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Port Macquarie Running Festival

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Come and be a part of the Port Macquarie Running Festival on the 9th and 10th of March, 2019 – there is an event here for everyone!

Runners will have the opportunity to run down the iconic Port Macquarie breakwall in all events. The event will be staged from the Port Macquarie Town Green area, with courses spanning from Town Beach to Settlement Point areas.

The festival is a 2 day event in 2019, with the kids events and charity walk being held in the afternoon on Saturday 9th March 2019, with the Half Marathon, 10km, and 5km events being held on the Sunday morning.

Review summary

4.2
7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Drew B
"What an awesome event brilliantly run by a great team of volunteers. The course..."

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Joshua B
"I love the course and this event is always worthwhile locking in on the running..."

V

Victoria S
"Great venue, great views and a very flat course excellent for first time..."
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How to enter the Port Macquarie Running Festival

  1. Kids 4km

    Run 4km
  2. Kids 2km

    Run 2km

Port Macquarie Running Festival routes

21.2km 3 Lap Run

  • Start at Town Green heading toward Westport Park
  • Through Short Street car park alongside the board walk across the start of Clarence Street
  • Into Food For Less car park past Hastings Co-op
  • Turn right onto Buller Street bridge (road section)
  • Turn right into Hollingworth Street car park (one way running)
  • Turn left onto the path at the back of Waters Edge hotel
  • Follow the path through sea rescue car park
  • Continue on the path through Westport park veer left on the path toward Park Street
  • Veer right on the path alongside Park Street past street entry to boat ramp car park and marina car park
  • Through Graham Seers Cyclery car park on to path past Sails Resort entrance
  • Follow the path past roundabout opposite Port Panthers
  • Continue on path toward Settlement Point over first bridge (road section)
  • Continue following path and over second bridge (road section)
  • FIRST TURNAROUND POINT turn around on the grass section
  • Return the same way until Hollingworth Street car park behind Waters Edge Hotel
  • Veer right after the car park stay on the lower side path  by the water (one way running)
  • Join on to Buller Street bridge stay on footpath
  • Turn left off the bridge back through Food For Less car park returning to Town Green
  • Past town green join onto the break wall and follow along past the skate park
  • Veer right before the end of the break wall
  • Follow the path through to the town beach car park
  • SECOND TURNAROUND POINT turn around before the car park
  • Return the same way back to Town Green
  • First lap completed
  • After third lap veer left before Rydges into 150 metre long finish Shute – follow behind ridges and beach house
  • Finish in Town Green park area

Athletes Foot 10km 2 Lap Run

  • Start at Town Green heading toward Westport Park
  • Through Short Street car park alongside the board walk across the start of Clarence Street
  • Into Food For Less car park past Hastings Co-op
  • Turn right on to Buller Street bridge (road section)
  • Turn right into Hollingworth Street car park (one way running)
  • Turn left onto the path at the back of Waters Edge Hotel
  • Follow the path through sea rescue car park
  • Continue on the path through Westport park veer left on the path toward Park Street
  • FIRST TURNAROUND POINT turn around at boat ramp car park
  • Return the same way until Hollingworth Street car park behind Waters Edge Hotel
  • Veer right after the car park stay on the lower side path  by the water (one way running)
  • Join on to Buller Street bridge stay on footpath
  • Turn left off the bridge back through Food For Less car park returning to Town Green
  • Past town green join onto the break wall and follow along past the skate park
  • Veer right before the end of the break wall
  • Follow the path through to the town beach car park
  • SECOND TURNAROUND POINT turn around before the car park
  • Return the same way back to Town Green
  • First lap completed
  • After second lap veer left before Rydges into 150 metre long finish Shute – follow behind ridges and beach house
  • Finish in Town Green park area

  The Port Patios 5km 1 Lap Run

  • Start at Town Green heading toward Westport Park
  • Through Short Street car park alongside the board walk across the start of Clarence Street
  • Into Food For Less car park past Hastings Co-op
  • Turn right on to Buller Street bridge (road section)
  • Turn right into Hollingworth Street car park (one way running)
  • Turn left onto the path at the back of Waters Edge Hotel
  • Follow the path through sea rescue car park
  • Continue on the path through Westport park veer left on the path toward Park Street
  • FIRST TURNAROUND POINT turn around at boat ramp car park
  • Return the same way until Hollingworth Street car park behind Waters Edge Hotel
  • Veer right after the car park stay on the lower side path  by the water (one way running)
  • Join on to Buller Street bridge stay on footpath
  • Turn left off the bridge back through Food For Less car park returning to Town Green
  • Past town green join onto the break wall and follow along past the skate park
  • Veer right before the end of the break wall
  • Follow the path through to the town beach car park
  • SECOND TURNAROUND POINT turn around before the car park
  • Return the same way back to Town Green, veer left before Rydges into 150 metre long finish Shute – follow behind ridges and beach house
  • Finish in Town Green park area

 

 

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Location

Port Macquarie Town Green

Saturday 9th March 2019

  • 3pm Newcastle Permanent 3km Kids Fun Run
  • 4pm IMF #WalkSweatInspire 3km

Sunday 10th March 2019

  • 7am The First State Property Valuers Treble Breakwall Buster
  • 7am The Rydges Hotel & Resort Half Marathon
  • 9am The Athletes Foot 10km Run
  • 10am The Port Patios 5km Fun Run
  • 11am Presentation

Race Briefing

All competitors must be present for race briefing 15 minutes prior to your race start.

