FAQs

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. The day before race day.

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 bib (race number)?

A. During the registration process please select for your bib to be mailed to you.

Q. Can I purchase merchandise?

A. Yes, you can collect it at race pack collection or on event day from the information tent. Merchandise can only be collected at the event, no merchandise will be posted after the event weekend. 

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. What are the cut off times?

42.2km – 6hr cut off – equivalent to a pace of 8min30/km

21.1km – 3hr cut off – equivalent to a pace of 8min30/km

10km – 2hr cut off – equivalent to a pace of 12min/km

You are welcome to walk the 5km and 2km events, but please be mindful that roads will reopen at 12:00pm, with interim checkpoints.  

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 competitor’s 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. Bag drop will be exclusively at the event precinct at Riverstage (to be confirmed) from Saturday prior to the event. Participants will be able to leave their personal items in the ‘gear 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. Please note: there will be no bag drop at the 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km start line at Colchester Street (to be confirmed). Extra layers left at this point will be donated to charity. 

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. 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.