Race Day: Sunday, 13 September 2020
The Race Guide is a comprehensive document in PDF format which you can download and store on your smart device – or go old school and print it out. It contains a summary of all the important information to make sure you get the most out of your event experience.
|04 Jun 2019||North Shore Run – Series Pass registration opens|
|15 Sep 2019||Series Pass – super-earlybird rates expire|
|18 Nov 2019||Run Albany single race entry opens|
|10 Nov 2019||Series Pass earlybird rates expire|
|01 Dec 2019||Last chance for Christmas delivery of Series Race Packs!|
|12 Jan 2020||Run Albany earlybird rates expire|
|17 Feb 2020||Race Week entry rates apply for Series Pass|
|7 Sep 2020||Race Week entry rates apply for Run Albany|
|13 Sep 2020||Race Day!|
Race Day Schedule
|6:30am||Late entry & race day registration Opens|
|7:45am||Compulsory race briefing – 5km / 10km / 15km|
|8:00am||RACE START 5km/10km/15km Runners|
|8:03am||RACE START 5km/10km Walk|
|8:10am||Kids’ 2km Dash race-pack pick up and late entry|
|9:15am||Kids’ 2km Dash race briefing – compulsory for kids & parents|
|9:20am||Kids’ 2km Dash warm up|
|9:30am||RACE START Kids’ 2km Dash|
|9:50am||Last finishers (approx)|
|10:00am||Awards Ceremony & Spot Prizes|
|10:30am (approx)||Event close|
We don’t want anyone to feel as thought they can’t participate in the event. If you’re worried about starting close to people, we’ll have the start line open for a minimum of 25 minutes and you may start whenever you like in that period. Please use this time to maintain social distancing if needed. Your official time will not start until your cross the timing mats.
Hand sanitiser will be readily available at the refueling station, registration, gear drop and waste stations areas. Please help yourself as often as needed.
Important! Please do not attend if you:
- are unwell
- are a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
- are waiting for a test result for COVID-19
- are self-isolating.
Continue to practice good hygiene. This means:
- Keeping 2 metres away from people you don’t know
- Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or coughing/sneezing into your elbow
- Disposing of used tissues appropriately in a bin
- Using the hand sanitiser located around the event site:
- before eating or handling food
- after using the toilet
- after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
- after touching public surfaces
All Series Pass entrants into the North Shore Run Series will receive a fantastic dry fit tee to mark their participation. The t-shirt features the race logo with title sponsor Harcourts Cooper & Co. as well as a the race name down each side. A great shirt for running in, you’re sure to get more than a few envious stares at the gym. Your t-shirt will be included in your race pack along with your bib and timing chip. You don’t have to wear it on race day … but loads of people do!
Important! All of our t-shirts are produced months in advance of the event and quantities and sizes are strictly limited. Please register early to secure your chosen size – once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Important! Compare the chest measurement with a favourite t-shirt to be sure of your sizing. Our measurements are taken with the t-shirt laid on a flat surfaces. The length measurement is taken from the top of the neckline to the bottom of the shirt. The Chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit.
It is a requirement of your participation in the event that you wear your race number on the front of your shirt at all times whilst taking part. Your number should be secured to your shirt by a safety pin in each corner (if you don’t have any, come to the Registration desk on race morning). Your electronic timing tag is attached to the back of your race number so be careful not to crease, crush or puncture it.
Pimp Your Bib!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number. Feel free to be creative – but please keep it clean folks! If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead. If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get creative with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field and we will leave it blank.
Important! Series Pass entrants keep their race number for all three series events. Don’t lose it! Replacement numbers are $10.
Important! All Series Pass race numbers will be sent by courier along with your event T-Shirt and other items. All single race numbers must be collected at the race venue during the pre-race or race day registration sessions.
Important! Please don’t lose your race number. Replacement numbers are $10.
When you receive your race number, your electronic timing tag will be attached to the back. We are using disposable stick-on timing tags this year. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of not having to attach a plastic tag to your shoes and then return it at the finish. All you have to remember is to secure your race number to the front of your shirt and you’re all set. Try to avoid holding your arm in front of the number as you cross the finish line (e.g. to turn off your watch) as this can sometimes affect the tag reading. Just wait until a few steps after the timing mat.
Important! There is no need to return your timing tag.
Important! Keep your race number with you when you finish as we will use it to register you in the prize draw for the Awards Ceremony – see below.
Everyone who finishes Run the Point– irrespective of distance – will receive an exclusive commemorative Finisher Medal. You can enjoy your medal in its solitary awesomeness, or you can aim to run all three events in the North Shore Run Series and insert your three finisher medals into our Series Slam mega-medal to create a blingfest of almost mind-bending proportions.
Your super-slam medal will be available for collection from the special collection booth after you finish the North Shore Run Series Grand Finale. Just look for signs directing you there. You must present yourself at the Super Slam collection desk and show your race number. Our friendly team will confirm your eligibility and hand over your Super-slam medal.
Important! You must have recorded a finish time – in your own full name and date of birth – in all three events in the North Shore Run Series in the current season to qualify for the super-slam. A list will be available online for you to make sure your name is on the list. If it is not, please use the contact form ASAP. Check our facebook page closer to the event for information.
