Event Day Schedule
|7:00am||21.1km run and 1st relay runners’ group warm up|
|7:15am||21.1km run and 1st relay runners start|
|7:25am||10km & 15km group warm up|
|7:40am||10km & 15km waves start|
|9.00am||5km run & walk group warm-up|
|9:15am||5km run start|
|9:20am||5km walk start|
|9:30am||Presentations for the 21.1km/15km/10km events commences|
|10:30am||Presentations for the 5km event commences|
Before you arrive
Why not stay a while?
The Schaller Studio, are once again supporting the Bendigo Bank Fun Run and are ready to welcome you to a weekend in Bendigo.
Our Bendigo Bank Fun Run Sponsor is offering special rates available only to our Fun Run participants.
To book your accommodation today, click here and enter the code BBRUN17 to enjoy a weekend away in stunning Bendigo.
Merchandise – the goods!
Official Bendigo Bank Fun Run apparel now available from S2 Sport!
Options for both kids and adults with t-shirts, singlets and a cap on offer. Get in before Monday 1st October for postage and sizing options – there will be limited sizes available and pick up only after this date.
Click here for more information or to buy your official merchandise today!
Don’t forget your race bib!
Please remember to bring your race bib to the event as we cannot guarantee a replacement. Your race bib has your timing chip already attached to it and will only activate when you pass through the starting line.
Race pack and merchandise pickup
If you have not selected to have your pack posted to you, race packs and merchandise can be collected from Bendigo Bank (Bendigo Central Branch, Bath Lane) on Friday November 3rd from 10am – 4pm or Saturday November 4th from 9am – 11:30am.
Please note: There is no postage option for relay team race bibs. They are to be collected either on the day or at race pack collection times above.
Car parking is limited in the immediate area surrounding the event. It is strongly recommended to car pool, get a ride or walk to the event.
There are no storage facilities on site, so please don’t bring valuables to the run. You will need to make arrangements to store you own personal items.
Toilets are located at Sidney Myer Place, at the Rosalind Park side of the Golden Dragon Museum – including a disabled access toilet and also at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.
Please note: For our underage runners we strongly encourage using the facilities before running to avoid leaving the course unattended.
Marathon-Photos.com are the official photographers of the Bendigo Bank Fun Run and photograph distance and endurance events around the world, with images displayed on the internet for viewing and ordering. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase event photos from Marathon-Photos.com as well as download their FREE Finishers Certificate from the same site. To make sure you are captured in the Bendigo Bank Fun Run make sure your bib number is clearly visible.
The Bendigo Bank Fun Run team will also be taking photos throughout the event for promotional purposes the following year. If you do not want your photo used in promotional material please make yourself know to a staff member on the day.
A free healthy breakfast thanks to the team at Spotless, is included in your entry fee. The breakfast consists of fruit, cereal and juice. To collect your breakfast, simply line up at the tent making sure you are wearing your race bib.
Bacon and egg sandwiches will be for sale from the Bendigo Lions Club nearby the finish line for $4.
There are two water stations situated around the course, one in Mitchell Street managed by Bendigo Bank and one in Bridge Street brought to you by Officeworks Bendigo and State Trustees. Water taps to fill up drink bottles will be located in Sidney Myer Place.
This is located in Pall Mall out the front of the RSL Soldier Memorial (View on Google Maps). Please arrive at the assembly area at least 30 mins before your event.
Starting line order
The running order for the day is listed above in ’Race Timings’ with the times of each run. If you are a slower runner or running with a pram, please position yourself towards the back. If you are a competitive runner you are welcome to position yourself towards the front, but note the timing chip is not activated until you pass through the starting line.
Because of the large number of participants expected and to ensure your safety, each event will be started in waves. The waves will be determined by your expected finish time. You will assemble into these designated areas at the start line and we request that you stay in these waves.
Your timing starts as you pass through the starting line and finishes the moment you pass through the finish line. Please do not bend or fold your timing chip on your bib as it will void any results. Your timing chip does not need to be returned so you are welcome to keep your bib after the race.
Bikes, skateboards, roller blades or scooters are not permitted on the course as they are deemed hazardous to fellow participants.
Prams/strollers are permitted however no pets are allowed to participate in the event for health and safety reasons.
Finish Line Fun
We encourage and welcome all participants and their families to join us in the finishing area to welcome other runners and walkers over the line and enjoy the trade stalls and healthy breakfast on offer. There will be food and drink vendors available also.
Participant medals, thanks to Great Ideas Awards and Gifts, are available for collection when coming through the finish line on completion of the run or walk.
Results will be available that afternoon on the Bendigo Advertiser website. Results will also be available on the Bendigo Bank Fun Run website from Monday 6th November.
Refunds & Tax Information
Refunds may be issued at the discretion of the organisers.*
* A processing / admin fee of $5 will be withheld with all refunds.
Is my registration fee a tax deductible donation?
Your registration fee is not tax deductible. While the whole of your registration fee goes directly to the cause, you are participating in an event and thus receiving a service. Therefore, it does not qualify as a tax deductible donation.
For any queries please contact the Bendigo Health Foundation on 1300 243 000.