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10 November 2019Rond Terracefrom 7:45am
10 Nov 2019 Rond Terrace from 7:45am

ENTRY FEES

online entries NOW CLOSED

Race Weekend registrations will be open from 12-4pm, Saturday 9 November and from 6:30am, Sunday 10 November at Rond Terrace.

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2K

5K

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FAMILY*

 

Race Weekend (18+)

N/A$52$62$138

Race Weekend (U18)

$20$42$52N/A

*Family consists of 2 adults and 2 children (under 18 years of age on the date of the event)

ENTRY FEES

online entries NOW CLOSED

Race Weekend registrations will be open from 12-4pm, Saturday 9 November and from 6:30am, Sunday 10 November at Rond Terrace.

days
:
hours
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mins
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2K

5K

10K

FAMILY*

 

Race Weekend (+18)

N/A$52$62$138

Race Weekend (U18)

$20$42$52 

*Family consists of 2 adults and 2 children (under 18 years of age on the date of the event)

TIMELINE

11:59pm, Sunday 13 October Personalised race bib cut off.
11:59pm, Sunday 20 OctoberPostage cut off for Race Packs.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the event site.
11:59pm, 7 November 2019Last Minute/Online Entries close.
After this date/time registrations will be taken from the event site at designated times.
12:00–4:00pm, 9 November 2019Race weekend registrations open and race bib collection available from the Event Village in Rond Terrace.

6:00amRoads closed.
6:30amEvent Village open (Rond Terrace).
6:30amRond Terrace registration and race bib collection opens for 10K and 2K.
6:45amRond Terrace bag drop open.
7:40am10K warm up.
7:50am10K starts.
7:55am2K warm up.
8:00amKids entertainment begins.
Enjoy face painting, glitter tattoos and a jumping castle.
8:10am2K starts.
8:30amKing George Terrace registration and race bib collection for 5K.
8:45am10K presentations.
9:15am5K warm up.
9:30am5K starts. 
10:00am5K presentations and school trophy. 
10:00amShuttle bus to King George Terrace begins. 
11:00amShuttle bus to King George Terrace finishes. 
11:00amRoads are re-opened.

STICK AROUND

KIDS ZONE

Face painting, glitter tattoos and a jumping castle are guranteed to keep the kids entertained post-race. 

Head to the Event Village and have some fun!

 

ATTICUS COFFEE

Atticus will be dishing out your coffee fix in the Event Village.

Enjoy a fresh coffee as you sit back and relish in your achievements.

 

ACTIVE BEATS MC & DJ

Active Beats will make any occasion fun and memorable. 

From hyping up a large crowd, to playing the right tunes or getting you active, they’ve got it all.

They’ll be at the finish line to help your celebrate as well!

SOLE MOTIVE STORE

Stock up on your race day needs from the Sole Motive retail store. 

We’re one-stop shop for all your running needs – whether it’s helping you look and feel your best, run in style and comfort, or for speciality gear that won’t let you down.

Visit us in the Event Village (Rond Terrace) on Saturday and Sunday.

TIMELINE

11:59pm, Sunday 13 October Personalised race bib cut off.
11:59pm, Sunday 20 OctoberPostage cut off for Race Packs.
Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack from the event site.
11:59pm, 7 November 2019Last Minute/Online Entries close.
After this date/time registrations will be taken from the event site at designated times.
12:00–4:00pm, 9 November 2019Race weekend registrations open and race bib collection available from the Event Village in Rond Terrace.

6:00amRoads closed.
6:30amEvent Village open (Rond Terrace).
6:30amRond Terrace registration and race bib collection opens for 10K and 2K.
6:45amRond Terrace bag drop open.
7:40am10K warm up.
7:50am10K starts.
7:55am2K warm up.
8:00amKids entertainment begins.
Enjoy face painting, glitter tattoos and a jumping castle.
8:10am2K starts.
8:30amKing George Terrace registration and race bib collection for 5K.
8:45am10K presentations.
9:15am5K warm up.
9:30am5K starts. 
10:00am5K presentations and school trophy. 
10:00amShuttle bus to King George Terrace begins. 
11:00amShuttle bus to King George Terrace finishes. 
11:00amRoads are re-opened.

Course MAps

Stroll, walk, jog or run along three stunning routes that take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin. 

