ENTER NOW38th EDGELL BATHURST JOG

Sunday 8th September 2013
10:30am Start

 

Supporting Bathurst District Prostate Cancer Support Group and Bathurst Independent Living Skills.


Start and finish in front of Bathurst's Court House in Russell Street

THE BIGGEST FUN RUN IN COUNTRY NEW SOUTH WALES

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The Edgell Jog commenced in 1976 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Edgell organisation.

Edgell was the first company in Australia to start canning vegetables with the launch of Edgell Asparagus in 1926 in Bathurst. It is an Australian icon synonymous with quality-canned vegetables, prized for taste, convenience and value for money. In 1995 Simplot Australia founded when Edgell was acquired by the JR Simplot Company. Simplot Australia is now the major sponsor of this non-profit community event.

The first jog attracted 800 competitors and was called the Jubilee Jog. Over the years the total number of participants is in excess of 50,000.

With the rise in awareness to health and fitness through exercise, the Edgell Jog promises an enjoyable family fun outing and the category and draw prizes for finishing within the 90 minute time limit is an extra incentive.

Many local businesses support the Jog each year with prizes or cash. All our valuable sponsors and supporters are acknowledged on our Sponsors page.

Local service organisations including Rotary, Quota, Scouts and Guides give voluntary support on race day and in turn are acknowledged by a cash donation. Any surplus funding is donated to worthy local charities, selected by the committee each year.

The long standing race record held by Robert McDonald of 21.51 minutes (1980) was broken by Shaun Creighton in 1997 with 21.46 minutes. The ladies record stands at 25.33 minutes and is held by Sonia Terry (1989).

The first three male and female competitors to finish receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $300 respectively and if the course record is broken then an additional $500 will be awarded.

In 2011 the Bathurst Edgell Jog course changed from an 8km event to a 7.5km event to ensure competitor safety when crossing the Great Western Highway.

All competitors are automatically eligible for all age category prizes. There are five team categories available including Husband and Wife, Parent and Child (U12) (Strollers Excluded), Out of Town Family of Four, Bathurst Business and School Teams. If you are a Bathurst Business team consisting of three or more employees, you'll be in the running for a draw prize of delicious morning tea on Monday 9th September catered by Al Dente. There's also a prize for the fastest team.

This years’s prize for the first Bathurst Male and First Bathurst Female is 2 nights’ accommodation at the Shoal Bay Resort & Spa with breakfast and use of all the facilities courtesy of 1503 2BS Gold.

CityFit

For walkers there’s an Apple iPad up for grabs. Just register in the Cityfit Walking Section and you’ll go in the draw. Plus you could win a Hitachi 42" Full HD LED television donated by Betta Home Living or one of two bicycles donated by Belly's Bikes. At the end of your race, place your Edgell Jog race bib in the barrel and be present at the prize giving to be eligible for these great prizes.

Enter before 5pm 6th September and be in the Early Bird Prize Draw for $300 provided by Breakfree Accounting and Taxation.

Plastic electronic timing shoe tags are laced into competitor's shoes and record the real-time data as entrants cross timing mats on the ground. This will give an accurate time taken to run the 7.5kms. It doesn't matter if you start at the front or the back of the field because your individual time won't begin until you step over the mat. Tags must be returned at the end of the race or a $50 fine will be imposed.

Edgell Jog Contact Phone Number 0450 486 778