Jan 8th 2023

days remaining


Registrations Closed


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our most frequently asked questions below

dates and costs

What time does it start?

Check the top menu for each event (more details). There are 5 events to choose from:

  • Marathon – 42.195km (min age 16 years) – 6am start
  • Half Marathon – 21.1km (min age 16 years) – 6:30am start
  • The On 10k – 10km (min age 12 years) –
  • Start Time TBC
  • The Running Edge 5k – 5km (min age 7 years) – Start Time TBC
  • Mini Marathon – under 1km (maximum age 12, unless accompanying a child) –
  • Start Time TBC

When do entries close?

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

Can I change events?

Transfers close at 6pm Monday, January 3. Please email info@tasathletics.org.au for transfers.

How much does it cost to enter?


Event Standard Entry

Late Entry (from 2nd Jan)

 Marathon $95


Half Marathon$85


10k Run  








Running Edge 5km Walk/Run  










covid 19 refund policy

Our COVID-19 refund policy is identical to our regular refund policy;  We provide threee options:

  • Defer to next year,
  • Transfer your entry to another person, or
  • Refund less a $10 administration fee. 

It is important that you advise us prior to 3pm January 8.  No refunds will be provided after January 8.

withdrawals - Do you offer any refunds?

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.

When can I collect my race number?

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.

  • For those who entered online:
    • Friday 7th 11am - 5pm 
    • Saturday 8th 9am -  4pm 

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.

Course Details

Where are the start and finish lines?

Refer to the image below to see where the following features are located:

  • Start line
  • Finish line
  • Bag Drop / Late Entry / Number Pickup
  • Water
  • Food / Coffee
  • Toilets (at Cadbury location)

Where does the course go?

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.

Is the course measured to IAAF standards?

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km events are all IAAF/AIMS Grade A measured.

Do you have pace runners?

Yes we do, depending on demand and availability.

Pacers are provided by Tasmanian Road Runners www.tasmanianroadrunners.org.au

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 20s, with the past few years providing generous sunshine throughout the event, without being too 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 the new course commenced in 2013.

Event Info

What are the cutoff times?

  • 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:

    • Marathon – 6 hours
    • Half Marathon – 4 hours
    • 10k – 2 hours
    • The Running Edge 5k – 3 hours
    • Mini Marathon – N/A

What championships are being held within the event?

The Marathon includes the Tasmanian State Marathon Championships.

For more information on registering go to www.tasathletics.org.au.

Do you allow team entries?

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.’

Will I get a finisher’s medal?

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).

Use of MP3 players and iPods

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.

I’m running with my child in the Mini Marathon – do I need to enter?

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.

Travel to Cadbury

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

  • 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 Vibe Hotel Hobart

  • 10:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:00pm

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.

Virtual events

Can't get to our event in person?  Then register for a virtual event.

  • The virtual marathon and half marathon are $15.00,
  • 10km and 5km are $10.00 and
  • the 1km is $5.00 to enter.

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.

What training can we do in the lead up?

On Wednesday nights at 5:45pm a free social running group leaves from The Running Edge in Murray Street. All levels are catered for.

Bag drop

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.

Are there different starting groups?

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 info@tasathletics.org.au.

Who organises the Event?

upgrade / downgrade - Can I change events?

If you would like to change event this can be done by contacting us here.  Please ensure that your email contains your full name and date of birth.  Changes after April 2 will not be possible.

Can I check my online entry?

Yes you can. Click here to search for your entry.

What age limits apply to events?

This event follows the Athletics Australia FIT Model which makes recommendations on minimum ages for different events.

Event RangeMinimum Age Recommendations(s)
 5kmParticipation from 11 - 12 years onwards
 10kmParticipation from 13 - 14 years onwards
 Half MarathonParticipation from 16 years onwards
MarathonParticipation from 18 years onwards
UltraParticipation from 18 - 20 years + for Marathon to 100km Ultras

You can find out more about this here.


What if my Garmin, IPod, Smart device, shows a slightly different time than the official race time?

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.

Do you use Gun Time or Net Time?

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.


Timing chips

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.

food, drink and bed

Where should I stay?

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.

Is there a pasta night?

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.

Drink stations

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.

Personal drinks

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.

What food will be available?

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.

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