Entry Information

What is the 5% Active fee?

The active fee is the total Processing Fee imposed by The ACTIVE Network, Inc., or its applicable subsidiary, (collectively "ACTIVE") includes sums charged by ACTIVE as consideration for providing its software and services (including without limitation promotional and marketing services) to the activity organizer. These sums, as part of the total Processing Fee, are in addition to any actual costs incurred by ACTIVE from third party providers for each transaction.
Note: The processing fee will always be displayed in your shopping cart prior to your payment and the fee is non-refundable.

I have already registered, how do I edit my online entry?

Insturctions on how to edit your registration can be downloaded here. 

I have registered, how do I receive a Blackmores early bird singlet?

2020 Early Bird singlets will be available in early April. 

Can I transfer my entry or obtain a refund?

Entry fees are refundable before July 31, 2020 although 25% of the entry fee will be retained to cover administration. 

Any participant who changes into another race of greater value will be required to pay an additional fee for the difference between the entry fee originally paid and the current cost of participating in the alternative race plus a $5.00 admin fee. 

Can I change events?

You can change your event via your dashbaord. Instructions on how to do this can be downloaded here

A $5 Admin fee applies to any event changes.

What does my entry fee cover?

In addition to a great day out with your friends and family, your event fee goes towards staging one of the most challenging events in Sydney. This includes your race bib, extensive road closures, policing and other vital infrastructure to ensure that we can run a safe and successful event for participants and non-participants in Sydney.

Each entrant will also receive public transport to and from the event by showing their race bib. Each finisher will receive a quality commemorative medal. Marathon finishers will also receive a finishers T-shirt for their efforts.

How can I fundraise and run for FREE?

Run for Free is a fundraising initiative where if you fundraise $500 for the charity of your choice in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, the cost of your ticket rebated to you, meaning you'll run for FREE!

More information about this intiative for the 2019 event.

How much has been raised over the years?

We are delighted to report that the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival has fundraised over $22 million for charitable causes since it's inception.

How do I apply for a preferred start?

Runners wanting a preferred start must first register online and then fill out the online form located under your preferred event. Preferred starts are subject to availability and are allocated on a first in first served basis. As a guide, preferred starts will be offered to athletes running under the following times;

Do I need to register a child under the age of 5 years old?

Yes, all entrants regardless of age must be fully registered online to be allowed on course due to safety regulations and they will be provided with a chest bib to wear for identification. Please note that for the safety of the child, all children under 5 must enter the C group along with their guardian.

Children under the age of 2 years can register for FREE up until 31 August 2020. 

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