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    RACE DAY TIMELINE

    6:00am

    Event Village opens

    8:10am

    10km start closes

    7:00am

    Half Marathon Starts

    9:00am

    5km starts

    7:30am

    Half Marathon start closes

    9:30am

    5km start closes

    7:50am

    10km starts

    10:30am

    All runners off road

    6:00am

    Event Village opens

     

    7:00am

    Half Marathon Starts

     

    7:30am

    Half Marathon rolling start closes

     

    8:10am

    10km starts

     

    8:30am

    10km rolling start closes

     

    9:00am

    5km starts

     

    10:30am

    Roads Reopen

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Registrations

    Minimum age of events

    The following age limits apply for each distance at the Sandy Point Half Marathon:

      • Half Marathon – Participants must be 16 years on race day
    • 10km – All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. The child’s guardian must be entered in the event.
    • 5km – All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a guardian. The child’s guardian must be entered in the event

    I have toddler, do they have to pay?

    Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee, however for safety and insurance reasons you will be required to provide details in the registration process.

    When do registrations close?

    Last Minute/Online Entries End 11:59pm Friday, 26 November 2021

     

    Onsite entries will be available on Saturday 27 November from 12 noon to 3pm and Sunday 28 November from 6am.

    I’m having trouble entering - what do I do?

    Please emailinfo@solemotive.com.

    I can no longer participate – what happens now?

    You don’t have to notify Sole Motive (the organiser) if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.

     

    We do offer the following:

     

    Withdrawal from the event: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 5:00pm, Thursday 25 November 2021.After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing and valid for Sole Motive owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Refunds will not be issued. When an entrant registers, they agree to the below terms and conditions;

     

    T&C #15. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other SM owned events (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm, one month prior to the event. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes will not be issued when downgrading distances. Credit notes will be valid for SM owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing.

    I’ve already registered but I want to join a team

    If you wish to join a team, you can do so through your registrationlink.

    I accidentally entered the wrong details on my registration – how do I fix this?

    • If you need to update your details you can do so viaRegister Now.
    • Please log in and click the cogwheel within your Sandy Point registration, then click ‘My Registration’. On the next page, click ‘Edit’, update your details and then click ‘Save’.

    I have lost or never received my confirmation email, can I have it resent?

    Please ensure you have checked your junk/spam folder for your confirmation email (e-ticket). If you can still not locate it, you can log viaRegister Now and choose to resend your registration email.

    Can my friend take my entry if I can no longer participate?

    There is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name. Please email info@solemotive.com.

    Can I register at the event?

    Onsite entries will be available on Saturday 27 November from 12 noon to 3pm and Sunday 28 November from 6am.

    On Course

    Toilet, drink & first-aid locations

    Public and portable toilets are located at the Event Village as well as a first aid post.Please refer to relevant distance page for on course toilet and drink station locations.

    Can I run with headphones?

    We strongly discourage the use of headphones on the course. If you do choose to use headphones while running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

    Can I have a supporter ride a bike next to me?

    No personal support riders or bike riders within the vicinity of runners are permitted on course. It is the responsibility of each athlete while running to ensure that no bikes are on the course near the runners. Any transgression will result in disqualification from the event.

    Can I run with a pram?

    Prams are permitted in all events – please start at the back of your wave for safety reasons.

    Can I run as a support person for someone who needs assistance?

    If you are running to lend a helping hand to someone who is unable to run without you, then please contact Sole Motive on (03) 9285 0600 or info@solemotive.com.

    Can I run with my dog?

    All animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time. However, we welcome dogs on leads in the event village.

    Wheelchair information

    Racing Wheelchair:If you are a racing wheelchair please contact timing@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 5 minutes before each distance.

     

    Non Racing Wheelchair:Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our event. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

    Runner’s World Pace Leaders

    TBC.

    Race Packs

    Race Pack Postage and Collection

    There are three options to collect your race kit:

     

    Option 1 – Postage: If you wish to have your race pack posted to you, you must register before 11:59pm, 11 November 2021. Please note, a delivery fee of $8.95 applies.

     

    Option 2 – Pickup from Sole Motive Retail 170 Queens St Melbourne:

     

    If you wish to “collect from the Sole Motive store”, race packs will be available for collection from 12:00pm, 19 November 2021 until 5pm 25 November 2021.

     

    Option 3 – Pickup at the event site:

     

    You can collect your Race Pack at the event site on Saturday 27 November 12 noon-3:00pm OR Sunday 28 November from 6:00am.

     

    For the purpose of Race Bib collection, you will be provided with a QR code.

    How do I upgrade/DOWNGRADE my race?

    Upgrade your race: Event downgrades can be made online up until Friday, 26 November 2021. Use this link.

     

    Downgrade from your race: Event downgrades can be made online up until Friday, 26 November 2021. Use thislink.Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.

     

    Please note: Any changes to your registration (name, distance, postage) will incur a $10 administration fee.

    Race Weekend

    HOW TO GET THERE? 

    Train

    The nearest train station to the event site is Brighton Beach (on the Sandringham line) and is just a short 3-minute walk to the event site. Please refer to Public Transport Victoria for further details and to plan your route. Given it is a Sunday and the event is early please be aware there is minimal services available.

     

    Car

    Car parking is available in the side streets of Beach Road and in the Green Point, Brighton car park.Plenty of parking is also available at Dendy St. Access to the side streets of Beach Road and the Green Point, Brighton car park is only available from the North end of Beach Road (the city end). Car Park fees apply and are approximately $13. Please park legally and be aware of parking restrictions in the area.

     

    Bike

    Sole Motive will provide plenty of bike parking at the event site. Please make sure to bring your own lock to ensure your bike is secure.

    ROAD CLOSURES 

    Road closures will be announced closer to the race week.

    Bag drop information

    Bag drop is available at the event village. Please do not leave valuables in your bag. Sole Motive accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Attach the tear-off strip on the bottom of your race bib to your bag. Keep your race bib so that you can collect your bag post-event.

     

    Please note: this year we’re cutting down on single-use plastics and will not be providing plastic bags to put belongings in at the Bag Drop Marquee. Please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

    Results

    Will there be an awards ceremony at the end of the event and how will the top 3 place getters be awarded?

    Yes, placegetters will be awarded based on gun time rather the adjusted time for each run (net time). If any runner wants to place in this event, they must start in the first wave. Trophies will be presents to participants post-race. Approximately 30mins after the winner of each distance finishes.

    How will I be timed on day?

    All runners in the Half-Marathon, the 10k and 5k races will be timed. If you wish to receive a finishing time all participants must wear their RACE BIB. Your Race Bib contains a disposable timing chip, if you don’t wear your bib, you won’t receive an official time.

     

    Please wear your race bib on the front of your top and ensure it is visible.

    Where can I find my results?

    Live results will be available online from TBC.

     

    Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results and have paid an additional $2 will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event, and finishers will receive a certificate via email.

    What is net time?

    Net time is the time the participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, and will be used to award aged category places. These times are for participant information only and are not used to determine place getters. Placegetters are determined by gun time – the first three male and females across the finish line.

    COVID-19

    COVID-19 Safe Plan

     

    We will be delivering these events in a modified format to ensure they are in accordance with the Victorian Government’s guidelines. View our COVID-Safe Plan here.

     

    What if Sandy Point Half does not take place on Sunday, 28 NOVEMBER 2021, for reasons relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    Registered participants for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals to the event in the following year.

    What if I am unable to get to the event due to border restrictions?

    Registered participants for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals to the event in the following year.

    Can't find the answer in the FAQ's?  

    Get in touch:

    info@solemotive.com
    03 9285 0600