RACE DAY SCHEDULE
|8:30am||Lindfield registration opens|
|8:30am||Morning bus departs from Seaforth for Lindfield|
|9:30am||Lindfield mass start – NOSH22|
|10:00am||Lindfield mass start – NOSH16|
|12:15pm||Runner presentations at Seaforth|
|12:45pm||Afternoon bus departs from Seaforth for Lindfield|
|1:15pm||(or earlier if possible) Walker presentations at Seaforth|
|1:30pm||Course closure/timing ceases|
Electronic timing will be used. Your race time will start when you cross the pad at the start line. Timing will stop when you cross the pad at the finish.
All runners must wear the race bib with timing chip attached.
RACE BIBS AND REGISTRATION
All runners will receive a race bib that must be worn. Personalised bibs will be printed for all participants that have pre-entered the event.
Runners may collect bibs and register at:
- the Saturday Orienteering Series event on Saturday 1 June 2019;
- on the morning Seaforth to Lindfield bus IF you have pre-registered on the bus; or
- the registration desk at Lindfield on event morning.
All finishers will receive a Finishers Medal at Seaforth.
First place-getters for each age category in Running Men and Running Women categories will receive a special edition NOSH t-shirt and all podium places (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will receive a famed NOSH mug.
There will also be some lucky door prizes of NOSH to those who stay for the presentations.
Back by popular demand: we are pleased to offer the option of an air-conditioned bus transfer from Seaforth Oval to Lindfield Oval. This can be booked and paid for ($20 per head) when you enter. Seats are limited and bookings will close when the bus is full.
There are two options for the bus:
1. Pre-run – 8:30am departure from Seaforth Oval to Lindfield Oval. A bonus of being on this bus is that you can collect your race bib from the Bus Captain and avoid the queue at Lindfield Oval. However if you are planning on running the NOSH22, please catch the afternoon bus back rather than rushing on this bus or make your own transfer arrangements;
2. Post-run – 12:45pm departure from Seaforth Oval to Lindfield Oval. Save time on race morning and then enjoy the post-race bbq and presentations before taking the return trip back to your car at Lindfield.
Competitors are also welcome to make their own independent transport plans. Public transport between the start and finish locations is technically possible using standard Sydney Bus routes but is not recommended as the service is only hourly and requires at least 2 bus changes. Getting the train to Lindfield is an option for the start. It is a 1.3km walk from the station to the oval. At the finish there are various buses that pick up from Wakehurst Parkway and connect to Wynyard, Manly, Frenchs Forest and other destinations.
If you wish to make your own travel arrangements we recommend you park your car at the start or finish and get a friend to give you a lift or organise a car shuffle with other competitors. Please feel free to use The Great NOSH Footrace FaceBook page to find other competitors that you may be able to car share with. Seaforth parking is likely to be tight, Lindfield should be easier.
A complimentary gear transfer service from Lindfield to Seaforth will be offered. You may leave a small bag of personal items at the gear drop at Lindfield Oval and we will arrange transport of your bag to the finish line. It would be helpful if you provide a small labelled bag for your goodies. Whilst all care will be taken, we cannot make any guarantees in relation to security of your gear or breakages. If it is wet, we will do our best but we cannot guarantee that your gear will stay dry. Please don’t leave any valuables in your bag to be transported.
Need a pre-run caffeine hit? A coffee van will be at Lindfield pre-race.
The Seaforth Soccer Club will be running their usual most awesome BBQ and have their canteen open selling a range of hot food, chips, lollies and drinks.
Two water stations will be on course plus a few lollies and fruit will be available at the finish.
Event t-shirts will be available in both men’s and women’s cuts and will be a lightweight mesh training top featuring the 2019 logo. The shirts will be prizes for category winners and may also be purchased. Shirt designs and ordering details will be released closer to the event.
One of the NOSH’s famed traditions is the NOSH coffee mug. Perfect for those warm winter beverages! NOSH mugs will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters and the volunteers who help with the event. There will also be a lucky draw at the presentation ceremony! You will have to wait until race day to find out this year’s design.
The Great NOSH Footrace is covered by Orienteering NSW’s public liability insurance. This does not include personal accident insurance. It is recommended to take out your own personal accident and ambulance cover for the event.
St John Ambulance will be on hand at Seaforth. Course marshals will also be able arrange assistance should participants be injured on course and unable to complete the course. If you cannot proceed to a course marshal, please ask a fellow runners to alert the next marshal of your injury. A sweep will also be following behind the back of the race field and will be able to assist.
Should you be unable to finish the race, please do not arrange your own pick up without alerting a course marshal.
- Big Foot Orienteers
- Garingal Orienteers
- Southern Highlands Orienteers
- Uringa Orienteers and
- Western and Hills Orienteers.
Bennelong Northside Orienteers is the local club for orienteering on Sydney’s northern beaches.
The event is only possible thanks to significant volunteer efforts of course marshals and helpers from the orienteering community. Please give them a smile and a big thanks as you run by.
If you love trail running why not blaze your own trail at an orienteering event soon?
|For more information on orienteering and upcoming events, check out the Orienteering NSW, Bold Horizons and orienteering club websites.|
The Great NOSH Footrace is a fundraiser for the development and conduct of orienteering in NSW.