Blackmores Sydney Marathon

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Blackmores Sydney Marathon course: 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 17 September 2017

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 2017)
(1 Aug - 16 Sept 2017)
Aust & NZ Resident AdultAUD$140.00AUD$160.00
Other Countries Resident AdultAUD$180.00AUD$195.00

Entry Closures

Entry TypesOnline Entries ClosePostal Entries CloseASICS Event Expo
Early Bird and FREE Blackmores Singlet until 31 July 2017*31 July 201721 July 2017Not available
Standard**16 Sept 20178 Sept 201716 Sept 2017

***Any registrations after Monday, 31 July 2017 will not receive a personalised race bib. 

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

*Singlets are subject to a $6.95 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 45mA200A1599
B GroupBetween 3h 45m to 4h 30mB2000B4999
C GroupOver 4h 30mC6000C6999

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 & Information

2016 Marathon Course map >> *subject to changes
2016 Combined Course map >> *subject to changes
2016 Marathon Course Profile >> *subject to changes
2016 Marathon Street by Street >> *subject to changes
2016 Course Cut-Off & Redirection Points >> 

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

Refreshment Stations

IsoWhey 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.

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;

2hr 45mins, 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 Sydney's spectacular icons, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Event Expo & Event Kit Collection

The ASICS Event Expo will be held at Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 13 - 16 September 2017. 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.