River Run 100 Ultra Marathon 2015100km Team or Individual Pursuit Charity Run on Sunday 16 August 2015 in South Bank, Brisbane
"River Run 100 is a unique opportunity to run a middle distance relay with your mates as a team. Let's run the river together," says Craig Mottram, "Australia's greatest ever 5,000 metres runner" and River Run 100 Ambassador.
On Sunday, August 16th 2015, Southbank, Brisbane will come alive to the River Run 100 - an exciting innovation in middle distance and ultra running for runners of all levels. The event was created in 2013, with support from Craig Mottram one of Australia's top distance runners, it was created as a springboard for runners to raise money for their favourite charities.
If you're not in the ultra marathon league it's OK - co-workers, gym buddies, family and friends can all team together to run the river - raising money for many great cause's. Runners can race as an individual or a team pursuit/relay (from 2 to 10 person teams) over 100 kilometres of predominantly flat bike paths along the Brisbane River. To cater for all running enthusiast there will also a 50km (team or individual), 20km and 10km events.
When you break it down its just one big fun run - anyone and everyone can build a team. Gary Bertwistle, presenter, author and founder of Tour de Cure will be running the river, he said, "There is something empowering and motivating about running for a cause. Knowing that your efforts are helping someone else draws you towards the finish line.... it gets you through the hard times we all face in our own race. I am proud to be running the river together to help others."
Family and friends can support the runners along the route with loads of great access points to cheer on runners or hangout at Southbank with heaps of fun stuff for the whole family and join in the celebration as teams and individuals cross the finish line. Myles Talman, Managing Director of Brisbane business Multapex, took the challenge along with other corporations last year fielding two corporate teams, he said, "Multapex was excited to be involved in the River Run 100, raising money for such a worthy cause and enjoying time with friends – it's was a great day and a great event"
Challenge yourself and your team - transition legs need to be planned at 5km or 10km intervals to correspond with transition and marshalling points and can be configured to individual member's 'running fitness'. Running as a team makes the 100km achievable for everyone - a team of six can combine long, short and just-for-fun distance runners across the 100km – with everyone finishing the final 5km together.
Start times are set for the 50/20/10km events but for the 100km start time is set by the competitors trying to cross the finish line by 3.00 pm. Medallions and trophies will be awarded for line honour winners and best times for each category. The event is capped to no more than 1000 runners so teams will be accepted on a first come basis - so get in quick.
Find out more at www.riverrun100.com.au