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    CANBERRA TIMES MARATHON FESTIVAL

    42.2K

    10 April 2022

    Event Village: John Dunmore Lang Place, ACT
    Start Line: King George Terrace, ACT

    6:15am start

    The ultimate long-distance run! Set your sights on completing the 42.2km course. Some will tell you that you haven’t lived until you’ve run a marathon and we couldn’t agree more.

    With an AIMS certified course, you can use this race to qualify for an upcoming major international marathon.

    42.2K PRICING

    Must be at least 18 years old on race day.

    STANDARD

    $170/ADULT

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM DECEMBER 16
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 17

    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF
    *Only available for race bib postage

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 24STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM MARCH 24

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

    *Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack

     

    11:59PM APRIL 7

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    12PM - 6PM APRIL 8
    8AM - 4PM APRIL 9

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION - EVENT VILLAGE

    FROM 5:00AM APRIL 10

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM DECEMBER 2
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 17

    NAME ON BIBS CUT OFF
    *Only available for race bib postage

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 24

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM MARCH 24

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS

    *Anyone who enters after this date/time must collect their race pack

    11:59PM APRIL 7

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    12PM - 6PM APRIL 8
    8AM - 4PM APRIL 9

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION - EVENT VILLAGE

    FROM 5:00AM APRIL 10

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

    EVENT INFORMATION

    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS - 11:59PM AUGUST 19

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS - 11:59PM OCTOBER 8

    RACE BIB NAME CUT OFF - 11:59PM SEPTEMBER 30

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS - 11:59PM OCTOBER 21

    LAST MINUTE ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE - 11:59PM NOVEMBER 5

    RACE PACK COLLECTION ON SITE - 12AM - 4PM NOVEMBER 6

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK COLLECTION - FROM 5:30AM NOVEMBER 7

    *HM, 10km and 2km kids ONLY race pack collection & entries Rond Terrace

    Please note you cannot collect 5km race packs from here on race day

     

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK COLLECTION - FROM 8AM NOVEMBER 7

    *5km Race Pack Collection and entries at Start line on King George Terrace

    EVENT INFORMATION

    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS - 11:59PM AUGUST 19

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS - 11:59PM OCTOBER 8

    RACE BIB NAME CUT OFF - 11:59PM SEPTEMBER 30

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE PACKS - 11:59PM OCTOBER 21

    LAST MINUTE ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE - 11:59PM NOVEMBER 5

    RACE PACK COLLECTION ON SITE - 12AM - 4PM NOVEMBER 6

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK COLLECTION - FROM 5:30AM NOVEMBER 7 AT ROND TERRACE EVENT VILLAGE

    *HM, 10km and 2km kids ONLY race pack collection & entries Rond Terrace

    Please note you cannot collect 5km race packs from here on race day

     

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK COLLECTION - FROM 8AM NOVEMBER 7 AT KING GEORGE TERRACE

    *5km Race Pack Collection and entries at Start line on King George Terrace

    TRAINING GUIDES

    Beginner & intermediate 12-week training guides to periodise your training, ensuring you are on the path to hit your peak come race day and run at your very best.You can start at any time to help maintain the base you’ve built in your training, taking you through to April 10. 

     

    Download your guide below. 

    COURSE MAP

    The Marathon course takes you on a loop of Parliament and then around Telopea onto Kings Avenue to State Circle.

    From there you’ll run on Adelaide Avenue towards Yarralumla and into Weston Park. You will then follow Alexandrina Dr back towards Commonwealth Ave

    Then, you will run over the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge onto Parkes way and out to the Glenloch Interchange to a turnaround point. You’ll then return on Parkes Way to the Morshead Drive turnaround.

    You’ll then head over Kings Avenue Bridge and complete a second loop of Telopea before heading to the finish line!

    Course subject to change.

