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Rottnest Running Festival

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The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

How to enter the Rottnest Running Festival

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    AUD $110
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    AUD $55
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
    AUD $35
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  4. 5K

    Run 5km
    AUD $35
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Rottnest Running Festival routes

The Rottnest Marathon consists of four (4) laps. The first lap is 12.2km and includes a loop out towards Kingstown Barracks with the following three (3) laps, excluding the Kingstown loop, being approx. 10km each, with the finish on Heritage Common. The Half Marathon has an initial lap of 11.1km lap towards Kingstown Barrack and then rejoins the course proper. The 5km event is an out and back course with a turnaround point at 2.60km to return to the finish on the Heritage Common.


Event Details

Raceday Logistics
Bib Collection will be at Heritage Common on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the race starts. There will be plenty of signage pointing you in the right direction.
Times:
Saturday June 15 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday June 16 – 6:30am – 10:30am

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Rottnest Running Festival weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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