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.

What is a PIN Code and do I need one to register?
A PIN Code, often referred to as a Promotional Code, gives the user a discount on entry fees (used for promotions and sponsors). If you have not been given a PIN Code, please leave this box blank and continue with your registration.

When do entries close?
Entries Close
  Online entries close Postal entries close ASICS Event Expo
Early Bird Entry* and FREE Blackmores Singlet# TBA TBA TBA Not available
Standard TBA TBA TBA

*Note: all entries are subject to availability. It is recommended that you register early to avoid disappointment.
#Note: TBA for 2016. Singlets are subject to availability and are subject to a $5.50 postage and handling fee applies. Singlets wont be posted until late August, regardless of the purchase date. Please expect to receive your singlet on or before TBA. Those with international addresses will need to collect their singlet from the Event Expo.  

What are the Blackmores Singlet Sizes and Dimensions?
Ladies Sizes
Sizes 8 10 12 14 16
Chest width  40cm 42cm 44cm 46cm 48cm
Waist width  38cm 40cm 42cm 44cm 46cm
Bottom hem (width) 44cm 46cm 48cm 50cm 52cm
Body length  58cm 60cm 62cm 64cm 68cm
Mens Sizes
Sizes XL  XXL 
Chest width  51cm 53cm 55cm 57cm 59cm
Waist width  51cm 53cm 55cm 57cm 59cm
Bottom hem (width) 51cm 53cm 55cm 57cm 59cm
Body length  67cm 69cm 71cm 73cm 76cm
Can I enter a team into the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival?
Yes, team registrations are available for the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival. Click here for information on Team Registration >>

I am 16 or 17 years old and wish to enter the Half Marathon, but can't online?
If you are under the age of 18 we require you to complete an offline registration form, to sign a different set of terms and conditions as well as an under 18 waiver, to enter 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. Children under the age of 5 can register for $0 and their entry type can be found under the ‘Child’ tab for each event. Please note that for your own safety, all children under 5 must enter the C group along with their guardian.

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 then email info@sydneyrunningfestival.com.au with a previous result (must be in previous 12 months) and the event in which you competed in. 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
Please note: enquiries for a preferred start will be confirmed within two business days of sending through the email.
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