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 info@sydneyrunningfestival.org with your postal address and number of copies required. Note that entry forms will be available from early April. Early Bird paper entries will close 18 July, 2014.

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* 31 July 18 July Not available
Standard 20 September by 3pm 12 September 20 September by 4pm or until events sell out

*Note: all entries are subject to availability. It is recommended that you register early to avoid disappointment.

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 >>

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 not 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 (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 >>

NOTE: All events in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festive are SELF SEEDED.

How do I apply for a preferred start?
Runners wanting a preferred start must first register online then email info@sydneyrunningfestival.org 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.
What is the predicted weather for event day?
For information on Sydney climate 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 info@sydneyrunningfestival.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 clicking here >>


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