Blackmores Sydney Marathon

Don't miss out! Run one of the world's most scenic #bucketlist marathons. Run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House! Be quick and register today.


Sunday 20 September 2020

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)



IAAF Gold Label Certificate

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 $116.00 $145.00 $165.00 $170.00
Other Countries Resident Adult $148.00 $185.00 $200.00 $205.00

*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 Not available 5:00pm 19 Sept 2020

***Any registrations after Friday, 31 July 2020 at 5pm will not receive a personalised race bib. 

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 2 h 40m
Female - sub 3h 05m

A1 A150
A Group


Under 3h 45m A200 A1599
B Group Between 3h 45m to 4h 30m B2000 B4999
C Group


Over 4h 30m C6000 C6999

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

Course Map & Information

2019 Marathon Course map >> *subject to change
2019 Marathon Course Profile >> *subject to change
Course Cut-Off & Redirection Points >> *subject to change
Marathon Street by Street >> *subject to change

Approx. 00:08:32 per km or better
Overall cut-off time 6hrs:00mins

Refreshment Stations

Electrolyte and GU gels are available at selected drink stations along the course.

A designated marathon only refreshment station will be located after the finish line at the Blackmores Marathon Recovery Zone.

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; 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 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

An offficial finisher T-shirt and quality 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 at 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

Blackmores Marathon Participants baggage arrangements only

All entrants are urged to utilise the Baggage Drop at the Expo where you 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 take pressure off you at the start line, however, if you choose to use the race day baggage drop facility at the start please note that this will close 35 mins prior to race start.

At the completion of your race your bag will be available at the Marathon Recovery Zone located near to the Sydney Opera House finish line for ease of collection.



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