Registration Process

For help through the registration process, please utilise one of the below links:

  • Read our step by step guide
  • Watch our video, guiding you through the registration process

Otherwise scroll through our FAQs and hopefully any questions you have will be answered. If not, drop us a line at [email protected].

Run2Cure Domain FAQs

The Event - Logistics

Where is the event?

The start of the fun run will be in The Domain, in the centre of Sydney. Event village is the grassy area in between Hospital Road and Art Gallery Road.

The Domain is accessible by public transport or there is also The Domain Wilson car park. Find up to date transport and travel information here.

What time are the different race events?

*Times are subject to change.

10km Elite Start - 7:15am

Half Marathon - 7:40am

10km All other Waves - 8:15am

5km - 9.30am

3km - 9.45am

1km Little Heroes Walk - 11:00am

How do I get there?

Please review information from the Royal Botanic Gardens regarding travel to and from The Domain here. Find links to Transport NSW for train lines and buses as well as The Domain car park in order to plan your trip to the event.
How long should I arrive before my race?

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your race start time. If your bib has not been posted to you before race day, you will need to arrive 1 hour earlier.

Race times* are as follows:

10km Elite Wave - 7:15am

Half Marathon - 7:40am

10km All other Waves - 8:15am

5km - 9.30am

3km - 9.45am

1km Little Heroes Walk - 11:00am

*Subject to change

Will water be available on the course?

Yes, there will be a water station at the start/finish area and near Mrs Macquarie's Chair on the course.

Can I bring a pram?

Prams are very welcome in the 1k Little Heroes walk – we would love the whole family to participate!

Prams can take part in the 3k, 5k and 10k however, if you are running with a pram please start at the back of the run.

Is the course suitable for wheelchairs?

Wheelchairs are welcome to participate in the 3km, 5km, 10km and half marathon fun runs, however please review the route first and be aware that there are a few steep inclines along the course.

Transport can be organised if required with at least 72 hours’ notice – to do this please email [email protected]

Will I receive a participation medal at Run2Cure Domain?

Yes. All finishers will receive a medal in the 3k, 5k, 10k and half marathon.

Will Run2Cure Domain be COVID-19 safe?

We work with the Australian Government on our COVID safe strategy for Run2Cure Domain.

However, no matter what precautions we take - not everyone can or should join us. As a children’s cancer charity, we want our community to be safe, which means taking advice from your medical advisors, especially if you are vulnerable, which may mean avoiding large gatherings like Run2Cure Domain.

What happens if Run2Cure Domain is cancelled?

Should the event not be able to proceed for any reason, every participant will receive: a free transferable entry into our next scheduled Run2Cure at the Domain event.

If it rains, will the event still be on?

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.

The Event - Races

What time are the different race events?

*Times are subject to change.

10km Elite Start - 7:15am

Half Marathon - 7:40am

10km All other Waves - 8:15am

5km - 9.30am

3km - 9.45am

1km Little Heroes Walk - 11:00am

Are the Run2Cure events certified distances?

Yes, the 5k, 10k and half marathon courses are timed, AIMS measured and certified events.

The 3k event is timed, but not a certified course.

The 1k Little Heroes walk is not timed or certified.

Are there different start group waves for my race?

Yes. To reduce congestion at the start line for each event, we have introduced self selected pace groups for the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon. You will find descriptions for the various wave options once you select your distance within registration.

5K:

Wave A – predicted finish time is under 25 minutes

Wave B - predicted finish time is between 25 and 32 minutes

Wave C - predicted finish time is over 32 minutes

10K*:

Elite Wave - predicted finish time is under 50 minutes (start time is 7:15am)

Wave A – predicted finish time is under 55 minutes (start time is 8:15am)

Wave B - predicted finish time is between 50 and 62 minutes

Wave C - predicted finish time is over 62 minutes

*The elite wave is designed for all speedy runners who plan to finish under 50 minutes and there will be cash prizes for the top place getters. If you are a sub-50 minute 10k runner but simply looking for a sleep in and a fun day out with the family, feel free to join Wave A at 8:15am.

Half Marathon:

Wave A – predicted finish time is under 1 hour 45 minutes

Wave B - predicted finish time is between 1 hour 45 minutes and 2 hours 10 minutes

Wave C - predicted finish time is over 2 hours 10 minutes

Am I fast enough to register for 10k competitive elite wave?

We ask that any participants who would like to toe the line in the competitive elite 10k wave be confident that they can run 10k in under 50 minutes. Within this wave, please self seed accordingly with the knowledge that the "slower" runners are coming in around the 47 to 50 minute range.

10k elite wave goes off at 7:15am.

Are the Run2Cure events timed?

Yes, the 5k, 10k and half marathon courses are timed, AIMS measured and certified events.

