For the first time, Tasmania’s largest fun run will offer the opportunity for people around the world to participate virtually. Read more below about how you can join in the Brooks Virtual Run.

You can choose either the 5k or 10k event and complete that distance anywhere you like from 1 February 2020 – 28 February 2020.


Virtual fun runs are new, so here’s some answers specifically to the 2020 Hobart Run The Bridge 'Brooks Virtual Run' questions you might have;

What is a virtual race?

A virtual race is an event that you can complete at your convenience.  You can run or walk the distance anywhere that suits you, during the specified time window.  

Who can run a virtual race?

A virtual race is open to anybody, of any age, no matter where you live or how fast you can run/walk.  

The Brooks Virtual Run will be open to anyone who cannot get to the event on race day.

What do you get when you enter?

Once you’ve entered, we’ll send you an official Hobart Run the Bridge race number to wear, plus a unique Tasmanian made finishers medal.

Where do I run/walk?

Anywhere you like.  It doesn’t matter if you live in New York, London, Beijing or Sydney.  Simply run/walk 5km or 10km at time or place that suits you.

How do we know you’ve completed the event?

Simply send us a picture of your watch, or a link to your run on popular apps like Strava, Garmin Connect, Suunto Movescount etc.  Also send us a picture of you wearing your race number and we’ll add you to the results.

Can I walk the event?

Yes of course.  

How will the results work?

We will run a leaderboard during February 2020 with all the people who submit their times.  

Can I do the event more than once?

Yes.  You can try and do the event as fast as you can any time during the month of February 2020.  Why not try on February 1 and spend the month getting as high as you can up the leaderboard.

How do I upload my Virtual result?

Either send us an email to or post your result to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WeChat or Weibo with a picture of your watch, or link to your Strava/Garmin/Suunto etc account for the event.  Be sure to include a picture of you wearing your race bib for verification.  

Submission of results close at midnight AEDST February 28, with the fastest overall and competition winner for the trip to Tasmania in 2021 being announced on 29th February.

Can I buy this as a gift?

Yes.  This could be a great Christmas gift, particularly for people who love Tasmania.  

Are there prizes?

YES! One lucky virtual participant will win a trip to the 2021 Hobart Run the Bridge in person.  We will pay flights to Hobart, 2 nights accommodation and entry for one lucky person to participate in the 2021 Hobart Run The Bridge.

How much does it cost to enter?

It costs $25 to enter.

What do you get for your money?
  • Race bib, including postage
  • Finishers medal, including postage
  • Name in results
  • Free digital certificate
  • We will also plant a tree on your behalf
  • Chance to win a trip to the 2021 Hobart Run the Bridge.
How do I enter?

Simply enter online here.  Then;

  • Run/walk either the 5km or 10km distance between February 1-28 in 2020
  • We will mail you a race bib and a medal
  • Email or tag us on social media a link or picture of your result and a picture of you in your race bib
  • Your result will be added to the leaderboard
  • All winners announced on February 29, 2020 (Leap Day)


You can download our virtual course information in a range of languages by clicking the links below.

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