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Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

When:
Sun 28 Jul 2019
Time:
06:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
From $10
Booking:
A Must
Facilities:
Parking Available, Public Transport, Toilet on Site
Details:
This year's Blacktown Running Festival marks our 14th year partnership with Westlink M7. There is a race for everyone from professional athletes to families, and kids just having a go!

REGISTER NOW! (https://endurancecui.active.com/new/events/61598054/select-race?_p=1762473206678541)

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

Registrations for the 2019 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival are now open.

REGISTER NOW!

Earlybird registrations will close 5.00 pm on 3rd May 2019. Online registrations will close at 5pm on Saturday 27th July.

On the day registrations will be open from 6am at the late registrations tent at the event. On the registrations will only be accepted for the 10 km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and the Kids Marathon.

Cost

Marathon: Early bird $70. After 3rd May the cost will be $80

Half Marathon: Early bird $50. After 3rd May the cost will be $60

10k Fun Run: Early bird $25. After the 3rd May it will be $30

5km: Early Bird $15. After 3rd May it will be $20

2km Kids Marathon: Early bird is $10 and after the 3rd may it will be $15

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 12noon Wednesday 3 July 2019 will have their race number posted from 12 July 2019. 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 5:30am onwards.

Finisher rewards

Finisher’s will receive a medallion, Gift and certificate. There will also be discount vouchers from various supporters and sponsors.

Prize Money

Marathon
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $3500.00 each

Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: $2300.00 each

Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $1500.00 each

Half Marathon
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $1300.00 each

Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: $850.00 each

Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $550.00 each

10 km Fun run
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $400 each

Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: 300.00 each

Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $200.00 each

5km Fun Run
Overall 1st Place Male & Female: $300.00 each

Overall 2nd Place Male & Female: $200.00 each

Overall 3rd Place Male & Female: $100.00 each

Kids Marathon
Vouchers will be given to the first place in each age category 5-7 years, 8-12 years and 13-15 years.

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: 11

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.

Download the drink station map here.(PDF, 406KB)

Pacers

Pacers will be supplied for the following racers and times:

Marathon
3:00, 3:15, 3:30,3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30,4:45 and 5:00 hours.

Half Marathon

1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05 and 2 hours:10 mins.

10km Fun Run

35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 mins.

Parking

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 3:00am-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.

Maps

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)



For further details, please visit www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/runningfestival
Location:
Blacktown International Sportspark ,
Eastern rd,
Rooty Hill 2766
Contact:
Events Team on
  9839 6000

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