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Marathon

The New Balance Canberra Marathon incorporates the Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships, ACT Marathon Championships, ACT Veterans Marathon Championships, Kembla Joggers Marathon Championships and Sydney Striders Marathon Championships.

Where: Start/finish at Telopea Park School.
When: 7am Sunday 14 April 2002.
Course: See course map. AA Certified Accurate.
Eligibility: Open to all runners over 18. All financial members of a State Veterans/Masters Athletic Club will be eligible for the Australian Masters Athletics Championships. All financial members of the ACT Veterans Athletic Club will be eligible for the ACT Veterans Championship. All first claim ACT registered athletes will be eligible for the ACT Championships. No roller skates, skis, blades, pets, hand-cranked cycles, etc.
Postal entries: Early entry is encouraged to facilitate race planning and is rewarded with cheaper entry fees. All postal entries must be post marked on or before 15 March.No postal entries will be accepted if postmarked later than 15 March and no faxed entries will be accepted after midnight 15 March. Note that this deadline is enforced with no exceptions. The entry fee for postal entries is $55, inclusive of GST.
Late entries: If you miss the entry deadlines, you may enter on race weekend. Entries may be made at the expo on Saturday or immediately prior to the marathon on Sunday. Race weekend entries are at the penalty rate of $80, inclusive of GST.
ACTCCC members: Are eligible for a discounted entry fee of $50, inclusive of GST. This discount only applies to postal or faxed entries.
No refunds: Note that entry fees are non refundable.
Acknowledgement of entries: The receipt of entries is not immediately acknowledged but regular updates of entrants will be included on this web site.
Allocation of bib numbers: Bib numbers are allocated in accordance with personal best times and are advised to each entrant, by post, after the close of postal and faxed entries. Bib numbers are collected on race weekend. Note that bib numbers are not transferable.
Additional race information: Will be mailed to all entrants along with advice of bib numbers.
Time limit: Road closures, aid stations, etc. are geared for a 4½ hour time limit. Competitors remaining on the course after the progressive opening of roads do so at their own risk. Regardless of the time limit, all finishers will be timed, recorded and receive a medallion and certificate.
Aid stations: There will be eight Refreshment Stations, serving athletes’ personal refreshments, an electrolyte drink and bottled water. In between each Refreshment Station there will be Drinking/Sponging Stations, serving cups of water and sponges. The official electrolyte drink for the Canberra Marathon is pb fluid and electrolyte replacement. Experience has told us that a lot of competitors fail to rehearse their race nutrition! It is equally as important to rehearse race nutrition as it is to work on fitness levels! We therefore recommend competitors train with pb fluid and electrolyte replacement prior to race day. For more information visit www.pbsportsnutrition.com. Full details of personal refreshments will be available in the additional race information sent to entrants.
Time splits: Will be called or displayed at 1k, halfway and every 5k. Each kilometre is signposted and accurately marked.
Souvenir photographs: Marathon-Photos.com is the official photographer of the New Balance Canberra Marathon. Marathon-Photos.com will attempt to capture every participant along the route and each finisher as he/she crosses the finish line. These photographs will be available on www.Marathon-Photos.com shortly after the event. Proofs will be sent to all finishers along with a results book and certificate of merit.
Weather: Canberra's average temperature at 7am during April is 8° rising to an average of 14° at 10 am.
Awards: An awards ceremony will commence at 11.30am at race headquarters. Major awards include prizemoney to first five male and female finishers, plus bonus money for race records in open, resident, debut, veteran and wheelchair categories. Full details of the prize money are available on this web site. Awards to first male and female wheelchairs; fastest male and female debuts; first male and female in each veteran category from M40 and W35 will also be presented at the awards ceremony.
Travel award: The first Australian or NZ male and female will win a trip to the Chicago Marathon in October 2002, courtesy of New Balance. This trip includes airfares, accommodation and race entry.
Championship awards: The New Balance Canberra Marathon incorporates a number of championships. Awards for each of these championships are made by the relevant organisation.

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Ultra Marathon

When: The New Balance Canberra Marathon provides a unique opportunity for participants to go ‘beyond the marathon’. After completing the 42.195k marathon and being recorded as a marathon finisher, all marathoners will be eligible to continue and complete the Canberra 50k Ultra Marathon. This option is popular with ultra runners seeking a fast, flat 50k course; marathon runners seeking to step up to ultra events; and participants training for such events as the Comrades Marathon. Please indicate in the appropriate box on the entry form if you intend taking this option.
Where: Map available on this website shortly.
Awards: Will be provided to the first three males and females.

