1. When do registrations close?
      Registrations close on Thursday 15th November.
    1. Can I enter on the day?
      There will be no entries on the day.
    1. Is the course wheelchair friendly?
      Yes, wheelchairs may participate in any of the events. Prams are restricted to the 5km Family Walk only.
    1. What is a family ticket?
      A family ticket consists of 2 adults and 2 children. You may only purchase a family ticket for the 5km Family Walk, any extra tickets need to be purchased individually.
    1. Can I get a refund if I don’t participate?
      There are no refunds for this event. This includes non-participation in case of injury or sickness.
    1. Do I need to wear my race bib during the event?
      You must wear your race bib at all times during the event. It must be pinned to the front of the runner/walker and be clear and visible.
    1. Can I change events from the one I first entered?
      You may upgrade or downgrade at a cost of $15 administration fee. This needs to be done at bib collection at The Running Company.
    1. Are there wave starts or pacers?
      There will not be any wave starts. The 10km and 5km run will operate on a self seeding system. Please place yourself at the start line accordingly and be aware of others. For example, if you plan to run over 60mins (for 10km event) or over 30mins (for the 5km event), place yourself approximately mid way.
    1. Can I enter or join a team?
      You can enter a team or join a team in the registration process.
    1. How do I register my school/business for the event?
      Please register your school or business via as a Team via RegisterNow.
    1. Is there a cut off time?
      All participants must be finished by 10:45am. If you are still on course after this time, you will be asked to move to the footpath to complete the event.
    1. Can I run with my dog?
      There are no dogs (or any other pets) allowed at this event, including the 5km Family Walk.
    1. Can I run with a pram?
      Unfortunately Prams are not allowed for the running events, however prams are welcome in the 5km Family Walk.
    1. Can I run with headphones?
      It is advised that you do not run with your earphones or music. Runners and participants need to be able to hear instructions from marshals and volunteers.
    1. Can my friend support me on a bike?
      There are no bikes allowed on course. Scooters, roller skates or skateboards are also not allowed on the course.
    1. Will there be drink stations?
      There will be two drink stations on course at 3kms and 7kms. These stations will have water only. There are also a number of existing drink taps around Lake Wendouree for participants to use.
    1. Will there be a warmup?
      There will be a warm up lead by Fernwood Ballarat for the 5km run, 5km Family Walk and Kids Dash.
    1. How do I collect my race bib and merchandise?
      Collection of race bibs and merchandise will be available from The Running Company between Thursday 15th Nov  from 3pm – 5:30pm and Friday 16th November from 10am – 5:30pm. Alternatively, you may pick up your bib on Saturday 17th from 12pm to 4pm or Sunday 18th November from 6:30am to 8:30am from the Ballarat Foundation tent at the race village at Victoria Park.
    1. Why don’t I receive a t-shirt?
      Your registration for Run For A Cause does not include a free t-shirt. The first 2,500 participants to enter the running events will receive a free pair of Steigen socks. T-shirts are available to purchase via the website.
    1. Can someone collect my bib on my behalf?
      You may allocate someone to pick up your bib, provided they have a copy of your confirmation email.
    1. Will I receive a medal?
      All participants in all events will receive a medal.
    1. Are there prizes for winners?
      Prizes will be awarded to male and female first, second and third place getters in the 5km and 10km events as well as the Kids Dash.
    1. Where can I leave my bag?
      A bag drop will be located at the Ballarat Foundation tent. Please do not leave valuables in your bag as volunteers cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen items.
    1. Will there be food/beverages and entertainment at the event village?
      Yes! There will be food and coffee vans at the event village. Participants are free to chill out and refuel after the run. There will also be some fun entertainment and music on the main stage, as well as displays and games for kids to interact in.
    1. Are spectators welcome?
      Spectators are more than welcome to attend and cheer their loved ones on.
    1. When will I receive my result?
      Results will be available via a link on our website to Tomato Timing within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event.
  1. How much of my registration goes to charity and which charities?
    100% of your entry fee goes to Charity. Half of your fee will go to the Ballarat Foundation to cover event costs, whilst the other 50% will go directly to the Cause of food security, split evely between the Feed Ballarat Appeal and a charity partner of your choice. Our charity partners include – The Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, The Salvation Army Ballarat, Food Is Free Laneway, Uniting Ballarat, Anglicare Ballarat and Ballarat Community Health.