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Central Coast Half Marathon

Sun 25th Nov 2018
Memorial Park, 46 Marine Parade, The Entrance NSW 2261, Australia

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The Central Coast Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run is on Sunday, 25 November 2018 at The Entrance on the Central Coast in New South Wales.

Both runs follow the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay on out and back courses. The course is flat, fast and scenic, and officially certified as 21.1km for the Half Marathon and 10km for the Fun Run.

This event is proudly organised by the Central Coast Hash House Harriers a not-for-profit running club located on the NSW Central Coast. For over 37 years the club has offered its members and guests sociable, non-competitive runs and walks along pre-set trails from different locations across the Central Coast each week.

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:00am Sun 25th Nov 2018
    AUD $55
    Event passed
  2. 10 km

    Run 10km
    7:45am Sun 25th Nov 2018
    AUD $15–AUD $100
    Event passed

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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Course Details

Fast, Flat and Scenic Course – Starts under The Entrance Bridge, at The Entrance and proceeds along The Entrance Road north before linking up with the cycleway and continuing along the path for 5km for Fun Runners and 10.5km for Half Marathon runners. The course returns back along the same route to finish at the Memorial Park, The Entrance.

Raceday Logistics

Race Location

The event is based at Memorial Park, Marine Parade, The Entrance.

The event is an ‘out and back’ race so you can start and finish around the same area which means there’s no need for transfers between start/finish points.

Race and Briefing times

The races commence at:

  • Half Marathon – 7:00 am
  • 10km Fun Run – 7:45 am

The races start from under The Entrance Bridge and finish under the Finish Banner at the Memorial Park, The Entrance.

Briefings for each race will be held 15 mins prior to each race. The briefings will be held at the Memorial Park stage before heading to the start line.

Please ensure you’re at the venue in time for the runner briefing sessions. If you are not at the Start Area (under The Entrance Bridge) within 10 minutes after the gun is fired, organisers may stop you from starting the race. If you need to pick up your bib on race day, you can do so from 5:30 am.

Bib and Timing Chip Collection:

Bibs and Timing Chips can be collected on Saturday, 24th November 2018 between 12:00pm and 4:00pm from Mingara One Fitness Centre, Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi or on Race Day at Memorial Park from 5:30am.

Once you’ve submitted you’re online entry, an E-ticket will be sent to the e-mail address you provided in your entry. Your E-ticket must be provided for bib collection.

If collecting a race bib for someone else, you must present their e-ticket and written authorisation from them.

The electronic timing chip is attached to you Race Bib. You do not need to return your timing chip/bib.

Travel

How to Get to Memorial Park, The Entrance

Travelling from Sydney/Southern NSW: 

  1. Take the F3 Freeway north from Sydney.
  2. Leave the Freeway at the Wyong/The Entrance/Yarramalong exit & follow Wyong Rd; it is a direct route through Tuggerah, Berkeley Vale & Killarney Vale.
  3. At the Shelley Beach roundabout, turn left on to the Central Coast Highway formally The Entrance Rd.
  4. Continue along for approximately 5 minutes and you will be in the middle of The Entrance Town Centre.

Travelling from Newcastle/Northern NSW

Option A: F3 Freeway

  1. Take the F3 Freeway South and exit the Freeway at the Wyong/The Entrance/Yarramalong exit.
  2. Follow the instructions above to reach The Entrance.

Option B: From Newcastle/Pacific Highway

  1. If you are travelling from Newcastle and/or along the Pacific Highway travel south along the Pacific Highway through Charlestown, Belmont and Swansea.
  2. You will pass the Cams Wharf, Catherine Hill Bay and Chain Valley Bay turn offs, and travel through to Doyalson.
  3. Turn left at the Doyalson traffic lights, into Norah Rd then Scenic Rd.
  4. Continue along Scenic Rd through Budgewoi, across the bridge at Budgewoi Point and follow the road as it veers to the right (this is now Budgewoi Rd).
  5. Travel straight through the roundabout (Noraville turnoff will be on your left) and continue along Wilfred Barrett Drive.
  6. You will now travel approximately 10kms until you reach The Entrance North.
  7. To reach The Entrance town centre travel across The Entrance Bridge and turn left at the roundabout.

