Here is everything you need to know about the Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn:
Where does the race course start & finish?
The start line for the Balmoral Burn is at the bottom of Awaba Street, Balmoral, right near The Esplanade intersection.
From here you go 420 metres straight up Awaba Street hill. The finishing line is located just before the roundabout at the Moruben Road and Awaba Street intersection.
What time should I arrive on race day and where do I go?
All participants should arrive at least 45mins prior to schedule races and check in and/or register at the Balmoral Burn Marquee, located on the beach at the bottom of Awaba Street. Race check ins close 15mins prior to the scheduled start time. Registrations open at 8.00am.
Are there road closures in place?
To ensure the safety of all participants and spectators, the following roads will be closed from 6.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday 26 May:
Awaba Street and the adjoining side streets - Waitovu Street, Lavoni Street, The Grove and Stanley Avenue.
There will be two Traffic Controllers on standby at Stanley Avenue to manage the cross over traffic from the northern end of Stanley Ave.
Please note that on Saturday 25 May Awaba Street and part of Stanley Avenue will have NO STOPPING signs installed from 12 noon. Please adhere to these parking signs as penalties may be issued to all parked cars.
Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service
Humpty offers a complimentary Shuttle Service from selected Mosman Council car parks between 8.00am and 2.00pm. If travelling by car or bus why not take full advantage of this free service.
Please note that due to the number of road closures it is anticipated that there will be minimal street parking available in the area. If parking on the street, please adhere to parking information and times, as fines will be enforced.
Please contact the Transport Info line on 131 500 or visit the website for all travel and timetable information.
Are prams allowed in the event?
Yes! The race category for you is Parent & Child. When registering you can enter up to 2 adults and 3 children per registration.
Is there any entertainment on Race Day?
Come and enjoy great entertainment in Edwards Park – carnival rides, face painting and food stalls including Humpty's famous BBQ.
Connect with Humpty on social media (@humptydumptyfoundation) to ensure you are kept up to date with our entertainment line up.
I don’t want to run, how else can I help?
Would you like to join the Humpty team and volunteer as a Humpty Helper at the Balmoral Burn? We would love your help and will ensure you get stuck in and enjoy the day as much as we do! Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and help towards a cause dear to you. You will meet like-minded people and should feel an overwhelming sense of pride when representing Humpty at the Balmoral Burn, or any Humpty events.
Is there a Bad Weather Policy?
If you attended the 2013 Balmoral Burn, you will know the event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.
Any weather concerns will be communicated to all participants.
Is there medical support on the day?
Yes. Your health & safety is paramount to us and for this reason we have a dedicated First Aid tent in Edwards Park (bottom of Awaba Street). SES who are trained in First Aid will be at each cross road up the race course plus doctors & an ambulance on standby at the finish line.
Registration & Different Race Types
How do the Corporate Races work?
The Corporate Team Races A and B all have four runners per team and is run in the below format:
- All four runners in the team should make their way to the holding bays located at the start line. Here you will get in your running order, i.e. Runner 1, Runner 2, Runner 3, then Runner 4. Each team member starts at the start line located at the bottom of Awaba Street.
- At the starters gun, Runner 1 starts running up the hill to cross the finish line (the full 420 metres).
- Team members at the bottom of the hill on the start line, must listen out for their bib number to be called out over the PA system. When you hear your number called for example: "108 GO", that is the cue for the next runner to start. Have your listening ears turned on!
- Each team member must run/walk up the hill (420m) and cross the finish line in order for the Team to register a 'Team Time', this is the combined times of all four runners.
Humpty's Dash is a true relay event where each runner only covers a 105m leg of the 420 racecourse before passing the baton to the next runner. It is still a four-person team relay and each runner must be an employee of the sponsoring company. Corporate teams participating in Humpty's Dash (including industry specific races) MUST assemble at the start line at 11.00am for start line marshalling.
For the Hill of Hurt Relay, all four runners start at the same time with the four times being combined to form the team time. To learn more about Hill of Hurt, click here.
What is the Primary School Challenge?
Includes Boys & Girls Years K-2 & Boys & Girls Years 3-6 races. Parents should register their children individually using the category ‘Individual or Family'. Parents must select their child's school when registering, to ensure their individual entry is part of the Primary School Challenge. The first FOUR runners from one school to cross the finish lines will be the winning team.
Runners will be marshalled to the holding bay where Event Officials will separate boys and girls into two waves making it a safer and a more enjoyable experience for everyone!
What is the Breaking Barriers Race?
Breaking Barriers race is part of the No Burn Walk.
Following a snow skiing accident, at 14,Alexandra Scott (Bub) suffered a severe brain injury.
Her resilience, courage and fight to recover continues daily. Bub hopes to inspire anyone with a disability or illness, their family, friends and the wider community to join the BREAKING BARRIERS race and show it's all about what we can do, not what we can't.
How can I take part in the Para Burn?
This is an elite wheelchair race by invitation only. All athletes must be registered prior to Race Day and race in a qualified racing chair.
Please contact Humpty on 02 9419 2410 if you would like more information.
What merchandise is available?
Humpty has a range of Burn merchandise available to purchase, both on race day and during your race registration.
All can be collected on race day at Humpty’s merchandise stall located in Edwards Park at the bottom of Awaba Street.
Children’s and adult hoodies and Brooks 2019 Balmoral Burn T-shirts will be available and more! A new range for 2019 will be released.
Will there be Burn Training Sessions again this year?
Humpty is offering FREE Burn training sessions during the month of May.
This is the perfect opportunity to get some expert advice from the fitness professionals on how to tackle the hill and how to get race day ready! We would love for you to join us, all are welcome.
Learn more & Register
How can I fundraise for Humpty?
If you are going to smash your body by challenging 'that' hill, then why not give yourself some incentive and get your family and friends to support your Balmoral Burn efforts.
As the racecourse is 420 metres, why not try and raise $420 above and beyond your registration fee by getting your family and friends to support you?
Join other Humpty Heroes and get involved.
Every dollar you raise will have a positive impact on the work Humpty is doing to help sick kids in hospital. Together we can make a difference!
This year we have introduced new incentives and rewards for our amazing Balmoral Burn fundraisers! Hit your fundraising milestones and you’ll earn cool prizes such as stylish merchandise or access to our race day BBQ lunch!
How do I Fundraise Online?
When you register for the Balmoral Burn a fundraising page will be set up automatically for you.
To personalise your page simply upload your own photo, you can even update the message to your supporters and details of your goals.
Inform your friends online about your fundraising efforts by sending your URL out via email, Facebook or Twitter. This allows easy access to your page. Donors receive an instant tax receipt.