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The B&E Tasmanian Running Festival will be held on Sunday, 3 June 2018.

The B&E Launceston Ten is AIMS certified accurate and is precisely 10km. The event is also run under IAAF rules. The Running Edge 5km distance is only approximately 5km.

The 10k start time: 10.30am.
The 5k start time: 9.45am.
The Kids 2k start time: 9.15am

Anyone can enter the event! Whether you are an elite athlete, club runner, gym member, or simply someone who enjoys a social walk or jog. With the choice between a 2km for the kids or a 5km or a 10km for all, this is the perfect event to test yourself before the winter and spring major classic events or simply complete your first fun run.

We will be looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help us out in 2018. Dates and registrations will be advised shortly.

There are two drink stations on the 10k course; the first just before the 2.5km mark (or the 5km turning point) and the second at the 7.5km mark.  All drink stations will have water only.

Medical teams will be located along the course at various locations. If you are feeling unwell, please report to the nearest official or medical personnel as soon as possible. If you see any fellow participant/s in distress, please report the incident to the nearest course official Medical team member. If it is an emergency, please dial ‘000’ and report the exact location of the incident.

No iPods and other music devices are permitted. This is a requirement if the insurance policy that covers all participants in the event. It has been found that participants using such devices are unable to hear instructions from Police and course marshals. Participants have also been unable to hear emergency vehicles that have been required on some courses.

Online registrations close Saturday 2 June at 9:00 pm. Alternatively, you can register in person over event weekend:-

  • Friday 1 June at B&E, Brisbane Street
  • Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June at the registration tent at City Park.

Paper entry forms can also be found at B&E Branches within Tasmania, or you can email info@launcestonten.com.au or call 02 9282 0413 and a paper entry form can be posted to you. Note that the deadline for paper entry forms is Friday 11 May 2018.

You can pay through our secure online payment system by MasterCard and Visa card. You can also pay via cash or EFT at any B&E Branch in Tasmania. Late entries will also be taken on event day, Sunday 3 June 2018 from 8.00am, but are subject to availability.

Runners wanting a preferred start must first register online then complete a Preferred Start Application Form. As a guide, preferred starts will be offered to males running under 35 mins and females running under 40 mins. Enquiries for a preferred start will be confirmed within two business days of completing the application form and are subject to availability.

Yes – Team Captains need to create a team by choosing the “Create a Team” in the pop-up box during registration.

If you require payment via invoice, create your team from the registration page, and follow these steps:

  1. Select the entry type, e.g. B&E Launceston Ten Adult – Early Bird.
  2. Click “Create a Team” on the pop-up box.
  3. Fill in your details as the Team Captain, and the team details.
  4. Select “Pay Later” as the team payment option.

By creating a corporate team, you agree to the Corporate Team Terms and Conditions.

All team members must be paid for by Friday, 18 May 2018 COB. A registration is not considered to be confirmed unless payment has been received.

No race bibs will be posted. They must be collected.

Race bibs can be collected from B&E Launceston, 87 Brisbane Street, between 11.00am to 5.00pm Friday 1 June.

Any kits not collected during this time can be collected on Saturday 2 June 2018 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and race day, from the registration centre, open from 8.00am within City Park, Launceston.

We understand that sometimes injury, illness or circumstances out of your control may interrupt your training or availability to run in your chosen event on the day. For this reason, you can change between events by completing a Change Event Form. Completed change forms can be sent to the Event Office via email info@launcestonten.com.au until Friday, 18 May 2018 COB.

You can downgrade with no extra cost, and the race fee difference is refundable before 16 May 2018. To upgrade, you need to pay the difference in the race fee.

All change requests after these dates MUST be done at the Registration Tent located in City Park on Saturday 2 June (11:00 am – 6:00 pm), and on Sunday 3 June (from 8:00 am).

Online Entries Rego Centre Entries
Saturday 2 June 2018 at 9pm Friday 1 June 2018, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 2 June 2018, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday 3 June 2018, 8:00am – 10:00am

Entry fees are non-refundable for non-starters and non-finishers, and are non-transferable as per the T&C’s of the event participant agreement. Entry fees are refundable before 29 April 2018, although event organisers will retain 25% of the entry fee to cover administration costs.

Your e-ticket makes it super-fast and efficient to collect your race pack. The e-ticket is a PDF document that contains your individual race number and we will ask you for it when you come to collect your race bib. You can print your e-ticket to bring along with you or have it available on your smartphone or tablet to show our registration staff.

Our online registration platform makes it really easy to recover your e-ticket if you have lost the original email or it never arrived. Just log in to the TikTok dashboard here. Use the email address and password you registered for the event with and you’re all set! If you can’t remember your password, click the “Forgot your password?” link to go through the password recovery process.

