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7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival

Sun 28th Apr 2019
Fogarty Park Sound Shell, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia

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Tickets AUD $15–AUD $110

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  • Closed roads
  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • 4000 participants

From the organizer

Organizer's website

The inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon Festival will become a must-do destination event in Australia for all running and lifestyle event enthusiasts. Located in beautiful North Queensland participants will want to increase their stay to take in the beauty of the tropics.

Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race will take in the best that Cairns has to offer. The event hub will become a hive of activity hosting running clubs, corporate teams and sponsors. On-course and post-race entertainment in Fogarty Park are an integral element of the participants overall event experience.

Distances in this event

  1. Channel 7 Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    5:45am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    AUD $110
    Tickets available
  2. McDonald’s Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    5:45am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    AUD $95
    Tickets available
  3. 10k

    Run 10km
    6:30am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    AUD $50
    Tickets available
  4. 5k

    Run 5km
    7:15am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    AUD $25–AUD $35
    Tickets available
  5. RMHCNA 2k

    Run 2km
    10:30am Sun 28th Apr 2019
    AUD $15
    Tickets available
What’s Included

Finisher’s Reward: Each finisher receives a commemorative 2019 medal and finishers towel

Age Group Prize: Winners in each category will be awarded with a 1st place Age Group medal and product prize from our sponsors

Course Details

Marathon

Start/Finish Line: Fogarty Park, Cairns

Minimum age 17

Cut Off Times: There is an overall cut off time of 5 hours 45mins; with interim check points. Runners must be past 21.1km in 2 hours 45mins.

Categories: 17-24, 25-29, 30-34. 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Half Marathon

Start/Finish Line: Fogarty Park, Cairns

Minimum age 14

Cut Off Times: There is an overall cut off time of 2 hours 45mins; with interim check points.

Categories: Wheelchair, 14-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34. 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

10km

Start/Finish Line: Fogarty Park, Cairns

Minimum age 11

Cut Off Times: Entrants will have 3 hrs to complete the 10km event.

Categories: U14, U16, U18, U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

5km

Minimum age 7

Entrants under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cut Off Times: Entrants will have 2 hrs to complete the 5km event.

Categories: U14, U16, U18, 18-39, 40+

2km

Minimum Age: 4

Entrants under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cut Off Times: Entrants will have 1 hr to complete the 2km event.

Categories: Wheelchair, Wheelchair (need a companion), U8, U12, U16, 16+

Raceday Logistics

Race Pack Collection

All race packs must be collected prior to the event, this will include your bib with timing chip attached and event merchandise.

You can collect your race pack in two ways:

Mailed to you

During the registration process please select ‘Bib Postage’. This will be offered up to 4 weeks prior to the event and will incur a $10 postage fee.  Your bib will be mailed to the address you input into the registration system.  To collect your race day merchandise please come to the information tent after your event at the event precinct on race day.  Merchandise will need to be collected at the event only, no merchandise will be mailed out after race day.

Event Week Race Pack Collection – Location TBA

Friday April 26, 2pm-6pm

Saturday April 27, 10am – 4pm

Photo ID or Registration Confirmation is required (a friend can collect on your behalf with a copy of your registration email

Strictly no collections on race day.

Event Start Times

Marathon: 5:45am

Half Marathon: 5:45am

10km: 6:30am

5km: 7:15am

2km: 10:30am

Travel

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef welcomes over 2.4 million visitors each year. As Australia’s northern gateway, the Cairns Airport is only a quick 10-minute drive to Cairns CBD.

Kit List

Suitable running gear

Spectators

The best place to spectate is anywhere along the Esplanade

Volunteers

You can volunteer as part of a group, such as Salvation Army, or as an individual and every volunteer receives a donation towards their cause and a t-shirt. It is a great way for your organisation to do some fundraising!

If you would be interested in volunteering in 2019 please email [email protected]

FAQs

Wheelchair participants

Wheel chair participants are more than welcome to participate in the 2km event. All wheelchair entrants are allowed one accompanying adult as a helper free of charge (please see the info desk when collecting your race pack to collect a race band).

Can I transfer my distance?

A. Yes. Competitors will only be allowed to transfer their entry to another participant or change their entry to another event at 7 Cairns Marathon 2019. You can transfer to another distance by emailing [email protected] up until March 15, 2019.  After this time transfers of distances can be done at race pack collection.  Please bring confirmation email, collect your bib and then bring it to late entries for transfer. Transfers of distance and person will be subject to availability of races. A $10 administration fee is applicable to any changes made to an entry including the transfer of distance or participant.

Will there be pace runners?

Yes.

Marathon Paces: 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30

Half Marathon Paces: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15

Can I run with a pram?

Yes – you are welcome to run with a pram in any of the distances, however, we please ask out of courtesy to other runners to please start at the back.

Can I run with headphones?

A. Yes, you are welcome to run with headphones, but please be mindful of volunteers, police and ambulance and other runners.

Do I need to enter if I am running with my child?

Yes, all persons participating need to register.  If you are already entered in an alternative distance and would like to accompany your child you do not need to enter again.  Please leave your bib on and run in the shorter distance.  You will only receive the time for the event you are entered in.

What date determines the competitor’s age category?

The age group determination is taken from the competitor’s age on race day.

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