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Run West Festival

Sun 31st Mar 2019
Sydney Motorsport Park, Ferrers Rd, Eastern Creek NSW 2766, Australia
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Enjoy West Sydney's largest community festival and all it has to offer. With a 12k fun run and 4k family run, anyone and everyone can get involved. Come along for the on-course entertainment, entry to the Zoo, live music and a chance to meet some sporting legends.
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  • 30000 participants

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YOU LITERALLY GET TO RUN THROUGH A ZOO! This isn't just a race, this is a fully fledged festival for the whole family. All the community comes together for one huge party and day of epic memories. You have two different distances to choose from and there really is a race for anyone. If you're there with your family why not take on the 4k family fun run (in this its first year). Feeling more adventurous? Then the 12k fun run is for you. The whole way round both courses there is extensive festivities and cultural pieces from the community. We will also have some very special guests including the finest sports men and women Sydney has to offer.

The finish line festival is unparalleled. This definitely isn't a race to run off at the end of it. Bask in your glory at finishing your race and enjoy everything the festival has to offer - it really is huge.

A really great added bonus is the free entry to Sydney days that you can use at any tie within three months of the end of the race. What's not to love - exercising with friends, celebrating at the festival and having free access to Sydney's new zoo!

Distances in this event

  1. RunWest 12km

    Run 12km
    7:00am Sun 31st Mar 2019
    AUD $50–AUD $60
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  2. Family Fun Run 4km

    Run 4km
    10:00am Sun 31st Mar 2019
    AUD $25–AUD $30
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Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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What’s Included

Race Day Entertainment and Inclusions

As well as entry to either the 12Km race or the 4Km Fitbit Family Fun Run, your ticket gets you to access to all the on-course entertainment on offer during race day.  All event registrations include a free pass to visit the new Sydney Zoo. That’s incredible value for as little as a $15 event entry fee! The Finish Line Festival will be hosted at West HQ where there will also be free entry to the Sydney Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre, as well as free transport to take you back to the carpark at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Start Zone

The RunWest Start Zone will be more than simply a starting line.  A destination in itself, the RunWest Start Zone will feature entertainment guaranteed to get you in the mood and motivated.  Whether you are are serious runner or a walker or somewhere in between, you will be guaranteed a great value, great day out. Sydney Motorsport Park is where everything kicks off, and there will be motorsport displays, sponsor exhibitions, live entertainment and more.

The Finish Zone

A schedule of live music with headline and support acts will appear on stage throughout the main event day. There will be plenty of action to keep the kids entertained with acts, rides, inflatables and more.

Rest and recovery areas including social gathering areas, massage sessions and hospitality sections for VIPs, clubs and organisations means there will be plenty to keep you enjoying RunWest all day.

There will be free entry into the Southern Hemisphere’s largest Gymnastics Centre with displays and “come n try” sessions. Zone Bowling is also offering free entry all day of RunWest.

Purchase your favourite event merchandise on sale at the official event Expo and take advantage of the great deals and specials on offer.

After a busy and fun day enjoy the free transport on the day with shuttles back to Sydney Motorsport Park back from West HQ.

On Course Entertainment

Enjoy the exciting entertainment on-course and at the start and finish lines.  RunWest is all about celebrating the unique multicultural communities of Sydney’s west, so join with us to experience offerings from the many and varied groups showcasing what they do best.

As well as at the start and finish lines, there will be many opportunities during the event to stop and enjoy or simply wave at the host of music and cultural acts on hand to entertain and provide a party atmosphere along the way.

Full details of the on-course entertainment will be posted here soon.

Cultural Zones

We look forward to announcing the list of participating groups and organisations showcasing their national food, pastimes, music and culture for all RunWest participants and visitors to enjoy.

Sports Stars

Heroes from rugby league, AFL, cricket, football and netball will take part in the festivities at the start zone for the Fitbit 4Km Family Fun Run, which starts at Blacktown International Sports Park.

You will have the chance to meet your favourite legends from clubs like the Western Sydney Wanderers, Sydney Thunder, Greater Western Sydney Giants (AFL, AFLW and netball) as well as NSW Rugby League stars.

Stay tuned for news of who will be joining us, coming soon….

Course Details


Soak up the atmosphere of Sydney’s only permanent race track as Sydney Motorsport Park will be the official starting point of the NAB RunWest 12Km Fun Run. The start line is located on the grid of the famous race track. The start zone will feature sponsor activations, racing car displays, drifting demos, live entertainment and more! It’s an awesome way to kick off the day.


NAB RunWest runs through the new Sydney Zoo. Can you believe it?! You’ll run past the elephants, lions, cheetahs and baboons on the NAB RunWest course and have the opportunity to take some photos with these incredible animals along the way. How amazing!


Western Sydney Parklands is Australia’s largest urban park and one of the biggest in the world. Known as Sydney’s biggest backyard, much of the NAB Runwest 12km Fun Run will take place in the picturesque parklands.


The state-of-the-art multi-sports venue was developed as a major playing and training venue for athletics, baseball and softball for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Interact with sports stars at the NAB RunWest Start Zone and enjoy the array of entertainment on offer.


