FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

Here we answer some of the common questions you may have about the hobart run the bridge.
What are the event COVID-19 policies?

If you contract COVID-19 and can produce a text message or notice from the Government proving that you have COVID-19, we will issue a full refund on your entry.

If you are a close contact or have concerns attending the event due to the virus, our regular refund policy applies and there are 4 options:
1. Transfer to our virtual events (you will still receive a medal in the mail!)
2. Defer to the 2024 event
3. Refund less a $10 administration fee
4. Transfer your entry to a friend

Please contact info@epicem.com.au with these requests before 3pm on March 4th.

Do all participants get a medal?

Participants in the 10km and 5km events will receive a finishers medal, as well as an NFT digital medal. All runners in the 1km event will receive a super cool event sticker at the finish line!

Do I have to register to do the Liv-eat 1k with a child?

Short answer is yes, as its a requirement of our insurance.

If you have already entered one of our other events and are running with a child to support them, simply mention that to our officials when you collect your race bib at the Expo and you can get a Liv-eat 1km bib for you at no cost. Just swap your bib after you finish the 5km or 10km event and put the 1km bib on, so our officials and timing system don't get confused!

Will the 2023 Event Go Ahead?

Yes. Epic Events and Marketing has delivered a number of events in Tasmania and Northern Territory since COVID-19.

What is the 'brag tag'?

This is a personalised tag sent to you after the event. It will have your name and time on it, which you then stick on the back of your finisher medal. A cool addition, made locally in Hobart.

Can I add merchandise to my entry after I enter?

Yes. You can purchase bus tickets and brag tags after you have entered by logging in to your Race Roster account using your email confirmation.

Can I check my entry status?

Yes. If you want to double check what event you're entered in and event confirm your team via our Race Roster system.

When is the next Hobart Run The Bridge

The next edition of the Hobart Run The Bridge will be on Sunday 5 March 2023. It will be the 14th edition of the iconic event.

Are prams allowed?

Yes, we just ask that you start towards the rear of the field to avoid collision with other participants.

All participants need to enter online and pay the registration fee, including little ones in the pram.

If a parent/guardian is entered in either the 5km or 10km event and wishes to participate in the 1km with their child, they do not need to pay an additional entry fee. Simply collect a race bib on race day for the 1km, by showing your 5km or 10km bib to our event team.

Is there an Event Booklet?

Yes. The 2023 booklet will be released closer to the event.

As an example, you can view the 2022 booklet here. It includes all the event information include expo, timetable, buses, maps, sponsor offers and more.

Can I Walk?

Since 2017 we've had a stand alone 5km walk event. This event is just for those walking.

The Epic 5km Run and Spectran Group 10k Run are running events only. Of course you can walk bits of it, but given our time limit to cross the Tasman Bridge and re-open it to the public, walking only in the 10km event is not allowed.

Can I FUNDRAISE

In 2022, Think Big Run The Bridge raised funds for the West Moonah Community House and Rotary Tasmania. Find out more here.

Do I have to register to do the Liv-eat 1k with a child?

Short answer is yes, as its a requirement of our insurance.

If you have already entered one of our other events and are running with a child to support them, simply mention that to our officials when you collect your race bib at the Expo and you can get a Liv-eat 1km bib for you at no cost. Just swap your bib after you finish the 5km or 10km event and put the 1km bib on, so our officials and timing system don't get confused!

What is the 'brag tag'?

This is a personalised tag sent to you after the event. It will have your name and time on it, which you then stick on the back of your finisher medal. A cool addition, made locally in Hobart.

Can I check my entry status?

Yes. If you want to double check what event you're entered in and event confirm your team via our Race Roster system.

Can I get a refund?

If you enter and then cannot run, you have 4 options:

  1. Transfer the entry to a friend for free (send us their name, DOB, gender, event, mobile and email)
  2. Roll it over to next year, or
  3. We can refund less a $10 admin fee
  4. You can switch to the virtual event for free

No refunds, transfers or deferrals are possible after 3pm on Saturday 4th of March, 2023.

All email queries go to info@epicem.com.au

Can I transfer my entry?

If you want to change events or edit your entry, prior to Friday 3rd March .

Please note there is a $2 transfer fee.

When do entries open?

Entries for the 2023 Think Big Run The Bridge will be open soon.

