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- Course Details/Map
- Race Start and Finish Locations
- Race Start Time
- Pacing Groups
- Race Cut- Off Times
- Water Stations
- Race Bib
- Bag Storage
- Kilometre Markers
- Event Timing
- First Aid
- Half Marathon 21.1 km or
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 7 km of the Half Marathon course.
All finishers of 30th annual The Geelong Half Marathon will receive a commemorative medallion and refreshments.
All finishers of the 7 km event will receive a finisher’s souvenir and refreshments.
Prizes are awarded for male and female in each category.
- Fastest male and fastest female (irrespective of age group): $400 (Each will also win their age group 1st prize and sash)
- Under 20 Age Group: $100 plus sash
- 20 – 39 Age Group: 1st: $100 plus sash; 2nd: $80; 3rd: $60
- 40 – 49 Age Group: 1st: $100 plus sash; 2nd: $80; 3rd: $60
- 50 – 59 Age Group: 1st: $100 plus sash; 2nd: $80; 3rd: $60
- 60 and Over Age Group: 1st: $100 plus sash; 2nd: $80; 3rd: $60
- Bonus if the open course record is broken, $200. The current course records are (male) Michael Chettle, 65m 8s, set on 18 April 2004
and (female) Karrina Fyfe, 76m 58s, set on 27 April 2014.
- All placings are based on net times (and not gun times)
- First male $75; First female $75.
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.
The Geelong Half Marathon finish is under the Moorabool Street Bridge, near to the start.
The 7 km run finish is on the opposite side of the river just past the Moorabool Street Bridge.
After completing the 7 km run, you will have a short stroll back over the Barwon River to the start area.
For both events, there will be an arch, timing mats and hydration at the start and finish, as well as along the course.
Race Start Time
Geelong Half Marathon: 8.00 am
Participants are encouraged to arrive by at least 7.15 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 7:45am
7 km run: 8.30 am.
Participants are encouraged to arrive by at least 7.45 am. There will be a compulsory race briefing at 8.15 am.
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.
Race Cut-Off Times
The marshals and event team will cease support for the Geelong Half Marathon progressively as follows:
- 7.3 km: 50 mins (8.50 am)
- 11.8 km: 85 mins (9.25 am)
- 16.3 km: 120 mins (10.00 am)
- 21.1 km: 165 mins (10.45 am)
Participants will be welcome to continue after these times but need to be aware that they continue at their own risk.
Water stations will be available close to the following kilometre marks: 4, 8, 12, 14, 16, 19 and at the finish. Water will be provided in cups.
Please place in bins if possible.
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.
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.
For The Geelong Half Marathon, every kilometre from 2 to 21 will be marked on the course path.
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.
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 10th April.
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.