I’M A HYBRID
I RUN ON CHEESE & WINE
SATURDAY 22 SEPT
The Harvest Run isn’t your regular “fun run”. Held in the stunning Yarra Valley, whether you’re a short or long distance runner there’s a course for you! Gather your tribe, get out of the city and enjoy a regional food & wine running event like no other!
*Last minute/Online pricing finishes Thursday, 20 September at 11:59pm.
The 13.5K course is a point-to-point run which starts at River Street, Healesville. Participants will turn left onto Healesville-Kinglake Road and continue along Healesville-Yarra Glen Road. Runners will take in the outstanding scenery as well as Tarrawarra Estate and Zonzo Estate vineyards before turning right into Armstrong Grove and finishing in the Event Village at Yarra Valley Racing Club.
Warm-up Starts: 8:45am
Race Starts: 9:00am at River St, Healesville
Course Map: (Click image below to open PDF map)
The 5.3K course is an out and back course starting on the Yarra Glen Racecourse. Participants will do a lap of the track before running out to Armstrong Grove and onto Healesville-Yarra Glen Road. Runners will take in views of Zonzo Estate as they turn around and head back to Yarra Valley Racing Club to finish in the Event Village.
Race Starts: 9:00am at Yarra Valley Racing Centre
Course Map: (Click image below to open PDF map)
WHAT TO BRING?
Rain coat/jacket or sunscreen
Picnic rug to sit & relax
ID & cash for food, wine & merchandise purchases
Your best race day outfit – we encourage dressing up!
Extra water / snacks
A bunch of your best friends
Download the Harvest Run Participant Instructions HERE.
They have all the important information you need – like where to park, the event timetable and more!
RETURN BUS FROM RICHMOND STATION
The return bus for Richmond Station has now sold out.
The bus stop is located on Swan St directly in front of the station exit.
If you’ve booked a seat on the return bus from Richmond station, you can view your transport timetable here:
Please arrive 10 minutes before your departure time as the bus will not be delayed and please bring your proof of purchase to gain access to the bus. Your name will be on a list, which will be marked off by an event team member as you board.
5.3K PARTICIPANTS: Can park in the member’s car park at the racecourse in the Yarra Valley Racing Centre. Access from Melba Hwy.
13.5K PARTICIPANTS: Parking is available in the car park opposite Healesville Bowling Club and on the streets around River St, Healesville.
Healesville Yarra Glen Road will be closed from 7am until 12noon if you are heading from Healesville to Yarra Glen.
If you are doing the 13.5km event and have people watching you at the start line and then heading to the finish line to see you, please advise them to head back to Yarra Glen via the Maroondah Highway. This detour will take up to 35 minutes.
River Street – from Healesville Kinglake Road to Green Street will be closed from 7am until 10am.
Harvest Run 2018 Road Closures:
Harvest Run 2018 Detour Map:
Official Harvest Run merchandise orders have now closed.
- Merchandise must be pre-purchased.
- Pre-perchase merchandise orders close 11:59pm Monday, 17 September.
- Participants will NOT be able to purchase merchandise at the event.
Merchandise is not available for collection from the Sole Motive Store.
Participants can collect their pre-purchased merchandise from their allocated start lines from the Race Pack Collection marquee at their allocated start lines on race day:
- 5.3K – Yarra Glen Racing Centre
- 13.5K – Inside Healesville Bowls Club
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS IF I'VE ENTERED AND CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE?
You do not have to notify Sole Motive, the organiser if you are unable to run for any reason.
However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers. We do offer a credit note, or you can change your distance. If you would like to change your distance please email email@example.com If you would like to withdraw and would like a credit note (minus $10 for administration fees) please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm Friday 14 September 2018. After this time no credit notes will be offered.
Credit notes are valid for Sole Motive events only and are valid for 1 year from the date of issue.
Please note that there is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name. Please contact email@example.com by Thursday, 20 September if you’d like to do so.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’VE RECEIVED MY RACE PACK AND DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE?
You don’t have to notify the organisers if you are unable to run for any reason. Under no circumstances may you transfer or give your race bib or timing tag to another person to use.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY RACE NUMBER OR IT DID NOT ARRIVE IN THE POST?
You will need to pick-up another Race Pack at the Event Village from 7:15am from Entries Marquee. (13.5km Event Village – River St, Healesville. 5.3km Event Village – Yarra Valley Racing Centre)
All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event. Please note replacement race numbers for lost race numbers or incorrect addresses will incur a $10 admin fee.
CAN I CHANGE MY DISTANCE?
If you would like to change your distance please email Sole Motive firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9285 0600 no later than 5pm Thursday September 20.
Please note: refunds are not available.
WHAT WILL THE ENTRY SHOW ON MY CREDIT CARD?
Your credit card transaction will be displayed as ‘Sole Motive’.
CAN I ENTER ON THE DAY?
Yes, on day entries are available from 7:45am Saturday September 22 from the Entries Marquee at:
The Healesville Bowls Club, River St for the 13.5km or Yarra Valley Racing Centre for the 5.3km.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Runners – comfortable running gear and shoes suited to running. Participants should be aware that some fabrics can induce chafing, which can become quite severe, especially for those in the 13.5K. It is advisable that you wear clothing that you have trained in and are confident that you will be able to cover the distance comfortably in.
CAN I BRING MY DOG OR OTHER PET TO RUN/WALK WITH ME?
CAN I RIDE MY BIKE ALONGSIDE MY FRIEND WHO IS RUNNING?
For safety reasons, bikes and rollerblades are not permitted on the course.
CAN I PUSH A PRAM IN THE EVENT?
All-Terrain prams are permitted however entrants are asked to start at the back of the group.
I HAVE A CHANCE OF WINNING, DO I NEED TO ENTER AN EARLY WAVE?
Placegetters will be awarded on gun time, which is the time the gun goes off until the finish i.e. the first participant across the finish line wins. If there are multiple wave starts, it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves in the first wave should they believe they have a chance of placing in the top ten.
If you believe you will be in the top 10 male/ top 10 female in each race category, please ensure you are close to the start line as the top three places awarded on race day are based on gun time. The decision of the Race Director is final.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT IS RAINING ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT?
The event will generally go ahead rain or shine. In case of extreme weather we will decide if it is safe for the event to continue.
Please note: If the event is cancelled, entries are non-refundable.
HOW IS THE COURSE MEASURED?
The course is measured using a GPS watch.
TIMING & RESULTS
WILL I BE TIMED?
We will be using the Race Result software and hardware timing system to time all runners. Your timing device is located on the back of your bib, and does not need to be returned after your race.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY RESULTS?
Live results are available online. Official results will be available from 9am the following morning. Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results, and have paid an additional $2, will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event.
HOW WILL I BE TIMED ON DAY, AND WHAT IS NET TIME?
Net time is the time a participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, however place getters are awarded on gun time, so the first person across the finish line wins.
DOWNLOAD THE HARVEST RUN POSTER
If you want to promote the Harvest Run in your gym, studio or workplace – just click below and download our A3 poster, print it out and stick it up.
This year we’re trying to drastically reduce the use of single-use plastics.
We’re doing this by no longer providing plastic bags at the bag drop area (please remember to bring your own bag) and no longer using plastic water bottles at the finish line.