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    THE CANBERRA TIMES MARATHON FESTIVAL

    11 April 2021

    Parkes Place West

    2K | 5.4K | 10K | 21.1K | 42.2K | 50K Ultra

    Lacing up for your first big run? Ready to snag a top 200 position in the marathon? Raising $1,000 for a cause close to your heart? Whatever your goal, Canberra’s fast and scenic course is the perfect place to put your training efforts to the test.

     

    From the second you commit to the moment you cross the finish line, the Sole Motive team will be here to support you every step of the way as Canberra comes to life in 2021.

    **Online Entries have now closed, you can enter at the event**
    Friday, 9 April 3PM - 7PM

    Saturday, 10 April 8PM - 4PM
    No entries will be taken on Sunday 11 April.

     

    TCS-POWERED CANBERRA TIMES MARATHON APP

    Download the TCS-powered Canberra Times Marathon app for your best race day experience.

    The app includes an interactive map, tracking feature for you and your friends and many more funtastic features.

    OUR CAPITAL. OUR COMMUNITY. YOUR POTENTIAL.

    ULTRA



    MARATHON

    HALF MARATHON

    10K

    5.4K

    2K KIDS DASH

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    TECHNICAL / PROFESSIONAL / CREDIBILITY

    • AURA 50K Title for 2021
    • TATA App
    • IAAF-AIMS Certified​
    • Electronic Timing & Results

     

    SMASH YOUR PB

    • Fast and open course
    • TATA tracking app
    • Training tips
    • Race day medal
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    COMMUNITY

    We invite run clubs and groups to join us as we race around this fast, yet open course.

    EXPO

    Enjoy the offers from our expo partners available over the race weekend.

    COVID-19 RACE INFO

    Find out what we’re doing to make the
    Canberra Times Marathon Festival safe for everyone.

    Click here

    RACE WEEKEND PRICING

    • 50K
    • 42k
    • 21.1k
    • 10K
    • 5.4k
    • 2K

     

    50K

     

    $180

    ADULT

    must be at least 18 years old on race day.

     

     

    42K

     

    $160

    ADULT

    must be at least 18 years old on race day.

     

     

    21.1K

     

    $128

    ADULT & U18

    must be at least 16 years old on race day.

     

     

    10K

     

    $70

    ADULT

    $60

    U18

    Under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

     

     

    5.4K

     

    $60

    ADULT

    $50

    U18

    Under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

     

     

    2K KIDS DASH

     

    $25

     

    All children are required to pay the entry fee.

    Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

    for the entire duration of the race.

     

     

    All participants will receive a FREE Canberra Times Marathon Festival medal with their registration.

    MERCHANDISE

    Get your Canberra Times Marathon 2021 Merchandise

     

    All merchandise comes with a FREE bag and sports towel valued at $25.

    Jump back into your registration to purchase or purchase when you sign up!


    MEN'S TEE

    $54.95

    MEN'S SINGLET

    $49.95

    WOMEN'S TEE

    $54.95

    WOMEN'S SINGLET

    $49.95

    View the sizing chart here.

    REGISTRATION

    EVENT INFORMATION & TIMETABLE

    Have a question? Read through our event information below by clicking on the tabs.

    • RACE PACK & MERCHANDISE
    • REGISTRATIONS
    • TRAINING
    • COVID-19
    • HOW TO GET THERE
    • EVENT TIMETABLE
    • RACE WEEKEND INFO
    • START LINE
    • ON COURSE
    • RESULT

    RACE PACK PICK UP / POSTAGE

     

    Option 1 –Postage: If you wish to have your race pack posted to you, you must register before 11:59pm, 25 March 2021. Please note, a delivery fee of $8.95 applies.

     

    Option 2 – Pickup at the event site:

     

    If you registered after 11:59pm, 25 March 2021 you must collect your Race Pack at the event site on the following dates:

    Friday 9 April from 3:00pm - 7:00pm,

    Saturday 10 April from 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Sunday 11 April from 5:00am

     

    PERSONALISED RACE BIBS

     

    If you registered before 25 February 2021, you will be allocated your name on your race bib.

     

    Will my 2021 merchandise be mailed out?

     

    2021 Canberra Times Marathon Festival merchandise is not mailed out. All merchandise orders can be collected from the event village WEST LAWNS, PARKES PLACE WEST, PARKES ACT

    Friday 9 April from 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday 10 April from 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Sunday 11 April from 5:00am

     

    I CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE - WHAT IS THE CREDIT NOTE POLICY?

