frequently asked questions

Event Info FAQs

Please read through for any questions you may have about your Run2Cure Melbourne experience. If you still have a question, drop us a line at info@run2cure.org.au.

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When is Run2Cure Melbourne 2024?

Our 2nd annual event is scheduled to happen on Sunday 10th November in Albert Park.

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Where is Run2Cure Melbourne 2024 being held?

We have moved to Albert Park!

Take in the scenic route around Albert Park Lake for our 5k and 10k events. One loop of the lake is 5km and this is repeated for the 10k. As the course is close to water, please ensure children under 12 are supervised at all times.

The 3k and 1k events will both be held around Lakeside Stadium and not around the lake. The 3k conssts of 3 laps, the 1k is 1 lap.

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How do I collect my event bib(s)?

Bibs can be collected for FREE in-person at a location near Albert Park during the week leading up to the event.

Days/times are as follows:
Friday 8th November (8am-10am and 12pm-2 pm) or
Saturday 9th November (8am-12pm)

Bib collection location will be near Albert Park and confirmed closer to November.

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Can I have my event bib(s) posted to me?

If you selected and paid for your bib to be posted during registration ($8 per bib), your bib will be mailed out in late October.

Bib postage will be automatically calculated and added to your invoice at check out.

If you do not receive your bib in the mail by midweek the week of the event, please reach out to us at info@run2cure.org.au.

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Are the Run2Cure events timed and/or certified courses?

Our 10k, 5k and 3k distances are all timed events. The 1k Little Heroes Walk is not timed.

Our courses are not AIMS certified.

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What are the cutoff times for your events?

We aim to be an inclusive event for most runners and walkers. However, to abide by traffic control guidelines, we do have event cutoff times as follows:

10k - 8:00-10:00am (cutoff is 2 hours)

5k - 9:15-10:15am (cutoff is 1 hour)

3k - 10:00-10:36 (cutoff is 36 minutes)

1k - 10:30-10:50am (cutoff is 20 minutes)

If you are running or walking past the cutoff time, you may be re-directed by a course marshal.

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Are there training prgrams to follow for the 10k or 5k?

Yes! We have training programs available for the 10k and 5k, all developed by our Athletics Australia accredited event run coach. Programs are 10 to 12 weeks in duration and will be made available soon.

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Can I receive a refund if I no longer can participate?

We are unable to offer refunds or partial refunds for Run2Cure if you are no longer able to participate.

*We do offer a full refund for medical reasons and ask you to supply your medical certificate when you contact us. As you can imagine, as a small charity the cost of organising Run2Cure is significant and most expenditure is paid well in advance of an event taking place.

Run2Cure Melbourne 2024 - Medical certificates must be submitted by 1st November 2024 for you to be eligible for a refund. Please contact info@run2cure.org.au to arrange.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

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What happens if the event gets cancelled?

Per Run2Cure event terms & conditions:

Cancellation of Event

If the Event is cancelled for safety concerns or otherwise as a result of something beyond the reasonable control of Neuroblastoma Australia and the Event Organiser, including without limitation strong winds, heavy rain, lightning and accidents, I accept that all Entrant’s entry fee will be non-refundable. Notification of the cancellation will be sent via email or SMS to those who have provided valid addresses and numbers.

The event will not be rescheduled. Any profit will go to Neuroblastoma Australia. I acknowledge Entrants will have no claim against Neuroblastoma Australia and Mildren Events for any loss or damage suffered as a result of such cancellation.

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Can I read the Run2Cure terms & conditions?

Yes. You can find full Run2Cure event Terms & Conditions here:

Run2Cure Melbourne 2024

General FAQs

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Will there be a bag check?

Yes, there will be a bag check available on event day. Remember that all items are left at your own risk. We ask that you only leave 1 small bag that is able to be closed, no loose items. Arrive early if leaving a bag in case of queues, you don't want to miss your event start time due to waiting in line!

We also encourage participants to not bring a bag, but if you do, please do not leave any valuables. We accept no responsibility/liability for any items lost or stolen.

