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Hobart Fun Run

Event Information

Event Information

Date Sunday 18 September 2022
Distance 1km, 2.5km, 5km
Start Time 8:30AM Elite 5km (M/F)
9:00AM 2.5km
9:20AM 5km
9:50AM 1km
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 17 September

Entry Fees & Inclusions

Event (2.5km & 5km) Early Bird Fee Regular Fee Late Fee
(1 June - 30 July) (31 July - 10 Sept) (11 Sept - 17 Sept)
Adult Entry $30 $35 $45
Child Entry (U18) $15 $20 $25
Family Entry (2Adults/2Children) $75 $85 $100
Entry into the 1km kid's event is by gold coin donation, on the day.
Registration cuts off at 5pm on the last day.

Course Description

The 2.5Km Race will run (One) Lap of the below course

The 5km Race will run (Two) Laps of the below course

Course Map

Race Pack Pickup

Individual race packs containing the race bib with timing chip attached will be available for collection from The Running Edge at 73 Murray Street Hobart, in the last week before the event.

Pickup is from the Friday through to the Saturday.

Friday 16th – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday 17th – 9:30am – 3:30pm

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

Drinking Water

Bottled water will be provided to all entrants upon completion of the event, with a limit of 1 bottle per person. If you need water before or during the event we ask that you bring your own water bottle. Due to covid restrictions we will not be providing the option for drink bottles to be filled at the venue on the day.


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 - Elite

  • 1st male and female receive a $350 cash prize
  • 2nd male and female receive a $250 cash prize
  • 3rd male and female receive a $100 cash prize

2.5km/5km Fun Run

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd 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 Patrick Smith .

The dedicated Hobart Fun Run Committee comprises Stuart Corney , Matt Lennon, Jenny Gillard and Shelley Miller

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.
ENTRIES for the event are closed

Our Sponsors:

Race Director

Pete Keenan

0400 129 466

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