Runfest Port Macquarie

Event Start Times

EventDayStart TimeTrophy
The Team Holborow 3km Kids Fun Run
(*A parent or guardian is allowed to run with the children in
these events. Notice of this will be required at bib check in.)
Saturday10-12 years Midday
7-9 years 12:15pm
4-6 years 12:30pm
IMF #RunSweatInspire 3kmSaturday1pm
Growers Market Port Macquarie Treble Breakwall BusterSunday7:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
The Rydges Half MarathonSunday7:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
The Athletes Foot 10km Fun RunSunday9:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
Chop 'n Chill Family 5km Fun RunSunday10:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F

*All race start times subject to change.
*We will employ wave starts for all events to distance running and provide all runners the best possible race day experience. Keep abreast of important updates by following our Facebook page.

Event Pricing

EventSuper Early BirdEarly BirdGeneral Entry
Until 30th April 2023Until 31st October 2023Until 28th February 2024
Growers Market Port Macquarie Treble Team Relay$130

(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt)
$145
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt)
$160
Growers Market Port Macquarie Treble Breakwall Buster$105
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt + FREE Treble Finishers Shirt)

Buster Finishers Singlet $20 (pre-order via merchandise form or when processing your entry)
$110
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt + FREE Treble Finishers Shirt)
Buster Finishers Singlet $20 (pre-order via merchandise form or when processing your entry)
$120
The Rydges Half Marathon$60
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt)
$65
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt)
$70
The Athletes Foot 10km$40
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt)
$45
(includes PMRF2024 FREE shirt)
$50
Chop 'n Chill Family 5km Fun Run$30
(includes Chop n Chill FREE race shirt)
$35
(includes Chop n Chill FREE race shirt)
$40
IMF #RunSweatInspire 3km$15$20
$25
Team Holborow 3km Kids Fun Run$20
(includes Team Holborow FREE shirt)
$25
(includes Team Holborow FREE shirt)
$25
  • Entries open Friday 1st April 2023
  • Super Early Bird Entry until Wednesday 3oth April 2023
  • Early Bird Entry until Monday 31st October 2023
  • Online Entry closes Wednesday 28th February 2024
  • Event check in open from Friday 1st March 2024
  • Race Weekend 2nd & 3rd March 2024
  • Free PMRF Shirt for entry in Treble, Half Marathon and 10km until end of November 2023
  • Free Treble Finishers shirt with entry in the Treble Breakwall Buster until end November 2023
  • Free #IRunToChopnChill shirt with entry in the 5km event until end November 2023
  • FREE Run Fest Shirt XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • FREE Kids Run Fest Shirt for the 1st 100 kids registered in the Team Holborow Kids Fun Run or end of November 2023. Sizes – Kids Small, Kids Medium, Kids Large, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Note – Strictly no race kit pick up available on Sunday 3rd March 2024. It’s Race Day!
  • Merch items all $20 via online purchase
  • Run Fest Shirt XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Run Fest Singlet XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Treble Breakwall Buster Finishers Shirt XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
  • Treble Breakwall Buster Finishers Singlet  XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

 

Race Shirts/Singlets

  • Due to COVID and ensuring the safety of participants, event crew and volunteers, you will not be able to change shirt sizing if incorrect. Please check the sizing chart when completing your entry/merchandise order.
  • FREE Run Fest Port Macquarie race shirt available to all Treble Breakwall Buster, Half Marathon and 10k participants entering prior to 30th November 2023. Free #IRunToChopnChill shirt with entry for 5k participants registered prior to 30th November 2023.
    Please note this is a FREE shirt only, not a singlet. Singlets are available for purchase and cannot be exchanged in place of the free shirt.
  • FREE Team Holborow Kids Fun Run Shirt available to the first 100 registered kids.
  • Changes to shirt / singlet sizes will not be allowed if transferring your race entry to another person.
  • A small quantity of PMRF race shirts and singlets will be available online to purchase. Place your order before 30th November 2023 to avoid any disappointment. Shirts and singlets may not be available to purchase on race weekend.
  • Treble Participants – Free Treble Finishers shirt with entry in the Treble Breakwall Buster until end November 2023. Treble Breakwall Buster finishers singlet can be purchased when completing your race entry. Order online before the end of November to avoid any disappointment.
  • All event merchandise must be collected when picking up race kits at the event registration/check-in on Friday 1st March or Saturday 2nd March 2024. Collection will not be available on race day.
  • In the event of a cancellation of the event, or participants not able to attend the event, merchandise will not be posted to participants.
  • Cut off for ordering PMRF 2024 event shirts and singlets is 30th November 2023.

