FAQs Children, Pets and iPods
Can I bring my pet dog to walk the course with me?
No. As with most fun runs, for safety reasons, the organisers will not permit any animals on the course.
Can I ride my bike alongside my friend who is running?
No. For safety reasons, bikes, handcycles, roller-skaters and roller-bladers are prohibited on the course.
Can I listen to my iPod/iPhone as I run?
For the safety of all participants, please leave your iPod/iPhone/walkman/portable music device or radio at home.
Can I bring my pram?
Prams are permitted but entrants who bring along an infant will be required to start at the rear of the Red zone (15km) or White zone (5.5km).
I have a toddler, do they have to pay?
As with babies, infants who are pushed in prams or strollers do not have to register. But many parents do enter children younger than five into the race as they know that the majority of their entry fee is going directly to the Good Friday Appeal. Young children will also enjoy a range of free activities at the finish area as part of what we hope is a special family occasion.
Are there any rules for young children?
Children who intend walking the 5.5km course must do so under the supervision of their parent or a guardian and should be entered and wearing a race number. It is the right of the organisers to remove any person without a race bib from the course.
Can my 10-year-old go in the 15km event?
There is no age limit for the 15km event and we are aware that many families will want to walk the full course together as part of a special day out for a special cause. There is no prize in the 15km event for children as the organisers do not wish to encourage children younger than 12 to race such a long distance. But it is up to the parent or the guardian to decide if their child is capable of completing and enjoying the longer course.