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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

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Event summary

There is no greater place to finish a race than the Sydney Opera House but before that you get an opportunity like no other, running over a traffic free Sydney Harbour Bridge. This event is perfect for all runner's abilities and with a few race's on offer there is something in it for everyone.

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What's included:

  • Your race bib (to be worn during the event)
  • Timing chip (affixed to the back of the race bib)
  • Clothing baggage sticker.
  • Each entrant will also receive public transport to and from the event by showing their race bib.
  • Road closures
  • Policing
  • Each finisher will receive a quality commemorative medal.
  • Marathon finishers will also receive a finishers T-shirt for their efforts.
  • Prize money
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THE COURSE

Marathon

Run one of the world's most scenic bucket-list marathons taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks. Run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free and finish at the Sydney Opera House!

Half Marathon

Be part of the Blackmores Half Marathon, take on the mighty Sydney Harbour Bridge, immerse yourself in scenic harbour views and go after that ultimate Sydney Opera House finish line! This is your must do Half Marathon for 2019

Bridge Run

The Blackmores Bridge Run is a certified and accurate 10k finishing at the Sydney Opera House!

Family Fun Run

Whether you're walking or running, enjoy a fun day out with the family and friends and enjoy travelling over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finishing at the Conservatorium of Music, the entrance of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

REFRESHMENT STATIONS
Electrolyte and GU gels are available at selected drink stations along the course. A designated marathon only refreshment station will be located after the finish line at the Blackmores Marathon Recovery Zone.

PACE MAKERS
To assist you in achieving your personal best, Pace Setters will be provided by Sydney Striders. Each Pace Setter will be holding a coloured flag and will wear an identifiable "Sydney Striders" green and white singlet. The pace time will be marked on the flag and back of shirt.

Marathon
3hrs, 3hrs 15mins, 3hrs 30mins, 3hrs 45mins, 4hrs, 4hrs 15mins, 4hrs 30mins, 4hrs 45mins, 5hrs, 5hrs 30mins & 6hrs

Half Marathon
80 mins, 85 mins, 90 mins, 100 mins, 110 mins, 120 mins and 130 mins

MEDICAL SUPPORT

St John Ambulance teams will be located on all courses at various locations. If you are feeling unwell please report to the nearest official (who will have a radio) or medical personnel as soon as possible. If you see any fellow participant in distress, please report the incident to nearest official or St John Ambulance team member. If it is an emergency please dial “000” and report the exact location of the incident.

RECOVERY ZONE

A designated marathon only refreshment station will be located after the finish line at the dedicated Blackmores Marathon Recovery Zone.

An additional drink station will be located in the Blackmores Recovery Village located in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Logistics and schedule

EVENT EXPO & RACE BIB COLLECTION
The ASICS Event Expo will be held at Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 12 - 14 September 2019. All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their race bib.

EVENT EXPO & CLOTHING TRANSPORT
Blackmores Marathon Participants baggage arrangements only

All entrants are urged to utilise the Baggage Drop at the Expo where you will be provided with a clothing bag sticker (found within the race bib) which is a replication of your race bib.

Dropping your bag at the Expo will take pressure off you at the start line, however, if you choose to use the race day baggage drop facility at the start please note that this will close 35 mins prior to race start.

At the completion of your race your bag will be available at the Marathon Recovery Zone located near to the Sydney Opera House finish line for ease of collection.

RACE-SCHEUDLE

Half Marathon start time

6:00am - Half Marathon Start

6:20am - All entrants must cross the start line by this time

Cut-off time = 2hrs 45mins

Marathon start time

7:00am - Wheelchair Marathon Start

7:05am - Marathon Start

7:15am - All entrants must cross the start line by this time

Cut-off time = 6hrs

Bridge Run start time

8:00am - Bridge run start

8:35am - All entrants must cross the start line by this time

Cut-off time = 1hr 30mins

Family Fun Run

9:00am - Family Fun Run

9:25am - All entrants must cross the start line by this time

Cut-off time = 1hr:05mins

START GROUPS/BIB RANGES

Marathon

Elite/Preferred = Male Sub 2h 50m/Female Sub 3h 15m: A1 - A150

A group = Under 3hr45m: A200 - A1599

B group = Between 3h 45m to 4h 30m: B2000 - B4999

C Group = Over 4h 30m: C6000 - C6999

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. 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.

No prams, scooters, or wheelchairs (except racing chairs in the Marathon) are to be taken on to the Marathon course.

Half Marathon

Elite/Preferred = Male Sub 75m/Female Sub 85m: A10000 - A10099

A group = Under 1hr 55m: A11000 - A14499

B group = Between 1h 55m to 2h 15m: B16000 - B19999

C Group = Over 2h 15m: C22000 - C23999

No prams and wheelchairs are to be taken on to the Half Marathon course.

Bridge Run

Elite/Preferred = Male Sub 35m/Female Sub 40m: A30000 - A30099

A group = Under 50m: A31000 - A36499

B group = Between 50m to 60m: B38000 - B43999

C Group = Over 60m: C46000 - C49999

All prams and wheelchairs must only be in the final start group of the Blackmores Bridge Run (C Group).

Family Fun Run

A group = Under 25m: A55000 - A55999

B group = Between 25m to 40m: B57000 - B59999

C Group = Over 40m: C62000 - C64999

All prams and wheelchairs must be in the final start group of the Blackmores Family Fun Run (C Group).

Spectators

Enjoy the views from the Sydney Opera House as you wait for your runners to come back to the finish line!

How to get there

Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

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START & FINISH LINE LOCATION

Start at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point travel over the main deck of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House

PARKING

Domain Car Park will open at 5am and the special rate of $15 for the day applies

Cook and Phillip Car Park (has limited space and generally used by course marshalls in the area) - Cook and Philip Car Park will open at 4.30am at the special rate of $10 for the day.

INTEGRATED TRANSPORT TICKET

Travel on public transport to and from the event on Sunday 15 September is covered for 2019 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival participants and volunteers. Simply show your race bib or volunteers guide to transport staff when boarding train, bus, ferry or light rail services. Remember to keep it safe for your return journey as well.

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