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Greater Sydney:10 - NSW 10km Road Race Championships

Greater Sydney:10 - NSW 10km Road Race Championships

Saturday 7th May 2016

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Tuesday, 8 March 2016/Categories: Events, ANSW Events

Event date: 7/05/2016 Export event

The RunNSW Website will undergo maintenance from Thursday 21st April to Saturday 23rd April  Please see Sydney 10 event specific information below to assist with your planning. 

The 2016 Sydney:10 is part of the Greater RunNSW Series. The official website for this event is below


Register for the 2016 Sydney 10 here

Greater Sydney:10: A race for everyone!
Sydney:10 is part of Athletics NSW expanding RunNSW series which features iconic Fun Runs across NSW. We are pleased to say the Sydney 10 will be the same flat fast course finishing in the brand new athletics track at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. In 2016 the Greater will be our 5km Partner and Little Athletics NSW as the 2.5km Event Partner. All races will feature NSW Championship categories and are also open to anyone to compete.

We are also pleased to announce that Woodstock Runners and the Sydney Striders will be offering training sessions to participants to help you with your preparation. 

Please note all the details below to help you with your planning.

Important Notice Athletics NSW members?
Club Uniforms: To be eligible for Athletics NSW medals members MUST wear their club uniform.

Race course with a finish in the Athletics Centre
All races will start on the famous Dawn Fraser Avenue adjacent to Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre (SOPAC) and on approach to the finish, runners will exit Dawn Fraser Avenue to the north of SOPAC, run along the access lane between SOPAC and the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre and then enter the Athletics Centre via the 'marathon' tunnel and complete the final 350m on the track.

This will be a rare opportunity to finish a road race inside an international athletics stadium which will make for a great spectator event.

Sydney:10 Event Timetable
5:45am - Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre opens
5:45am - Event bib collection commences
7:15am - Wheelchair 10km
7:45am - Sydney:10
9:05am - Greater 5km Fun Run
9:45am - Little Athletics NSW 2.5km Fun Run

We've allowed enough time between races for participants to cheer on their children, families and friends participating in the other races. Be sure to invite your friends and family to come down and support you in your run.

Runners are to assemble on the start line 10 minutes before the start time.

Entry Details
Click on the Register Now button at the top of this page. From here you will be taken to a secure registration portal. All entries will be online. You will be provided with a bib number when you register. Remembering your bib number or bringing your confirmation of entry email to check in will help us find your race bib and race chip quickly on race morning.

Early bird entries close: 5pm  Friday 22nd April 

Late online entries close: 5pm Thursday 5th May 

Beyond this late entries will be received at:

Friday 6 May 2pm - 6pm at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre Forecourt

Saturday 7 May from 5:45am at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.

Event Check in and Race Bib/Timing Tag collection
Once you have entered, you will receive a confirmation invoice email. Please retain this for your event collection and check in. Where possible we encourage everyone to enter via the early check in option as noted below to save queues on the day. At check in you will receive a timing chip, event bib, a gift from the Greater Building Society. If you have ordered the event t-shirt then you can pick it up at event check in.

1. Early check in:
We will be providing an early check in option on Friday 6 May between 2.00pm and 6:00pm at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre Forecourt.  The check in desk will be just beyond the turnstiles of the Athletics Centre. Parking is available on Dawn Frazer Ave nearby.

Participants not able to check in on the Friday, can collect their race bib and timing tag on race day at Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre from 5:45am.

2. Race day check in:
All participants who did not check in on the Friday, must report to the registration desk located on the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre forecourt on Saturday 7 May from 5:45am. Check in on the day closes 45 minutes before the start of each event.

Do I need at timing tags and event bib?
Yes. All participants must wear a chest bib. This needs to be pinned on the chest in clear view of race organisers and volunteers. For ANSW members this means that the Sydney:10 Chest bib will go on the front of your running outfit (club uniform) while keeping your ANSW numbers on the back.

All runners will be issued with a timing chip for the Sydney:10 , Greater 5k and Little Athletics 2.5k. You will be required to lace this into your shoe and return the chip after you finish. Runners who do not hand their chip may be asked to replace it at a cost of $20.See the image below. 


What about Athletics NSW members?
My Tags: Athletics NSW members with a custom “My Tag” cannot wear their MyTag for this race.
Club Uniforms: To be eligible for Athletics NSW medals members MUST wear their club uniform.

RunNSW Membership

Get FREE Entry into all RunNSW Events with the ‘2016 RunNSW Membership’ from Athletics NSW. This membership bundles all RunNSW events as well as Traditional Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia events into the one package for a more convenient and cheaper experience. All for only $80 (additional club fee may apply).

Once registered, simply use the ‘discount code’ at the bottom of your signup email for FREE entry into all the RunNSW and TrackRUN Events.

