Blackmores Half Marathon

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KMDSStart Line: On South Alfred St, 22m North of Fitzroy St intersection, western side of Bradfield Park, Milsons Point. Start seed groups A & B marshal along South Alfred St and Start Group C marshals in Fitzroy St (34m above sea level)
  NOTE: Start window - each event has been allocated a 'Start Window', which is a specific period of time whereby the runners must cross the start line within this allocated 'window'. No one will be permitted to cross the start line after the 'Start Window' has closed. (Race time/Gun time - 0hr:20min, Day time - 6.35am).
  All courses proceed northbound up South Alfred St, Milsons Point to Lavender St round-about
  Half Marathon course continues through the roundabout at Lavender St and onto Middlemiss St heading north
  Half marathon continues north along Middlemiss St
  Turn right at Arthur St tunnel and continue through tunnel
  Turn right again exiting tunnel and veer into lane 2 Pacific Hwy heading south toward Sydney Harbour Bridge (SHB)
  Continue South leading onto Bradfield Hwy, past Lavender St and into lanes 1&2 of Harbour Bridge approach
1 Continue south along lanes 1&2: Bridge approach past 1km mark (Adjacent to Milsons Point Station)
  Past North Pylon Harbour Bridge and veer slightly left toward lane 4
2 Past highest point across Sydney Harbour Bridge (approx.60m), then past 2km mark
  Past South Pylon of Harbour Bridge, keeping in lanes 4&5
  Continue south past Cahill Expressway exit on left, towards southern toll booths
  Continue south along lane 5 SHB toward southern toll booths, leaving bridge and onto start of Western Distributor
3 Continue through southern tolls in lane 2 on Western Distributor, and past 3km mark
  Continue south along Western Distributor
  Make a right U-Turn through median, then proceed north on Western Distributor
  Continue north and 'up' slight incline along Western Distributor veering left, toward what we call the corkscrew
  Make a sharp left U-Turn at end of raised white medium strip, and 'down' into the corkscrew keeping to the inside lanes
4 Continue around the inside lanes (keeping right) in the corkscrew, and past 4km mark
  Exiting corkscrew tunnel onto the southern (right) lanes of the Cahill Expressway heading east (above Circular Quay)
  Continue east along Cahill Expressway, keeping to the right hand lanes
5 Keeping right, follow the Cahill Expressway around to the right and past the 5km mark toward Macquarie St
  Veer left from Cahill Expressway onto Macquarie St staying on the left side (southbounc) of Macquarie Street
 1Past Drink Station 1 - Macquarie St, east side of road between Bridge and Bent Sts
  Keep to the left (eastern side) of Macquarie St past Shakespeare Place
  Turn left onto Prince Albert Rd
6 Continue to veer left into Art Gallery Rd, keeping to the left hand side of the Rd (2-way flow), and past the 6km mark
  NOTE: Redirection point - College and Art Gallery Rd, CBD. Runners to be redirected along College St (missing the Royal Botanic Garden loop). (Gun time - 1hr:06min, Day time - 7.21am)
  Continue along Art Gallery Rd and over land-bridge onto Mrs. Macquarie’s Rd, keeping to the left
  Veer left and continue along Mrs Macquaries Rd past split in Rd, outside RBG Trust Offices, and make a clockwise loop around Mrs Macquaries Road loop
7 Continue along Mrs Macquaries Rd Past 7km mark, and keep left past the split in road on Mrs Macquaries Rd, toward Mrs Macquaries Point
  Follow road to the right and around past Mrs Macquaries Point
 2Past Drink Station 2: Mrs Macquaries Point, 100m past U-Bend
8 Keeping left at split in road on Mrs Macquaries Rd and past Andrew Boy Charlton Pool and then past 8km mark
  Continue along Mrs Macquaries Rd, and up short steep uphill section back past RBG Trust Offices
  Returning over land-bridge and back onto Art Gallery Rd and past the Art Gallery of NSW
  Continue along Art Gallery Rd
  Keep left then turn right into St Marys Rd
9 Then turn left onto College St, heading south past 9km mark
  Make a right hand U-Turn on College St approx. 15m before the William / Park St intersection
  Return back north along College St
  Keep left and veer left onto Prince Albert Rd toward the north end of Hyde Park
  The Half Marathon Course continues around the north end of Hyde Park and onto St James Pl
  Continue west along St James Place and approx 75m before making a shart right U-Turn back up St James Place
10 Continue approx 30m along St James Place, before veering left up ramp and onto Queens Square, then past the 10k mark at bollards
 3Continue through Queen’s Square then down ramp and right onto Phillip St, and Drink Station 3
  NOTE: Cut-off point - Phillip St at drink station 3. (Gun time - 1hr:38min, Day time - 7.53am).
