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2017 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

30 July 2017 - 30 July 2017

Start time: 06.00AM

Grab your shoes and register now for the 2017 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival. Registrations are now open!

Marking the 12th year of Westlink M7 and Blacktown City Council's partnership for the Blacktown Running Festival. There is a race for everyone from professional athletes, to families and kids just having a go!

The traffic free marathon circuit makes it one the world’s most uniqueThe Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km events will be run on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway and IAAF/AIMS Certified Accurate and member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Races). 

Event Information

Event Date  

Sunday 30 July 2017

Start Times and Location 

Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill – Athletics Facility.

6:45am     Start of Marathon

7:15am     Start of Half Marathon

7:40am     Start of 10km Run/Walk

7:50am     Start of 5km Run/Walk

7:55am     Start of Kids Marathon 2km



Online Registrations are now open for all races until 5pm on Saturday 29 July 2017.  You can enter on the day at the Late Registrations tent from 5.30am. Individual race registrations will close 10 minutes prior to each race start. 


Marathon ($80), Half Marathon ($60), 10km ($40), 5km ($30) & 2km Kids Marathon ($15).


There will be a range of prizes for the winners of each category and race. You can download the full list HERE

Race Number Collection      

Race Number Collection : Participants who enter up until Thursday 6 July 2017 will have their race number posted from 13 July 2017. Entries received from Friday 7 July 2017 will have the option of collecting the race number from Blacktown City Council (62 Flushcombe Road) Blacktown NSW, 2148 or on race day from 5:30am onwards.

Finisher Rewards

Finisher’s will receive a medallion, Gift and certificate. There will also be discount vouchers from various supporters and sponsors.

Course Profile

All races are an out and back course. The Westlink M7 Shared Pathway is an undulating sealed course with mostly asphalt and concrete surfaces. All participants must keep left at all times unless overtaking.

Drink Stations

Marathon: 14

Half Marathon: 6

10km: 1

5km: 1

Powerade and water supplied at each. Gels will be provided for Marathon and Half Marathon. Portable toilets are located on the course at each drink station.

Download the drink station list HERE.


The following pacers will be available on race day;

Marathon: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45 & 5:00.

Half Marathon: 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05 & 2:10.

10km: 45 Minutes, 50 Minutes, 55 Minutes & 60 Minutes.

5km: 20 Minutes, 25 Minutes, 30 minutes, 35 Minutes & 40 Minutes.


Free parking is available within Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern rd, Rooty Hill.


To get to Blacktown International Sports Park visit 

Food & Refreshments

Food and refreshments will be sold on the day within Blacktown International Sports Park.

Shared Path Closure

The Westlink M7 Shared Pathway will be closed to other users on race day from 3:00am-12noon. State Emergency Service’s from Blacktown. Fairfield and Liverpool will marshal each entry/exit point. St Johns Ambulance will marshal the full course on bicycles as well as at Blacktown International Sports Park. 

Course Information and Maps 

Download each of the course maps below: 


42.195km Marathon, 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run/Walk, 5km Fun Run/Walk & 2km Kids Marathon.

Marathon & 10km

Southern Course on Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

Half Marathon & 5km

Northern Course on Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

Start Route for the 42.195km/21.1km/10km & 5km   

Start on the track in front of grand stand and complete 700m (Clockwise direction). Follow through gate and crossing and onto footpath outside the Softball Venue. Follow path to the Eastern Road entry gate. Right turn on Eastern Road footpath, follow path towards entry to pathway. Right turn on the entry/exit ramp of Westlink M7 Shared Pathway. 

Finish Route for the 42.195km/21.1km/10km & 5km

Exit on Eastern Road ramp from Westlink M7 Shared Pathway. Left turn onto Eastern Road. Follow footpath down to main entrance of Blacktown International Sports Park. Left turn near traffic lights on footpath and follow through around Softball venue to the crossing. Right turn and follow through the gate into the stadium. Complete 300m of track to the finish!

Kids Marathon (2km)- Up to 15 years only

The Kids Marathon is a series that is run at other events in Australia. Participants will complete 5 laps of the track. Participants will receive a medal, certificate, and a gift.


Council is seeking volunteers to assist in the organisation of the 2017 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival. Volunteers are required for Drinks Stations, Marshalling, Runners Baggage, Registrations, Medals and the Recovery Area. To register your interest please click here to complete form. For more information on Volunteering in the Blacktown City Local Government Area, please visit .

Click HERE for the results from the 2016 Blacktown Running Festival. 

Click HERE for the professional photos taken by Geo Snap shot.

Thank you to our sponsors


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Bookings Essential: To register please click the link above

Contact: For further information, please contact the Blacktown City Council Community Events Team on 9839 6000 or email 

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