Race day is fast approaching and we thought you should know some important information to get you race day ready!

Event Schedule

Date Time Action
Friday, September 1 9:00am - 6:30pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip, ACT
Saturday, September 2 9:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Woden, Keltie Street, Phillip, ACT
Sunday, September 3
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 5km EWA event starts - King George Terrace, Parkes
8:00am 14km event starts - Yamba Drive, Phillip
8:10am Gear drop closes. All gear for the 14km & 10km event is transported to the finish line
8:30am Westpac 10km event starts - Yamba Drive, Phillip
9:00am Race HQ opens for 5km race information and bib replacements
9:30am 5km event starts - King George Terrace, Parkes
10:00am Presentations to commence

*Start times are subject to change

We encourage participants to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their race start time.

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 rebel Woden, on Friday, September 1 or Saturday, September 2. 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.

Travelling on Event Day

Please consider using public transport to get to your Canberra Times Fun Run presented by Westpac start line and home again. The best way to plan your journey is to visit Transport Canberra, where you'll find the most up-to-date information on transport schedules.

Gear Drop

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.

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.

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


Be race ready and know how to access your allocated Start Area.  We encourage participants to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to their race start time.


The 14km and 10km start lines are located on Yamba Drive near Launceston Street, the 5km start line is located on King George Terrace in front of Old Parliament House. The finish line for all events is located at Rond Terrace along Lake Burley Griffin. Click below to view course maps, cut-off times and drink station locations.

Event Village

The event village is a great place to relax and meet your friends and family post-race. There will be something for everyone at the event village, including live music, food stalls, face painting, balloon modelling, a jumping castle and lots more fun activities for all!

Raising Money

The Canberra Times Fun Run aims to help raise $2000,000 in 2017 for more than 250 charities. You can contribute to this fantastic effort by clicking below.

Healthy & Safety

First aid stations are located at the start and finish as well as along the course, with teams located at the drink stations and roaming bike teams. View our Safety Information page for all important health and safety information for race day.