All runners will finish at Rond Terrace, overlooking the picturesque lake, where they can enjoy the Fun Run finale celebrations together post-race!

2K Kids run

5K course

10K course

OUR PACERS

Meet your 2019 Canberra Times Fun Run YMCA Canberra Runners Club pace leaders. 

Pace Leaders give you the chance to run with a group under the guidance of an experienced run leader who runs at a calculated pace to get you to the finish line at a specific time.

Pace leaders will be running on ‘gun time’, and will start in the suitable wave to that distance. 
Pacers will be wearing a balloon and race number with the goal time displayed for easy visibility. You can also meet them 15 minutes before your race at the Runner’s World pace leader marquee.

The pace groups offered are as follows: 10K – 40 mins, 45mins, 50mins, 55 mins, 60 mins, 70 mins, 75 mins, 80mins

Simeon Hearnshaw

Pacing time: 10K - 40 min

  • 5km: 17:18
  • 10km: 36:15
  • Half: 80:12
  • Marathon: 2:50:17 (first and only marathon so far!)

My 5km PB, when I executed one of my best races, and a 16km stage of the capital to coast 100km – on the Sunday morning I was in self-preservation mode and ran sensibly, chatting with another guy the whole way and admiring the beautiful NSW south coast scenery. I felt better at the finish than the start.

Running is in my blood – my Dad was a champion marathoner, Mum was given running shoes as a wedding present, and my brothers and I grew up going to fun runs. I find it relaxing and invigorating. I love being out in all conditions and dread being sick or injured and not able to run.

Sprinting the last 150 metres of the 2018 YMCA Canberra Half Marathon when I realised I’d run much better than I expected and got an adrenaline rush, and recently finishing the last stage of the Capital to Coast (I was part of a family team). Equally, seeing the beauty in the world – whether it’s a lyrebird crossing my path in the Blue Mountains, a view of the Brindabellas from Canberra’s peaks, or a turtle by the river near my home.

Just going out to enjoy the run, de-stressing, working towards the next goal, and being fit to stay active with my toddler and wife.

Paul Trumble

Pacing time: 10K - 45 min

  • 5km: 18:42
  • 10km: 39:24

Running through the fog in Canberra trails early in the morning, occasionally finishing with a frozen beard.

I started running more frequently to support my obstacle racing before I started to enjoy it more on its own merits.

Finishing my first marathon in 2014 and coming second in the Male Pairs with a mate at the 2019 Capital to Coast.

Running the different hills and trails around Canberra.

Hunter Marston

Pacing time: 10K - 50 min

  • 5km: 21:34, October 2018
  • Half: 1h37m, Sydney 2019
  • Marathon: 3h44m, Philadelphia 2017

I did my first 50K in a forest outside Charleston, SC in the US earlier this year in May and loved it.

I run to feel good physically and mentally and to reap the satisfaction of smashing goals and expanding my own expectations.

Doing better than I have before and expanding the horizon of what I thought was possible in terms of my own distance (and speed).

Mike Thompson

Pacing time: 10K - 55 min

PBs from the last 4 years…

  • Parkrun 5k: 22m35
  • Canberra Times Fun Run: 48m40
  • City to Surf: 71m
  • Half: 47m18
  • Marathon: 3h58
  • Sixfoot Track: 5h51

Running my first half marathon aged 49, only 4 weeks after taking up running (yep a bit of a stretch – couldn’t walk after!). Finishing the 105k Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra and the 80k Buffalo Stampede 75 – both with an insane amount of elevation.

I keep running because it is a great way to keep fit and I love spending time on the trail with other Canberra runners – They are a great bunch.  

Favourite running moment is finishing the Sixfoot track (my first Ultra) feeling strong.

All up 13 Marathons and Ultras, 12 Half Marathons, 7 Canberra Times Fun Runs and one City to Surf (might have over-done it just a bit!).   

Stephen Onorato

Pacing time: 10K - 55 min

  • Road race – Managed to get my 5km under 20 mins
  • Cross Country – Came second during an event on a wet 5km track in 2014

Racing the Spartan trifecta in Hawaii (14km, 7km then 21km over 2 days with lots of running uphill). The race is located in the Kuola Ranch where they filmed Jurassic Park and King Kong. It’s very surreal, amazing scenery and still has some stage props to admire during the race.

