Sunday 17th September, 2023

Sydney Marathon 21.1KM

Be part of the Sydney Marathon 21.1KM, take on the mighty Sydney Harbour Bridge, immerse yourself in scenic harbour views and go after the ultimate Sydney Opera House finish line. This is your must do Half Marathon for 2023!!

Key Event Details

DateSunday, 17 September 2023
Start time6:00am
Start line cut off6:20am
Start LocationBradfield Park, Milsons Point
Finish LineSydney Opera House Forecourt
Course Cut Off Time2 hours 45 mins


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**All prices are in Australian Dollars.
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Course maps


*subject to change

Gatorade will be available at selected drink stations along the course. A refreshment station with both water and Gatorade will be located just past the finish line.

All drink station locations are marked on the course map and there are portable toilets at each drink station.

  • Drink Station 1, 5.0km – Water & Gatorade
  • Drink Station 2, 6.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 3, 9.0km – Water
  • Drink Station 4, 11.5km – Water & Gatorade
  • Drink Station 5, 14.6km – Water & Gatorade
  • Drink Station 6, 16.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 7, 18.9km – Water, Gatorade
  • Drink Station 8, 20.5km – Water

To assist you with achieving your personal best, pacers will be provided by the Sydney Striders. Each Pacer will have a flag and will be wearing an identifiable Sydney Striders green and white singlet. The pacers time will be marked on the flag and back of their singlet.

There will be pacers for the following times:

  • 80 mins / 1 hour, 20 mins
  • 85 mins / 1 hour, 25 mins
  • 90 mins / 1 hour, 30 mins
  • 100 mins / 1 hour, 40 mins
  • 110 mins / 1 hour, 50 mins
  • 120 mins / 2 hours
  • 130 mins / 2 hours, 10 mins

Pacer times will be confirmed in September.


Event details

Age Categories18-24; 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 RestrictionsEntrants must be a minimum of 15 years of age on event day.
RulesNo scooters, handcycles/crank cycles or wheelchairs are to be taken onto the course.
Elite AthletesFor elite assistance, contact the race director here
Bib CollectionView bib collection Details here
BaggageView baggage drop details here
TransportView transport details here

Start Groups

Choose the start group that is the right fit for your predicted fitness level
Start GroupEstimated Finish Time
Elite / PreferredMale - sub 1hr 10min Female - sub 1hr 20min
A GroupUnder 1hr 55min
B GroupBetween 1hr 55min - 2hr 15min
C GroupOver 2hr 15min

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 times. Your time will not be affected by your start group, as your timing chip will only start recording your time from when you cross the start mats. This will allow you to enjoy the event at your own pace and provide you with the best possible result.

The Sydney Marathon 21.1KM official results will be based on Gun Time. Participants will receive both Gun Time and Net Time on their finisher certificates.

Please note: all prams must be registered for the last wave (C group) and no wheelchairs are to be taken onto the Sydney Marathon 21.1KM course. 

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