Sunday 15th September, 2024

Sydney Marathon, presented by ASICS

We’re thrilled to announce The Sydney Marathon, presented by ASICS, as a candidate race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM). Run one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. More information on the other event distances offered at the 2024 Sydney Marathon is coming soon - thank you for your understanding.

Click here to learn more about the Abbott WMM Candidate Event

Key Event Details

DateSunday, 15 September 2024
Distance42.195km (World Athletics Platinum Label Marathon)
Start time7:10am (7:08am - Elite Wheelchair)
Start line cut off7:45am
Start LocationBradfield Park, Milsons Point
Finish LineSydney Opera House Forecourt
Course Cut Off Time7 hours

Start Area Map – Coming soon


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**All prices are in Australian Dollars.
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Course details

*Subject to change

Electrolyte and GU Gels are available at selected drink stations along the course.

A designated marathon only refreshment station will be located after the finish line at the Marathon Recovery Zone.

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

The number of GU Gels out on course are limited and not guaranteed. If you require gels as part of your hydration plan, we strongly recommend you carry your own supply.

Drink Station Locations

  • Drink Station 1, 5.0km – Water & Fixx Nutrition
  • Drink Station 2, 7.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 3, 10.0km – Water & Fixx Nutrition
  • Drink Station 4, 12.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 5, 15.0km – Water & Fixx Nutrition
  • Drink Station 6, 17.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 7, 20.0km – Water, Fixx Nutrition & GU Gels
  • Drink Station 8, 22.2km – Water
  • Drink Station 9, 25.0km – Water, Fixx Nutrition
  • Drink Station 10, 27.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 11, 30.0km – Water, Fixx Nutrition & GU Gels
  • Drink Station 12, 32.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 13, 35.2km – Water, Fixx Nutrition
  • Drink Station 14, 37.5km – Water
  • Drink Station 15, 40km – Water, Fixx Nutrition
  • Drink Station 16, 41.5km – Water

To assist you in achieving your marathon goals we will have a team of Pacers. A “Pacer” is an experienced marathon runner who will run at an even effort/pace for the duration of the event to finish at target time and encourage you and other runners along the way. Whether you are a first-time marathoner or you are aiming for the next milestone finish time, there will be a pacer for you to run with. Each Pacer will be easily identifiable in a Red Sydney Marathon Pace Team singlet with the pace time on their back and by a flag which will clearly display their target finish time.

All pacers will run to ‘Chip Time’ and pace as evenly as possible without banking time (+/- 30 seconds at halfway). There are several pacers on each time who will run in eyesight of each other creating a pace zone. This means that you will not need to crowd around a single pacer. Please use them as a moving timeline on which to judge your own effort / race strategy.

There will be a pacer for the following times:

  • 2hrs 45min
  • 3hrs
  • 3hrs 15mins
  • 3hrs 30mins
  • 3hrs 45mins
  • 4hrs
  • 4hrs 15mins
  • 4hrs 30mins
  • 4hrs 45mins
  • 5hrs
  • 5hrs 15mins
  • 5hrs 30mins
  • 6hrs
  • 6hrs 30mins
  • 7hrs (Sweeper)


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 RestrictionsAll participants must be aged 18 years or older on event day
RulesNo prams, scooters, or handcycles/crank cycles are to be taken onto the course. Push wheelchairs are permitted in the C group.
What's included in the entry fee?Your entry fee includes your race bib and timing tag, finishers medal and finishers shirt.
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 2hr 40min Female - sub 3h 05min
A GroupUnder 3hr 45min
B GroupBetween 3h 45min and 4h 30min
C GroupOver 4h 30min

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 time. Your time will not be affected in any way as the timing chip will only record your time from when you cross the start mats to the finish line mats. This will allow you to enjoy the event at your own pace and provide you with the best possible end result.

As the Sydney Marathon, presented by ASICS, is run under World Athletics rules & regulations, all official results will be based on Gun Time. Participants will receive both Gun Time and Net Time on their finisher certificates.

Please note that if you have registered for the marathon before 31 July, no wave changes will be allowed after that date.

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