For multiple reasons. I enjoy the social aspect of running with people and having a chat during the run and a coffee after, I also enjoy just setting out and running by myself and enjoying being outside amongst the scenery.

I always remember the first time I finished my first ever 14km road race without decreasing my pace below a run. It was quite overwhelming getting to that finish line and realising that all my training was worth it.

I used to be unhealthy and unfit. Running helped me find a passion in fitness and now I constantly seek new challenges and new personal bests to make myself better than yesterday.

Roger Pilkington

Pacing time: 10K - 60 min

  • Canberra Times 10k in 37.31
  • Marathon in 3.18.08

Running Paris Marathon 2015 was a highlight.

I keep running because it keeps me healthy and it’s very social & I have life long friends through my running, it’s also the motivation to keep running.

Finishing a Marathon is always a great running moment. 

Running 52 marathons including 19 Canberra.

Judy Bowe

Pacing time: 10K - 70 min

21.29 is my PB for parkrun, but I haven’t been near that for a couple of years I think.

YMCA half marathon when I won my age group.

I love running, it keeps me fit happy healthy and sane.

I went on the The Amazing Race Australia recently, wasn’t really running very fast, but so much fun.

Running with others at Parkrun and lunchtimes runs like Lakestakes and BBQ stakes. and YMCA running club.

Kerrin Whitcombe

Pacing time: 10K - 75 min

Just finishing is an achievement – 5km under 30 minutes is probably the main one.

Melbourne City2Sea, Sydney Morning Herald 1/2 marathon, Capital to Coast.

Being raised in the country it allows me to get back to nature while empowering me to improve and hit goals. The running community and friends I’ve made is also a special part of my running journey and often the reason why I get out of the bed at 5am.

Crossing the line after my 1/2 marathon in Sydney. I completed this run before I joined any running groups and learnt how to prepare for a race but I still had the fitness to run the entire race.

The buzz I get at the end of every running session and the friends I get to share the journey with.

Kerry Percival

Pacing time: 10K - 80 min

  • 5km:  26:20
  • 10km: 1:00:47

Running from Charlotte’s Pass to the top of Mount Kosciuszko in January this year was definitely a highlight. The view was amazing!

Staying active is one of the best ways to beat stress and feel good. Running is also a cheap and effective way to stay fit.

Discovering something new – I love trying out new routes and discovering what is around the next bend.

I keep running for the sense of achievement when I cross the finish line. Nothing beats the feeling of running faster or further than you have before!

Course MAps

Stroll, walk, jog or run along three stunning routes that take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin. 

All runners will finish at Rond Terrace, overlooking the picturesque lake, where they can enjoy the Fun Run finale celebrations together post-race!

2k kids run

5K course

10K course

OUR PACERS

Meet your 2019 Canberra Times Fun Run YMCA Canberra Runners Club pace leaders. 

Pace Leaders give you the chance to run with a group under the guidance of an experienced run leader who runs at a calculated pace to get you to the finish line at a specific time.

Pace leaders will be running on ‘gun time’, and will start in the suitable wave to that distance. 
Pacers will be wearing a balloon and race number with the goal time displayed for easy visibility. You can also meet them 15 minutes before your race at the Runner’s World pace leader marquee.

The pace groups offered are as follows: 10K – 40 mins, 45mins, 50mins, 55 mins, 60 mins, 70 mins, 75 mins, 80mins

Simeon Hearnshaw

Pacing time: 10K - 40 min

  • 5km: 17:18
  • 10km: 36:15
  • Half: 80:12
  • Marathon: 2:50:17 (first and only marathon so far!)

My 5km PB, when I executed one of my best races, and a 16km stage of the capital to coast 100km – on the Sunday morning I was in self-preservation mode and ran sensibly, chatting with another guy the whole way and admiring the beautiful NSW south coast scenery. I felt better at the finish than the start.

Running is in my blood – my Dad was a champion marathoner, Mum was given running shoes as a wedding present, and my brothers and I grew up going to fun runs. I find it relaxing and invigorating. I love being out in all conditions and dread being sick or injured and not able to run.

Sprinting the last 150 metres of the 2018 YMCA Canberra Half Marathon when I realised I’d run much better than I expected and got an adrenaline rush, and recently finishing the last stage of the Capital to Coast (I was part of a family team). Equally, seeing the beauty in the world – whether it’s a lyrebird crossing my path in the Blue Mountains, a view of the Brindabellas from Canberra’s peaks, or a turtle by the river near my home.

