Check the top menu for each event (more details). There are 5 events to choose from:
Online entries will stay open until 3pm Saturday 6th January, 2024
Simply enter online or come along to bib collection to enter with our team. Late entry availability will be confirmed closer to the event.
Transfers close at midnight Monday, January 1. Please email email@example.com for transfers.
This includes deferring entries to 2025, transferring to a friend and upgrading/downgrading events.
Late Entry (from 9th Dec)
Our COVID-19 refund policy is identical to our regular refund policy; We provide threee options:
It is important that you advise us prior to 3pm January 7. No refunds will be provided after January 8.
No refunds will be provided after 3pm Saturday 6th January, 2024.
Race bibs collection info coming soon.
Official Cadbury Marathon event t-shirts and singlets can be purchased during registration or at the store! Don’t miss out on securing your exclusive event merch! Pick up on race weekend.
It’s back! The VIP experience returns to the Cadbury Marathon. With this package, you’ll have a secluded area to share with other VIP’s that will include a private storage and warmup area, toilets, food, coffee, massages and more right next to the finish line. Purchase during registration or at the store
Refer to the image below to see where the following features are located:
All races start and finish at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Cadbury Estate Claremont.
See the individual events on our Event Information page for details and maps.
The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km events are all IAAF/AIMS Grade A measured.
Yes we do, depending on demand and availability.
Pacers are provided by Tasmanian Road Runners www.tasmanianroadrunners.org.au
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 20s, with the past few years providing generous sunshine throughout the event, without being too hot.
Men: Nick Earl– 2.18.30 (2020)
Women: Marnie Ponton - 2.39.11 (2021)
Men: Liam Adams– 1.03.33 (2016)
Women: Ellie Pashley - 1:11:23 (2021)
The Marathon and 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:
The Marathon includes the Tasmanian State Marathon Championships.
For more information on registering go to www.tasathletics.org.au.
Yes we do! Simply create a team in the online entry platform when you enter online, or ‘join’ the team if it already exists.’
Yes, all participants who cross the finish line will receive a medal! Virtual participants who upload their results to the leaderboard by January 7 will receive a medal in the mail.
We strongly recommend that participants do not wear headphones when competing, so you are able to hear requests from fellow competitors, police, marshals and traffic.
This is also for fairness of your fellow competitors, as you will all be sharing the road in various events.
Although the roads are closed there will be emergency services vehicles on the course so please be aware of motorbikes, cars and ambulances travelling on the course.
Yes. All participants need to be entered so they are covered for insurance.
Buses will depart from and return to the Vibe Hotel Hobart, Argyle St Hobart. Bookings are being taken online when you enter and the cost is $7 each way or $12 return. Buses will also return to the Vibe Hotel Hobart after the event. Buses will operate on the following timetable with each trip taking 20 minutes:
From Hobart City to race precinct - Pickup location TBC
4:30am | 4:45am | 5:00am | 5:15am | 5:30am | 5:45am | 6:00am | 6:15am | 7:30am | 8:00am | 8:30am | 9:00am | 9:30am
From race precinct to Hobart City
10:00am | 10:30am | 11:00am | 11:30am | 12:00pm
Important: When making your way to the Cadbury Estate race precinct, please allow additional time in your travel, as road closures will be in place for the event and police will be facilitating traffic in the area. Plans are in place to give competitors priority in travelling to the event, but please don't leave it to the last minute.
Can't get to our event in person? Then register for a virtual event.
All participants will have a medal posted out to them shortly after the event. Their results will be posted on the leader board. They can complete their run between their registration date and 12pm on Sunday January 7. They will receive information on how to submit their run online closer to the event date.
Parking is limited at Cadbury Estate and we encourage participants to allow extra time to get to the race precinct.
There will be 3 carparks operating. The Cadbury Carpark is free and will be open early and will close once it is full or at 5:50am, whichever comes first.
The Cadbury Cricket Ground will open at 7:45am and is next to the Cadbury carpark. There is limited parking available here.
The final carpark option is the Village green opposite Claremont Plaza, less than 1km walk to the race precinct. It will be operated by the local St Annes Cricket Club and the cost will be a $5 donation to the club.
You can leave a bag at the race admin area.
Simply use the bag tag on your race number to attach to your bag and hand it into our admin team at Cadbury.
Loose items such as keys or phones will not be accepted unless in a tagged bag.
No, there will be one start for each event.
The front row is reserved for elite entrants who will be identifiable by their bibs. As a courtesy to faster runners please line up at the start line according to your ability.
Athletics Tasmania is the owner and organiser of the event which is conducted as the State Marathon and Half Marathon Championships.
The Race Director is managed by Athletics Tasmania and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This following age limits apply to the Cadbury Marathon.
|Event Range||Minimum Age Recommendations(s)|
|5km||Participation from 10 years onwards|
|10km||Participation from 13 years onwards|
|Half Marathon||Participation from 18 years onwards|
|Marathon||Participation from 20 years onwards|
How accurate your Garmin can be is affected by the number of satellites in direct view of the GPS receiver and anything that can interfere with this such as trees, cloud cover, mountains, hills, power lines, etc.
If you lose reception, time will still move on but your ‘moving time’ may differ.
All participants except the 1KM entrants will be issued with a timing chip attached to the back of your bib. The timing chip is disposable after the event.
There will be 3 drink stations on the course, which you will pass twice on each loop. Each drink station will have water available.
Our event partner, Bulk Nutrients, will provide electrolytes at the drink stations for Marathon and Half Marathon participants
For the 10k event, there will be drinks at the 1km, 4km, 7km and 9km.
A drink station will also be provided on 5k course.
Participants in the full marathon can leave their personal drinks at bib collection (location to be confirmed) by 3:30pm on Saturday January 6 or at the Race Precinct on race morning by 5:15am
Participants in the full marathon can leave their personal drinks at bib collection (location to be confirmed) by 3pm Saturday 6th January, 2024, or at the Race Precinct on race morning by 5:15am.
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. Portaloos will be available at each drink station.
Please note, every year we hire more portaloos but there is always a long queue – particularly for the Cadbury Half Marathon. We strongly recommend having a plan so you don’t miss the start!
All finishers will receive water and a Cadbury goodie bags, filled with your favourite Cadbury chocolate!