Blackmores Sydney Marathon

Don't miss out! Run one of the world's most scenic #bucketlist marathons. Run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House! Be quick and register today.


Sunday 16 September 2018

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)



IAAF Gold Label Certificate

Entry Prices

(up to 31 July 2018)
(1 Aug - 16 Sept 2018)
Aust & NZ Resident Adult AUD$140.00 AUD$160.00
Other Countries Resident Adult AUD$180.00 AUD$195.00

Entry Closures

Entry Types Online Entries Close Postal Entries Close ASICS Event Expo
Early Bird and FREE Blackmores Singlet until 31 July 2018* 31 July 2018 21 July 2018 Not available
Standard** 16 Sept 2018 (prior to 9am)  8 Sept 2018 15 Sept 2018

***Any registrations after Tuesday, 31 July 2018 at 5pm 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 $7.50 postage and handling fee, you'll need to select this during the registration.

Start & Finish Location

Start at Bradfield Park, Milsons 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
First Last
Elite / Preferred

Male - sub 2 h 50m
Female - sub 3h 15m

A1 A150
A Group


Under 3h 45m A200 A1599
B Group Between 3h 45m to 4h 30m B2000 B4999
C Group


Over 4h 30m C6000 C6999

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, scooters, or wheelchairs (except racing chairs in the Marathon) are to be taken on to the Marathon course. 

Course Map & Information

2018 Marathon Course map >> *subject to change
2018 Marathon Course Profile >> *subject to change
Course Cut-Off & Redirection Points >> *subject to change
Marathon Street by Street >> *subject to change

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 at the Blackmores Marathon Recovery Zone.

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;

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; 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 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

An offficial finisher T-shirt and quality commemorative medal featuring Sydney's spectacular icons, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.

Event Expo & race bib collection

The ASICS Event Expo will be held at Lower Town Hall, George Street, Sydney from 13 - 15 September 2018. All participants are required to attend the ASICS Event Expo to collect their race bib.

Event Expo & Clothing Transport

All entrants are urged to utilise the Baggage Drop at the Expo where you will be provided with a clothing bag sticker (found within the race bib) which is a replication of your race bib. 


Dropping your bag at the Expo will guarantee availability of your bag on completion of your race at the Marathon Recovery Zone located near to the Sydney Opera House finish line.


If you choose to use the race day baggage drop facility at the start please note that your bag will not be available to collect until 12pm from the main baggage collection point in the Royal Botanic Gardens (approximately 10 minute walk from the finish line) 

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 Milsons Point Station.