FAQs

Are there toilets on the course?

Yes! We listened and now provide a toilet at Molesworth Street along the course ūüôā

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

To win a team prize category a team of a minimum of 3 people must be competing in the one distance only either 5km, 10km OR 15km. If you and your team members wish to compete in different events you can still register as a team for fundraising purposes.

What time do I have to arrive on the day?

We suggest you aim to arrive around an hour before the scheduled start time of your event. This will give you time to pick up your bib (if required), drop your bag and warm up prior to the event. Event start times are here.

What does the RunReady for Kids Dash event involve?

The Run Ready Kids event is designed to encourage children aged approx 4.5 to 9 years (kinder to grade 4) to enjoy being a part of our family orientated event and perhaps ready themselves to tackle the 5km or 10km in the future!

Thanks to RUN READY, participants will enjoy age appropriate skill building activities, including an 80m dash on the oval.

Those registered in the Run Ready activities will be occupied from around 7:45am till 9:15am, enabling their parents, caregivers and older siblings to participate in the 5km run/walk, 10km or 15km run. Afterwards, the whole family can then enjoy the Mind and Body Expo!

Program schedule:

7.15am -7.45am Sign in,¬†drop off in the Kids Corner of Burke Hall’s Garnet Hall, Gymnasium/
7:45am – 8:00am Start time, kids are escorted to the tennis courts and oval for their activity programs and 80m dash
8:15am – 9am Kids activity program on the basketball courts
9.00am – 9:30am Sign out and pick up

Age groups:

  • four and a half year old kindergarten
  • Prep to grade 1
  • grade 2 to grade 4

Participants in Run Ready for Kids will receive a t-shirt and personalised achievement certificate.

How do I apply for a Preferred-Start?

Preferred-Start runners will obtain a fluorescent sticker from the Help/Information desk on the day to be placed on their bibs. They will be able to line up at the front of the start area up until 5 minutes before the start. There are two ways to apply for a Preferred-Start:

  1. Tick the box during registration and list your recent best time
  2. E-mail your last race distance and time to info@decastellarun.com.au

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

5kmMaleunder 18 minutes; Femaleunder 21 minutes

10km Male under 37 minutes; Female under 40 minutes

15km Male under 60 minutes; Female 65 minutes

I am the holder of a pension card, how do I receive the $15 flat fee when entering?

Please enter your card number on line in the registration process. If you experience difficulty please contact info@decastellarun.com.au with your details, to receive a pension entry discount code.

Public Transport Options

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

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Early bird (entries before 30th June) entrants will have their race BIBs posted to them as well as any postage paid merchandise. Please ensure your postal address is correct when registering to ensure you receive the BIB to your desired address.

If you enter after the early bird cut off, you will need to collect your run BIB from Burke Hall, Garnet Hall Gymnasium either on event day from 6.30am or between 10-2pm on Saturday 25th August, the day before the event.Please arrive early to collect your BIB so you have plenty of time to reach the start line for your race. Start Times: 7.45am 15km; 8.00am 10km; 8.15am 5km

Will there be drink stations along the course?

Drink stations will be located at three points on the course:

5km turn around point

10km turn around point

There will also be a drink station at the finish line.

What time can I register on the day?

Registrations can be made at Burke Hall on Saturday 25th August from 10am-2pm. They will open again at 6.30am on Sunday August 26 and will close 15 mins before each event {7:30 for 15km, 7:45 for 10km, 8:00 for 5km} although we do not recommend leaving it that late!

What time can I pick up my bib if I have registered before the date of the event but after the early bird posting and personalised bib closing date of 30th June?

Bibs can be picked up at the event on Saturday the 25th between 2-4 pm or on 28th Sunday morning, from 6.30am on event day.

Can I bring my dog?

There are no dogs allowed due to saftey reasons on the course

Can I bring my Pram?

We welcome running prams, but just ask that you understandably start towards the back of the start line to avoid conjestion

How do I access my event photo from Supersport Images?

Most competitors view their images via the emailed link post event. If you miss this link go to their website at: www.supersportimages.com