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What is HBF Run for a Reason?

HBF Run for a Reason is Perth's biggest annual fitness fundraising challenge and has been bringing over 30,000 people together annually since 2010.

Each year, thousands of participants choose a charity and fundraising goal to run, walk, or wheel towards. Powered by kindness, HBF is proud to put on an event that allows West Aussies to raise vital funds for important charities close to their heart.

Thanks to our passionate participants, the event has helped raise more than $11 million over 11 years, for over 200 charities. This is community spirit at its best and it’s why HBF loves putting on this event for the WA community.

For its 12th year, HBF Run for a Reason 2024 is aiming to raise over $1.2 million for charities while celebrating togetherness in the heart of Perth.

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Start map

Map - HBF Run start area

Finish map

Map - HBF Run finish area
Three members of a mariachi band


Our tribe of volunteers are the backbone of HBF Run for a Reason and play a crucial role in ensuring the event runs smoothly. This year, our volunteers are proudly supported by HBF Physio by Life Ready.

If you’re keen to be a volunteer and support us in ensuring HBF Run for a Reason is a fun and safe event, read through the role descriptions and find out more about registering here.

If you have any questions about the roles please email volunteer@hbfrun.com.au

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How to get your gear

If your packs have not arrived, you have not been able to make pack collection or if you have any general event enquiries please email enquiry@hbfrun.com.au

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Getting to and from the event

Public transport is the easiest way to get to and from the event and the best part is that it's FREE for all HBF Run for a Reason participants. Simply show your participant bib or e-ticket to travel on all Transperth services for complimentary travel until 3pm.

There will be additional services running to cater for crowds, so be sure to plan your journey by visiting transperth.wa.gov.au

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Three members of a mariachi band


There will be loads of fun, family-friendly entertainment at the start line, on-course and at the finish line at Gloucester Park.

You can expect DJ’s and your favourite tunes to hype you up along the course, face painting and glitter at the start line, and entertainment throughout the course.

At the finish line, you can expect activities galore including music, giveaways, food trucks, and more entertainment!

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HBF Run start area

City of Perth Bag Drop

Either drop off your belongings to us at Pack Collection and we will transport it to the finish line for you to collect OR drop them off at the City of Perth Bag drop at Forrest Place on event day.

Items dropped off on event day need to be collected by 12pm from the same location and will not be transported to finish line.

Event organisers will do everything they can to look after your belongings but accept no responsibility for their security so please leave any valuables at home.

Delivery to finish line

Before event day, you can drop your belongings at Pack Collection.

We'll transport it to the finish line so it's ready for you to pick up after the event.

All bags must be collected from the finish line by noon on event day.

Forrest Place storage

You can drop your items at the City of Perth Bag Drop area located in Forrest Place (start line) from 6am on event day - just remember that you'll have to collect them from here too by 12pm on event day.

No bags from the Forrest Place start area will be transported to the finish line.


There are first aid stations at the start line in the CBD, on-course, and at the finish line at Gloucester Park. All drink stations on-course will have a first aid station and these can be located on the course maps on the distance pages. If there is an emergency and you are not nearby a first aid station, call 000.


The HBF Run for a Reason course is fully accessible and there are wheelchair-access drop-off areas at the start line on: Milligan Street, Wellington Street, and Barrack Street. Refer to the start line map here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just contact our event team on enquiry@hbfrun.com.au.

Flick your kit

Worried about being cold at the start area? Simply bring a jumper, jacket, or other items, and flick them to the side of the start line. Our volunteers will collect everything and donate it to Vinnies.

Make sure to remove any personal items e.g. mobile phones, wallet before you pop your jumper or jacket aside. Please don’t wear/bring any garbage bags or plastic as these can become a serious tripping hazard.

Remember once you flick it, it’s collected, along with approximately two tonnes of garments and taken straight to sorting facilities at Vinnies.

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