Event Details

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  • Half Marathon 21.1 km or
  • 7 km

Course Details/Map

View the course map The Geelong Half Marathon is run along the beautiful Barwon River,
from Belmont, to Breakwater and then up to Fyansford and back to Belmont.

The 7 km event covers the first 2km of the Half Marathon course and then 5km of the main river section traversing Moorabool St. bridge and Shannon Ave. bridge. View the 7km course map

View the 5 minute Youtube clip  of the entire course.
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All finishers of 31st annual the Geelong Half Marathon will receive a commemorative medallion and refreshments.

All finishers of the 7 km Run will receive a finisher’s souvenir and refreshments.

Geelong Half Marathon

Prizes are awarded for male and female in each category.

  • Fastest male and fastest female (irrespective of age group): 1st $400 plus sash; (each will also win their age group 1st prize); 2nd $150 (plus age group 1st prize if first for their age group); 3rd $75 (plus age group 1st prize if first for their age group).
  • Under 20 years: 1st $120
  • 20 – 39 years: 1st $120
  • 40 – 49 years: 1st $120
  • 50 – 59 years: 1st $120
  • 60 years and over: 1st $120
  • Bonus if the course record is broken: $200.
    The current course records are (male) Abere Kassw, 64m 33s, set on 8th April 2018
    and (female) Karinna Fyfe, 76m 58s, set on 27th April 2014.
  • All placings are based on net times (and not gun times).

          Ages are as of Geelong Half Marathon race day.

7 km Run

  • First male $120; First female $120.

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Race Start and Finish Locations

The Geelong Half Marathon and the 7 km Run both start under the James Harrison Bridge, on the south side of Barwon River.
Melways reference Map 451, K8.
Both events now finish under the Moorabool Street Bridge, near to the start.
For both events, there will be an arch, timing mats and hydration at the start and finish, as well as along the course.
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Race Start Times

Geelong Half Marathon: 7.30 am
Participants are encouraged to arrive by at least 6.45 am, 45 minutes prior to the event start, to ensure there is plenty of time to get organised and warm up. There will be a compulsory race briefing at 7:15am

7 km Run: 8.00 am.
Participants are encouraged to arrive by at least 7.15 am. There will be a compulsory race briefing at 7.45 am.
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Pacing Groups

For the Geelong Half Marathon, there will be three pacing groups led by experienced runners, who will aim to get you across the line for that PB!
Choose from half marathon times of 90 minutes, 105 minutes or 120 minutes. All 3 group leaders will be distinctively dressed and will be pointed out prior to the start.
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Cut-Off Times

Drink stations and marshals will cease support progressively as follows:

• 9km: 70 mins (8:40am)

• 12km: 95 mins (9:05am)

• 14km: 110 mins (9:20am)

• 16km: 125 mins (9:35am)

• 19km: 150 mins (10:00am)

• 21.1km: 165 mins (10:15am)

Participants are welcome to continue after these times but they do so at their own risk.

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Drink Stations

Water will be available at drink stations close to the following Geelong Half Marathon kilometre marks: 4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19 and at the finish. Water will be provided in cups. Our water cups are fully recyclable. Please place in designated recycling bins if possible.
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Race Bib

Your event bib must be worn on your front at all times during the events. If you are not wearing your bib, your time will not be recorded and you will not be eligible for prizes.
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Bag Storage

There will be a designated bag storage area near the start line on event day. Ensure your belongings are in a closed bag that is clearly marked with your event number; you can use the tear-off strip from your event bib. While we will look after your property, we cannot guarantee its security and recommend that you do not leave valuables (such as wallets, purses, phones, keys etc) in your bag.
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Kilometre Markers

Every kilometre from 2 to 21 will be marked on the course path.
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Toilets will be available at the start area (portable loos, public toilets and in the Geelong Cross Country Clubrooms) and along the course.
If required during the event, ask a marshal for directions to the nearest toilet.
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Event timing

We use an electronic timing system for all participants for both the Geelong Half Marathon and the 7 km Run. Your time will commence when you cross the start mat. Results will be available on this website by Monday 15th April.
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First Aid

There will be fully qualified First Aid personnel at the start and finish area for both the Geelong Half Marathon and the 7 km Run.
First Aid personnel will also be on the course at the 12 km, 14 km and 19 km points. Please ask for help if you are injured or in distress.