Plan your day

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, 10 March 2024

There will be staggered wave times for each category (runners, joggers and walkers).   




Information tent opens

5km Run


 * 5km run will commence at 6:15am

5km Jog


 * 5km jog will commence at 6:55am

5km Walk


 * 5km walk will commence at 7:50am

Preview the 2024 course

Beautiful 5km 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 5km course that starts at South Brisbane and finishes at the City Botanic Gardens.

View the 2024 course map

Event day 


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.

Start Line

The start line is located on Vulture Street, around 100mtrs from the Stanley Street / Dock Street intersection. 

If coming from Southbank, please make your way through Southbank Parklands, and enter Vulture Street via Sidon Street. 

The start line is pin pointed in this map link to help you find your way.


Public transport

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We have included FREE public transport to participants on all Brisbane Transport Buses and Qld Rail Trains on Sunday 10 March 2024 up until 4pm.  

Your ticket is your 2024 IWDFR participants bib and/or 2024 Pink shirt.

Additional event special trains have been booked for the following lines. To view details click here.

  • 2 x Cleveland
  • 1 x Ferny Grove
  • 1 x Corinda
  • 1 x Beenleigh

All trains will be arriving in at South Bank train station.

Plan your trip using Translink's Journey Planner.

Car parking

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For great parking options around South Bank and Brisbane city, please see below:

Secure Parking

Pedal and feet power

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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

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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.

Road closures

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Click here to view scheduled road closures for event day—Sunday 10 March 2024.

Car parking options

For great parking options around South Bank and Brisbane city  click here!

Additional Information

Baggage tent

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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

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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

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Are you running or walking in memory of a mother, sister, daughter, aunt or friend? Are you taking part to support the 55 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.

*AIHW Australian Cancer Database

Water stations and toilets

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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.


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

Wheelchairs and prams

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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.

T-Shirt size swap

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We will have a T-shirt tent open on Sunday, 10 March at the start line on Vulture Street. Sizes are limited, so while we'll do our best to help you find your size, it's best to come down early to avoid disappointment. 

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.)


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

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