2020 Event Information

Weipa Running Festival - COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE

22.3.2020

Weipa Running Festival is monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and its potential to impact our event and attendees on 26th July 2020.   Our mission statement promotes that the health and wellbeing of our community is our priority.

Our greatest priority remains the health and safety of our volunteers, and all our event participants.  This is why we have made the heartbreaking decision to make our 2020 Running Festival a Virtual Event.

This is in aid of ensuring the mental and physical health of our whole community.

Whilst we are heartbroken, we are incredibly optimistic that this option can continue to see people make healthy choices and achieve their goals in these challenging times.

There is no doubt that considerable caution is needed and we will continue to monitor the situation, liaise with the relevant authorities and keep our competitors updated with our steps when things change.

In the meantime we encourage people to continue to exercise, remain aware of the situation and to practice good hand and health hygiene at all times.  And if you have any symptoms then get tested and self isolate until cleared.

Further changes and information will be released over the coming weeks regarding your registration and details for the Virtual Weipa Running Festival.  If you have any concerns prior to this please contact us.

See you out running (from a distance).

The Weipa Running Festival Committee

DISTANCES

  • 42KM (18 years +)
  • 21KM (18 years +)
  • 10KM (10 years +)
  • 5KM (all ages & pram friendly)
  • Fun Run (all ages & pram friendly)
  • Virtual Run (for 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km)

REGISTRATION TYPES

Individual: this option applies to individuals entering into any event, this option will also allow you to join a group.

Create team: this option applies to individuals entering into any event, this option will also allow you to join a group.

Create team: this option applies to individuals to create a team for the 42km or 21km only, once a team is created, your other team member can join your team in the option "join team". You can also join a group, as a team.

Join team: this option applies to individuals who are wanting to join a team already created by their team member, for the 42km or 21km only.

Create a group: this option applies to individuals wanting to create a group, E.g. companies, organisations etc. Once a group is created by the group coordinator, individuals and teams will be prompted to join the group when registering as an individual or team. 

DISCOUNT CODES

Discount code: RIO2020

Thanks to Rio Tinto all Cape York residents will receive FREE entry until the 29/02/2020

(nb: proof of residence may be required)​

Discount code: DR2020

Dynamic Running club members receive a 25% discount until 11/07/2020.​

Discount code: CAPEYORK2020

Cape York residents registering after the free entry period receive 25% discount until 11/07/2020.

Discount code: RMA2020

Running Mums Australia member receive a 10% discount until 11/07/2020.​

Discount Code: EARLYBIRD – (Half & Full Marathon) / ​EARLYBIRD10 – (10km)

None of these you?? Thats ok we still have the good old Early bird discount for you until the 31/03/2020.

NO DISCOUNTS APPLY DURING THE LATE FEE PERIOD FROM 11/07/2020.

ENTRY PRICES

 
EVENTStandard EntryLate Entry
42KM MARATHON
SINGLE ENTRY 18+ $130.00 $225.00
TEAM ENTRY PER PERSON 18+ $70.00 $100.00
21KM HALF MARATHON
SINGLE ENTRY 18+ $105.00 $200.00
TEAM ENTRY PER PERSON 18+ $60.00 $100.00
10KM
SINGLE ENTRY 18+ $60.00 $85.00
SINGLE ENTRY 13-17 YEARS $40.00 $40.00
TEAM ENTRY JR 10-12 YEARS + ADULT COMPANION $70.00 $100.00
5KM
SINGLE ENTRY $25.00 $25.00
FUN RUN
SINGLE ENTRY $15.00 $25.00
VIRTUAL ENTRY
SINGLE ENTRY INTO ANY EVENT $25.00 $25.00
CHILD IN PRAM (5KM & FUN RUN)
SINGLE ENTRY FREE FREE
The full and half marathon are a combination of bush, trail, beach and road. The course is notorious for its corrugations and red dirt. Warning: your shoes will return red. Weipa is the base for exploring the Cape, fishing, camping, stunning beaches, unspoiled wilderness and just a few hours from the tip of Australia.

INCLUSIONS

Your entry fee includes

  • Entry into your nominated race/fun run
  • Personalised race bib (if you register by 12/07/2020) for the 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km distances
  • Finisher’s medal for 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km distances
  • Singlet for 21.1km and 42.2km distances (individual runners only if you register by 31/05/2020)
  • Novelty trophies for the winners in the 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km distances
  • A gift for all registrants in the fun run
  • Lucky draw prizes
  • A 12-week training program
  • Group training sessions for locals (TBC)
  • Basic first aid service at the event
  • Refreshments at the finish line for all competitors/participants
  • A fun, safe and professional activity
  • Public liability insurance

MEDALS

All finishers receive a medal.

Age categories for the Marathon and Half Marathon are: 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+ (age as on race day).

Age categories for the 10km are: 10-12; 13-15; 16-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+ (age as on race day).

Age categories for the 5km are: 6-9; 10-12; 13-15; 16-17; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+ (age as on race day).

There are novelty trophies for the male and female winners in each race.

VIRTUAL RUNNERS

Weipa Running Festival offer a virtual run for those who cannot be at the event on the day. Entry is $25.00 pp into the 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km event, age restrictions apply as per normal for each event. Entry price for virtual entry includes a medal. Runners are required to send Weipa Running Festival a screen shot of their time and distance from two weeks prior to the event, to two weeks after the event. Medals will be distributed/mailed after the event and the screen shot has been received. Results are recorded in a separate section on the event website for virtual runners. Virtual runners can purchase additional merchandise upon registration.

PRESENTATIONS

Fun Run/Walk: There is no award presentation, but various spot prizes will be distributed at the finish line check in table.

The 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km and 5km races: The award presentations will commence at approximately 10:00am with the presentation of awards.

There is a random draw prize for a lucky volunteer.