What’s happening and when?

The Canberra Times Fun Run will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Date Time Action
Saturday, September 22 9:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection - Location TBC
Sunday, September 23
7:00am Race HQ opens for 1km & 10km race information and bib replacements.
Gear drop opens.
7:45am 10km event starts -Wendouree Dr, Parkes
8:30am 1km event starts - Wendouree Dr, Parkes
9:00am Race HQ opens for 5km race information and bib replacements
9:20am 5km EWA event starts - King George Terrace, Parkes
9:30am 5km event starts - King George Terrace, Parkes
10:00am Presentations to commence
11:15am Gear drop closes

+ Registrations & Start Groups

Can I enter multiple people during the registration process

Yes, when you arrive at the cart contents page of the registration process, click “Register Another”. You can now commence the registration for additional entrant(s). Please note that all registrations will be paid for in one transaction.

Can I enter on the day?

Event entries will close the day prior to the event; at 5pm on Saturday, the 22nd of September (if not sold out prior); no entries will be taken after this time.

Is there a Family Package available?

There is a family package available for all distances. The package includes either two adult entries and one child entry or one adult and two children. Please note, if you are registering under the family package, all members must compete in the same distance. If you are wanting to register an additional participant, you can do so at the cart contents page by clicking "Register Another".

Can I change my start group?

Once registration is complete, the relevant colour, number and start group cannot be changed. Entrants are able to start behind their registered start group but not before. Therefore, if your friends or family are starting in a group after yours you can drop back on the day and run with them, likewise if they are in a start group ahead of you they can drop back. Please note starting before your allocated start time will result in a disqualification due to front start group safety capacities.

Can I transfer to a shorter/longer distance?

Distance transfers are available from Wednesday, September 12 until 5pm on Tuesday, September 18.

You are able to swap between distances as long as there is still availability. Participants can transfer distances through their tiktok dashboard by following the below steps:

  1. Select the 'My Registrations' tab on the left hand side of your dashboard
  2. Click the 'Details' button for the entry you wish to transfer
  3. Click the 'Make Changes' button and select 'Change Event Distance' from the drop down When transferring to a different event you will be issued a new race number and bib which will need to be collected from the race bib collection. If your race bib has been posted to you, please bring it with you to be swapped over.
Transfer to Fees
Longer Distance
Difference in entry fee
Shorter Distance
Forfeit difference in entry fee

What do I do if I have lost my eTicket?

If you have deleted your eTicket, please log in to your tiktok dashboard to retrieve a copy. If your bank account has not been charged, you are not entered into the event.

What happens if I have lost my race bib?

If you have lost or damaged your race bib or timing chip you can buy a replacement from Race Bib Collection for $20.

What happens if I start in the wrong group?

Your race bib number, including your timing bib tag, is assigned to a particular start group as selected during registration. Your bib tag will be activated as you cross the starting mats. If you begin the race prior to your designated start group time, you will NOT receive an official time and you will be disqualified.

+ Postage Option & Race Bib Collection

Postage is available as an optional extra for participants to select during their registration at a cost of $7.95 including GST. Please note, this option must be added to your cart during the registration process and will close on August 21. If you did not purchase postage or have registered with an overseas address you will need to collect your race bib from the race bib collection point. To check if you have selected postage, please visit your tiktok dashboard. Postage of race bibs will commence approximately 3-4 weeks prior to race day.

Where is Race Bib Collection?

If you have not purchased the postage add on as part of your registration into this years event, you will need to collect your race bib from the bib collection point on Saturday, September 22. Details of the race bib collection will be released closer to the event day. Please bring a copy of your eTicket or SMS to show event staff at collection. If for any reason you are unable to attend, a friend or family member can attend on your behalf

CAN I COLLECT RACE BIBS FOR ALL MEMBERS OF MY TEAM?

If your team is sending one member on behalf of all team members to collect race bibs from the race bib collection point, they will need to bring a list containing the full name and corresponding bib number of each participant. Such list can be downloaded from the Team Managers tiktok dashboard and:

  1. Select 'My Teams'
  2. Select 'Control Panel'
  3. Select 'Downloads'
  4. 'Click to Download Team Members'

To ensure our team can collate your race bibs as quickly as possible, please sort the list in ascending numerical order prior to printing.