What do I get for my entry fee?

Participants in all events get the following;

  • Road closures, traffic management, access to first aid, course entertainment
  • Race bib
  • Tasmanian made timber finishers medal
  • NFT Digital Medal
  • Finishers E-Certificate
  • Complimentary professional photos of you
  • A bottle of Hartz water
  • Opportunity to win great prizes
  • Electronic timing (except the 1km)
  • A ticket to the WUFC football games in April, 2022
How much does it cost to enter?
What is your age policy for entry?

There is no upper or lower age limit for the 1km event

The youngest age for the 5km is 7 years old on the day of the event and for the 10km participants need to be at least 10 years of age.

For all children under the age of 18, their guardian must enter them and acknowledge they have read and agree with the event waiver before entry will be accepted.

How do I receive my bib and timing chip?

You can collect your bib at Princes Wharf 1, on Castray Esplanade. Our team will be on site on the following days:

  • Collection times TBC

You can collect your bib on race day but please allow extra time.

Will there be medical support available?

Yes. Private Ambulance will have a presence on the course and a significant treatment area at the finish.

If you or another participant need first aid at any time, please advise the nearest course official/volunteer.

In the event of an emergency, please call '000'.

Is the course accurately measured

Yes. We had the course measured to IAAF/AIMS standards, using the accredited Jones counter method. Both the 5km and 10km events have a Grade A IAAF/AIMS measurement certificate valid to 2024.

Your personal GPS device my measure a different reading, however the method we used is the same used for official measurement around the world.

The event is also run under IAAF rules.

Can I participate with an iPod or other music device?

We discourage the use of personal music devices, for your own safety - the ability to hear directions of police, traffic management and marshalls on course.

For your entertainment, we've arranged a number of DJ's along the course. Plus our volunteers are likely to yell out awesome things to you along the way and you're going to want to hear them.

Are there photographers on course?

Yes there are. Our team will be at the event taking shots of all our runners and walkers. After the event you will receive an email to download your FREE photos from the day, as part of our gift to you thanks to Optus.

What time do events start

The 2023 timetable will be confirmed soon.

Is there a personal belongings vehicle?

Yes. A vehicle will run from both the 5km and 10km start precincts to the finish line.

Simply use the perforated strip on the bottom of your race number to attach to your bag. Then show your race number to the officials at the finish line in order to receive your belongings. The vehicles will return to the forecourt of PW1 after each event.

Please ensure you locate the vehicle at the start line no later than 15minutes before the event starts, as it will leave prior to race start (so your belongings are there for you in time at the finish).

Where is the finish line?

All events finish at Princes Wharf Shed Number 1. The post event precinct is in the forecourt of PW1 on Castray Esplanade.

Where is the best place to Spectate from?

It's such a scenic course, that there are several places you can get a good view from. Just be mindful of the road closures in place and allow extra time to travel around Hobart during the event. Some good spots include;

  • Tasman Bridge - you can walk along the usual footpath and see runners and walkers in their thousand cross over
  • Hobart Waterfront - as the participants make their way along Evans and Hunter street, through Constitution Dock, it makes for a great sight
  • Finishline at PW1 - here you will see participants go past and then again finish as they make the turn back. We recommend lining the Deck of PW1 and really adding to the event atmosphere as you see Australia's best distance runners, along with your friends and family
Where are the aid stations?

Two aid stations will be located on the 10km course and 1 for the 5km. Both will provide Hartz water, portaloos and friendly volunteers. Locations are;

  1. Kangaroo Bay - On the new boulevard, just next to Kangaroo Bay Oval. This is approximately 3km into the 10km event
  2. Tasman Highway - Just on the city side of Government House. This is approximately 7km into the 10km event or 2.5km into the 5km event.

At the finish, everyone will receive a Hartz bottle of water.

How will my time be recorded?

We use the 'MyLaps' system, which is regarded as one of the best timing systems in the world. When you receive your bib you will receive a timing chip that is attached to the back of your bib.  This chip is disposable, so you don't need to return it at the finish.

In 2023 we will be offering a 'gun' and 'net' time. This means that there will be timing mats at the start and finish, so you will receive a time from when the gun goes, to you crossing the line, but also a time from when you physically cross the start line also.

