This week there are two events being conducted concurrently over the same course – the AJL Heavy Equipment Half Marathon and the Stevo and Salty’s Half Marathon Teams’ Race.
The half marathon races will start at 9.30am. Competitors need to wear a race bib, which will be provided, to identify which race they are in and what team. It is a flat, out-and-back course. As sections of the race is on public roads runners are asked run with caution and obey any directions from race officials. Runners need to supply their own drinks in clearly marked bottles. There will be a tub for drinks at the start which will be taken to the race turn.
The races start at the Turners Beach Football Club, Henry Street, Turners Beach. The course starts with a clockwise lap of the oval heads out of the ground on Henry Street and runners then turn left onto Susan Street and left again onto Boyes Street. There will be a race official at the junction of Boyes Street and The Esplanade to turn the runners left and onto the right-hand side of The Esplanade. Runners continue on the right-hand side of the road to the coastal pathway through to Beach Road. The runners join the Fairway Park pathway near to Ulverstone Surf Club, continue along the pathway past Otto’s Grotto and take the top footpath at the wharf and onto the Ulverstone Bridge. The race heads right off the bridge footpath onto the coastal walkway next to the Leven River to Maud Street. At Maud Street runners turn right into Braddon Street and continue on the right-hand side to the turn just before the Ulverstone Tennis Courts where there will be a drink station. The teams’ second runner commences their run at the turn. Runners return on the same course to the finish at the Turners Beach Football Ground.
Post-race presentations will take place in the Turners Beach Club clubrooms. There will be free soup, tea and coffee available for runners, volunteers and supporters. There are toilet and shower facilities available.