Just going out to enjoy the run, de-stressing, working towards the next goal, and being fit to stay active with my toddler and wife.

Paul Trumble

Pacing time: 10K - 45 min

  • 5km: 18:42
  • 10km: 39:24

Running through the fog in Canberra trails early in the morning, occasionally finishing with a frozen beard.

I started running more frequently to support my obstacle racing before I started to enjoy it more on its own merits.

Finishing my first marathon in 2014 and coming second in the Male Pairs with a mate at the 2019 Capital to Coast.

Running the different hills and trails around Canberra.

Hunter Marston

Pacing time: 10K - 50 min

  • 5km: 21:34, October 2018
  • Half: 1h37m, Sydney 2019
  • Marathon: 3h44m, Philadelphia 2017

I did my first 50K in a forest outside Charleston, SC in the US earlier this year in May and loved it.

I run to feel good physically and mentally and to reap the satisfaction of smashing goals and expanding my own expectations.

Doing better than I have before and expanding the horizon of what I thought was possible in terms of my own distance (and speed).

Mike Thompson

Pacing time: 10K - 55 min

PBs from the last 4 years…

  • Parkrun 5k: 22m35
  • Canberra Times Fun Run: 48m40
  • City to Surf: 71m
  • Half: 47m18
  • Marathon: 3h58
  • Sixfoot Track: 5h51

Running my first half marathon aged 49, only 4 weeks after taking up running (yep a bit of a stretch – couldn’t walk after!). Finishing the 105k Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail Ultra and the 80k Buffalo Stampede 75 – both with an insane amount of elevation.

I keep running because it is a great way to keep fit and I love spending time on the trail with other Canberra runners – They are a great bunch.  

Favourite running moment is finishing the Sixfoot track (my first Ultra) feeling strong.

All up 13 Marathons and Ultras, 12 Half Marathons, 7 Canberra Times Fun Runs and one City to Surf (might have over-done it just a bit!).   

Stephen Onorato

Pacing time: 10K - 55 min

  • Road race – Managed to get my 5km under 20 mins
  • Cross Country – Came second during an event on a wet 5km track in 2014

Racing the Spartan trifecta in Hawaii (14km, 7km then 21km over 2 days with lots of running uphill). The race is located in the Kuola Ranch where they filmed Jurassic Park and King Kong. It’s very surreal, amazing scenery and still has some stage props to admire during the race.

For multiple reasons. I enjoy the social aspect of running with people and having a chat during the run and a coffee after, I also enjoy just setting out and running by myself and enjoying being outside amongst the scenery.

I always remember the first time I finished my first ever 14km road race without decreasing my pace below a run. It was quite overwhelming getting to that finish line and realising that all my training was worth it.

I used to be unhealthy and unfit. Running helped me find a passion in fitness and now I constantly seek new challenges and new personal bests to make myself better than yesterday.

Roger Pilkington

Pacing time: 10K - 60 min

  • Canberra Times 10k in 37.31
  • Marathon in 3.18.08

Running Paris Marathon 2015 was a highlight.

I keep running because it keeps me healthy and it’s very social & I have life long friends through my running, it’s also the motivation to keep running.

Finishing a Marathon is always a great running moment. 

Running 52 marathons including 19 Canberra.

Judy Bowe

Pacing time: 10K - 70 min

21.29 is my PB for parkrun, but I haven’t been near that for a couple of years I think.

YMCA half marathon when I won my age group.

I love running, it keeps me fit happy healthy and sane.

I went on the The Amazing Race Australia recently, wasn’t really running very fast, but so much fun.

Running with others at Parkrun and lunchtimes runs like Lakestakes and BBQ stakes. and YMCA running club.

Kerrin Whitcombe

Pacing time: 10K - 75 min

Just finishing is an achievement – 5km under 30 minutes is probably the main one.

Melbourne City2Sea, Sydney Morning Herald 1/2 marathon, Capital to Coast.

Being raised in the country it allows me to get back to nature while empowering me to improve and hit goals. The running community and friends I’ve made is also a special part of my running journey and often the reason why I get out of the bed at 5am.

Crossing the line after my 1/2 marathon in Sydney. I completed this run before I joined any running groups and learnt how to prepare for a race but I still had the fitness to run the entire race.

