Entries have Reopened!!

It is our 40th Anniversary!!!

Sunday 28th August 2022

Please note:

Be a part of our new milestone and take home one of our special commemorative medals celebrating this achievement! There are limited spots for all events. Some will be closing soon.

The 40th 3 Waters Running Festival is required to comply with WA Department of Health COVID Event Guidelines, current at the time of the event.  (With WA’s Safe Transition Plan from 5th February the guidelines may be adjusted further). Please refer to guidelines.

Event Pricing:

Southern Ports Ultra (18$95
Aqwest Marathon (18+)$95
Tailwind Half Marathon (16+)Sold out
MLG OZ 10 km (12+)Sold out
LiveLighter 5km Run (9+)$30

Don’t forget we have included a discount of 15% for family members. A family may consist of 2 adults (parents) and 1 or 2 children (under 16).

Merchandise – Online orders have now closed!

Some items will be available on Saturday 27th August

Technical Running Top – Round neck only
Race Cap


The Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival on 28th August 2022 is our 40th Bunbury Marathon. The course is designed to showcase Bunbury’s natural assets. It is called the Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival because it takes in the Leschenault Inlet, Koombana Bay and the Indian Ocean. For good measure we’re including the Bunbury Big Swamp a well.

Bib pick up, race start and all the weekend activities take place at the Bunbury Recreation ground. (Cnr Ocean Drive and Symmonds St)

Course Maps

E-Briefing. E-briefing will take place before each event on the day. This information is given as an advance information service to prepare competitors for the rules and regulations and general conduct of the event. Read through these briefing notes carefully as they will provide you with a guide.

Race Registration. Registration can be done online until 26th August. No registrations will be accepted on race day.

Race Pack Collection. Race packs can be collected on Saturday 27th August between 10am and 3pm, or on the morning of the event at the Bunbury Runners Club rooms. Please make sure you arrive in good time to collect your race pack and prepare yourself for the event. Your race kit will contain a race bib which has the timing chip attached. In the event that demand for the gifted items exceeds supply, priority will be given to the earlier entrants.

Race Bibs and Timing. The event bib must be displayed at all times. Do not cover your event bib with a jumper or shirt. Do not damage the chip that is located on the reverse of you bib.

Race Day Briefing. Briefing will be presented on the big screen on the Saturday as well as prior to the event. Please watch and listen to this carefully as it will assist you during your run.

Aid Stations. Aid stations will be around 5km apart. See map above for locations.

Start Times:

Southern Ports 50km Ultra-Marathon: 6:10am

Aqwest Marathon: 6.30am

Tailwind Half Marathon: 7.30am

MLG OZ 10 km: 8:00am

LiveLighter 5km: 8:10am

Presentations: 11:30am


Southern Ports 50 km Ultra 1st male and female: $500 ea.
Southern Ports50 km Ultra 2nd male and female: $300 ea.


Aqwest Marathon 1st male and female: $500 ea.

Aqwest Marathon 2nd male and female: $300 ea.

Aqwest Marathon 3rd male and female: $200 ea.


Tailwind Half Marathon 1st male and female: $300 ea.

Tailwind Half Marathon 2nd male and female: $200 ea.

Tailwind Half Marathon 3rd male and female: $100 ea.


MLG OZ 10km 1st male and female: $150 ea.

LiveLighter 5km 1st male and female: $100 ea.


Presentations for the 5km event and the 10km event will commence at 10.30am.

Presentation will commence at 12 noon, Sunday 28th August 2022 for the Half Marathon, Full Marathon and the Ultra Marathon.


Runners in the marathon, ultra-marathon and half marathon, will receive a commemorative medal.

Cut Off Time. The cut-off time for the Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival is 12.30PM. Road closures, aid stations and official timing ceases operation at this time.  Any participants who have not completed the course by 12.30pm must revert to using the public footpaths and observe normal pedestrian rules. Any continuance after 12.30pm will be unaided and entirely at the participants own risk.

Participants in the full marathon and 50km ultra marathon events must be passing the Rocky Point car park on Ocean Drive immediately adjacent to the start / finish oval before 11:30 am , after which a cut off will be imposed and participants will be required to withdraw from the race (DNF).

Drink Stations. There will are numerous drink stations along the course all providing water and electrolytes -Tailwind. (Check the course map for the drink station locations). If you are using personal drinks and nutrition products, these will be taken to the drink stations located at the start/finish oval and at the drink station on Ocean Drive immediately outside the Start finish oval if placed in the specially marked boxes during race pack collection on Saturday 10th April or before 6:00 am on race day. Please mark these items clearly. Drink station personnel are not responsible for locating and handing out these products.

Toilets: There are lots of public toilets at the event start/finish and along the course.

Outside Assistance. No vehicles are permitted on the run course.

 The use of iPods or similar headset devices by participants is not permitted. They are not be used as they increase the risk to participants on the course and instructions from officials cannot easily be heard.

Medical: It is every competitor’s responsibility to ensure that they are fit and capable of running the full distance of their race. Runners should ensure that they drink enough water and consume enough food to complete the race. First aid is provided at the start / finish area. First aiders will travel on course to attend an emergency if required. Transportation to hospital is not part of the service provided. It is strongly recommended that all competitors have their own personal health insurance, accident or ambulance cover. Competitors will bear all financial responsibility for any medical treatment arising from participation in this event including ambulance, doctor, hospital fees etc. Race organizers strongly encourage any competitor who is feeling unwell prior or during the event to act with caution and seek medical advice on their participation or continuing participation. Race organizers reserve the right to withdraw a runner based on medical grounds.

Competitors must follow the directions of the officials or marshals. Road closures apply but participants must still look out for hazards and place their own safety and that of others as their first priority. Be respectful of people sharing the footpaths. Enjoy your time at the finish line but remember to clear the area to ensure the track is not impeded for other runners who may be carrying on for longer distances.

Parking. There is parking along Ocean Drive if you arrive before the road closures and are willing to stay until the event is over and the road closures are removed. There is parking in marked bays in the surrounding streets. Please do not park in the nearby Officeworks carpark. There is no parking in the Bunbury Runners Club car park on race day.

Facilities. There are hot showers and toilet facilities at the Bunbury Runners Club rooms and additional public toilets immediately across the Ocean Drive.

Changing Event Distances.Event distances can not be changed as this causes significant problems for race organisers reconciling results.

Withdrawals. If you are forced to withdraw from the event there will be no refunds provided.

Covid -19 Policy

If State regulations prevent this event from proceeding we offer 2 options.

A. Donate your entry fee to the Bunbury Runners Club

B. A refund less $10 for administration costs.

Failure to Complete your Event. You must notify the organisers if you are unable to complete the event you started. This is important for organisers to help reconcile results.

It is our mission to give you the best running event experience possible so that it will create a happy memory that will last and keep you coming back to Bunbury and Bunbury Runners Club events in future years. Our running festival is not a profit generating event for Bunbury Runners Club. The fees and sponsorship moneys are all invested in creating value for participants.

Once registered for the Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival, you are welcome to join us at the Bunbury Runners Club for our Thursday night running events until the festival weekend. Our Thursday evening runs start at 6pm during summer months.

If you have any queries you can contact us directly by email: brc6230marathon@gmail.com

Fiona Collins
Race Director

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2 months ago

Bunbury Runners Club

Reflectors and lights were the team uniform essential last night 🔦

It was good to see the group out and about for our 5k club championship race with some speedy results 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🏃🏽‍♂️

It’s not easy this time of year but that doesn’t stop our runners!

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