     

    You don’t have to notify Sole Motive (the organiser) if you are unable to run for any reason. However, there are no refunds for non-starters or non-finishers.

    We do offer the following:

     

    1. Withdrawal from the event: Withdrawals receive a credit note if they are made before 28 March 2021. An admin fee of $10 will apply. After this date, no credit notes will be issued. Credit notes are valid for 1 year from the date of issuing and valid for Sole Motive owned events and cannot be used for contracted events. Refunds will not be issued. When an entrant registers, they agree to the below terms and conditions;

     

    T&C 13. I agree that there are no refunds, however, I may request a credit note for other Sole Motive owned events – with the exception of the Mother’s Day Classic (minus $10 for admin fees) – no later than 28 March 2021.

     

    2. Downgrade from your race: Event downgrades can be made online up until 28 March 2021. Please email Sole Motive info@solemotive.com or phone (03) 9285 0600.

    Refunds/credit notes cannot be issued for the difference in entry fee (if any) when downgrading your distance.

     

    UPGRADE / DOWNGRADE / CHANGE DISTANCE

     

    Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 25 February 2021.

    WHEN DO REGISTRATIONS CLOSE? CAN I REGISTER AT THE EVENT / ON RACE DAY?

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    • Last Minute Pricing Ends: 11:59PM, Thursday 8 April 2021

     

    Onsite Entries will be available:
    Friday, 9 April 3PM - 7PM

    Saturday, 10 April 8PM - 4PM
    No entries will be taken on Sunday 11 April.

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    CAN I CHANGE MY WAVE?

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    • Yes you can, please check your event distance page for specific information.
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    I ACCIDENTALLY ENTERED THE WRONG DETAILS ON MY REGISTRATION – HOW DO I FIX THIS?

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    • If you need to update your details you can do so via Register Now.

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    • Please log in and click the cogwheel within your Canberra Times Marathon Festival registration, then click ‘My Registration’. On the next page, click ‘Edit’, update your details and then click ‘Save’.

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    I HAVE LOST OR NEVER RECEIVED MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL, CAN I HAVE IT RESENT?

     

    Please ensure you have checked your junk/spam folder for your confirmation email (e-ticket).

    If you can still not locate it, you can log in via Register Now and choose to resend your registration email.

     

    I LOST MY RACE NUMBER OR IT DID NOT ARRIVE IN THE POST

     

    Race bibs for the 2021 event will be posted about 5 weeks before the event. If you have a 2020 race bib, it is no longer required.

     

    All participants must wear a race number. Anyone without a race number will not be permitted to start the event. Please note replacement race numbers for lost race numbers or incorrect addresses will incur a $10 admin fee.

     

    CAN MY FRIEND TAKE MY ENTRY IF I CAN NO LONGER PARTICIPATE?

     

    There is a $10 admin fee to transfer your entry into someone else’s name. Please email info@solemotive.com.

    Note – the $10 admin fee will be waived until 5:00pm, 28 March 2021.

     

    WHAT WILL THE ENTRY SHOW ON MY CREDIT CARD?

     

    Your credit card transaction will be displayed as ‘Sole Motive’.

     

    AGE LIMITS

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    • 50K Ultra Marathon: Must be at least 18 years old on race day
    • Marathon: Must be at least 18 years old on race day
    • Half marathon: Must be at least 16 years old on race day
    • 10K: All children under the age of 13 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee for this race but must still register – please contact us to do so.
    • 5.4K: All children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children under four years of age are not required to pay the entry fee for this race but must still register – please contact us to do so.
    • 2K (Kids Dash): All children under the age of 4 years must be accompanied by an adult and are required to pay the entry fee. The accompanying adult is not required to pay an entry fee for this race.
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    TRAINING PROGRAMS

     

    8-week training programs are available for the half marathon, 10K & 5.4K distances. Please head to your distance page to download your training program.

     

    COVID-19 UPDATE

     

    We are committed to providing the safest possible event environment for our participants, volunteers, staff and officials. With the changing situation we ask that you keep up-to-date with the current public exposure sites and advice on how to act if you have been in these locations.

     

    The event is proceeding as planned, in-line with government and health authority guidelines. We will continue to update participants if there are any changes as we get closer to the event.

