Entry Information FAQs
When do online entries open?
Online entries are now available. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and number of copies required. Note that entry forms will be available from early April.
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?
|Online entries close||Postal entries close||ASICS Event Expo|
|Early bird entry and free Blackmores Singlet*||31 July||14 July||Not available|
|Early bird entry||18 August||18 August||Not available|
|Standard entry||20 September by 5pm||14 September||21 September by 4pm or until events sell out|
Can I enter a team into the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival?
Team registration information is currently being finalised and will be available on the event website from the start of June.
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 (C Group). 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. 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 (from early April) then email email@example.com with a previous result (must be in previous 12 months) and the event in which you competed in.
As a guide, preferred starts will be offered to athletes running under the following 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 that enquiries for a preferred start will be confirmed within two business days of sending through the email.
Am I entitled to an early-bird running singlet?
If you register online before 31-July and pay a $5.50 postage and handling fee you will receive a free running singlet (while stocks last). All early-bird singlets will be posted out at the end of August.
If I have an international address (outside of Australia), will my singlet be posted?
All international singlets will be packaged and sent to the ASICS Event Expo for collection. If you have ordered a Blackmores early-bird singlet and have an international address, your Event Kit will be marked and you will need to head to the information stand to collect your singlet. The $5.50 postage and handling fee still applies.
What is the size range of the early-bird running singlets?
The Blackmores running singlets are available in Ladies 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16 and Men's small, medium, large, extra large & XX large. A sizing table is below.
NOTE - measurements are in centimetres and are to be used as a guide only.
|Bottom hem width||46||48||50||52||54|
|Bottom hem width||51||53||55||57||59|
Can I still subscribe to The Sunday Telegraph weekend offer?
If you did not select to subscribe to The Sunday Telegraph weekend offer during the online registration process and would like to take up this offer, click here >>
Do I need my parents permission to enter?
Persons under 18 are required to obtain a parents signature to complete the entry form, however those parents who believe their child is capable of competing the 21km course will need to request this in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance of U18 entries in the half marathon is at the sole discretion of the Race Director. Under no circumstances will entrants under the age of 18 be allowed to enter in the Marathon.
Will I receive confirmation of my entry?
All entrants who provide an email address with their entry will receive a confirmation email with a downloadable PDF e-ticket which includes important event information and their bib number. This e-ticket must be retained in order to collect your Event Kit during registration week. All confirmed entrants will be able to check their entry by visiting the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival website.
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