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8 November

Parkes Place West

7:35am start

For the determined, dedicated and competitive runners, the Half Marathon will take you on a scenic course along Parliament and across Kings Ave Bridge with a Loop of Telopea to Finish. Commit yourself to the Half and start training today!

HALF MARATHON

Pricing

Standard Pricing ends 1 October.

$ 1
EARLY BIRD
$ 98
STANDARD
$ 112
LAST MINute

Course Map

View the Half Marathon course map featuring kilometre markers, first aid stations, toilets and drink stations.

Key Information

View all the important details for the Half Marathon race.

Pace Groups

Let our pacers help get you to the finish line! Our 2020 Half Marathon Pacers are provided by the Sydney Striders.

FAQs

Have a question? Read through our FAQs below. If you can’t find what you’re after, please contact us.

COURSE MAP

Scenic course around Parliament, across the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and along Parkes Way before crossing back over the Kings Ave Bridge to complete a loop of Telopea before finishing.

Course subject to change.

half Marathon Pacers Provided by Sydney Striders

EVENT INFORMATION

Start time: 7:35am
Distance: 21.095km
Cut Off Time: 11:30am – see details below
Start line: King George Terrace
Finish line: West Lawns (Parkes Place West)
Age limit: 16 years of age on event day

FAQs

COVID-19 UPDATES

Please refer to our FAQ page for the latest COVID-19 event updates including cut off dates for transfers and credit notes.

START TIME / START LINE / FINISH LINE

  • Half Marathon Start Time: 7:35am
  • Half Marathon Cut Off Time: 11:30am
  • Half Marathon Start Line: King George Terrace
  • Half Marathon Finish: West Lawns

HALF Marathon Pricing

  • Early Bird: $98
  • Standard: $112
  • Last Minute: $128

UPGRADe/DOWNGRADE

Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 25 October 2020.

AGE LIMIT

Participants are required to be 16 years of age on the day of the event.

Can I Change my Wave?

If you decide to start in another wave, you do not need to tell anyone. No participant can change into Priority or Elite without prior approval.

Can I Transfer my Entry?

Please note that there is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name. The fee will be waived until 30 September 2020.

Please contact info@solemotive.com if you’d like to do so. You can transfer your entry into someone else’s name until 25 October 2020.

CLOTHING STORAGE

Clothing storage is available in the Event Village. Look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

RACE PACK PICKUP / postage

Postage
If you register before 11:59pm Sunday, 18 October 2020, you can choose to have your race pack posted.

Race Pack Collection and Entries

Race Pack collection is available from the Event Village (Parkes Place West) on:

Friday, 6 November from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, 7 November from 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, 8 November from 5:00am until 20 minutes prior to your race start time.

DRINK STATIONS

We will have a mixture of water and Endura Raspberry Electrolyte stations (please note not all drinks stations will have Electrolyte) located along the course*.

  • King George Terrace (0km) – Water, Toilets
  • Federation Mall West (2.8km) – Water
  • Parkes Way Westbound (6.7km) – Water, Electrolyte
  • Parkes Way Eastbound (12.5km) – Water, Electrolyte, Toilet
  • Bowen Drive Eastbound (17km) – Water, Toilet
  • Bowen Drive Westbound (20km) – Water, Electrolyte
*subject to change

K MARKERS

There will be feather kilometre markers throughout the event. These will be located every 1km.

SPLITS

  • 10km
  • 19.9km

PRIZEs

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers across the line at presentations. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category and will be posted out post-event.

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male and Female
    • 1st Male & 1st Female – $250
    • 2nd Male & 2nd Female – $150
    • 3rd Male & 3rd Female – $100
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place in each Age Category (Male and Female)
    • 16-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49….

WHEELCHAIR PARTICIPANTS

If you are a racing wheelchair please contact info@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 5 minutes before the official

Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our events. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

PACE GROUPS

Half Marathon Pacers provided by Sydney Striders.
  • 1hr 30min
  • 1hr 40min
  • 1hr 45min
  • 1hr 50min
  • 2hr
  • 2hr 10min

CAN I ENTER ON DAY?

After 11:59pm 4 November 2020, you can enter the event by visiting the Event Village (Parkes Place West) at the following times:

Friday, 6 November from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, 7 November from 8:00am – 4:00pm

No entries will be taken on race day.

HALF Marathon Cut Off Times

  • 7:45am: All entrants must have crossed the Start Line
  • 11:30am: All participants must have crossed the Finish Line

HALF MARATHON PRIORITY START TIMES

To be granted a priority start you must provide two race results where you have achieved the following times or better within the last 24 months.
  • Male – 1hr 25min Female – 1hr 35min

Public Transport

Due to the early start time for the event and road closures please refer to Transport Canberra’s website to plan your journey.

Please note that there will be no event specific shuttles.

PARKING INFORMATION

There is ample parking within walking distance to the race start and finish area. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

Friday (Race Pack Collection)
P1 – Treasury Building car park – access via Langton Crescent

Saturday (Race Pack Collection)
P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
P3 – National Archives car park – Access from Kings Avenue
P4 – Questacon Car park – Access via Queen Elizabeth Drive
P5 – National Gallery – Access from King Edward Terrace via Kings Avenue only

Sunday
P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
P3* – National Archives car park – Access from Kings Avenue
Please note the Southbound lane on Kings Avenue will be closed for participants. To reach P3 please access Kings Avenue from State Circle.
If you are driving to the event, please read parking signs carefully to ensure you have parked legally.

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