Race Day

12km Instructions

​The 12k run/walk of the Westpac City-Bay Fun Run Presented by Sunday Mail creates an atmosphere of excitement, nervous energy and anticipation. So why not join in the fun, create a new goal for yourself, your team or your family!

The 12k start has the highest number of participants. Imagine being amongst the crowd of people who fill King William St - it is truly a spectacular sight; be inspired, join over 26,000 others and register to participate.

There are always the serious athletes, the elite runners from all over Australia but overwhelmingly the majority of people are there for the fun. There will be people dressed up supporting charities or advertising local groups and businesses. As you proceed down the course you can soak up the road side entertainment and the encouragement of fellow participants or by-standers.

When you reach the Bay you will find yourself "surprised" that you made it; maybe because you've achieved a new personal best, or maybe just that you got to the end! 


Pre-race Warm-up

Prepare for the race by joining in with the Anytime Fitness trainers' pre-race warm up, commencing at 7:40am.

Runners Start

The 12km Runners leaves from the Festival Theatre - Western Carriageway of King William Road - City. If you are an elite runner or walker athlete your start time is 8.00am. Wave starts will then begin to allow traffic to flow and break up the numbers. Running with prams was banned in 2012, walking is still ok.

Walkers & Wheelchair Start

12km Walkers and Wheelchairs leave from the Eastern Carriageway of King William Road in the city. The competitive walkers are asked to line up first at 8:30am followed by wave starts. If you are a slow walker or have a pram or object, you will line up at the back.


The event finish line is on Colley Terrace. As you head towards Glenelg, you will be directed by police and race marshals to head to Jetty Rd, either via Brighton Road or Gordon Street. When travelling along Jetty Road please be aware of the tram lines and take care turning the corner from Jetty Road onto Colley Terrace.

As you run through the finish, you will be approached by marshals with a timing badger this is a double check and finalisation of your time and needs to be done.

Do not stop on the finish line walk quickly through the channels past the marshals with the badgers.

Water and Powerade will be available in the compound, fruit will be available in Colley Reserve

Do not hand in your DAG/RACE NO. it is a keepsake!

Do not arrange to meet friends or family in the compound - keep moving!

All activities and entertainment will be held on Colley and Wigley Reserves.


Toilets will be located at the start and along the route to Glenelg.

Start - on Elder Park (North), the kiosk at the back of the Festival Theatre, Railway Station and on the corner of Victoria Drive and Jolleys lane (50m east of Jolleys Boathouse) and on the Parade Ground.

Along the route - Corner South Road and Anzac Highway (Kennards), Kurralta Central and Morphettville Junction car park.

Finish - Colley Reserve and Wigley Reserve

Top Fundraisers

Official Race Photos