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What are my transportation options to get to Run2Cure in Albert Park?

Where is Albert Park Reserve?

23 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206 (View on Google Maps)

For a full read of the Albert Park Visitor Guide, including maps of the park grounds, click here.

Public Transportation

Catching the tram is a great way to get to Albert Park. Trams that travel along St Kilda Road all stop within easy walking distance of the park and the #12, #96, and #16 trams run past the park from the Melbourne CBD to St Kilda.

Car Parking

Limited parking is available for park users in Albert Park. Parking fees apply to all carparks and kerbside parking spaces within Albert Park.

Parking fees weekend all day rate: $5.80 flat rate

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If it rains, will the event still be held?

Yes! Run2Cure is still a go even if it rains. However, if there are dangerous conditions on the day such as high winds, flooding or lightening, unfortunately we would not be able to go ahead as the safety of our participants is our top priority.

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Will I receive a medal upon completion of Run2Cure?

Yes. All finishers will receive a medal in the 1k Little Heroes Walk, 3k, 5k and 10k.

Get your medal engraved on site!

For $15, you can have your event medal personalised after your run, just visit Daniel from Adlaser Engraving Services, who will be on site.

Your Run2Cure medal can be engraved with a name, in honour or in memory of, who you ran for. Or, have your medal engraved with your race time. Whatever you choose, it's a lasting memento to remember your day, plus a portion of the proceeds from each engraving will be generously donated back to the charity!

*Have a medal from another event you'd also like to have engraved? Perhaps you've recently run a PB or conquered a new distance, feel free to bring those medals along too for Daniel to engrave!

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Can I participate wearing headphones/listening to music?

The event organisers discourage the use of headphones, iPods or other personal music as they can impede an individual’s ability to hear marshals or other course officials. Participants who choose to wear headphones on course do so at their own risk and are asked to pay attention to officials and other participants throughout their event.

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Can I run/walk pushing a pram?

Prams are welcome at our Run2Cure events in Melbourne, all distances.

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Is the course suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters?

The course around Albert Park Lake (10k, 5k) is predominately hard packed granitic path. The course around Lakeside Stadium (3k, 1k) is mostly paved foot path with short grass sections. Both courses should be suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and prams, however, it may depend on your particular device.

For any questions regarding our courses, or to discuss to determine if this event is right for you, please contact us at 
info@run2cure.org.au

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Can I participate with my dog/pet?

We ask you to leave dogs and pets at home due to the number of people on course and for the safety of all participants.

Fundraising FAQs

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How can I fundraise?

When you register for the fun run you will have the option to set up a fundraising page by Funraisin. You will then be able to share this page with all your friends and family.

If you get stuck you can always email us at info@run2cure.org.au

There are some great rewards for fundraising as well the highest fundraisers.

Profits from the event will go towards leading research programs into neuroblastoma.

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Do I have to fundraise?

You do not have to fundraise – however it makes a huge difference to what funds we raise on the day and the amount we can then invest into leading research. Funds raised from event tickets mainly cover the cost of putting on the event, so participant fundraising allows us to make a bigger difference in the lives of those affected by neuroblastoma.

When you finish registering and buying your tickets you will have the option to set up a fundraising page by Funraisin. Please email us at info@run2cure.org.au if you have any queries.

We would appreciate your support in helping to raise funds for neuroblastoma and there are some great fundraising rewards for fundraising milestone amounts.

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How do I collect (or opt out) of earned fundraising thank you reward prizes?

We offer rewards in recognition of the work involved with fundraising. All fundraising rewards must be collected in person on the day of your event.

However, we understand that some of our generous supporters would prefer not to receive these rewards. If you are not interested in your prizes, simply don't collect, and they will be donated back to our charity to be used for future events.

If you do miss out on collecting your reward prizes on the day, and would like to receive them, email us at info@nb.org.au to arrange for them to be mailed out. You will be responsible for shipping and handling fees.

More information on fundraising milestones can be found here.