Cranke supporting fun runs in Hobart

General Information

All events start

at 9:00AM on Sunday 15th September 2019 and will include a 2.5km walk/run, a 5km walk run and a Kid's Run afterwards (starting at 9:45AM).   All finishers in the 2.5km and 5km events will receive a commemorative medallion.  


Electronic timing will be used. Start times will be gun times, the finish times will be recorded as you cross the finish line. Results will be published on this website. All finishers will receive a finisher’s medallion with a certificate available online for downloading and printing.


Race Packs

Individual race packs containing the race bib with timing chip attached will be available for collection from The Cranke/Bike Ride 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.

Start/Finish Line

Races start at the Silos (Castray Espl)/ IMAS Building and finish at Princess Wharf Shed No.1

Both the 2.5km and 5km events start at 9:00AM.

The Kiddy Run starts around 9:45AM(approximately) and is conducted from the Forecourt area of Princess Wharf Shed 1.



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




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 to top up your water bottle is freely available on the day courtesy of Southern Water and their Water Trailer.


Checked baggage

There will be a checked baggage facility at the front of Princess Wharf Shed No.1.  Look for the Budget Truck!   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.


First Aid

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



Participants must obey Police, SES and Traffic Warden instructions at all times. Participants may be asked to move off the course for safety reasons.



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.


Race 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.

All Profits are Donated

Supporting the Paediatric Ward of the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The Hobart Fun Run is a tribute to the memory of Marcus Struss: 25th October 1979 – 25th June 1994

Race Directors

Pete Keenan:
0400 129 466

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