princes Park

  • Date: Saturday 16 September, 2017
  • Entries Close: 12pm (Midday), Monday 11 September 2017
Timetable

Timetable/Run Sheet:

7:00am Bib purchasing closes for Early Starters
7:30am Early Starters – For athletes who cannot complete the course within the 2.5 hours’ time frame. Half Marathon (21.1km)

 

7:30am Bib purchasing closes for Race 1
8:00am Race 1: Half Marathon (21.1km) Open Women & Masters

Open Men & Masters

8:00am Race 1: 5km Road Race Women U14, U16, U18, U20

Men U14, U16, U18, U20

Presentations will be made as soon as possible following the completion of the race.

Venue Information

Club tents:

Clubs are encouraged to bring Club Tents to the Burnley Half Marathon and can be set up around the Administration area next to Kevin Bartlett Reserve. All tents must be weighted down. There is strictly no pegging at the Burnley Half Marathon.

Road Closures:

Road Closures will take place from early Sunday morning, please see below the roads and times of these closures.

Closures Locations and Times:

Yarra Boulevard –  6:00am-11:30am. There will be strictly no access to Yarra Boulevard between Bridge Rd to the Citylink off ramp from the Monash Freeway between these times.

F R Smith Dr –  6:00am-11:30am

Food Vendor: Cafe2U will be selling hot drinks and snacks throughout the competition.

Car parking and road closures:

Plenty of Car Parking is available around the Burnley Half Marathon administration area.  No cars are to be driven onto the course; all cars must park in allocated car parking areas. Please be aware that ticketed parking may be enforced. Athletics Victoria is not responsible for any fines that may be issued.

There is strictly no parking on Yarra Boulevard.

First Aid:

St Johns Ambulance will be on site throughout the day. They will be situated at the start/finish line and also out on the course. If anyone needs first aid please ask an official/club helper to radio through and first aid will be out to help.

Toilet facilities

There will be toilets located at the administration area. Please leave toilets in a respectable state.

Looking after Yarra Boulevard and Kevin Bartlett Reserve:

We are very grateful for the opportunity to compete at Yarra Boulevard. Clubs are asked to remind their members of the following:

  • Park only in designated parking bays
  • Take home all rubbish so that we leave the venue as we found it
  • Do not litter any rubbish along the course. Please use bins provided
  • Make sure your athletes leave the toilet blocks in a respectable state
Competition Information

Events:

All events will start at the time listed above, please arrive early as the start will not be held for athletes who are running late.

If an athlete fails to make their event start time, please go to the AV Administration tent to seek advice on joining another race as an invitational athlete for no points. The competition director is the only person who can approve an athlete changing age groups or races on the day of the event.

Event warm-up is not to be conducted in front of the start line. Athletes are not allowed to front filter into this area, they MUST approach the start from behind the line. Any athletes caught front filtering may be asked to move to the back of the pack by officials.

Please Note: Athletes will be asked to remove themselves from the course if they have not gone past F R Smith Dr on their final lap by 10:05am.

Race Walking: The XCR’17 season is a Cross Country and Road Racing competition and not a race walking competition. Any athletes who are seen race walking will be asked to run the remainder of the race. Any athletes who continue to Race Walk will be removed from the course.

Non-finishing athletes:

Any athlete who cannot complete the course for any reason and pulls outs before crossing the finishing line MUST report to the competition director or an official at the finish line. This is to ensure all athletes are accounted for on the course before event pack up begins.

Course Configuration:

One start time will be conducted on Sunday. The respective course configurations are:

Age Group Race Length Course Laps
Men Open & Masters 21.1km 21.1km/7 laps including turning point on Yarra Blvd.
Women Open & Masters 21.1km 21.1km/7 laps including turning point on Yarra Blvd.
U14, U16, U18, U20 Women 5km 5km/2 laps including turning point along Yarra Blvd.
U14, U16, U18, U20 Men 5km 5km/2 laps including turning point along Yarra Blvd.

On the Day Entries: On the day entries will be accepted at Burnley for non-members at a price of $50.00. Athletes will be required to sign up and purchase their entry and bib numbers from the administration tent. For AV Registered members that have not purchased a package or an individual event entry, they can also enter on the day for a cost of $50.00. They will be required to wear the bib number they are given on the day and will not count towards team points.

Race results:

In order to facilitate the prompt publication of the finalised results, team scores and ladders, all results queries must be submitted to Athletics Victoria’s via email (xcr@athsvic.org.au) within 72 hours of the first set of published results. All queries submitted after this time will not be included in the final event results.

Timing Bibs:

Athletes who have purchased an XCR’17 Package, Max Package or individual event entry, since 9 August 2017, will have their 2017/18 AV bib numbers available for collection at Burnley.

Athletes who registered prior to 9 August should check with their club representatives as they will have been collected at Anglesea.

The timing tag will be attached to one of the bibs (this is to be worn on the front). Athletes do not need to wear their timing chip from previous seasons for individual races anymore.

Please Note: This is your bib number for the entire 2017/18 season, please do not throw out your numbers. If athletes lose or damage their bib numbers there will be a charge associated with reissuing new numbers.

All athletes MUST wear their current AV bibs, front and back, at all rounds of XCR’17. If an athlete fails to wear both bibs they may be disqualified. If any athletes forget their bibs please go to the administration area to purchase a replacement set no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the race. Team managers will need to pick up any new memberships from the administration tent on the day of the event.

*NB: Athletes that require temporary or replacement bibs can purchase them up to 30 minutes prior to their scheduled event start time.

Team Manager Information

Duty clubs:

The following clubs are required to provide three (3) club helpers (unless specified otherwise in bold with the number required) to assist with conducting the event:

Malvern Harriers, Richmond Harriers, South Melbourne, Western Athletics, Williamstown (2).

Please contact Andrea Hallett (andrea@athsvic.org.au) with the names of the club helpers no later than 12pm (midday) Tuesday 5 September.

All officials, time keepers and course marshals must report to the Controller of Officials the commencement of their scheduled session start time.

Clubs failing to provide the required number of club helpers will have ALL of their teams disqualified.

Course Map