Online Entries

  • Refer to individual race info for entry pricing schedule.
  • An online payment processing fee applies to all entry and merchandise orders. Online entries will close at midnight, Wednesday 28th February 2024. This is subject to change and may close early due sell out / maximum event participants reached.
  • Your age category is based on age on race day.
  • Race entries may be closed for an event if field capacity is reached.
  • When completing your entry make sure you enter your nickname to have it printed on the race bib. Cut off for nickname printing is 31st January 2024.

Late Entries

  • Late entries will be available race weekend subject to availability
  • We have limited field sizes in all events. Register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Online entry will be closed if participant capacity is reached.

Team Entry

  • Thanks to event sponsor The Settlers Hotel. The largest team at PMRF 2024 will receive $500 credit to put towards a team function at the establishment.
  • Entries in the Treble Breakwall Buster will count as 3 points and 1 point for all other events.
  • Winner will be based on the highest number of accrued entry points and entered prior to Wednesday 28th February 2024.
  • Make sure you enter a team name or choose a team when processing your race entry to support your team.
  • Team tents will not be allowed in the Town Green precinct or along the course at PMRF2024. Tents are not to be erected at the event to reduce congregations/gatherings. This is part of the COVID safety plan.
  • Team Award winner will be announced after the last Treble Breakwall Buster runner finishes. Trophy can be then collected from the event emcee.

Registration

Registration/Check-In

  • Complete online entry form here – https://www.onlineentry.com.au
  • Collect your race pack from check-in which contains your timing chip, bib number and merchandise that you may have ordered.
  • Pick up times at Country Women’s Association (CWA) Room – Town Green.
    • Friday 1st March 2024 from 3pm – 6pm
    • Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 8am – Midday and 1pm – 5pm
  • Note – Strictly no race kit pick up available on Sunday 3rd March 2024. It’s Race Day!
  • Please adhere to social distancing rules at all times when collecting your race kit and follow the instructions of our event crew and volunteers at all times.
  • Pick up your race kit early and listen to the instructions from our volunteer crew.
  • An email will be sent to all registered participants 1 week prior to the event with event updates and any specific information relating to race kit pick up.

 

Refunds

Refunds

    • A 50% refund will be issued up to 30th November 2023.
    • No refunds will be issued from 1st December 2023 for any reason, including COVID related issues, illness or injuries.
    • No refund or transfers to another event will be issued if a participant cannot make the event due to state border closures.
    • Entries cannot be transferred to other future events.
    • In the event that Run Fest Port Macquarie is postponed or cancelled your entry will be transferred to the next advertised Run Fest Port Macquarie event. No refund will be given for entry or merchandise. A new event date may be set with notice to participants.
    • Shirt refunds or changes to shirt sizes will not be allowed if transferring entry to another person.
    • There are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers. This includes participants who have an illness or injury.

    Transferring your entry to another runner

    • In the event that you can no longer participate, you may choose to sell and transfer your entry to another runner of your choice up until 18th February 2024. 
    • Entry transfers will not be accepted after 18th February  2024
    • If transferring your entry to another runner you will be required to complete the transfer form. Transfer to another runner Form

    Upgrading or Downgrading entry

    • If you are choosing to upgrade or downgrade your entry in the event of which you are registered, you will be required to complete the applicable transfer form. Downgrade your EntryUpgrade your Entry
    • If upgrading you will be required to pay the difference in entry fee before the transfer is processed.
    • Entry upgrade and downgrade will not be accepted after 18th February 2024.
    • Upgrade and Downgrade is subject to availability and available until 18th February 2024.

 

Race Precinct

We are asking that participants minimise their time at the venue and “arrive, #RunHappy” and then explore Greater Port Macquarie.

Spectators are not to come into the race precinct. Spectators can view all the action from the footpath along the course on the eastern side of Town Green, Marina Car Park or West Port Park.