Click Here to register now!

2016 Entry Fees
Please note the following entries fees below. All entries are online and close on Thursday 5th May at 5pm. Manual Entries will be taken on Friday 6 May and Sat 7 May. Entry Fees include Member Fee (Member of an affiliated Athletics NSW club) or Non Member Fee (general public).

SYDNEY:10 2016 Entry Fees

Early members $32
Early non-members $42.50
Late members $42.50
Late non members $52.50
All 10km runners receive a RunNSW cool dry shirt at the finish

Greater 5km 2016 Entry Fees

Early members $22
Early non-members $32
Late members $32
Late non members $42.50

Little Athletics NSW 2.5km Entry Fees

Early members $11.50
Early non-members $16.50
Late members $22
Late non members $27.50



What happens at the Start?
The start line will be outside SOPAC on Dawn Frazer Ave for all races. Runners need to report to the start line 10 minutes before their race. There will be NO SEEDING groups on the start line so we ask that all runners use common sense to SELF SEED themselves. This means faster runners start at the front, moderate runners in the middle and slower runners/walkers at the back. Any prams should also start at the back. There will be a few brief words and a nice little gee up from Mossy and Robbo before we send you on your way.

Where are the toilets?
There are three toilet stops along the course:
- Cathy Freeman park at the 500m/4.5km mark of each loop
- The Brick Pit located at the far turn around point. (2.3km / 7.3km)
- Adjacent to the start line on the ANZ stadium side of Dawn Fraser Ave (0km)
- There are also ample toilet facilities at SOPAC which is the event hub.

Where are the drink stations?
- Brick Pit Roadside 2.3km and 7.3km (water only)
- Cathy Freeman Park Roadside 4.8km and 9.0km (water only)
- Finish line (water and electrolyte)

Finish Line
The finish line will be the finish line of the athletics track inside SOPAC. Runners will enter via the marathon tunnel at the southern end of the ground and complete 350m of the track. A recovery area will be set up after the finish line for runners to recovery with water and electrolyte and remove their timing chips. After exiting the recovery zone runners can meet their friends and family up in the grandstand OR out on the grass infield.

Where can I warm up?
The event precinct with be the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. Runners, friends and family are encouraged to use the stands and outfield of the track as their 'home base'. Runners can warm up on the grass infield of SOPAC, outside the stadium or on parts of the course. The track itself will NOT be available for warm ups.

Can my club set up a tent?
Yes! Clubs are invited to set up their club tents between the home straight and the grandstand of SOPAC. Please email to book a position for your tent. Also note that pegs/stakes cannot be used to hold tents to the ground.

Is there a baggage area?
Yes. A secure baggage area will be located in VIP room 2 on the concourse of the Athletics Centre.  Runners who leave their bags inside the baggage area will write their name and bib number on the front and leave their bag with an attendant. Do NOT leave valuables in bags left in the baggage area. This is a service to runners but Athletics NSW cannot guarantee security of items left.

How can I view my official result?
Runners will be able to see their result on the main score board as soon as they cross the finish line! Live results will also be found via the ANSW live results page;

What Presentations will be held on the day?
Medal presentations will happen as per timetable below:
8:00am: Wheelchair 10km
8:50am: Sydney 10km winners  only (NSW Medals for: Open Male & Female, U/20 Male, Masters Male & Female will be sent out by mail)
9:30am: Greater 5km Fun Run winners only (NSW Medals for: U20 Female, U18 Male & U18 Female, U16 Male & U16 Female shall be sent out by mail)
10:00am: NSW Little Athletics 2.5km Winners only (NSW Medals for: 2.5km U14 Male, U14 Female, U12 Male & U12 Female shall be sent out by mail)

The remainder category and team results will be listed on the website by 10:00am and medals/prizes mailed out to winners within 14 days.

What are the prizes and prize categories?
Outright winners will be awarded prize money
1st place - $500
2nd place - $300
3rd place - $200

A $500 bonus will be split equally to any athlete(s) that break the Sydney:10 course records of Liam Adams 29:22 (2015) or Gwen Jorgensen 32:12 (2015).

Athletics NSW Medals
These will be awarded to the top three ELIGIBLE runners in each age category

10km Open Wheelchair Male, Open Wheelchair Female
Prize money shall also be issued to the top three Open Wheelchair Winners
1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $100

10km U20 Male, Open Male, Open Female, Masters Male & Masters Female
5km U20 Female, U18 Male, U18 Female, U16 Male & U16 Female
2.5km U14 Male, U14 Female, U12 Male & U12 Female

Team medals will also be issued to teams made up of 4 runners from the same club in each of the above categories.

Team results will be published across two categories.
1. ANSW clubs
2. Social and parkrun teams

There will be NO team medals presented on the day. These will be mailed out to clubs in the week following the event.


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