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INFORMATION

BEFORE THE EVENT

Entries Close: Monday 29th July 2019 Midnight


Late Entries Close: Thursday 1st August 2019 11:30pm

Bib Collection:
Bib collection is available on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd at Joggers World, 123 Pirie St Adelaide during store hours.

Friday 9am–5:30pm
Saturday 10am–5pm


EVENT DAY:

Start Times:

7:00am - Arrival/final bib collection
8:15am - Kids 1k
8:30am - Fitzy's 5 Fun Run
9:15am - Presentations


Bib Collection:
Bib collection will be available inside the drill hall at the Torrens Parade Grounds from 7am. Please allow enough time for collection

Bag Storage:

A baggage storage service will be available in the Drill Hall at the Torrens Parade Ground. Participants should detach the perforated section of their race bib andattach it to their belongings before handing to a Fitzy’s 5 staff member at thebaggage point inside the Drill Hall. This service is complimentary and will be supervised by event staff, however participants are advised that they use this service at their own risk.

Parking:

Participants are encouraged to arrive early, with road closures in place on Kintore Avenue and Victoria Road. There will be no public parking at the Torrens Parade Ground and access will be restricted to event staff. Participants are asked to park on War Memorial Drive (between Frome Road and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, as well as West of King William Road). Plain Tree Drive (behind the zoo) is also within walking distance of the start.


Toilets:
Toilets are available inside the drill hall

Start Location:
The start line is located on Kintore Ave, about 100m from the Torrens Parade Grounds. Participants will hear a 10 and 5 minute warning and will be asked to prepare for the start.

Drink Station:
A Drink station will be located near the 3km mark (corner of War Memorial Drive and Bundeys Road) and at the finish area at the Torrens Parade Ground.


Finish zone:
After you've finished, you'll be treated with some refreshments to hydrate and some fruit to refuel. Physio Smart will be on hand to offer some recovery assistance. And of course... there will be coffee!

Presentations:
Presentation and random draw prize will be done at 9:15am.

First Aid:
A Level 2 Sports Trainers will be positioned at the 3km water station and at the Torrens Parade Ground. Please help us to keep you all safe by watching out for fellow participants during the event.

POST EVENT:

Results:
Results will be available on the Running SA website on Sunday evening after the event.

Photos:
Photos will be available on the Running SA facebook page on Sunday evening after the event.

 

David “Fitzy” Fitzsimons was one of Australia’s leading distance runners in the 1970′s. Renowned for being able to push himself to the point of absolute exhaustion, the stories about Fitzy are as legendary as his racing feats.Fitzy won 8 Australian Championships over 5000m and 10000m, including the double on 3 occasions. A dual Olympian, an Olympic finalist over 10000m, a 6th placing in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal over 5000m at the 1977 World Cup made Dave Fitzsimons one of the greats.A proud South Australian, Fitzy had a lively sense of humour and was a devoted husband and proud father. Forever a picture of fitness, sadly, Fitzy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As tenacious and determined as Fitzy was, even he couldn't beat this opponent and tragically, he passed away on September 7, 2008 at the age of 58.

 
To read the full David Fitzsimons story, please download the PDF document below.
The David Fitzsimons Story
 
David Fitzsimons – One of the Best (written by Athletics SA Executive Director, Adam Bishop)
This article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Run for Your Life Magazine.

‘David Fitzsimons was a champion… and not just on the track. His inspiring feats will long remain etched in the memories of those who were privileged to witness his fearless running. Records will come and go and memories of awe-inspiring feats will fade, but David Fitzsimons will long be remembered for more than being a champion athlete. As those that knew him best will tell you, David was a champion person and it’s this defining characteristic that made David Fitzsimons, one of the best’. (Adam Bishop, April 2011).
 
David Fitzsimons Tribute Video
Click the link below to watch a YouTube tribute of David Fitzsimons compiled by athlete and coach, Adam Didyk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBUDILcdVnc

Fitzy’s 5 is a mass participation recreational fun run/walk conducted by Running SA and was first held on the 1st of August 2010. The picturesque 5km flat road loop course in inner city Adelaide takes in many of Adelaide’s most iconic locations including the River Torrens, Adelaide Oval, and the North Adelaide parklands. Fitzy's 5 now sees over 1000 participants annually, making it the largest timed 5km fun run in South Australia. The event also assists in raising funds to support the work of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund. We encourage participants to make a donation during the entry process.

Fitzy’s 5 was created to honour the memory of David Fitzsimons. David “Fitzy” Fitzsimons was one of Australia’s leading distance runners in the 1970′s. Renowned for being able to push himself to the point of absolute exhaustion, the stories about Fitzy are as legendary as his racing feats. Fitzy won 8 Australian Championships over 5000m and 10000m, including the double on three occasions. A dual Olympian, an Olympic finalist over 10000m, a 6th placing in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal over 5000m at the 1977 World Cup made Dave Fitzsimons one of the greats. A proud South Australian, Fitzy had a lively sense of humour and was a devoted husband and proud father. Forever a picture of fitness, sadly, Fitzy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. As tenacious and determined as Fitzy was, even he couldn't beat this opponent and tragically, he passed away on September 7, 2008 at the age of 58.

Fitzy’s 5 is perfectly placed as a key lead up event to Adelaide’s iconic City Bay Fun Run.

With your support, we can honour one of South Australia’s greatest athletes, and assist in the fight to find a cure for a terrible disease that touches the lives of so many individuals and families the world over every day. We extend an invitation to you to join us as we Honour a Legend – Seek a Cure.

Since its inception, Fitzy's has assisted in several charities in raising funds to support cancer research. 

The 2019 Fitzy's 5 is proud to support the Leukaemia Foundation.  We encourage you to Get Your Blood Pumping and donate

Fitzy's 5
Honour a Legend – Seek a Cure

 







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