Plan your day

International Women's Day Fun Run,
presented by National Storage

Please note that this information is subject to change.
 
Once you have registered, please keep an eye on your emails for the latest event information.

Event Schedule

We are giving participants more space at the start line and on course as the event grows!

See below the start times based on whether you chose to Walk, Jog, or Run.

Start times

Sunday, 12 March 2023

There will be staggard wave times for each category (runners, joggers and walkers). Please note: waves are not able to be pre-selected.  

Time

Details

Bib colour

5:30am

Information opens

5km Run

Purple

6:15am

 * 5km run will commence at 6:15am

5km Jog

Blue

6:55am

 * 5km jog will commence at 6:55am

5km Walk

Pink

8:00am

 * 5km walk will commence at 8:00am

Preview the 2023 course

Beautiful 5 km course: Southbank to City Botanic Gardens

Walk, jog or run the 5km course

Our beautiful course and venue has lots of space to offer you a fun and safe event. We are bringing you a 5 km course that starts at South Brisbane and finishes at the City Botanic Gardens.
 

View the 2023 course map

Stay COVID safe

Being COVID Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to have a fun and safe event.
Please follow COVID safe practices when attending the event.

Event day 

Venue

We are giving participants more space at the start line and on course by offering a 5km course with separate start and finish lines.
 

Start line

Vulture Street, Southbank
Please note, only toilets, first aid and an Information Tent are located at the start line. Head to the Finisher’s Village for catering and activations.
 

Finisher’s Village

City Botanic Gardens
Royal Palm Lawn, Corner of Edward and Alice Street.

Travel Options

Public transport

The start and finish line are located close to bus and train stations.

Plan your trip using Translink's Journey Planner.

Car parking

Participants will be able to access car parking offers at South Bank and the city.

Please see below for further details.

Pedal and feet power

Why not walk or ride to the event? Bicycles can be secured at public bike racks at South Bank, in the Botanic Gardens and surrounding streets.

Changed traffic conditions

There are a number of changed traffic conditions in place during the event, including scheduled road closures (these will be released in February, 4 weeks before the event).

Please plan ahead.

Road closures may be subject to change.

Car parking options

South Bank

South Bank Car Park 

South Bank Car Park 

Address: North Entrance, South Bank Precinct, Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Phone: (07) 3867 2084

Parking rate: $5.00

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023

Time: 5am to 11:30am

Promo code: Mater

South Bank car park are providing a special discount offer for International Women’s Day Fun Run participants at a rate of $5.00 on race day morning. The discount is available for purchase via this online booking system only.

To obtain the discount MATER must be entered into the voucher box under the date. If a participant stays after 11:30am, they will be charged the applicable casual rate from the time of entry. This offer is only available to the first 250 vehicles.

Secure Parking SW1 (South Brisbane)

Secure Parking SW1 (South Brisbane)

Address: 32 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Phone: 1300 727 483

Parking rate: $12.00 plus booking fee

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023

Time: 5am to 12:45pm

Promo code: IWDFR23

Book online and save from 10 February: secureparking.com.au

*Please note bookings accepted from 30 days in advance.

Brisbane City

Secure Parking Wintergarden (CBD)

Secure Parking Wintergarden

Address: 162 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Phone: 1300 727 483

Parking rate: $12.00 plus booking fee

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023

Time: All day from 3am

Promo code: IWDFR23

Book online and save from 10 February: secureparking.com.au

*Please note bookings accepted from 30 days in advance.

Secure Parking MacArthur Central

Secure Parking MacArthur Central

Address: 246 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Phone: 1300 727 483

Parking rate: $12.00 plus booking fee

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023

Time: 5:30am to 6pm

Promo code: IWDFR23

Book online and save from 10 February: secureparking.com.au

*Please note bookings accepted from 30 days in advance.

QueensPlaza Car Park

QueensPlaza Car Park

Address: 250 Edward Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3234 3900

Parking rate: $8.00

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023

Time: 5am to 12am

Promo code: MATER

QueensPlaza car park is pleased to offer a special discount for International Women’s Day Fun Run participants at a rate of $8.00 on race day.

This discount is available via the Online Booking system only and available for the whole day (Enter after 5am and exit by midnight).

To obtain this discount, please use the promo code MATERBook now

Terms and Conditions apply.

The Myer Centre Car Park

The Myer Centre Car Park

Address: 66 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3223 6900

Parking rate: $7.00

Date: Sunday 12 March 2023

Time: 5am to 12am

Promo code: MATER

The Myer Centre car park is pleased to offer a special discount for International Women’s Day Fun Run participants at a rate of $7.00 on race day.

This discount is available via the Online Booking system only and available for the whole day (Enter after 5am and exit by midnight).

To obtain this discount, please use the promo code MATERBook now

Terms and Conditions apply.

Additional Information

Baggage tent

As part of our COVID safe practices, we will not be offering a baggage tent at the event.
 
We advise our participants:

  • Only bring what you need
  • Ensure any items are small and can be safely carried on course
  • Water is accessible at water stations on course and the Hydration Station at the Finisher’s Village

Finishers' Village and competitions

Enjoy the beautiful City Botanical Gardens and relax after the event. Grab a coffee and bite to eat, and check out the amazing competitions and activities provided by our partners.

Grab your latest pink merchandise at the Mater Chicks In Pink Merchandise shop with proceeds supporting Mater Chicks in Pink services.

Tribute Wall

Are you running or walking in memory of a mother, sister, daughter, aunt or friend? Are you taking part to support the 54 women* diagnosed with breast cancer each day? You can honour your special someone during the event and at the Tribute Wall in the Finishers' Village.

Wear your Tribute Card during the race, share your message on the Virtual Tribute Wall and share why you are part of the Sea of Pink.

*Cancer Australia 2021

Water stations and toilets

Hydration Station

Bring your refillable water bottle and quench your thirst at the Hydration Station in the Finishers' Village.

Don’t want to run with a water bottle? No worries, there will be compostable cups available at the station.

Water stations

Located on course at Queen Street and River Terrace.

Toilets

Portable toilets will be located in the Start Line and Finisher’s Village. Additional toilets are available on course.

Wheelchairs & Prams

If you have a pram, stroller or are in a wheelchair, the 5km walk is the most suitable wave for you.

Elite wheelchair athletes please contact the team on 1800 440 155 so that we can ensure you are in the appropriate category.

Course safety

We want the event to be fun and safe for everybody. Please ensure you follow the below safety procedures:

  • Bikes or scooters are not permitted on course.
  • Listen for announcements and follow directions from event officials.
  • Only go to the start line when directed by officials.
  • Walkers to remain behind runners to allow them an unobstructed start.
  • Runners with strollers should assemble at the back of their designated zone (check out the precinct signage if you’re not sure where to go).
  • Marshals will also be around on the day to direct you to the correct assembly zone.
  • Keep LEFT at all times unless passing.
  • Runners who find they need to stop or walk, please move to the left and be mindful of other participants running behind you.
  • We strongly recommend headphones are not worn during the event so you can hear and fully understand all special instructions and announcements.
  • First aid will be located on course and at the Start Line and Finishers' Village.
  • Unfortunately, your furry friends will need to stay at home (no dogs or pets are permitted on course except registered assistance animals.)

Presentations

Our highest fundraisers and place getters will receive awards. Details on distributing awards will be available closer to the event.

Need more information?

 

Check out our FAQs here