The start* & finish line is located at the Camp Reserve, Forest Street, Castlemaine.

* the half marathon start is from Maldon — participants will leave from Castlemaine station after a briefing at the Camp Reserve.


When do I get my bib?

Bibs for all races are collected on the day at the pre registration marquee.

Can I register on the day?

Yes! There are a limited number of registrations we can process on the day between 1:00 & 3:30 pm. No registrations will be accepted after 1:30 pm for the half marathon and we strongly recommend that you register online beforehand for this event as tickets are limited.

When does the earlybird registration period end?

Early bird tickets for all events are available until 6th September 2019

Who can use the concession code during online registration?

The concession price is for full time students, healthcare card and pension card holders only. You will be asked for your concession card number for your discount to be applied.

Is there a family discount?

No. We offer an under 15s ticket for the 5 km race only. However any child under 10 years of age or younger on race day may run for free, but will not be timed. If you wish for your child to be timed then they must pay the standard entry fee.

If I have registered for the 5 or 10 or 21 km event and want to participate in Run Bird Run, do I have to register for that event as well?

No. This year entry into the 5 or 10 or 21 km distance automatically entitles you entry into Run Bird Run. We ask you keep your bib on so we can identify you easily.

Do you have storage facilities?

Currently there are no storage facilities on site (but this may change). Please do not bring valuables to the event. You will need to make arrangements to store your own personal items. However for those running the 21 km event there will be a free bag transfer from Maldon to Castlemaine where belongings will be held in a secure location at the Camp Reserve club rooms. More details to follow.

Can I push a pram in the event?

Yes, but we ask you to be mindful and start towards the back of the group.

Where will the first aid stations be?

Mobile on the course. Ask nearest Race Marshall for assistance.

Where are the drink stations located?

Details to be announced.

What do I do if I have an emergency during the event?

We ask that all participants record their name, address, any existing medical conditions or allergies, and emergency contact details on the back of their bib so that one of our many race marshalls positioned over the course can alert the health officials and or the CFA crews we have standing by.


There are a number of toilets at the Camp Reserve, these will be clearly signposted. There are toilets at Castlemaine & Maldon stations (for the half marathon runners). There is also a toilet and drinks stop at Muckleford Station approximately 1/2 way distance on the half marathon course.

Where can I park my car?

There is limited parking in the Camp Reserve. Parking along Forest Street & Gingel Street will be limited too however there is ample parking  & at Castlemaine station with carparks on Kennedy Street & Gingel Street (opposite the Railway Hotel).

Will there be water available?

Yes. The Coliban water station / trailer will be set up near the clubrooms. There will also be water stations that set up around the courses (full details to follow). We also encourage you to bring your own water bottle!

How do I register a team for the Relay Event?

The event this year is for our sponsors & supporters only, however, we urge you to stay and watch the fun. If it’s a hit we’ll look at opening this race to a wider audience next year!