+ Teams

Creating a team is a great way to bring together family, friends or colleagues as part of your participation in the 2018 Canberra Times Fun Run. To create a team, visit our registration form and;

  1. Select your preferred registration type
  2. Click 'Create a Team' on the pop-up box
  3. Fill out your teams details and click 'Create my Team'

From here, you will be taken to the team managers tiktok dashboard where it will then direct you to register yourself for the event. The Dashboard is also where you can manage your team details.

Share your team name, and password if applicable, with your team members so they can select to 'Join a Team' when registering.

How do I enter a team?

If your colleagues or friends have registered a team for this year's event, you can join their team when registering. You just need to use our registration form and select your registration type, click 'Join a Team' on the pop-up box and search for your team name.

I’VE ALREADY ENTERED, CAN I STILL JOIN A TEAM?

If you have already registered and wish to join a team, please email us at canberrafunrun@fairfaxmedia.com.au and include your full name, bib number, team name and team password (if applicable) in your email.

ARE THERE TEAM PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

It doesn’t matter how large or small your team is, there are two team registration packages available which are designed to provide varying levels of support to team managers. These packages aim to make the registration process and the lead up to the event as smooth as possible for you and your fellow team mates.

+ General Event Information

Where can I purchase an iTaB or Finisher SMS?

The iTaB finisher’s medal insert allows you to create a lasting memento of the race for only $12. The iTaB is a customised, engraved insert which fits perfectly into the back of your finisher’s medal. Your iTaB will be manufactured after the event and sent to you in the post. Worldwide postage is included in the price. You can also receive your results shortly after crossing the finish line with an SMS sent directly to your mobile phone. Simply log into your tiktok dashboard, select 'My Registrations' and 'Make Changes' to add extra items.

Where can I buy Event Day Photos?

The Canberra Times Fun Run will be captured by official photography partners, Marathon Photos. Videos and photos of finishers will be available online for viewing and ordering 1-2 days after event day. To make sure you are captured in the event make sure your bib number is clearly visible – and always remember to smile!

Where can I leave my gear?

A gear drop service will be available on race day for all participants. *All participants can drop their gear at Gear Collection at the Event Village on Rond Terrace. Please then make your way to your start line depending on your event. Please see below for further details regarding this service. Please see below for further details regarding this service.

Drop-off Location Date Closing Time Pick-up Location
Finish Area - Rond Terraces
7:00am, Sunday 23, September 11:15am Finish Area - Rond Terraces

*Please note there is no gear drop area at the start line.

How does gear drop work?

  • You will be given a see-through bag at the gear drop area.
  • Write your bib number on the outside of the bag with the markers provided.
  • Only individual items may be placed within the bag, such as a change of clothes, lightweight jacket, water bottle, post-race snacks.
  • No personal bags of any description (backpacks, purses, handbags) will be accepted.
  • Show your bib when leaving your bag with the gear drop volunteers.
  • After your run you will be asked again to show your bib to collect your bag.

Do not leave any valuables such as wallets, keys or phones with the gear drop service. Event staff will take care of your belongings, but no responsibility will be taken for lost or damaged items.

Clothing and bags left anywhere but at the gear drop location will NOT be available for collection upon finishing the race.

AM I ABLE TO HAND OUT SAMPLES/ FLYERS/ PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AT THE EVENT VILLAGE?

Under no circumstance can you distribute any samples, flyers, promotional material, or anything similar within the event village. If seen doing so you will be asked to leave the event site by event organisers and security.

How is the event timed?

Your timing device for The Canberra Times Fun Run is a single-use bib tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please make sure your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified – please do not bend or fold your bib
  • Not covered (eg. by a jumper)

+ Refunds & Terms and Conditions

Can I refund my entry?

When entering the Canberra Times Fun Run the terms and conditions must be accepted by each individual entrant. The refund policy is stated below, there are no exceptions to this rule and no refunds will be given for change of mind.

I acknowledge that refunds will only be issued for the Event entry fee where participation in the Event is not appropriate due to medical reasons that is supported by a current medical certificate outlining the condition and lodged with Fairfax before 5:00pm on Thursday 23, August, 2018. I understand that a 50% administration fee will be deducted from the race entry fee paid and if a race bib has been sent out, I must return the race bib to Fairfax at my own expense, prior to the processing of any refund and by no later than 5:00pm (AEST) on Thursday 23, August, 2018. Refunds will not be made for any additional items purchased, such as event merchandise and charitable donations.

What are the event terms and conditions?

To view the full event terms and conditions, please click here.