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Event Hub Facilities

Race Administration

The Main Arena at St Ives Showground is the event hub for the Anzac Day Challenge.

The event hub will be the base for event administration including timing, first aid, race administration and information, and crew and volunteer management.

The Nek 42km Challenge event starts at Manly Dam and finishes at the event hub, and both The Lone Pine 11km Challenge and Hill 60 25km Challenge events start and finish at St Ives Showground.

Race Registration

Registration and bib pick up will be available at the event hub from 5:30 am on Sunday 29th April.  

Start Times

  • The Nek 42km Challenge will start from Manly Dam at 6.45am and finish at the event hub at St Ives with a 2.45pm cut off.
  • Hill 60 25km Challenge will start from the event hub at St Ives at 8.15am with a 2.45pm cut off.
  • The Lone Pine 11km Challenge will start from the event hub at 9.00am and will not be subject to any cut off.


There is plenty of parking available at the Showground event hub for runners and spectators. Runners can leave their vehicles at the Showground during their run. 


The event hub at St Ives Showground will be the best place to watch all of the event action during the day. Access onto the course is limited, so we advise against trying to see your family and friends during the event.

Teams & Clubs

Teams, clubs and groups are also welcome to be part of the event, are able to set up their own pop up marquees at the event hub if they wish to be there to support each other during the event.

Please contact us if you plan to bring a marquee to the event.

Bathroom Facilities

There are toilets and hot shower facilities available at the Showgrounds. 

Post Race Refreshment Drinks

We will be supplying post race drinks including water, sports drink and coca cola plus a range of fruit for runners to enjoy and re hydrate after their run.

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