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EVENT FAQs

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

Participant Instructions will be available to download closer to the event date.

8K

  • Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Start Line: Defence Road
  • Finish: Jarman Oval

4K

  • Start Time: 6:30pm
  • Start Line: Defence Road
  • Finish: Jarman Oval

You don’t have to notify Sole Motive if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.

We do offer the following:

1 – Withdrawal from the event – receive a credit note: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 5:00pm, Friday 27 December 2019. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing and valid for Sole Motive owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Refunds will not be issued. When an entrant registers, they agree to the below terms and conditions;

T&C 13. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other Sole Motive owned events* (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm Friday, one week prior to the event date.

*With the exception of Run Melbourne credit notes (minus $20 for admin fees) will only be issued if requested no later than 1 month prior to the event date.

2 – Downgrade from your race: Event downgrades can be made online up until 13 December 2019.

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

Please note: Any changes to your registration (name, distance, postage) will incur a $10 administration fee.

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 13 December 2019.

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.

All participants must be off the course by 9pm.

Drive to the end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea and into the entrance of Point Nepean National Park. Please follow the directional signage past the Visitor Centre, and continue along Defense Road. Sole Motive event marshals will direct you to park your car on Jarman Oval.

CAR PARKING
Free parking is available at Jarman Oval. The car park opens at 3:30pm – please allow 45mins to park your car. Please expect that there will be queues when parking at the event.

Please note: there is no parking on Defense Road – parking fines will be enforced.

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

Postage

If you opted to have your race pack posted to you, it will arrive in the mail between Thursday 12 December and Friday 21 December.

Race Pack Collection

Race Packs will be available for pre-event collection from Thursday 2 4 January – venue TBC.

  • Thursday, 3 January from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Friday, 4 January from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday, 5 January from 9:00am-2:00pm

You don’t have to notify the organisers if you are unable to run for any reason. Under no circumstances may you transfer or give your race bib or timing tag to another person to use.

You will need to pick-up another Race Pack at the Event Village from 6:00pm from the Entries Marquee.

All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event. Please note replacement race numbers for lost race numbers or incorrect addresses will incur a $10 admin fee.

Yes, on day entries are available from 6:00pm on event day from the Entries Marquee in the Event Village.

All-terrain prams are permitted however entrants are asked to start at the back of the group.

The event will generally go ahead rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, we will decide if it is safe for the event to continue.

Please note: If the event is cancelled, entries are non-refundable.

The course is measured using a GPS watch.

We will be using the ‘Race Result’ software and hardware timing system to time all runners. Your timing device is located on the back of your bib and does not need to be returned after your race.

Net time is the time a participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, however place getters are awarded on gun time, so the first person across the finish line wins.

Live results are available online. Official results will be available from 9am the following morning. Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results, and have paid an additional $2, will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event.

Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee, however for safety and insurance reasons we do still require an entry form to be completed.

Your credit card transaction will be displayed as ‘Sole Motive’.

Yes. Please notify Sole Motive via email info@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600.

For safety reasons, animals are not permitted on the course. Note: Guide dogs are allowed.

For safety reasons, bikes and rollerblades are not permitted on the course.

There will be a first aid station located at the finish line in the Event Village. There will also be a roving First Aid team out on the course. Please refer to the course map.

Placegetters will be awarded on gun time, which is the time the gun goes off until the finish i.e. the first participant across the finish line wins. If there are multiple wave starts, it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves in the first wave should they believe they have a chance of placing in the top ten.

If you believe you will be in the top 10 male/ top 10 female in each race category, please ensure you are close to the start line as the top three places awarded on race day are based on gun time. The decision of the Race Director is final.

EVENT FAQs

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

Participant Instructions will be available to download closer to the event date.

8K

  • Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Start Line: Defence Road
  • Finish: Jarman Oval

4K

  • Start Time: 6:30pm
  • Start Line: Defence Road
  • Finish: Jarman Oval

You don’t have to notify Sole Motive if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.

We do offer the following:

1 – Withdrawal from the event – receive a credit note: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 5:00pm, Friday 27 December 2019. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing and valid for Sole Motive owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Refunds will not be issued. When an entrant registers, they agree to the below terms and conditions;

T&C 13. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other Sole Motive owned events* (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm Friday, one week prior to the event date.

*With the exception of Run Melbourne credit notes (minus $20 for admin fees) will only be issued if requested no later than 1 month prior to the event date.

2 – Downgrade from your race: Event downgrades can be made online up until 13 December 2019.

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

Please note: Any changes to your registration (name, distance, postage) will incur a $10 administration fee.

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 13 December 2019.

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.

All participants must be off the course by 9pm.

Drive to the end of Point Nepean Road, Portsea and into the entrance of Point Nepean National Park. Please follow the directional signage past the Visitor Centre, and continue along Defense Road. Sole Motive event marshals will direct you to park your car on Jarman Oval.

CAR PARKING
Free parking is available at Jarman Oval. The car park opens at 3:30pm – please allow 45mins to park your car. Please expect that there will be queues when parking at the event.

Please note: there is no parking on Defense Road – parking fines will be enforced.

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

Postage

If you opted to have your race pack posted to you, it will arrive in the mail between Thursday 12 December and Friday 21 December.

Race Pack Collection

Race Packs will be available for pre-event collection from Thursday 2 4 January – venue TBC.

  • Thursday, 3 January from 4:00-6:00pm
  • Friday, 4 January from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday, 5 January from 9:00am-2:00pm

You don’t have to notify the organisers if you are unable to run for any reason. Under no circumstances may you transfer or give your race bib or timing tag to another person to use.

You will need to pick-up another Race Pack at the Event Village from 6:00pm from the Entries Marquee.

All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event. Please note replacement race numbers for lost race numbers or incorrect addresses will incur a $10 admin fee.

Yes, on day entries are available from 6:00pm on event day from the Entries Marquee in the Event Village.

All-terrain prams are permitted however entrants are asked to start at the back of the group.

The event will generally go ahead rain or shine. In case of extreme weather, we will decide if it is safe for the event to continue.

Please note: If the event is cancelled, entries are non-refundable.

The course is measured using a GPS watch.

We will be using the ‘Race Result’ software and hardware timing system to time all runners. Your timing device is located on the back of your bib and does not need to be returned after your race.

Net time is the time a participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, however place getters are awarded on gun time, so the first person across the finish line wins.

Live results are available online. Official results will be available from 9am the following morning. Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results, and have paid an additional $2, will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event.

Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee, however for safety and insurance reasons we do still require an entry form to be completed.

Your credit card transaction will be displayed as ‘Sole Motive’.

Yes. Please notify Sole Motive via email info@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600.

For safety reasons, animals are not permitted on the course. Note: Guide dogs are allowed.

For safety reasons, bikes and rollerblades are not permitted on the course.

There will be a first aid station located at the finish line in the Event Village. There will also be a roving First Aid team out on the course. Please refer to the course map.

Placegetters will be awarded on gun time, which is the time the gun goes off until the finish i.e. the first participant across the finish line wins. If there are multiple wave starts, it is the responsibility of the participant to position themselves in the first wave should they believe they have a chance of placing in the top ten.

If you believe you will be in the top 10 male/ top 10 female in each race category, please ensure you are close to the start line as the top three places awarded on race day are based on gun time. The decision of the Race Director is final.