Western Sydney Marathona
01 June 2019
The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you. Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.
Your entry fee includes a custom designed Finisher's Medal, chest plate, timing chip, official race time and downloadable certificate, recovery area (bottled water, fruit and lolly bag) drink stations around the course, access to the expo and on-site medical services, free parking or return transfer from Penrith railway station.
Marathon Your entry fee includes a custom designed Finisher's Medal, chest plate, timing chip, official race time and downloadable certificate, recovery area (bottled water, fruit and lolly bag) drink stations around the course, access to the expo and on-site medical services, free parking or return transfer from Penrith railway station.Half Marathon The course is a fast flat course, and will be run on the roads within the Sydney International Regatta Centre as well as on Old Castlereagh Road. 10km Lap the LakeThe course is a fast flat course, and will consist of two laps around the running track that circumnavigates the Sydney International Regatta Centre main lake. 5km Family Fun Run The course is a fast flat course, and will consist of one lap around the running track that circumnavigates the Sydney International Regatta Centre main lake2km Youth Dash Located at Sydney International Regatta Centre the course boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and parkland. A fully certified, fast flat course navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within the venue as well as on Old Castlereagh Road.
Registration and Race Packs All participants must attend the Registration Area to register for their race and collect their chest plate and timing chip.Friday 31 May 3:00-7:00pm Saturday 1 June Marathon - 6:00-7:00am Half Marathon - 6:30am-7:30am5km Family Fun Run - 8:00am-9:00am 10km Lap the Lake - 8:30am-9:30am2km Youth Dash - 9:30am-10:30am
Where is the Sydney International Regatta Centre?The Regatta Centre is located on Old Castlereagh Road, Penrithlinks to external site NSW.How do I get to the Regatta centre?There are two modes of transport for the Western Sydney Marathon.Private vehicles can arrive via Old Castlereagh Road and be directed by parking officials upon arrival. Parking is free.A free Shuttle buses will be operating a continual loop between Penrith Station and the Sydney International Regatta Centre. The bus will depart from the northern side of the Station approximately every 15 minutes. The first bus will depart Penrith Station at 5.15am. The last bus will depart Penrith Station at 1.00pm. The bus stop is located at Penrith Station Northern Exit.Will I be able to gain access to the Island?Yes, pedestrian access is available. Vehicle access to the island will be restricted to Authorised vehicles only.Is there parking for patrons with disabilities?Accessible parking spaces will be available in the P3 car park. Patrons will be able to view the event from the Southern Bank. Event staff overseeing this parking area will ensureadequate space is provided, to accommodate these visitors.
Please put on proper sportswear and running shoes. Remember to put the chest plate on your chest clearly visible at all times during the race to enable race officials to identify your race number.
PRIZESThe 1st male and female finishers of each race will receive a Western Sydney Marathon winners trophy as well as some great prizes from our sponsors to be revealed soon. All other participants who finish their race will receive a Western Sydney Marathon Finisher's medal.GENERAL EVENT INFORMATIONWho can enter?From elite international runners to social walkers, the Western Sydney Marathon has a race for all abilities to enjoy. With 5 distances available, all of which lap our picturesque lake, and no age limit on the 10km ‘Lap the Lake’, it is ideal for all backgrounds to enter.What are the start times of each race?Marathon – 7.00amHalf Marathon – 7:30am5km Family Fun Run – 9.00am10km Lap the Lake – 9.30am2km Youth Dash - 10:30amWhat are the age limits for the races?Marathon – Participants must be 16yrs or above on race day.Half Marathon - Participants must be 16yrs or above on race day.10km Lap the Lake – Participants must be 12 years or above on race day.5km Family Fun Run - There is no age minimum. Children under 5 years of age on the day of the race participate for free. All age groups must enter to participate in any race.2km Youth Dash - Participants must be 6yrs on race day. Participants cannot be over 16 years of age for this race.When should I arrive for the race?It is suggested to arrive at the venue at least 45mins prior to the scheduled start of your race. Venue gates will open at 6am. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the car park to the event expo area. Please ensure race packs have been collected at least 30mins prior to your race start. Race start calls will be made 15min prior to the start of each race for athletes to head to the course start for a briefing.REGISTRATIONWhen and how can I register and collect my race pack?Early bird entries close 31st March 2019. Regular entry closes 29th May 2019. On the day registration can occur 30 minutes before the commencement of your run. For more information about registration & race packs.What’s in my race pack?Race packs contain your chest plate and timing chip.How much does it cost to participate?For a full list of entry fees see our race categories and prices.How much does it cost for children?Children under 5 years of age on the day of the event participate for free. All children must be registered to receive their race bib and Finisher's Medal.Do families receive a discount?Families receive a 10% discount on entry fees. To receive the discount create a team with the initial registration then register other family members joining them to your team. Family members must appear on the same Medicare card.Is there a team rate or discount?Teams receive a 10% discount on entry fees. To receive the discount appoint a team captain to create a team during registration. The team captain can then invite members to join the team. Only