What’s happening and when?

The Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Date Time Action
Friday, September 2 9:00am - 6:30pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip, ACT
Saturday, September 3 9:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip, ACT
Sunday, September 4
7:00am Race HQ opens for 14km & Westpac 10km race information and bib replacements
7:15am Gear drop opens - 14km & 10km event only
8:00am 14km event starts
8:10am Gear drop closes. All gear for the 14km & 10km event is transported to the finish line
8:30am Westpac 10km event starts
9:00am Race HQ opens for 5km race information and bib replacements
9:30am 5km event starts
10:00am Presentations to commence

Runners' Guide

Is there postage available?

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 is strictly limited. If you 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 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 collection point listed below. 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.

Date Time Location
Friday, September 2 9:00am - 6:30pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip, ACT
Saturday, September 3 9:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip, ACT

Is there a Family Package available?

There is a family package available for both distances. The package includes two adult entries and one child entry. 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 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 at 5pm the day before the event; no entries will be taken after this time.

How do I create a team?

Creating a team is a great way to bring together family, friends or colleagues as part of your participation in the 2016 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 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 workplace or friends have registered a team for this years 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.

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. 

What do I do if I have lost my eTicket?

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

Where can I purchase an iTaB?

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.

To purchase an iTaB for this years event, please click here.

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.

Where can I leave my gear?

A gear drop service will be available on race day for participants competing in the 14km & 10km distances, please see below for further details regarding this service.

Drop-off location Opening Time Closing Time Pick-up location
Start Area - Yamba Drive 7:15am 8:10am Finish Area - Rond Terraces

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.

Can I transfer to a shorter/longer distance?

Distance transfers are available from Wednesday, August 24 until 5pm on Tuesday, August 30.

You are able to swap between distances as long as there is still availability. Participants can transfer distances through their 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

Transfer to Fees
Longer Distance Difference in entry fee + administration fee
Shorter Distance Forfeit difference in entry fee

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.

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)

Are there prizes on offer?

All finishers will receive a finisher's medal and downloadable finisher's certificate. The following prizes are awarded for place-getters in the 2016 Canberra Times Fun Run:

Event Place* Prize
14km 1st Place Male & Female $100 rebel Gift Voucher
2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry
2nd & 3rd Place Male & Female 2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry
10km 1st Place Male & Female $100 rebel Gift Voucher
2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry
2nd & 3rd Place Male & Female 2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry
5km 1st Place Male & Female $100 rebel Gift Voucher
2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry
2nd & 3rd Place Male & Female 2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry
Elite Wheelchair Athletes 1st Place $100 rebel Gift Voucher
2017 Canberra Times Fun Run Entry

*Prizes awarded based on first three across the finish line.

What are the event terms and conditions?

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