Sunday 16th April at 6:30 AM

Registrations are now open for 2023

Event Pricing:

Southern Ports Marathon (18+)$90
Talison Lithium Half Marathon (16+)$70
Koombana Physio 10 km (12+$50
Fitstop 5km Run (9+)$40

All finishers will receive a finisher’s medal.


$40.00 – available for sale to all competitors when registering
or may be purchased as a separate item!

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The Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival will be run on April 16th 2023. 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)

Start Times

Southern Ports Marathon…..6.30am ……Cut off at 12.30pm
Talison Lithium Half Marathon7.30am
Koombana Physio 10km8.00am
Fitstop 5km8.10am

Course Maps

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 event 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 . (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 15th 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.


There will be 2 official photographers on course. Photos will be available post event. More information soon!

Prize Money

If you are forced to withdraw refunds are available.
 6 weeks before the event 75% refund.
 4 weeks before the event 50% refund
 2 weeks before the event 25% refund.

Less than 2 weeks before the event no refund will be paid.

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:

Ian Gibbs
Race Director

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