Start Groups

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 Blackmores 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.
Marathon Bib Ranges
Start Group
Estimated Finish Time
First Last
Elite / Preferred

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

A1 A150
A Group Under 3h 45m A10000 A11400
B Group Between 3h 45m to 4h 30m B13000 B15999
C Group Over 4h 30m C16000 C17050
Half Marathon Bib Ranges
Start Group Estimated Finish Time First Last
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 75m
Female - sub 85m

A300 A399
A Group Under 1h 55m A400 A3499
B Group Between 1h 55m - 2h 15m B3500 B6699
C Group Over 2h 15m C7000 C9699
Bridge Run Bib Ranges
Start Group Estimated Finish Time First Last
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 35m
Female - sub 40m

A25000 A25100
A Group Under 50m A26000 A31499
B Group Between 50m - 60m B32000 B37499
C Group Over 60m (inc Prams) C38000 C43499
Family Fun Run Bib Ranges
Start Group Estimated Finish Time First Last
A Group Under 25m A18000 A18999
B Group Between 25m - 40m B19000 B21999
C Group Over 40m (inc Prams) C22000 C24999
NOTE: All four events in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival are seeded as described. However, when Group A is filled then your entry is automatically allocated to B. So enter early to ensure your preferred starting group is still available.