Parking

There is parking close to the Memorial Park at The Entrance. There is parking available along adjacent streets, a car park on the waterfront and there is also a parking station located on Coral Street at The Entrance. All parking at The Entrance is free.

FAQs

Facilities

Toilets – Toilets are available at Memorial Park, the start line as well as along the course.

Gear Storage – Limited storage of gear is available on the day courtesy of the Central Coast Hash House Harriers. Please visit the Gear Storage table when you arrive at the venue to arrange storage. You must produce your Race Bib to collect your gear at the completion of the race.

Food and Beverages – A BBQ/Sausage Sizzle will be run at the event by the Cancer Council. There are also many cafes and restaurants located around the start area at The Entrance. There will be water stops along the race course as well as water supplied at the completion of the race.

Medical Assistance – NSW Ambulance will be available on the day at the Memorial Park should there be an emergency. First aid officers, courtesy of Killarney Vale AFL Club, will also be positioned along the course and on call for the duration of the event. There is an abundance of volunteers stationed along the course to assist you should you get into any difficulties or require assistance in any way. The medical assistance provided is intended for emergency incidents occurring on the day.

Presentations – Presentations will be held after the event from approximately 9:30 am at the Memorial Park. We hope all runners are back by this time, but we may have to start regardless

Categories and Prizes

Half Marathon Prizes

1st – $500 and medallion (male & female)
2nd – $350 and medallion (male & female)
3rd – $200 and medallion (male & female)

The first Male and Female in each of the following age categories receive a trophy: 15–19yrs, 20–29yrs, 30–39yrs, 40–49yrs, 50–59yrs, 60–69yrs, 70yrs+

10k Fun Run Prizes

1st – $300 and trophy (male & female)
2nd – $150 and trophy (male & female)
3rd – $100 and trophy (male & female)

The first male & female in each of the following age categories receive a trophy: 14yrs and under, 15–19yrs, 20–29yrs, 30–39yrs, 40–49yrs, 50–59yrs, 60–69yrs, 70yrs+

All Central Coast Running Festival finishers receive a medallion.

Is there a maximum number of runners in each event?

There is a cut off limit of 1,000 entries for the Half Marathon and 1,000 entries for the 10km Fun Run. Entries will be closed once this number has been reached. Enter now to assure yourself of a spot.

Is there a cut off time for the Half Marathon and 10k Fun Run?

YES! The course is held on a public access cycle path. This path will be re-opened to the public from 10:00am. This is the cut-off time for both events.

Will I receive a Finishers medal?

YES! All runners that complete the course will receive a finishers medal. This applies to all competitors.

Are the courses flat?

YES. Both events are fast and flat with traditionally great running conditions and amazing scenery.

Will there be water and refreshment stations?

There will be four (4) water stations for the Fun Run participants and eight (8) water stations for the Half Marathon Runners.

Are there toilets along the course?

Toilets are available at the start/finish and along the course.

What happens when I finish the race?

You will finish at the Memorial Park, The Entrance in time for the presentation ceremony which will commence at approximately 9:30 am.

Is there anything to do post-recovery?

A presentation will be held after the Event. The presentation will be held at approximately 9:30am where prize money and trophies will be awarded to all place getters. The Entrance is a tourist mecca, with cafes, restaurants, The Entrance Hotel, as well as many gift and specialty shops within walking distance of the Memorial Park. After the Event treat yourself and enjoy the relaxed charm of The Entrance for the afternoon before heading home after a terrific day’s running!

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Reviews (94)

4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I arrived by car with my nephew Sam at 5.30am. Found a park straight away then got our bibs. Very relaxed atmosphere and did our WU jog pre race. No problems
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I would have liked to know at which kilometer the drinks were at and also if there was sports drink available and what type of sports drink.
  • Did the 10 km in 2018

    Not really. Aside from watch out for the bollards which is pretty well covered in the briefing and I'm used to now at the event
  • Did the 10 km in 2018

    Fantastic, just enter turn up and have fun
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    The start can be a bit crowded because you are confined to the footpath so judge where you should be on the start line and keep to the left :)
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    The course was perfect for a fast time.
  • Did the 10 km in 2018

    I really enjoy it, the volunteers are really friendly. I run it every year
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I have run the Central Coast Half a few times now. It does get a little boring on the cycle path. Not sure if there are any other option to vary the course slightly?

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