• The Advertiser 6km City-Bay Fun Run, first introduced in 2002
• The Chill 3km City-Bay Fun Run, new in 2005. This shorter distance is aimed at families and grandparents.
How to Enter
The easiest way to enter is by completing an online entry form. Online entry is open until Monday 14th September. You can also enter at the Event Expo that is being held on the 17th-19th September in Victoria Square. It is open 8.00am – 6.00pm Thursday and Friday and 8.00am – 1.00pm on Saturday. Collect your race numbers from the Event Expo.
While at the Expo you can receive a free massage from Sports Med SA, get a photo with the Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run Mascot CeeBee or Sunday Mail Bay-City Mascot Bebe, and check out the range of official merchandise. Men's and women's T-shirts, singlets, caps and hoodies are available with the City-Bay or Bay-City logo.
Walk or Run?
If you are not sure if you should enter as a runner or a walker because you plan to do both, then enter as a runner. Sunday Mail City-Bay Fun Run entry requirements state, 'Only participants who will walk the complete course should register as a walker.'
Start Locations and Times
• The 12km Runners leave from the Festival Theatre, King William Road (Western Carriageway). Elite runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes start at 8.00am
• 12km Walkers leave from the Eastern Carriageway of King William Road. Competitive walkers line up first at 9:00am and are followed by wave starts.
• The 6km Runners, walkers and wheelchair competitors start at Kurralta Shopping Centre. Faster runners have a 8.30am start. Walkers and wheelchair participants' start time will be 9.15am.
• The 3km start is at The Junction at Morphettville commencing at 10.00am.
• Bring your dog. Guide dogs are welcome. Other dogs are not allowed.
• Let the kids wear rollerblades or ride their skateboard, bike or scooter.
• Run with a pram (this finished in 2012). Babies (and toddlers under 3) in prams are allowed in walking events.
• Use a hiking pole
• Compete without a race number
• At the 12km start in Elder Park, adjacent the Festival Theatre kiosk, the Railway Station and on the corner of Victoria Drive and Jolleys Lane and on the Parade Ground
• At the 6km start in Kurralta Shopping Centre car park
• Along the route at the corner of South Road and Anzac Highway and Morphettville Junction car park
• At the finish at Colley Reserve and Wigley Reserve
• Keep your car away from the city congestion and park at the tram station; Brighton Road for southern participants and the Entertainment Centre for northern entrants.
• Carry as little as possible. Zip pockets are good. I carry a money belt with phone, small amount of cash, credit card (for brunch afterwards), tissues, keys, spare safety pins and tram vouchers.
• Take a throw away water bottle with you for drinking water before the race. Throw it away before the race starts. There are plenty of water stops along the way. (Ten water stations are planned for the 2015 route.)
• Time your pre-race toilet visit to beat the crowd. There is always a queue and the lines simply get longer as the start time approaches.
• Brave the morning chill. Five minutes after the race starts you will not want a jumper. Try and leave it at home. Other options are to give it to your support crew that turned up to cheer you or give it to the Official Baggage Truck that will transport your belongings (at your own risk), to the finish line. I have heard that some people take an old jumper that they no longer want and bin it before the race.
• Collect transport vouchers from The Advertiser (September 16-18) prior to the race. These entitle you to free travel from Glenelg to the City until 8:00am. I collect as many as I can and give the spare ones away at the station. It spreads a little joy in the morning.
• Refuel your body with a piece of fruit after the race. Fruit is available to race participants from Fruit en Route, Nippy's, La Manna Group and Lenswood Apples in Colley Reserve.
• Celebrate with friends afterwards!
Bands were introduced along the route in 2002. The nine bands were are hit and have grown in number over the years. They provide a great encouragement and contribute to the festive atmosphere.