21.1km SOLO RUN (Half Marathon)

A picturesque, flat course consisting entirely of bitumen sealed cycling path with just a few sections of concrete footpath (not more than 2km in total). The course starts and finishes at Apex Park Wangaratta and consists of a loop of the park, then an out and back loop on the Ovens River and One Mile Creek fitness paths.

The half marathon course has been measured using the IAAF / AIMS process, but is not certified.

Start time: Between 8:00am and 10:00am (choose start time in entry form, aim to finish near 12:00pm).
Presentations: Commence at 4:30pm at the presentation and dinner (dinner commences at 4:00pm).
On day entry: No. The latest entries will be accepted is Saturday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Refer entry page for details.
Aid Stations:
  • 0.0km – Start at Apex Park Wangaratta
  • 5.0km – Appin Street carpark adjacent to One Mile Creek path, opens at 4:30am
  • 10.0km – Rattray Avenue near bridge over creek, opens at 5:00am
  • 11.1km – Rattray Avenue near bridge over creek
  • 16.1km – Appin Street carpark adjacent to One Mile Creek path
  • 18.6km – College St near Scout Hall, also serves 10km entrants twice
  • 21.1km – Finish at Apex Park Wangaratta.
  • Entrants are expected to be finished by 2:00pm.
  • Entrants are advised that there are numerous road crossings that are not attended by marshals. In ALL circumstances this event requires entrants to obey normal pedestrial laws and give way to ALL traffic.
  • Entrants are recommended to choose a start wave that will allow them to finish close to 12:00pm.
  • Entrants are advised that the 10km event starts at 9:00am and uses the first 2.5km and last 2.5km of the half marathon course.

  • Entrants start at Apex Park, Wangaratta on the South side of the second column from the South Eastern corner of the market pavilion.
  • Entrants do a lap of the bitumen path at Apex Park and cross back over the timing mat.
  • Entrants now continue along the Ovens River cycle path to College Street.
  • Entrants cross College Street and Park Lane remaining on the cycling path and continue along the North side of College Street.
  • Entrants cross Phillipson St when the bitumen path ends and continue along the College Street footpath on the North side of the road until the end of College Street where they merge back into a bitumen cycle path.
  • Entrants follow the path West until they cross over the footbridge attached to the road bridge near the golf course and immediately turn 180 degrees and head back under the bridge they just crossed.
  • Entrants now follow the One Mile Creek bicycle path as defined almost all the way to its termination point at Cribbes Road where they come to a single point turn around cone.
  • Entrants return to the start / finish line by exactly the same course (ie out and back) but do not do an additional lap of Apex Park when they arrive (ie they run straight over the finish mat).
The entire 21.1km course has less than 80m of elevation gain and loss. It's flat and fast.
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