25 AUGUST 2024

I have some questions about:

REGISTRATION

I want to enter in a team, but my team members wish to compete in different distances. Do we need a separate team for each event?

Absolutely NOT! You can enter in a team and race in different events.

Do you have a family category this year?

YES we do!

Can I apply for a preferred start?

There are two ways to apply for a Preferred-Start:

1. Tick the box during registration and list your recent best time

2. Email your last distance and time to decastellarun@gmail.com

If you would like to request a priority start, you must be able to run your selected distance within the following times:

5km Male under 18 minutes;

5km Female under 21 minutes:

10km Male under 37 minutes;

10km Female under 40 minutes

15km Male under 60 minutes

15km Female under 65 minutes.

Preferred-Start runners will obtain a fluorescent sticker from the Help Desk on the day to be placed on their bibs. They will be able to line up at the front of the start and will be given official front row access from 5 mins prior to start of your event.

I have entered but can no longer run on the day, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, as this is a charity run, we have a NO transfer and NO refunds policy, as noted in our Terms and Conditions waiver Registration process.

VOLUNTEERING

How can I help out?

Our local volunteer community is incredible and while we appreciate every offer we often have to decline due to an oversupply volunteers on race day.

If you'd still like to help, help us spread the word!

MERCHANDISE

I purchased a t-shirt how do I collect it?

You can either:

Paid Postage: Order your merchandise with postage added before 10th August and have your merchandise posted to your home.

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Alternatively, you can pickup your merchandise:

Before 24th August - You can arrange for a time to collect your merchandise from Reform Health and Performance, 1339 Burke Road Kew (by appointment only).

On 24th August - You can collect your merchandise from our Merchandise Stall on Studley Oval (between 10am-2pm)

Race Day 25th August - You can collect your merchandise from our Merchandise Stall on Studly Oval (from 6.30am).

All collections must be complete 30mins before your race time.

Why is there limited merchandise on offer this year?

This year we've chosen to keep our merchandise selection to the most popular types in an effort to reduce waste. However, if you do have a specific piece of merch that you're chasing please get in touch and we will do our best to get it made.

RACE BIBS

How do I get my race bib?

If you registered before 10th August you can add a custom name to your bib and your pack will be posted directly to your home.

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From 11th August, bibs can no longer be customised and packs can only be picked up:

Before 24th August - You can arrange for a time to collect your pack from Reform Health and Performance, 1339 Burke Road Kew (by appointment only).

On 24th August - You can collect your pack from Burke Hall College Campus, Nolan Avenue, Kew (between 10am-2pm)

Race Day 25th August - You can collect your pack from Burke Hall College Campus, Nolan Avenue, Kew (from 6.30am).

All collections must be complete 30mins before your race time.

RACE DAY

What are my parking options?

Parking is LIMITED so we strongly encourage carpooling if you are coming in a group and only if restrictions allow! Please observe parking signs and DO NOT park on the grass in front of the school between Nolan Avenue and Studley Park Road.

Parking is permitted on Studley Park Road East of Hodgson Street, Studley Grounds Golf Course car park on Walmer Street, and on most side streets surrounding Burke Hall.

We suggest you study the locality map and plan in advance where you will park. Please allow for a short walk to the start event area.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking is not permitted on Studley Park Road opposite the double lines (West of Hodgson Street), anywhere on Nolan Avenue and there is limited parking at Par 3 Golf Course.

Local authorities may issue infringement notices to cars parked illegally.

What are my public transport options?

Take Tram 109 along Barkers Road, disembark at Victoria Gardens and take the 10-15mins uphill walk north towards Kew, across the Yarra River footbridge and up Walmer Street. Turn right onto Nolan Ave where you will see the gates to Burke Hall.

What time do I have to arrive on the day?

We ask you to consider crowd sizes when planning your arrival.

All entrants should be ready to go to join their wave 15 minutes prior to their event start time.

Each run event will have a small warm up session prior to the start time and all warm up sessions take place on the Studley Oval. If you're walking, just roll on through!

15km Starts at 7:45am - Warm up at 7:30am

10km Starts at 8:00am - Warm up at 7:45am

5km Starts at 8:15am - Warm up at 8:00am

Walk Starts at 8:30am

Where do I enter Burke Hall College Campus on the day?

The main entrance to our event is Gate 3 – Nolan Avenue, Kew.

What if I need help on the day?

An event Help Desk will be located immediately inside the hall. Please see our friendly staff for all your general enquiries on the day.

The Help Desk will be staffed from 6:30am onwards.

Is there a bag check?

Yes, there is! You must have your race bib with you and your number on your bag to drop your bag before the race and to retrieve your bag after the race. Please do not leave valuables at the baggage drop as we cannot be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Will there be drink stations along the course?

Yes, drink stations will be located at three points on the course:

5km turn around point

10km turn around point

At the finish line

Can I bring my dog?

There are STRICTLY NO dogs allowed due to safety reasons.

Can I run with a pram?

Prams are permitted in all events.

Are there toilets on course?

Yes! We have a toilet at Molesworth Street along the course.

Are there placing and finisher medals?

Finisher Medals: We are excited to say that YES! We will have finisher medals for RUN entrants that will be handed out on the day.

Placing Medals: We will be presenting placing medals to the top 3 men and women for each running event on the day.

5km M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

10km M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

15km M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Age Group Medals: We will be presenting age group medals, however due to time restrictions, these will be mailed out.

Youth U18 M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Open 18-39 M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Masters 40-49 M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Veteran 50+ M/F - 1st, 2nd & 3rd

There are no placing or finisher medals for any WALK entrants.

Are there any prizes for placing?

This year there is no monetary prize for placing.

POST RACE

How do I access my event photos?

Most competitors view their images via the emailed link post event. If you miss the link, we will publish it on our website.

How do I access my race time?

Official race times will be published on our website within 48 hours of the completion of the event.

OUR PARTNERS

We're running

25th August 2024

Burke Hall, Gate, Nolan Ave, Kew VIC 3101, Australia

Acknowledgement to Country

The de Castella Run acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of this country and acknowledges their connection to culture, land and community. Our event is on the traditional Country of Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation. We thank traditional custodians – past, present and emerging – who care for Country so we get to enjoy its majestic beauty.