All runs will be held on the Coffs Creek Walkway which follows the bank of Coffs Creek.
By signing the waiver, runners declare they are aware of the conditions and participate at their own risk and responsibility.
Thank you very much for your support by participating in the event. We hope you enjoy your experience.
Please find a list of frequently asked questions. If the answers are insufficient for your enquiry please Contact Us.
Entry and Race Pack Collection
Online entries open Mid May 2021 via the home page.
Can I enter now and pay later?
No. Payment is compulsory at time of entry. Entries without payment will not be accepted.
What is the Entry Fee?
- Half Marathon: $55
- 10km Fun Run: $35
- 5km Fun Run/Walk: $25
- 3km Family Fun Run/Walk: $15
- Family of Four: $48
- Mercedes- Benz Coffs Coast Nyami and Jaanybarr (first female and male of the Creek): $70
What are the entry procedures?
Online entries will open in June 2021, via the home page
When do entries close?
Online Entries close Friday, September 10th at 5:00pm.
Are there minimum age requirements for each event?
Yes, the minimum age for the Half Marathon is 16 years.
Minimum age for the 10km is 12 years.
There are no minimum age requirements for the 3km and 5km events.
Age is taken as of Sunday 12th September 2021.
Are there any refunds?
There are NO refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.
When you enter online, you are accepting the terms and conditions of entry ‘Once my Entry
Application has been accepted, I am not entitled to a refund or credit of any nature, including
cancellation of the Event, or races within the Event due to bad weather, personal
circumstances, bereavement, hardship or any other reason whatsoever’.
Can I change races?
Entries can be transferred between events as available up until Saturday 11th Sept and not
on Race Day, either in writing or in person at the Showground. A fee difference must be
paid if changing to a higher fee event. There will not be any refunds for changing to a lower
Can I transfer my entry fees?
What is the race kit?
The race kit contains your race number and promotional items. Your race number MUST be
worn on the front of your torso for the duration of the race. NO PINS WILL BE SUPPLIED. Please BYO Pins or Race Belt.
What do I need to bring to collect my race kit?
Yourself & some ID
Can someone else collect my race kit on my behalf?
Where do I collect my race kit?
Race kit collection will take place at the Coffs Harbour Showground on:
- Saturday 11th September from 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Sunday 12th September from 5.45am
Race pack collection will close 30 minutes prior to your selected race start.
Where can I collect my shirt or singlet I purchased online at entry?
There will be a merchandise stand at the Showgrounds on the Saturday during registration
times and on the Sunday. You can pick your merchandise up from the stand.
T-Shirts will be available for sale on Saturday and Sunday while stocks last, recommended to order shirts online when registering.
When should I get to the race pack collection point on Sunday?
At least one hour before your race starts. Registrations close 30 minutes before your race
Race packs may be collected on race day or on Saturday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Coffs Harbour Showground.
Officers will monitor all parking at the Showground. Please park as instructed on the day and follow signs.
What time do the races start?
7:00am: 10km Fun Run/Mercedes Benz - Nyami and Jaanybarr (first female and male of the Creek)
8:10am: Half Marathon
10:15am: 5km Fun Run / Walk
11:00am: 3km Fun Run / Walk
The race starts and finishes at Coffs Harbour Showground.
Why are the Start Times so spread out?
We are conducting all the events on the Coffs Creek Walkway so therefore have to spread the starting times out so all participants can enjoy the experience. The reason for the extensive difference between the starting times of the 5km and 3km events is to enable the participants who do the 5km event time to finish and do the 3km event with their kids.
Can I walk in the Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run?
You can walk in these events, however you should position yourself within the start field
relative to your ability and goal so faster participants are not impeded and should be
courteous to your fellow participants at all times. Stay on the left hand side of the course.
Can I participate with an ipod/mp3 player?
Use of an ipod/mp3 player is discouraged as it compromises your safety and the safety of
Can I ride my bike, or have someone ride alongside me while I run?
NO! Roller blading, skating, cycling, skipping and Nordic pole walking are not permitted in
Can I run with my dog?
No animals of any kind are allowed in any events due to the width of the course and race
Can strollers and wheelchairs be used?
Wheelchairs are permitted. Please contact the event organisers prior to race day.
Strollers are acceptable in the 3km Run/walk only and must start at the back of the
However, it is important for parents to be aware that they are responsible for the safety
of themselves and other runners should they wish to push a pram along this course.
If parents would like their child to receive an official time and finisher’s certificate then they must enter and pay the appropriate entry fee as per the usual entry process.
Please see the Maps page for maps of each run distance and photos of the Coffs Creek
Walkway. There will be a full size map of each run at the race pack collection area on race
day. Please be present at the race briefing for any extra information regarding the course.
A race briefing will be conducted 15 minutes prior to each race start.
In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all participants,
competitors should be mindful of race etiquette:
- The use of ipods/mp3 players is discouraged.
- Position yourself within the start field relative to your ability and your goal time so that faster participants are not impeded.
- Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right.
- Do not stop or change directions suddenly.
- Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times.
- Always follow the directions of all race officials and emergency service personnel.
- Please use the bins that are positioned after each drink stop for your water cup to help us
- keep the environment clean.
Runners must wear your number bib on the front of your shirt secured by a race belt or safety pins.
Runners are required to supply their own pins or race Belt.
Will there be water and refreshment stations?
There will be:
- 8 water stations for the Half Marathon Runners.
- 4 water stations for the 10km Run
- 3 water stations for the 5km Run.
- 1 water station for the 3km Run.
For those who require a special drink or energy drink for the Half Marathon and the Nyami (First
female of the Creek) and Jaanybarr (First Male of the Creek) there will be a table on the track at the
Showground where competitors can leave their own container.
Is there a cut off time for the Nyami (First Female of the Creek) and Jaanybarr
(Male of the Creek)?
CUT OFF TIME: 10.45am
PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE NOT completed THE HALF MARATHON portion of the event
BY 10.45am WILL BE CUT OFF.
Are there toilets on the course?
Toilets are available at the start / finish and near Dolphin Marine Magic, Saltwater Park,
Botanic Gardens and the Showground.
Will medical help be available on course?
YES. An abundance of volunteers will be stationed along the course to assist you should you get into any difficulties or require assistance in any way.
First Aid Officers from St John Ambulance will be on the course for the duration of the
NSW Ambulance Service is on call should an emergency present itself.
What happens when I finish the race?
Please ensure you stretch and are adequately hydrated.
You should make your way to the presentation area at the Showground starting at 11.45am.
You MUST be at the presentation for a chance to win the Random prizes.
Category place getters must also be present to receive their T-Shirt and/or prize.
Is there anything to do post-recovery?
Sit back, relax and cheer the other runners home. There will food and drink options available
including a BBQ provided by The Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour.
Matt and his Team from Coffs Coast Sports Physiotherapy will
be present under the shade to supply a quick rub down for any tired muscles etc.
What time is the Presentation Ceremony?
The presentation ceremony will take place at approx. 11.30am (after the 3km is finished). So
PLEASE bring your chairs, relax, lay back and enjoy the day. Event T-Shirts will be awarded
to all place getters.
We have some GREAT random draw prizes to be won at the presentations but you have to be there to win them.
RANDON DRAW PRIZES: Holiday Packages at any of the Coffs Coast Holiday Parks.
RANDON DRAW PRIZES: Brooks Running Shoes plus Brooks Product.
To go into the draw for a random prize, simply tear off the section at the bottom of your bib and place in your respective random draw box just before the presentations start.
Organisers may have to change the presentation activities at a later date due to changes in the COVID requirements so please check this site closer to the day as it may change.