For runners in the 10km event, a '5km split' will also be offered, if you are at the 5km point within 29minutes. After that point, the timing mats are used for the 5km starts.

Please note no times are provided for the 1km event, as this is all about participation and encouragement.

Team Entry Information

Thanks to Clubs Tasmania, we have 3 team categories in 2022, including;

* Schools

* Corporate

* Social

We'll have the following prize categories for teams.

* Biggest teams in each category

* Best team name

* Fastest teams in each category (10km and 5km runs)

Simply get the first team member to 'create' the team when they enter online. Then tell everyone else to select that team from the dropdown box when they enter online.

Team Competition


A team or group is a group of friends, work colleagues, sporting teams,
social groups or a group of two or more people who want to get together
to run or walk the event.

You can enter your group into the team entry system where you can be
in the running for some great prizes to become the biggest team in the
fun run.  All you have to do is nominate a captain.

If you have a team of 20 or more people and need assistance, please contact us via info@epicem.com.au

Prizes will be given to the largest teams in each category and the best team names, thanks to Clubs Tasmania.

Bus Information

Buses will run from Salamanca to Blundstone Arena and Montague Bay Primary School. Purchase a bus ticket for $6 online when you enter online.

If you've purchased a bus ticket, you will receive a sticker when you get your race bib when you collect your number.

Please note the below is not our finalised timetable for 2023. This will be confirmed closer to the event date.

Spectran Group 10km Buses

The following approximate schedule applies for Spectran Group 10km participants.  Please note, buses will depart as they fill up, so arrive early;

  • 5:30
  • 5:40
  • 5:50
  • 6:00
  • 6:10
  • 6:15
  • 6:20

5km Buses

Buses will also run for the Epic 5km Run and Positive Salary Packaging 5km Walk participants from Salamanca to Montagu Bay Primary School:

  • 6:30
  • 6:40
  • 6:45
  • 6:50
  • 6:55

Buses back

Buses will depart from Customs House to both Montagu Bay Primary School and Blundstone Arena:

  • 9:00
  • 9:30
  • 10:00
  • 10:30

If you've already entered and want to buy a bus ticket, go to our online store.

Are the roads closed to traffic?

Some roads will be closed for short periods of time during the event, between 7:00am and 10:15am. Tas Police, Spectran Traffic Management and course marshals will be on hand at key points to help motorists and participants. 

The Tasman Bridge will be completely closed to all vehicles from ~6:30am - 9am in 2023 (please note this is subject to change). One lane will be made available for emergency vehicles only, but all other vehicles will not be able to cross the bridge.

Motorists are advised to make alternative arrangements if you need to cross the Tasman Bridge during this time (including participants getting to the start lines);

  • Use the Bowen Bridge (10minutes to the north)
  • Be on the Tasman Bridge by 6:30am
  • Delay your travel until after 9am

For a list of affected roads and times, please go here.

What is the Prizemoney?

For the Spectran Group 10km event, the following prizemoney exists for both men and women;

1st - $3000

2nd -$1500

3rd - $1000

4th - $500

5th - $250

A bonus of $3000 is given to the first 'person' to cross the finish line in the 'battle of the sexes'. This makes the first person prize pool the biggest for any 10km event in Australia. The elite women's field will start 3minutes 53seconds in front of the men, which is the difference between the two course records. The men's course record is 28:28 and the women's is 32:21, set by Jack Rayner and Genevieve Gregson in 2021.

For women to receive prize money in the 10km event, they must start with the specific elite women start ahead of the main field.

The Running Edge gift vouchers are given to the top 3 placegetters in the 5km run event. Men and women receive the following;

1st - $250

2nd - $150

3rd - $100

What is the Battle of the Sexes all about?

We've been running this unique element since 2016 and it returns again in 2023. Men have taken line honours in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2022, with Lisa Weightman and Genevieve Gregson the only woman to cross the line first in 2018 and 2021 respectively.

In 2023, the elite women start 3minutes and 53seconds in front of the rest of the field, including the elite men. This is the difference between the men's and women's course records and is based on the new course records set by Jack Rayner and Genevieve Gregson in 2021.

The first 'person' across the line in the 10km event will win an additional $2000, on top of the $3000 first place for each male and female across the line. With the first 'person' winning $5000, it makes the Run The Bridge the richest 10km in Australia.

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