  Continue north along Phillip St then left into Hunter St
  Then right into Phillip St
  Continue north along Phillip St to Alfred St (Circular Quay)
11 Turn left onto Alfred St, and past the 11km mark
  Continue along Alfred St and past pedestrian footpath opposite Pitt St
  From Alfred St, turn right onto George St keeping to the right lanes
  Continur along George St behind the Museum of Contemporay Art (MCA)
  Turn right from George St into the Overseas Passenger Terminal car park entry (opposite Argyle St)
 4Continue through OPT car park, past Drink Station 4
  NOTE: Redirection point - At Cadman's Cottage, OPT, drink station4. (Gun time - 1hr:49min, Day time - 8.04am)
  Veer left at loading dock to Campbell Cove restaurants, at northern end of OPT
  Continue along Campbell Cove, past restaurants keeping left, (2-way flow), narrow area of course
  Keeping hard left continue around garden bed at the north end of restaurants, course restriction point, very narrow
  Turn left through pedestrian access way to Hickson Rd (just prior to Park Hyatt)
  Use new permanent ramp and turn right onto Hickson Rd
12 Continue north along Hickson Rd past Park Hyatt towards Sydney Harbour Bridge and past the 12km mark
  Under Sydney Harbour Bridge, keeping left (2-way flow), and continue along Hickson Rd, keeping left at all times
  Continue along Hickson Rd and past Pottinger St, then past Towns Pl, keeping left (2-way flow)
13 Continue heading south along Hickson Rd past the 13km mark
  Continue south along Hickson Rd past Napoleon St (Hickson Rd turns into Sussex St)
 5Continue along Sussex St past Drink Station 5
14 Continue along Sussex St across Erskine St and past 14km mark
  Continue south along Sussex St, then turn right onto flyover at King St
  NOTE: Redirection point - King St / Sussex St (outbound). Runners are redirected to return north along Sussex St, missing Pyrmont. (Gun time - 2hr:11min, Day time - 8.26am)
  Keeping left at King St onto flyover
  Continue along flyover towards Pyrmont past Imax Theatre
15 Veer left toward Harris St on-ramp, past 15km mark
  Veer left and continue down ramp onto Harris St
  Left into Harris St at Fig St
  Left at Quarry St
  Left at Pyrmont St
  Continue north along Pyrmont St under flyover
16 Uphill on Pyrmont St then past 16km mark, between Miller & Allen St
  Turn right around U-Turn point on Pyrmont St, 8m prior to Pyrmont Bridge Rd
 6On Pyrmont St, past Drink Station 6
  NOTE: Cut-off point - Pyrmont St at drink station 6. Runners may be redirected along Pyrmont Bridge Rd, onto Pyrmont Bridge and over pedestrian walkways to re-join the course at Sussex St, to continue on pathways only. (Gun time - 2hr:26min, Day time - 8.41am)
  Continue south along Pyrmont St, then veer left onto ramp and onto flyover towards City
17 Continue along flyover towards City past Imax Theatre, past 17km mark
  Exit flyover at King St, keeping left, and turn left into Sussex St
  NOTE: Directional information point - Kind St / Sussex St (inbound). Runners will be asked by Event Officials to keep to the left and if the lead Marathon Wheelchair approaches from behind then the tail of the Half Marathon must keep to the left and continue on pathways only. (Gun time - 2hr:31min, Day time - 8.51am)
  Continue north along Sussex St keeping left, across Erskine St
 7Continue north along Sussex St under Western Distributor, past Drink Station 7
18 Continue north along Sussex St past Napoleon St  and past the 18km mark
  Along Hickson Rd pastpast Towns Place on the left
19 Continue along Hickson Rd, past 19km mark (at Wharf 2 overhead bridge)
  Along Hickson Rd past Pottinger St round-about
  Continue on Hickson Rd past Pier 1, then up ramp onto pedestrian footpath. Continue uner the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  Continue on footpath next to water, to follow pathway around the grassed area toward the Park Hyatt
  NOTE: Under direction of Course Officials from Park Hyatt, onward. (Gun time - 2hr53min, Day time - 9.08am)
  Onto wooden boardwalk in front of Park Hyatt and towards Campbell’s Cove
  At southern end of Park Hyatt boardwalk, the course becomes 2-way and very narrow Campbell’s Cove in front of restaurants towards OPT
20 Continue up ramp and onto OPT round-about and veer right, continue through car park at the rear of OPT and past the 20km mark
 8Through OPT car park, Drink Station 8
  Veer left and up curb onto OPT Forecourt, continuing around and keeping large Fig Tree on runners’ left
  Continue past Fig Tree and south along pedestrian concourse parallel to Sydney Harbour (Western Circular Quay)
  Continue south along concourse towards Pier 1 Circular Quay
  Veer right and under Cahill Expressway towards Alfred St
  Turn left at Alfred St keeping on pedestrian footpath
  Along Alfred St footpath towards Pier 5 towards Manly Ferry
  Veer left back under Cahill Expressway onto concourse, eastern Circular Quay
  Continue along concourse next to Palm Trees
  Veer left at end of Palm trees and continue north along concourse
  Past restaurants (East Circular Quay)
  At end of concourse proceed up the ramp onto Sydney Opera House Forecourt
21 Continue through barricaded finish Chute to finish line, past 21km mark
 Finish Line: on roadway into Sydney Opera House
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