​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!



To qualify for a Sub 60 race number, participants will need to have completed last year’s City-Bay Fun Run in less than 60 minutes. Alternatively, you can provide certifiable evidence of an equivalent performance at similar officially timed events in the twelve months prior to this year’s Westpac City-Bay Fun Run event. The event must be minimum 10km in distance.

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


Sub 50 minute runners may join a start wave behind the Elite athletes and ahead of the Sub 60 group. To join the Sub 50 start wave, you need to apply when registering for the event online. You will need to have completed last year’s City-Bay Fun Run in less than 50 minutes. Alternatively, you may provide verifiable evidence of your 10km/12km event official times in the past 6 months. Evidence must be independently verifiable from an accredited source such as an official race results website. Personal GPS files and similar are not acceptable.

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

Prize Money

12km Runners

  1. First Place - $4000 male and female
  2. Second Place - $2000 male and female
  3. Third Place - $1000 male and female
  4. Fourth Place - $700 male and female
  5. Fifth Place - $500 male and female
  6. Sixth Place - $300 male and female

12km Walkers

  1. First Place - $1000 male and female
  2. Second Place - $750 male and female
  3. Third Place - $500 male and female

Entry Fees

Early Bird Regular Late Fee
adults $55 $65 $70
childrenParticipants must be 17 years of age or under on race day. $30 $35 $40
concession $50 $60 $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 due to risk management proceeded. 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


10:15 pm


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Prepare for the race by joining in with the 24fit trainers' pre-race warm up - sponsored by Westpac.


10:30 pm


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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

11:00 pm


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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 marshals with a timing wand this is a double check and finalisation of your time and needs to be done.

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!

Due to COVID-19, post-race activities and entertainment will not take place in 2020.


Due to COVID-19, coordinated warm downs will not take place in 2020.