Now you have your bib for the 2016 Australian Running Festival, we thought you should know some important information to get you race day ready!

Course Details 

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 10km & 5km 

Event Start Times Start Group
10km 7:00 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20.
Green - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.

5km
8:55 AM Elite Wheelchair Athletes – Athletes must be in a racing chair to compete in this Start Group and who will aim to complete the course sub 16.5 minutes. Please note, for planning and health and safety, elite wheelchair ahtletes must be entered into the event and notify the event organisers via email prior to 5:00pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
5km 9:00 AM Yellow – This Start Group is for all participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - Ultra Marathon, Marathon & Half Marathon

Event Start Times Start Group
Ultra Marathon 6:05 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20 (invitation only).
Purple - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
The Canberra Times
Canberra Marathon
6:20 AM Elite Wheelchair Athletes – Athletes must be in a racing chair to compete in this Start Group and who will aim to complete the course sub 2.20hrs. Please note, for planning and health and safety, elite wheelchair ahtletes must be entered into the event and notify the event organisers via email prior to 5:00pm Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
The Canberra Times
Canberra Marathon
6:25 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20 (invitation only).
Blue - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
Half Marathon 7:45 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20 (invitation only).
Red – This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.

Traffic & Transport

Road closures and diversions will be in place to ensure the safety of runners and the non-event community. Participants are advised to plan their trip prior to leaving home. 

Raising Money

The Australian Running Festival aims to help raise $250,000 in 2016 for more than 250 charities. You can contribute to this fantastic effort by clicking below.