    Marathon Strava Cumulative Elevation Figures: 244 359 363 423 431 460

    Elevation difference low to high point: 49m

    Total elevation approx: 380m

     

    EVENT DAY TIMELINE

    5:00 am

    Event Village opens

    7:35 am

    5.4km starts

    6:15 am

    Marathon starts

    7:50 am

    Half Marathon

    7:00 am

    10km starts

    8:30 am

    2km starts

    5:00 am

    Event Village opens

    6:15 am

    Marathon starts

    7:00 am

    10km starts

    7:35 am

    5.4km starts

    7:50 am

    Half Marathon starts

    8:30 am

    2km Kids starts

    42.2K

    General Information

    Age limits

    Participants must be 18 years + on race day.

     

    Start line

    King George Terrace, Parkes

    Marathon starts: 6:15am

    Marathon start closes: 6:25am

     

    Priority Start

    Any participant who plans on running under 4min/km can apply for a priority start at the front of the start. Please upload your "proof of results when you register".

     

    Marathon road cut off

    6:25am  - All participants must have crossed the start line

    10:00am - Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights (23.5km)

    10:45am - Reached Half Marathon turnaround on Parkes Way. Runners approaching after cutoff time must turn around on Parkes. They may continue running back, but no official time recorded. (28.5km)

    12:00pm - Clear Kings Ave Bridge onto Bown Drive (37.5km)

    1:00pm  - All participants must have crossed the Finish Line (42.2km)

     

    Drink stations

    Located approximately every 2.5km - 3km on the course.

    Marathon participants are able to utilise the personal refreshment drop off. If you require personal refreshments throughout your race you can drop off your refreshments at the Info Marquee on Saturday 9 April between 8am - 2pm.

    Please note that FIXX Nutrition is the electrolyte and Gu is the gel supplier.

     

    Distance  

    Product

    First Aid

    Toilet

    3.5km 

    Water 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    6.5km 

    Water and Personal Refresments 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    9km 

    Water Electrolyte and Personal Refresments 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    11.5km 

    Water and Gels 

    No 

    No 

    15.5km 

    Water and Electrolyte 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    19.5km 

    Water and Electrolyte 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    22.5km 

    Water and Gels 

    No 

    No 

    25km 

    Water Electrolyte and Personal Refresments

    Yes 

    Yes 

    27.5km 

    Water and Gels 

    Roving in area 

    No 

    33.5km 

    Water and Electrolyte 

    Roving in Area 

    Yes 

    38km 

    Water and Personal Refresments 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    40.5km 

    Water Electrolyte and Personal Refresments 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    Finish Line 

    Water Electrolyte 

    Yes 

    Yes

     

    Pace leaders

    Will be from Sydney Striders

    Pace groups: 3hrs, 3hrs 15mins, 3hrs 30mins 3hrs 45mins 4hrs , 4hrs 15mins, 4hr 30mins
     
    • If you are a participating athlete and wish to join a Pace Group, please look out for the Pace Group signs at the Start Area on race day. All Pace Group Leaders will be identifiable in event gear with their particular pace time clearly visible on their race BIB.
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    Participant instructions

    Available to download here.

     

    Clothing storage

    Clothing storage is available during the run/walk. 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. 

     

    We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.  

     

    Wheelchair information

    Racing wheelchair:If you are a racing wheelchair please contact timing@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 10 minutes before the official Marathon start – at 6:05am. Please be at the start line no later than 5:50am

     

    Non racing wheelchair:Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our event. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

     

    Will there be an awards ceremony at the end of the event and how will the top 3 place getters be awarded?

    Yes, place getters will be awarded based on gun time rather than the adjusted time for each run (net time). Trophies and prizes will be presented to participants post-race.

     

    NOTE: Age group medals will be posted to the Top 3 placegetters in the following age groups. 2-3 weeks after the event.
    16-19;20-29;30-39;40-49;50-59;60-69;70-79;80+
     

    Trophies and monetary prizes will be awarded to overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female place getters*.

    1st Male & 1st Female – $500

    2nd Male & 2nd Female – $250

    3rd Male & 3rd Female – $150

     

     

    For more event information, visit our FAQ's page.

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