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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE COVID-SAFE PLAN FOR THE EVENT

We will be delivering the event in a format to ensure it is in accordance with the Victorian Government’s ‘Last Step’ guidelines and Public-events-information-for-organisers.

Our priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of all event participants, staff, volunteers and the broader community.

We will continue to work alongside local stakeholders and authorities to ensure the event is safe for all and still offers participants a great and memorable running experience.

All changes and procedures that will take place at the event will follow a COVID-safe plan that will reflect the government requirements in place at the time in order to ensure we deliver a safe event.

 

WHAT ARE THE KEY REGISTRATION DATES & DEADLINES

11:59pm, 3 March 2021

Early Bird Pricing Ends.

Early Bird Pricing Ends. Cut off time for complimentary race event medals and other specified offers and prizes.

*Anyone who enters after this date/time will not receive a medal.

11:59pm, 2 April 2021

Standard Pricing Ends.

Edit of existing online registrations and Postage Cut Off for Race Packs.

*Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack on event day.

11:59am 23 April 2021

Last Minute/Online Entries Close.

*After this date/time no further online registrations will be taken for this event.

7:30am 24 April 2021

On day entries will be available on site from 7:30am.

Race pack collection available on site.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Everyone is welcome to participate in the Public Fun Run event. It is intended to be an inclusive event, suitable for everyone from competitive runners to families.

The main Elite event and featured supporting events of Sporting Idols and Emergency Services will be invite only or participants will need to meet the entry criterion.

WHAT ARE THE AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR EACH EVENT?

The public Fun Run event is open to all ages. However all entrants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant under 12.

IS THE COURSE WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY?

The course is wheelchair accessible, however due to the sandy surface of the track and tight corners it is not considered safe or suitable for wheelchair competitors.

 

CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?

Unfortunately, dogs will not be permitted on course during a race event.  Assistance dogs only are permitted.

CAN I RUN AS A SUPPORT PERSON FOR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE?

If you are running to provide support to someone who needs assistance (such as a guide), please email Run the TAN  who will provide entry instructions.

CAN I RUN WITH HEADPHONES?

We strongly discourage the use of headphones on course. If you do choose to use headphones whilst running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

CAN I RUN WITH A PRAM?

Prams are permitted in the public fun run event and must start in the last wave. Children in prams must be registered in the event.

CAN I FLY A PERSONAL DRONE ON COURSE?

The use of any type of drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is strictly prohibited at the Run the Tan event. Any person using a drone or UAV may be disqualified from the event.

CAN I HAVE A SUPPORT RIDER ON A BIKE NEXT TO ME?

No personal support riders or bike riders within the vicinity of runners are permitted on course. It is the responsibility of each athlete while running to ensure that no bikes are on the course near the runners. Any transgression will result in disqualification from the event. The only exception to this will be for approved media staff.

AM I ALLOWED TO SET UP A MARQUEE WITHIN THE FINISH AREA FOR PARTICIPANTS TAKING PART IN THE EVENT?

Groups and organisations are not allowed to create or form a dedicated space within the event village for their group to congregate unless approved by Run the TAN prior to the event. If a group is seen within the event site without an official event permit they will be asked by event organisers and security to leave the event site. If you would like to enquire about an allocated space within the event village for event day please please email Run the TAN.

AM I ABLE TO HAND OUT SAMPLES / FLYERS / PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL AT THE EVENT?

Under no circumstance can you distribute any samples, flyers, promotional material, or anything similar within the event village. If seen doing so you will be asked to leave the event site by event organisers and security.

HOW IS THE EVENT TIMED?

Your time will be recorded by a timing transponder pre-attached to the rear of your race number. Please ensure you firmly attach your race number to your chest and wear it for the entirety of the event.

Once you receive your race number, please ensure you do not bend or expose it to excessive heat. If you think your transponder may be damaged, please present it at the Race BIB Pick up area for exchange.

Your personal transponder will be activated once you cross the start line, and your finishing time will be recorded as you cross the finish line.

Results will be available via the Run the TAN website on event day.

IS THERE A FINISHER MEDAL?

There will be medals awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in each race category.

Participants or register by the Early Bird cut off time of 11:59pm 3rd March will also receive a complimentary Run the Tan branded race event medal.

All finishers will receive a Race Finishers Certificate with their official finish time.

WILL THERE BE ANY PHOTOS TAKEN OF THE EVENT?

Yes, we will have a number of professional photographers on course taking snaps of all events and participants. These high resolution photos will be made available for everyone within 48 hours of the event to access and share free of charge.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE EVENT IS POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO COVD-19

COVID-19 Postponement terms:  Registered participants for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled event date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals to the event in the following year.

COVID-19 Cancellation terms: Registered participants for events that are cancelled due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities, participants will have the options of either; Transfer to another Run the Tan race event within the next 12 months, or refund of your Registration Fees minus administration fee of 10%. Please note, merchant booking fees on the online transaction are non-refundable.