Central Coast Running Festival

Event Start Times

EventStart TimeTrophy/Prizes
RunX Half Marathon6:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
Bersantai Medispa 10km Fun Run6:40am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
Chop 'n Chill 5km Family Fun Run8:00am1st / 2nd / 3rd M & F
3km The Indigenous Marathon Foundation #RunSweatInspire8:30am
EIRE 3km Kids Fun Run (9-12 years)8:40am
EIRE 3km Kids Fun Run (4-8 years)8:50am

Event Pricing

EventSuper Early BirdEarly BirdGeneral Entry
Until 31st January 2024Until 30th April 2024Until Thursday 21st November
RunX Half Marathon$65
(includes FREE Run Fest race shirt)
(includes FREE Run Fest race shirt)
Bersantai Medispa 10km$45
(includes FREE Run Fest race shirt)
(includes FREE Run Fest race shirt)
Chop 'n Chill 5km Family Fun Run$35
(includes FREE Chop 'n Chill race shirt)
(includes FREE Chop 'n Chill race shirt)
IMF #RunSweatInspire 3k$15$20$20
EIRE 3km Kids Fun Run (4-12 years)$15$20$20

You must be registered by end of September 2024 to have your nickname printed onto your race bib.

Bib Pick Up & Merchandise – Can be picked at Mingara One on Saturday 23rd November 2024 from 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm. There will not be bib pick up available on the race day so if you are not able to make it on Saturday 23rd November to collect your race bib you elect to have your race bib posted. If electing to have your race bib posted you will then collect your FREE race shirt and any merchandise purchase at the race hub on Sunday 24th November in Memorial Park.  Enter the Central Coast Running Festival here.

Online Entries

An online payment processing fee applies to all entry and merchandise orders. Online entries will close at midnight, Thursday 21st November 2024. This is subject to change and may close early due sell out / maximum event participants reached.

Your age category is based on age on race day.

Race entries may be closed for an event if field capacity is reached.

When completing your entry make sure you enter your nickname to have it printed on the race bib. Cut off for nickname printing is end of September 2024.

icon-entry-formTo enter into the 2024 Central Coast Running Festival, please click on the link below.

Central Coast Running Festival Online entry

Late Entries

  • We have limited field sizes in all events. Register early to avoid disappointment.
  • Online entry will be closed if participant capacity is reached.
  • Late entry subject to availability on Saturday 23rd November 2024


  • Complete online entry form
  • Collect your race pack from check-in which contains your timing chip, bib number and merchandise that you may have ordered.
  • Saturday 23rd November 2024 – Race kit collection will be available between 9:00am – 1pm and between 2pm and 6:00pm at Mingara One
  • Bib pick up will not be available on Sunday 24th November 2024. 
  • If you are not able to make it on Saturday 23rd November to collect your race bib you can elect to have your race bib posted. If electing to have your race bib posted you will then collect your FREE race shirt and any merchandise purchases at the race hub on Sunday 24th November at Memorial Park, The Entrance. Race bibs will be posted 4 weeks prior to the event.
  • Register early as we have field capacity restrictions.

Refunds & Event Transfers

  • A 50% refund will be issued up to 30th June 2024.
  • No refunds will be issued from 1st July 2024 for any reason.
  • In the event that you can no longer participate after 30th June 2024, you may choose to sell and transfer your entry to another runner of your choice up until 31st October 2024. Entry transfers will not be accepted after 1st November 2024.
  • If transferring your entry to another runner complete the “Transfer to Another Runner Form” which can be found on the event website.
  • If you can no longer participate in the event of which you are registered, you are able to downgrade to a lower distance up until 1st November 2024 by completing “Downgrade Form” which can be found on the event website. 
  • There are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers. This includes participants who have an illness or injury.
  • Entries cannot be transferred to other future events.
  • If seeking to upgrade your entry please complete the “Upgrade Form” which can be found on the event website. Upgrade available until 1st November 2024.

Team Entry

  • Thanks to event sponsor Running Repairs. The largest team at CCRF 2024 will receive $500 credit to put towards a team function at the establishment.
  • Entries in each event will count as 1 point.
  • Winner will be based on the highest number of accrued entry points and entered prior to Thursday 21st November 2024
  • Make sure you enter a team name or choose a team when processing your race entry to support your team.
  • Team Award winner will be announced at 11.30am race day. Trophy can be then collected from the event emcee.

Bag Drop

There will be a contact-less, secure bag storage area made available to competitors. Participants will receive a numbered bag tag coinciding with your race number which must be fixed to your bag before dropping it off. We also advise that though we provide this service for your convenience, you leave your belongings at your own risk. The Event takes no responsibility for any lost or stolen items. Bag Drop location is Memorial Park, The Entrance.