Presentation

Presentation will be held at approx. 11:00am from the town green.

 

FAQs

Age Groups

Breakwall Buster: Open

Half Marathon: 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

10km: 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

5km: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

IMF 3km: Open

Kids 3km Fun Run: 9-12 years (3pm); 4-8 years (3:10pm)

Prizes

Treble Breakwall Buster: 

CompresSport prize pack valued at over $500 for the male and female with the lowest aggregate time in completing the Treble Breakwall Buster.

All finishers receive a unique “Treble Breakwall Buster” finisher’s medallion in addition to medals for completing each event.

Half Marathon:

Overall winners male and female

  • 1st $300 plus trophy
  • 2nd $250 plus trophy
  • 3rd $200 plus trophy

All finishers receive a finisher’s medallion

10km 

Overall winners male and female

  • 1st $150 plus trophy
  • 2nd $125 plus trophy
  • 3rd $100 plus trophy

All finishers receive a finisher’s medallion

5km

Overall winners male and female

  • 1st $100 plus trophy
  • 2nd $75 plus trophy
  • 3rd $50 plus trophy

All finishers receive a finisher’s medallion

IMF 3km / Kids 3km Fun Run

All finishers receive a finisher’s medallion

Registration

  • All competitors must register prior to your race
  • This is (separate to your entry)
  • The procedure is as follows:
    Have your name marked off and collect your race pack which contains your timing chip, bib number, merchandise that you may of ordered and information pack,
    You must pick up your race bib at least 30 mins before your nominated event.
    Note – race packs will not be posted out.
    Early registration will be on Saturday the 10th March between 1:00pm and 4:00pm from the Registration Tent at the Town Green.

Race day you must register at least one hour prior to your event.

Timing Chips

Timing Chips are integrated into your Race Bib. Your time will be automatically recorded when you cross the finish line. This is yours to keep!

Runners Etiquette

We intend to stage an awesome, fun event in a safe and friendly environment for all competitors to enjoy. We ask that you be mindful of our race etiquette.

Position yourself at the start of your race relative to your ability.
Keep to the left of the course to allow faster competitors to pass on your right side.
Be courteous to fellow competitors and volunteers.

Results

All competitors in the Half Marathon, 10km Run and 5km Fun Run will receive a finishers certificate that can be downloaded from our website.
Results will be available online approximately 2 hours after presentation at www.portmacquarierunningfestival.com.au.

Drink Stations

To be announced.

First Aid

Medical personnel will be available at the first aid tent in the race precinct.

 

 

Port Macquarie Running Festival weather forecast

27°C
Predicted highs
18°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

Meet the organizer

Now in its 9th year, the Port Macquarie Running Festival is held annually on the stunning NSW Mid North Coast. The success from previous years has seen numbers grow to over a thousand competitors since the inaugural event.

Port Macquarie Running Festival reviews (7)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    What an awesome event brilliantly run by a great team of volunteers. The course is way too tight and has various gutter sections which are hard to navigate in the start of each race with the crowd. The treble is a brilliant race worth a crack for the mental battle. There was plenty of water and endura stations on course and the local crowd are absolute legends. Highly recommended for all runners. Stay at ridges hotels for easy access to the race
  • Did the event in 2019

    I love the course and this event is always worthwhile locking in on the running calendar. However, the 10km was extremely congested this year - perhaps consider using a different turn around point to try and break up the crowd abit?!Starting the Half Marathon at 6am and bringing all the events forward an hour would also work well as this year and last started to get quite hot and caused a lot of fatigue and dehydration in competitors.It was also better when not having to change Bibs for each event for the treble.The commentary, the volunteers and the crowds along the course make each lap a lot of fun and I cant wait to join in again next year.
  • Did the event in 2019

    Great venue, great views and a very flat course excellent for first time runners. Sometimes a little congested but worth a go.
  • Did the event in 2019

    It was overall very well organised but I was extremely disappointed that I did not receive my 10km medal & not having water obviously available or offered at the finish line was disappointing, I understand it was there but you had to go looking for it through the crowd in the finish zone. Plus more disappointing there was no hydration in the transition area for the treble participants of which I was relying on.
  • Did the event in 2019

    Loved it..great weekend away! Would do it again! Course markings was good, atmosphere was great. The MC did a great job.
  • Did the event in 2019

    The overall day and atmosphere was top notch though, would race it again, especially as a hometown event its nice to have and experience, I just wish without some of the course features.The start was busy, probably too busy to be without more control, massive pinch points with plenty of curbs, concrete drain covers and bollards to hit with so many people. The second point would be the single file coned off path across the bridges, into oncoming traffic. just put traffic control in and have the lane, there isn't enough space to have that many people go through. and just general highlight of curbs and low level protrusions into the course, especially narrow points felt un-nerving. Not that I felt unsafe as I have eyes, but I would prefer not to have to dodge and jump over obstacles when I'm already hurting.
  • Did the event in 2019

    It was truly inspirational running in your home people cheering you on. The event was well organised. Yes! I totally loved it. Its given me more motivation to strive to push harder in my training. I love the slogan RUN HAPPY. It would be nice to see as you run up the finish line seeing your TIME.