Event Program

Event Program 

Detail
Race Village Opens
Starters Gun Fire - 10km
Starters Gun Fire - 5km
Race Village Closes
Time
5:30am
6:30am
7:00am
11:00am
Location
Jezzine Barracks
Jezzine Barracks
Jezzine Barracks
Jezzine Barracks

Pricing 

Event
10km Run
10km Walk
5km Run
5km Walk
Early Bird (Ends 6 March)
$50
$50
$40
$40
Regular Pricing
$65
$65
$50
$50

*A one-day licence (athlete insurance) fee is added at checkout for $2, as well as a PayPal transation fee of 4.9%. 

Race Packs

What is in the pack?

Your race pack will include your limited edition Run Army T-shirt and your race bib number which includes your event timing chip. All race packs will be ready for collection at the event village on Saturday 20 April. No race packs or merchandise will be posted for this event. 

Official Event Guide

Your official event guide will be available to view anything and everything Run Army. Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy the read of things you need to know for race day, including parking information, starting zones and collecting your pack. 

Event FAQ

What is Run Army?

Run Army is a fun run promoting resilience, teamwork and endurance.

We invite the community to join us in recognising the ANZAC spirit and push themselves physically and mentally alongside current serving soldiers, and our First Responders from the Queensland Police, Queensland Ambulance and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Run Army participants will run and walk 5km or 10km around Townsville CBD.

What comes with my Entry?

Physical Event

All entrants in the 10km Run/Walk and 5km Run/Walk will receive timing, a free Event T-Shirt, and a medal at the finish line.

Virtual Event

All entrants in the Virtual event have the option to purchase the event merchandise at point of sale.

How do I create a team? How many people can join a team?

Run Army is an individual event, but you’re more than welcome to enter as a group with friends and family! Group entries are now available on the website.

Anyone can create a group. Invite friends, colleagues, club members to join you. Any number of people can join your group.

Virtual Run

Can’t make it to Townsville? Join us virtually!

Sign up now to take part in Run Army, from your own neighbourhood. We would love you to join us, to support our Australian Army soldiers and the families of our fallen and injured veterans.

Taking part in the Virtual Run Army events is easy!

  1. Sign up for your favourite event. This event is for people of all ages and fitness levels and is designed to encourage people from all backgrounds to run.
  2. To support our soldiers, choose any day you would like to run between Sunday 14 and Sunday 21 April 2024. Run your distance, and record your run on your preferred device and/or platform. We suggest downloading STRAVA and joining the Run Army Australia group.
  3. Why not get your friends involved and raise money for your chosen charity?
  4. Share your results with the Run Army community, tag @runarmyau on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and show your support.
  5. Submit your results online by clicking the link in your official ‘Ready to Run’ email.
  6. All results need to be submitted between Sunday 14 and Sunday 21 April 2024.

Can children participate?

Yes, the course is open to people of all ages. Children in prams can participate for free. (Children in prams will not be provided a T-Shirt or race bib unless they are a registered participant).

Can I bring my family?

We encourage spectators at the Run Army event!

Can I change my shirt size?

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to swap shirts if they have already been tried on. Please check the sizing chart online before registering. You can swap your shirt size while stocks last and before online entry changes close on 20 March 2024. You can do this via email to [email protected], or by calling the team on 07 3124 6099.

Is there a COVID safe plan?

Yes. The Army has a COVID safe plan and is following Queensland Health guidelines. Please adhere to the information regarding COVID-19 in the T&Cs and stay home if you are unwell.

When should you plan to arrive?

Please ensure you are aware of all road closures and changed traffic conditions in place for the event. We recommend you plan to arrive at least 1.5hrs before your race start time.

Is there somewhere to leave my belongings?

Your race number will include a tear off tag complete with your race number identification. Bring this with you and affix to your bag whilst you hit the streets of Townsville.

Note: Whilst all care is taken, baggage storage is utilised at your own risk. We take no responsibility for lost items and recommend leaving valuables at home.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions or extreme weather you will be notified via email and/or SMS. Please note, as per the T&Cs, we will use reasonable efforts to minimise the cost to you, but entry fees and other costs will not be refunded.

What happens in the event of wet weather?

In the event of wet weather, changes may be made to the course to ensure participant safety and in the event of extreme weather conditions the event may be cancelled.

I can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

Due to the charitable donation as part of your registration to the Run Army event, we would prefer not to provide refunds.

However we understand things happen, so in the case you do require a refund the following policy will apply:

I accept if I withdraw I will provide a request in writing to [email protected] and agree to the following calculations, knowing that a portion of my Fee has already been used to establish, market, and operate the Event:

  1. Withdrawal 45 days or more prior to the Event I will receive an 80% Refund
  2. Withdrawal 14-44 days prior to the Event I will receive a 50% Refund
  3. Withdrawal 13 days or less prior to the Event I will receive no Refund