Frequently asked questions

Is there supervision for kids along the course?


There are volunteer and paid course marshals - however all children requiring monitoring should be accompanied by a supervising adult as per the waiver terms and conditions.




Where does the race commence and what time does it start?


The race starts between the senior and junior campus on 9b Lewis Street. Runners should enter from Ernest Street. The 5km race starts at 8am and the 2.7km starts at 8.15am.




Can I run in a team?


Yes! We welcome teams of SIX or more and there will be a prize for the overall fastest team in the 5km distance only. Purchase either an adult or child ticket but don't forget to enter your team name in the field so we can record your times. Please ensure you enter the correct spelling of your team!




How do I get one of those Bally Bolt Trucker hats?


They are this season's HOT item. You can order one when you purchase your tickets and they will be available to collect when you pick up your bib. Alternatively you can drop us a line at ballybolt@gmail.com or purchase one on the day.




Where can I view the courses?


Maps of our 2.7km and 5km courses are available on the 'courses' section of this website.




Are there drinks along the course?


There will be a water station at Tania Park, but runners are encouraged to bring a water bottle as required. There is a water station at the school that can be used prior/after the event and water available is also available from the water fountain at the toilet block at Tania Park.




Can I buy food and drinks after completing the fun run?


Yes, food and drink will be available to buy at the post-race Bally Bolt Fair.




Is there parking near the start line?


There is no parking station. Participants are encouraged to utilise public transport or park in nearby streets. Please avoid parking anywhere on Lewis Street, Abbott Street or Bareena Ave.




What's the refund policy?


No refunds are available. This is a fundraising event.




Are there any booking fees?


Yes. Eventbrite adds a payment process fee to the final amount when you checkout.




How do I collect my bibs and/or trucker hat?


If you register before the Friday 13 March, bibs will be delivered to your classroom where possible. There will also be an opportunity to collect your bibs from your school (if you requested it), or pick them up on the morning of the race from 6.45am. To avoid big queues we strongly recommend you arrange collection of bibs before the day. Bib pick-up times Balgowlah Heights Public School
Friday 15 March from 8.30am - 9.15am and 3pm-4pm outside the school office. Balgowlah North Public School Please collect your bib/s from the BNPS Office by 3pm Friday. If you do not collect your bib by 3pm Friday, you can collect it at the bib collection table from 6:45am on the morning of the race. Bally Boys Please collect your bib from the Front Office. If you do not collect your bib by 3pm Friday, you will have to collect it at the bib collection table from 6.45am on the morning of the race.




Can I update my registration information?


Yes you can log back into eventbrite and change your details. You can also contact ballybolt@gmail.com if you need any help.




Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?


Yes, online up to one week prior to the event.




Do I have to sign a Waiver Agreement?


Yes, you can view online on the Eventbrite site when you register. You'll need to accept the waiver checkbox when you purchase your ticket. Click here to read the waiver.




I'd like to help out as a volunteer. What can I do?


Thank you! We're very grateful for any support we can get to help make the fun run a success. We need people to help beforehand with things like marketing, preparing the Bally Bolt Fair, handing out bibs on bib-collection days and to school classrooms. On the day we need people to marshal the race, hand out bibs, set up and tidy and lots more. If you'd like to help out in any capacity (every little helps!) please contact ballybolt@gmail.com.




Who do I contact if I have a question or a comment?


You can email us at ballybolt@gmail.com or fill in a question/comment form on the Event Info page.




Where can I leave my things when I run?


You can leave your bag inside the school hall at Balgowlah Heights Public School. All possessions are left at your discretion.




Is First Aid available?


Yes, we will have St John’s First Aid in attendance at the event, they will be located near race HQ in the grounds of Balgowlah Heights Public School.




Will there be people taking pictures and where can I see photos taken during the event?


We will have a photographer during the event and there will be plenty of opportunities to take photos at the end of the race. We will load these images on to the Bally Bolt 2020 event page on Facebook. We encourage you to upload your photos to social media using the hashtag #ballybolt




What happens to the money raised at the Bally Bolt race?


Once the cost of the race has been covered, the proceeds of the ticket sales of the Bally Bolt are going towards Balgowlah Heights Public School P & C and their various projects. Children are encouraged to get personal sponsorship for taking part in the Bally Bolt, via the downloadable sponsorship form. Proceeds from this will go towards the school's nominated charity which this year is Surf Lifesaving NSW.




Can I register on the day?


Yes, but we encourage you not to! You can register from 7.00 - 7.30am on the day of the race in the school hall.




How can I find out my times?


Times will be published on the Bally Bolt website and Facebook event page shortly after the event.




What is your waste/recycling policy?


In line with BHPS efforts to be a sustainable school and run its events sustainably, the Bally Bolt is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its event by practicing the 5 R’s:

Rethink - we will consider all aspects of the event from promotion through to execution and how it can be implemented in a sustainable manner;

Refuse - items that aren’t sustainable like single use plastics or individually packaged items will not be permitted, we will source more sustainable alternatives;

Reduce - we will minimise resource use by renting or borrowing and, where new items must be purchased, prioritising renewable and sustainably sourced items;

Reuse - we will utilise existing items wherever possible, such as furniture, administration bibs etc.;

Recycle - we will ensure waste items can be recycled and will be collected for recycling, while minimising waste to landfill.

We look forward to working with our suppliers, sponsors and other stakeholders to uphold our sustainability goals and ensure a successful event.




I'm a teacher, can I run for free?


You sure can! We really value our teachers, so as a way to say a big 'thank you', please select the 'Teacher Thank You' ticket when you register (you still need to register for both distances).




Will I need a ticket for my pre-school or younger age children?


No. Children in strollers or pre-school age are free (and won't need a bib as long as they are supervised by an adult).





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