 

Bag Drop

Bag Drop

There will be a contactless secure bag storage area made available to competitors in the Town Green Precinct. Participants will receive a numbered bag tag coinciding with your race number which must be fixed to your bag before dropping it off.

We also advise that though we provide this service for your convenience, you leave your belongings at your own risk. The Event takes no responsibility for any lost or stolen items.

Rolling Starts

Rolling Starts

This year at Run Fest – Port Macquarie we will be employing rolling starts to manage crowds and distancing on the course. From the time the first runners commence each event you’ll have at least 15 mins to cross the start line. Prior to your race you’ll assemble in the Town Square precinct. Treble Runners will assemble prior to the Half Marathon and ensuing events in the Treble Interchange area. Prior to the start of each event our start line manager will call out projected start times. When you hear your corresponding goal time get your GPS locked in and proceed to enter the starting area, walking up to the start line being mindful of the distancing measures in place then commence your race. All events are NET timed and your time will not commence until you cross the start line. Listen to the instructions of our event crew at all times.

Please ensure that you commence in the applicable starting wave as this will give you the best race experience on the day. Projected times that you should be entering the starting area are based on the following target times.

Note – The Rydges Half Marathon starts from the Skate Park Car Park, Town Beach. 1.1km from Town Green. All other events start from the Town Green Precinct.

Port Macquarie Running Festival

SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 2024 3km Kids Fun Run from Midday Kid’s events are separated by individual age group waves 11.55am for Midday start. Assemble near the start area 5 mins prior to your corresponding start time. Listen to the instructions of our start line manager and event crew and calmly walk up to the start line. Await further instructions before commencing your race.

SUNDAY 3rd MARCH 2024 Once you have started your race please keep to the left at all times to allow for faster runners to pass. Let’s be courteous to all on the course, thank our course volunteers on the route and #RunHappy.

Treble Breakwall Buster Interchange

Treble Breakwall Buster Interchange

There will be an interchange / transition zone within the event precinct for Treble Breakwall Buster participants. Runners can attach a bag to the fencing in the interchange areas to access between events. A water station will also be available for runners to utilise between events. Participants not entered in the Treble Breakwall Buster and spectators will not be able to enter this area.

We also advise that though we provide this service for your convenience, you leave your belongings at your own risk. The Event takes no responsibility for any lost or stolen items.

Location and further information will be provided closer to the event.

Treble Breakwall Buster Cut-Off Times

Treble Breakwall Buster Cut-Off Times

Treble Breakwall Buster Cut off Times as follows:

  • Half Marathon – 9.30am
  • 10km – 10.45am
  • 5km – 11.30am

Note: these cut off times are after the commencement of the ensuing leg. Have a drink, re-group and refresh then get going.

For example:

  • If you finish the Half Marathon at 8:30am you will be required to wait until the 10k event starts at 9am to take on the next leg.
  • If you complete the Half Marathon at 9:15am you will go through the Treble interchange transition and can commence the 10km immediately.
  • Runners which cross the finish line after the specified cut offs noted above will not be able to progress to the next stage.

Cut off times will be revised if wave starts are adopted and/or changes to race start times.

Treble Team Relay

Treble Team Relay

As a team of 2 or 3 runners will combine to complete the 36.1km challenge. Recruit your team and select the leg each runner will complete.

Try to achieve your fastest combined time or simply #RunHappy as a team. All runners entered in treble relay teams will also be included in the individual events Half Marathon, 10k and 5k event results. Limited entry positions available for this new event.

Relay Runners will have individual race bibs and start there respective leg at the event start times Half Marathon 7am 10k 9am 5k 10am Then celebrate together!

 

Pre-Race Assembly

Pre-Race Assembly

We will open the start area 10min prior to each distance start. At this stage we are assessing whether we will have a rolling start or allocated wave starts. If we go ahead rolling starts we request that you self seed and enter the start area in line with your target time. You will have up to 10 mins to cross the start line.

Please enter your target race time for your event when completing the entry form. This will assist us if we need to adopt wave starts. For Treble Breakwall Buster runners please enter your target Half Marathon time when completing the entry form.

All participants will receive an individual start time as and when they cross the start line. There will be no congregating at the start line for any extended period and no need to rush to start.

Updates will be posted here and on our event Facebook page.

