Smiddy Fun Run Race Information

Smiddy Profile 2019 New 2WHEN: Thursday 7th November, 2019, 6:15am

WHERE: PA Hospital

DISTANCES: 2.5km Walk and 5km Walk/Run

COST: $45 download entry form here

WHAT YOU GET: Entry to the Smiddy Fun Run and a delicious breakfast

REGISTRATION: 5:30am Russell Strong Auditorium, PA Hospital.

Race Categories

We encourage all fitness levels to take part in this fun run! We welcome families, children, strollers, prams and dogs (as long as they are kept on a short lead; the dogs that is, not the children).

2.5km Walk

The Walk consists of one single lap of the course. This course is suitable for ages 15/u with a guardian.

5km Walk/Run

The 5km Walk/Run consists of two laps of the course. There will be a lead bike to keep pace with the runners. This course is suitable for ages 16 years and over only.

Course Map

Download the 2019 Smiddy Map.

Map 2

On the Day

Start Times

6:15 start. Please ensure you register on your arrival. We aim for the event to be completed by around 8am.

Race Entry

Upon checking in or registering for your event on the day, you will receive a race wristband. After the run breakfast is provided and prizes will be presented.


Please ensure you register on your arrival for the run. Registrations will be open from 5:30am in the Russell Strong Auditorium. Free bag storage is available.

The Russell Strong Auditorium is located beneath the hospital. Follow the signs from the main foyer down the stairs near the staff cafe. Or from Ipswich Road follow the path around to the right of the hospital (the main entrance will be on your left).


Your entry includes a healthy breakfast of all you can eat fruit, muesli, yoghurt, rolls and juice with Tea and Coffee.

What’s there on the day?

As well as the Registration and Breakfast areas, you can find information on our sponsors and supporters.


Toilets are located inside in the foyer of the Russel Strong Auditorium. Showers for PA staff are located in their respective departments. There are showers for the public available in the Staff Gym which is located in Building 61 (see map). There are 4 showers available – one in the Male Change Room, one in the Female Change Room (includes a hair dryer and straightener) and two located in the accessible bathrooms.

Directions: Go to Building 61 (see map). Entrance is located at Trade Avenue – there is a sign with the word Trade, doors will be open and the Change Rooms are located at the end of the corridor. There will be plenty of signage and volunteers on the day to help with directions.

Parking and Transport


In 2019, Smiddy Fun Run Registrants will have access to the 'red' carpark (red star below) at the PA Hospital for a gold coin donation. The car park is located behind the PA Hospital Busway station. To enter, head north on Ipswich Road or straight through from O'Keeffe Street to drive under the busway and turn right into the carpark. Registrants will need to vacate the car park at the end of the race (by 9am).

Map 2

There are two privately operated car parks close to Princess Alexandra Hospital (parking rates apply):

  1. The Metro multi-story car park is located on city side of the hospital, on the corner of Ipswich Road and O'Keefe Street. There is a link-way into the main foyer of the hospital then follow the signs to the courtyard. Metro South rates apply.
  2. The P.A. Parking multi-storey car park is located opposite the main hospital building on Ipswich road (entry off Wolseley Street). There is a link-way over Ipswich Road and follow the signs to the right of the main building to the courtyard. Parking rates apply.

Brisbane City Council street restrictions apply in all streets surrounding the hospital - 2 hour parking fees apply from 7am.


There are a number of options for travelling to the Princess Alexandra Hospital by bus: The PA Hospital Busway station is located on the hospital campus. There is a walkway leading directly from the station to the main foyer. Regular bus routes through the PA Hospital Busway station include: 109 (City), 169 (Eight Mile Plains), 139 (Sunnybank Hills) and 209 (Carindale).

Ipswich Road is a major bus route with frequent bus transport during the day. There are bus stops outside the hospital on Ipswich Road and Cornwall Street.

The Buranda Busway station is also a ten-minute walk from PAH. It also provides services to and from the city centre and southern suburbs.


The nearest railways stations to Princess Alexandra Hospital are Dutton Park (Beenleigh line) and Buranda (Cleveland line).

For more information and timetables contact Translink on 131230 or Phone 3369 3377 or