We have placed the MS Wellness Run website within the MS Gong Ride website as both events are taking place on the same day and to also share information that may be relevant to both events. Don’t worry! You can safely register for the MS Wellness Run via the MS Gong Ride website.
We encourage participants to sign up early to ensure they don’t miss out on participating in the MS Wellness Run. Entry on the day will be available, unless sold out prior to event day. Entries will be capped at 1,000 participants.

Aside from securing your place in the MS Wellness Run alongside Australia’s largest community bike ride, your entry fee also gets you:

  • A finisher medal
  • Opportunity to purchase event photos of you and your mates from Race Atlas
  • An event guide packed full of tips
  • Dedicated events team to assist you with questions & support in training and fundraising
  • The opportunity to be a part of the MS community and challenge yourself
  • The amazing feeling of helping those living with multiple sclerosis
  • Access to the MS Wellness Zone

MS Wellness Run Packs will be sent from September 2019, we’ll send you a text when it’s on its way. The Welcome Pack contains:

  • Your official entry details, including start time
  • Your official Runner Bib
  • Pins to attach your Runner Bib to your top
Call us on 1300 733 690 or email us to let us know so we can update our records. Unfortunately, entry fees are not refundable or transferable if you are no longer able to participate in the MS Wellness Run. In exceptional circumstances we do make exceptions for transferring registration fees to another person or to next year’s event. If you would like to request to transfer your registration fee, please email us.

All children are welcome to participate in the MS Wellness Run, however children under the age of 13 years old at the time of the event must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone with a moderate level of fitness can take part in the MS Wellness Run. We suggest that you undertake some training to make the event more enjoyable and to ensure you reach the finish line with a smile on your face!

Yes, you can. Email us with your full name, the email address you registered with and the event you would like to change to i.e. the 10km event.

The Course

Both the 5km and 10km courses offer a scenic route along the magnificent Wollongong coastline with views of the Wollongong Head Lighthouse, Cliff Road, Para Reef beaches and WIN Stadium. The 10km run also includes scenic views of the Stuart Park, Puckeys Estate and Fairy Meadow Beach Reserve. There will be sufficient water stops along the way and volunteer support to keep you motivated. You can find out more about the course here.

Accessibility: The MS Wellness Run 5km course is fully accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and roams. Wheelchair accessible toilets will be available in the Events Village.
As we know, runners are built tough – so the event goes ahead rain or shine!
Both the 5km and 10km Runs will start at WA Lang Park. Lang Park is close to public transport, with Wollongong Train Station just a 15 minute walk away.
Your official entry details, including start time will be included in your Welcome Pack which we will send to you from September 2019, and confirmed in an email a couple of days before the event. The 10km run starts at 7:45am and the 5km run starts at 8:15am
Yes! For a small donation, you can place your personal items at the cloakroom. Please ensure that your items are placed in a bag or backpack, and labelled with the tear off tab located under your bib. All care will be taken however we accept no responsibility for lost or damaged items.
Participants are encouraged to use public transport to get to and from the event. We work closely with Sydney Trains and NSW Public Transport to ensure there are more services available. To plan your trip, visit Transport NSW.
It would be great to have your family and friends join you. We recommend where possible public transport as the preferred mode of transport. To plan your trip, visit Transport NSW.
A Special Events Train Ticket entitles you to travel on one of the 20+ Special Event Train services that Sydney Trains will be running on the day from Wollongong to Sydney.

Participants, friends and family travelling by train from Wollongong back to Sydney must purchase a Special Events Train Ticket. Opal cards cannot be used on the return trip. Train tickets are available for purchase through our MS Online Shop.

Travelling to the event? Participants must use their Opal card or purchase a single trip ticket from a train station. Opal cards cannot be used on Special Event Train Services on the return trip.


Please visit the MS Shop to view our range of 2019 merchandise. Merchandise is also available for purchase on event day, but best to purchase your new running gear now, so you can wear it with pride on the day and show your support for MS.
Please send an email to orders@shop.ms.org.au with your name and order number (if you have it handy) and our Merchandise Coordinator will follow up with you within 48 hours.
If you want to stay around after the run and enjoy the fun festival atmosphere and watch the cyclists arrive from the MS Gong Ride, you may like to pre-purchase a lunch pack. Lunch packs are available through the MS Online Shop. We are pleased to be able to cater for the following dietary requirements; Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. Lunch packs will be available for collection at the Event Village from the Lunch Collection Marquee.


Unfortunately, the 2020 MS Wellness Run will not be going ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our incredible participants, as well as our volunteers, staff and community supporters.

We encourage everyone to make choices that support public safety and wellness and avoid spreading disease.

Participants must follow advice from the State and Federal Government authorities and Australian Health Department.

Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, do not participate in public events and seek medical advice.

Stay at home if you have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, have travelled interstate or overseas in the last 14 days.

Follow the directions of Government Health Authorities and always practice good hygiene. The Australian Government provides advice on hygiene practices.

For more information, visit the Australian Government website.

Facebook Fundraising

Facebook is a great place to encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support you! Always share your MS Wellness Run Fundraising page to Facebook as opposed to setting up a Facebook fundraiser. This way you can be sure that all your funds raised will be shown on your MS Wellness Run Fundraising page.

Furthermore, we recommend you do not use the Facebook Donate button, as we cannot link any of the funds received through a Facebook fundraiser to your MS Wellness Run Fundraising page.

Multiple Sclerosis Limited, ABN 66 004 942 287

Yes, if you have selected ‘Multiple Sclerosis Limited’ as your charity of choice, we’ll receive the funds. However, please note there will be a slight delay. Also, your donors will receive a receipt a from PayPal Giving Fund, not Multiple Sclerosis Limited.

Facebook donations are managed by a third party (PayPal Giving Fund), so we cannot sync these donations with your MS Wellness Run fundraising page.

Therefore, the best way to receive donations from your friends, colleagues and family is by sharing your fundraising page to Facebook, as opposed to using the Facebook Donate button.

If you have selected the incorrect MS organisation on Facebook, please contact us and have the following information ready: your full name, amount and the fundraising closure date. Contact us 1300 733 690 or email events@ms.org.au.