Run For the Kids returns to Docklands this April

Run For the Kids returns to Docklands this April

The Herald Sun/Transurban Run for the Kids is returning on Sunday, April 3 and organisers, which will see much of Docklands closed to traffic.

The event is one of the largest fundraisers for the annual Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, with $19.4 million having been raised since the inception of the event in 2006.

These much-needed funds are used to make a difference to the lives of Victoria’s sick and most vulnerable kids.

Organisers are encouraging locals to join the 25,000 participants supporting the cause by running or walking in the event or donating time as a volunteer.

On April 3, there will be several road closures in Docklands to manage participant and spectator movements during the event. An interactive map showing road impacts is available at

“Our objective is to close roads for the shortest possible time, and we are focused on minimising disruption wherever possible. There will be a significant impact on traffic in and around the course during the event, with road closures in place to ensure the safety of participants,” a statement from organisers read.

“There is no parking on the course itself during the road closure period. At all times emergency access and the movement of emergency vehicles takes priority.”

New Quay Promenade/Waterfront City: 1.30am to 12pm

Access to NewQuay Promenade/ Waterfront City is possible from Footscray Rd via Waterfront Way only and traffic controllers will be on location to assist.

Pearl River Rd will be closed between 1.30am and 12pm. Docklands Drive will be closed in both directions from Harbour Esplanade to Pearl River Rd from 1.30am until 12pm, other than to facilitate access during the below times for those south or west of Docklands Drive. There will be limited local access across Docklands Drive via Doepel Way and Waterfront Way only, but only before 7.30am, between races from 9am to 9.20am and then after 10.15am.

Docklands Precinct (Harbour Esplanade) and Victoria Harbour from 1.30am – 2.30pm

Harbour Esplanade will be closed from 1.30am until 2.30pm in both directions from Charles Grimes Bridge to Footscray Rd. From 1.30am there will be no access into Docklands and Victoria Harbour using Charles Grimes Bridge. The Charles Grimes Bridge closure will remain in place until 2.30pm. Victoria Harbour will be accessible for local traffic throughout, via Bourke St only. Traffic controllers will be on location to manage access requirements. Collins St will be closed in both directions between Navigation Drive and Spencer St.

To contact the Race Office call 9292 2901 or email [email protected]

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