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 2018!


Sunday 16 September 2018

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 31 July 2017)
(1 Aug - 16 Sept 2017)
Aust & NZ Resident AdultAUD$105.00AUD$125.00
Other Countries Resident AdultAUD$125.00AUD$145.00

Entry Closures

Entry TypesOnline Entries ClosePostal Entries CloseASICS Event Expo
Early Bird and FREE Blackmores Singlet until 31 July 2017*31 July 201821 July 2018Not available
Standard**16 Sept 2018 (prior to 9am) 8 Sept 201815 Sept 2018

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

*Singlets are subject to a $7.50 postage and handling fee, you'll need to select this during the registration.

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 GroupEstimated Finish TimeFirstLast
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 75m
Female - sub 85m

A GroupUnder 1h 55mA11000A14499
B GroupBetween 1h 55m - 2h 15mB16000B19999
C GroupOver 2h 15mC22000C23999

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

2018 Half Marathon Course map >> *subject to changes
2018 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

IsoWhey electrolyte will be available at selected drink stations along the course. A refreshment station with both water and Isowhey 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 16 years of age on event day to participate in the Half Marathon.


Entrants aged 16 to 17 on 16 September 2018 will need parental consent to enter and must supply one document as proof of age.


Please contact to receive the relevant forms for entry.

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 13 - 15 September 2018.  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 will not be available to collect until 12pm from the baggage collection point 

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 Milsons Point Station.