Blackmores Half Marathon

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NEW Blackmores Half Marathon course for 2016: flatter, faster and even more beautiful. Go on, rise to the challenge and take on the 21.0975km course and enjoy Sydney's most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.


Sunday 18 September 2016

Start Time

6:00am (Half Marathon Start)
6:20am (All entrants must cross the start line by this time)



Field Limit


Entry Prices

(up to 31 July 2016)
(1 Aug - 17 Sept 2016)
Aust & NZ Resident AdultAUD$100.00AUD$120.00
Other Countries Resident AdultAUD$120.00AUD$140.00

Entry Closures

Entry TypesOnline Entries ClosePostal Entries CloseASICS Event Expo
Early Bird and FREE Blackmores Singlet 2016*31 July 201622 July 2016Not available
Standard*17 Sept 20169 Sept 201617 Sept 2016

*Note: all entries and singlets are subject to availability. It is recommended that you register early to avoid disappointment. Singlets are subject to a $6.50 postage and handling fee, you'll need to select this during the registration.

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 Groups/Bib Ranges
Start GroupEstimated Finish TimeFirstLast
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 75m
Female - sub 85m

A GroupUnder 1h 55mA400A3499
B GroupBetween 1h 55m - 2h 15mB3500B6699
C GroupOver 2h 15mC7000C9699

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. 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.


No prams and wheelchairs are to be taken on to the Half Marathon course. 

Course Map & Profile

2016 Course map >> *subject to changes
2016 Course Profile >> *subject to changes

Refreshment Stations

IsoWhey will be available at selected drink stations along the course. A refreshment station will be located at the finish line.

Cut-off Time

Approx. 7.8km/hour pace or better
Overall cut-off time 2 hours 45 minutes

Course Cut-Offs & Redirection Points >> 

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;
1hr 25mins, 1hr 30mins, 1hr 40mins, 1hr 50mins & 2hrs

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 Restrictions

Entrants must be a minimum of 16 years of age on event day to participate in the Half Marathon.


Entrants aged 16 to 17 on 18 September 2016 will need parental consent to enter and must supply one document as proof of age.


Please contact to receive the relevant forms for entry.

Prize Money

Male & female prize money 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500

Finisher Rewards

Quality commemorative medal featuring an Australian Athletic Legend.

Event Expo & Event Kit Collection

The ASICS Event Expo will be held in Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 14th -17th September.  All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their Event Kit.

Event Expo & 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. There will be baggage truck restrictions

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.