Check the top menu for each event (more details). There are 5 events to choose from:
Online entries will stay open until 2pm the day before the event. Simple enter online and come into The Running Edge to collect your race pack.
Late entry is available on race day up to 20 minutes before the start of each event. *Late entry fees are applicable and you will need to check the event information (each event) for more information.
The following caps on fields will apply:
Marathon – 450
Half Marathon – 900
10k – 500
The Running Edge 5km – 500
Mini Marathon – 400
Transfers close at 6pm Monday, January 3. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for transfers.
Late Entry (from 2nd Jan)
|Running Edge 5km Walk/Run|
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 8. No refunds will be provided after January 8.
If you advise us prior to 3pm January 8, then we will provide you with a refund less a $10 administration charge to recover costs.
No refunds will be provided after January 8.
Race bibs can be picked up from The Running Edge shop, 73 Murray Street Hobart. Race kit collection will occur on the following days. Please note that no race numbers 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 30 min on the morning of the race and you can collect your race number and timing chip on race morning from the race precinct.
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: Scott McTaggart – 2.23.39 (2010)
Women: Hanny Allston 2.46.27 (2007)
These will go down in history however, as the new course commenced in 2013.
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! Enter a team in our Run Down Under Teams division and you could win some great prizes. Simply create a team in the online entry platform when you enter online, or ‘join’ the team if it already exists.’
Participants in all events except the Mini Marathon will receive a finisher’s medal (100% of entry fees from the 1km are donated to The Clown Doctors).
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. 100% of the entry money for the Mini Marathon is donated to the Clown Doctors.
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 Vibe Hotel Hobart to race precinct
From race precinct to Vibe Hotel Hobart
Important: When making your way to the 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 and bib posted out to them shortly after the event. Their results will be posted on the leaderboard. They can complete their run between their registration date and 12pm on Sunday January 9 and 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.
On Wednesday nights at 5:45pm a free social running group leaves from The Running Edge in Murray Street. All levels are catered for.
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 Richard Welsh of Epic Events and Marketing.
This event follows the Athletics Australia FIT Model which makes recommendations on minimum ages for different events.
|Event Range||Minimum Age Recommendations(s)|
|5km||Participation from 11 - 12 years onwards|
|10km||Participation from 13 - 14 years onwards|
|Half Marathon||Participation from 16 years onwards|
|Marathon||Participation from 18 years onwards|
|Ultra||Participation from 18 - 20 years + for Marathon to 100km Ultras|
You can find out more about this here.
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.
This event will award results based on gun time in accordance with the IAAF standards for marathons. Gun time is the time the start gun is fired.
Your start time will be recorded as the gun time regardless of the actual time you cross the start line (ie if it takes you 5 seconds to cross the start line, your start time will still be 6:00:00am, not 6:00:05am). Finish time will be recorded as you cross the finish mat.
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.
Vibe Hotel Hobart is the official race hotel of the 2021 Marathon.
A shuttle bus will depart from the Vibe Hotel Hobart for people to get to the race precinct, you should book a ticket when you enter online.
There will be a pasta night at the Vibe Hotel Hobart on the night before race day.
Vegetarian and gluten free options are available Book online when you register.
There will be 3 drink stations on the course, which you will pass twice on each loop. Each drink station will have water and electrolyte drink. Locations are;
Claremont Primary School (4km, 23km and 41km for the marathon, 2km and 20km for half marathon) Berriedale, just north of MONA (7km, 21km, 25km and 39km for the marathon and 4km and 18km for the half marathon) Goodwood at the entrance to the Army Barracks (12km, 16km, 30km and 34km for the marathon and 9km and 13km for the half marathon)
For the Tas10k, there will be drinks at the 1km, 4km, 7km and 9km.
A drink station will also be provided on The Running Edge 5k course. See the course maps and drink station locations here.
Participants in the full marathon can leave personal drinks at The Running Edge by 3:30pm on Saturday 27 March or at the Race Precinct at Cadbury Estate on race morning by 5:15am.
Please ensure you place them in the correct containers for each of the three stations. This service is only offered for the full marathon.
All finishers will receive water and fruit.
Food vendors will be onsite to provide hot food. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.
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.