Check Event Information below.

Event Information


Sunday 21 April 2024

Start Times

  1. Marathon - 6.00am
  2. Half Marathon - 9.00am (subject to weather)


Start and Finish area at The Station (old Railway Station) off Wharf Rd (Near Customs House), Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Early Bird: 1 Oct 2023- 1 Nov 2023

Standard: 2 Nov 2023 – 4 April 2024

Late: 5 April 2024 – 21 April 2024 or until SOLD

Marathon 18+

Limit 750




Half Marathon 16+

Limit 1000




What you get for your entry fee:

Apart from the opportunity to race in a professionally staged major event in Newcastle, you get the following goodies with your entry:

    1.FINISHER medals!! for everyone who finishers. Distributed in the recovery area.

    2.Souvenir race singlet for everyone entered by 1 April 2024

    3.Race bib number

    4.Electronic timing with live results. Note we use a reusable chip that you must return in the recovery area. This must be attached to your shoe.

    5.You also get:

    a.One of the most picturesque courses in Australia.

    b.A major traffic control plan to allow use of main roads.

    c.Medical services on site and mobile

    d.The best MCee in the business.

    e.Pre and post race communication.

    f.Donations made to local Surf Life Saving, and other sport and social Clubs

    g.Regular drink stations.

Race Kit Collection

Race Bibs and Singlets can be collected from The Station (old Railway Station) off Wharf Rd Newcastle on :

Saturday from 10am -4pm

Sunday from 5am – until race start

Please bring your phone for our QR code race kits collection.

Secure Bag

There will be a secure bag area at the Registration Tent on race day.

Prize Money and Awards

We will be awarding $3500 in prize money in the Marathon to the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. These will be equally allocated to Female and Male Runners as per below

1st Place Overall - $1000

2nd Place Overall - $500

3rd Place Overall - $250

Other event and category entrants will automatically be assigned to their respective age categories when entering their date of birth during the entry process. Ages are as on race day. Adult age categories prizes are awarded medals in the following category: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. As you already receive a great finisher medal we will no longer give a separate age category medal, however will provide a 1st, 2nd or 3rd plague you can attached to your finishers medal.


How to get there:

We suggest using light rail in Newcastle. Just alight at Market St and you be 100m from the start ad registration area:

Paid parking will be available at The Argyle St and Bolton St Car Parks, 1.5km from the site in Newcastle CBD. There is also additional paid parking in the Honeysuckle area off Wright Lane just 400m from the site. DO NOT PARK on the course.

Drink/Aid Stations

There are drink stations on each lap on start area, 2.3km, 5.5km, 6.6km, 8.5km. This will include electrolyte and water. Special needs tables will be at the start of each loop and can be accessed twice each lap.


These are located at the start and finish, Nobbys SLSC building at 2.3km and 5.5km and also at 8.5km


We have volunteers from Nobbys SLSC, Newcastle Rowing Club and various local Running and Social Clubs.


Course Video