Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

Sunday, 29 July 2018 | 06:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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This year's Blacktown Running Festival marks our 13 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, 10km and 5km 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

Online Registrations are open until 10.30 am, Saturday 28 July 2018.   

Cost  

Early Bird price valid until Friday 4 May 2018 (4 pm). Marathon: $70, Half Marathon: $50, 10km: $25, 5km: $15, 2km Kids Marathon: $10.

Standard Price from Friday 4 May 2018 (4:01 pm) will be Marathon: $80, Half Marathon: $60, 10km: $30, 5km: $20,  2km Kids Marathon $15.

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Race day entry    

Only for the 10km, 5km and 2km 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 10km Run

7:50 am     Start of 5km Run

7:55 am     Start of Kids Marathon 2km

Race number collection   

Race Number Collection: Participants who enter up until Thursday 5 July 2018 will have their race number posted from 13 July 2018. Entries received from Friday 6 July 2018 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: 2

  • 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.

Further information will be confirmed soon of all locations and distances.

Pacers

Pacers will be supplied for the Marathon and half Marathon. Further information will be updated closer to event day.

Parking

Free parking is available within 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 3:00am-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. 

Distances and routes

42.195km Marathon, 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run & 2km 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 42.195km/21.1km/10km and 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 and 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)

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.

See results from the 2017 Blacktown Running Festival. View the professional photos taken by Geo Snap shot.

This event is proudly supported by:

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When

  • Sunday, 29 July 2018 | 06:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Blacktown International Sportspark , Eastern rd, Rooty Hill 2766  View Map

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