The Belle Property Balmain Fun Run is firmly established as one of Sydney's favourite community fun runs. Challenge yourself (and friends!) through the beautiful undulating grounds of historic Callan Park in Rozelle. The run offers a 2km (for primary school children), 5km and a challenging 10km course plus the hugely entertaining Porte a Partner 100m. Loads of free activities for the kids and an idyllic location all add up to a fun day for the family and serious runners alike. All events start and finish at King George Park, Manning Street, Rozelle.
- 07.00am - Registration Opens
- 08.00am - Bouncy castles and kid’s activities commence
- 08.00am - 10km Run start
- 08.10am - 5km Run/Walk start
- 09.30am - 2km Run/Walk start
- 09.45am - Presentation for 5km and 10km events
- 10.00am - 100m Porte a Partner Dash start
- 10.30am - Presentation for 2km and Porte a Partner events
- 12.00pm - Event close
It’s Not Just a Fun Run!
The Belle Property Balmain Fun Run offers much more than just the running! It is a fabulous day out for the whole family.
From 8am to 12pm you can enjoy great activities including -
- Bouncy Castles
- Make Your Own Craft Stall
- Face Painting
All for just a gold coin donation!
Our yummy BBQ and Cake Stall will be open from from 7.30am and a coffee van will also be on site.
There’s an event for everyone!
Details about each race including maps and timing can be found by clicking on the links below. All our race routes are pram friendly.
The 5km run starts at 8:10am. A map of the course can be found here.
There will be a cut off time of 1.5 hours for the 5km race to allow results processing to start. We will do everything we can to ensure that people finishing after this time still have their results recorded. You should be able to walk the 5km distance within the time available. Note there are some hills in the course so it may not be suitable for young children.
A drink station is located at 2.5km and at the end of the race.
The 10km event starts at 8.00am.
The 10km run will comprise two laps of the 5km course.
There will be a cut off time of 1.5 hours for the 10km race. Note there are some hills in the course so it may not be suitable for young children.
Drink stations are available at 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and at the end of the race.
The Wesley Vision Valley 2km event will start at 9.30am and is open to primary school aged children (from Kindy up to and including year 6). Parents are welcome to participate with their children and should complete “Name of Accompanying Adult” during the registration process. All participants are bound by the Terms and Conditions of the event.
This event is all about participation and we encourage all children to take part and to walk or run to the best of their ability.
A map of the course can be seen by clicking here. There is a rise when you first leave the oval and a small rise just before you re-enter the oval but otherwise the course is downhill or flat. The course is run in a clockwise direction.
There is no drink station on the course.
There will be a cut off time of 30 minutes but we will do everything we can to ensure that people finishing after this time still have their results recorded. Children should be able to walk the 2 km distance within the time limit.
An Inter-School Challenge Cup is awarded to the winner of the Primary School Challenge in the 2km event. This will be based on the fastest two boys and the fastest two girls in the 2km run. This will not be calculated on the day, schools will be notified as soon as possible following the event.
A new concept in fun running, Porte-a-Partner introduces an additional challenge of having to carry another adult. But the effort is worth it with great prizes on offer!
Based on the Finnish Wife Carrying championships, Porte-a-Partner is more inclusive in that your partner doesn’t have to be female or your wife! All you need to do is carry another adult for 100m.
Positions employed in the Finnish Wife Carrying championships include:
- traditional piggyback (her arms around his neck, her legs around his waist)
- the sack-of-potatoes carry (wife over one of his shoulders)
- fireman’s carry (wife across both of his shoulders)
- “Estonian-style” carry (wife hanging upside down against his back, her legs wrapped around his shoulders, her arms clasped around his waist)
If you’d like to see some of these positions in action, check out this video! Or you can invent something completely new!
Entry is FREE and registration is on the day.