IF YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE QUALIFICATION LIST PRIOR TO THE GRAND FINALE – YOU WILL NOT GET A SUPER SLAM MEDAL.
Running Events have requested the following road closures from 7am – 10am to assist with the safe and enjoyable operation of the Run Albany event.
- Appian Way – full length
- Warnboet Lane – from Corban Ave to Davies Drive
- Davies Drive – full length
- Munroe Lane – full length
- Don McKinnon Drive – from Munroe Lane to Appian Way
- Stadium Drive – full length
- Corban Ave – from Warnboet Lane to Appian Way
Important! Running Events are indebted to Auckland Transport for their assistance in helping us provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our participants on race day. We are especially thankful to the residents and road users of the Albany Civic Park area for their patience and understanding whilst the event takes place.
There is limited parking available on Civic Crescent and further street parking over towards the bus station. The most convenient and plentiful parking, however, is available within Westfield Albany mall, which is right across the road from the race venue. For the best parking, follow the signs for Event Cinema or Farmers and you’ll have a 2-minute walk to the race venue.
Important! Westfield Albany mall has parking zones which are rigorously enforced. Taking part in the event does not absolve you of the need to park appropriately. When you arrive, look out for FOUR HOUR parking spots, which are normally placed furthest from the mall entrance. This will give you ample time to enjoy the event and even take in some shopping before returning to your car. If you park in a one hour spot you are very, very likely to receive a parking ticket.
Spot Prizes & Merit Awards
Each event in the series will conclude with a prize ceremony where we will give away thousands of dollars of spot prizes, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. Each individual series event will also include a small number of merit awards for the overall winners. The Grand Finale will also include an Awards Ceremony where we will acknowledge some of the excellent performances across the series, as well as crowning the latest group of Shore Legends.
We have many wonderful spot prizes to give away including vouchers for Brooks shoes and Garmin Forerunner GPS sports watches. The grand prize is a big screen TV. Remember – you must be present at the prize giving to claim your prize. Only those who scan their timing tags at the spot prize timing point will be eligible to win a prize. The prize draw timing point will be activated approximately 15-20 minutes before the ceremony – listen out for announcements. All you have to do is walk across the timing mat with your race number and you will be registered in the draw. Easy as!
Important! In the event of inclement weather, we may elect to cancel the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements on the PA or check out our Facebook page. If this does happen, all prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page and prizes will be couriered out to them.
Beautiful glass trophies for Run Devonport winners will be awarded to:
- Overall champion male and female in the following races …
- 5K Run
- 10K Run
- 15K Run
- 5K Walk
- 10K Walk
- Overall champion boy and girl in the 2K Kids’ Dash for …
- Ages 7 & Under
- Ages 8 & Over
In addition to these awards, points are accumulated from each race in the North Shore Run Series and special series points awards will be presented at the Grand Finale. See northshorerunseries.nz for more information.
Information For Walkers
Running Events welcome walkers in all of our events, irrespective of the distance. Walkers routinely make up around 15-20% of the total field. We take the needs of our walkers seriously and have made changes to how our events operate to allow walkers to be appropriately recognised and accommodated. The notes here will help you, as a walker, to get the most from the event and help familiarise you with our setup for walkers.
Important! In the spirit of fair competition, we ask that all competitors adhere strictly to the rules. Competitive Walkers must not run or jog at any time during the event and must maintain contact with the ground at all times.
Should I register in the Walk?
If you plan to walk most of the way but want to have the option to jog or run at any point, you should select the RUN entry category. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.
Important! The walking competition is limited to the 5k and 10k races only. If you are registered as a walker and complete the 15k distance, you will be moved into the run category.
Are There Prizes?
Please see the Merit Awards section for details of prizes. To be eligible for awards, walkers must enter in the competitive Walk category, start on the Walk start signal and must only walk during the event.
How Is the Walking Competition Judged?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide walking judges for our events. Therefore, we rely upon the integrity of those taking part to adhere to the rules of the walking competition and not run or jog at any time. In our experience over the years, we have found that the most common error in the walking competition is where people register as a competitive walker but decide to run on race day. We have worked around this issue by having a dedicated race start for walkers wherever there are Competitive Walk merit prizes at stake.
Important! We do not make judgement calls on disqualifications based on reports from other competitors. Unless advised otherwise by the competitor in question, we trust the integrity of our competitive walkers. In all cases, the Race Director’s decision shall be final.
It is compulsory for all participants to attend, listen to and heed the advice of the safety briefing. Above all else, however, please understand that no roads are closed during the event. You have sole responsibility for your own safety. Do not leave any pavement, cross any road, pass any driveway unless you deem it is safe for you to do so.
Please remind your own spectators that they should not attempt to accompany you in vehicles, bikes or otherwise. They must follow the normal rules of the road to reach vantage points.
Important! A copy of the approved Health & Safety plan is available from Running Events on request.
Remember that other a very small area near the start and finish of the event, all roads are open to the public at all times. Stick to the pavement where one exists and do not cross any intersection unless you have determined to your own satisfaction that it is safe to do so.
Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.
Video from the 2020 Run Albany will appear here shortly after the event.
Photos from the 2020 Run Albany will appear here shortly after the event.