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5.3K Run

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4 April

Parkes Place West

from 8am

The 5.3km race is great distance for new runners to aspire to, and can be a great test for more experienced short or long distance runners to grab themselves a PB!

5.3K run

Pricing (18+)

Early Bird ends 16 January.

$ 1
EARLY BIRD
$ 45
STANDARD
$ 50
LAST MINute

5.3K run

Pricing (U18)

$ 1
EARLY BIRD
$ 35
STANDARD
$ 40
LAST MINute

Course Map

View the 5.3K course map featuring kilometre markers, first aid stations, toilets and drink stations.

Key Information

Get all the important details for the 5.3K race.

FAQs

Have a question? Read through our FAQs below. If you can’t find what you’re after, please contact us.

COURSE MAP

The course is a 5.3K lap of Lake Burley Griffin.

You will start on the water across from Patrick White Lawns to head across Commonwealth Avenue towards Kings Avenue to finish up and celebrate at West Lawns.

Course subject to change.

EVENT INFORMATION

Start time: 9:00am
Distance: 5.3km
Cut Off Time: 10:30am – see details below 
Start line: Patrick White Lawns
Finish line: West Lawns (Parkes Place West)
Age limit: All children under the age of 8 on event day must be accompanied by an adult.

FAQs

START TIME / START LINE / FINISH LINE

  • 5.3K Start Time: 9:00am
  • 5.3K Start Line: King George Terrace
  • 5.3K Finish: West Lawns

5.3K Pricing

  • Early Bird: $45 (18+) | $35 (U18)
  • Standard: $50 (18+) | $40 (U18)
  • Last Minute: $55 (18+) | $45 (U18)

UPGRADe/DOWNGRADE

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 22 March 2020.

AGE LIMIT

All children under the age of 8 on event day must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I Change my Wave?

There are no waves for the 5.3K.

Can I Transfer my Entry?

Please note that there is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name.

Please contact info@solemotive.com by 22 March 2020 if you’d like to do so.

CLOTHING STORAGE

Clothing storage is available in the Event Village. Look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

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.

RACE PACK PICKUP / postage

Postage
If you register before 11:59pm Sunday, 15 March 2020, you can choose to have your race pack posted.

Race Pack Postage commences 3 March 2020.

Race Pack Collection and Entries
Race Pack collection is available from the Event Village (Parkes Place West) on:

Friday, 3 April from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 4 April from 8:00am – 4:00pm  (up until 20min before your race’s official start time)

DRINK STATIONS

The drink station is location near the 2.5km mark.

K MARKERS

There will be feather kilometre markers throughout the course.

SPLITS

There are no splits for the 5.3K.

PRIZEs

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers across the line.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male and Female

CAN I ENTER ON DAY?

After 11:59pm 2 April 2020, you can enter the event by visiting the Event Village (Parkes Place West) at the following times:

Friday, 3 April from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, 4 April from 8:00am (up until 20min before your race’s official start time)

WHEELCHAIR PARTICIPANTS

If you are a racing wheelchair please contact info@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 5 minutes before the official

Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our events. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

5.3K Cut Off Times

  • 9:15am: All participants must have crossed the Start Line
  • 10:30am: All participants must have crossed the Finish Line

Public Transport

Due to the early start time for the event and road closures please refer to Transport Canberra’s website to plan your journey.

Please note that there will be no event specific shuttles.

PARKING INFORMATION

There is ample parking within walking distance to the race start and finish area. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

Friday (Race Pack Collection)
P1 – Treasury Building car park – access via Langton Crescent

Saturday
P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
P3 – National Archives car park – Access from Kings Avenue
P4 – Questacon Car park – Access via Queen Elizabeth Drive
P5 – National Gallery – Access from King Edward Terrace via Kings Avenue only

Sunday
P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
P3* – National Archives car park – Access from Kings Avenue
Please note the Southbound lane on Kings Avenue will be closed for participants. To reach P3 please access Kings Avenue from State Circle.
If you are driving to the event, please read parking signs carefully to ensure you have parked legally.

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