Sunday 14th April at 6:30 AM

Registration for the Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival will open 1st November 2023

Keep an eye open for our new and improved course for you to see the beauty of Bunbury!

Start Times for 2024 – may vary .

Marathon…..(18+)6.30am ……Cut off at 12.30pm$80
Half Marathon…(16+)7.30am$70
5km… (9+)8.10am$40

Keep checking our page to view our new event shirt coming soon!!!

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 for 2023 – may vary for 2024

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

Past Results

Results for 2023 are available on the results page. Click here!

There is also the link via timing website at

Photos for 2023

Photos are now available ! Click on the link to view, then download your favourite memories.

Thanks to all our Sponsors

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