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Run Warrandyte FAQs

What parking is available

To reduce impacts on the environment and local community we recommend that you carpool, walk or even ride to the event.

Should you need to drive to the event, there are 4 parking options available.
– There are two parking areas on Taroona Ave near the club rooms and kindergarten/tennis courts.
– There is a carpark on Everard Drive.

NOTE: The Taroona Avenue car parks will only ba accessible prior to 7.30am and you may not be ablt to leave until 10.00am.

After 7.30am, parking is available at Stiggants Reserve.

Please note there is NO parking at Goldfields Plaza or the local church on Taroona Ave as this is reserved for patrons of these centres only. Parking at either of these locations is done so at your own risk.

Warrandyte is a safe community, however like any public parking place, it is recommended that valuables not be left in any vehicles.

Is there Public Transport?

No. The event is being held on Sunday and buses will not arrive in time for the start of the event.

Are there toilets available?

Yes. There are toilets in the club rooms, next to the skate park and also at the Stiggants reserve carpark.

Are there drink stations?

Yes. There will be four drink stations on the course.  The Taroona Ave Drinks Station near the Sports Club, the Mid-way Drink Station at the junction of Everard Drive and Pound Rd, the Parks Victoria Drink Station at the end of the Oval.

How do I enter as a team?

You can either create new team and invite other members or you can join an existing team.

Creating a New Team

When you register online for your event you are given the option to create a new team – you will be asked to enter a name for the team and you are then given links to share your team either via facebook, twitter or email.

Joining an Existing Team

When you register online for your event you are given the option to join an existing team – you will be asked to enter a name for the team and you are then given links to share your team either via facebook, twitter or email.


Can I enter on the day?

Yes. To avoid any delays on the day of the event, it is recommended that you utilise the online entry facility to register for the event or download the entry form from the website. As entry kits will need to be picked up prior to the event, the registration desk will be busy on the morning and the event will commence at 8:00am sharp. There are also additional fees for on the day registration. Please refer to the entry fees section for more information.

Is there a cut-off time?

Yes. Road closures will be in place from 7:30am and will be removed at 9:30am, so you need to be off the course by 9:30am. There is a cut-off of 8:40am and 9:00am (15k) to commence any last lap and a cut-off of 8:50am and 9:10am (15k) to enter the Tank Track. This is why we cannot offer a 10k or 15k walking option.

Can I walk the 10k or 15k course?

No. This is due to the cut-off times for the event.

Can I take a pram on the course?

It is recommended that prams start at the back of the field and remain to the side of the course to allow others past. The 2.2k course is better suited to prams as the Pound Bend Tank Track is narrow and rough.

Can I wear earphones?

No. Earphones are prohibited from this event for the safety of participants and all who are involved in Run Warrandyte.

Where can I warm up?

The Oval will be available for warm up activities and will provide plenty of space. As the river walk is popular for walkers and is a designated off-leash area for dogs, it is requested that this track is not used for warming up for the safety and enjoyment of all concerned. If you are approaching from this direction please walk along the river to ensure the safety of all visitors.

What else is available in Warrandyte when the event is over?

If you still feel energetic you can head back down Taroona Ave and through the carpark to the walking track along the river. This will take you to the many shops and cafes in Warrandyte. Another option is to visit some of the walking tracks at Pound Rd (off Pound Bend Rd) to see if you can spot any wildlife.

There is an IGA, Cafes, Newsagent and bakery just across the road at the Goldfields Plaza. I urge participants not to park in the Goldfields Plaza carpark for the event as this is for patrons of the Plaza only.

Consider pre-booking lunch at The Grand Hotel – 9844 3202 for a Grand lunch after the running of the Grand Hotel Warrandyte Gift.

What happens in the event of extreme weather?

The run will continue unless there is severe weather conditions (E.G. Extreme or Code Red fire danger days), fire, flooding or hail in which case the event will be cancelled. In the event of any other adverse conditions including lightning or high winds we will liaise directly with the relevant authorities and be guided by their advice. You should monitor the website if extreme weather conditions are predicted.

If the weather is hot you will need to ensure you take on plenty of fluids at the drink stations, wear appropriate attire (eg hat, sunscreen) and report immediately to any of the first aid officers should you feel unwell.

As there is a Ranger Station at the end of Pound Bend Rd, in the event of an emergency you will need to move immediately off the course or as directed by officials to allow vehicle access. The Ovals event may be cancelled if the ground becomes extremely water-logged.

What happens if I am unable to attend?

All entries into the Run Warrandyte Fun Run are non-refundable. In the event that a participant has an illness or injury and can provide a valid medical certificate which deems the individual unfit to participate in the event then this will be reviewed. Email: runwarrandyte@gmail.com. If a refund is provided there will be an administration fee of $5.00 for any cancellation received after payment has been made. Cancellations must be received by 4:00pm on Thursday prior to the event. There will be no refunds after 4:00pm on the Thursday prior to the event. All entries are not transferable.

Can I switch between distances?

Yes. If you would like to switch between distances you will need to notify us prior to 12:00pm on Thursday prior to the event. Requests to switch distances after this time will not be allowed.

Is there a bag drop?

Yes. A bag drop will be available near the registration table.

How does the Grand Hotel Warrandyte Gift work?

The Gift is a fun event for anyone who is fit enough to sprint 100 metres.  Gift entrants will be called up to run their heats from 9.00am onwards.  All entrants to the gift need to stay close to the Clubhouse. When called up you will have only 3 minutes to present for your heats. Early heats will be categorised by age (U9 – U90) and from that heat an initial handicap will be awarded. Before each heat you will be told how many people in that heat will qualify for a subsequent heat. As the heats progress and your handicap develops you will end up running against all ages.  Prizes are awarded at various times but the purses of $400, $200 and $100 will be awarded to the first, second and third places in the final.

When are the Awards and Prizes given out and Where?

The Grand Hotel Warrandyte Gift Awards ceremony starts at 10.30am and other awards are progressive throughout the carnival – see the timetable in the Clubhouse for more information on the day. Awards will be held on the Oval but can be viewed from the Clubhouse balcony.

Can I stay in Warrandyte and make a weekend of it?

There are many Bed and Breakfast accommodation houses in Warrandyte. But we would highly recommend you stay at the Crystal Brook Tourist Park, one of our most loyal sponsors. Click here to find out more:  http://www.cbtp.com.au/

A special thankyou to all our volunteers. Their generosity of time has allowed us to conduct this event. Please provide a warm thank you as you pass.

If you have any further questions please emaill David Dyason at runwarrandyte@gmail.com.