FAQs

T-shirt sizes

I can't find my t-shirt size when registering?

Unfortunately, we do have limited stock of each t-shirt size. Due to this, once the allocation of each size runs out, you can no longer select it when registering.

We suggest choosing the closest size across both ladies and mens sizes.

You can view the size chart here.

We apologise if your preferred size is unavailable. 

Event Information

How do I register?

You can sign up as an individual or if you believe the more, the merrier; join an existing team or create your own team!

What are the registration categories and wave times?

Categories and wave times are based on the time you will take to complete the course. Categories and waves begin from 6.30 am, with the last wave at 8.20 am. Find your wave time.

What do the coloured zones mean?

Your bib colour will be determined by the category you register for. On the day you’ll line up in your coloured zones with the Purple Zone (runners) lining up first to begin at 6.30 am. Find your zone.

Can I change my category/wave after I’ve registered?

If you are swapping from a run/jog to a walk

You are more than welcome to join the wave on the day. You don’t need to do anything other than check your new race category start time.

If you are swapping from a walk to a run/jog

You will need to visit us at the race kit collection locations and times to swap your race bib and ensure you have a timing chip.

Why is there a new venue for 2020?

We will be holding the RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run at the City Botanic Gardens due to construction closures at the Cultural Forecourt.

What is the length of the course?

There are options for a 6 km and a 10 km course in 2020.

Along with an exciting new venue for the event in 2020, we have designed two great new courses with a 6 km and a 10 km option. Both start and finish at the City Botanic Gardens and have been designed to provide the best experience to you as a participant, whether you have chosen to walk, jog or run.

Both courses cross the river and pass some of Brisbane's iconic sites, such as the Story Bridge and pass through Kangaroo Point, with Brisbane city in full view.

The 10 km course also crosses the Howard Smith Wharves precinct and the floating River Walk.

Where is the Finishers' Village in the Gardens?

The Finishers' Village is located on the Royal Palm Lawn, corner of Edward and Alice Streets. The Start Line is located a short walk from here.

How do I get to the event?

Details on how to plan your trip to the City Botanic Gardens, road closures and great transport offers, including discounted parking for participants are available.

Are bikes or scooters allowed?

With the number of participants expected and for health and safety reasons, no bikes or scooters are allowed on the course.

When will I receive my race kit?

Visit the website for more information on Race Kit delivery details.

Can my race kit be posted to me if I register after midnight, Friday 14 February?

Unfortunately if you didn't register by Friday 14 February we are unable to send your race kit to you in the post. Please visit the website for more information on Race Kit delivery and collection details.

Do I receive a t-shirt?

Yes you do! It is part of your race kit.

What if my t-shirt doesn’t fit? Can I swap it for another size?

Not sure what size t-shirt to order? Check out the t-shirt sizing guide.

Pulled your t-shirt out of your race kit and discovered it was the wrong size? We’ll have a ‘T-shirt Exchange’ tent open on Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March. 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.

T-Shirt Exchange tent location and times:

Race Kit Collection, City Botanic Gardens
Royal Palm Lawn, Cnr Alice and Edward Street

8.30 am–1 pm, Saturday 7 March
5.30 am–6.30 am, Sunday 8 March

Do our individual race times get recorded?

Only those who registered to run or jog will have their race time recorded—timing chips are included in the entry price. You will be sent an SMS with your time after the event. Please visit the website for race times upon conclusion of event.

Will there be water available on the course?

You bet! To keep you hydrated water stations will be located throughout both the 6 km and 10 km events and at the finish line and Finishers Village.

Are there toilets at the start of the race and on the course?

Toilets/Port-a-loos will be available in the event precinct (close to the finish line). Toilets are within walking distance of the start/finish area and will open from 6 am.

Will medical help be available on the course?

First aid/medical assistance will be available in the start/finish area. A roaming first aid team will also patrol the course.

Will there be official photographers on the course?