Timing Chips

Timing Chips

Timing Chips are integrated into your Race Bib and will be activated when you cross the start line. Your timing chip will start when you cross the start line of your chosen event. Your time will be automatically recorded when you cross the finish line.

Please ensure that you do not bend your race bib / timing chip as it may impact its ability to scan and track your results. Do not walk over the start or finish timing mat before your event begins, or completion of your event.

Treble runners will receive a race bib and timing chip for each of the three events included in the challenge. Please ensure you wear only the associated bib for the event. Bibs must be changed and removed before starting the next event. Only one bib is to be worn at any one time. If you do not adhere to this, your time may not be recorded. All Treble runners must begin with the Half Marathon bib only.

Treble runners will receive four race bibs:

  • One bib without the timing chip will be for your interchange bag (do not wear this bib – there is no timing chip on this bib)
  • Half Marathon bib to wear first
  • 10km bib to wear second
  • 5km bib to wear as the third and final bib

Medals and Trophies

Medals and Trophies

All participants will receive a finishers medal at the completion of their designated event. Your medal can be collected as you exit the finishing chute. Treble Breakwall Buster finishers will receive a medal for each event + a unique Treble Breakwall Buster 2022 medal. Treble Breakwall Buster finishers will receive all 4 medals at the completion of the challenge. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female based on net times in the following events:

  • Treble Breakwall Buster
  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 5km

Trophies from the above events can be collected from the event finish line after the following times:

  • Half Marathon 9.30am
  • 10km 10.30am
  • 5km and Treble Breakwall Buster 11.30am
  • Team Award will be announced after the last Treble Breakwall Buster runner finishes. .

There will be no trophies for age category winners. However, all competitors in the Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km and Kids 3k Fun Run will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website. There will not be any presentations at the end of this year’s event.

Results will be available online following the event.

Runners Etiquette

Runners Etiquette

We intend to stage an awesome, fun event in a safe and friendly environment for all competitors to enjoy. We ask that you be mindful of our race etiquette and adhere to social distancing rules. If we adopt starting waves for the event, please ensure that you start in the correct group. More information will be shared prior to the event date.

Keep to the left of the course to allow faster competitors to pass on your right side. Keep 1.5m apart where possible on the course. Be courteous to fellow competitors, public and volunteers.

Please follow the instructions of the event crew at all times.

Prams and Pets

Prams and Pets

Prams are allowed however we do ask that you start at the back of the field. Please also leave your furry friends at home – no pets of any kind are to be in the event or race precinct.

Vacate the finishing area immediately after your event. Runners are not to remain in the finishing chute and are asked to continue to move promptly through to the recovery area, away from the finish line. St. John Ambulance will be on hand, should require assistance.

Pre-arrange a meeting point after the event with family and friends away from the finishing area.

Treble runners will be directed to the Treble interchange area between events with their own designated recovery area.

Results

Results

All competitors in the Half Marathon, 10km Run and 5km Fun Run will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website. Results will be available online following the event.

Event Photography

Event Photography

All photos will be made available FREE after the event on our event Facebook page.

Event Video

Event Video

Overall Photography Mid-North Coast is the official event video partner for Run Fest Port Macquarie. The Overall team will be on course, in the sky, at the finish line and in the crowd taking for the duration of the event. The video will be made available FREE after the event on our event Facebook page.

Drink Stations

Drink Stations

Drink Stations will be contact-less – self serve from the table. To assist us with hygiene we also ask that you empty your cup and place in one of the rubbish bins after the station, we want as few cups to collect from the course as possible. There will be two aid stations on the course which participants will have access to every approximately every 2km.

Water and Endura electrolyte provided at each aid station.

More information will be provided closer to the event.

First Aid

First Aid

Medical personnel will be available at the first aid tent in the race precinct and at various locations on the course.

Tune in to https://www.facebook.com/PortMacquarieRunningFest/ for race updates.

Toilets

Toilets

Toilets will be available in the event precinct and on course at West Port Park and Town Beach areas.

iPods/Headphones

iPods/Headphones

For safety reasons we discourage the use of headphones, however if you must run with them, please use on one ear only or at a very low volume so you can hear vehicles, course marshall instructions and fellow competitors approaching from behind.

Our event team is working hard to put on a safe and exciting event. Should you have any questions please send us a message via our Facebook page or to info@RunFest.com.au.

Let’s #RunHappy in 2024