Blackmores Sydney Festival Marathon

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is held in Sydney, Australia. The event was started in 2001, by the name “Sydney Marathon” and was organized as a celebration of the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Many events were added in the next few years and in 2005, it was renamed as “Sydney Running Festival”.

There are various events conducted on the same day for runners of different age to suit their interests. While running, the runners can see some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Race Date
Sep 20, 2015
Race Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Event Type
Start Times

Men: 7:20am
Women: 7:20am

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Race Registration

The registration fees is time bound and it varies depending on the date and month of registration. To participate in Blackmores Sydney Running Festival you can register in the official website.

Course / Route Map

The marathon course is made of gradual climbs and flat sections. The route is one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses. The marathon starts at South Alfred Street and continues through the roundabout at Lavender Street and onto Middlemiss Street heading north. Then the runners pass through Arthur St Tunnel, Bradfield Highway, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Cahill Expressway, Western Distributor, Corkscrew tunnel, Sydney Hospital, Art Gallery Road, Mrs Macquaries Road, Boy Charlton Pool, Hyde Park, Archibald Fountain, Pool of Reflection, Anzac Memorial, Moore Park Road, Driver Ave, STA Bus Lane, Anzac Parade, Grand Dr, Queen’s Square, Museum of Contemporary Art, Campbell’s Cove and finishes at the roadway into Sydney Opera House.

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Race Tags

Not available.

Time Limits & Cutoffs

Official cut-off time is 6hrs. Participants need to maintain a pace of 8min:32sec per km or better.

Course Records

Men: Yuki Kawauchi 2:11:52
Women: Biruktait Degefa 2:32:45

Prize Money & Awards

Male & female prize money 1st – $10,000, 2nd – $5,000, 3rd – $2,000, 4th – $1,000

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

Finisher T-shirt and quality commemorative medal featuring an Australian Athletic Champion.

Water Stops & Refreshments

First drink station is at 5.14k and then at an interval of 2.5k approx. Powerade and GU gels will be available at selected drink stations along the course.

Expected Race Day Weather

The Temperature ranges from Min 12 – Max 23 with sunny day. Winds west to southwesterly and light tending easterly in the afternoon.

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