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    Minimum age of events

    The following age limits apply for each distance at the Sandy Point Half Marathon:

      • Half Marathon – Participants must be 16 years on race day
    • 10km – All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a guardian. The child’s guardian must be entered in the event.
    • 5km – All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a guardian. The child’s guardian must be entered in the event

    I have toddler, do they have to pay?

    Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee, however for safety and insurance reasons you will be required to provide details in the registration process.

    When do registrations close?

    Online entries will remain open until approx 30 mins prior to the start time for each distance.


    Onsite entries will be available on Saturday 24 August from 12 noon to 3pm and Sunday 25 August from 6.30am.


    If you register for the event before 11:59pm Thursday, 11 July 2024, your first name will be printed on your race bib.


    Note: you must select postage.

    I’m having trouble entering - what do I do?

    Please emailinfo@solemotive.com.

    I can no longer participate – what happens now?

    You don’t have to notify Sole Motive (the organiser) if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.


    We do offer the following:


    Withdrawal from the event: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 5:00pm, Thursday 25 July 2024.After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing and valid for Sole Motive owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Refunds will not be issued. When an entrant registers, they agree to the below terms and conditions;


    T&C #14. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other SM owned events (minus $10 for admin fees) no later than 5pm, one month prior to the event. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes will not be issued when downgrading distances. Credit notes will be valid for SM owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing.

    I’ve already registered but I want to join a team

    If you wish to join a team, you can do so through your registrationlink.

    I accidentally entered the wrong details on my registration – how do I fix this?

    • If you need to update your details you can do so viaRegister Now.
    • Please log in and click the cogwheel within your Sandy Point registration, then click ‘My Registration’. On the next page, click ‘Edit’, update your details and then click ‘Save’.

    I have lost or never received my confirmation email, can I have it resent?

    Please ensure you have checked your junk/spam folder for your confirmation email (e-ticket). If you can still not locate it, you can log viaRegister Now and choose to resend your registration email.

    Can my friend take my entry if I can no longer participate?

    There is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name. No later than Friday, 16 August 2024. Please email info@solemotive.com.

    How do I upgrade/DOWNGRADE my race?

    Event upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until Friday, 23 August 2024. Use this link.


    Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.


    If you change your distance then you can use your existing race bib for your new distance.


    On Course

    Toilet, drink & first-aid locations

    Public and portable toilets are located at the Event Village as well as a first aid post.Please refer to relevant distance page for on course toilet and drink station locations.

    Can I run with headphones?

    We strongly discourage the use of headphones on the course. If you do choose to use headphones while running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

    Can I have a supporter ride a bike next to me?

    No personal support riders or bike riders within the vicinity of runners are permitted on course. It is the responsibility of each athlete while running to ensure that no bikes are on the course near the runners. Any transgression will result in disqualification from the event.

    Can I run with a pram?

    Prams are permitted in all events – please start at the back of the wave for safety reasons.

    Can I run as a support person for someone who needs assistance?

    If you are running to lend a helping hand to someone who is unable to run without you, then please contact Sole Motive on (03) 9285 0600 or info@solemotive.com.

    Can I run with my dog?

    All animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time. However, we welcome dogs on leads in the event village.

    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 5 minutes before each distance.


    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.

    Race Bibs & Merchandise

    Race BIB Postage and Collection

    There are three options to collect your race kit:


    Option 1 – Postage: If you wish to have your race bib posted to you, you must register before 11:59pm, 8 August, 2024. Please note, a delivery fee of $9.95 applies.


    Option 2 – Pickup from Sole Motive Retail stores at 148 Little Collins St Melbourne, or 757 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn.


    From 12 noon Thursday, 15 August 2024 until 5 pm Friday, 23 August 2024


    Option 3 – Pickup at the event site:


    You can collect your Race Bib at the event site on 24 August 12:00pm-3:00pm OR 25 August from 6:30am.


    For the purpose of Race Bib collection, you will be provided with a QR code.

    Merchandise Collection

    Merchandise will not be mailed out.


    All pre-ordered merchandise will be available for collection from the Event Village (Green Point, Brighton) on 24 August 12 noon-3:00pm OR 25 August from 6:30am.

    Race Weekend


    Participant instructions will be available closer to the event.

    wave start times

    Half Marathon:

    7:25am - Wheelchair wave


    7:30am - Priority and Wave A:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race in under 1hr 45min.


    7:33am - Wave B:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race between 1hr 46min-2hr 10min.


    7:36am - Wave C:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race in above 2hr 10min+.


    7:50am - Start line closes



    8:25am - Wheelchair wave


    8:30am - Priority and Wave A:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race in under 60min.


