Race Dates for 2019 Series
Venue: Albany Lakes Civic Park
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. Download it now!
|18 Sep 2018||Online registration opens.|
|11 Nov 2018||Earlybird Series Pass rates expire.|
|09 Dec 2018||Last chance for free courier delivery of Series Pass race pack.|
|19 Dec 2018||Last opportunity to claim 50% refund for withdrawal.|
|25 Dec 2018||Happy Christmas! (Series Passes make great gifts!)|
|14 Jan 2019||Race Week entry rates apply for Series Pass and Race One|
|19 Jan 2019||4-5pm: Pre-race registration at the event venue.|
|20 Jan 2019||Race One!|
|18 Feb 2019||Race Week fees apply for Race Two|
|24 Feb 2019||Race Two!|
|18 Mar 2019||Race Week fees apply for Grand Finale|
|24 Mar 2019||Grand Finale!|
Race Day Schedule
|6:30am||Late entry & race day registration – 5K/10K|
|7:45am||Compulsory race briefing – 5km & 10k|
|8:00am||RACE START 5km/10k RUN ONLY|
|8:03am||RACE START 5km/10k 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||Prize giving – Race One & Race Two|
|10:15am||Prize giving – Grand Finale|
All Series Pass entrants into the 2018 Albany Lakes will receive a fantastic dry fit tee to mark their participation. The t-shirt for this year features our 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.
Important! Series Pass entrants must keep their race number for all three events. Don’t throw it away – replacements cost $10!
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! Race numbers are printed in two batches. The first batch is sent to print approximately 28 days prior to the event and will include everyone registered in the event at that time. The second batch is sent to print 3-4 days before the event and includes everyone registered up to that time. Note that once your race number has been printed, it is no longer possible to change the printing. If you transfer your entry to another person and your race number has already been printed, your name will still appear on there.
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.
Every athlete that makes it to the finish line of the Grand Finale will receive two things; a huge cheer… and one of our stunning finisher medals!
As a reward for our most loyal, most tenacious and most consistent runners and walkers, each year Running Events induct a new class into the Albany Lakes Summer Series Lakes Legends group.
This is not an award that only the elite or naturally gifted can achieve. This is a goal that is truly open to all. It merely requires the dogged determination, tenacity – and good fortune – to be able to consistently finish race after race despite illness, injury, scheduling conflicts, holidays, car breakdowns, sleep-ins and any other challenge that life may throw at you.
On the day you qualify, we will call you and your fellow legends up onto the stage at our special induction ceremony. As your reward for reaching this formidable goal, each Legend is awarded their own commemorative glass trophy and individual legend number. It is a suitable mark for a laudable achievement and your place in this bastion of greatness will be duly recorded below for all to see and admire in perpetuity!
See below under “Past Events” for a full list of the current Lakes Legends and our next prospective intake.
To ensure the safe operation of the Albany Lakes Summer Series event, road closures are in place around the north end of the course from 7:30am – 10am on the morning of the event. Running Events – and the participants themselves – are indebted to local residents and customers for their patience, understanding and support of the event and the safety of all concerned.
Below you will find a handy reference guide to the road closures and you can also download and print the PDF to post in your home or workplace so that as many people as possible are aware of the arrangements.
- Appian Way
- Corban Avenue
- Davies Drive
- Don McKinnon Drive
- QBE Stadium, Gate C Access Road
- Munroe Lane
- Stadium Drive
- Warnboet Lane
There is limited parking available on Civic Crescent and further street parking over towards the bus station. The most convenient and plentiful parking, however, it 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. 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. 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 Lakes Legends. See the Race Day Schedule for times.
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 will be awarded to:
- Top 3 men and women overall in the following series …
- 10K Run Series
- 10K Walk Series
- 5K Run Series
- 5K Walk Series
- Top 3 boys and girls in the 2K Dash Series for …
- Ages 7 & Under
- Ages 8 & Over
- Top finisher in each age division for ….
- 10K Run Series
- 5K Run Series
Important! There are no merit prizes for individual races. All merit prizes are based on point accumulated across the whole series.
Series Points – How Are They Calculated?
Points are awarded to every finisher in each race in the series. Even if you entered on a single race ticket, you will still receive series points if you finish. Points are based on the inverse of your placing (which, in turn, is based on your NET TIME – see above). So, if there are 50 male finishers in the 10km run then the first place finisher will receive 50 points, 10th place will receive 40 points and last place will receive 1 point. Our Series Challenge calculates points by gender and by age division so you can chart your progress throughout the series amongst your gender group and your age group.
- In order to calculate your series points, we match your results based on your name, gender and date of birth. If you enter each event as a single race entrant, you must be careful to ensure these details are the same for each entry or you may miss out. We are not responsible for errors in your data entry.
- In the case of a tie for any of the major merit prizes, the head-to-head record between those people will be used to separate them. If the tie still cannot be broken, the person with the fastest recorded time throughout the series will be deemed the winner.
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.
Hybrid Walk/Run or Competitive Walk?
When registering for a race distance which includes a competitive walk prize, you will be prompted to identify yourself as Runner, Hybrid Run/Walk or Competitive Walker. 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 hybrid option. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.
Important! Hybrid run/walk competitors should start on the same start horn as the runners. For the 21K and 10K distances, Competitive Walk participants should start on the dedicated walkers start which will be three minutes after the main field.
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 Competitive 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.
We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2019 Lakes Legends onto the stage at the Grand Finale.
Important! If you believe you will qualify as a new Lakes Legend by finishing the 2019 Grand Finale then please check that your name is on the list below. The list is built from our results database based on a match of first name, last name and date of birth and any error or slight deviation in your registration details may mean you miss out on your big moment. Please use the contact form ASAP if your name is missing.
Class of 2019 candidates: NOOR BEADSMOORE, RYAN BLANK, MARK BOYCE, MAIA BRANNIGAN, SHELLEY BRANNIGAN, REBECCA BRINDLE, MARCUS BRISTOL, DONOVAN BROAD, GEOFF BURROWS, DENIS CLARKIN, YURADA DEWINTER, GRANT DOLAN, STEVE DOUGHTY, SARA DUGGAN, JAKI DWIGHT, NEIL EVANS, SUZANNE FOY, EMRE GENC, PATRICK GOODENOUGH, CHANEL HEIGHWAY, OSCAR JACOBSOHN, MICHAEL JENKINSON, SANDRA KASHAMMER, VICTORIA KOOPEN, PAUL LEAR, LINDA LOTZE, PAUL MARR, NAOMI MCINTOSH, MARIE MCKENNA, ALEXANDRA MIEHLBRADT, HANNAH NELSON, CONOR O’MAHONY, CALLUM O’MAHONY, NEIL ORTON, DALE PEARSON, KATE PHILLIPS, FREDRICK LOUIS EMILIO RAMOS, COLIN RANWELL, MARK ROBINSON, MIKE SHADDICK, RACHEL SIMPSON, CHRISTO VAN HUYSSTEEN, LUKE WATSON, ANNE WYRILL
|Legend Number||Legend Name|
|105||KAI MING CHAN|
|133||ANIKA GABRIELLE RAMOS|
|134||EARVIN REUEL RAMOS|
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