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#FreakyFernleigh: Win $1,000 in our Newcastle Fun Run Event!

Just like Dr Frankenstein before us, we've teamed up with Run NSW to bring the Fernleigh 15 to life... 

We asked you to run the Fernleigh in your best Halloween costume, and we've awarded our $1,000 #FreakyFernleigh winner!

Did you get freaky at the Fernleigh 15?

For some people, just the prospect of running 15km is scary enough. If you were brave enough to tackle the Fernleigh Track in 2019, we gave you the chance to snag $1,000!

With Halloween just around the corner, we asked you to run the Fernleigh Track in Halloween costume and upload your spooky costume from the Fernleigh 15 to Instagram using #FreakyFernleigh, and vote for the best costume!

How it worked


Run the Fernleigh 15 in costume

  • After registering for the Fernleigh 15, we asked you to deck yourself (or your team) out in your freakiest Halloween costume, and take on the Fernleigh Track.

Share your race-day experience using #FreakyFernleigh

  • We asked you to share your race-day experience with us, uploading a pic or video to Instagram using #FreakyFernleigh.

Rock the vote

  • We displayed all your awesome entries below and let the public vote for the entry they thought was best.

Spread the word

  • To be in the running to win, you had to provide a link to this page ( from a website you're affiliated with.

Congratulations to our $1,000 #FreakyFernleigh winner, @melissa.costello

Check out all our awesome #FreakyFernleigh entries!

The Race

We're encouraging locals in the communities we call home to get up and active and be part of the Greater Bank Fun Run Series.

One of the keystone events of the Series is the iconic Fernleigh 15. This event is your only chance to run the stunning 15km Fernleigh Track free of traffic and bicycles. The race begins at St Pius High School in Adamstown, takes in leafy Glenrock Reserve, taking runners past Redhead and finishing at Belmont Railway platform.

The event features an individual race as well as a 5-person relay with relay change zones at each of the iconic railway stations along the track.

Regardless of your ability the Fernleigh 15 is an experience, not just a run.

Good to know...

Competition Terms and Conditions

 FREAKY FERNLEIGH – Greater Bank Fernleigh 15 Halloween Dress Up Competition

The competition:

  1. Greater Bank Limited ABN 88 087 651 956 (Greater Bank) is the sole promoter of this competition.
  2. This competition commences on Sunday October 20, 2019 at 07:00 and closes on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at 17:00 (Competition Period).
  3. This competition is only available to Australian residents.
  4. Greater Bank accepts no responsibility for late, lost or incomplete entries.


  1. Entry is open to individual and team participants in the Run NSW Greater Bank Fernleigh 15 aged 14 and over, with public Instagram accounts.
  2. Greater Bank employees and their immediate family members, or employees of any organisation associated with the competition, are ineligible to enter.
  3. Immediate family members include:  spouse; defacto spouse; parent; parent in law; defacto spouse parent; step-parent; foster-parent or legal guardian; grandparent; child; step-child; foster-child; adopted-child; grandchild; sibling; step-sibling; foster-sibling; and defacto sibling.
  4. By entering this competition you warrant that you meet the entry requirements and accept these terms and conditions.

Special Conditions

  1. This competition consists of two phases:
  • An entry phase, from Sunday October 20, 2019 to Tuesday October 29, 2019; and
  • A voting phase, which will run from Tuesday October 22, 2019 to Tuesday October 29, 2019.


  1. To enter, you must upload a photo or video of yourself (or your team) taking part in the Fernleigh 15 in Halloween-themed costume during the Competition Period. Posts must include the hashtag #freakyfernleigh. Media must be uploaded to a public Instagram account to be counted as a valid entry. During the vote phase of the Competition Period, you must also provide a link to the URL from your group, gym, running club, university, school, workplace or otherwise associated website or blog. To verify the provision of said link, entrants will need to include the Instagram username used to post the entry photo or video when posting to their associated website.
  2. You may enter only once, but you are able to vote during the vote phase once per hour.
  3. Entries must not be unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive.
  4. You are responsible for any and all expenses that you may incur in entering this competition. Greater Bank will not reimburse you for expenses incurred, regardless of whether or not you win the competition.
  5. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the individual who owns the Instagram account used to publish the winning post during the initial entry phase.

Intellectual Property

  1. By entering this competition you warrant that you hold all necessary intellectual property rights to the material and consents to providing those rights to Greater Bank for use in promotions or advertising.
  2. By submitting an entry in the competition, you warrant that each entry media submitted is an original artistic work of the entrant which does not infringe the rights of any third party. You agree to indemnify Greater Bank against any and all claims, loss, damage and costs arising from a breach of the warranty set out in this condition.


  1. The personal information you provide will be used by Greater Bank in accordance with its Privacy Policy. For more information about how Greater Bank manages personal information, view Greater Bank’s Privacy Policy at
  2. Greater Bank may disclose the personal information you provide to its agents, solely to conduct the competition and distribute the Prize.
  3. Winners agree to participate in any promotional activity regarding winning the Prize, and consent to their name and image being used in promotional material without payment.


  1. If you win you will receive a $1,000 Greater Bank account (Prize).
  2. The winner will be chosen both by the results of the online public vote at during the voting phase of the competition from Tuesday October 21, 2019 to Tuesday October 29, 2019, as well as verification of the provision of a link from an associated website to Winner to be determined at Greater Bank’s Marketing Department at 103 Tudor St, Hamilton, NSW 2303 on Wednesday, October 30 at 09:00.
  3. The winner/s will be announced on or by Friday November 1, 2019 at 18:00 by Greater Bank’s Social Media accounts and will be notified by phone or Social Media on or by Wednesday, October 30 at 12:00.
  4. To redeem the Prize, you are required to take the original account voucher into any Greater Bank branch. Any Winner who is not a current customer of Greater Bank will be required to open an account of their choosing. You will be required to provide sufficient identification in branch in order to open an account. If the Winner is unable to provide identification as required, they will forego the Prize.
  5. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash. If you do not take a part of the Prize at the time set by Greater Bank, you will forfeit that part. If the advertised Prize is unavailable, Greater Bank will substitute it for one of equal or greater value.
  6. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition is affected for any reason, Greater Bank may in its sole discretion, subject to licencing authority approval, cancel, terminate, change or suspend the competition. Greater Bank may disqualify anyone who tampers (or benefits from tampering) with the entry process or the conduct of the competition or who has, in Greater Bank’s reasonable opinion, engaged in conduct which is fraudulent, misleading or generally damaging to the reputation of Greater Bank or has breached these Terms and Conditions.



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