What’s happening and when?

Date Time Action
Friday, November 18 8:00am - 6:00pm Race Bib Collection at the CITYFIT Expo - Door 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Saturday, November 19 9:00am - 4:00pm Race Bib Collection at the CITYFIT Expo - Door 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sunday, November 20
6:00am Gear drop opens at 5km & 15km starts
6:30am Race HQ opens for information and bib replacements
7:15am Gear drop closes - all gear is transported to the finish
7:45am 5km event starts
7:50am All runners crossed the 5km start line
8:15am 15km event starts
8:40am All runners crossed the 10km start line
9:30am Presentations to commence

Is there postage available?

Postage is available as an optional extra for participants to select during their registration at a cost of $7.95 including GST. Please note, this option is available for participants who registered on or before midnight on Wednesday, September 21. Participants who registered on or after Thursday, September 22 will need to collect their race bib from the CITYFIT Expo.

If you have registered with an overseas address you will need to collect your race bib from the CITYFIT Expo. To check if you have selected postage, please visit your Dashboard. Postage of race bibs will commence approximately 3-4 weeks prior to race day.

Is there a Family Package available?

There is a family package available for both distances. The package includes two adult entries and one child entry. Please note, if you are registering under the family package, all members must compete in the same distance. If you are wanting to register an additional participant, you can do so at the cart contents page by clicking "Register Another".

Can I enter multiple people during the registration process?

Yes, when you arrive at the cart contents page of the registration process, click “Register Another”.  You can now commence the registration for additional entrant(s).  Please note that all registrations will be paid for in one transaction.

Can I enter on the day?

Event entries will close at 5pm the day before the event; no entries will be taken after this time.

How do I create a team?

Creating a team is a great way to bring together family, friends or colleagues as part of your participation in the 2016 City2Sea. To create a team, visit our registration form and;

1. Select your preferred registration type

2. Click 'Create a Team' on the pop-up box

3. Fill out your teams details and click 'Create my Team'

From here, you will be taken to the team managers Dashboard where it will then direct you to register yourself for the event. The dashboard is also where you can manage your team details. 

Share your team name, and password if applicable, with your team members so they can select to 'Join a Team' when registering.

How do I enter a team?

If your workplace or friends have registered a team for this years event, you can join their team when registering. You just need to use our registration form and select your registration type, click 'Join a Team' on the pop-up box and search for your team name.

If you have already registered and wish to join a team, please email us at city2sea@fairfaxmedia.com.au and include your full name, bib number, team name and team password (if applicable) in your email. 

What do I do if I have lost my eTicket?

If you have deleted your eTicket, please log in to your participant Dashboard to retrieve a copy. If your bank account has not been charged, you are not entered into the event.

Where can I purchase an iTaB or Event Day SMS?

The iTaB finishers medal insert allows you to create a lasting memento of the race for only $12. The iTaB is a customised, engraved insert which fits perfectly into the back of your finisher’s medal. Your iTaB will be manufactured after the event and sent to you in the post. Worldwide postage is included in the price.


You can also receive your results shortly after crossing the finish line with an SMS sent directly to your mobile phone.
Simply log into your Dashboard, select 'My Registrations' and 'Make Changes' to add extra items.

What happens if I have lost my race bib?

If you have lost or damaged your race bib or timing chip you can buy a replacement from the CITYFIT Expo for $20.

What happens if I start in the wrong group?

Your race bib number, including your timing bib tag, is assigned to a particular start group as selected during registration. Your bib tag will be activated as you cross the starting mats. If you begin the race prior to your designated start group time, you will NOT receive an official time and you will be disqualified.

Where can I leave my gear?

This year we will be offering participants the opportunity to drop their gear at the CITYFIT Expo. If you are not able to drop your gear off at the expo prior to race day but would still like to use the gear service, you have the option to drop your belongings on race morning at either the 5km or 15km start area.

When Drop-off location Date Drop-off times Pick-up location
Pre-event CITYFIT Expo
Melbourne Convention Centre
Friday, November 18
Saturday, November 19
8:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Village at Catani Gardens
Event Day 5km & 15km Start Area Sunday, November 20 6:00am - 7:15am Event Village at Catani Gardens

How does gear drop work?

  • You will be given a see-through bag at the gear drop area.
  • Write your bib number on the outside of the bag with the markers provided.
  • Only individual items may be placed within the bag, such as a change of clothes, lightweight jacket, water bottle, post-race snacks.
  • No personal bags of any description (backpacks, purses, handbags) will be accepted.
  • Show your bib when leaving your bag with the gear drop volunteers.
  • After your run you will be asked again to show your bib to collect your bag.

Do not leave any valuables such as wallets, keys or phones with the gear drop service. Event staff will take care of your belongings, but no responsibility will be taken for lost or damaged items.

Clothing and bags left anywhere but at the gear drop location will NOT be available for collection upon finishing the race.

Download your event poster

Where can I stay?

If you need a place to stay in Melbourne for the race, look no further than TFE Hotels. They are offering some fantastic rates for participants. Participants can enjoy a 15% discount off of the best available rate at all their Melbourne Hotels including Rendezvous Hotels, Adina Apartment Hotels and Vibe hotels. Book online now and use 'CITY2SEA' to receive this special offer! 

Can I transfer to a shorter/longer distance?

Distance transfers are available from Wednesday, November 9 until 5pm on Tuesday, November 15.

You are able to swap between distances as long as there is still availability. Participants can transfer distances through their Dashboard by following the below steps:

1. Select the 'My Registrations' tab on the left hand side of your dashboard

2. Click the 'Details' button for the entry you wish to transfer

3. Click the 'Make Changes' button and select 'Change Event Distance' from the drop down

Transfer to Fees
Longer Distance Difference in entry fee
Shorter Distance Forfeit difference in entry fee

When transferring to a different event you will be issued a new race number and bib which will need to be collected from the CITYFIT Expo. If your race bib has been posted to you, please bring it with you to be swapped over.

How is the event timed?

Your timing device for the City2Sea is a single-use bib tag. In order to receive an accurate time, please make sure your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Unaltered and unmodified – please do not bend or fold your bib
  • Not covered (eg. by a jumper)

Are there prizes on offer?

All finishers will receive a finisher's medal and downloadable finisher's certificate. Prizes are awarded for place-getters in the 2016 City2Sea.

What are the event terms and conditions?

To view the full event terms and conditions, please click here.