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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.
If you have already entered but need to change your registration details, you can change most things yourself by visiting the MyEvents portal at https://myevents.active.com/
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).
Running Science 10km
- Race Start: 8:00am
- 2 laps of the main course
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Balmain/Rozelle Community Bank 5 km
- Race Start 8:10am
- 1 lap of the main course
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- 9:30am start
- Parents can run with their children for free
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- 10km- 8:00 a.m.
- 5km- 8:10 a.m.
- 2km- 9:30 a.m.
Race numbers (chest bibs) will not be posted out prior to the event.
On The Day Collection
Race numbers (chest bibs) and electronic timing chips will be available on the morning of the race (from 7am).
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.
Drop them at the baggage tent under the trees near Manning Street and the amenities block.
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. Road closures are in place and the road surface has a few potholes but is mostly in good condition. 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.
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.
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.
What a day! The 2016 Belle Property Balmain Fun Run saw record numbers of participants, record support from everyone in our local community, and record fun enjoyed by all.
It was no run-of the-mill Sunday… The weather was just right for maximum exertion on all the courses. Well done to participants of the 10km, 5km and Canada Bay Club 2km race. We knew you could do it.
Results are now available and can be found here.
Drum-roll please. Winners of the races are:
10km – Joe Burgess/Milly Clark
5km – Audrey Hall/Eric Holstrom
Canada Bay Club 2km –Sarah Baker/Jonathan Meaker
Feel free to contact us if you have questions about times – drop us an email at email@example.com.
Keen to have the moment captured for posterity? Photos will be available at Marathon Photos.
A reminder that the profits from the Belle Property Balmain Fun Run are donated to the Balmain Public School P&C to help enhance the education of our children. The event would not be possible without the support of a very large team of school volunteers and the local community, so a big thank you to everyone involved in bringing the day to life.
And last, but certainly by no means least, a heart-felt thanks to the sponsors and stallholders who helped make today such a roaring success. And to the teachers who allowed themselves to be humiliated in front of a large crowd by being dunked by those with a good eye for a target.
And so it is. The Belle Property Balmain Fun Run for 2016 has run its course, but stay tuned here on our website and on Facebook for all the details for next year’s BFR.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Road closures will be in place on the day so parking will be restricted to nearby residential street and near Leichhardt oval. If you do decide to drive, factor in extra time and double check the signs to ensure no-one returns to find a parking fine at the end of a fun day.
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.
St John's Ambulance representatives will be in attendance at the event and can be contacted via Doug Talbot (040407304). 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.