Event information

Male mates, furry friends and bubs

Raising money for women with breast cancer

How do I register?

You can register online now. See if you can set yourself a new PB when you join our runners, or register yourself as a walker if you want to stroll and enjoy the view. 

Why not make the celebrations even more fun by grabbing the girls or your work mates and create a team? Parties are always more fun with friends!

You’ll find all of the details on the Registration page.

What are the registration categories and times?

Registration categories and times are based on the time you will take to complete the course. You’ll find all of the details on the Registration page.

What do the coloured zones mean?

Your bib colour will be determined by the category you register for. On the day you’ll line up in your coloured zones with the Purple Zone (runners under 30 minutes) lining up first to begin at 6.00 am.

What’s the length of the course?

5km and 10km.

How do I get to the event?

Details on how to plan your trip to South Bank, road closures and great transport offers for participants are available on our Event day travel page.

Are bikes or scooters allowed?

With the number of participants expected and for health and safety reasons, no bikes or scooters are allowed on the course.

When will I receive my rebel race kit?

View rebel Race Kit delivery details here.

Can my rebel race kit be posted to me if I register after midnight, Friday 8 February?

Unfortunately if you didn't register before midnight Friday 8 February we are unable to send your rebel race kit to you in the post. View rebel Race Kit delivery details here.

Do I receive a t-shirt?

Yes you do (including the men—lucky things)! It will be part of your rebel race kit.

Please note: because we’ve had to pre-order t-shirts, we’ll try our best to give you the t-shirt size you requested. If your size has sold out, we’ll give you the next available option.

What if my t-shirt doesn’t fit, can I swap it for another size?

Pulled your t-shirt out of your rebel race kit and discovered it was the wrong size? We’ll have a ‘T-shirt Exchange’ tent open on Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March, sizes are limited so while we'll do our best to help you find your size it's best to come down early to avoid disappointment.

Do our individual race times get recorded?

Only those who registered to run will have their race time recorded—timing chips are included in the entry price.

Don't forget! Runners you can select to have your race time sent to you via SMS on event day for a small fee when registering.

Will age category winners receive a medal

The women and men who come first, second and third in each age category will all receive a medal. Check out the Event day terms and conditions for more information.

Will there be water available on the course?

You bet! To keep you hydrated water stations will be located throughout both the 5 km and 10 km events and at the finish line.

Are there toilets at the start of the race and on the course?

Toilets/Port-a-loos will be available in the event precinct (close to the finish line). South Bank toilets are within walking distance of the start/finish area and will open from 6 am.

Will medical help be available on the course?

First aid/medical assistance will be available in the start/finish area and at the drink station in the City Botanic Gardens. A roaming first aid team will also patrol the course.

Will there be official photographers on the course?

Yes, there’ll be official photographers at the event. Keep your event bib number so you can easily find your photograph online. You can download your picture from the website or the RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run Facebook page.

Can I get a refund if I’m unable to participate?

Under the Terms and Conditions of entry, we’re unable to offer refunds.

However, if you have a loved one, friend or work mate that can take your place, you’re more than welcome to pass your registration onto them. If you need to transfer your registration to another person please give us a call on 1800 440 155 and one of the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run team members will be able to help you with this.

Can I volunteer? 

Our volunteers play a big part in making the event happen! Click here express your interest in becoming a volunteer on event day, or in the lead up.

Can men come?

Yes! We love that our male family members and friends want to come and support the women in their life. Men are more than welcome to register and pull on a pink t-shirt, and are also eligible for any prize categories.

Can I run with my dog?

With the number of participants expected and for health and safety reasons, no animals are allowed. So please leave your fur-babies at home.

Do I need to pay for my child to walk with me?

If your child is able to walk the whole course, then they’ll need to be a registered participant on the day. We even have kids t-shirts for them to wear!

What about my baby in the pram — is there any extra cost involved?

No, you don’t have to pay for your baby if they’re in a pram or stroller. We do ask that if you’re walking or running with a pram/stroller, you start at the rear of your race category.

Are prams/strollers allowed?

Prams/strollers are permitted on the course. You don’t need to register your baby or child if they’re in a pram/stroller while on the course.

We do ask that if you’re walking or running with a pram/stroller, you start at the rear of your race category.

Can someone who hasn’t registered join in with me?

No, each person taking part in the RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run has to be registered online or in person at South Bank (our legal team are pretty strict on this as its part of the conditions of our Public Liability Insurers).

How can I help women with breast cancer today

Did you know, a staggering 18 087 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every year, and that number continues to rise.*

On any given day, 50 women* will have their worlds turned upside down when they hear the words 'You have breast cancer', and eight women* will tragically lose their fight against the disease.

These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends—and they need your help.

By raising funds for Mater Chicks in Pink as part of your participation in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run you can make an immediate impact for these women.

The funds you raise will go towards providing personalised, practical support services such as counselling, yoga and art therapy and mastectomy bras for women who have lost one or both breasts. These support services will make life easier for women affected by breast cancer right now, when they need your support the most.

Your fundraising efforts will also be helping to fund life-saving research at Mater to better understand and treat breast cancer in the future.

Ultimately, you’ll be helping to make life easier for women with breast cancer today and saving more lives tomorrow.

*Cancer Australia, 2018

Do I have to fundraise?

Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on such a large public event. This means we really do rely on amazing individuals like you to get involved and do what you can to support women with breast cancer.

With your help, in 2019 Mater Chicks in Pink is aiming to raise $800 000 to help fund practical support services to make life easier for women with breast cancer today as well as life-saving research at Mater so we can better understand and treat breast cancer in the future. 

Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned pro—we’re committed to supporting you and your team in your fundraising efforts. So please contact us if you have any questions by calling 1800 440 155 or emailing womensdayfunrun@mater.org.au

Raising as little as $109 can make an immediate impact—helping to restore a woman's confidence after surgery to remove one or both breasts, by providing her with a beautiful mastectomy bra.

Can I dedicate my run/walk to a loved one with breast cancer?

Absolutely! In fact, we would love that! We have specially made tribute cards that you'll be able to download soon, or you can pick one up on the day and pin to your singlet or t-shirt.

After the race, we encourage you to place your tribute card on the RACQ Tribute Wall to honour your loved ones.

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

Of course! Any donation over $2 is tax deductible. After making a donation you'll automatically receive a receipt via email.

I want to approach businesses for prizes or donations to help with my fundraising — how do I prove that I'm authorised to raise funds for Mater Chicks in Pink?

If you need an Authority to Fundraise letter to show local businesses, please email womensdayfunrun@mater.org.au and we will send one to you. This document is proof that you are an approved fundraiser.