Yes, we just ask that you start towards the rear of the field to avoid collision with other participants.
There sure is. View it here. It's essential reading for all participants in the 2018 Bank of us Run The Bridge. It includes timetables, race number pick up, bus timetable, traffic info, elite athlete biographies and loads more.
This was new in 2017 and is on again in 2018. Using the same course as the Hobart Jaguar 5k Run so everyone gets to experience the bridge!
Better yet, a donation from each entry will go towards the Menzies Institution for Medical Research.
Walkers are highly encouraged to do the Menzies 5k Walk which starts on the Tasman Bridge.
Walkers are discouraged from doing the Bank of us 10km event, as there is a cuttoff to have all participants off the bridge in time to re-open it early.
You can also walk the 1km event.
If you have a medical certificate, you can receive a refund less a $10 admin fee. Simply send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No refunds will be provided after February 4.
If you want to change events, you can do that up until Sunday 4th February, by emailing us your request to email@example.com.
Online registrations close midnight Tuesday 13th February.
If entries are still available after that (depending on numbers), you can enter at The Running Edge during race number pick up times.
Limited places will be available on race day, at the relevant event start lines.
Participants in all events get the following;
There is no upper or lower age limit for the 1km event
The youngest age for the Hobart Jaguar 5k is 7years old on the day of the event and for the Bank of us 10k participants need to be at least 10 years of age.
For all children under the age of 18, their guardian must enter them and acknowledge they have read and agree with the event waiver before entry will be accepted.
All participants need to collect their race pack from The Running Edge at 73 Murray Street Hobart, at the following times;
Wednesday 14th February: 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 15th February: 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 16th February: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday 17th February: 10am - 4pm
If you can't make these times, please allow yourself an extra 20minutes on the morning of the event to collect it from the event start line.
Yes. Private Ambulance will have a presence on the course and a significant treatment area at the finish.
If you or another participant need first aid at any time, please advise the nearest course official/volunteer.
In the event of an emergency, please call '000'.
Yes. We had the course measured to IAAF/AIMS standards, using the accredited Jones counter method.
Your personal GPS device my measure a different reading, however the method we used is the same used for official measurement around the world.
The event is also run under IAAF rules.
We discourage the use of personal music devices, for your own safety - the ability to hear directions of police, traffic management and marshalls on course.
For your entertainment, we've arranged a number of DJ's along the course. Plus our volunteers are likely to yell out awesome things to you along the way and you're going to want to hear them.
Yes there are. The team from marathon-photos.com will be at the event taking shots of all our runners and walkers. After the event you will receive an email to download your FREE photos from the day, as part of our gift to you. This replaces the various hats and sunglasses we've supplied in the past, based off participant feedback in recent years.
Some exciting changes are coming for the 2018 Bank of us Run The Bridge, which will slightly change the days timetable. At the moment, the LIKELY timetable will be;
Bank of us 10km start - 7:30am
Hobart Jaguar 5km run - 8:00am
Menzies 5km Walk - 8:00am
Betta Milk 1km - 9:50am
Presentations - 9:30am
A vehicle will run from both the 5k and 10k start precincts to the finish line.
Simply use the perforated strip on the bottom of your race number to attach to your bag. Then show your race number to the officials at the finish line in order to receive your belongings. The vehicles will return to the forecourt of PW1 after each event.
All events finish at Princes Wharf Shed Number 1. The post event precinct is in the forecourt of PW1 on Castray Esplanade.
It's such a scenic course, that there are several places you can get a good view from. Just be mindful of the road closures in place and allow extra time to travel around Hobart during the event. Some good spots include;
Two aid stations will be located on the 10km course and 1 for the 5km. Both will provide Hartz water, portaloos and friendly volunteers. Locations are;
At the finish, everyone will receive a Hartz bottle of water and there is also Gatorade available.
For 2018 we will be using the 'MyLaps' system, which is regarded as one of the best timing systems in the world. When you receive your bib you will receive a timing chip that is attached to the back of your bib. This chip is disposable, so you don't need to return it at the finish.
In 2018 we will be offering a 'gun' and 'net' time. This means that there will be timing mats at the start and finish, so you will receive a time from when the gun goes, to you crossing the line, but also a time from when you physically cross the start line also.
Please note no times are provided for the 1km event, as this is all about participation and encouragement.
A team or group is a group of friends, work colleagues, sporting teams, social groups or a group of two or more people who want to get together to run or walk the event.
You can enter your group into the team entry system where you can be
in the running for some great prizes to become the biggest team in the
fun run. All you have to do is nominate a captain
to create a team online, then tell all your members the name of the team so they can select it when they register themselves.
If you have a team of 20 or more people and need assistance, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buses will run from Salamanca to Blundstone Arena and Montague Bay Primary School for people who have purchased bus tickets with their entry. If you haven’t purchased a bus ticket, you can do at race number pick up for $5 per trip.
There is no 'physical' bus ticket. Your name will simply be on a list at the bus pick up point on Castray Esplanade in Salamanca - right next to the finish line.
Then after your event from Salamanca back to both Montagu Bay Primary School and Blundstone Arena,the schedule will be advertised closer to the event.
If you decide on the day you want to catch the bus, please bring $10 with you to the bus stop.
The following approximate schedule applies for Bank of us 10km participants. Please note, buses will depart as they fill up, so arrive early;
Buses will also run for the Jaguar 5k and Menzies 5k Walk participants from Salamanca to Montagu Bay Primary School at the following times;
Some roads will be closed for short periods of time during the event, between 7:15am and 10:15am. Tas Police, Altus Traffic Management and course marshalls will be on hand at key points to help motorists and participants.
A significant change in 2018 is that the Tasman Bridge will be completely closed to all vehicles from 7am - 9am. One lane will be made available for emergency vehicles only, but all other vehicles will not be able to cross the bridge.
Motorists are advised to make alternative arrangements if you need to cross the Tasman Bridge during this time (including participants getting to the start lines);
For a list of affected roads and times, please go here.
For the Bank of us 10km event, the following prizemoney exists for both men and women;
1st - $3000
3rd - $1000
4th - $500
5th - $250
A bonus of $2000 is given to the first 'person' to cross the finish line in the 'battle of the sexes'. This makes the first person prize pool the biggest for any 10km event in Australia. The elite women's field will start 4minutes 18seconds in front of the men, which is the difference between the two course records, after the new course record was set in 2017.
The Running Edge gift vouchers are given to the top 3 placegetters in the Hobart Jaguar 5km event. Men and women receive the following;
1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $100
After two exciting finishes in 2016 and 2017, this is returning again for 2018.
It sees the elite women start 4minutes and 18seconds in front of the rest of the field including the elite men. This is the difference between the men's and women's course records.
The first 'person' across the line in the 10km event will win an additional $2000, on top of the $3000 first place for each male and female across the line. With the first 'person' winning $5000, it makes the Bank of us Run The Bridge the richest 10km in Australia.