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Were you one of the almost 1000 entrants that made the day a success?

22 April 2012
Thank you to all our entrants and sponsors who made the 2012 Oatley Park Fun Run a great success!  We hope you enjoyed Oatley Park and the atmosphere at this years fun run. You can print a certificate and view results. Photos are available for free download. We hope to see you back next year on Sunday 28 April 2013.  

Wear your bib low before you go

21 April 2012
Attach your bib low on your shirt - the lower the better.  Why?  - Our timing mats use radio frequency to read the chip attached to the back of your bib.  If your watch or Garmin-type device is held close to the chip as you cross the line (i.e. when you push your stop button) it may interfere with having your time recorded by our system.

Start time change for 1km & 2.5km events

18 April 2012
It has been necessary to adjust the start times of the 1km BUPA Kids Dash and the 2.5km run/walk by 5 minutes.  The 1km BUPA Kids Dash will start at 8.30am (previously 8.35am), and the 2.5km run/walk will start at 8.35am (previously 8.30am).

Bring your registration confirmation on the day

16 April 2012
Bringing your email confirmation to the registration desk will assist us to issue your bib quickly. If you did not receive an email confirmation you may not have completed the online entry process correctly.  If you are not sure if you are registered and paid, just ask us to check for you by sending an email to info@oatleyfunrun.com

Throw your bib in the barrel

12 April 2012
After the run, be sure to throw your bib in the barrel to be in the draw for some giveaways, including RonHill clothing and Runners World magazine subscriptions.  The barrel will be located at the start/finish area.


The Athletes Foot Hurstville - on site!

2 April 2012
The Athletes Foot Hurstville will have a range of popular shoe models for sale on event day. Whether you want to talk about footwear or buy a new pair of runners, talk to the experts and you can make some good savings on the day!


Onya bike! Bid now for your $50 open order voucher - highest bid wins!

25 March 2012
You can now bid for up to ten $50 open order vouchers being offered by event sponsor, The Bike Shed Mortdale.  Last year some vouchers were sold for as low as $20, yet they allow you to spend $50 in the store!  Bidding is now open and closes 7.30pm, Wednesday 18 April 2012. Click here to lodge your bid.


Tune in to 2NBC 90.1FM for updates!

25 March 2012
Race Director Jim Owens was interviewed on radio 2NBC 90.1FM on Sunday 25/3/2012.  You can listen to the interview here.  2NBC 90.1FM will also cross live on race day to Oatley Park. 

  

Oatley Park Fun Run deemed one of the "Best fun runs in NSW"

1 February 2012
body+soul magazine has featured the Oatley Park Fun Run in it's "Best fun runs in NSW" feature, alongside other key events such as the City to Surf and the Mother's Day Classic. "Adopting a measurable goal, such as training for a fun run, was a great way to keep fit and lose weight", says writer Nicola Conville.  Click the body+soul logo to see the full article.
Oatley Park Fun Run was featured in body+soul magazine
Best fun runs in NSW 
Published February 2012

The Bike Shed Mortdale -  in for the ride!

1 February 2012
The friendly team at The Bike Shed Mortdale have again kindly come on board as sponsors of the Oatley Park Fun Run.  $500 worth of open order vouchers will be sold off to the highest bidders prior to the fun run.  So keep watching this site for your chance to grab the vouchers at bargain prices, whilst simultaneously assisting our event charities. 

In the meantime, why not get out on the bike for some cross training? You can see the team at The Bike Shed Mortdale for a new bike, bike parts, or a service for your existing bike.


RonHill spot prizes up for grabs!

29 January 2012

Ronhill Downunder, a key sponsor of the Oatley Park Fun Run, will give away 21 pairs of Hilly socks and 6 Ronhill Tshirts.  Make sure you are at the Oval on race day for your chance to win these great prizes! 



Win a trip to Tasmania in 2012!

2 January 2012

The first male and female to cross the line in the 5km Oatley Park Fun Run will win a trip to compete in the Skilled Burnie 10, Australia's premier 10km road race*.  Both events attract elite runners and it will make the competition for first even more interesting.  "This is a great incentive for the elite runners to battle it out at Oatley Park", said Race Director Jim Owens.  *Conditions apply - flights are ex Melbourne.




2012 event date announced

21 August 2011

JORG Founder and Fun Run Director Jim Owens has confirmed that Sunday 22 April 2012 will be the date of the Oatley Park Fun Run. The date avoids clashes with other major runs and local events and is at the tail end of the school holidays.  Keep watching this site for details of the Junior JORG program for kids 5-12 which will be run in the lead up to the 2012 event, following last years success.


Scouts honour

28 June 2011

1st Oatley Scouts were very pleased to received a donation of $1000 from Race Director Jim Owens.  Jim presented the cheque and a Certificate of Appreciation to the Scouts as thanks for their assistance in organising the event BBQ and servicing the bag drop for competitors.  Many Scouts also participated in the event.  Scout Leader "Snow" recalled that the Scout group themselves previously organised the fun run many years ago, on a different course in Oatley, and that they were pleased to be involved in the modern day equivalent.



