FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The following age limits apply for Carman's Fun Run:
If you register for the event before11:59pm Thursday, 13 January 2022 and ONLY if you select postage are you able to receive a personalised bib.
In the registration process you will be asked to put in your preferred name.
Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee, however, for safety and insurance reasons you will be required to provide details in the registration process.
Yes, Carman's Fun Run is open to everyone, it is no longer a women's only event.
If you are one of the first 500 entrants you will receive a complimentary gift pack from Carman's. You will receive an email letting you know how to collect your gift pack at the beginning of November 2021, ready for collection in December.
See below for Carman's Tee sizes:
Last Minute/Online Entries Close: 11:59pm Thursday, 17 February 2022
Saturday, 19 February between 10am - 4pm
Sunday, 20 February from 5:45am
You don’t have to notify Sole Motive (the organiser) if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.
We do offer the following:
T&C #15. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other SM owned events (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm, Friday one month prior to the event date. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes will not be issued when downgrading distances. Credit notes will be valid for SM owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing.
Event upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until Thursday, 17 February. Use this link.
Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.
If you change your distance then you can use your existing race bib for your new distance.
Yes you can enter at the Event Village (Elsternwick Park) on the following days:
Pre-event: Saturday, 19 February between 10am - 4pm
Event day: Sunday, 20 February from 5:45am
Public and portable toilets are located at the Event Village as well as at a first aid post.Please refer to relevant distance page for on course toilet and drink station locations.
We strongly discourage the use of headphones on the course. If you do choose to use headphones while running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.
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.
Prams are permitted in all events – please start at the back of your wave for safety reasons.
All animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time. However, we welcome dogs on leads in the event village.
Racing Wheelchair:If you are in a racing wheelchair please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 10 minutes before the official Half Marathon start – at 7:00am. Please be at the start line no later than 6.45am.
Non Racing Wheelchair:Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our event. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.
There is ample parking within walking distance to the race Start and Finish areas. Car parks and streets often have parking machines in operation. Please read parking signs carefully. Public Parking is available at the following locations:
Sole Motive will provide plenty of bike parking at the event site. Please make sure to bring your own lock to ensure your bike is secure.
The nearest train station to the event site is Elsternwick Station (on the Sandringham line) and is just a short 10-minute walk to the event site. Please refer to Public Transport Victoria for further details and to plan your route. Given it is a Sunday and the event is early please be aware there is minimal services available.
Tram Route 67 operates from The City, (Melbourne) to Carnegie. Please refer to Public Transport Victoria for further details and to plan your route. Given it is a Sunday and the event is early please be aware there is minimal services available.
Please refer to Public Transport Victoria for further details and to plan your route. Given it is a Sunday and the event is early please be aware there is minimal services available.
Road closures will be announced closer to the race week.
For all events, bag drop is available at the event village at Elsternwick Park.
Please do not leave valuables in your bag. Sole Motive accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Attach the tear-off strip on the bottom of your race bib to your bag. Keep your race bib so that you can collect your bag post-event.
Please note, we have cut down on single-use plastics and will not be providing plastic bags to put belongings in at the Bag Drop Marquee. Please remember to bring your own bag to the event.
There are two options to collect your race kit:
Option 1 – Postage:
If you wish to have your race pack posted to you, you must register before 11:59pm, 3 February 2022. Please note, a delivery fee of $15 for bib and t-shirt delivery.
Option 2 – Pickup:
1. Collection will be available from the Carman's Office (11 Hume St, Huntingdale VIC 3166) on the below days:
Thursday 17 February 7:00am – 1:30pm
Friday 18 February 1:30pm – 7:00pm
Note: Anyone who picks their race packs up on these days with be provided with a complimentary Carman's product.(RETAIL PRODUCT) excludes value packs, bulk packs, discounted products and drinks. Products are subject to availability on day. There is also the opportunity to purchase other Carman's product discounted by 20%. (Your race bib needs to be shown at the time.)
2.Collection will be available from the event site (Elsternwick Park) on the following days:
Pre event: Saturday, 19 February between 10am - 4pm
Event day: Sunday, 20 February from 5:45am
As per the Victorian Government's latest announcement, Carman's Fun Run has the capacity to be held on 20 February 2022. All staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated and we will provide an update on the government guidelines for expectations for participations in the coming days.
Registered participants for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals to the event in the following year.
View all our COVID SAFE event informationhere.
Any affected participants will be offered an event credit to the value of their entry (including additional purchases).
Yes, placegetters will be awarded based on gun time rather than the adjusted time for each run (net time).
Trophies will be presented to participants post-race. Approximately 30 mins after the winner of each distance finishes.
All runners in the Half-Marathon, the 10k and 5k races will be timed. If you wish to receive a finishing time all participants must wear their RACE BIB.
Your Race Bib contains a disposable timing chip, if you don’t wear your bib, you won’t receive an official time.Please wear your race bib on the front of your top and ensure it is visible.
Unofficial results are live as you cross the finish line. Official results are available online from 5pm on event day.
Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results and have paid an additional $2 will receive two SMS messages, one as they cross the finish line and then a second text will with their official time around midday. Finishers will be able to download their certificate from the results page after the event has concluded.
Net time is the time the participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, and will be used to award aged category places.
These times are for participant information only and are not used to determine place getters. Placegetters are determined by gun time – the first three male and females across the finish line.
All participants who raise over $50 pp will receive a pair of BCNA knee high Pink Lady socks.These will be perfect for pinking up your Fun Run outfit.