FAQ

When & where is the event held?
The 2018 Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will run from 6am - approximately 9am on Sunday the 29th of July. All runs will commence and finish at Queens Park. The Hail Creek Mine 16km runners will commence at approximately 6:30am, Telstra Stores Mackay 8km runners at 6:50am, CQ Rescue Health Services 5km runners at 7:05am and the Stabler & Howlett Dog Walk will commence at 7:15am. 


When can I get my race bag?
Your race packs are choc-a-block full of goodies from our sponsors and local businesses - and they also contain your race shirts! Race packs can be collected individually or by a nominated team member. We ask that you please collect your race bags on one of the following days from 4 Heidi Street, Paget:
Thursday 26th July – 8:30am – 6pm
Friday 27th July – 8:30am – 6pm
Saturday 28th July 8:30am – 12pm

Last minute race bag collection will be available on Sunday morning.


Will there be any pitstops?
Absolutely! Our amazing volunteers and race day staff will be set up at the 5km, 8km and 16km turnaround spots and we will have pitstops along the way. There will be plenty of water, extra sunscreen, mosquito repellent, snacks and more at each pitstop.


What is the price?
Early Bird Registration from Friday 18th May to 9AM Monday 11th June:
$15 per dog for the dog walk
$45 per person for teams
$50 for individuals


General Registration from 9AM Monday 11th June onwards:
$20 per dog for the dog walk
$50 per person for teams
$55 for individuals

Online registration closes at 5pm on Friday 27th July. Last minute registration will be open at 5am on Sunday 29th July and will promptly close at 6:20am.


Is the Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run a race?
No – the event is not a race - The aim is to have fun and raise money for charity! However, you will be provided with a unique timing chip should you wish to view your time at the end of the run. 


What happens when I’m finished?
At the end of your run, you will be able to relax and unwind by grabbing a coffee from The Coffee Guy, and a massage from Sports Health and Massage or Kia Ora Scent Massage. My FootDr will also be on hand to treat blisters and answer your questions about sore feet. Prize announcements for top fundraisers and the winner of our registration competition will be announced just before 9am.


Is running compulsory?
Running is not compulsory! The Beach to Gardens fun run is designed so that all competitors of all fitness levels can participate in the event. Participants are encouraged to walk, jump, crawl, run, hop, skip or jog at your own pace to the finish line.


Can I bring my child in a pram?
Yes! We'd love for your whole family to get involved. 


Is there an age limit for competitors?
No, however all children under the age of 16 are required to be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Am I allowed to change my mind on the day and take a longer/shorter course?
Yes – please let us know upon sign in of any changes


Can I dress up?
Yes! Please feel free to dress up for your run, however, we prefer for your Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run singlet or shirt to be incorporated in your costume.


Will there be parking available?
Yes – you are welcome to use the parking facilities at Queens Park.