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Great Whitehaven Beach Run Race Details

Date Saturday 21 June 2014
Event Half Marathon 21.1km, 11.0km, 5.5km, 1.0km
Start Time 10.00am - 21.1km, 11.0km
11.30am - 5.5km
11.00am - 1.0km
(Ferry transfer times to be confirmed)
Location Whitehaven Beach
How to Enter Click here to enter online
Entries Close Online before Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 5.00pm
Cost 21.1km - $95.00
11.0km - $75.00
5.5km - $75.00
1.0km (Junior) $65.00
Spectator - $60.00
Course Soft sand run on Whitehaven Beach. Click here to download the course map.
Minimum Ages 21.1km - Competitors must be a minimum of 16 years old as at 31 December 2014
11.0km - Competitors must be a minimum of 12 years old as at 31 December 2014
5.5km - Competitors must be a minimum of 8 years old as at 31 December 2014
1.0km - Competitors must be 15 years or younger as at 31 December 2014

Individual Open
No qualification required. First 3 across the line. Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.

Individual Age Group
Age as at 21st June 2014.

  • Under 19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50+
  • Further age group breakdowns subject to entry levels
Pre Event Participation You must ensure that you have trained sufficiently and are physically capable of completing the event within your current level of health and fitness. You must also ensure at all times during the event that you are performing well within your level of skill and ability for each of the three disciplines. To not abide by these conditions can create potentially dangerous situation for yourself and other competitors
Competitor and Team Registration Registration for all competitors will take place on Friday 20th June, 4.00pm–6.00pm at the Reef Lounge and Saturday 21st June, 7.00am–8.00am at the Cruise Whitsundays Jetty located on Front Street. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt. It is compulsory for all athletes to register during this time. You must show identification (Drivers License, Passport etc). You will receive your race pack during this time which includes your Great Whitehaven Beach race singlet and other sponsor products.
Race Briefing / Race Start There will be a pre-race briefing at Whitehaven Beach on Saturday 21 June for all competitors directly before the start of their race.
Rules Any athlete seen to be taking a shortcut during the event will be disqualified. Ipod use is allowed but only one earphone is permitted to be worn to allow ease of communication with officials. This is a soft sand run and use of shoes are optional.
Withdrawals Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to and advise the Officials that you have withdrawn, returning your timing chip at this point. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race.
Changes to Entry Changes can be made to your race entry prior to the event day via your event website login
Cancellation Fee 50% of your entry fee up until 5pm on Monday 01st June 2014. NO REFUND after 5pm Monday 01st June 2014.
Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers For those competitors travelling from Shute Harbour, we have a special transfer rate from our sponsor Cruise Whitsundays. These tickets can be purchased directly with Cruise Whitsundays, simply present your Race Confirmation Details. For people travelling across on the morning of the race we have a charter boat departing from able point which is included in your registration fee. To travel on this service, please select Able Point Ferry Transfers on the first page of registrations. Departure time for this service will be confirmed closer to the event. For all other ferry times please visit the Cruise Whitsundays website.
Medical Insurance It is strongly advised that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your stay, especially for international competitors. Under the Australian Health Act, all non-Australians are not covered financially for personal injury. If you do have an accident you must pay for your own medical expenses. Therefore it is essential for you to obtain adequate personal medical insurance.
Results Race Results will be available on the website.
Accommodation Need Accommodation on Hamilton Island? Discounted rates are available to
you as a participant of this event. Please contact Hamilton Island Reservations on 137333 and mention you are competing in this event.
Medal Presentations Presentations for The Great Whitehaven Beach Run will be held on Whitehaven Beach at the conclusion of the event.

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