Sydney Striders 10K Series
The Sydney Striders 10K Series is held on the first Saturday of every month from February to November. You don't have to be a club member to participate but the entry fee is higher for non-members.
The course is a certified 10km with km marks at three different locations and a 60 minute time limit.
There are refreshments and munchies afterwards, outright and lucky draw prizes, results published on the web usually on the same day and mostly traffic free courses.
Please note the May event is also the ANSW State Title races but Striders will still be awarded points for time and handicap from these results.
Olympic Park Course Description
NEW: P5 Parking Area off Hill Rd near Holker Busway
Our newer newest course. Toilets, water, garbage bins, and shelters are at the start. The course is twice around a traffic free 5k loop, starting and finishing at the P5b Parking area off Hill Rd, near the Holker Busway. NOTE: Holker Busway is buses only - access is via Hill Rd. Striders has negotiated FREE parking in P5c (check the map) from 6am to 9am. Parking in any other P5 areas will cost you $3 per hour, and staying in P5c after 9am will also cost you $3 an hour from when you arrived....
The start, 5k, and finish is at the P5b Parking Area facilities on Holker Busway, off Hill Rd. The START is in the westerly P5b parking area. Run a clockwise lap of P5a carpark, exiting onto the footpath along Holker Busway halfway back up the small hill. Turn left on the footpath, then left at the bottom and run along Hill Rd footpath.1km
Continue to Pondage Link and turn left. (Note, do not take the left hand path before Pondage Link - that is the old course) Keep the grassy knoll at the corner of Hill Rd and Pondage Link on your left. Left at Kevin Coombs Ave, then veer left into the parkland just past the fountains. (2km just into parkland)
Follow the bike path keeping left, pass under Holker Busway, continue over concrete bridge (3km at start of bridge) to Wentworth Common, turning left for a lap. 4km at toilet block path.
Finish the lap, turn left into the path you came out of earlier, follow the bike path back to Holker. Just after going under Holker take the hard left hand U turn up onto the bridge.
Continue along the bridge footpath and veer left as you pass the amenities block 5km. Back through the start line.
At the end of the second lap do not veer left, just run straight ahead to the finish shute - it will be abundantly clear when you get there!
Parking: Just remember to park in P5c - not the other P5 areas - there will be signs and a marshal to point you at the correct area.
FAQs on the series:
First race 7am, 1st Saturday, February
Then 7am on the first Saturday of each month
Last race first Saturday in November
All races $20 for Visitors who pre-register online or $25 on the day, $7 for Striders (fee includes refreshments)
60 minute limit
Races will generally go ahead regardless of weather, however a race will be cancelled if access to the venue is closed, eg due to fire or otherwise. If a race is cancelled, notices will be placed on facebook and the Striders web page and all pre-paid entries will receive a full refund.
Any questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org