West HQ is where the NAB RunWest Finish Line Festival comes to life! Runners will celebrate as they cross the finish line in both 12Km and 4Km events and then soak up the live entertainment, food trucks, exhibitions and more!

Raceday Logistics

Runwest 12Km Fun Run

The Runwest 12km Fun Run will start in waves and these are seeded based on expected finishing times. Upon registration, please ensure you select the wave most appropriate to you. Your time will not be affected as the time will be recorded as you cross the start line and finish line. Selecting the correct wave ensures everyone has the best possible experience and will assist you in gaining the best end result.

    Runners and Joggers – 7:00 am – 7:35 am
    Parkrun Wave (any participant who wishes to start in the Parkrun Wave) – 7:25 am
    Blatchy Blues Wave (any participant who wants to start in the Blatchy Blues Wave) – 7:45 am
    Everyone else (including Walkers & Wheelchairs) – 8:00 am
    The exact wave (including start time) that you will be assigned, will be finalised in February 2019.

Start Time: 7:00am

Arrival Time: 5:30am – 6:30am

Fitbit 4Km Family Fun Run

The Fitbit 4Km Family Fun Run will be started in 2 waves.

    Wave A Runners – Under 27 mins (<7 mins/km) 10:00 am
    Wave B Everyone else – (including walkers/prams/wheelchairs) 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Start Time: 10:00 am

Arrival Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Race Pack Pick Up

Bib number pick-up will be at the RunWest Expo at Made By The Hill located at West HQ from Thursday March 28 – Saturday March 30.

You will need photo identification to collect your race pack. If you are collecting a race pack on behalf of another individual you will be required to provide a letter/email/text showing you have permission to do so along with a copy of their entry confirmation.

Each entrant will receive a confirmation of their entry via email (also downloadable format), you are not required to print this but it would be a good idea to have a copy on your phone available



NAB RunWest will be operating free shuttle buses between Sydney Motorsport Park and West HQ throughout the day for all participants. For those participants parking at Sydney Motorsport Park for the start of the NAB RunWest 12Km event, this means you can drive to Sydney Motorsport Park, enjoy all that the event has to offer, including the Finish Line Festival at West HQ and then be transported back to your car at Sydney Motorsport Park after you have enjoyed all there is to offer.

For participants choosing to park at the West HQ finish line, transport will be available prior to the 12km Event start from West HQ to Sydney Motorsport Park early on the morning of event day.



For participants in the NAB RunWest 12km event starting at Sydney Motorsport Park, there are two options for parking at the park;

Enter via Gate B (Brabham Road). This parking is best if you will approach via Great Western Highway or the M4. Take the Reservoir Rd exit and approach Gate B from the East.

Entry from Gate A (Ferriers Road). This parking is best if you are approaching from Horsley Drive or the M7.

Parking costs are $5. Information on how to reserve your parking place will be available shortly.


For those in the 4km Family Fun Run the closest parking hub to Blacktown International Sports Park is at The Rooty Hill. Enter via Church St. Church street is off Rooty Hill Rd South, but due to road closures, you must approach Church St from the South (Great Western Highway side).

The Rooty Hill is approx 1km walk to the start line.


What Are The Age Restrictions For Each Event?

Both the 12Km and 4Km Fitbit Family Fun Run are open to all ages. However, all entrants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered parent or guardian for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant under 12.

Is The Course Wheelchair Friendly?

Both the 12Km and Fitbit 4Km Family Fun Run are wheelchair accessible. Participants in wheelchairs should enter and start from the last wave in each event. There is no elite wheelchair event or priority start for participants in race chairs.

Where Do I Pick Up My Race Number From?

Bib number pick-up will be at the NAB RunWest Expo at Made By The Hill located at West HQ from Thursday March 28 – Saturday March 30.

I Have Lost Or Never Received My Confirmation Email, Can I Have It Re-Sent?

Your event confirmation email will be important when you collect your race number. If you have lost it or never received it, please email RunWest and they will organise another email to be sent.

Can A Friend Take My Entry If I Am No Longer Able To Participate?

Yes, entries can be transferred from one entrant to another. Transfers are only valid for the same event in the same year. To organise a transfer, please navigate to the registration portal on the RunWest website where further instructions will assist you through this process. Please note transfers will close on Sunday 17th March 2019. After this time, no transfers will be accepted.

How Do I Get My Free Zoo Pass?

Following the completion of RunWest, all registered participants will be emailed a code to redeem a voucher at the Sydney Zoo website, which will entitle you to a free pass to the Sydney Zoo, which will be valid for up to 365 days from August 1, 2019. One pass per registered participant.

Can Someone Else Collect My Race Number on My Behalf?

We recommend entrants collect their own race number. However, if you need someone to collect on your behalf, they require a copy of your Entry Confirmation and a written authorisation letter/email/text from you outlining that you give them permission to collect on your behalf.

Can I Run with Headphones?

The use of headphones on the course is strongly discouraged. If you do choose to use headphones whilst running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

What Road Closures Will Be in Place for The Event?

Road closures will be in effect for the event and will be advertised on the NAB RunWest website closer to event day.

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    June H25th Mar
    I signed up for the 12km run can I change to 4km


    Steph E25th Mar
    Hi there, please could you reach out to [email protected] with your details? Then we can help you transfer your race. Thanks!

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