Frequently Asked Questions

Where is bib collection?

2024 race bib collection details will be confirmed closer to the event date.

What is the Burnie 10 Street Party?

Introduced in 2023, details on our 40th edition celebrations will be announced closer to the event.

Will there be Pace Runners?

Pacer Applications are managed by the Tasmanian Road Runners (TRR).

On the day each ‘TRR Angel’ will be easily identifiable in their ‘TRR Angel’ tops with their pace time clearly visible on a flag attached to their back.

TRR also organise ‘Foot Soldiers’ whose job it is to come last.

If you are interested in acting in either role, please contact TRR directly before registering.

How do I apply for an elite start?

We support elite athletes and have a comprehensive elite athlete program. Please contact the team on if you wish to be considered for elite treatment. These are on a case by case basis.

What is the course cut-off time?

In 2024, the course cut-off time will be 11:45am. This is the time that we will be asking any runners or walkers who are still on course, to please move onto the walking track.

How can I register a team?

There are 2 options for entering a team for your workplace, running club or family:

  1. Fill out a Group Entry form - fill out the form with your team's details, send it back and the Burnie 10 will enter your team for you.
  2. Distribute a Code - the Burnie 10 can create a code for you to send out to your team members to enter themselves online.

For a code, the form or more information, please contact

Are animals allowed on course?

No. Only assistance animals are allowed on course.

Is the event hosting any Championships?

The Burnie 10 hosted the 2023-24 Tasmanian 10km Road Running Championships (Open/40+/50+/60+) – a World Ranking Competition.

The Tasmania 10km Championships will be recognised in the following age groups for men and for women:

- Open

- Over 40

- Over 50

- Over 60

Is there a course cut-off for the 10km?

Yes, there is a 2 hour time limit for the 10km.

Participation is one of the key attributes of the Strait Link Burnie Ten.

Due to the need to return our course to highway traffic within 2 hours, it is imperative we consider any competitors that may be outside our time limit.

The Strait Link Burnie Ten will accommodate all participants competing in all events.

Any participant that is likely to exceed the 2 hour limit, will be provided with alternative options to ensure they can still participate fully & complete as many kilometres (up to 10) that they would like.

Participants will be guided on course & given every encouragement to complete their preferred distance.

How does the pricing work in 2024?

To celebrate 40 years of the Burnie 10, we have a 40 week pricing special!

Enter the first week entries are open (from Jan 30) and get 39% off.  Next week 38% and so on.  So the earlier you register, the more you save.

No discount codes needed, check Race Roster to see what discount you get!

Standard pricing is $50 for the Burnie 10km and $35 for the Elphinstone Group 5km. U21 discount automatically applied at checkout. $10 standard entry for the Kid's Dash, which is exempt from 40 year pricing special.

What is the event date for 2024?

The 2024 Burnie 10 will be held on Sunday, October 27. Entries are open now!

When do entries open for 2024?

Entries are now open!

Is there an event booklet for 2024?

Yes. It will be released a few weeks out from event day.

Will the event be live-streamed?

Duff TV have live streamed the event in recent years.

You can view the 2023 livestream here.

Will there be presentations this year?

Yes. Details to come closer to the 2024 edition.

What are the team options for the Burnie 10km or Elphinstone Group 5km races this year?

Create a team with your friends, family and colleagues in the Schools or Social/Corporate categories.

Team prizes awarded to the biggest team overall in the School and Social/Corporate categories and the best team name over both categories.

Can I transfer events?

Yes, you can transfer events via RaceRoster. Please note there is a $2.00 transfer fee.

Deadline for transfers to others is 27th September, 2024.

Is there any prize money offered this year?

Prize money details can be found here.

Does the 2024 event count towards the Burnie Ten 10 club?

Absolutely! Every participant in the Burnie Ten is credited with a race finish. Everyone who has completed ten Burnie Tens are elevated into the Burnie Ten 10 Club and recognised on our Burnie Ten Honour Board.

Can I get a refund?

If you enter and then cannot run, you have some options, all of which are available until 27th September.  

  1. Transfer entry to a friend for $2 using the raceroster transfer function in the registration system.
  2. Defer your entry to the following year.
  3. Refund, less a $10 administration fee.

No refunds, transfers or deferrals are possible after 27th September, 2024

To action this or for any queries, please email

I’m a carer for a disabled entrant and wish to assist them during the race. Do I have to enter too?

Yes, but as a carer we offer discounted entries. Contact for your code.

Can I still register online on race weekend?

Yes. This year our online registration remains open right up until 3pm, Saturday 26th October.

What’s the minimum age required to enter the Burnie Ten?

There is no official restriction on an entrant's age. There are risks involved with any physical activity and all children's registrations must be signed by their parent/guardian/caretaker. 10km is a long way for any child to complete.

The Burnie Ten committee strongly advises the parents of all children aged 13 and under to either consider the Kid's Dash and/or the Harcourt's 321 GO Kids Race held in Burnie this November or our 5km event as more appropriate events to enter. Younger participants should be chaperoned.

Can I wear headphones or earphones while I compete?

The Burnie Ten committee advises against wearing ipods and other personal audio devices for your safety and those around you. A safe runner is fully aware of their surroundings. However, it is not mandatory.

I understand all results are ‘provisional’ after the event. When do they become official?

All results are initially provisional to allow us to address timing errors, possible software errors and race protests or objections. After 72 hours {Wednesday at 11am} results become official.

What is the timetable for 2024?

Burnie 10km:

Wave 1 - 10:00AM

Wave 2 - 10:02AM

Dew South Kid's 800m Dash:


Elphinstone Group 5km:


Please note this is subject to change.

Ready to get running?

Whether you’re a seasoned long distance runner, an eager novice or someone who hasn’t necessarily had the time to prepare for a full 10km distance - either the 10km and 5km are perfect events to set your sights on!

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