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    HALF MARATHON

    THE CANBERRA TIMES MARATHON FESTIVAL

    11 April 2021

    Parkes Place West

    7:50am Start

    For the determined, dedicated and competitive runners, the Half Marathon will take you on a scenic course along Parliament and across Kings Ave Bridge with a Loop of Telopea to Finish. Commit yourself to the Half and start training today!

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    Download your Race Day Guide here.

    COURSE MAP

     

    View the Half Marathon course map featuring kilometre markers, first aid stations, toilets and drink stations.

    EVENT INFORMATION

     

    View all the important details for the Half Marathon race.

    EXPO

     

    Enjoy the offers from our expo partners available over the race weekend.

    FAQs

     

    Have a question? Read through our FAQs below. If you can’t find what you’re after, please contact us.

    ON COURSE NUTRITION UPDATE

    Due to unforeseen transit delays with the planned gels and electrolyte, we will be providing Gu gels on course for the Ultra and Marathon events;https://www.guenergy.com.au/products/energy-gel

     

    Bulk Nutrients electrolyte drink will be supplied on course for the Ultra, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K. Available at Drink Station 4 (orange flavour) and at the finish line (orange or lemon lime flavour);https://www.bulknutrients.com.au/products/electrolyte-plus/

     

    We will provide an update on the electrolyte drink that will be at the drink stations 2B and 8 on our Facebook event page after 3pm here.

     

    Endura apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. We understand it’s vital that we provide electrolyte and gels as planned.

    COURSE MAP

    Scenic course around Parliament, across the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and along Parkes Way before crossing back over the Kings Ave Bridge to complete a loop of Telopea before finishing.

    Course subject to change.

    HALF MARATHON

    EVENT INFORMATION

    START TIME

    DISTANCE

    CUT OFF TIME

    START LINE

    FINISH LINE

    AGE LIMIT

    7:50am

    21.095km

    1:00pm

    King George Terrace

    West Lawns (Parkes Place West)

    16 years of age on event day

    TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Download your half marathon training program.

    FAQs

    START TIME / START LINE / FINISH LINE

    • Half Marathon Start Time: 7:50am
    • Half Marathon Cut Off Time: 1:00pm
    • Half Marathon Start Line: King George Terrace
    • Half Marathon Finish: West Lawns

    UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE

    • Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 28 March 2021.

    CAN I CHANGE MY WAVE?

    • If you decide to start in another wave, you do not need to tell anyone. No participant can change into Priority or Elite without prior approval.

    CLOTHING STORAGE

    • Clothing storage is available in the Event Village. Look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

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      Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

     

    Note: Any clothes left at the start line will be donated in our charity bin. These won't be available for collection at a later date.

    DRINK STATIONS/TOILETS & PERSONAL REFRESHMENTS

    • We will have a mixture of water and Endura Electrolyte stations (please note not all drinks stations will have Electrolyte) located along the course*.
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    • King George Terrace (0km) – Water, Toilets
    • Federation Mall West (3.5km) – Water
    • Acton Park (6km) - Water, Electrolyte
    • Parkes Way (8.5km) - Water
    • Commonwealth Park (12.5km) - Water Electrolyte
    • Bowen Drive Eastbound (17km) – Water
    • Bowen Drive Westbound (20km) – Water, Electrolyte
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      *subject to change
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    SPLITS

      • 5km
      • 7.8km

    WHEELCHAIR PARTICIPANTS

    • If you are a racing wheelchair please contact info@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 5 minutes before the official Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our events.

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    • If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

    CAN I ENTER ON DAY?

      • Onsite entries will be available on Friday and Saturday from the Event Village.
      • There will be no entries on Sunday.

    PARKING INFORMATION

      • There is ample parking within walking distance to the race start and finish area. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

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        Friday (Race Pack Collection)
        P1 – Treasury Building car park – access via Langton Crescent

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        Saturday (Race Pack Collection)
        P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
        P3 – Questacon Car park – Access via Queen Elizabeth Drive
        P4 – National Gallery – Access from King Edward Terrace via Kings Avenue only

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        Sunday

      • P1 – Treasury Building car park – access via Langton Crescent
        P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place


      • Please note the Southbound lane on Kings Avenue will be closed for participants.
        If you are driving to the event, please read parking signs carefully to ensure you have parked legally.

       

    HALF MARATHON PRICING

    • Standard Pricing Ends: 11:59PM, 11 March 2021
    • Last Minute Pricing Ends: 11:59PM, 8 April 2021

     

    Onsite entries available on Friday and Saturday only.

    AGE LIMIT

    • Participants are required to be 16 years of age on the day of the event.

    RACE PACK PICKUP / POSTAGE

    Option 1 –Postage: If you wish to have your race pack posted to you, you must register before 11:59pm, 25 March 2021. Please note, a delivery fee of $8.95 applies.

     

    Option 2 – Pickup at the event site:

     

    If you registered after 11:59pm, 25 March 2021 you must collect your Race Pack at the event site on the following dates:

    Friday 9 April from 3:00pm - 7:00pm,

    Saturday 10 April from 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday 11 April from 5:00am

    K MARKERS

    There will be feather kilometre markers throughout the event. These will be located every 1km.

    PRIZES/AWARDS

     

    Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers across the line at presentations (TBC). Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category and will be posted out post-event.

    You must be in Wave 1 for the chance to place in the top place getters.

     

    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male and Female
      • 1st Male & 1st Female – $250
      • 2nd Male & 2nd Female – $150
      • 3rd Male & 3rd Female – $100
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    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place in each Age Category (Male and Female)
      • 16-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49….
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    PACE GROUPS

    Due to the requirements set out by ACT Health Authorities, at this stage there will be no pacers available in 2021.

     

    If restrictions change we will update participants as soon as the information is available.

     

    HALF MARATHON PRIORITY START TIMES

    To be granted a priority start you must provide two race results where you have achieved the following times or better within the last 24 months.

     

    • Male – 1hr 25min
    • Female – 1hr 35min

    HALF MARATHON CUT OFF TIMES


    • 8:20am: All participants must have crossed the Start Line
      12:20pm: Clear Kings Ave Bridge onto Bowen Drive (16.5km)
      1:00pm: Reach Finish Line (21.1km)
     

    PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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    • Due to the early start time for the event and road closures please refer to Transport Canberra’s website to plan your journey.

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      Please note that there will be no event specific shuttles.