Entry Information FAQs

When do online entries open?
Online registrations for 2016 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival are open. Click here to register >>

Where do I get a paper entry form from?
If you would like an entry form sent to you via the post, please email info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au with your postal address and number of copies required. Note: paper entry forms will be available from early April. Early Bird paper entries will close 15 July, 2016.

How do I pay for my entry?
We accept valid Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Money orders and cheques are also acceptable and should be made payable to Blackmores Sydney Running Festival or Pont3 Pty Ltd (address for mailing is on the entry form). We request that you please not send cash in the mail.

I am 16 or 17 years old and wish to enter the Half Marathon, but can't online?
If you will be 16 or 17 on September 18th and wish to enter the Half Marathon you are required to complete an offline registration form, to sign a different set of terms and conditions and an under 18 event waiver, to participant in our event. To enter, please forward a copy of your proof of age (license or birth certificate) to info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au and request an offline registration form and under 18 waiver.  

Do I need to register a child under the age of 5 years old?
Yes, all entrants regardless of age must be registered to be allowed on course due to safety regulations. Please note that for your own safety, all children under 5 must enter the C group along with their guardian. Children under the age of 5 can register for $0.

What is my starting group?
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. All prams and wheelchairs (except racing chairs in the marathon) must be in the final start group of the Bridge Run and Family Fun Run (C Group) only, this excludes the Marathon and Half Marathon. 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. NOTE: All events in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festive are SELF SEEDED.  Click here for full details and time ranges >>

How do I apply for a preferred start?
Runners wanting a preferred start must first register online and then email info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au with a previous result (must be in previous 12 months). 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;

Preferred Athlete Start Times
  Bridge Run (9km)
Half Marathon Marathon
Male 35 mins 75 mins 2 hrs 50 mins
Female 40 mins 85 mins 3 hrs 15 mins
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