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    NEW in 2024! All marathon finishers will receive a FREE finisher t-shirt. So if you're thinking of taking on the marathon, go for it!

     

    Take on the 42.2km course and prepare for an extraordinary challenge as the marathon features an AIMS certified course, making it a part of the prestigious 'World Marathon Majors.'

     

    Not only will you conquer an incredible distance, but you also have the opportunity to earn a ranking or secure entry in the Age Group World Championships through this race.

     

    42.2K PRICING

     

    Last. Minute Pricing ends 30 min before race start on 7 April, 2024.

     

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    Must be at least 18 years old on race day.

    LAST MINUTE PRICING

    $210/ADULT

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM AUGUST 31
    SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM NOVEMBER 16
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 15

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

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 29
    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM MARCH 21

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE BIBS

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

     

    30 MIN BEFORE RACE START

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    2PM - 6PM APRIL 5
    8AM - 4PM APRIL 6

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION - EVENT VILLAGE

    FROM 5:00AM APRIL 7

    EVENT DAY RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION

    EVENT INFORMATION

    11:59PM AUGUST 31
    SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM NOVEMBER 16
    EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 15

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

    11:59PM FEBRUARY 29

    STANDARD PRICING ENDS

    11:59PM MARCH 21

    POSTAGE CUT OFF FOR RACE BIBS

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

    30 MIN BEFORE RACE START APRIL 16

    LAST MINUTE / ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE

    2PM - 6PM APRIL 5
    8AM - 4PM APRIL 6

    PRE EVENT RACE PACK AND MERCHANDISE COLLECTION - EVENT VILLAGE

    FROM 5:00AM APRIL 7

    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

    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!

     

    For Google Maps, click here.

     

    Course subject to change.

    Elevation difference low to high point: 49m

    Total elevation approx: 380m

     

    EVENT DAY TIMELINE

    5:00 am

    Event Village opens

    7:30 am

    5.4km starts

    6:15 am

    Marathon starts

    8:20 am

    Half Marathon starts

    7:00 am

    10km starts

    9:00 am

    2km kids starts

    5:00 am

    Event Village opens

    6:15 am

    Marathon starts

    7:00 am

    10km starts

    7:30 am

    5.4km starts

    8:20 am

    Half Marathon starts

    9:00 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: 6:30am

     

    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

    6:30am  - All participants must have crossed the start line

    10:30am - Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights (23.5km)

    11:30am - 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)

    1pm - Clear Kings Ave Bridge onto Bown Drive (37.5km)

    2:00pm  - 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 6 April between 8am - 2pm.

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

     

    Electrolytes available in Lemon, Lime, or Tropical.

    Gels flavours in Triberry, Espresso, Salted Carambell, Strawberry, Chocolate and Kiwi.

     

    Location 

    Water/FixxElectrolyte/GU Gels

    PersonalNeeds 

    Toilet               

    First Aid Post/Roving in theArea 

    3.5k 

    Water 

    No 

    Yes 

    Roving 

    6.5k 

    Water 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    9k 

    Water/Fixx 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    12k 

    Water/GU Gels

    No 

    No 

     

    15.5k 

    Water/Fixx 

    No 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    19k 

    Water/Fixx 

    No 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    22.5k 

    Water/GU Gels

    No 

    Yes 

     

    26k 

    Water/Fixx 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    30.5k 

    Water/GU Gels

    No 

    Yes 

     

    33k 

    Water/Fixx 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    36k 

    Water 

    No 

    No 

     

    38k 

    Water 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    Yes 

    40k 

    Water/Fixx 

    Yes 

    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

    Participant Instructions will be available for download closer to the event.

    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

     

    Marathon

    18-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79; 80-84; 85+

     

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

    1st place $1,000

    2nd place $400

    3rd place $150

     

    World Marathon Majors

    More information on Age Group World Championships and how to gain ranking points or qualify for the Marathon Age Group World Championships can be found here: https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/rankings

     

    Shuttle Bus Service

    There is limited parking near the event village and start line locations. There will be a shuttle bus service operating between Braddon and Commonwealth Avenue* to assist participants who want to avoid traffic congestion. The shuttle bus is $10 each way and can be booked through your registration.
     
    Options for all distances from Braddon (exact location to be confirmed) to Commonwealth Avenue (Across from Albert Hall):
     
    4:45am - Suitable for marathon participants
    5:45am - Suitable for 10k & 5.4k participants
    6:45am - Suitable for 5.4k and half marathon participants
     
    Return shuttle buses from Commonwealth Avenue(adjacent to Albert Hall) to Braddon (location to be confirmed):
     
    9:00am
    10:30am
    12:15pm
     
    *Please note that the drop off point at Commonwealth Avenue is a 700m walk from the event village and start line locations. There will be signage and volunteers to direct you once you get off the bus.
     
    **The cut off to register for the shuttle bus service is 11:59PM 7 March 2024.

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

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