Blackmores Sydney Marathon

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NEW Blackmores Sydney Marathon course for 2016: flatter, faster and even more beautiful. Run one of the world's most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney's most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.


Sunday 18 September 2016

Start Time

7:00am (Wheelchair Marathon Start)
7:05am (Marathon Start)

Start Line Cut-off

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



Entry Prices

(up to 31 July 2016)
(1 Aug - 17 Sept 2016)
Aust & NZ Resident AdultAUD$135.00AUD$155.00
Other Countries Resident AdultAUD$180.00AUD$195.00

Entry Closures

Entry TypesOnline Entries ClosePostal Entries CloseASICS Event Expo
Early Bird and FREE Blackmores Singlet 2016*31 July 201622 July 2016Not available
Standard*17 Sept 20169 Sept 201617 Sept 2016

*Note: all entries and singlets are subject to availability. It is recommended that you register early to avoid disappointment. Any registrations after Sunday, 21 August will not receive a personalised race bib. Singlets are subject to a $6.50 postage and handling fee, you'll need to select this during the registration.

Start & Finish Location

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

Start Groups/Bib Ranges
Start Group
Estimated Finish Time
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 2 h 50m
Female - sub 3h 15m

A GroupUnder 3h 45mA10000A11400
B GroupBetween 3h 45m to 4h 30mB13000B15999
C GroupOver 4h 30mC16000C17050

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 and wheelchairs (except racing chairs in the Marathon) are to be taken on to the Marathon course. 

Course Map & Profile

2016 Course map >> *subject to changes
2016 Course Profile >> *subject to changes

Refreshment Stations

IsoWhey and GU gels will be available at selected drink stations along the course *TBC.

A designated marathon only refreshment station will be located after the finish line.

Cut-off Time

Approx. 00:08:32 per km or better
Overall cut-off time 6hrs:00mins
Course Cut-Off & Redirection Points >> 

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.


There will be a pacer for the following times;
3hrs, 3hrs 15mins, 3hrs 30mins, 3hrs 45mins, 4hrs, 4hrs 15mins, 4hrs 30mins, 4hrs 45mins, 5hrs, 5hrs 30mins & 6hrs.

Age Categories

18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-80; 81-85; 86-90; 91-95; 96-99, 100+

Age Restrictions

Entrants must be a minimum of 18 years of age to enter the Marathon.

Elite Athletes

For elite athlete assistance contact the Race Director

Finisher Rewards

Finisher T-shirt and quality commemorative medal featuring an Australian Athletic Legend.

Event Expo & Event Kit Collection

The ASICS Event Expo will be held at Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 14 - 17 September. All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their Event Kit.

Event Expo & Clothing Transport

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

Integrated Transport Ticket

Simply show your chest bib to access public transport on event day. Please contact the Transport info line on 131 500 or visit for information on early morning bus or train services. The start area is right outside Milson's Point Station.