How long do I have to complete the course?

Participants will have approximately 6.5hrs to complete the half and full marathon events. Official event timing ends at 12.30pm.

Note there are minimum time requirements for certain locations on course. All participants will be required to reach designated check points as below. Anyone who is unable to reach a checkpoint will be diverted off the roadway and may be unable to complete the event.

  • Main Street, Kangaroo Point (7km): After 8am participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Jane Street  (between Buchanan Street and Montague Road) (14.5km) 8:30am participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Holman Street, Kangaroo Point (27.5km) 11:00am participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane (30km) 11:00am participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Hill End Terrace, West End (36.5km) 11:45am participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Riverside Drive, West End (39km): 12:00pm  participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Finish line, Gardens Point Road (Brisbane CBD) (42.2km): 12:30pm course closure.

Finish times recorded outside of course closure of 12.30pm may not receive an official result and finish line may not be accessible.

Are there personal drinks allowed on course?

All 42.195km marathon participants will have the opportunity to access all water stations with their own personal ‘special needs drinks’. Although not compulsory, due to the nature of the distance, we invite you to utilise this service.

If you wish to have your own personal drinks placed on course by our Brisbane Marathon Festival team, please read this important document containing course marker information as well as instructions on how you can take advantage of this service.

What is in the race pack?

Each event has been allocated specific participant and finisher awards. Please click here to view what you receive as part of your registration.

Collecting race pack for another person

Competitors are recommended to collect their own race packs. If you are collecting for a team or on behalf of another person, please ensure you have written permission or confirmation email.

Will you post out my race pack?

No, competitors are required to collect their race kit between the designated race pack collection times. Please check race details for more information.

Singlet and tee shirt sizing

Please check the sizing chart on the event information page to ensure you obtain the best and most appropriate size to suit. Sizing will be similar to your standard running apparel.

Marathoners will receive a finisher tee shirt upon completion of the marathon.


Tax invoices

You are able to access your tax invoice for your entry fee from within your confirmation email. If you have not received a confirmation email, it is likely that your email address supplied is incorrect. Please contact us and we will resend your confirmation email.

Confirmation emails

You will receive an automated confirmation of your entry from our registration partner Streamlined Events upon successfully registering. You will then receive another confirmation email within race week detailing your race number for the event and the important race briefing for your event.

I have not yet received a confirmation email what do I do?

You may have entered your email address incorrectly or the automated confirmation may have been filtered to your junk mail. When collecting your race pack, please bring with you personal identification so we can issue you with your race pack.


Strictly no refunds to any competitor, regardless of situation.

Transfering registration

Competitors will only be allowed to transfer their entry to another participant or change their entry to another event at Brisbane Marathon Festival 2016. No transfers will be permitted after Thursday 5pm 4 August 2016. Please complete the event transfers form available on the website to initiate your event transfer.

Registration fees

Entry fees are on a tiered format. There will be four entry fee levels available for each event. Each of these entry fees will be calculated based on the date of entry. Click here to view a current registration fees.

Race rules

Running with headphones
Running with headphones is not recommended, however we do allow the use of these whilst participating. If you choose to wear headphones, please ensure the volume is at a reasonable level so that you are able to hear instruction from course officials. Failure to follow instruction on course will result in automatic disqualification.

Can I run with a pram?
Yes, you may run with a pram. However, we ask if you can please start at the back of the race to ensure safety for your child as well as competitors.

Running in the correct event
Please ensure you participate in the event which you are registered. Failure to start and finish in the event you are registered may result in disqualification.

How can I contact Brisbane Marathon?

We provide a range of opportunities to contact us. Please visit the contact us page in the main menu in the top right.

AIMS Certification

We are proud members of AIMS course certification. Rest assured the Brisbane Marathon Festival events follow strict guidelines to ensure the distance you are completing is accurately measured. Brisbane Marathon Festival events provide the ideal opportunity to set a personal best or recording a qualifying time for the major marathons around the world.

Electronic timing

Brisbane Marathon Festival events will utilise Chronotrack electronic timing. Your personal race time (or net time) will be recorded as you cross the timing mats on the start line and will finish when you cross the finish line mats at the end.

Note: Your official time for category placings is based on your gun time and does not take into account your net time.

Collecting race packs

Competitors are recommended to collect their own race packs. However, we do allow collection of family or friends. We require written approval for collection or alternatively the confirmation payment receipt received via email. Click here to view race pack collection times and information

Event photography

Capture your experience at the Brisbane Marathon Festival with Marathon-Photos. All event photography will be available for purchase online within 1 day of event completion. Click here to visit the event photography website

Race Packs

Participants will be allowed to collect their race packs with ID or confirmation emails only. If you are collecting for a team or on behalf of another person, please ensure you have written permission or confirmation emails. Click here to see race pack collection details.

Weather in Brisbane?

Weather conditions are generally ideal for running with temperatures in the morning at 7 degrees and warming up to 22 degrees celsius during the day. Generally a low chance of rainfall. For more weather statistics click here.

Pace groups

Achieve your goal at the Brisbane Marathon Festival with dedicated and experienced pace groups for the general public. Pace groups will be available for marathon and half marathon and 10km events only. Please check each event to obtain information on what pace will help you reach your goal.



Baggage tent

Participants will be able to leave their personal items in the “baggage tent” while running. All participants will receive a special tear off luggage tag on race numbers. We ask you tear off this tag and attach to your belongings before you drop your bag off. We recommend you do not leave valuables