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Am I allowed to walk or run with my dog?

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, no dogs will be allowed on the course. We ask that if you bring your dog to the race precinct area, please keep it on a leash at all times.

When do entries close to the Born To Run Festival?

Entries close at 6pm on Friday 29th September 2023.

No Entries are available on the day.

When do I collect my bib?

Bib Collection will be available from 730am on Race Day.

Where do I park?

There is plenty of parking available inside the Foundations site, on the street, as well across the road at Saville Park.

Can I register on the day?

No sorry. Registrations are NOT available on race day. You can enter online up until 6pm Friday 29th September 2023.

Where do the races start?

Each race will start inside The Foundations just past the historic Powerhouse.

Where do the races finish?

Each of the races will finish near the historic Powerhouse and right next to The Foundations Markets that will be operating later on in the day.


I am not entered in any of the races, am I allowed on the course to spectate?

There will be limited viewing opportunities on some small sections of the course.

Details of these locations will be released closer to race day.

My child is running in the 2km Kids Race, am I allowed to run with them?

Yes parents are allowed to run with their child. We ask you to please register that you are doing this at the registration desk on the day. You will be issued a bib at no cost. The bib will grant you access to the course when you run with your child. Without a bib, you will not be let through the gate due to safety issues.


Are there trophies for each of the races?

We have trophies for 1st and 2nd Males and Females in each of the 5km, 10km and Half Marathon races. The 2k Kids Race have trophies for 1st Male and 1st Female across 5 different age categories. Every finisher in every race receives a medal.

Can I ride my bike, skooter or skateboard?

Bikes, Skooters and Skateboards are not allowed on any of the race course and are not allowed in any of the races.

Are prams allowed in any of the races?

We ask you to be aware that the courses for the 5km and 10km races are trails consisting of both vehicle access roads and single track and are not suitable for prams. Trams are welcome to be pushed in the 2km Kids Race.

Are there Drink Stations available?

Drink Stations, stocking water and Gatorade, will be situated on the course in both the 5km, 10km and Half Marathon races. There will be water, Gatorade and fresh fruit available in the recovery zone at the finish line.

Is there  food and drinks available?

The Foundations Markets are happening right next to the finish line of the Born to Run Festival. Usually there is a variety of food stalls amongst the markets.

The Race Precinct is also within 200m of the Portland Main Street where there are a mixture of eating options on offer.

What about coffee?

Coffee is available from a few of the local businesses in the main street, 200m from the race precinct.



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