9 News 12km

Course map for the 9 News 12km

Step up to the 12km course your own way, whether you’re a runner, a wheeler, a walker or a jogger. The 12km course is your opportunity to achieve your PB; fundraise for your favourite charity; walk thousands of steps and take your one chance to walk or run through the Northbridge tunnel.

Starting point

Corner of Hay St and William St

Finishing point

Gloucester Park, Perth WA

Starting times

First wave at 8am

Cut off times

8.45am - Mitchell Fwy
10.30am Victoria Park Drive

Points of interest
  • Walk or run through the Northbridge tunnel
  • Run past the new Optus Stadium
  • All finishers receive a medal

Categories and times for the 9 News 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

Make the most of your HBF Run

We’ll help you achieve your run goals

Whether you are walking the 4km course or running your first half-marathon, HBF Fitness sessions are FREE for all HBF Run for a Reason participants. Sessions are designed to help you achieve your Run goal and there’s a level for everyone.

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Walk the walk

Look the part and wear your free 2XU event t-shirt. We’ve really stepped it up this year with a great new design in cool breathable fabric. Be sure to register early to guarantee your event t-shirt.

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Event day action

There’s a reason why we’re Perth’s most popular run. From the buzz of start line activity, to some great new on-course entertainment, you’ll be smiling all the way to the finish line. Once there you’ll receive your very own finisher’s medal and enjoy the free recovery area and kids activity zone.

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FAQs about the 9 News 12km

Which start group do I choose?

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

What do the different colour bibs mean?

Your timing device and participant bib are assigned to a starting group depending on the wave you have entered and the time you expect to take to complete the course.

Does everyone receive an event t-shirt?

T-shirts are included however sizes and quantities are limited. Get in early to secure your size. Be sure to check your measurements on the sizing guide as there are no changes to t-shirt sizes. Stay tuned for more information on how to collect your t-shirt early.

Is running through the tunnel bad for my health?

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

How do I get to the start line?

There are special event services to get you to the start line on time and are free for participants. Make sure you hold onto your participant bib, because it’s your free ticket home on Transperth buses and trains until 3pm Sunday 27 May. These buses will run continuously on loop throughout the morning.

Thank you to everyone for participating in the 2018 HBF Run for a Reason, we look forward to seeing you next year!