Event Information

Event Information

Date Sunday 13 September 2020
Distance 5km, 2.5km, 1km
Start Time 9:00AM
Cut Off Time 10:30AM
Entry Cap 5km (600) 2.5km (400)
Start Line Between the silos and the IMAS building on Castray Esplanade in Salamanca
Finish Line Finish at Princesss Wharf Building Number 1
Registration Cut Off 5pm 11 September 2020

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Event Early Bird Fee Regular Fee Late Fee
(13 June - 13 July) (14 July - 6 Sept) (7 Sept - 11 Sept)
Adult Entry $28 $35 $45
Child Entry (U18) $13 $15 $17
Family Entry (2Adults/2Children) $70 $85 $100

Course Description

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Course Map

Event Map showing course layout for 2019 Hobart Fun Run

Race Pack Pickup

Individual race packs containing the race bib with timing chip attached will be available for collection from The Roll Cycle Shop at 93 Harrington Street Hobart, in the last week before the event.

Pickup is from the Thursday through to the Saturday.

Thursday 13th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday 14th – 11:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 15th – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Uncollected race packs may be collected on the day at the registration desk—Princess Wharf Shed No.1 forecourt 8:00-8:45.

Drink Stations

No drink stations will be available during the run and we ask that you bring your own water bottle which can be stored in your bag during the run.  Fresh water will be available on the day to top up your water bottle.

Checked Bags

There will be a checked baggage facility at the front of Princess Wharf Shed No.1. Look for the sign!  Checked baggage will be available for collection on completion of the event. Be sure to tag your bag with the tear off section from your bib.  

Tasmanian Masters Athletics managed this service.


Becoming a pacer

Pacer Applications are managed by the Tasmanian Road Runners (TRR).

Pace Group Leaders will be expected to run at an even pace for the entire distance of their event and to offer encouragement and information along the way. Keeping to your allocated pace and communication between yourself and the athletes within your Pace Group is extremely important if everyone is to continue as a group.

Running with a pacer

  • If you are a participating athlete and wish to join a Pace Group, please look out for the Pace Group signs at the Start Area on race day
  • You do not need to register your interest
  • All Pace Group Leaders will be easily identifiable in Tasmanian Road Runner tops with their particular pace time clearly visible on a flag attached to their back.


 5km Fun Run

  • 1st male and female receive  the use of a Budget Rent a Car for a weekend
  • 2nd male and female receive Running Edge vouchers

2.5km Fun Run

  • 1st male and female receive the use of a Budget Rent a Car for a weekend
  • 2nd male and female receive Running Edge vouchers

Major School Prize

Most participants prizes

  •  1st prize – $2000 Budget Rent-a-car voucher
  • 2nd prize – $1000 Budget Rent-a-car voucher
  • 3rd prize – $500 Budget Rent-a-car voucher

Fastest finishing team awards: John Tubbs Memorial Trophies.

 Teams are comprised of 3 competitors and there are 4 trophies awarded:

  • Primary School female
  • Primary School male
  • Secondary School female
  • Secondary School male

Winning school in each category takes the perpetual trophy for their school for 12 months, and the 3 team members receive a commemorative ribbon.

First Aid

First Aid will be provided on the course by our volunteer nurses from the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatric Unit. Ambulances can be on site very quickly if we need them.

Police and SES

First Aid will be provided on the course by our volunteer nurses from the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatric Unit. Ambulances can be on site very quickly if we need them.


Refunds will only be issued in circumstances where the event organisers are required to provide a refund by law. Refunds are not available for withdrawals.

Race Etiquette

**Always follow the directions of police, race officials and emergency service personnel**

Runners MUST follow police and official instructions particularly when directed to use the footpath [as roads are reopened].  Position yourself at the start line according to your ability to allow a smooth start for all participants. Please don’t START at the front of the pack if you can’t FINISH at the front. Try to place yourself accordingly, and be mindful of those around you. Remember—it feels a lot better to overtake, than to be overtaken…

Participants who are walking must start at the rear of the field. It would be appreciated if young children, walkers and people with prams start towards the back of the field

Do not stop or change directions suddenly.

Please KEEP LEFT unless passing. This is really important for a 2 loop track where the front runners will need room to pass. Pleeeease be mindful.

Share the track – please don’t walk/run more than TWO abreast.


Toilets will be available at the Princess Wharf 1 venue, Kennedy Lane (near Smolt), Salamanca Arts Centre lane way (Wooby’s lane), Princes Park – opposite CSIRO main entrance – up the steps.

Please arrive early to avoid the inevitable queues

Event Organisers

The race owner is Athletics South.

The event is directed by Pete (Crackers) Keenan .

The dedicated Hobart Fun Run Committee comprises Stuart Corney , John Anderson, Matt Lennon and Jenny Gillard.

Conducted by and on behalf of Athletics’ South and incorporating the John Tubbs Trophy (School Teams Event).

Race is limited to the first 1,000 entries. Don’t leave it to the last minute or you may miss out!

Team members are unlimited, however a team must have at least three runners. Only the first three team members across the line will count towards team results.

Race Directors

Pete Keenan

0400 129 466

The Hobart Fun Run is a smoke free zone