START / FINISH
This year’s events will start and finish on lower Crown Street in front of the Illawarra Brewery at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre (WEC). The additional 5km is achieved by continuing north from the Greater Bank Fitness 5 turn at North Beach, through Stuart Park, then heading north through Puckey’s Estate nature trail and returning the same way.
Runners in the Peoplecare Kerryn McCann 10 will start at the same time as the Greater Bank Fitness 5 at 8:30am.
Registrations, refreshments and post-event activities will taken from 7:00am and will be situated in front of the Illawarra Brewery, adjacent to Crown Street.
Plenty of free parking is available in the Council car park located on Stewart Street and surrounding streets. Street parking is free on weekends.
Drink stations will be located at the 5km half way mark and North Beach SLSC on the return.
Toilets are located in Lang Park and adjacent to the start/finish area.
PEOPLECARE KERRYN MCCANN 10 RACE RECORDS
The male race record is held by David Mainwaring (33:23.50, 2017) and the women’s by Claire Rayner (39:53.00, 2018). View previous winners.
About the Kerryn McCann 10
The 10km will be run in honour of one of Australia’s finest ever female distance athletes, the late, great Kerryn McCann. Born and bred in the Illawarra Kerryn’s achievements are numerous having won many Australian championship titles, winning Australia’s iconic footrace, the City 2 Surf, and, of course, back to back Commonwealth Games marathon gold medals in 2002 (Manchester) and 2006 (Melbourne).
Kerryn was a very proud member of Kembla Joggers for many years and won the Greater Bank Fitness 5 female race no fewer than 5 times, with her first victory in the inaugural edition in 1990. Her time of 15.49 in 2005 still stands as the female course record, something a number of other Australian representatives have been unable to snatch from her since.
The race will follow the same course as the Greater Bank Fitness 5 on the way out and return. The additional 5km is achieved by continuing north from the Greater Bank Fitness 5 turn at North Beach, through Stuart Park, then heading north through Puckey’s Estate nature trail and returning the same way.
Kembla Joggers is very excited to bring this new 10km event to the running community in honour of a local champion. It is hoped the event will grow and become a feature race on the national running calendar.