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  • When is the event and what time does it start?  The Botanic to Bridge will be held on Sunday,21 August 2016. The 8km event will commence at 7:30am and the 3km event will commence at 9:00am.
  • How do I enter?  Entries are only available via online registration on the Botanic to Bridge website and will remain open until the event capacity of 5,000 participants is reached, or will be closed at 8pm Wednesday, 17 August; whichever event comes first.
  • Can I use the same email address for multiple registrations?  Yes, you can use the same email address for multiple participants, however, each registrant must have a different password.
  • How much does it cost to enter?  Please refer to our entry prices.
  • What if I register but can’t make it on the day of the event?  Each entrant acknowledges their entry fee is non-refundable should they not compete or the event is cancelled or changed by the Event Organiser due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of the Event Organiser, such as bad weather or safety reasons.
  • Can some of my family members be entered in different races?  Yes, but any children entering must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. If family members choose to participate across both events they are no longer eligible for the family entry price. The family entry price has been designed to encourage families to participate together on the day in the same event.
  • How do I enter as a team?  Team entries can be created through the online registration system. Teams must be a minimum of four participants.
  • Can I enter and compete in both the 8km and 3km run?  Individuals can register to compete in both events, however are only eligible to compete for the prize category in the 8km event.
  • How will the winners of the races be determined?  Both the 8km and 3km events will be timed at the start and finish line by an electronic chip timing system. Line honours will determine the winners of each individual category. Individual category winners of the 8km and 3km event will be the first male and female across the line. Second and third prizes will also be awarded. Net time will not determine the winners, but will be available to entrants approximately 24 hours post event.
  • What is the average time taken to complete the events?  The average time for the 8km event is 58 minutes, while the average for the 3km event is 22 minutes.
  • Do I have to pay entry fees for my child?  Children who are walking in either of the events must register. Registration is free for children four and under. Children who are pushed in prams or strollers do not need to register.
  • Can my child enter the 8km event?  There is no age limit for the 8km event and we are aware many families will want to walk the full course together. It is up to the parent or guardian to decide if their child is capable of completing and enjoying the longer course.
  • How do I get to the start of my event?  Parking will be available in close proximity to both the 8km and 3km start lines. An email detailing transport arrangements will be communicated to participants closer to the event. Please refer to transport and parking for more details.
  • Where can I collect my race bib?  Disposable race timing bibs will be available for collection from the Race Office, located at the Leo Zussino building, CQUniversity, 209 Bryan Jordan Drive. The office be open between 7:30am and 6:30pm on Friday, 19 August and 8am to 12noon on Saturday, 20 August 2016. Race packs cannot be collected prior to these dates. If race packs are not collected prior to the event, they will be available for collection at the entrants starting line (either the 8km or 3km) from the Race Bib Collection Tent. Entrants must bring their e-ticket and valid identification. Race bibs can be collected on behalf of an entrant, provided the person collecting has all e-tickets.
  • Are there any rules for young children?  Children who intend walking the course must do so under the supervision of a parent or guardian and must be entered and wearing a race number. It is the right of the Event Organiser to remove any person not wearing a race number from the course.
  • Can I bring my stroller?  Yes, we encourage families to be involved and strollers are permitted.
  • Can I ride my bike or scooter?  No. This event is designed for running and walking participants only. For safety reasons bikes, roller-skates, roller-blades, rip boards and scooters are prohibited on the course.
  • Are pets allowed on the course?  No, due to safety regulations pets are not allowed on any part of the course. Guide, hearing and/or assistance dogs are permitted.
  • What if the weather is bad?  In the event of poor weather conditions, the Event Organiser will determine if an alternative route can be used or any other action is needed. Participants will be notified of any changes via the website, local newspapers and radio.
  • What road closures will be in effect on race day?  Road closure information is located under Transport and Parking.
  • Is there a left baggage facility?  Unfortunately, this is not available and all personal belongings are the responsibility of the individual.
  • Do I have to pay for my event merchandise? Yes. Your registration fee does not include race merchandise, however all registered participants will have the option to purchase a mini mesh Micro-dry™ race t-shirt for $5.00 per item in your preferred size and quantity.
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