Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Lugton's Round the Bridges? We've attempted to answer the most frequently asked questions below. If you cannot find an answer to your question, don't hesitate to contact us.

How do I enter?

The most popular way to enter is via our online entry system. This is a quick and easy process which allows you to enter the event from the comfort of your own home, with both Visa and Direct Debit payment options available. Alternatively, you can contact us for a paper entry form which we can send out to you, 07 856 7215 or info (at) classicevents.co.nz

Is there a late fee?

A late registration fee of $10.00 for the First Credit Union 6km Fun Run & Walk and 12km Fun Run & Walk category entries and $5.00 for Grassroots Trust 2km Kids Challenge entries will apply to all entries placed after midnight, Tuesday 14 November 2017. Click here for more information

Can I transfer my entry?

There are a range of transfer options available. Click here for more information

I can no longer take part. Can I get a refund?

Refunds are available but there are a number of policies which apply. Click here for more information

I have lost / did not receive my confirmation

If you have lost / have not received your confirmation email, please contact Natasha - natasha (at) classicevents.co.nz who will re-send it.

How do I purchase event merchandise?

ThermaTech event merchandise is available to purchase during the online event registration process. If you are not entering the event but would like to purchase event merchandise, you can do so via our online store. If you have completed your event entry but have now decided to purchase event merchandise, you can do so through the online store using the username and password you created during the online registration process. For information about sizing and delivery, click here

Where can I park on event day?

Parking is available throughout Hamilton City Centre, including multi-story parking facilities at Centre Place (Bryce Street) and Anglesea Street. On-street parking is also available throughout numerous locations within the City Centre, but please be aware that Victoria Street will be closed on event day.

The City Centre will also be a bit busier than usual, so we would advise all participants who intend to bring a vehicle to arrive early on event day. We'd also recommend using public transport as much as possible... or even better, why not have a nice warm up by walking to the event!

Where do I register?

Event day Registration takes place in the Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge at the rear of Garden Place (behind the marquees). This is where you will pick up your Race Pack which includes your race number and timing chip. For more information, including alternative options to event day registration, click here

How is the Start Line organised?

Once again in 2017, the Start Line will be divided into Start Zones. Each zone will set off in waves, meaning that thousands of participants aren't all trying to start the fun run at the same time. This way, we greatly reduce the risk of any accidents and ensure that all runners / walkers have a positive experience at the Start Line.

How do I know my Start Zone?

Your Start Zone is determined by your estimated finish time (i.e. roughly how long you think it will take you to complete your run / walk). How to estimate your finish time as well as all other information related to Start Zones can be found here. If you are still unsure, don't worry, we will help you find your correct Start Zone when you pick up your Race Pack at registration.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately dogs will not be permitted to accompany participants during their run / walk at this year's event. Unless you require the aid of a 'Service Dog' to complete the event, please leave your furry friend/s at home or with a friend / family member at the start / finish line. 

Can I run / walk with a stroller?

Mum / Dad and baby are more than welcome to run with a stroller. However, to ensure the safety of baby and other participants, all runners / walkers with a stroller will start in the final wave (the Pink Start Zone).

Can parents run with their child in the Grassroots Trust 2km Kids Challenge?

The Grassroots Trust 2km event is for kids only. The course is supervised by event staff and Team Energize, and is designed to be completely safe for children to participate in on their own. Cheering along the sideline from parents however is greatly encouraged!

What are the event Terms & Conditions?

Click here for the 2017 Round the Bridges Terms & Conditions

Road Closures

Road Name Details Times Affected

Worley Place

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 12 noon - Sunday 4pm

Victoria Street

(Between Alma St and Hood St)

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 6.00am –4.00pm

Collingwood Street

(Between Victoria St and Alexander St)

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 6.00am –4.00pm

Victoria Street North

(Between Alma St and Rostrevor St)

Partial Closure

(South bound only lanes closed)

Sunday 9.45am – 11.00am

Rostrevour Street

(Between Victoria St and Hamilton Pde)

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 9.45am – 11.00am

Claudelands Road

(Between Victoria St and Heaphy Tce)

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 9.45am – 11.00am

Memorial Drive

(Between Bridge St and Fairfield Bridge)

Partial Closure

(North bound only lanes closed)

Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Fairfield Bridge

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 9.45am - 10.45am

Grantham Street

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 9.00am - 11.30am

Hillsborough Terrace

Full Closure

(no vehicle access)

Sunday 9.00am – 11.30am