    8:33am - Wave B:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race in above 61min+.


    8:50am - Start line closes



    9:00am - Wheelchair wave


    9:15am- Priority and Wave A:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race in under 30min.


    9:18am - Wave B:

    This is for runners aiming to finish the race in above 30min+.


    9:30am - Start line closes



    The nearest train station to the event site is Brighton Beach (on the Sandringham line) and is just a short 3-minute walk to the event site. Please refer to Public Transport Victoria for further details and to plan your route. Given it is a Sunday and the event is early please be aware there is minimal services available.



    Car parking is available in the side streets of Beach Road and in the Green Point, Brighton car park.Plenty of parking is also available at Dendy St. Access to the side streets of Beach Road and the Green Point, Brighton car park is only available from the North end of Beach Road (the city end). Car Park fees apply and are approximately $13. Please park legally and be aware of parking restrictions in the area.



    Sole Motive will provide plenty of bike parking at the event site. Please make sure to bring your own lock to ensure your bike is secure.


    Road closures will be in place as follows:

    • Full closure of Beach Road between Charman Road, Beaumaris and Balcombe Road, Black Rock from 5:00 am – 11:00am.
    • Full closure of Beach Road between Balcombe Road, Black Rock and Dendy Street, Brighton from 5:00 am – 11:30am.

      Businesses/residents who need to leave via Beach Road during the road closure times are to keep in the 40km/h slip lane closest to residents, and head south to turn left at the next street (those coming from a dead-end street, please take direction from the street marshal).

    When returning to access your business/residence, enter north of your property.


    Bag drop information

    Bag drop is available at the event village. Please do not leave valuables in your bag. Sole Motive accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Attach the tear-off strip on the bottom of your race bib to your bag. Keep your race bib so that you can collect your bag post-event.


    Please note: this year we’re cutting down on single-use plastics and will not be providing plastic bags to put belongings in at the Bag Drop Marquee. Please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

    Is the course certified?

    Yes, the half marathon course is IAAF-AIMS Certified on the road only (not on sidewalks).


    Yes! We are excited to have pacers back at Sandy Point Half. Sole Motive are fortunate to have experienced runners that will pace you to come in around your goal time.


    For ease of visibility, the pacers will have the pace time on their bib on their back and a balloon with their pace time.


    Please see the table below on the paces that are available and where the pacers can be found at the start line. They will start their watches and pace you once you have crossed the start line – this is known as net time.


    10km Pace Group


    40 mins



    50 mins

    55 mins


    60 mins


    70 mins




    Half Marathon Pace Group


    1hr 30 mins

    1hr 35 mins


    1hr 40 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


    1hr 50 mins

    1 hr 55 mins



    2 hr 5 mins


    2 hr 10 mins

    2 hr 15 mins

    2 hr 20 mins


    Participants can meet the pace leaders at the stage area 30 minutes before the start time for their distance. The pace leaders will have a balloon attached to them with their pacing time witten on it for participants to look out for.

    How do I apply to become a pacer?

    Pacer positions are currently full for this event. We encourage you to still apply, and you will be waitlisted.  


    To carry out the pace runner role you’ll need to be able to comfortably run the pace you’ve nominated for.

    You also need to be prepared to offer encouragement and motivate runners in your pack.

    Sole Motive will cover the costs of entry fees for all pacers, and all pace runners will receive a free t-shirt/singlet.

    To apply, please fill in the deails below and send them to jack@solemotive.com.




    Preference 1



    Preference 2



    Past experience in pacing:

    Upload link to a run result:

    T-shirt/singlet size:


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

    Yes, placegetters will be awarded based on gun time rather than the adjusted time for each run (net time). If any runner want to place in this event, they must start in the first wave. Medals will be presented to place getters from the stage post race.

    How will I be timed on day?

    All runners in the Half-Marathon, the 10k and 5k races will be timed. If you wish to receive a finishing time all participants must wear their RACE BIB. Your Race Bib contains a disposable timing chip, if you don’t wear your bib, you won’t receive an official time.


    Please wear your race bib on the front of your top and ensure it is visible.

    Where can I find my results?

    Live results will be available online from 6pm on Sunday 25 August, 2024.


    Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results and have paid an additional $2 will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event, and finishers will receive a certificate via email.

    What is net time?

    Net time is the time the participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, and will be used to award aged category places. These times are for participant information only and are not used to determine place getters. Placegetters are determined by gun time – the first three male and females across the finish line.

    Can't find the answer in the FAQ's?  

    Get in touch:

    03 9285 0600