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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

See below for common questions we get asked leading up to the event!

Where does my money go?

All funds raised by this event are split evenly between Cystic Fibrosis Community Care and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

What should I do with supplies that I might need throughout the day

If you're planning on walking one of the longer distances it's important that you have some way of checking in with a support team or person while you're walking. Whilst walking or running the Bay Run route, make sure you periodically check in at "base camp" (Leichhardt Oval #3) or arrange to have your support person/team meet you throughout your walk with things like extra food and water, shoes and socks, bandages and sunscreen, etc.

What comes in my registration pack?

Every person who registers will receive a race bib, running singlet and medal. For an additional $25, you can purchase a pair of Rabbitohs CF socks, or for $99 Body Science CF compression tights

When do I get my registration pack?

You will be able to collect your registration pack prior to race day or collect it on the day. Keep an eye on your race day email communications as we will keep you updated on all event information, including registration pack collection points and times.

When do online registrations close?

Online registrations close at midnight on Sunday 23 April. Any additional walkers and runners can register on the day at Leichhardt Oval #3. 

Do I get a free singlet this year?

Yes! We want to turn the Bay Run red in support of cystic fibrosis. Wear your running singlet with pride! 

You can opt-out of the free singlet if you already have one.

You will also receive a race bib to wear on your walk and a medal to celebrate your achievement. Additional purchases such as the Rabbitohs CF socks or compression tights can be purchased as additions during the registration process. 

What are the start times and what distance should I complete?

The event runs from 5am - 7pm. Medical assistance and event support are only available during these times. 

Some people will complete their circuit faster than others, so we suggest timing yourself prior to the event so you know how long it is likely to take you. 

For safety reasons, you should select a distance that allows you to complete your circuit before 7pm.

Everybody is different. However, the average time taken to complete the distances are below for your reference:

65km: 14 hours

42km: 8 hours

21km: 5 hours

7km: 1.5 hours

Do I need a torch?

If you’re walking at all in the dark, please bring a high-powered torch and spare batteries. Even if you're familiar with the path you're walking and know that it's well-lit, it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Do I need sunscreen and a hat?

ABSOLUTELY! Sunscreen & sun protection is essential, even in Autumn. Please take all precautions to stay protected from the sun when possible – high SPF sunscreen, sunglasses, sleeves, and a hat. 

What if it rains?

Bring wet weather gear and extra shoes/socks if the weather calls for even a small chance of rain. 65k is an outdoor event and is subject to all kinds of weather. 

How should I look after my feet?

Be sure to bring extra socks & spare walking shoes if possible, or have someone that can meet you and bring you these things. It’s amazing how much better your tired feet can feel after a change of shoes and socks. Blister kits and tape are your secret weapons. If you develop a hot spot on your foot, take a moment to tend to it right away. This can determine whether you finish your goal distance or not.

What should I eat on the day?

Two to four hours before your walk/run, you should eat a carbohydrate-based meal or snack such as breakfast cereal with milk and fruit, or even a ham and cheese toastie. During your walk, be sure to keep your energy up with low-fat, carb-based snacks like bananas or trail mix. Don’t forget to eat – set an alarm reminding you to grab something every hour or two. This is very important to keep you from running out of fuel mid-walk.

Should I bring my phone?

Definitely. In fact, we ask all long-distance walkers to carry a phone on them while walking/running in case of emergency. It’s advised to bring a power bank if you have one, as well.