GENERAL QUESTIONS AND RACE INFORMATION
WHAT IS RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS?
RBC Race for the Kids is an exciting series of fifteen charitable runs supporting children’s causes in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Kuala Lumpur, United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and the United States.
2018 is the fourth year RBC Race for the Kids has been held in Sydney. Our goal is to raise over $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House Randwick (RMHR) and attract 1,000 runners. Funds raised will go towards helping RMHR make a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families and will support refurbishing an isolation unit and creating a family retreat at the Randwick house.
Check out rbcraceforthekids.com for more details on this global race series
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
Sunday, March 11 2018. Registration opens at 7.00am, race starts at 9.00am.
WHERE IS IT?
RBC Race for The Kids will be held at Sydney Park, St Peters.
The start line and festival zone will be located on the grass area next to the Sydney Park Kiosk.
HOW LONG IS THE RACE?
RBC Race for the Kids consists of 2 events a 5km run and a 2km family route.
RBC Race for The Kids 5km course can take from 15 minutes to over an hour, depending if are walking, jogging or running. The shorter family event could take up to an hour.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT TO TAKE PART?
There is no age limit - everyone is welcome! It's important to note that children remain the responsibility of the primary carer at all times.
CAN I BRING A PRAM, WHEELCHAIR, SCOOTERS, BIKES ETC. ALONG TO THE EVENT AND PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE?
Yes you certainly can! The route does have a few steep hills but is suitable for all, just be mindful of other race goers and park users when using the paths.
WILL THERE BE WATER STATIONS?
Water stations will be available at various points throughout the race route and within the finish festival zone. Within Sydney Park there are many public water bubblers and dog drinking stations.
WILL THERE BE TOILETS AVAILABLE?
Yes, check out the site map for the location of the toilet blocks and event toilets within the park.
WILL THERE BE CHANGING FACILITIES?
We encourage that all participants arrive ready to go in their running gear as changing areas are limited. However there are plenty of toilets that can be used if needed.
Baby change and Accessible facilities are located at the park toilets closest to the cafe if required. Additional Accessible facilities will be located in the St John's Ambulance tent.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Sydney Park is a dog friendly park, all event participants are advised if bringing their dog to ensure they are on a leash and start at the back of field. Please remember that RBC Race for the Kids is a child friendly event and has many attendees, if your dog is sensitive to children or large crowds please leave them at home.
ARE FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE?
Refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the event site. We encourage everyone to bring their own water bottle and we will provide a water fountain so the bottle can be topped up.
DO I HAVE TO RUN?
You can run, jog, skip, walk, push a pram or waltz your way to the finish line. All we ask is that you remember that other participants and park users are out on the course and to take care. If you are walking please keep to the left to allow runners to pass you.
WHAT IF I CAN'T FINISH THE 5KMS?
That's ok - there is no pressure to complete the full 5kms. For those who prefer a shorter event we recommend the family run. RBC Race for the Kids is a fun run so it's important to have fun and raise as much as we can for Ronald McDonald House Randwick.
DO I GET A MEDAL?
All race participants get a medal as they cross the finish line.
IS THERE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE?
St John's ambulance staff will be onsite throughout the event. St John's will be stationed at the Festival Zone and will roam through the course while the race is on. Course cyclist marshals will be onsite throughout the race . We encourage all participants to fill in the emergency contact details on the back of their race bib and all children to wear their contact wristband which are included in their race pack.
HOW DO I GET TO RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS?
Sydney Park can be accessed from St Peters train station.
Buses: 348, 308, 370 and 422
Plan your trip to RBC Race for the Kids via Transport NSW website – www.transportnsw.info/trip#/
IS THE ROUTE ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIR USERS?
The route takes you through the park on hard surfaces. The family run is a flat course however, the 5km route does include some steep hills. Please be aware that the main event area is on grass.
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