Race Number & Timing Tag
Other than your clothes (!) the most important thing to ensure you have with you on race morning is your race number (with timing tag attached). Read more about it here.
Your race number must be worn on the front of your shirt at all times whilst participating. The number tells us you are a valid, registered participant in the event and allows you to be identified both on course and at the finish line. See below for info on when it is produced, how the printed name works and how best to attach it.
Important! For information on when and how to receive your race number & timing tag, see our Race Pack Delivery & Collection page. Please! Don't lose your race number - replacements are $10.
Your timing tag is attached to the back of your race number. The tag contains a sensitive electronic chip so it's important to keep it dry until race day and avoid folding, crushing or puncturing it. Our timing tags are single-use and disposable - you do not need to return them after the event.
Important! Keep your race number on after you finish if you are staying for the Awards Ceremony. You'll need it to register for the spot prize draw just before the ceremony begins. Listen to the PA for announcements.
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More Information on Your Race Number
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number.
Feel free to be creative (but please keep it clean folks - we will "edit" any potentially offensive nicknames). If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead.
If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get busy with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field on the entry form and we will leave that space blank. These instructions are echoed on the entry form so you'll know what to do.
Race numbers are printed in batches ... and when you enter will affect how and what bib you receive.
If you register at least 28 days prior to the event, your race number will be printed in the first print batch. These numbers are eligible for free delivery to your home (bonus!). For single race entrants, your number will be carefully folded - length ways, so as not to crease the timing tag - and placed into a standard DLE envelope.
If you miss this deadline but register by midnight on the Sunday 7 days prior to the event, you will still get an official event race number with your name printed on it. However you will need to collect your race number from the venue during race number collection times (see link below).
If you register during race week, not only will you be paying late fees (which sux!) but you will also receive a generic "Late Registration" race number. There's still a space available for you to write your name on it if you want to - but it's not quite the same as having it printed there.
You can find out more about how you will receive your race number - and any other race materials - on our Race Pack Delivery & Collection page.
If you transfer your ticket to another person, they will receive the race number originally intended for you.
If we have already printed your race number, then your name will appear on it - we do not reprint numbers for person-to-person transfers. If we have already sent the number to you, you'll need to pass it on to the new participant - they cannot collect one from us. It's helpful to let the new participant know that even if your name is printed on the race number, their name will still be recorded in the official entrant database and results.