Frequently asked questions
What is the entry fee and what do I get for that fee?
2020 Mini-Mos Fun Run fees are lower this year: $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
When you register, you pay this fee once and this entitles you to run any or all of the three Mini-Mos courses as many times as you like from 1-28 November.Children in the 8yrs and under category can enter into the 2km course only, whilst the 5km and 10km courses are open to ages 9+yrs.
Note you can only enter one run time per day per distance, so any overachievers looking to run a course two or more times in a day will receive bragging rights only.
How do I register?
Simply go to the Register Now page and complete the necessary details for yourself, or for a child. Payments can only be made by debit or credit card and payments cannot be made via Mosman Primary School.
Can I run with a group?
The 2020 Mini-Mos fun run has been approved by Mosman Council and there will be a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place for the full event window.
It is, however, your responsibility to run any 2020 Mini-Mos fun run course in compliance with any social distancing, congregation and any other COVID-19 related regulations in force in NSW at the time of your run. These regulations may serve to limit the number of people you run with and/or the distance you need to observe between other runners. It may also limit the number of people you congregate with before or after your run.
We will provide specific advice for runners in the lead-up to and during the fun run period.
Can I run with my child?
Yes. Many past participants will know a big part of the Mini-Mos fun run tradition is the opportunity to run with children as an 'Accompanying Adult'. However, given the revised format this year, we will not be having an Accompanying Adult category. This does not preclude parents and guardians running with children.
Parents and guardians who intend to run with children simply complete a normal registration and pay the $15 adult entry fee (which also entitles them to run other courses as many times as they choose).
How will I know the course on the day I run?
Mosman Council is allowing the Mini-Mos team to place the traditional signage, including directional arrows, around all three fun run courses from 1-28 November. However, there will be no marshals, street closures etc in place as per the traditional event.
The 5km and 10km race routes are largely unchanged for 2020. Course maps can be found here:
There are also green and pink tape markings on poles / trees along the course to ensure the course is easy to follow. Follow the green for the 5km and the pink for the 10km.
The 2km event will be a signposted course around Rawson Oval and Georges Heights. This course has been designed with the safety of runners and the broader community in mind and will have clear directional signage at all relevant points.
All runners are responsible for their own safety during any run associated with the 2020 Mini-Mos. The health and safety of all participants is our top priority, however the unique format of this year's event means runners needs to take personal responsibility for adhering to all road and pedestrian rules as well as all COVID-19 related regulations in place at the time of their run.
Can I run with a pram or a pet?
You should approach your 2020 Mini-Mos fun run the same as you would a 'private' run. Therefore, it is your decision and responsibility as to whether you run alone, as part of a group, with a pram, a pet, in fancy dress, etc.
We are all for fun, but especially in these times we ask all runners to join us in making health and safety a top priority.
Do children need to run in age groups?
The format for starting kids in set age groups for their 2km run is on hold for 2020 and will likely resume in future years.
There will, however, be leader boards for each age group which will be updated through the course of the event window.
The 2020 Mini-Mos 2km fun run format does however create a new opportunity for families of three or more to run as a group.
How do I know my run time? Can I use Strava?
With the absence this year of race bibs with electronic timing chips, capturing run times is the responsibility of individual runners (or their parent/guardian) - and is ultimately an honesty system.
Most runners can simply use a fitness tracking watch or the stop-watch function on their phone to capture their time as accurately as they can.
Runners using Strava to capture their run time can download a GPX file or simply take a reading post race to enter their race time in our system.
We expect runners will act in a community spirit, run fair, run safe and enter acurate run times.
How do I enter my run time?
Closer to the event you will receive an email with your personal code and a link with instructions. These will allow you to enter your race time in the system and appear on leader boards.
This email will also contain a link to your printable racing bib.
How do I know where I am on the leader board?
Various leader boards will be shown via the Mini-Mos website throughout the event window. Leader boards will include age groups similar to previous years.
Once you enter a race result your time will appear on the leaderboard in a short amount of time (not instantaneously).
Why not have a single race day?
We all know COVID-19 has thrown up many unique challenges.
Other community fun runs, including the 2020 City to Surf, still have a single race day, however there is no set course, serving to disperse participants and avoid large crowds.
The Mini-Mos organising committee has chosen three set courses which can be run over a four week period. This also serves to disperse participants but also allows runners to complete the courses multiple times for a single entry fee. We believe this is the best approach for our community and a great way to continue the Mini-Mos fun run legacy while making health and safety a top priority.
Will there be a Mini-Mos Fair this year?
Mosman Public School and its P&C Association have made the decision to cancel the Mini-Mos Fair for 2020 in order to protect the health and safety of the school community and visitors.
We know many families love to visit this annual event, however we must follow the advice of NSW Health, that any non-essential gatherings of over 20 people should be cancelled for the time being.
Do I need to wear my race bib?
Once you have registered for the 2020 Mini-Mos fun run, closer to the event you will recieve an email with a printable race bib with a unique number. This bib will not have an electronic timing tag and we are entrusting runners to capture and enter their own run times.
You do not need to wear your bib when completing a Mini-Mos course. However, runners are encouraged to wear their bib with pride and help promote the event. You may even get a few honks from locals when they see you slogging it out with your bib on!
Please share any photos and videos by tagging us @minimosfunrun #minimosunstoppable
Is this a permanent change to the fun run format?
We expect to return to the traditional Mini-Mos fun run (and fair) format once it's considered safe to do so.
Will participants receive medals this year?
Unfortunately due to logistics, there will be no medals this year, however we have a commemorative Unstoppable 2020 Mini-Mos t-shirt available for purchase when you register and all participants will receive a printable certificate of participation.
How can I prepare to run safely?
We ask all runners to please be aware of your surroundings and use crosswalks when crossing roads and look both ways. Obey normal traffic laws.
Plan for your run. Water fountains or sources may not be avalibale along your route so please come prepared.
Take ID in case of an accident or emergency.
Notify someone when you start your run and then when you are done. Let them know where you are running.
If listening to music only use one earbud and leave your other ear open for potential hazards.
Check the weather for the time you plan on running.
Wear bright or reflective clothing.
Lastly and most importantly, use common sense and listen to your body - don't overdo it.