Event Information

Sunday 17 May 2020

NEW 8:00AM START TIME

THE RACT CITY TO CASINO FUN RUN & WALK

TASMANIA’S ICONIC RUNNING EVENT. 

ESTABLISHED IN 1972 IT IS THE OLDEST FUN RUN IN TASMANIA.

Held in May each year the event attracts over 3,000 participants of all ages and abilities. It offers four events across three courses, providing plenty of choice and opportunity for participants of all ages and abilities.

Choose your event

RACT 11km Run
The HT Health Group Wrest Point 
Health Club 7km Run & Walk
Hansen Orchards  2.7km Run

RACT 11km Run

The 11km run starts on the Brooker Highway adjacent to the Hobart Showground.

Parking is on the reserve opposite Hobart Showground. Access via Acton Crescent.

Walkers are not permitted in the 11km run. This is a RUNNING event.

Short walk breaks are permitted. It is recommended that entrants in the 11km run be at least 12 years of age on race day.

MP3 players/headphones are not permitted. iPods or iPhones worn on the arm without headphones are fine.

The HT Health Group Wrest Point 
Health Club 7km Run & Walk

7km walk:

The 7km walk starts at Cornelian Bay adjacent to the playground. Parking is available at Cornelian Bay however please arrive early to avoid road closures.

This event is for people who wish to walk the entire distance.

Please enter the run if you wish to run more than halfway – this assists in alleviating congestion.

7km run:

The 7km run starts on Bellevue Parade New Town below the Brooker Highway overpass.

Please assemble at Cornelian Bay prior to the start.

It is recommended that entrants in the 7km run be at least 10 years of age on race day.

Parking is available at Cornelian Bay however please arrive early to avoid road closures.

This is a running event however short walk breaks are permitted.
Note: MP3 players/headphones are not permitted. iPods or iPhones worn on the arm without headphones are fine.

Hansen Orchards 2.7km Run

The 2.7km run starts at the intersection of Salamanca Place and Davey St.

This event is for children aged 12 or under.

Adults are permitted in this event only for the purposes of accompanying their children.

Entry Fee

Early Bird Entrants - Up To 17/04/2020 Amount
11km Adult $40
11km Child ( under 18 ) $15
7km Adult Run $40
7km Child ( under 18 ) Run $15
7km Adult Walk $40
7km Child ( under 18 ) Walk $15
Guardian accompanying child in 2.7km Run $15
2.7km Child ( under 18 ) Run $15
Late Entries - From 17/04/2020 Amount
11km Adult $50
11km Child ( under 18 ) $15
7km Adult Run $50
7km Child ( under 18 ) Run $15
7km Adult Walk $50
7km Child ( under 18 ) Walk $15
Guardian accompanying child in 2.7km Run $15
2.7km Child ( under 18 ) Run $15

A bus entry fee of $5 per person is applicable for anyone wishing to ride on a bus. This fee is necessary to help us cover some of the expense of bus hire on the day. Bus entry can be purchased online when you register. A 'Bus' sticker will be attached to your bib to confirm payment.

event timetable

TimeAction
7:00amAll buses leave Wrest Point for start lines
7:45amRoads close
7:45amBag check closes
7:55amAll participants to start lines
8:00amRace starts
9:00amPresentations
9:15amFirst bus leaves Nelson Road
10:00amLast bus leaves Nelson Road

prizes

11km Run

1st place male & female
2nd place male & female
3rd place male & female

Prizes

$500 The Running Edge voucher, $500 cash and the GT Briggs memorial trophy
$300 The Running Edge voucher
$150 The Running Edge voucher

7km Run

1st place male & female
2nd place male & female
3rd place male & female

Prizes

$300 The Running Edge voucher
$150 The Running Edge voucher
$100 Brooks voucher

2.7km Run

1st place male & female
2nd place male & female
3rd place male & female

Prizes

$200 Brooks voucher
$100 Brooks voucher
$50 The Running Edge voucher
The Running Edge Schools Challenge $500 to school with the most entrants
All finishers under 2 hours will receive a commemorative medallion.

Spot prizes 

Spot prizes include: $500 RACT Destination Accommodation Package, 2 x 12 month memberships at Wrest Point Gym and $100 Brooks vouchers.  Participants must be in attendance at the presentation ceremony in order to win.

Age category winners

Certificates will be awarded to all age category winners both male and female. Minimum age categories: 2.7km at least 5 years of age, 7km at least 12 years of age and 11km at least 13 years of age.

The Graeme Fennell award

For the recognition of dedicated and consistent runners:

2019 William Yee
2018 Judy Forsyth
2017 David Emmett
2016 Stephen Fenton
2015 Paul Riseley
2014 Phil Hniat
2013 Bob Weldon
2012 Janet Upcher
2011 David Cresswell
2010 Stan Harrex
2009 Bob Robertson
Read more about the Graeme Fennell Award here...
Until 2009 Graeme Fennell had completed every one of the 36 City to Casino Fun Runs – the only person to do so.

On the occasion of the 37th City to Casino Graeme was gravely ill in hospital and was not able to compete – the first time in 37 years. At that time Graeme’s family donated a trophy in his honour to be presented to a runner who has been a long time servant of the event to recognise their dedication and consistency.

Unfortunately Graeme passed away shortly after the 2009 City to Casino.

Graeme epitomised what the City to Casino Fun Run is all about. It is a fun run with an aim to provide a recreational opportunity for the general community.

With the greatest respect to those who win the event, the City to Casino is not about the elite performers. Over the years the organising committee has resisted requests to cater for the top end of the field by inviting ‘name’ athletes to compete. Rather, it is targeted specifically for the mums and dads and their kids. Generations of families have participated in the annual pilgrimage to Wrest Point.

Graeme was not an elite performer but he trained hard, raced hard and enjoyed his running, especially his annual test in the City to Casino.

Those who win the trophy cherish it for it recognises them as a worthy recipient of an award named in the honour of the most dedicated of them all – Graeme Fennell.

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Event Sponsors

Without the generous support of these organisations this event would not be possible.
Wrest Point Casino support the City to Casino Fun Run and Walk
Brooks shoes
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Race Directors

Haydyn Nielsen 

0412 122 874

Jen Gillard

0458 730 600

Correspondence

PO Box 707 Glenorchy
Tasmania, 7010

citytocasino@gmail.com

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