Refreshments will be available at a variety of stops along the route, and at the start and finish.
Water - courstesy of Neverfail
There will be water at the start, at 7 water stops along the route, at the finish in the compound, and another outside the compound in Colley & Wigley Reserves.
Don't forget to bring your own water bottle so you don't dehydrate!
At Neverfail, we offer you pure, refreshing Springwater, delivered directly to your door. With over 150,000 customers across Australia we pride ourselves on a great spring water delivery service experience, every time.
Water Stations for 2017
- 12k Start
- Netball Park
- Just before Berkley Street, before South Road
- 6k Start - Centro Kurralta Park
- West end of Units #378 (past Cross Roads)
- 3k Start - Morphettville Junction
- House #618, just past fifth Avenue
- Finish Compound - Glenelg
- Colley Reserve
Coca-Cola will supply Powerade to all contestants in the compound at the finish.
Food & Drink Stall Vendors
Will be available in Colley and Wigley Reserves and along Jetty Road.
Free fruit will be available from the Foodland tent in the Foodland Village at Colley Reserve.
Top Nutrition Tips for City-Bay Fun Run
By Accredited Practising Dietitian, Glenn Cardwell
There are three distances from which to choose - 3 km, 6 km and 12 km. The longer the distance, and the warmer the weather, the more important it becomes to be well-nourished and well-hydrated for the event. Here are some nutrition and fluid tips:
- Have a banana before and after your run: Delicious home-grown bananas are nature's energy snack and the perfect alternative to unhealthy processed food and drinks. They are perfect before and after your run to give you lasting energy and help refuel the body. If you want to stay on your game, steer clear of the 'no-nos' and go for the 'na-nas' instead.
- Don't skip breakfast: If you have a long training run, then you'll need to fuel up well before you head out the door. Start the City-Bay Fun Run with a healthy breakfast such as a bowl of cereal with low fat milk, chopped nuts and a sliced banana. Eating and drinking well are essential to get you through your run and your training sessions.
- Don't eat too close to running: Heartburn is commonly experienced by runners when the throat burns from the regurgitated stomach acid and is caused from eating too close to the event. Eat at least 60-90 minutes before a vigorous run to avoid heartburn. Get up early on Sunday 18th September and eat a familiar brekky around 6.30-7.00 am depending on your start time. Run day is not the time experiment with meals; eat what you know works well for you.
- Drink plenty of water: You can sweat a lot during a run, even in the cool mornings of spring. Stay hydrated by drinking small amounts of water frequently. Dehydration will increase the risk of a stitch and cramp. You will still need about 300-600 ml of fluids for every hour of running in spring.
- Enjoy a cuppa once you've crossed the finish line: To quickly hydrate after your run, you can have a cup of tea or coffee. It is a myth that tea and coffee will dehydrate you. They are still part of your fluid balance. Of course, water or fruit juice are great choices too.