The Marathon distance is 42.2km, approximately 105 laps of the Relay For Life track (if running in lane 1).
It is invisaged that we will have a few runners and walkers challenging themselves to do the Marathon and half Marathon at Relay. From experienced runners to people who have never done that distance before. This event is not a race, but a genuine opportunity for any Relayer to challenge themselves over the distance and be recognised with a finisher's medal courtesy of one of our great sponsors, The Leader.
We strongly recommend that if you wish to challenge yourself for either the half or full marathon distance, you consult your medical practitioner before the event.
We will provide sports drinks, fruit and massage for all those participating. Paramedics will be on site during the day and also St John Ambulance for the entire 24 hours of Relay.
Runners will occupy the two most inside lanes, 1 and 2. Lane 3 will be a ‘fast walking' corridor next to the running lanes. Distance logged by the automatic timing system will be adjusted depending on your nominated lane (outer lanes cover more distance). Thus, please stay in your nominated lane, corresponding to your running or walking pace.
Timing and Registration
Half and full Marathon participants must hire and wear a timing band (ankle bracelet), which will automatically count laps and times.
Register at the Team Briefing/Information Night, or on the Saturday morning of Relay from 8am. Please do so at the Registration tents.
The Marathon will officially start at 10:30am. However, if you wish to cover the marathon distance starting at another time, please advise us at Marathon Registration before 9am on the Saturday of the Relay.