How do I register?

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On the day, if you’ve already registered, head to the registration area near the amenities block.

If you’re entering on the day, head to the tables in front of the amenities block, fill in the entry form then pay the cashiers (cash only) who will give you a bib and timing chip.

Registration opens at 7am and closes 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.

Course maps?

We got ‘em. There are maps of the course below but reacquaint yourself on the day by looking at the map on displayed next to the stage, as well as on the wall at the registration area.
For the pedants, all course and kilometre markers have been accurately measured with a Jones-Oerth Counter (we don’t muck around).

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10km

  • Race Start: 8:00am
  • 2 laps of the main course

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5km

  • Race Start 8:10am
  • 1 lap of the main course

Click for the course map

CBC 2km 2km

  • 9:30am start
  • Parents can run with their children for free

Click for the course map

What time does the race start?
  • 10km- 8:00 a.m.
  • 5km- 8:10 a.m.
  • 2km- 9:30 a.m.
Where / when do I pick up my race number?

Pre-Race-Day Collection

You can pick up your Race number in the days before the event from Running Science, Victoria Road.

Race number (chest bib) will not be posted out prior to the event.

On The Day Collection

Race number (chest bib) and electronic timing chips will be available on the morning of the race (from 7am).

Essential information

Please write your emergency contact details on the rear of the bib, as well as details of any medical conditions race organisers should be aware of in the event of an accident or injury.

Where can I leave my things while I run?

Drop them at the baggage tent under the trees near Manning Street and the amenities block.

I'd like to know more about the course?

The Balmain Fun Run course is one of the best tracks in Sydney. The main course follows a 5km circuit through the Callan Park Conservation Area. The start and finish line is about half way along the 100m straight on the Bay Run side of the oval at King George Park.

How will I know I'm running the right way?

Fear not. There are 26 marshalls buzzing outside the oval area and lots of signs and arrows to keep you on the straight and narrow.
If you’re running the 10km course, at the 5km mark, simply run through a lane at the side of the start/finish line and continue around the oval for another lap of the course.

What if I get thirsty while I'm running?

There are drink stops at the 2.5km, 5km and 7.5km marks. At the end of the race, get yourself to the participants’ water stand for rehydration.

Are there prizes?

You betcha! The overall winners of each race receive trophies and great prizes, which will be announced closer to the day. Category winners will receive a trophy (1st place) or medallion (2nd/3rd).

Kids under 16 who run across the finish line become a Belle Property Balmain Fun Run medalist – yes, this year all under-16 runners receive a shiny medal. Straight to the pool room.

When are the presentations?

9:10 a.m.- 10km and 5km Open presentations
9:50 a.m.- 10km and 5km Age Group presentations
10:00 a.m.- 2km presentations

Is there anything else to do apart from run on the day?

Not everyone runs. We know that. So, there are rides! And cake stalls! And face-painting! And sausage sizzles! And gozleme! And jumping castles! All by the water at King George Park. It’s the perfect family bonding opportunity for a fraction of the cost of a theme park.

 

 

Can I buy the t-shirt?

Yes! Head towards the stage to track down the stall.

What happens to the money raised at the event?

The Belle Property Balmain Fun Run is the largest fundraising activity undertaken by the Balmain Public School P&C. The event helps improve all our childrens’ school experience by contributing to items such as playground improvements, books, computers and music and drama activities.

Best way to get there?

The area is not known for its ample street parking, so we encourage anyone who is able to walk or catch public transport to do so.

Bus Routes?

The closest bus stops are Victoria Road near Toelle St (heading out of the city) and Victoria Rd nearr Terry St heading into the city. Buses stopping here include 500, 501, 502, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 510, 515, 518, 520, M50, M52.

Other routes stopping nearby include 433, 444, 445, L37. It is then just a short walk to King George Park on Manning Street.

 

Parking?

If you do decide to drive, factor in extra time and use the map below which highlights potential parking spots. This is only a guide, so please double check the signs to ensure no-one returns to find a parking fine at the end of a fun day.

All streets marked with green highlighter are unmetered and untimed parking. All streets markets with purple highlighter are 2P timed parking (unmetered).

Parking

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Lost a child?

Head to the stage area to request an announcement and remain there until your child is brought to the area. If you come across a lost child, take them to the stage area to find their parents. 

Not feeling well?

St John's Ambulance representatives will be in attendance at the event and can be contacted via Trudy Crawford (0431 692 118). Use your discretion about calling an ambulance directly (000) for major issues, as well as contacting St John's Ambulance. They will be located between the trees and the stage.