2021 Media Operations

February 26, 2021

Australia's largest mass participation sporting event in 12 months is on this Sunday in Hobart.  

The 12th Hobart Run The Bridge has attracted close to 4000 runners and walkers across the four events.  With a revamped Covid safe operational plan, organisers are pleased to see the event return.

"Fortunately Tasmania has handled the pandemic really well, so events like this can return, albeit with some extra planning," Race Director Richard Welsh said.  

Once again the event has attracted a top class field, with a number of Tokyo Olympics bound athletes set to line up.

"One of the beautiful things about our sport is that thousands can line up with world class athletes at the same time, doing the same thing, just at different speeds.  Olympians like Gen Gregson, Liam Adams and Jess Stenson will have their work cut out for them, with athletes like Sinead Diver, Ellie Pashley and Jack Rayner all attaining qualifiers for Tokyo also in the field," Welsh said.

Read the women's preview here and the men's preview here.

An event Expo will be held for the first time, with organisers partnering with the West Moonah Community House Wellness Expo.  The Expo will run from 10am - 3pm on Saturday 27th at Princes Wharf 1 in Salamanca.  

A 6 camera livestream broadcast will run from 7am, showcasing the elite races.  This can be viewed on the Epic Events and Marketing Youtube Channel, or Hobart Run The Bridge Facebook page.

Rights free images are available to media upon request after the event.

Entries are open online here until 3pm Saturday, or until sold out.

The first finisher is expected at PW1 at 7:38am.  

Media contact on the day;
Richard Welsh
0409 820 248