Specsavers 12km

Course map for the  Specsavers 12km


Looking for a running challenge or a winding walk with friends through the CBD? Choose the Specsavers 12km course and take your fitness to the freeway, making your way across The Causeway and through the Northbridge tunnel. It’s a great way to up your daily step count, achieve a Personal Best, or fundraise for a vital charity.

Starting point

Corner of Hay St and William St

Finishing point

Gloucester Park, Perth WA

Starting times

First wave at 8am (Subject to change)

Cut off times

8.45am - Mitchell Fwy
10.30am Victoria Park Drive

Points of interest
  • Walk or run through the Northbridge tunnel
  • Enjoy river views across The Causeway
  • All finishers receive a medal.

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Categories and times for the Specsavers 12km

Category Your Pace Typical finishing time Start time Arrive By
Wave A Runners 50mins to 1hr 10mins 8.00am 7.15am
Wave B Runners and joggers 1hr 10mins to 1hr 25mins 8.05am 7.20am
Wave C Joggers and brisk walkers 1hr 25mins to 1hr 40mins 8.10am 7.25am
Wave D Walkers 1hr 40mins to 2hr 10mins 8.15am 7.30am
Wave E Families and Prams 2hr to 2hrs 20mins 8.20am 7.35am

Free Event Day Photos

All HBF Run for a Reason participants will be able to receive FREE on-course event photos thanks to HBF Dental. After the event, we’ll email you a link to view and download your FREE photos by searching for your bib number. Additional photo packages will also be available to purchase.

HOT TIP: To make it easier for our photographers to capture you on the day, clearly wear your participant bib on your front and smile for the camera!

While every effort is made to capture photos of everyone on event day, we may miss you if there’s a particularly large crowd.

FAQs about the 12km

Which start group should I choose?

We suggest choosing a start group based on your estimated finish time listed above. If you want to run with family and friends, it’s best to work out a similar pace and enter the same start group.

Does everyone receive an event t-shirt?

T-shirts are included as part of your registration, but sizes and quantities are limited. Be sure to get in early to secure your size and check your measurements on the sizing guide carefully as you won’t be able to change your t-shirt size.

How do I get to the start line?

There will be special train and bus services that will run on event day to get you to the start line on time. These are free for participants, simply show your participant bib to jump on.

Keep an eye out on the website as we will be publishing transport options and road closures closer to the event.

How/when do I collect my event pack?

Your participant pack will be available to collect from HBF Run for a Reason Pack Collection between Thursday 18 May - Saturday 20 May.

Is running through the tunnel bad for my health?

No it’s not – it’s a favourite part of the course for many of our participants and it’s adequately ventilated. The tunnel will be closed to traffic well before the event commences to ensure that all car emissions have cleared.