12km Race

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!

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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:

  • Free transport(to and from the start and finish lines)
  • Free Mount Lofty Water and Hydralyfe Electrolyte Fluid
  • Participants race medal
  • Free bragging rights(for finishing the event!)

Entry Fees

  • Super Early Bird:$50.00 + get $250 in vouchers
  • Early bird deal:$50.00 + get $100 in vouchers
  • Regular:$75.00
  • Late:$85.00
  • Early:$45.00
  • Regular:$55.00
  • Late:$60.00
  • Early:$50.00
  • Regular:$60.00
  • Late:$70.00

To obtain a child’s entry fee the participants must be 17 years of age or under on race day.
Children 16 years and younger CANNOT RUN in the 12km RUN Event, unless supervised by an ADULT THROUGHOUT the duration of the WHOLE EVENT.
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.

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

Start / Finish times


All 8.00 Am

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

Runners 8.00 Am

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 8.00 Am

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 8:20am 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.

  • 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!

Prize Money

  • First:$3,000.00
  • Second:$2,000.00
  • Third:$1,500.00
  • Fourth:$1,000.00
  • Fifth:$500.00
  • First:$3,000.00
  • Second:$2,000.00
  • Third:$1,500.00
  • Fourth:$1,000.00
  • Fifth:$500.00

Sub 50 / 60


Sub 60 entry in 2024 will be granted from 2023 results or at Race Director’s discretion.

Sub 50 at Race Director’s discretion. You need to show an event result in the last 6 months that proves you are capable of running a sub 50 time

A different coloured race number will identify Sub 50 / 60 runners from the Elite and the rest of the field.

Get that do good, feel good feeling

  • Total raised:10921
  • Of our Total:250000

Be one of the first 10 people to reach $500* for your chosen charity to receive an entry fee rebate.

Raise much needed funds and awareness for a cause close to your heart and become a part of an inspiring community.

Feel extra good about running, walking or wheel-chairing the Lumary City-Bay Fun Run on 18 September 2022.

Encourage a cause close to your heart to be listed below so that they get free promotion on our website.

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Bib Collection

Bibs must be collected from the City-Bay Expo at Hindmarsh Square before 12pm Saturday 16th September

Regular fees extended until midnight, 8th September