FAQ's (Frequently

Asked Questions)

Want to know more about the Budgie Bolt?

To keep things lightning quick and simple, here are all of the frequently asked questions about the Budgie Bolt in one convenient location! If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact Youngcare fundraising@youngcare.com.au

Where is the Budgie Bolt and how do I get there?

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The Bolt zone will be located at New Farm Park,  closest to the Brisbane River and the New Farm Ferry Terminal.

Parking: We recommend the best parking option is at The Powerhouse. You can easily walk from there to our meeting point.  There is parking within the park but this gets busy very quickly.  We encourage you to arrive with amply time to find parking.

Public Transport: If you are looking for a convenient public transport option to get to the event, we recommend the Brisbane City Cat services. The City Cat stops at the New Farm Park Ferry Terminal, which is right by the meeting point. This is an easy and affordable option for those who prefer to use public transport to get to the event.

We hope this information helps you plan your transportation to the event and ensures a smooth experience.

What are the event day timings?

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8.00am Event site opens 
·   Purchase some fun Budgie Bolt merch
·   Face painting & red hair spray
·   Temporary tattoos
·   Grab a coffee if you wish
·   Get warmed up!  

8.45am Welcome Participants 

8.50am Youngcare Guest Speaker 

9.00am 5KM Event Begins 

9.30am Bolt Zone activated
·   Purchase brekkie from the Wynnum Manly Rotary
·   Hot & cold drinks to buy
·   Giant lawn games
·   Chillout zone with bean bags

Awards Presentations (or once last finisher completes course)

12.00pm Event site closes  
I can’t make the Budgie Bolt, are there other ways I can help?
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Of course! If you cannot participate on the day either with us in person, or virtually, you can donate to a BOLTER or Youngcare here.
What is the course of the Budgie Bolt? 
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The course of the Budgie Bolt starts at New Farm Park, around The Powerhouse & along the scenic Brisbane River on the New Farm River Walk!

For Google Map directions, click here. For a course map, click here.
What if it's raining on the day? 
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While we hope the forecast is sunny, we know things can change. We will do our best to BOLT rain or shine.

If we do have to cancel due to extreme weather, participants will be notified early Sunday morning via our facebook page and email.  Please check both before leaving should the weather be uncertain.
How much does registration cost? 
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Adults (18+) $30 - Includes race kit (Budgie Bolt T-shirt and trucker cap) 

Students (13-17 years) $10 - Includes race kit (Budgie Bolt T-shirt and trucker cap) 

Children (0-12 yrs) FREE - Includes superhero bolt cape & mask

Will the Budgie Bolt go virtual?

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Unfortunately this year you won't be able to do the Budgie Bolt virtually.  But, you can do your own 5km event or similiar with our do it yourself event options here. You can create your own event, fundraising page, share it on socials and spread awareness for Youngcare anywhere in Australia!  The skies the limit!!

Someone gave me cash, what do I do?
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Don't worry, it often happens. Just get in touch with us and we'll help you bank that, and make sure it shows on your fundraising page.

How can I thank my donors?

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Getting donations is exciting, but make sure you say thanks! You can thank your donors by logging into your fundraising dashboard, scrolling down to your donation feed, and clicking the little heart icon.

I have an extra person or someone who has forgot to register prior to the dayCan I stil pay for a ticket on the day of the event? 

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Yes, you are more than welcome to participate if you haven’t pre-purchased a ticket, you will need to visit the Youngcare registration marquee and pay via eftpos for your ticket. You will be given a t-shirt and cap to wear. Please note t-shirts and caps will be limited on the day, we encourage ticket purchases prior.  

What food and vendors will be there on the day? 

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There will be much more to the Budgie Bolt than the bolt itself 🩲⚡️

Expect coffee, food trucks, merchandise, a chillout zone, prize presentations, giant lawn games and a LSKD marquee with Budgie Bolt discounts! 

What should I bring? 

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Participants will be able to collect their Budgie Bolt race kit prior to the day at our South Brisbane office (76 Ernest St, South Brisbane) or you may collect this on the day at the Youngcare registration table. Postage is an option too at your cost if you choose. The t-shirt and cap provided in your kit will be your ticket to the event. By wearing your supplied merch this it shows us that you have purchased a ticket.  Particpants not wearing the kit may be questioned to prove their ticket purchase.

The course is wheelchairs, walker and pram accessible.  Dogs are encourage to attend, but must be on a lead, well behaved and poop bags to be brought. 

Please remember to wear sunscreen and be sun safe! 

If you have lost your race kit, or lose any items on the day, please see a friendly Youngcare team member. 

What should I wear?

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As part of your registration adults and children will receive a red shirt and cap to wear, juniors will receive a Budgie Bolt cape.  Merchandise will also be sold on the day.  

Be really brave and bold and wear your budgie smugglers, it is called the Budgie Bolt after all (purchase in our online store or on the day for $20) or kit yourself out in red the choice is yours! Wear your budgies loud and proud or on their own, or they can of course be worn over leggings/tights/shorts, decorate your wheelchair or prams with them too! 

Apart from your budgies, t-shirt & cap and the kids cape that is provided, kit yourself out in RED, we’re thinking tutus, head bands, crazy wigs, long red socks and crazy outfits or come as a group and theme yourselves, the choice is yours!  

I’d like to volunteer on the day? 

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Great news! Our events wouldn’t be the same without our dedicated vollies. Sign up to our volunteering portal – REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER

If you have any questions, please email our event team at events@youngcare.com.au

Is there an age limit?

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The Budgie Bolt is the most inclusive 5km event, and we encourage everyone and anyone to join in the fun. Please note children will need to make sure a parent/guardian attends with them.  

Where can I find the terms & conditions for the Budgie Bolt? 

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The terms and conditions for the Budgie Bolt can be found here

Can I form a team?

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You sure can! A team is a great way to fundraise with friends and family. Create a team when you sign up.



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