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RUN BALLARAT WILL SEE YOU RUNNING, WALKING AND ROLLING ALONG STURT STREET & THROUGH THE ARCH OF VICTORY.

Both the 6km and 12km courses will see you running along along Sturt Street & through the arch of victory. This year we have DJ’s, Drummers, Choirs, a Brass Band, a Pipes Band and many more live performances ready to entertain you throughout every km of the course, we want to make sure the festival fun follows you every step of the way!

For our littlest runners, the course for our Cotton On Kids 1km run is along a shorter section of the course with a big finish in our festival village. The course is guaranteed to be lots of fun with music, bubbles, characters and mist machines. Each child will receive a cute medal to reward their efforts.

Course Info

1 PRE RACE ASSEMBLY AREA

Meet us in front of the main stage for the Cotton On Body warm up twenty minutes before your event begins. You will then be marshalled over to the start line.

2 START AREA

The start line will be located at Ballarat High School oval.

3 FINISH AREA

Ballarat High School.

4 REGISTRATION TENT

For all registration enquires please head to our Information Zone in our Event Village.

5 GETTING READY FOR YOUR RACE

Please note the following about the start process:

The start chute will be divided into five different speed zones and we strongly encourage all runners to position themselves in the speed zone appropriate to your expected time to complete the course.

Remember to listen to the MC for announcements about when to move into the start chute and ensure you position yourself in the speed zone best suited to your ability and anticipated finish time.

The speed zones for the 6km / 12km will be:

  • Under 25min / Under 55min
  • 25-35min / 55-65min
  • 35-45min / 65-75min
  • 45-55min / 75-90min
  • 55+ min / 90+ min

6 COURSE CONDITIONS

(otherwise known as ‘The Serious Stuff’)

These guidelines are here to make sure everyone stays safe and is able to enjoy Run Ballarat:

  • Only participants who have registered and have an official Run Ballarat race number are allowed on the course.
  • Unfortunately pets, walking poles, scooters, skates, skateboards or bikes aren’t permitted on the course.
  • Prams are more than welcome! Our advice is if you plan to walk and push a pram (rather than run and push a pram), it’s best to participate in the 6km Typo Family Walk.

7 WATER/HYDRATION STATIONS

Volunteers will look after water stations with plastic water cups for you to pick up and drink whilst on the move. Please throw your empty cups into the cardboard boxes located on the side of the course.

8 MEDICAL AND FIRST AID

A professional medical service company will be providing medical assistance and first aid services during Run Ballarat. They will have remote first aid stations at each of the water points as well as at the finish line (north side of oval just near the finish arch). Please don’t hesitate to approach them if you need assistance or see anyone else needing help.