Yes, there’ll be official photographers at the event. Keep your event bib number so you can easily find your photograph online. You can download your picture from this website or the RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run Facebook page.

Can I get a refund if I’m unable to participate?

Under the Terms and Conditions of entry, we’re unable to offer refunds.

However, if you have a loved one, friend or work mate that can take your place, you’re more than welcome to pass your registration onto them. If you need to transfer your registration to another person please give us a call on 1800 440 155 and one of the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run team members will be able to help you with this.

Can I volunteer? 

Our volunteers play a big part in making the event happen! Fill in your information, via the 2020 IWDFR web form to express your interest in becoming a volunteer on event day, or in the lead up.

Male mates, furry friends and bubs

Can men come?

Yes! We love that our male family members and friends want to come and support the women in their life. Men are more than welcome to register and put on a pink t-shirt, and are also eligible for prize categories.

Can I run with my dog?

With the number of participants expected and for health and safety reasons, no animals are allowed. So please leave your fur-babies at home.

Are prams/strollers allowed?

Prams/strollers are permitted on the course and children under the age of 5 do not need to register but must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian at all times.

What about my baby in the pram—is there any extra cost involved?

No, you don’t have to pay for your baby if they’re in a pram or stroller. We do ask that if you’re walking or running with a pram/stroller, you start at the rear of your race category.

Do I need to pay for my child to walk with me?

If your child is able to walk the whole course, then they’ll need to be a registered participant on the day. We even have kids t-shirts for them to wear!

Can someone who hasn’t registered join in with me?

No, each person taking part in the RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run has to be registered online or in person at the event precinct (our legal team are pretty strict on this as it's part of the conditions of our Public Liability Insurance).

Raising money for women with breast cancer today

How can I help women with breast cancer today?

Did you know, on any given day, 53 people* will have their worlds turned upside down when they hear the words 'You have breast cancer'?

These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends—and they need your help.

By raising funds for Mater Chicks in Pink as part of your participation in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run you can make an immediate impact for these women.

The funds you raise will go towards providing personalised, practical support services such as counselling, yoga and art therapy and mastectomy bras for women who have lost one or both breasts. These support services will make life easier for women affected by breast cancer right now, when they need your support the most.

Your fundraising efforts will also be helping to fund life-saving research at Mater to better understand and treat breast cancer in the future.

Ultimately, you’ll be helping to make life easier for women with breast cancer today and saving more lives tomorrow.

*Breast Cancer Network Australia, 2019

Do I have to fundraise?

Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on such a large public event. This means we really do rely on amazing individuals like you to get involved and do what you can to support women with breast cancer.

With your help, in 2020 Mater Chicks in Pink is aiming to raise $750 000 to help fund practical support services to make life easier for women with breast cancer today as well as life-saving research at Mater so we can better understand and treat breast cancer in the future. Whether you are new to fundraising or a seasoned pro—we’re committed to supporting you and your team in your fundraising efforts. So please contact us if you have any questions by calling 1800 440 155 or emailing womensdayfunrun@mater.org.au

Raising as little as $109 can make an immediate impact—helping to restore a woman's confidence after surgery to remove one or both breasts, by providing her with a beautiful mastectomy bra.

Can I dedicate my run/walk to a loved one with breast cancer?

Absolutely! In fact, we would love that! We have specially made tribute cards that will be included in your race kit, or you can pick one up on the day and pin to your singlet or t-shirt.

After the race, we encourage you to place your tribute card on the RACQ Tribute Wall to honour your loved ones.

Can I get a receipt for my donation?

Of course! Any donation over $2 is tax deductible. After making a donation you'll automatically receive a receipt via email.

I want to approach businesses for prizes or donations to help with my fundraising — how do I prove that I'm authorised to raise funds for Mater Chicks in Pink?

If you need an Authority to Fundraise letter to show local businesses, please email womensdayfunrun@mater.org.au and we will send one to you. This document is proof that you are an approved fundraiser.