Nice work!

10 June 2011

Learning Links CEO Warren Johnson describes it as "Nice people doing nice work".  He recently accepted a cheque for $3500 from Jim Owens of the JORG Freedom Runners.  Learning Links supports kids who stuggle to learn. The funds were part of the proceeds of the Oatley Park Fun Run. On ya Jim!


Results & certificates available

3 April 2011

Results are available for those who took part in today's fun run held in perfect conditions. You can also download your finishers certificate directly from the results page. Well done to everyone who took part in todays event. We look forward to seeing you next year at the Oatley Park Fun Run!


Ready, set, GO!

updated 31 March 2011

With record online entries and a current weather forecast of sunny and 24C, we are set for a great day on Sunday! Entries on the day are open from 7.30am. For those that have pre-paid their entry (either online or by post) please allow sufficient time to pick up and attach your bib and timing chip.

Bring some extra change for the pancakes and sausage sandwiches available from the 1st Oatley Scouts or to bid for one of many open orders/vouchers kindly donated by The Bike Shed, Mortdale and Cena Restaurant/Pizzeria, Oatley West.

We wish all entrants an enjoyable run! Jim & Patrick, Race Directors
 

Enjoy dinner at Cena Pizzeria at a bargain price!

31 March 2011

Cena Restaurant/Pizzeria at Oatley West have kindly donated 5 x $20 dinner vouchers to be auctioned off on event day.  Simply be the highest bidder and you will receive a voucher to be used at this great pizzeria/Italian restaurant.  All proceeds from the auction directly benefit out two event charities Learning Links & 1st Oatley Scouts.  Bring your cash on the day to secure these vouchers!

 

 


Save over 66% off your R4YL magazine subscription

23 March 2011

R4YL Magazine is offering all entrants in the Oatley Park Fun Run a special 12-month subscription for just $15.00. That's a saving of over 66% (normally $45). R4YL collaborates with Australia’s top athletes, nutritionists and sports providers to compile the most up-to-date and relevant running information available. Each full-colour issue is a valuable source of information for runners of all levels; from complete beginners and recreational runners through to the elite.

To redeem this offer simply click here and follow the prompts.
 
 


Need a massage after the run? 

17 March 2011

If you have a few sore muscles after the run, or just want to relax, why not visit our onsite massage therapist, Steve Hockings, situated on the main sports oval at the finish area. You can normally find Steve at Health, Herbs & Healing in Frederick Street at Oatley on Mondays and Fridays, where he practices Remedial & Sports Massage, Zen Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Technique, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, Reiki & Indian Head Massage. Call Steve to make an appointment before or after the run on 0411 592 302 or better still try him out at the fun run.  Fees apply.


Get your kids into running - training program for juniors

6 March 2011

'Junior JORG' is a structured training program that teaches your kids to run their best and improves their current physical condition. It is suitable for all levels from complete beginner to the more experienced kids. It is run over a four week period and culminates with the Oatley Park Fun Run. Each 45 minute session is conducted by qualified athletics coach Jim Owens and is run at Oatley Park at 5.30pm on Wednesdays, commencing 9 March 2011. Just $20 covers all sessions and also includes fun run entry fee.  More details at www.jorg.com.au 


The Gingerbread Runners are coming to Oatley Park Fun Run!

2 March 2011

A group of over 30 walkers and runners from the Engadine based Gingerbread Runners are looking forward to taking part in the 2011 Oatley Park Fun Run.  The group currently has three sessions a week-  Mondays at Sutherland (pictured), Wednesday nights at Sylvania Athletics Track and a Saturday morning run along Lady Carington Drive within the Royal National Park.

Group co-ordinator Jody Mielke says she and the group are thrilled to be taking part. "The group is very excited to be doing the run. Half the group are walkers and half are runners.  For some, it will be their first ever fun run!"

Judy knows the benefits of exercise, having lead five coaching programs for Cantoo. "No matter what your age, shape or fitness it is very important to look after your wellbeing. Our group enjoys running and walking at all speeds and just having a go!  You have to be in life to enjoy it and get the most out of it."

The Gingerbread Runners were founded in October 2010 and have an active group of over 30. New participants are always welcome.  To find out more, just give Jody a call on (02) 8521 6012.



Bid for an open order from The Bike Shed - highest bidder wins!

28 February 2011 [Updated 23 March 2011]

Bring some extra cash on the day so you can bid for one of multiple open orders with a total value of $750 that will be up for auction on event day. These are kindly supplied by our friends at The Bike Shed Mortdale and can be spent on anything in their store.  All proceeds go to our event charities. You can also win one of four $50 open orders simply by being the fastest on the bike trainer that will be onsite on event day. Visit their store in the meantime and mention you're doing the fun run - you'll get 10% off any purchase.