The 37th ASICS BRIDGES FUN RUN is a community fun run comprising a 5k event starting
in South Perth and the traditional 10k starting in Riverside Drive. The event is
organised by the WEST AUSTRALIAN MARATHON CLUB. Participants can either run, jog
or walk their chosen distance.
This may be the last opportunity to run this historic course with the Perth waterfront
redevelopment due to commence construction this year.
To accommodate initial construction activities, the start/finish area will be moved
back to near Langley Park. The race will be run in anti-clockwise direction around
the bridges. The race will start west of Plain Street on Riverside Drive heading
West towards the Narrows, over the Narrows on the Eastern footpath, through South
Perth and onto the Causeway before running back along Riverside Drive to a finish
on Langley Park. The 5km event starts at 7.30am in the vicinity of the Wesley Boat
Shed on the South Perth foreshore and does a short loop on the grass before joining
the 10k course.
A free ferry is being provided that will leave West Pavilion Barrack Street Jetty
at 6.30am and arrive at the Coode Street Jetty at 6.45am, to enable the 5km participants
to get to the start (after parking near the finish area), in plenty of time on the
South Perth side. A second ferry will depart at 7.00am if required.
Participants using their own transport to South Perth are advised that the free
ferry is not available after the event.
The proceeds from the event are donated to CHANNEL SEVEN’s TELETHON and the total
amount donated over the years is around the $700,000 mark.
It is anticipated that 2500 will enter the 10km event and 1000 will tackle the 5km
event, giving a total number of participants around 3500. Ray Boyd is the holder
of the 10km best time of 29mins 41secs set in 2000 and has won this event on 16
occasions. The women’s 10km best time of 34mins 18secs was set by Olympian, Suzanne
Malaxos in 1988. The best times for the 5km event were set in 2003 by Nick Fragomeni
(15mins 11secs) and in 2005 by Pippa Hendon (17mins 14secs).
ASICS Bridges Fun Run - Overview
Race Director: Phil Webb
Enquiries: WAMC Office Tel: 9472 4833 Fax: 9472 4855
Date: 7 April 2013
- 5km 7.30am On the South Perth foreshore, near the flagpole located west of
- 10km 8.00am On Riverside Dve, west of Plain Street.
FINISH: Both events finish at the same point on Langley Park.
Results will be available Live to Web on the day of the race and you will be able
to download a finisher's certificate for the eevent. Results will also be posted
on the WAMC website www.wamc.org.au.
Entrants must not take pets on the run. Skateboards and roller-skates / rollerblades
or similar devices, are strictly forbidden due to the risk of injury to participants.
Participants again have the option of starting from the halfway point located near
the Wesley Boat Shed on Sir James Mitchell Park (by Coode St) and finishing on Langley
Park. The 5km walk/run is designed for those who want to be part of the this great
community event but feel 10km is too far. It is ideally suited for walkers of the
very young with their parents.
Park in PCC No 1 ar park (adjacent to Supreme Court Gardens) and take the ferry
A free ferry is being provided by Captain Cook Cruises that will leave from the
end of Jetty 3, West Pavilion Barrack St Jetty at 6.30 am and arrive at Coode St
Jetty at 6.45 am (if required, a second ferry will depart at 7.00 am and
and arrive at 7.15am). Participants using their own transport to South Perth are
advised that the free ferry is not available after the event.
PLEASE NOTE: NO Free weekend parking in the City of Perth Car Parks. Glass
Containers and the consumption of Alcohol are not permitted on the Perth Foreshore
Reserve for this event.
How to Enter
- RACE FEES
- WAMC Member Adult $30
- Non-WAMC Member Adult $37.50
- WAMC Member Under 16 or Under 18 Student $14
- Non-WAMC Member Under 16 or Under 18 Student $17
- WAMC Member Family $60
- Non-WAMC Member Family $70
- ONLINE REGISTRATIONS
Enter online before 5.00pm Saturday 16th February 2013 and receive a $5.00
discount on your entry fee. Race bibs will be mailed out for online entries received
before 5.00pm Friday 29th March 2013. Online entries received after this time will
require the race bib to be collected on race day. Online entries cease at 5.00pm
Friday, 5 April 2013. Family entries are not available online.
- BY MAIL
Fill in this
Form and mail it to: Perth Marathon, PO Box 104, Burswood WA, 6100. Please
don’t forget to include your entry fee and a $1.20 stamped self-addressed 230mm
x 160mm (C5) envelope so we can return your official race bib promptly. One entrant
per entry form. For mail entries received after this time will require the race
bib to be collected on race day. Online entries cease at 5.00pm Friday 1st April.
Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form. (Photocopies are acceptable).
- IN PERSON
WAMC OFFICE: Entry forms may be lodged in person at the WAMC office at the
Burswood Water Sports Centre, 1 Camfield Drive, Burswood Monday to Friday from 9.30am
to 2.30pm and on Saturday 6th April from 12noon to 4pm.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY. This action has been taken in an
endeavour to present all awards on the day.
The organisers reserve the right to reject or cancel any entry at any time. The
entrant must sign the waiver.
FAMILY entry comprises parent(s) or guardian(s) and their immediate children
(under 16 or attending secondary school) living at a common address. STUDENT
concession is for bona fide secondary school students only.
Team entries must have the same TEAM NAME on each entry form to be recognised
as part of that team. Teams may have any number of runners (min. 3) however the
winning teams are decided by the fastest total of the first three members of each
team to finish.
Team Categories include:
- (A) Husband and Wife Team
- (B) Parent and Child (U16) Team
- (C) Open Team (minimum three members)
- (D) Corporate Team (minimum three members)
- (W) Wheelchairs
Every endeavour will be made to present all awards on the day. Where this is not
possible they will be announced with the final results (including confirmation of
all awards). Every entrant who completes either course will receive a Finishers’
CORPORATE CUP AWARD A special trophy, named the Corporate Cup, will be awarded
to the company with the largest number of entrants (current employees only eligible).
Entrants may be in either the 5km or 10km event.
UNIVESITY CUP AWARD This award is to encourage the five WA Universities to
compete against one and another. The University Cup, will be awarded to the University
who has the largest number of entrants. Entrants may be in either the 5km or 10km
AWARD CATEGORIES Medallions will be awarded to:
First ten males and females
First three Wheelchairs
First Husband and Wife Team
First Parent and Child Team
First Open Team
First Coporate Team (Employees of the same organisation)
First five males and females
10km Age Award Winners
First 3 Males and Females under 16
First Male and Female in the following age groups; 16-19 then 5yr age groups up
to 65-69 and one group for 70 and over.
5km Age Award winners
First 3 Males and Females under 12
Several fabulous draw prizes will be drawn after the event for those who have completed
the run. Entrants need to be present in person (i.e. not have someone holding your
race number on your behalf) to be eligible to win any of the draw prizes.
All registered participants in the event will be recorded by an electronic timing
system on crossing the finish line. A disposable timing chip is attached to the
back of the race bib. Do not remove or peel the plastic timing device from the race
bib. Attach the race bib to the front of the body only, by pinning the bib in the
holes at the four corners. Please make sure that the race bib is kept flat and not
folded or crumpled. The race bib is allocated to the person nominated on the entry
form and is non-transferable to another person. The race bib must remain in its
LOSS OF THE RACE BIB OR IF THE BIB IS LEFT AT HOME ON THE DAY, WILL RESULT IN A $5.00
SURCHARGE FOR ISSUE OF ANOTHER RACE BIB.
ASICS Bridges Fun Run - Course