Where do I collect my race medal?

Your race entry fee includes a special branded Run the Tan finishers medal which you can collect directly after you cross the finish line.

When will I receive my race day photographs?

All photos should be available online via GeoSnapShot within 24 hours of the event. You should goto https://runthetan.net/photos/ to get notified as soon as the photos are available.

How and when will I receive my official time?

Provisional results should be available immediately once all events have been completed and all official results should be online within 24-48 hours.

When will I receive my race bib?

For those participants who elected to have their Race BIBs posted during when they registered online, you should receive these in the post by early week beginning 15th April.

Can I pick up my bib on race day?

Yes. Goto to the Registration marquee to pick up your Race BIB.  You will need to show your QR code to collect your BIB.

I haven't received my race bib in the mail. What should I do?

For those runners who selected and paid to have their Race BIBs posted to them, you should expect to receive your Race BIB in the post by early week beginning 15th April.  If you have not received your race BIB then go to the Registrations marquee on event day and they will allocate you with a new race BIB.

Can I run with my pet?

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

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 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.

What start wave will I be in?

Faster runners will be asked to go in the earlier waves and slower runners /walkers will be asked to go in the later waves.

Can I register on the day?

Yes. If you are unable to register online by the cutoff time. Then there maybe limited spots available to register on the day. Note: there are no guarantees you will get a spot if you leave it too late.

Can I fly a personal drone on the 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 course marshalls or 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 contact 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?

Yes, all registered participants will receive a complimentary Run the Tan branded race event medal and a Race Finishers Certificate with their official finish time.

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


How do I get there?

Public Transport

  • Train – 15min Walk from Flinders Street Station
  • Tram – Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 (Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance/St Kilda Rd)
  • Bus – Route 605


  • We encourage the use of public transport or other means of transport.
  • In the event you would like to drive, there is limited free parking on weekends around the perimeter of The Tan.


  • Designated bicycle paths along the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD lead to The Tan. Please note that riding of bicycles in the gardens is not permitted. Dedicated bicycle parking is available at The Gardens Observatory Gate.