Run one of the world's most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney's most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Blackmores Sydney Marathon Event Information
When Sunday 18 September 2016
RegistrationClick here to Register >>
Entry Prices $135 - $195 Click here for More Details >>
Start Time

7:15am (Wheelchair)

Start & Finish Location

Start at Bradfield Park, Milson's Point travel over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House

Start Line Cut-off 7:30am (All entrants must cross the start line by this time)
Start Groups
Marathon Bib Ranges
Start Group
Estimated Finish Time
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 2 h 50m
Female - sub 3h 15m

A GroupUnder 3h 45mA10000A11400
B GroupBetween 3h 45m to 4h 30mB13000B15999
C GroupOver 4h 30mC16000C17050

For slower runners, joggers or walkers it is important to be in the correct starting group. There are three groups in each race all seeded according to expected finish time. All prams and wheelchairs (except racing chairs in the marathon) must be in the final start group of the Blackmores Bridge Run and Medibank Family Fun Run (C Group) only, this excludes the Marathon and Half Marathon. Your time will not be affected in any way as the timing chip will only record your time from when you cross the start mats to the finish line mats. This will allow you to enjoy the event at your own pace and provide you with the best possible end result.

Course Information

Course map (Subject to change in 2016)>>
Drink stations >>
Course cut-off & redirection points >>
Street by street description >>
Course profile >>
Course video tour >>

Refreshment Stations

IsoWhey and GU gels will be available at selected drink stations along the course *subject to changes. A designated marathon only refreshment station will be located after the finish line.
Cut-off & Redirection Points Approx. 00:08:32 per km or better
Overall cut-off time 6 hours >>
Pace Makers

To assist you in achieving your personal best, Pace Setters will be provided by Sydney Striders. Each Pace Setter will be holding a coloured flag and will wear an identifiable "Sydney Striders" green and white singlet. The pace time will be marked on the flag and back of shirt.

There will be a pacer for the following times;
3hrs, 3hrs 15mins, 3hrs 30mins, 3hrs 45mins, 4hrs, 4hrs 15mins, 4hrs 30mins, 4hrs 45mins, 5hrs, 5hrs 30mins & 6hrs. Click here for more information >>

Age Categories 18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-80; 81-85; 86-90; 91-95; 96-99, 100+
Age RestrictionsEntrants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to enter the Marathon.
Elite Athletes

Please contact the race director for information relating to elite athlete assistance on: 

Finisher Rewards Finisher T-shirt and quality commemorative medal featuring an Australian Athletic Legend.
ChampionshipsChampionships TBA for 2016
Event Kit Collection The ASICS Event Expo will be held at Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 14 - 17 September. All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their race bib. Click here for more information and opening hours >>
Clothing Transport

All entrants are urged to utilise the baggage drop at the Expo and will be provided with a clothing bag sticker (found within the Event Kit) which is a replication of your race bib. Clothing needs to be dropped prior to 12PM SHARP on Saturday 17th Sept 2016. 

Please do not place in your bag valuables such as wallets, keys, phones etc. Belongings must be collected before 2:30PM on Sunday race day or they will be treated as lost property. The organisers take no responsibility for the contents of any bag, for theft or loss of property.

Integrated Transport Ticket Simply show your chest bib to access public transport on event day. Please contact the Transport info line on 131 500 or visit for information on early morning bus or train services. The start area is right outside Milson's Point Station.
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