The 3k event is timed, but not a certified course.

The 1k Little Heroes walk is not timed or certified.

Can I view a map of the course?

You sure can. Please visit here to download a 2022 course map for Run2Cure. The course should remain the same for 2023, but we will update our map to reflect any modifications!

Can I run with headphones and listen to misic?

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.

Are there training programs to follow for Run2Cure?

Yes! We have training programs available for the 5k, 10k and half marathon, all developed by our Athletics Australia accredited event run coach. Head over to our Training page to download the plan best suited to your distance and experience level.

Is there a cut-off time for the Half Marathon?

Yes. There is a cut-off time, however, we have made it as generous as feasible to allow for participants of most abilities to join in for our inaugural 21.1km. The cut-off time is 3 1/2 hours. We welcome half marathoners aiming to complete the distance for the first time or those predominately walking.

Registration Information

Can I get help with the registration process please?

Of course. First, take a look here at our step by step guide to 2022's registration process. If you still have your questions unanswered, please let us know at [email protected].

Do I need to enter a discount code for early bird pricing?

No. All launch and early bird pricing is already built into the ticket pricing. You do not need to enter any sort of discount code. Last day to take advantage of 20% off with the early bird offer is 17th February!

Can I register on behalf of others?

We would prefer adults to register themselves with unique email addresses, but if this is not possible you can register other adults and of course children – provided you are their parent or legal guardian.

As the person registering other people, please note that you will be also signing and agreeing to the terms and conditions of Run2Cure on their behalf and you should advise them accordingly. All children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the actual runs: 3km, 5km and 10km. The exceptions are if the child is taking part as part of a school team (there should still be 2 to 3 accompanying adults for the team).

How much are Run2Cure registration fees?

Run2Cure offers very competitive pricing across race distances, plus all profits go directly toward research into neuroblastoma childhood cancer. For specific fees for the distance of your choice, please visit here:

Can I register for Run2Cure on the day?

If at all possible, please register in advance of event day to avoid any queuing and last minute confusion that morning.

We will be able to take registrations on the day, but you will need to register and visit our Racing Bib pick up area to collect your bib at least 60 minutes before your race is due to begin.

Can I register my child for an event?

All children 17 & under must be registered by their parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by an adult to the venue on the day.

Children 12 and under must also be accompanied by an adult on all run courses and distances. If children are taking part as a school team, it is suggested that school teams do have two to three accompanying adults depending on the size of the team.

Are there any terms and conditions for registering?
I'm having difficulty registering, or with my registration, who can I contact?

Please contact us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to assist!

Can I have my race bib posted to me?

At this time, all race bibs will either need to be collected at one of our bib collection days or picked up on event morning (at least one hour prior to race).

Bibs will be mailed out in late March.

When and where do I collect my race bib?

Within the registration process, you will have the option to either pay for bib postage or collect in person. We highly encourage having your bib posted to you to avoid an extra trip into the city pre event.

If collecting your race bib in person, you will have the opportunity to do so:

- Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April - CBD location TBD

- Saturday 2nd April - The Domain

Times for bib collection will be determined closer to the days.

*If necessary, you can also collect your race bib on race day, 1 hour prior to your event start time.

What if I want a refund for Run2Cure at the Domain?

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. Medical certificates must be submitted by 19th March 2023 for you to be eligible for a refund. Please contact [email protected] to arrange.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Fundraising

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. When you finish registering and buying your tickets you will have the option to set up a fundraising page by Funraisin with instructions as to how to set it up. Please email us at [email protected] 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.

How do 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 [email protected]

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

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

What if I don't want to accept fundraising rewards?

We offer rewards in recognition of the work involved with fundraising however we understand that some of our generous supporters would prefer not to receive these rewards.

We offer everyone the choice, so if you want, you can choose to donate what you've earned back to the charity to help with future fundraisers. Just complete the simple Opt Out Form if you would prefer not to receive a reward.

More information on fundraising milestones can be found here.

Other

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 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.

Will there be food and coffee carts at the event?

Yes. There will be food and coffee carts available onsite for you to purchase your post race snacks and drinks.

Can I run 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.

Will there be a photographer on the day?

Yes, there will be an event photographer on the day to capture your moment. Please check back at a later time to find out how to access your event photos.

Will there be an ATM machine available at the event?

No. There will not be an ATM but you will be able to pay for registration on the day or for merchandise by credit card (VISA and Mastercard).

If I am covid positive for race day, can I receive a refund?

Yes. If you have a positive covid test, you may receive a refund. Please submit your test result and corresponding information to us at [email protected] if this occurs.

Will there be activities for kids this year?

Yes, we will have some fun entertainment lined up for children this year but we're currently working on the details. So be sure to check back!

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