Thousands of locals are expecting to flood into the city for the B&E Hobart Run The Bridge is on this Sunday.
Australian record holder Collis Birmingham is the latest addition to what is shaping up as an epic battle for the Bridge.
The Victorian is a two-time Olympian, World Championship finalist over 5000m, Australian record holder over 15km and the second fastest ever Australian over 10,000m, behind Ben St Lawrence who is also in this weekend’s event.
Despite never racing it himself, Birmingham says “I have seen pictures of the bridge and ran past it, it looks a bit of a killer. I’ve been told the first 5k is pretty hilly and then it is mainly downhill, but I haven’t been doing many hills in training so that will test me”
He reckons there will be fast times including an attempt on the course record of 29minutes 3seconds.
But not everyone is trying to break records. Loads of families will take part and even with prams. Organisers have asked those people to line up towards the rear of the field to avoid collision with other participants.
There is even a new event for walkers only. Using the same course as the Jaguar 5k Run so everyone gets to experience the bridge and a donation from each entry from this event will go towards the Menzies Institution for Medical Research.
The walk will start just after the Jaguar 5k Run with The Menzies 5k walk starting at the Montagu Bay Primary School and finishing at PW1, the exact same course as the Jaguar 5k Run. You can also walk the 1km event.
Buses will run from Salamanca to Blundstone Arena at the times below for people who have purchased bus tickets with their entry. If you haven’t purchased a bus ticket, you can do at race number pick up for $5 per trip.
The following approximate schedule applies for B&E 10km participants. Please note, buses will depart as they fill up, so arrive early;
6:00am / 6:05am / 6:10am / 6:20am / 6:30am / 6:40am
Buses will also run for Jaguar 5k and Menzies 5k Walk participants from Salamanca to Montagu Bay Primary School at the following times;
7:10am / 7:20am / 7:30am / 7:40am
Then after your event from Salamanca back to both Montagu Bay Primary School and Blundstone Arena,the schedule will be;
9:15am / 9:30am / 9:45am / 10:00am / 10:15am / 10:30am
TICKETS - Remember to purchase bus tickets when you enter online or at the registration desk at The Running Edge during bib collection times.
Your name will then be placed on a listing at the relevant bus stop, so there is no need for you to handle a physical bus pass.
If you decide on the day you want to catch the bus, please bring $10 with you to the bus stop.
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