FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL THE EVENT HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES?
We will be taking all the required steps and are working with the respective government departments to develop a strategy that ensures all health standards are met.
WHEN DO REGISTRATIONS OPEN?
Registrations are expected to open in early 2021.
However, there will be limited spots available in the event so you are encouraged to Register your Interest NOW so that we can let you know as soon as registrations open.
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 it probably isn’t the best course for wheelchairs. All participants in wheelchairs (except racing chairs) must be in the final start wave group.
Those in Racing Chairs will start in the first wave.
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, 2n and 3rd place getters in each race category.
All finishers will receive a Race Finishers Certificate with their official finish time.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY
Full details of participation terms and conditions will be available on the Registration website when registrations open.
If the event has to be cancelled or modified at any time due to concerns for the safety of participants, a force majeure event, or any other reason beyond the reasonable control of Run the TAN, then we will aim to refund any entry fees in excess of any costs incurred in order to organise and participate in the Event.
If the event needs to be cancelled due to reasons beyond reasonable control of Run the TAN then we will use our best endeavours to reschedule the event to another suitable date and time within the same calendar year, as our preference is to hold the event in its proposed format.