Rise to the challenge and take on the 21km course and enjoy Sydney's most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Blackmores Half Marathon Event Information
WhenSunday 18 September 2016
Field Limit8,500
RegistrationClick here to Register >>
Entry Prices$95 - $130 Click here for More Details >>
Start Time6:15am
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-off6:35am (All entrants must cross the start line by this time)
Start Groups
Half Marathon 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. 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.

NOTE: All four events in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival are seeded into groups A, B and C this is based on times. All prams, wheelchairs etc are to start from Group C for safety reasons.

Course InformationCourse map (subject to change for 2016) >>
Drink stations >>
Course cut-off & redirection points >>
Street by street description >>
Course profile >>
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 & Redirection PointsApprox. 7.8km/hour pace or better
Overall cut-off time 2 hours 45 minutes >>
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 For more information click here >>

Age Categories18-24; 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 info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au to receive the relevant forms for entry.
Prize MoneyMale & female prize money 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500
Finisher RewardsQuality commemorative medal featuring an Australian Athletic Legend.
ChampionshipsThe Blackmores Half Marathon will host the University Championships.
Event Kit CollectionThe ASICS Event Expo will be held at Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 14th-17th Sept 2016. For Event Expo opening hours click here. All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their race bib.
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 TicketSimply show your chest bib to access public transport on event day. Please contact the Transport info line on 131 500 or visit www.transportnsw.info for information on early morning bus or train services. The start area is right outside Milson's Point Station.
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