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Entry Timetable

Key dates for the 2015 GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub

  • 3rd Nov 2014 Entries open
  • GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf Friday 9th Jan 2015
  • GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub Saturday 10th Jan 2015

What you need to do to enter the 2014 GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub and 2014 GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf.

For the 2014 swim, entry will be by ballot for all but Sharkbait members. Run entries will continue to be on a first in first served basis.

Timetable

Monday 4 November 2012 Entry opens for the 2014 GMHBA Mountain to Surf.
Entry opens for the 2014 GMHBA Pier to Pub for Sharkbait members.
Ballot registration opens for all other swimmers
Friday 15 November 2013 Ballot closes at midnight
Sharkbait entries close at midnight.
Monday 18 November 2013 Those successful in the first round of the ballot are notified and have one week to complete and to pay for their entry. Unsuccessful ballots are placed onto a waiting list for second round offers
Monday 25 November 2013 Second round offers are made from the waiting list, with one week to pay.
Monday 2 December 2013 Third round offers are made from the waiting list, with one week to pay.
Friday 13 December 2013 All entries for both GMHBA Pier to Pub and GMHBA Mountain to Surf close. Note that the GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf entries will close when sold out
Friday 10 January 2014 GMHBA Lorne Mountain to Surf. An 8km fun run around Lorne
Saturday 11 January 2014 GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub. A 1.2km swim at Lorne

The Registration Process

As all entries are via the Club website, all those intending to enter will need to have a valid individual account, with username and password. If you already have an account use it as it has your swim history and any special status (like sharkbait) attached to it. Accounts are at race.lornesurfclub.com.au/Logon

The Balloting Process

All entrants for the swim ballot will be placed into a random draw. This will allocate a rank number between 1 and the number of ballotees. Swims are allocated to ballotees based on the places available. Unsuccessful ballotees will automatically go onto the waiting list in rank order. The waiting list will be allocated second round places if these become available.

Ballots are susceptible to people trying to rort the system. During the ballot drawing process we will check for any duplicate entries. If any duplicates are detected then the swimmer will be contacted; if there is no valid reason why there are two entries then both will be removed. The swimmer will be disqualified from entering the GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub for two years.

If you are successful in the ballot, swimmers will have one week to complete the entry process and make payment. If you do not complete entry within the week, your entry will be put put to the end of the waiting list.

Second Round Offers

People who miss out on the ballot will go into a waiting list. People on this list will be offered places as they come available and will have a week to complete the entry process and pay. If you don't pay you will lose your place. If after the second round there are places available then there will be a third round of offers.

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Created: 5/Oct/2010 - 08:29 PM Last updated: 20/Feb/2013 - 08:47 AM

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