Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6am
The Ultra Marathon is internationally recognised again in 2018 and is the AURA Australian Championship event for 50km. Competitors from this event will be selected to represent Australia at the World Ultra Marathon Championships.
The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services gives participants the opportunity to go 'beyond the marathon' and compete in a 50km Ultra Marathon. This option is popular with ultra runners seeking a fast 50km course, marathon runners seeking to step up to ultra race and participants training for such events as the Comrades Marathon.
Ultra Marathon Cut-Off Points
|Time of day||Race Time||Distance||Location|
|6:05am||5mins||0km||King George Terrace - all entrants must have crossed the Start Line|
|7:36am||96mins||11.5km||Clear King Edward Terrace onto Parkes Place West|
|8:34am||154mins||18.5km||Clear King Edward Terrace onto Parkes Place East|
|9:24am||204mins||24.5km||Clear Brown St onto Weston Park Rd|
|9:49am||229mins||27.5km||Clear Weston Park|
|10:22am||262mins||31.5km||Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights|
|11:04am||304mins||36.5km||Reached Half Marathon turnaround on Parkes Way. Runners approaching after the cutoff time will be directed to turnaround on Parkes Way if they wish to continue and no official time is registered.|
|12:20pm||380mins||45.5km||Clear Kings Avenue Bridge onto Bowen Drive|
|1:00pm||420mins||50km||Reach Finish Line|
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