Peoplecare Kerryn McCann 10
Kembla Joggers is very excited to present the Peoplecare Kerryn McCann 10 to partner with the Greater Bank Fitness 5 in 2017. The 10km will provide a longer distance alternative for runners and walkers, and at the same time support a very special cause, the McGrath Foundation.
The 10km will be run in honour of one of Australia’s finest ever female distance athletes, the late, great Kerryn McCann. Born and bred in the Illawarra Kerryn’s achievements are numerous having won many Australian championship titles, winning Australia’s iconic footrace, the City 2 Surf, and, of course, back to back Commonwealth Games marathon gold medals in 2002 (Manchester) and 2006 (Melbourne).
Kerryn was a very proud member of Kembla Joggers for many years and won the Greater Bank Fitness 5 female race no fewer than 5 times, with her first victory in the inaugural edition in 1990. Her time of 15.49 in 2005 still stands as the female course record, something a number of other Australian representatives have been unable to snatch from her since.
The race will follow the same course as the Greater Bank Fitness 5 on the way out and return. The additional 5km is achieved by continuing north from the Greater Bank Fitness 5 turn at North Beach, through Stuart Park, along the cycle way to Elliotts Rd at Fairy Meadow, before returning via Puckey’s Estate nature trail.
Kembla Joggers is very excited to bring this new 10km event to the running community in honour of a local champion. It is hoped the event will grow and become a feature race on the national running calendar.
DISTANCE10km, Certified Accurate Course
RACE RECORDSGiven this is the inaugural event there are no race records. But being the first to compete in this event you will all be record setters.
START / FINISH
This year’s events will start and finish on lower Crown Street in front of the Illawarra Brewery at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre (WEC). The course will be mostly the same with the additional distance gained simply by running around the Flagstaff Hill loop in both directions (previously on the return only).
START TIMERunners in the Peoplecare Kerryn McCann 10 will start at the same time as the Greater Bank Fitness 5 at 8:30am.
Registrations, refreshments and post-event activities will taken from 7:00am and will be situated in front of the Illawarra Brewery, adjacent to Crown Street.