Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
Next date: Sunday, 25 July 2021 | 06:30 AM
to 12:00 PM
The Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival will be held on Sunday 25th July at the Blacktown International Sports park.
This year's Blacktown Running Festival marks our 15th year partnership with Westlink M7. 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 unique. The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km and 5 km events will be run on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway and IAAF/AIMS Certified Accurate and member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
Registrations for the 2021 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival will open soon.
Earlybird registrations will close midnight 30 April 2021. Online registrations will close at 5pm on Saturday 24 July.
On the day registrations will be open from 6 am at the late registrations tent at the event. Registrations will only be accepted for the 10 km Fun Run, 5 km Fun Run and the Kids Marathon.
Marathon: Early bird $70. After 30 May the cost will be $80
Half Marathon: Early bird $50. After 30 May the cost will be $60
10 km Fun Run: Early bird $25. After 30 May the cost will be $30
5 km: Early Bird $15. After 30 May the cost will be $20
2 km Kids Marathon: Early bird is $10 and after 30 May the cost will be $15
Race day entry
Only for the 10 km, 5 km and 2 km Kids Marathon. No late entry fee.
Start times and location
Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill – Athletics Facility.
6:45 am Start of Marathon
7:15 am Start of Half Marathon
7:40 am Start of 10 km Run
7:50 am Start of 5 km Run
7:55 am Start of Kids Marathon 2 km
Race number collection
Race Number Collection: Participants who enter up until noon Thursday 1 July 2021 will have their race number posted. These will be posted after 12 July. Entries received from after this time will have the option of collecting the race number from Blacktown City Council (62 Flushcombe Road) Blacktown NSW after a date to be confirmed or on race day from 5:30 am onwards.
Finisher’s will receive a medallion, Gift and certificate. There will also be discount vouchers from various supporters and sponsors.
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $3,500 each
Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: $2,300 each
Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $1,500 each
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $1,300 each
Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: $850 each
Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $550 each
10 km Fun run
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $400 each
Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: 300 each
Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $200 each
5 km Fun Run
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $300 each
Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: $200 each
Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $100 each
Vouchers will be given to the first place in each age category 3- 5 years, 5 - 7 years, 8 - 12 years and 13 - 15 years.
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 and Special drinks on course
- Marathon: 13
- Half Marathon: 6
- 10 km: 2
- 5 km: 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 map here.(PDF, 1MB)
Any special drinks for the marathon course are to be labelled and placed at the allocated collection point at the start line by 6.30am. Download the full special drinks list here.
Pacers will be supplied for the following racers and times:
3:00, 3:15, 3:30,3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30,4:45, and 5 hours.
1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, and 2 hours 10 mins.
Free parking is available at the starting line, Athletics Centre, Blacktown International Sports Park, Eastern Road, Rooty Hill.
Food and 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 am - noon. 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.
Distances and routes
42.195 km Marathon, 21.1 km Half Marathon, 10 km Fun Run, 5 km Fun Run and 2 km Kids Marathon.
Marathon and 10km
Southern Course on Westlink M7 Shared Pathway
Half Marathon and 5km
Northern Course on Westlink M7 Shared Pathway
Start Route for the 42.195 km/21.1 km/10 km and 5 km
Start on the track in front of grand stand and complete 700 m (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 42.195 km/21.1 km/10 km and 5 km
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 300 m of track to the finish!
Kids Marathon (2 km)
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.
Start and finish map(PDF, 631KB)
Marathon course map(PDF, 696KB)
Half Marathon course map(PDF, 695KB)
10 km Fun Run course map(PDF, 484KB)
5 km Fun Run course map(PDF, 466KB)
2 km Kids Marathon course map(PDF, 441KB)
How to get there
Click here to find out the public transport links and how to get there.
View the photos from the 2019. Click here to view and purchase from Geosnapshot.
See results from the 2019 Westlink M7 Running Festival
This event is proudly supported by:
Sunday, 25 July 2021 | 06:30 AM
- 12:00 PM
Blacktown International Sportspark, Eastern rd, Rooty Hill 2766 View Map