Women on the Run 2021 – Event information
Thank you for registering for Zahra Foundation Women on the Run sponsored by Credit Union SA. We are looking forward to welcoming you on Sunday at Grange Jetty Reserve.
The walk/run is 4km long and will be from the Grange Jetty to Henley Beach Jetty and return.
We ask that you carry your own backpack, signifying that women and children often have to flee domestic or family violence with just a bag on their back. If you want to fill your backpack with rice, pasta, tinned fruit or veg or tinned tuna you can donate these items to Foodbank who will be on hand to collect any donations at the end of the 4km run/walk. If you would like to donate prior to the race, that is ok too!
When: Sunday 21 March
Where: Grange Jetty Reserve (on the foreshore opposite Grange Hotel), Corner of Jetty St and Esplanade, Grange.
Time: Registrations open 8:00 am; event starts 9:00 am – 11:00 am. Please come as early as possible so we can get everyone through check in as safely and quickly as can be.
Parking: There is a car park next to the reserve but we are expecting over 400 people in attendance so please car pool if possible.
What do I do when I arrive?
- Find the registration tent
- Complete a COVID safe check in
- Mark your name off with our team and receive your race number
- Pick up your free coffee token.
What should I wear/bring?
- Comfortable clothing and shoes for walking or running.
- A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
- Your own water.
- A backpack filled with rice, pasta, tins of fruit and vegetables or tinned tuna.
My team aren’t arriving at the same time, what should I do?
The first team member to arrive can register the whole team and collect running bibs from the registration tent.
As you are taking part as a team, we ask you to be mindful of COVID-19 social distancing and follow government guidance around exercising in groups.
Can I still fundraise?
You are welcome to continue fundraising across the weekend.
Will there be any food on site?
The Zahra Foundation is holding an egg and bacon roll BBQ fundraiser on site – but hurry because there are only a limited number of them available so first in best dressed!
- Buy your $5 token for an egg and bacon roll at the registration tent (COVID safe measure).
- Present it at the BBQ to collect you roll.
Otherwise you can enjoy the local cafes nearby for your food and drink needs.
Do I have to run the race, or can I walk?
We encourage you to take it at your own pace as people of all abilities and fitness levels can take part. So, whatever your normal pace is – go for it! You can walk on the beach or along the esplanade.
What happens if I don’t feel I can complete the full distance?
Don’t worry – we have we will have support teams along the whole track to help you if you need it. Whatever distance you cover, we’ll celebrate both your achievement and your support for the Zahra Foundation. Look for our staff and volunteers in white Zahra t-shirts and hats.
How can I ensure I participate safely in regard to COVID-19?
We have completed a COVID Safe plan and will be running the event in accordance with SA Government restrictions and guidance. Before, during and after the event, please follow government guidance around exercise restrictions and/or social distancing. We also recommend that, for your fundraising, you use digital payment wherever possible rather than handling cash.
At the Women on the Run event, please follow these simple practices to keep everyone safe:
- Good personal hygiene. That’s right, good old soap and water! This is the most important thing each of us can do every day. Wash your hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds. This includes before and after eating and after going to the toilet and after you have been in public places. Use alcohol-based hand sanitisers when you can’t use soap and water and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Surface hygiene. We will keep surfaces clean and disinfect surfaces often.
- Social distancing. The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread. It is important to stay 1.5 metres away from others wherever possible, even when running or walking with friends or teammates.
- Elbow bumps. It’s okay to keep a little distance. Instead of a handshake or hug, start practicing elbow bumps, ankle taps or bows instead.
- Don’t be a hero. If you’re feeling unwell or have any symptoms, do not come to the event, stay home and get tested. It is so important that you do not socialise or go shopping or to work until you get a negative diagnosis.
A huge thank you to our Major Sponsor Credit Union SA with support from Foodbank, SA Road Runners, Chilly Billy, Riviera Bakery, Conroy’s and Barossa Free Range Eggs.