Race day is fast approaching and we thought you should know some important information to get you race ready!

Course Details 

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10km & 5km 

Event Start Times Start Group
10km 7:00 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20. Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group.
Green - This Start Group is for participants who aim to complete the course in sub 60 mins. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
7:05 AM Purple - This Start Group is for joggers, walkers, fun groups and pushed wheelchairs. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
5km 9:00 AM Seeded Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20. Pre-qualification is required for this start group.
Yellow – This Start Group is for all participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line. Pushed wheelchairs and strollers are permitted in this start group.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 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).
Orange - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
Half 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 140 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 22, 2017.
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 $125,000 in 2017 for more than 250 charities. There are three ways you or your team can raise money for your chosen charity, find out more about contributing to this fantastic effort by clicking below.