The buzz I get at the end of every running session and the friends I get to share the journey with.

Kerry Percival

Pacing time: 10K - 80 min

  • 5km:  26:20
  • 10km: 1:00:47

Running from Charlotte’s Pass to the top of Mount Kosciuszko in January this year was definitely a highlight. The view was amazing!

Staying active is one of the best ways to beat stress and feel good. Running is also a cheap and effective way to stay fit.

Discovering something new – I love trying out new routes and discovering what is around the next bend.

I keep running for the sense of achievement when I cross the finish line. Nothing beats the feeling of running faster or further than you have before!

HOW To GET There

We’ve made your transport to the Canberra Times Fun Run easy so you can focus on just having a good time without the stress! Just click the icons below for more information.

There is ample parking within walking distance to the race Start and Finish Areas. Parking is free in the P zones. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

10K/2K Start Area, Finish Line and Event Village
ANZAC Park West and CIT Car Parks

5K Start Area
John Gorton Building – Accessed from Parkes Place East or Dorothy Tangney Place.
Treasury Building – Accessed from Parkes Place West or Langton Crescent.
National Library Car Park – Accessed from King Edward Terrace or Parkes Place West.
Mall Road West Parking – Accessed from Parkes Place West.

All attendees to the Canberra Times Fun Run should be aware that it is an offence under the National Land (Road Transport) Ordinance 2014 to park a vehicle on open space in the area where the Canberra Times Fun Run is being held. Open space is any area that is not designed for the movement or parking of motor vehicles, such as grassed areas, footpaths and landscaped areas. The National Capital Authority will be enforcing parking regulations for the duration of this event, and attendees should ensure they park legally to avoid the risk of an infringement being issued to their vehicle.

Due to the early start time for the event and the enforced road closures, please visit Transport Canberra for up-to-date information and to plan your trip for event day.

There will be shuttle buses operating from the Finish Line transporting participants back to the 5km Start Line, please see below for details.

Pick up point: Rond Terrace, Commonwealth Park
Drop off point: Parkes Place West, Parkes
Shuttle times: The shuttle bus will run from 10:00am until 11:00am

*Please note that no animals are allowed to travel on ACTION buses.


Road closures and diversions will be in place to ensure the safety of runners and the non-event community. Participants are encouraged to plan their trip prior to leaving home. All road closures will be in place from 6:00am and will reopen at 11:00am.

View all road closures.

EVENT Day Info

EVENT Day Info

Be Race Ready with our Participant Instructions. Find out everything you need to know ahead of race day.

Postage

The cut off to choose postage is Sunday, 20 October.

Event Village Collection

If you opt to collect your race pack, it will be available to collect from 12–4pm, 9 November and 7am-7:40am, 10 November from the Event Village. Please note on Sunday, 10 November the 5km pick up will be at King George Terrace from 8:30-9:20am.

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 11:59pm Thursday 7 November.

If a race bib has already been assigned for your original distance you will be able to use it for your new distance on race day.

Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.

10K

  • Start Time: 7:50am
  • Start Line: Rond Terrace
  • Finish: Rond Terrace

5K

  • Start Time: 9:30am
  • Start Line: King George Terrace
  • Finish: Rond Terrace

2K

  • Start Time: 8:10am
  • Start Line: Rond Terrace
  • Finish: Rond Terrace

There is ample parking within walking distance to the race Start and Finish Areas. Parking is free in the P zones. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

10K/2K Start Area, Finish Line and Event Village
ANZAC Park West and CIT Car Parks

5K Start Area
John Gorton Building – Accessed from Parkes Place East or Dorothy Tangney Place.
Treasury Building – Accessed from Parkes Place West or Langton Crescent.
National Library Car Park – Accessed from King Edward Terrace or Parkes Place West.
Mall Road West Parking – Accessed from Parkes Place West.

All attendees to the Canberra Times Fun Run should be aware that it is an offence under the National Land (Road Transport) Ordinance 2014 to park a vehicle on open space in the area where the Canberra Times Fun Run is being held. Open space is any area that is not designed for the movement or parking of motor vehicles, such as grassed areas, footpaths and landscaped areas. The National Capital Authority will be enforcing parking regulations for the duration of this event, and attendees should ensure they park legally to avoid the risk of an infringement being issued to their vehicle.

