SRF COVID-19 Changes

SRF COVID-19 Changes

12th SRF New date, March 5-6!
Get excited – watch the 2020 highlights or consider volunteering. SRF is a COVID-safe event and proudly supported by the ACT Government

The Stromlo Running Festival (SRF) team are committed to keeping SRF a calendar highlight for runners in 2021. Our aim is to provide a vibrant and inclusive event that we hope many runners return to run, and many more give it a try for the first time. It’s times like these we look to the strength, resilience and courage of our community to keep going!

With health and safety our number one priority, the following is a list of event changes that are applicable for the 2021 event.

Events

SRF50

Saturday Nov 20, 2021

  • 6am start
  • 4 x start waves separated by 10 minutes each
  • Start waves booked at time of registration
  • Finishers medal for all
  • Free 2XU running shirt for entries before July 31st, 2021

SRF30

Saturday Nov 20, 2021

  • 6.40am start
  • 6 x start waves separated by by 10 minutes each
  • Start waves booked at time of registration
  • Finishers medal for all
  • Free 2XU running shirt for entries before July 31st, 2021

SRF10

Sunday Nov 21, 2021

  • 6am start
  • 10 x start waves separated by 15 minutes each
  • Start waves booked at time of registration
  • Finishers medal for all
  • Free 2XU running shirt for entries before July 31st, 2021

Kids Dash

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a kids race this year due to logistics of crowd control and sanitisation.

Accommodation

There are many options in surrounding Canberra to book accommodation like our partner Abode Hotels, we suggest booking early to avoid disappointment. For exclusive SRF rates, welcome pack at on arrival, plus 12pm late check out use code “SRF2021” at time of booking.

Unfortunately, camping is not an option in 2021.

Registration

Entries open 9.30am on the 29th March 2021 and close strictly at 11.59pm on the 17th October 2021, unless sold out prior.

Early bird entry

29th March 2021 – 11.59pm 18th May 2021
SRF10: $50
SRF30: $80
SRF50: $125

Regular entry

19th May 2021 – 11.59pm 17th October 2021 or until sold-out
SRF10: $65
SRF30: $95
SRF50: $165

Register before 11.59pm 31st July for a free event tee.

ALL BIBS WILL BE POSTED PRIOR TO THE RACE. PICK UP OF TSHIRT AT EVENT ONLY.

Please read our regular event terms and conditions before entering.

COVID-19 policy

In the unlikely event that the Race Directors determine that the Nov 20-21, 2021 event cannot take place for reasons relating to COVID-19, all participants will have their race registration moved to the next available event date.

Alternatively, and only for COVID-19 related reasons:

  • participants can transfer their entry to another participant within the next event date’s transfer timeframes
  • Receive a 50% refund. Option must be advised in writing to info@stromlo.com.au within 60 days of cancellation of 2021 event. If refund option is not advised within 60 days, no refund will be given.
  • NB: Refunds will incur an admin free of $1.10

Participants who find themselves in a COVID-19 hotspot and are prevented from attending the Nov 20-21, 2021 event will have their race registration moved to the next available event date.

Alternatively, and only for COVID-19 related reasons:

  • participants can transfer their entry to another participant within the next event date’s transfer timeframe
  • Receive a 50% refund. Option must be advised in writing to info@stromlo.com.au within 60 days of the event date. If refund option is not advised within 60 days, no refund will be given.
  • Please note: proof of residential address will be required
  • NB: Refunds will incur an admin free of $1.10

Aid stations

Runners should plan to be more self-supported than they may be used to. Runners should bring their own means of refuelling hydration (handheld water bottle, hydration pack, belt, etc.) and nutrition. There is mandatory gear which we expect all runners to carry, however there will be no gear checks as we expect common sense to prevail.

Water will be every 5-7km. Exact locations will be available closer to the date in our comprehensive Event Guide. All aid stations will have hand sanitiser available and appropriate nutrition and hydration to minimise contact points and maximise safety.  

There will be a post-race ‘grab & go’ refuel area at the finish line.

Presentations

There will be no race-day presentations to allow a constant flow through the event hub. Prizes will be provided after the event to our podium winners – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female of each distance.

Additional COVID-19 precautions

Social distancing

We ask each runner to practice social distancing at all times. When in line to pick up shirts, use the restroom, start the race, etc. please maintain 1.5m of distance between yourself and others. When passing on course, be sure and communicate to those you will be passing.

Sanitising stations

There will be hand sanitising on course at each aid point as well as at the event hub. Please sanitise at every opportunity you have.

First Aid

Our first aid team will be trained and briefed in COVID-19 precautions and will be following specific procedures in line with Government guidelines. For further detail please contact us.

Crowd control

We ask all runners to arrive no more than 20mins before their race and leave as soon as possible. We request runners to refrain from gathering in large groups or congregating around the start line until they begin their race. There will be separate start and finish lines to avoid group conversions, this is intentional to avoid congregation and intersection.

Other

If you feel unwell on race day and present with any symptoms of COVID-19 please do not attend, we strongly suggest seeking medical advice and testing. We also encourage all participants to download the COVID-safe App.

We understand the 2021 event may feel a little less party-like than previous years so we encourage our runners to enjoy their journey to the start line just as much as race day, then bask in the glow of completing such a spectacular race!