Frequently Asked Questions


Entry fees for all Events include a Run for the Firies Medal. Those participating in the virtual events will either have their medal posted to them (via Australia Post) once a record of their run/walk has been received.

Submitting a Virtual Event record

Participants registered for any distance in the Virtual Event are required to send us through a record of their run/walk before a finishers medal is mailed to them.

A record of the run/walk can be:

  • A photo of your Garmin/FitBit/Suunto (you get the idea) screen showing distance and time
  • A screenshot from a phone app (Strava, Garmin Connect, My Fitness Pal etc) showing distance and time
  • An email declaration signed by the Queen of Sheba stating that she ‘crosses her heart and hopes to die’ swears the distance registered for has been completed and the time it was completed in

We are operating on an honesty system for this event – cos’ the only person participants will be cheating is themselves if they decide to fudge their time or distance!

The Virtual Event distances can be completed any time during the month of October. 

All records should be emailed to runforthefiries@gmail.com. A medal will then be mailed to the address used to register for the Event.

Strava – Join the RFTF Club

Join the RFTF ‘Club’ on Strava so we can see your training runs – join here.

It’s also a nice easy way of sharing your distance and time for your virtual run with us!

Withdrawing from the Event

Participants who are unable to participate in their chosen Event (for any reason) before the end of October and who notify us in writing (by emailing runforthefiries@gmail.com)  prior to the 16th October 2022 at 6:00 pm will be offered the following options:

  • Transfer of entry to the following year’s Event (date TBC)
  • Transfer of entry to another person

As outlined in Terms & Conditions #16, entry fees are not refundable.

Those who do not notify us in writing of their withdrawal from the 2022  Virtual event before 6:00 pm on 16th October 2022, or who do not start or finish their distance before 31st October, 2022 are not entitled to either transfer option.

Name Changes – Transfer of Race Entry

Name changes (transferring entries to another person) can be made by emailing runforthefiries@gmail.com up until 16th October, 2022 at 6:00 pm. No name changes will be accommodated after this time.

When do Registrations close?

Early bird entries end at 11:59 pm on 31 August, 2022

Standard entries end 6:00 pm on Saturday, 15th October 2022. No online entries are possible after this time. On the day entries will be available.