Q. Can I transfer my distance?
A. Yes. Competitors will only be allowed to transfer their entry to another participant or change their entry to another event at the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon 2019. You can transfer to another distance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org up until April 19, 2019. After this time transfers of distances can be done at race pack collection. Please bring your confirmation email, collect your bib and then bring it to late entries for transfer. Transfers of distance and person will be subject to availability of races. A $10 administration fee is applicable to any changes made to an entry including transfer of distance or participant.
Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
A. Yes. Transfers can be done in person at race pack collection for a $10 transfer fee. This will be subject to availability of races.
Q. Will there be pace runners?
A. Yes. Marathon Paces: 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30. Half Marathon Paces: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10. 10km Paces: 40mins, 50mins, 60mins, 70mins.
Q. Can I run with a pram?
A. Yes – you are welcome to run with a pram in any of the distances, however we ask out of courtesy to other runners to please start at the back.
Q. Can I run with headphones?
A. Yes you are welcome to run with headphones, but please be mindful of volunteers, police and ambulance and other runners.
Q. When can I collect my bib and race pack?
A. Please find all race pack collection information here.
Q. Can I collect a race pack for another person?
A. Yes. Whilst competitors are recommended to collect their own race packs if you are collecting for a team or on behalf of another person, please ensure you have written permission or their confirmation email.
Q. Will you post out my race pack?
A. In 2019, race pack mail outs will be possible for a $10 postage fee. During the registration process please select ‘bib mailed to me’. This will be offered up to 4 weeks prior to the event. Your bib will be mailed to the address you input into the registration system. To collect your race day merchandise please come to the information tent after your event on race day. Merchandise will need to be collected at the event only, no merchandise will be mailed out after race day.
Q. Is the event a qualifier for the World’s Major’s?
A. Yes. We are proud members of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) course certification. Rest assured the Brisbane Marathon Festival events follow strict guidelines to ensure the distance you are completing is accurately measured. The event provides the ideal opportunity to set a personal best or recording a qualifying time for the major marathons around the world.
Q. Do I need to enter if I am running with my child?
A. Yes all persons participating need to register. If you are already entered in an alternative distance and would like to accompany your child you do not need to enter again. Please leave your bib on and run in the shorter distance. You will only receive the time for the event you are entered in.
Q. Can I walk my event?
A. Yes you are welcome to walk the 10km, 5km and 2km events, but please be mindful that roads will reopen at 12:00pm, with interim checkpoints. We encourage you to choose a distance you know you will be able to complete by 12:00pm.
Q. Are personal drinks allowed on course?
A. All marathon participants will have the opportunity to access their own personal ‘special needs drinks’ at multiple aid stations on course. These will be at Aid Station 1 (10.3km), Aid Station 5 (20.1km), Aid Station 4 (30 and 39.8km). Although not compulsory, we invite you to utilise this service. If you wish to have your own personal drinks placed on course by our team, please clearly mark and place in the special need boxes at race pack collection.
Q. What date determines the competitors age category?
A. The age group determination is taken from the competitors age on race day.
Q. Is there somewhere I can leave my belongings when I run?
A. Participants will be able to leave their personal items in the ‘baggage tent’ whilst running. All participants will receive a special tear off tag on race numbers. We ask you tear off this tag and attach to your belongings before you drop your bag off. We recommend you do not leave valuables.
Q. How do I enter a team?
A: Teams are a great addition to the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival. It’s a great opportunity for family, friends or work colleagues to come together and work towards a common fitness goal. Team members don’t have to run the same distance. Please click here for instructions on how to register your team.
Q. Where can I put up my team tent?
A. Teams who would like to put up their team tent in the event precinct area are welcome to do so at no cost but we ask that teams contact email@example.com with their details and marquee size to reserve a spot.
Q. Where is my timing chip?
A. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your race bib and we use electronic timing. Your personal race time (or net time) will be recorded as you cross the timing mats on the start line and will finish when you cross the finish line mats at the end.
Note: Your official time for category placings is based on your gun time and does not take into account your net time.
Q. Why has the entry fee changed?
A. Entry fees are on a tiered format. There will be four entry fee levels available for each event. Each of these entry fees will be calculated based on the date of entry. Click here to view a current registration fees. If you transfer you will be charged at the current entry fee.
Q. I cannot find my confirmation of entry or tax invoice
A. Your tax invoice is sent with your confirmation email when you enter. If you have not received a confirmation email, it is likely that your email address supplied is incorrect. Please contact us and we will resend your confirmation email.
Q. What is the weather like in Brisbane?
A. Weather conditions are generally ideal for running with temperatures in the morning at 7 degrees and warming up to 22 degrees celsius during the day. Generally a low chance of rainfall. For more weather statistics click here.
Q. Where are the best places to park for the event?
A. Please see Parking Options on our website here.