Tip: If you are using a personal computer, check the “Remember me” box to save your password and the system will log you in automatically each time you visit for up to 3 months.

Race bib collection will be available from the B&E Launceston Branch, 87 Brisbane Street, Launceston on Friday 1 June between 11:00am – 5:00pm and from the Registration Centre, located in City Park, Launceston on Saturday 2 June between 11:00am – 8:00pm.

If you are unable to collect your bib on the Friday or Saturday, last minute collection will be available from the Registration Centre located in City Park, open from 8:00am on Sunday 3 June.

Please remember to bring your e-ticket with you. We need your bib number printed on your e-ticket to find your race bib quickly.

Please be aware that we do not encourage race bib collection on race day, queues can be long and it can lead to a lot of unnecessary stress when you’d rather be focussing on getting ready for your event. Therefore, we strongly encourage all participants to make it along to the pre-race collection days so that you can turn up on race morning ready to race.

If you are unable to pick up your race bib, you can nominate someone to collect it on your behalf provided that they have a copy of your e-ticket.

If you have lost or damaged your race bib or timing tag, you can get a replacement from the event Registration Centre on Sunday 3 June from 8:00 am.

Yes! Simply log in to the TikTok Dashboard using the email address and password you used during registration.

  1. Select “My Registrations”.
  2. Click the “details” button of your registration you wish to edit.
  3. Select “Make Changes” and “Add Items to Cart”.
  4. Follow the prompt to complete the transaction.

Exact arrival times can vary from event to event. All entrants will receive a “RACE WEEK UPDATE” email 3-4 days prior to the event with race specific notes on it. In general, if you have already registered and received your race pack (so you have your race number and timing chip), you should arrive at the race venue no later than 45 minutes prior to your race start time. If you still need to register or collect your race pack, you should arrive no later than 1 hour prior to your race start time.

The race will start and finish in Launceston’s City Park. The iconic city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live entertainment also on offer, as well as a Kids Clinic on Saturday. See course map here.

Check under the “Race Info” tab for the “Getting There/Parking” page which has full instructions.

Check under the “Race Info” tab for the “Getting There/Parking” page which has full instructions.

A baggage storage area will be provided within City Park and managed by Rotary. A $2.00 donation will be required should you chose to leave an item during your race, and will need to be collected by 12:00pm.

We will update the event website as soon as results are available on race day. You will find your results by clicking the Results tab/button on the menu.


If you cannot find your name in the results at all, check the spelling of your surname and try using less letters in the search box – “smi” will find “Smith”, “Smithson”, etc. If that doesn’t work, try searching using the race number you wore on race day if you still have it.

If you can find your name in the results but there is no time shown, or you think the time is wrong, please get in touch with us using the contact form or emailing info@launcestonten.com.au, and select the subject ‘Timing Enquiries’ on the Contact Us page. Complete as much information as you can and we’ll do our upmost to get your result sorted.

The official results are based on Gun Time as per the IAAF rule 165 part 24; as this event is run under these rules and times can be used for selection into international and Olympic events we must abide by these rules.

However, we always provide net time for participants to know the true (net) time it took for them to run from the start line to the finish line.

Transponder System
24. The use of Transponder Timing Systems approved by IAAF in events held under Rules 230 (races not held completely in the stadium), 240 and 250 is permitted provided that:

  1. None of the equipment used at the start, along the course or at the finish line constitutes a significant obstacle or barrier to the progress of an athlete.
  2. The weight of the transponder and its housing carried on the athletes’ uniform, bib or shoe is not significant.
  3. The System is started by the Starter’s gun or synchronised with the start signal.
  4. The System requires no action by an athlete during the competition, at the finish or at any stage in the result processing.
  5. The resolution is 1/10th of a second (i.e. it can separate athletes finishing 1/10th of a second apart). For all races, the time shall be read to 1/10th of a second and recorded to the whole second. All read times not ending in zero shall be converted and recorded to the next longer whole second, e.g. for the Marathon, 2:09:44.3 shall be recorded as 2:09:45.

Note: The official time shall be the time elapsed between the firing of the starting gun and the athlete reaching the finish line. However, the time elapsed between an athlete crossing the start line and the finish line can be made known to him, but will not be considered an official time.

Marathon Photos are the official participant photographers of the event and will be positioned out on the course and at the finish line. You can search, view and purchase on their web site. See https://www.marathon-photos.com/ for more information. Any enquiries regarding these images should be directed to Marathon Photos.

Those wishing to obtain a Media Accreditation for event day will need to email rickfont70@gmail.com