Blackmores Half Marathon

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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 2020.


Sunday 20 September 2020

Start Time

6:00am (Half Marathon Start)
6:20am (All entrants must cross the start line by this time)



Field Limit


Entry Prices*


(up to 22 Sept 2019)

(up to 31 July 2020)
(1 Aug - 31 Aug 2020)
(1 - 20 Sept 2020)
Aust & NZ Resident Adult $88.00 $110.00 $130.00 $135.00
Other Countries Resident Adult $104.00 $130.00 $150.00 $155.00

*A 5% Active fee is applied to all online transactions. 

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Entry Closures

Entry Types Online Entries Close Postal Entries Close ASICS Event Expo
Early Bird 31 July 2020 21 July 2020 Not available
Standard** 31 Aug 2020 24 Aug 2020 Not available
Late Midnight 19 Sept 2020 N/A 5:00pm 19 Sept 2020

**All entries are subject to availability. It is recommended that you register early to avoid disappointment. 

Start & Finish Location

Start at Bradfield Park, Milsons 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 First Last
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 1hr 10min
Female - sub 1hr 20min

A10000 A10099
A Group Under 1h 55m A11000 A14499
B Group Between 1h 55m - 2h 15m B16000 B19999
C Group Over 2h 15m C22000 C23999

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 are to be taken on to the Half Marathon course. 

Course Map & Information

2019 Half Marathon Course map >> *subject to changes
2019 Half Marathon Course Profile >> *subject to changes
Course Cut-Off & Redirection Points >> *subject to changes
Half Marathon Street by Street >> *subject to changes
Approx. 00:07:49 per km or better
Overall cut-off time 2hrs:45min

Refreshment Stations

Electrolyte will be available at selected drink stations along the course. A refreshment station with both water and electrolyte will be located just past the finish line.

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;
80 mins, 85 mins, 90 mins, 100 mins, 110 mins, 120 mins and 130 mins

Age Categories

18-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

Age Restrictions

Entrants must be a minimum of 15 years of age on event day to participate in the Half Marathon.

Prize Money

Male & female prize money 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $750, 3rd - $500

Finisher Rewards

Finishers will receive a commemorative medal featuring Sydney's spectacular icons, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Event Expo & race bib collection

The ASICS Event Expo will be held in Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 17 - 19 September 2020.  All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their race bib.

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 race bib) which is a replication of your race bib. 

Dropping your bag at the Expo will guarantee availability of your bag on completion of your race at the baggage collection point in the Royal Botanic Gardens (approximately 10 minute walk from the finish line) 

If you choose to use the race day baggage drop facility at the start please note that your bag may not be available to collect until 12pm due to road closures and potential delays, so we do advise utilising Expo drop off to enable the earliest collection possible. The baggage collection point for the Blackmores Half Marathon, Blackmores Bridge Run and Blackmores Family Fun Run is located approximately a 5 minute walk from the finish line located at the Parade Ground within the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Only Blackmores Marathon participants will be able to collect their baggage exclusively from the Marathon Recovery Zone located next to the Sydney Opera House.

Integrated Transport Ticket

Travel on public transport to and from the event on Sunday 20 September is covered for 2020 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival participants and volunteers. Simply show your race bib or volunteers guide to transport staff when boarding train, metro, bus, ferry or light rail services. Remember to keep it safe for your return journey as well.

For more details on the inclusions and the extra transport services running to help you get there and home again, visit