     

    You can find out more about our COVID-SAFE PLAN here.

     

    WHAT HAPPENS IF THE EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19?

     

    COVID Postponement terms: Registered participants who entered after November 2020 for events that are postponed due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals to the event in the following year

     

    COVID Cancellation terms: Registered participants who entered after November 2020 for events that are cancelled due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities, participants will have the options of either; Transfer to another Sole Motive race within the next 12 months, or refund of your Registration Fees minus administration fee of 10%. Please note, merchant booking fees on the online transaction are non-refundable.

     

    For those who entered before 5 September 2020, for events that are postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 by the state or local health authorities are automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. For those that the new date does not work, we will allow deferrals to the event in the following year no cancellation, credit note, transfer.

     

    HOW DO I GET TO THE EVENT

     

    Bus
    Due to the early start time for the event and road closures please visit www.action.act.gov.au for up-to-date information. Please note that there will be no event specific shuttles.

     

    Car

    There is ample parking within walking distance to the race start and finish area. Public Parking is available at the following locations:

    Friday (Race Pack Collection)
    P1 – Treasury Building car park – access via Langton Crescent

    Saturday (Race Pack Collection)
    P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place

    P3 – Questacon Car park – Access via Queen Elizabeth Drive
    P4 – National Gallery – Access from King Edward Terrace via Kings Avenue only

    Sunday

    P1 - Treasury Building car park - access via Langton Crescent
    P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
    Please note the Southbound lane on Kings Avenue will be closed for participants.

    If you are driving to the event, please read parking signs carefully to ensure you have parked legally.

     

    ROAD CLOSURES

     

    The road closure map is available here.

     

    DATE EVENT DETAILS

    Friday 9 April

    3:00pm - 7:00pm

    Race pack collection

    Event day registrations

    Expo open

    Saturday 10 April

    8:00am - 4:00pm

    Race pack collection

    Event day registrations (final day to register)

    Expo open

    Food Village -Yarralumla Gallery (food and coffee)

    Saturday 10 April

    8:00am - 2:00pm

     

    Personal refreshments (ultra marathon and marathon only)

    *please drop off at the Runner’s World marquee*

    Sunday 11 April

    From 5:00am

    Event village opens

    Race pack collection

    Expo open

    Sunday 11 April

    Race Day Timetable

    6:00am Ultra Marathon

    6:25am Marathon

    7:00am 10K

    7:35am 5.4K

    7:50am Half Marathon

    8:30am 2K Kids Dash

    Sunday 11 April

    8:00am - 2:00pm

    Entertainment

    Marty K will be performing over the course of the day

     

    Food Village

      • Yarralumla Gallery (food and coffee)
    • The Oaks Brasserie (food and coffee)
    • Atticus Coffee (coffee)

    Jarochos (Mexican)

     

    Event site closes at 2pm.

    EVENT DAY INFORMATION

     

    Download your Race Day Guide here.

     

    ROAD CLOSURES

     

    The road closure map is available here.

     

    BAG DROP / CLOTHING STORAGE

     

    Clothing storage is available in the Event Village – look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

     

    Your race number features a tear-off strip for you to attach to your backpack or clothing bag. Do not leave any valuables in your bag as we cannot accept responsibility for valuables lost or stolen.

     

    We no longer offer single-use plastic bags at the bag drop, so please remember to bring your own bag to the event.

     

    Note: Any clothes left at the start line will be donated in our charity bin. These won't be available for collection at a later date.

     

    WHEELCHAIR PARTICIPANTS

     

    If you are a racing wheelchair please contact info@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 10 minutes before the official Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our events. If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

     

    MEDALS

     

    All participants will receive a branded Canberra Times Marathon Festival medal for their chosen distance.

     

    START LINES

     

    All events will start from King George Terrace and finish at West Lawns.

    Start times

    • Ultra – 6:00am
    • Marathon – 6:25am
    • 10km – 7:00am
    • 5.4km – 7:35am
    • Half Marathon – 7:50am
    • Kids Dash – 8:30am
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    Note: Any clothes left at the start line will be donated in our charity bin. These won't be available for collection at a later date.

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    WAVES

     

    Wave Start Zones will be in place at the start line of each race to ensure a smooth start for all participants.

    Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone as indicated by the letter printed on their race bib.

     

    WHAT ARE THE COURSE CUT-OFF TIMES?

