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50K ULTRA MARATHON

THE CANBERRA TIMES MARATHON FESTIVAL

11 April 2021

Parkes Place West

6:00am Start

The Ultra Marathon is an IAU Bronze Label event.

 

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival gives participants the opportunity to go ‘beyond the marathon’ and compete in a 50km Ultra Marathon. This option is popular with ultra runners seeking a fast 50km course or marathon runners seeking to step up to an ultra race.

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COURSE MAP

 

View the Ultra Marathon course map featuring kilometre markers, first aid stations, toilets and drink stations.​​

EVENT INFORMATION

 

View all the important details for the Ultra Marathon race.​

FAQs

 

Have a question? Read through our FAQs below. If you can’t find what you’re after, pleasecontact us.

COURSE MAP

You will start with a loop of Parliament followed by and 8km “out and back” onto Alexandrina Drive before completing a loop of Telopea.

You will then continue onto Kings Avenue to State Circle heading to Adelaide Avenue and onto Yarralumla towards Weston Park.

Then, you will run over the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge onto Parkes way and out to the Glenloch Interchange to a turnaround point. You’ll then return on Parkes Way to the Morshead Drive turnaround.

You’ll then head over Kings Avenue Bridge and complete a second loop of Telopea before heading to the finish line!

EVENT INFORMATION

START TIME

DISTANCE

CUT OFF TIME

START LINE

FINISH LINE

AGE LIMIT

6:00am

50km

12:30Pm - see details below

King George Terrace

West Lawns (Parkes Place West)

18 years of age on event day

FAQs

START TIME / START LINE / FINISH LINE

  • 50K Ultra Start Time: 6:00am
  • 50K Ultra Start Line: King George Terrace
  • 50K Ultra Finish: West Lawns

UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE

  • Distances can be changed online here. Distance upgrades/downgrades can be made online up until 28 March 2021.

CAN I CHANGE MY WAVE?

  • If you decide to start in another wave, you do not need to tell anyone. No participant can change into Priority or Elite without prior approval.

CLOTHING STORAGE

  • Clothing storage is available in the Event Village. Look for the ‘Bag Drop’ marquee.

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    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.

DRINK STATIONS

We will have a mixture of water, Endura Raspberry Electrolyte and Endura gel stations (please note not all drinks stations will have Electrolyte/gels) located along the course*.

 

  • King George Terrace (0km) – Water, Toilets
  • Federation Mall West (2.8km) – Water
  • Flynn Drive (5km) – Water, Toilets
  • Alexandrina Drive Eastbound (9km) – Water, Electrolyte
  • Flynn Drive (10.5km) – Water, Toilets
  • Bowen Drive Eastbound (14.5km) – Water, Toilets
  • Bowen Drive Westbound (17.5km) – Water, Electrolyte, Personal Refreshments
  • State Circle (20.8km) – Water, Toilets
  • Hopetoun Circuit (23km) – Water, Electrolyte, Toilets
  • Weston Park Turnaround (25.8km) – Water, Toilets
  • Alexandrina Drive Eastbound (29km) – Water, Electrolyte, Gels
  • Flynn Drive (30.5km) – Water, Toilets
  • Parkes Way Westbound (34km) – Water, Electrolyte, Personal Refreshments, Toilets
  • Parkes Way Eastbound (38km) – Water, Gels, Toilets
  • Parkes Way Eastbound (41.5km) – Water, Electrolyte, Toilets
  • Bowen Drive Eastbound (45.7km) – Water, Electrolyte, Personal Refreshments, Toilets
  • Bowen Drive Westbound (48.6km) – Water, Electrolyte
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*subject to change

SPLITS

    • 21.1km
    • 42.195km
    • 47.8km

WHEELCHAIR PARTICIPANTS

  • If you are a racing wheelchair please contact info@solemotive.com to secure your spot. The racing wheelchair wave will start approximately 5 minutes before the official Sole Motive accommodates wheelchairs in our events.

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  • If you’re not a Racing Wheelchair Athlete, please start at the back of the final wave in your event.

CAN I ENTER ON DAY?

  • TBC

PARKING INFORMATION

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

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

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      Saturday (Race Pack Collection)
      P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
      P3 – National Archives car park – Access from Kings Avenue
      P4 – Questacon Car park – Access via Queen Elizabeth Drive
      P5 – National Gallery – Access from King Edward Terrace via Kings Avenue only

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      Sunday
      P2 – John Gorton Building – Access from Dorthy Tangney Place
      P3* – National Archives car park – Access from Kings Avenue
      Please note the Southbound lane on Kings Avenue will be closed for participants. To reach P3 please access Kings Avenue from State Circle.
      If you are driving to the event, please read parking signs carefully to ensure you have parked legally.

     

ultra MARATHON PRICING

  • Early Bird: TBC
  • Standard: TBC
  • Last Minute: TBC

AGE LIMIT

  • Participants are required to be 18 years of age on the day of the event.

RACE PACK PICKUP / POSTAGE

TBC

Personal refreshments

TBC

K MARKERS

There will be feather kilometre markers throughout the event. These will be located every 5km.

PRIZES

Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers across the line at presentations. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each age category and will be posted out post-event.

 

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall Male and Female
  • 1st Place in each Age Category (Male and Female)
    • 18-29, 30-39, 40-49….

PACE GROUPS

There are no pace groups for the Ultra Marathon.

ultra MARATHON CUT OFF TIMES

  • 5:35am: All entrants must have crossed the Start Line
  • 7:05am: Clear King Edward Terrace onto Parkes Place West
  • 8:04am: Clear King Edward Terrace onto Parkes Place East
  • 8:54am: Clear Brown St onto Weston Park Road
  • 9:21am: Clear Weston Park
  • 9:52am: Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights
  • 10:34am: Reached Half Marathon turnaround on Parkes Way. Runners approaching after the cut-off time will be directed to the turnaround on Parkes Way if they wish to continue and no official time will be registered.
  • 11:52pm: Clear Kings Avenue Bridge onto Bowen Drive
  • 12:30pm: All participants must have crossed the Finish Line
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

  • Due to the early start time for the event and road closures please refer to Transport Canberra’s website to plan your journey.

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    Please note that there will be no event specific shuttles.

 

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