HOW DO I RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY REEBOK ZIGTECH URBANATHLON T-SHIRT?
A complimentary Reebok Urbanathlon ZigTech T-shirt is available to the first 3500 people who enter online in the Urbanathlon. If you are one of the first 3500 people to enter, your complimentary t-shirt will be available for collection alongside your race pack on race day. The race packs are available for collection in the registration area at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. Please ensure that you select the correct T-shirt size during the online entry process, as sizing cannot be rectified later.HOW DOES IT WORK IF I AM IN A TEAM?
Teams are to assign a team manager to register a team through the online registration form. All team members are to then register and pay online, nominating the team they wish to participate with. Each team must have a minimum of four participants. All team members must run the entire 10.7km and undertake all 10 obstacles. The team will be judged on the total times of the four fastest team members, not the average time.WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEAM MEMBER CANNOT COMPETE?
Teams can register more than four people in case a team member cannot run on the day. The final team time will be calculated on the four fastest members.
If only four people have registered and one member cannot participate on race day, the participants will automatically become individual runners.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ENTER AND WHAT INFO DO I RECEIVE PRE-EVENT?
When you enter the event using our online entry system, you will fill out your details, pay your entry fee and be allocated a wave time. Upon completion of the process, you will receive a confirmation email. This is your confirmation that your place is secured. You will then receive regular e-communications providing key information about the event to help you prepare for event day.WILL I RECEIVE ANYTHING IN THE POST?
No. The race will be electronically timed and you will be issued with your timing chip and chest bib, together with your race goodie bag and Reebok race shirt, at the registration tent on event day. You will be required to state your shirt size at that time. T-shirt sizes cannot be amended on the day. Please be sure to arrive in plenty of time on the morning of the event.
HOW AND WHERE DO I PICK UP MY RACE KIT?
After completion of the online entry process you will receive an e-ticket. Please ensure you bring this with you to the registration area in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, from 6am on the day of the event to collect your race kit. Your race kits contains your timing chip to be affixed to your running shoes, chest bib (wearing of which is mandatory), discount coupons, information guide, clothing bag sticker and other race-related materials. If your e-ticket is not available, you will be required to provide photo identification in order to retrieve your race kit. You can collect more than one race kit on the day so long as you have the appropriate e-tickets.
*Race packs and materials must be picked up on-site. They will NOT be shipped to participants.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?
All participants must be 18 years of age or older to enter the event.
WHEN DO I NEET TO ARRIVE ON RACE DAY?
The race starts at 7.30am. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour before your wave time. This is critical as you will need to park or walk, collect your race kit, drop off your clothing bag, attach your bib and chip, before making your way to the starting line.HOW DOES THE WAVE START WORK?
Each participant will be assigned to a wave start based on when their online entry was received. You are required to begin the race within your assigned wave. Waves will start at intervals, beginning from the official start time of the race. Each wave will consist of 50 runners and waves will be released at one-minute intervals. Once you have been allocated your start wave time, you cannot change it.
Timing headquarters will keep the official time clock for the competition. The race clock works in real time – it begins when a participant crosses the timing mats at the start and stops when they cross the finish line.
Staging for the race start will begin 30 minutes prior to the official start time. Participants need to look out for their assigned wave’s staging sign within the start area and line up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Can I change my start wave once I have registered for Urbanathlon?
No, start waves are allocated at the time of registration and will not be changed.
Does entering a team guarantee the same start wave?
No, start waves are allocated at the time of registration. To be in the same start wave, all team members need to register and pay for their entry at the same time.
Does the Urbanathlon have a preferred/elite start?
Yes, there will be a preferred/elite section in the first start wave. To apply for a preferred start you must first register online, then send a copy of your confirmation email to Urbanathlon@pont3.com with attached documented proof that shows your result over a 10km distance in the past 12 months. As a guide, preferred starts will be offered to athletes who have previously covered 10km in under 35 minutes for a male and under 40 minutes for a female.
WHAT IS A CHEST BIB & WHAT IS A TIMING CHIP?
Both the timing chip and the chest bib are formal parts of the race procedure.
The chip records your time. It must be attached only to your shoes due to the nature of the obstacles. Your chest bib must also be worn. Failure to wear your chest bib will cause you to be denied access to the starting area. Should it become detached at any obstacle, it must be re-attached to your running attire.
AM I REQUIRED TO RETURN MY TIMING CHIP AFTER THE EVENT?
Yes. Once you have crossed the finish line you can return your chip at the Chip/Medal transfer station. Upon return of the timing chip, you will receive your finisher’s medal.
IF I AM UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND OR TRANSFER MY ENTRY TO A FRIEND?
There will be NO refunds. Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
CAN WOMEN PARTICIPATE?
Yes, women are welcome to participate.
HOW DO ONLINE PROMOTIONAL CODES WORK?
If you have been given a promotional code you will be prompted to enter this during the online registration process. The value of your promotional code will be deducted from the final payment total. Only one promotional code per person per registration.
All promotional codes must be entered at time of registration. Promotional codes not entered at time of registration shall not be valid or redeemable, including for credit, adjustment, refund or otherwise. All promotional codes are subject to change without notice.
CAN I USE AN iPOD/OTHER PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE DURING THE RACE?
For your own safety, it is recommended you do not you use an iPod/portable media device during the race. The obstacles throughout the course involve jumping, crawling and climbing – the risk of snagging headphone cords/dropping devices is high and is likely to result in delays to other competitors. Men’s Health will not be responsible for any damage to iPods/portable media devices used during the race. In addition, this event is being conducted on shared pathways and pavement areas and involves some road crossing. To ensure maximum safety, it will be essential that your hearing is not affected in any way so that you can follow course official and marshal instructions
HOW ARE THE OBSTACLES INCORPORATED INTO THE RACE?
The course layout will naturally direct you to the obstacle locations. All obstacles must be completed, and your finishing time for the race will include the time it takes you to complete each obstacle.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T COMPLETE AN OBSTACLE?
If you are unable to complete an obstacle you will be time penalised. Course marshals will be enforcing this rule on race day. Participants are free to work together to complete any of the obstacles.
WILL THERE BE AN AREA TO LEAVE PRE-RACE CLOTHING AND GEAR?
Gear drop stations will be available on-site the day of the event. If you are bringing clothing to the start area, please use the clothing bag sticker contained in your race kit, which displays your unique race number. Be sure to affix this to your bag when you leave it at the clothing area. Your bag will be retrievable at the end of the event by showing your chest bib. Please do not place valuables in clothing bags – keys, cards and phones – as the bags are meant for clothing only.
WILL THERE BE DRINK STATIONS ALONG THE COURSE?
There will be four drink stations on the Sydney Urbanathlon course, serving water and electrolyte drinks. These drink stations will be placed at approximately the 3km, 5km, 7km and 9km marks of the course.
WILL THERE BE FIRST AID AVAILABLE?
Yes, there will be St John’s Ambulance stations at the start/finish zone and at numerous locations along the course. Each first aid station will have communication with the Events operation centre located at Tumbalong Park so if you feeling unwell or notice a fellow participant is not well please utilise the services.WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO GET TO THE START LINE?
By car: there are plenty of paid parking stations and metered street parking bays available around Darling Harbour and Pyrmont. - Check MapBy public transport: the closest train station is Town Hall; the closest bus station is QVB. Please visit the Transport Infoline or call 131 500 to plan your trip by public transport.