Launch Night

Thanks to all the attendees who made it out for our Media Launch at the amazing CMI Toyota on July 7th. Not only was it a great night for all of our sponsors and guests and volunteers to meet each other, but it was a perfect opportunity for us to announce a new naming partner in Lumary.

Joe Mercorella, CEO of Lumary, spoke of the wonderful ethos of health, inclusion, volunteering and building community – values at the heart of the City – Bay.

Also speaking on the night was the Hon Steven Marshall, speaking of his own experiences in running in this iconic event, the Government’s contribution to this year’s event as well as the energy an event like this brings to the state. Even floating the suggestion that the 3km event may be on the horizon this year.

Events like this can never be a success like this this with out the generous support of our sponsors. A big thanks on the night to CMI Toyota for the use of their amazing venue, and also to Chaffey Bros and Vilis for the food and beverage on the evening. As well as all the other sponsors who shown their support in making this year’s event a reality.

Addressed by our Hon. Steven Marshall.

A word from our sponsors.

The Hon Steven Marshall and Joe Mercorella of Lumary showing their smiles and their support.

Jordan Marshall (Nova) and Frank Filosi (Channel 10).

Chris Picton MP, Jessica Trengove Race ambassador, Kym City-Bay Committee and Race Director Joe Stevens are all smiles ahead of the 49th Lumary City-Bay Fun Run.

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PUBLIC STATEMENT: 14 October 2021

Lumary City-Bay Fun Run will not go ahead in 2021


It is with great disappointment that the Lumary City-Bay confirms it will not proceed in 2021.

Lumary City-Bay, which is run by a volunteer Management Committee, has been working on delivering a Covid-safe City-Bay for many months now.

On review, the invitation by SA Health to the City-Bay on 8 October 2021 to revise and resubmit an updated COVID Management Plan for reassessment, was made with reference to guidelines which had already considered, including removing the post-run activities.

City-Bay’s volunteer Management Committee could not see any further changes it could make to running its event on November 7 that would change the reasons SA Health COVID Management Committee sighted for declining the 2021 City-Bay approval. These were:

  • High risk of transmission from increased exhalation during the event
  • Uncontrolled outbreaks in neighbouring eastern states
  • Significant impact on the State’s resources – testing capacity, contact tracing, hospital beds etc in case of an outbreak

Furthermore, even if approval was received within the week, the very tight timelines mean it would be impossible to reinstate some operational aspects of the event and successfully deliver the Lumary City-Bay in 2021.

The Lumary City-Bay Team, sponsors and charities remain extremely disappointed, but the decision has now fired all of us up for a bigger and stronger event in 2022. We hope it has fired you up as well and we look forward to your ongoing support in 2022.

We confirm entrants are offered a choice to carry-over their entry to the 2022 Lumary City-Bay (that option would be our preferred), donate to the City-Bay Trust or request a full refund.
We appreciate and thank the Community of South Australia for their continuing support.