team members who register and join after team creation will receive the discount.Can I change my event or transfer my entry after registration?Yes. Simply log back into your registration account and select Actions and follow the prompts. A $10 fees applies for race category changes.Is it possible to enter Teams for the races?Yes. You can create teams of up to 20 people during the registration process. Once a team is created you can then invite your friends, family or colleagues to join your team. Each subsequent team member will receive a 10% discount on their entry. Contact us for larger Team entries and applicable discount.School Challenge 2019There are two (2) prizes, one (1) for primary schools and one (1) for secondary schools. The School with the most students enter and participate in any race, 2km, 5km or 10km races on the day win the prize of a Day Program at Sydney Academy of Sportlinks to external site. Schools that offer both primary and secondary grades will be required to enter two teams (primary or secondary) to be eligible to win both prizes. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.Are there discounts or promo codes available for multiple entries?Yes. If you registering as a Team (up to 20 people) all team members will receive a 10% discount (this applies for families too). For larger groups or Corporate Teams contact us and we will setup a special promo code for you.PREPARATION FOR RACE DAYHow much training should I do prior to the race?The Western Sydney Marathon is designed to cater for athletes of all abilities, however it is suggested individuals train for their desired race distance. If assistance is needed in developing a training program, our event ambassador Brendan Davies from UP Coaching provide world class programs and is based in the Blue Mountains.Do I need to report to any official for check in upon arrival on race day?Upon arrival if you haven’t collected your start pack, register to get your pack at the registration desk then 15min before the start an announcement will be made to join the start line for your category.START, COURSE & FINISHCan my friend/s, pet/s or children run with me?Prams, domestic pets, rollerblades, skates, scooters, skateboards and bikes are not permitted in the marathon, half marathon 2km and 10km events. Domestic pets, rollerblades, skates, scooters, skateboards and bikes are not permitted in the 5km event (prams are permitted in the 5km event).Will there be cut off times for the races?Yes. In order to provide an orderly organised competition for participants, the cut off time will be set at 6hrs.Is the Marathon course very hilly?No, situated in Penrith, the marathon is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A flat fast course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.Will there be pace runners available on the day?Unfortunately, pace runners will not be present for the 2019 event.Will drink stations and a special needs table be available?There are drink stations strategically located around the courses. A special needs table will also be located at one point along the course. For any special needs requirements please contact us prior to race day. For more information on drink station locations see our course map.What type of fluids will be provided around the course?Water and electrolyte drinks will be provided at the water stations along the course and at the finish area. There is also a special needs table (please refer to the course map).Will there be spray stations to cool down?Drink stations will be located around the course. There will also be spray stations located on the course (these are not compulsory to run through).What will happen in the case of extreme weather?The Western Sydney Marathon Race Director and the SIRC will monitor weather conditions leading up to the event and on race day. In the event of extreme weather conditions a decision, based on the safety of participants and spectators, to continue or modify the event will be made by the event management team.Will there be any other goodies supplied as part of entering?Yes, at the recovery station there will be fruit, a bag of lollies and bottled water provided for participants.Will medical support and first aid stations be available?Yes, there will be a trained team of Medics onsite for the day. They will have the ability to access anywhere on the course very quickly. Course marshals, located throughout the course, will also be able to assist where required. First aid stations will be located at the Start Area, eastern end of the Competition Lake, Finish Line and the Recovery Area.Where are the toilets located?There are permanent toilets and change rooms located on the island at each of theboat sheds, at the rear of the Spectator Pavilion and in the Finish Tower. Toilets arealso located in the First Aid room. A permanent amenities block is also located near the start tower at the eastern endof the Competition Lake. There are permanent toilets located on the southern bank.Toilets in all locations are accessible for wheelchairs.CLOAK ROOM AND LOST PROPERTYWhere can I store my bags during the race?Cloak Room facilities will be offered on event day. The Cloak Room will be located inthe Olympic Room. This room is located at the eastern end of the grandstand.What do I do if I find lost property and how do I collect lost property? Lost property can be taken to the Cloak Room. At the end of the event lost items willbe taken to the Venue Management Office. All lost property will be recorded andlogged by Venue Management.COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONSHow do you know the courses are the correct distances?All five courses are measured and certified by Athletics Australia.Where and when can I check my results?The results will be posted on the Western Sydney Marathon website results page shortly after the completion of the race.MEDALS AND REWARDSDo you receive any medals for participating?Yes, there will be a participation medal awarded to all participants.Trophies will be awarded to the overall male and female winners of each race.Will there be any presentations?Yes. Presentations will commence at 10:30am.