Be a part of the only marathon that starts and finishes at a chocolate factory.
Who can enter the 2013 Cadbury Marathon?
Entry is open to anyone, as it is a public event. There are 4 events to choose from. Participants need to be over the age of 16 to enter the full or half marathon and under the age of 12 to do the Caramello 1k.
What is the course like?
All races start and finish at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Cadbury Estate Claremont. Click here for course maps.
In 2013, we have a new flatter, faster and more scenic course for the Cadbury Marathon and Cadbury Half Marathon. It will see runners going accross the Bowen Bridge for the first time ever.
The Running Edge 5km is the same as the 2012 event and will see runners and walkers going around the picturesque Claremont Golf Club.
The Cadbury Marathon and Cadbury Half Marathon are officially measured Running Australia courses and performances in the event can be considered for qualifying at other international events.
You can also view the map in a more interactive way including elevation via the iRun website.
When do entries close?
Online entries close at midnight on Wednesday January 9. Entry after then is not guaranteed as the event may be full. So enter online now to avoid dissapointment.
Late entries will be at The Running Edge, 73 Murray Street Hobart. Paper entry forms are available from there. If spaces are available, you can enter on the day, up until 30minutes prior to each event.
How much does it cost to enter?
Please note, early entries close 11:59pm on Wednesday January 9. After that, you can enter on Thursday, Friday, Saturday at the Running Edge in Hobart. Entries are also available on the morning of the race at Cadbury.
|Event||Prior to 11:59pm January 9 ||Late entry|
|Cadbury Half Marathon||$60.00||$80|
|Cadbury Half Marathon - Australian Masters Championships||$65.00||not available|
|Running Edge 5k Run/Walk||$20.00||$30|
A 10% discount on the above prices is available to all iRun members.
What do you mean by 'iRun Membership?'
iRun is part of the Running Australia program. There are a whole host of benefits to being registered with iRun and one of them is discounted race entry to selected events around Australia. It's free to become a member and you can do it online at www.irun.org.au. Please note that just because you receive a monthly email from iRun, doesn't mean you are an 'iRun member'. You need to 'sign up.'
What do I get for my money?
You get to run in a professionally organised event, with road closures. Participants also receive;
Travel to Cadbury
Buses will once again run from the Mercure Hobart to the race precinct on race day. Mercure Hobart is located at 156 Bathurst Street Hobart.
Bookings are being taken online when you enter and the cost is $5 each way. Buses will also return to The Mercure Hobart after the event. A bus timetable will be released closer to the event.
Important: When making your way to Cadbury estate, please allow additional time in your travel, as road closures will be in place for the event and police will be facilitating traffic to Cadbury. Plans are in place to give competitors priority in travelling to Cadbury, but please allow additional travel time.
All runners (except the Caramello 1km) will be issued with an Ipico timing chip. A few important points on timing chips
You can leave a bag at the race admin area. Simply use the ‘bag tag’ on your race number and hand it into our admin team in the admin centre at Cadbury.
Are there different starting groups?
No, there will be one start for each event. We hope that one day we will be large enough to warrant multiple starting waves.
Where should I stay?
Hobart Mercure is the official race hotel of the 2013 Cadbury Marathon. A shuttle bus will depart from the Mercure Hobart for people to get to the Cadbury Marathon precinct and no bookings are required for this.
Official race dinner?
There will be a pasta night at the Hobart Mercure on the night before race day. For $30, you will receive a pasta buffet, plus seasonal fruits. There will be a guest speaker and all bookings are taken through the Mercure Hobart - call +61 3 6232 6255
When can I collect my race number?
From the Running Edge shop, 73 Murray Street Hobart. Race kit collection will occur on the following days. Please note that no race kits will be mailed out;
Don't worry if you can't get your number in the days leading up to the event. Just allow yourself another 10min on the morning of the race and you can collect your race number and timing chip on race morning from the race precinct.
What time are the races on?
The 2013 Race Day Timetable will be;
6am - Cadbury Marathon start
7:00am - Cadbury Half Marathon start
9am - The Running Edge 5km start
10am - Caramello Junior 1km start
10:30 - 11 - Presentations
Use of MP3 players and iPods
We strongly reccomend that participants do not wear headphones when competing, so you are able to hear requests from fellow competitors, police, marshalls and traffic. This is also for fairness of your fellow competitors, as you will all be sharing the road in various events.
Are the events for everyone?
The Cadbury Marathon and Cadbury Half Marathon are events for people of all standards of running and walking. We ask that you respect the distance and do adequate preparation before lining up on the start line. Tasmanian police have instructed that the following time limits will apply, so that roads can be re-opened at 12 noon;
Cadbury Marathon - 6 hours
Cadbury Half Marathon - 4 hours
What are the conditions like?
This event is held during the Australian summer, however given that Hobart is so far south, the conditions are generally very pleasant for distance running.
Given the early start, the temperature has historically been in the low 20's, with the past few years providing generous sunshine throughout the event, without being scorching hot.
What are the course records?
Men: Scott McTaggart - 2.23.39 (2010)
Women: Hanny Allston 2.46.27 (2007)
These will go down in history however, as there is a new course in 2013.
Who organises the Cadbury Marathon?
Athletics Tasmania is the owner and organiser of the event. They are a not for profit state association in Tasmania, with all proceeds from the race being used in the development of athletics in Tasmania.
Athletics Tasmania registered clubs who provide officials for the Cadbury Marathon, also benefit financially from the race.
What else is on in the lead up to the race?
On December 30, Athletics Tasmania is organising the annual Hartz Race to the Taste. So if you want to be a part of the 6km fun run that opens the Taste Festival, then that is the race for you. Entries will be available at www.tasathletics.org.au in the lead up to the race.
There will be 3 drink stations on the course, which you will pass twice on each loop. Each drink station will have water and GU electrolyte drink.
A drink station will also be provided on The Running Edge 5k course. See the course maps and drink station locations here.
Wanting to change events?
If you would like to change event this can be done by emailing email@example.com please ensure that your email contains your full name and date of birth.
Portaloos will be available at the race precinct, plus there are public toilets at the Claremont Tennis Club, roughly 200m from the race precinct that you can use.
On the course there are Portaloos available at the car park of the Derwent Entertainment centre as well as public toilets near the drink station at the Granada tavern.