get answers to some of your most common questions about the launceston running festival
Are there photos/video from the event?
Marathon Photos are the official participant photographers of the event and will be positioned out on the course and at the finish line. You can search, view and purchase on their web site. See https://www.marathon-photos.com/ for more information. Any enquiries regarding these images should be directed to Marathon Photos.
Why are results based on Gun Time and not Net Time?
The official results are based on Gun Time as per the IAAF rule 165 part 24; as this event is run under these rules and times can be used for selection into international and Olympic events we must abide by these rules.
However, we always provide net time for participants to know the true (net) time it took for them to run from the start line to the finish line.
Where can I find the race results?
We will update the event website as soon as results are available on race day. You will find your results by clicking the Results tab/button on the menu.
Is there somewhere I can leave my things whilst I run?
Given the 2020 edition is being held in Summer and under our COVID-19 Safety Plan, we recommend not having belongings on site that you won't be running with.
Where can I park?
The vacant block on Lindsay Street, opposite the Silo Hotel will be available for overflow parking. However restrictions will be in place in terms of coming and going. So if you want to make a quick getaway, we recommend parking in the city and walking across through Seaport. It's a lovely short warm up. Please do not park in the Bunnings/JB HiFi/Officeworks carpark, unless you are also purchasing from them on the day.
Where are the start and finish areas?
A new start line will take us back to the original Launceston 10 course on Lindsay Street. Finish line is by the water, just near Riverbend Park.
What time should I arrive?
Given the COVID-19 environment in 2020, we encourage everyone to just turn up before your event starts, no more than 20minutes. Then leave as soon as you are finished. This is to ensure we remain within our crowd limits at all time. For the first time ever, spectators will not be welcome at the finish line. We suggest spectators view the event on the route and practise physical distancing.
What happens if I have lost my race bib?
If you have lost or damaged your race bib or timing tag, you can get a replacement from the event Registration Centre.
What if I can’t collect my race bib?
If you are unable to pick up your race bib, you can nominate someone to collect it on your behalf. They will just require a copy of your e-ticket to collect your race bib.
What is an e-ticket and why do I need it?
Your e-ticket makes it super-fast and efficient to collect your race pack. The e-ticket is a PDF document that contains your individual race number and we will ask you for it when you come to collect your race bib. You can print your e-ticket to bring along with you or have it available on your smartphone or tablet to show our registration staff.
Can I transfer my entry to another person or obtain a refund?
Entry fees are non-refundable for non-starters and non-finishers, and are non-transferable as per the T&C’s of the event Participant Agreement. Entry fees are refundable before November 13, although event organisers will retain 25% of the entry fee to cover administration costs.
Can I change events?
We understand that sometimes injury, illness or circumstances out of your control may interrupt your training or availability to run in your chosen event on the day. For this reason, you can change between events by completing a Change Form. Completed change forms can be sent to the Event Office via email.
You can downgrade with no extra cost, and the race fee difference is refundable. To upgrade, you need to pay the difference in the race fee.
All change requests after these dates MUST be done at the Registration Tent located at Riverbend Park.
Can I have my race bib posted?
No race bibs will be posted. They must be collected.
Race bibs can be collected prior to the race, and on race day from the registration centre. More information coming soon.
Registering a team?
Teams are a great way to encourage community atmosphere. We encourage you to start a team and recruit in either the social, family or corporate categories. Simply do that when you register online.
Can I register a team?
Yes – Team Captains need to create a team by choosing the “Create a Team” in the pop-up box during registration.
How do I apply for an elite start?
We support elite athletes and have a comprehensive elite athlete program. Please contact the Race Director Richard Welsh on email@example.com if you wish to be considered for elite treatment. These are on a case by case basis.
Can I run with an iPhone or other music device?
No iPods and other music devices are permitted. This is a requirement if the insurance policy that covers all participants in the event. It has been found that participants using such devices are unable to hear instructions from Police and course marshals. Participants have also been unable to hear emergency vehicles that have been required on some courses.
Will medical support be available along the course?
Medical teams will be located along the course at various locations. If you are feeling unwell, please report to the nearest official or medical personnel as soon as possible. If you see any fellow participant/s in distress, please report the incident to the nearest course official Medical team member. If it is an emergency, please dial ‘000’ and report the exact location of the incident.
Are there any drink stations on the course?
There will be 3 drink stations on course, depending which event you are in. Some will be available to you in both directions. More details to come in our Event Booklet out closer to the event.
Can I volunteer to help?
We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help us out. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest. Tell us if you've had any event experience and if there is a specific area you're interested in.
Who can enter the event?
Anyone can enter the event! Whether you are an elite athlete, club runner, gym member, or simply someone who enjoys a social walk or jog. With the choice between a 1mile for the kids or a 5km, 10km or the new 1/2 marathon are for all.
What time does each race start?
This timetable for 2020 is draft and subject to change;
Half Marathon start time: 6:40am
10k start time: 9:00am (wave 1) 9:05am (wave 2)
5k start time: 6.30am.
1mile start time: 9.10am
*Start times are subject to change
Is the course accurate?
Yes. Subject to getting approval from AIMS/World Athletics, we will have an accurately measured course.
When is the Tasmanian Running Festival?
The Tasmanian Running Festival will next be staged on 13th December 2020.
From 2021 onwards it will be the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, confirming the dates to be;
2020 – December 13
2021 – June 13
2022 – June 12
2023 – June 11
ready to get running?
Please note - the timetable is draft and may change subject to tasmanian government covid-19 gathering restrictions