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Marathon Eve Fun Run

Where: Start/finish at Telopea Park School.
When: 4pm Saturday 13 April 2002
Course: Multi-lap course around the streets of Barton - traffic-free and AA Certified Accurate. Mapavailable on this website shortly.
Eligibility: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities welcome and encouraged to participate.
Postal entries: Early entry is encouraged to facilitate race planning and is rewarded with cheaper entry fees. All postal entries must be post marked on or before 15 March. No postal entries will be accepted if postmarked later than 15 March and no faxed entries will be accepted after midnight 15 March. Note that this deadline is enforced with no exceptions. The entry fee for postal entries is $18 adult, $12 under 20, or $40 per family, all inclusive of GST. Families comprise a mother and/or father, plus any children, all living at the same address.
Late entries: Entries will be accepted on race day. Race day entries are at the penalty rate of $25 adult and $20 under 20, both inclusive of GST. There is no family entry fee on race day.
No refunds: Note that entry fees are non refundable.

Acknowledgement of entries:
The receipt of entries is not immediately acknowledged but regular updates of entrants will be included on this web site.
Distribution of bib numbers: Bib numbers will be mailed to entrants immediately after the close of postal entries. Note that bib numbers are not transferable.
Additional race information: Will be mailed to entrants along with bib numbers.
Aid stations: There will be a drink station on each lap and at the finish, serving cups of an electrolyte drink and water. The official electrolyte drink for the Canberra Marathon is pb fluid and electrolyte replacement. Experience has told us that a lot of competitors fail to rehearse their race nutrition! It is equally as important to rehearse race nutrition as it is to work on fitness levels! We therefore recommend competitors train with pb fluid and electrolyte replacement prior to race day. For more information visit www.pbsportsnutrition.com
Awards: An awards ceremony will commence immediately after the event. Finishers must be present to win barrel awards. Other than awards for the first male and female finishers in each race, all awards will be from the barrel. Bonus money will be paid for open male and female race records in the 5k and 10k. There will be categories for under 20, 18, 16 and 14 males and females and all veteran categories from W35 and M40. Winners will be acknowledged in the Results Book.

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Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships

The long running Australian Veterans Marathon Championships will be called the Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships in the future following a name change by the Australian Association of Veteran Athletic Clubs. The Australian body changed its name to Australian Masters Athletics Inc. following a similar move by the world governing body at the World Championships in Brisbane in July 2001.

The 2002 New Balance Canberra Marathon will incorporate the Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships. These Championships were held in conjunction with the Canberra Marathon for 16 consecutive years from 1984-1999.

In 2000 the Canberra Marathon was not conducted to allow SOCOG to conduct The Host City Marathon, the official Olympic Test Event. The 2000 Veterans Championships were incorporated with that one-off event. In 2001 the Championships were held in conjunction with the World Veterans Athletics Championships in Brisbane.

These Championships are conducted on behalf of the Australian Masters Athletics Inc. (AMA Inc). Medals are awarded for the first three placegetters in each five year age group, starting with the 30-34 years age group. There is no upper age limit. If we have an entrant in an age category, there is a medal available. We use the familiar age grouping - men 30-34 are M30; women 30-34 are W30.; men 35-39 are M35, etc.

To be eligible for medals in the Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships, you must be a member of a veterans athletic club which is affiliated with AMA Inc. Membership enquiries can be made with Brian Foley phone 08-93392716 or brianfoley@bigpond.com.au

There are also veteran category awards made by the Canberra Marathon. These are independent of the AMA Inc medals and are awarded to the first finisher in each veteran category, starting at M40 and W35, regardless of nationality. Membership of a veteran athletic club is not necessary for eligibility for these awards.

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Runners' Expo

Where: Race headquarters - Telopea Park School, NSW Crescent, Barton.
When: 2-6pm Saturday 13 April.
What: Race number and program distribution; The Runners Shop with discounted shoes and clothing; sale of official race merchandise, books and magazines; athletic club displays.

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Pasta Party

When: 7-9pm Saturday 13 April.
Where: Rydges Capital Hill Hotel.
What: A traditional carbohydrate loading party featuring special guest speaker, triple Olympian and Canberra Marathon record holder, Susan Hobson
Menu: Endorsed by Australian Institute of Sport nutritionist Louise Burke. Features a selection of pasta and sauces, fresh garden salads, continental breads followed by a selection of fresh fruit and low-fat ice cream. Includes orange juice and mineral water.
Cost: $24 per head inclusive of GST.
Bookings: Space is limited so order your tickets early by completing the appropriate item on the attached entry form. No bookings direct with hotel.


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