Fremantle Ports Harbour Master Classic Fun Run
This is your chance to run fast, flat, fun and traffic-free, along Fremantle Port’s historic Victoria Quay and out to the South Mole lighthouse. Whether you are a serious runner or are looking for a post-winter challenge, this event is for you.
The Harbour Master Classic is a WA Marathon Club event starting in front of the iconic Fremantle Ports building, heading north-east along Peter Hughes Drive through the date palms and past the heritage-listed Passenger Terminal - enjoying the harbourside sights and sounds. Take in ships and cargo before heading back to WA’s Maritime Museum, past the historic HMAS Ovens submarine and east by the quaint Slip Street sheds. As you pass Challenger TAFE, enjoy the sweeping views of Bathers Beach and Cockburn Sound as you make way on the port side of the road to the South Mole light house, and return to Victoria Quay with magnificent views of the Inner Harbour.
Challenge yourself with the 5km or 10 km event and enjoy the scenery of Australia’s best maritime gateway. Get a school team together, run with the football/netball club or in a family group. Prams are welcome and there’s a kids’ run too.
Spot prizes will be awarded on the day - among them the largest team and the best nautical costume. All finishers will receive a medal.
Online registration for Special Events close the Thursday before the event @ 12.00 noon. Unfortunately no late registrations can be taken due to electronic timing chip allocation.
Online registration for Club Events close the Friday before the event @ 12.00 noon. On the day registration is available for Club Events at an increased price (applies to non-members only) to accommodate for the manual processing that is required.
** Please note that if the Friday before the event falls on a Public Holiday, registration will close the Thursday before the event. **
Bib Collection will be at B-Shed, Fremantle at the following times: Saturday, 28 August - 10:00am - 1:00pm Sunday, 29 August - 7:00am - 8:00am
Online registrations will be closing on Thursday, 26 August at 12:00pm, unless sold out prior.
Presentations will commence at approximately 10:15am Trophies will be awarded to the below for both the 10km and 5km events : 1st Male & Female 2nd Male & Female 3rd Male & Female
By just finishing the 10km or 5km event and attending the presentations, you are eligible to win some fantastic draw prizes. Your attendance (not someone else holding your race number) is necessary to qualify.
Entrants must not take pets on the run. Skateboards, roller-skates/rollerblades or similar devices, are strictly forbidden due to the risk of injury to participants. Be aware we may not have exclusive use of some of the shared paths. All runners will assemble in the advised start area by foot and obey Police and Officials’ directions whilst awaiting the official start. To ensure your safety and that of everyone else in the race, the use of headphones or any musical device is strongly discouraged. Any use of headphones is a safety hazard since such use may compromise a participant’s ability to hear critical safety and/or directional instructions, especially instructions that may arise in an emergency situation. There are no prizes for running prams and we request all those pushing running prams not to be competitive, start from the rear and enjoy the experience. Pushing through runners could lead to injuries. Dehydration can be potentially lethal, particularly if you overextend yourself in hot and/or humid conditions. However, your body can still overheat even if climatic conditions are only moderate. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to the event and drink early in the event before you become thirsty. Stop to walk or at least slow down at drink stations to allow adequate rehydration. DO NOT compete if you have had diarrhoea within 48 hours prior to the event or are suffering from a viral infection or even feeling unwell. REMEMBER to also drink plenty of water after the event. If you feel distressed, disorientated, dizzy, or excessively tired, SLOW down or rest for a while. If you do not improve WITHDRAW.