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

Event Schedule

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

Date Time Action
Saturday, September 22 9:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection - rebel Westfield Woden
Sunday, September 23
7:00am Race HQ opens for 1km & 10km race information and bib replacements - Wendouree Dr, Parkes
10km gear drop opens - Wendouree Dr, Parkes
10km gear drop closes - Wendouree Dr, Parkes
*10km event starts - Wendouree Dr, Parkes
8:00am Event Village Opens - Rond Terrace
1km & 5km gear drop opens - Rond Terrace
8:30am 1km event starts - Wendouree Dr, Parkes
9:00am Race HQ opens for 5km race information and bib replacements - King George Terrace, Parkes
9:25am 5km EWA event starts - King George Terrace, Parkes
9:30am 5km event starts - King George Terrace, Parkes
9:40am 5km Paw Parade event starts - Parliament Square
10:00am Presentations to commence - Rond Terrace
10:00am -12:00pm Shuttle bus from Rond Terrace to 5km Start Line in operation
11:15am Gear drop closes - Rond Terrace

The 10km race will be split into three Start Groups:

  • Blue is only for runners registered into the Blue Start Group. If you intend on walking please drop back to the Green B Start Group to ensure runners have a clear route. Participants will only be disqualified for starting ahead of their allocated Start Group.  

  • Green A is for runners and joggers and they will be marshalled to the front of the Green Start Group. Please self marshal into the ‘runners’ section of the Green Start pen.    

  • Green B is for fun groups, wheelchairs and strollers. These participants will be marshalled at the back of the pack to allow runners/joggers to filter to the front of the pack. Please self marshal into the ‘walkers’ Green Start pen.

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 the bib collection point on Saturday, September 22, open from 9am - 4pm. 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.

Location Date/Time
Race Bib Collection - rebel Westfield Woden Saturday, September 22, 2018.
9:00am - 4:00pm.

Click here to view Westfield Woden parking options. These car parks offer 2 hours free parking.

Alternatively if you wish to catch public transport, please click here to plan your route.

Travelling on Event Day

Please consider using public transport to get to your 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

Where can i leave my gear?

A gear drop service will be available on race day for all participants. Please see below for further details regarding this service.

Who? Drop-off Location Opening Time Closing Time Pick-up Location
10km participants 10km Start Line -
Wendouree Dr, Parkes
Opens 7:00am,
Sunday 23, September
Closes 7:40am -
Wendouree Dr, Parkes
Finish Area -
Rond Terrace

(closes 11:15am)
1km & 5km participants Finish Area -
Rond Terrace
Opens 8:00am,
Sunday 23, September
Closes 11:15am Finish Area -
Rond Terrace

(closes 11:15am)

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.


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 1km and 10km Start Lines are located on Wendouree Dr, Parkes and 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. The event village opens at 8:00am. Participants running in the 1km & 5km can leave their gear at the gear drop at Rond Terrace.

Raising Money

Help the Heart Foundation in the Canberra Times Fun Run and raise funds for ambitious, world-first Australian research, lifesaving awareness campaigns and support for the more than 4 million Australians who have heart disease.

Healthy & Safety

First aid stations are located at the Start and Finish Lines 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.