     

    ULTRA 6am Start

    TIME OF DAY LOCATION DISTANCE

    10:22am

    Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights

    31.5k

    11:04am

    Reached Half Marathon turnaround on Parkes Way.

    Runners approaching after cutoff time must turn around on Parkes.

    They may continue running back, but no official time recorded

    36.5k

    12:20pm

    Clear Kings Ave Bridge onto Bowen Drive

    45.5k

    1:00pm

    Reach Finish Line

    50k

     

    MARATHON 6:25am Start

    TIME OF DAY LOCATION DISTANCE

    10:22am

    Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights

    23.5k

    11:04am

    Reached Half Marathon turnaround on Parkes Way.
    Runners approaching after cutoff time must turn around on Parkes.

    They may continue running back, but no official time recorded.

    28.5k

    12:20pm

    Clear Kings Ave Bridge onto Bowen Drive

    37.5k

    1:00pm

    Reach Finish Line

    42.2k

     

    10K 7am Start

    TIME OF DAY LOCATION DISTANCE

    1:00pm

    Reach Finish Line

    10k

     

    HALF MARATHON 7:50am Start

    TIME OF DAY LOCATION DISTANCE

    12:20pm

    Clear Kings Ave Bridge onto Bowen Drive

    16.5k

    1:00pm

    Reach Finish Line

    21.1k

    CAN I RUN WITH HEADPHONES?

     

    We strongly discourage the use of headphones on the course. If you do choose to use headphones while running, please ensure that you are still able to hear what is happening around you.

     

    CAN I LEAVE CLOTHES AT THE START LINE?

     

    Any clothes left at the start line will be donated in our charity bin. These won't be available for collection at a later date.

     

    CAN I HAVE A SUPPORTER RIDE A BIKE NEXT TO ME?

     

    No personal support riders or bike riders within the vicinity of runners are permitted on course. It is the responsibility of each athlete while running to ensure that no bikes are on the course near the runners. Any transgression will result in disqualification from the event.

     

    CAN I RUN AS A SUPPORT PERSON FOR SOMEONE WHO NEEDS ASSISTANCE?

     

    If you are running to lend a helping hand to someone who is unable to run without you, then please contact Sole Motive on (03) 9285 0600 or info@solemotive.com.

     

    CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?

     

    All animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time. Guide dogs are allowed.

     

    CAN I RUN WITH A PRAM?

     

    Prams are permitted in all events – please start at the back of your wave for safety reasons.

     

    CAN I FLY A PERSONAL DRONE ON COURSE?

     

    The use of any type of drone or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is prohibited at the Event. Any person using a drone or UAV may be disqualified from the Event.

     

    If you have a timing/result query please email timing@solemotive.com

    HOW WILL I BE TIMED ON DAY?

     

    All runners will be timed. All participants must wear their Race Bib in order to receive an official time. Your Race Bib contains your unique timing chip.

    Please wear your race bib on the front of your top and ensure it is visible.

     

    WHAT IS NET TIME?

     

    Net time is the time the participant crosses the start line until they cross the finish line. This is how results are displayed on the website, and will be used to award aged category places. These times are for participant information only and are not used to determine place getters. Place getters are determined by gun time – the first three male and females across the finish line. You must be in Wave 1 for the chance to place in the top place getters.

     

    WHERE CAN I FIND MY RESULTS?

     

    Live results will be available via our Race Day App on race day, you can download the app here.

     

    Participants who have nominated to receive SMS results and have paid an additional $2 will receive their results SMS on the evening of the event, and finishers will receive a certificate via email.

     

    You can also order an iTAB to personalise your medal with your name and finish time. Just make sure the iTAB option is selected when you register for your event – then after the event, you’ll receive your iTAB in the mail.

     

    If you have a timing/result query please email: timing@solemotive.com

     

    If you can’t find what you’re after, please contact us.

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    OUR PARTNERS

    A big thank you to all our partners, they help make this great event possible.

    As the official Canberra Times Marathon Festival accommodation partner, Mercure Canberra is offering a 15% discount off all room types from the 8th till the 12th of April.

    Located less than 5 kilometres from the starting line of the Canberra Marathon in the vibrant suburb of Braddon, Mercure Canberra is the perfect race weekend accommodation.

    For more details visit https://www.mercurecanberra.com.au/packages/canberra-times-marathon-festival/