The kids dash comprises two roughly 1km long sections.
The first section heads west from the ferry terminal towards the navy base to a turnaround point. Kids then head back towards the start line and, once there, will be directed around Windsor Reserve. The second section goes out along the footpath of King Edward Parade to the easterly turnaround point. Kids then return towards the finish line on the shell path on the sea wall.
Once at Windsor Reserve, they bear left onto the boardwalk and then follow the promenade around the seaward boundary of the reserve before turning in to the finish line. When they finish, there are two important pieces of business to take care of; collecting a lolly and that all important finisher Dog Tag!