Clothing storage is available during the run/walk. Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

  • 10km – All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 5km – All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 2km – Children aged 4 to 14 years of age. Parents/guardians can participate with their children in the 2km distance free of charge.

Family pricing is available when registering 2 adults and 2 children (aged under 18 on the date of the event).

Pace Leaders are provided by the YMCA Canberra Runners Club

What do Pace Leaders do?

Pace Groups give you the chance to run with a group under the guidance of an experienced run leader who runs at a calculated pace to get you to the finish line at a specific time.

Where do I meet my Pace Leader?

Visit the Runner’s World pace leader marquee 15 minutes before your race or go to the start line to meet the pace leaders.

What pace groups are offered?

The pace groups offered are as follows:

10K PACE TIMES: 40 mins, 45mins, 50mins, 55 mins, 60 mins, 70 mins, 75 mins, 80mins

Pace leaders will be running on ‘gun time’, and will start in the suitable wave to that distance. Pacers will be wearing a balloon and race number with the goal time displayed for easy visibility.

Be Race Ready with our Participant Instructions. Find out everything you need to know ahead of race day.

Postage

The cut off to choose postage is Sunday, 20 October.

Event Village Collection

If you opt to collect your race pack, it will be available to collect from 12–4pm, 9 November and 7am-7:40am, 10 November from the Event Village. Please note on Sunday, 10 November the 5km pick up will be at King George Terrace from 8:30-9:20am.

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 11:59pm Thursday 7 November.

If a race bib has already been assigned for your original distance you will be able to use it for your new distance on race day.

Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.

10K

  • Start Time: 7:50am
  • Start Line: Rond Terrace
  • Finish: Rond Terrace

5K

  • Start Time: 9:30am
  • Start Line: King George Terrace
  • Finish: Rond Terrace

2K

  • Start Time: 8:10am
  • Start Line: Rond Terrace
  • Finish: Rond Terrace

There is ample parking within walking distance to the race Start and Finish Areas. Parking is free in the P zones. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

10K/2K Start Area, Finish Line and Event Village
ANZAC Park West and CIT Car Parks

5K Start Area
John Gorton Building – Accessed from Parkes Place East or Dorothy Tangney Place.
Treasury Building – Accessed from Parkes Place West or Langton Crescent.
National Library Car Park – Accessed from King Edward Terrace or Parkes Place West.
Mall Road West Parking – Accessed from Parkes Place West.

All attendees to the Canberra Times Fun Run should be aware that it is an offence under the National Land (Road Transport) Ordinance 2014 to park a vehicle on open space in the area where the Canberra Times Fun Run is being held. Open space is any area that is not designed for the movement or parking of motor vehicles, such as grassed areas, footpaths and landscaped areas. The National Capital Authority will be enforcing parking regulations for the duration of this event, and attendees should ensure they park legally to avoid the risk of an infringement being issued to their vehicle.

Clothing storage is available during the run/walk. Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

  • 10km – All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 5km – All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 2km – Children aged 4 to 14 years of age. Parents/guardians can participate with their children in the 2km distance free of charge.

Family pricing is available when registering 2 adults and 2 children (aged under 18 on the date of the event).

Pace Leaders are provided by the YMCA Canberra Runners Club

What do Pace Leaders do?

Pace Groups give you the chance to run with a group under the guidance of an experienced run leader who runs at a calculated pace to get you to the finish line at a specific time.

Where do I meet my Pace Leader?

Visit the Runner’s World pace leader marquee 15 minutes before your race or go to the start line to meet the pace leaders.

What pace groups are offered?

The pace groups offered are as follows:

10K PACE TIMES: 40 mins, 45mins, 50mins, 55 mins, 60 mins, 70 mins, 75 mins, 80mins

Pace leaders will be running on ‘gun time’, and will start in the suitable wave to that distance. Pacers will be wearing a balloon and race number with the goal time displayed for easy visibility.

sole motive +
canberra times

Sole Motive has partnered with The Canberra Times to unleash some new energy into the Canberra Times Fun Run and Canberra Marathon.

With a new team behind the events as well as a new date for the Fun Run we're more than ready to bring our passion to the running community of Canberra.

+

Sole Motive has partnered with The Canberra Times to unleash some new energy into the Canberra Times Fun Run and Canberra Marathon.

With a new team behind the events as well as a new date for the Fun Run we're more than ready to bring our passion to the running community of Canberra.