​The 12k run/walk creates an atmosphere of excitement, nervous energy and anticipation. So why not join in the fun, create a new goal for yourself, your team or your family!

The 12k start has the highest number of participants. Imagine being amongst the crowd of people who fill King William St - it is truly a spectacular sight; be inspired, join over 26,000 others and register to participate.

There are always the serious athletes, the elite runners from all over Australia but overwhelmingly the majority of people are there for the fun. There will be people dressed up supporting charities or advertising local groups and businesses. As you proceed down the course you can soak up the road side entertainment and the encouragement of fellow participants or by-standers.

When you reach the Bay you will find yourself "surprised" that you made it; maybe because you've achieved a new personal best, or maybe just that you got to the end!



What do I get with my entry?

Your entry fee not only allows you to participate in the iconic City-Bay Fun Run, but also includes the following goodies:

  • A Race Day Guide with over $200 worth of vouchers and discounts
  • Free transport to and from the finish lines and start lines up until 2:00pm on event day
  • Free water
  • City-Bay Fun Run participants race medal
  • and best of all, free bragging rights for finishing the event!


Sub-60 entry in 2023  will automatically granted from last year’s results or at the Race Director’s discretion.

A different colour race number will identify Sub 60 runners from the Elite and the rest of the field.


Sub-50 entry in 2023 will be at the Race Director’s discretion.

A differently colour race number will identify Sub 50 runners from Elite, Sub 60 and the rest of the field.

Prize Money - 12km


  1. First - $3000
  2. Second - $2000
  3. Third - $1500
  4. Fourth - $1000
  5. Fifth - $500


  1. First - $3000
  2. Second - $2000
  3. Third - $1500
  4. Fourth - $1000
  5. Fifth - $500

Entry Fees

Early Entry Regular Late
adults $65 $70 $80
comboEntry for 2023 + 2024 (50th year anniversary). $99 $120 $140
childrenParticipants must be 17 years of age or under on race day. $45 $50 $55
concession $50 $55 $65

To obtain a child’s entry fee the participants must be 17 years of age or under on race day.

Children aged 3 and under can participate in a pram with no race number, provided they stay in the pram. Unfortunately due to growing numbers and insurance, running with a pram will not be allowed. This is to comply with risk management requirements. Walking with a pram is permitted.

Family Pack

2 adults and 2 kids, second kid goes free. You must create a 'Family Team' on the registration page to avail of this offer.

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Event Information

Category Start Time Schedule


7:45 am


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Get pumped up and join in with a pre-race warm up - hosted by the Lumary Crew!


8:00 am


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The 12km Runners leaves from the Festival Theatre - Western Carriageway of King William Road - City. If you are an elite runner or walker athlete your start time is 8.00am. Wave starts will then begin to allow traffic to flow and break up the numbers. RUNNING WITH PRAMS HAS BEEN BANNED SINCE 2012, walking is still ok.

Walkers / Wheelchairs

8:30 am


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12km Walkers and Wheelchairs leave from the Eastern Carriageway of King William Road in the city. The competitive walkers are asked to line up first at 8:30am followed by wave starts. If you are a slow walker or have a pram or object, you will line up at the back.


The event finish line is on Colley Terrace. As you head towards Glenelg, you will be directed by police and race marshals to head to Jetty Rd, either via Brighton Road or Gordon Street. When travelling along Jetty Road please be aware of the tram lines and take care turning the corner from Jetty Road onto Colley Terrace.

As you run through the finish, you will be approached by a marshal with a timing wand. This is a necessary double check and finalisation of your time.

Do not arrange to meet friends or family in the compound - keep moving!

Do not stop on the finish line. Walk quickly through the channels past the marshals with the timing wands.

Water will be available in the compound

Do not hand in your TAG/RACE NO. it is a keepsake!