Pre-Race Assembly

We will open the start area 10min prior to each distance start. Wave starts will be employed to ensure a safe start for all runners.

Please enter your target race time for your event when completing the entry form.

All participants will receive an individual start time as and when they cross the start line. There will be no congregating at the start line for any extended period and no need to rush to start.

Updates will be posted here and on our event Facebook Page

Timing Chips

Timing Chips are integrated into your Race Bib and will be activated when you cross the start line. Your timing chip will start when you cross the start line of your chosen event. Your time will be automatically recorded when you cross the finish line. Please ensure that you do not bend your race bib / timing chip as it may impact its ability to scan and track your results.

Do not walk over the start or finish timing mat before your event begins, or completion of your event.

Medals and Trophies

All participants will receive a finishers medal at the completion of their designated event. Your medal can be collected as you exit the finishing chute.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male and female based on net times in the following events:

  • Half Marathon
  • 10km
  • 5km

There will be no trophies for age category winners. However, all competitors in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5km and Kids 3km Fun Run will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website.

Trophies will be awarded following each event.

Results will be available online via www.centralcoastrunningfestival.com.au


Runners Etiquette

We intend to stage an awesome, fun event in a safe and friendly environment for all competitors to enjoy. We ask that you be mindful of our race etiquette and adhere to social distancing rules. If we adopt starting waves for the event, please ensure that you start in the correct group. More information will be shared prior to the event date.

Keep to the left of the course to allow faster competitors to pass on your right side. Keep 1.5m apart where possible on the course. Be courteous to fellow competitors, public and volunteers. Please follow the instructions of the event crew at all times.

Vacate the finishing area immediately after your event. Runners are not to remain in the finishing chute and are asked to continue to move promptly through to the recovery area, away from the finish line. St. John Ambulance will be on hand, should require assistance.

Pre-arrange a meeting point after the event with family and friends away from the finishing area.

Prams and Pets

Prams are allowed, however we do ask that you start at the back of the field. Please also leave your furry friends at home – no pets of any kind are to be in the event or race precinct.


All competitors will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website. Results will be available online following the event.

Event Photography/Video

All event photos will be made available FREE after the event on our event Facebook page.

Overall Photography Mid-North Coast is the official event video partner for Run Fest Central Coast . The Overall team will be on course, in the sky, at the finish line and in the crowd taking for the duration of the event. The video will be made available FREE after the event on our event Facebook page.

Drink Stations

Drink Stations will be contact-less – self serve from the table. To assist us with hygiene we also ask that you empty your cup and place in one of the rubbish bins after the station, we want as few cups to collect from the course as possible. There will be 4 aid stations on the course which participants will have access to every approximately every 2km. Water and RunXPerform will be provided at each aid station. More information will be provided closer to the event.


First Aid

Medical personnel will be available at the first aid tent in the race precinct and at various locations on the course.

Tune in to our event Facebook page for race updates.


Toilets will be available in the Memorial Park event precinct.


For safety reasons we discourage the use of headphones, however if you must run with them, please use on one ear only or at a very low volume so you can hear vehicles, course marshall instructions and fellow competitors approaching from behind.

Race Shirts/Singlets

  • You will not be able to change shirt sizing if incorrect. Please check the sizing chart when completing your entry / merchandise order.
  • FREE CCRF Running Festival Run Fest race shirt available to all Half Marathon and 10km participants entering prior to 31st August 2024. Please note this is a FREE shirt only, not a singlet. Singlets are available for purchase and cannot be exchanged in place of the free shirt.
  • Participants in the 5k Family Fun Run will receive a #IRunToChopnChill shirt with entry until 21st August 2024.
  • Changes to shirt / singlet sizes will not be allowed if transferring your race entry to another person.
  • A small quantity of CCRF race shirts and singlets will be available online to purchase. Place your order before 31st August 2024 to avoid any disappointment. Shirts and singlets may not be available to purchase on race weekend.
  • All event merchandise must be collected when picking up race kits at the Mingara One event registration / check-in on Saturday 23rd  November 2024 or at Memorial Park on Sunday 24th November if you chose to have your race bib posted.
  • In the event of a cancellation of the event, or participants not able to attend the event, merchandise will not be posted to participants.

Our event team is working hard to put on a safe and exciting Running Festival for all to enjoy. Should you have any questions please send us a message via our Facebook page or to info@runfest.com.au.

Let’s #RunHappy in 2024