General Event Information

Race INformation


Race Date for 2021

Sunday 10 Oct 2021

Race Start times:

7.00am - Newcastle International Half Marathon – (event open to all standards) – Prize money on offer for overall male and female winners. See below.

TBA - Newcastle Community 5km – (this is intended or serious or novice runners or walkers)

Race Entry Fees: TBA

Race Type

Standard Entries (AUD)

1 June – 26 Sept 2021

Late Entries (AUD)

27 Sept – 7 Oct 2021

Race Weekend (AUD)

9-10 October 2021

Half Marathon




5km Adult




5km Child




5km Family (2 adults and 2 child)




Race Administration

The race is being administered by Newcastle based Sports Event company, H Events. For enquiries please contact Event Director, Paul Humphreys on:


Phone: +61 2 49348138 or mobile phone 0409684246 (inside Australia) or +61409684246 (outside Australia)

Race Fee Inclusions:

1.Internationally Accredited Course measurement for the Half Marathon distance

2.Professionally staged event

3.Live Electronic Chip Timing

4.Professional Race master of ceremonies

5.Finisher Medals

6.Souvenir Race Shirts (if entered by Sun 27 Sept 2020)

7.Drink Stations along the course

8.Recovery area and drink station

Race Kit Collection and Late Entries:

At the Event Compound – Foreshore Park, Off Wharf Rd Newcastle

1.Saturday 9 Oct 2021 – 10.00am – 4.00pm

2.Sunday 10 Oct 2021 - 5.30am – 7.15am

Please bring photo ID to collect your kits. If collecting for others you need written permission and photo ID for yourself. We suggest Team captains make the pick-up arrangements very clear to avoid collection or non-collection of kits. Due to the scale of the event we suggest you pick up your race kit on Saturday for Sunday’s events.

Course Details

The Newcastle International Half Marathon course is one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Staged from Foreshore Park car park near to Nobbys Beach, the event meanders along the Harbour Foreshore, Honeysuckle and Newcastle Marina, around Fort Scratchley, Nobbys and Newcastle Beaches. The course no longer goes to Merewether and is very flat, apart from the Fort Drive section. The course has outstanding views.

See course map below or full explanation on the course link .

A 3.5hour race limit will apply

Corporate or Team Entries

If you are wish to pre or post pay for a large number of competitors for your company and or organisation, please contact us and we can provide you an option to allow them to enter without paying and we will send you an account for payment prior to the event.


Race Categories

Adult entrants will automatically be assigned to their respective age categories when entering their date of birth during the entry process. Ages are as on race day. Adult age categories for the Half Marathon are: 16-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Children in the 5km Event:

1.Unaccompanied children aged 8 years or older can be entered in the 5km run/walk.

2.All children under 8 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

3.Children will be entered into following age categories: 8-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17.

4.Strollers are allowable in the walk however should start at the rear of the pack and stay to the left.

Please contact us for details on: (02) 4934 8138.

Race Results Timing

Timing chips will be distributed to each competitor on the back of the Race Bib (Number). You must wear the Bib and Chip on your chest (front of torso) using the included pins or a race belt. Please remember NO CHIP equals NO RESULT. Interim times will be available live on race time.

Race Rules officials and disputes

The Half Marathon event is being staged under the rules of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) in conjunction with Athletics NSW. Experienced race officials will be on hand for the race to administer any disputes.

Prize Money for Male and Female Overall Half Marathon Winners

(To be Advised)

All winners must provide personal and banking details at the award ceremony and the prize money will be electronically deposited into their account within 7 days of the event. Professional athletes must declare a tax file number.

Prizes for Age Category Winners

All finishers receive a medal. Category Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all age categories. Overall Male and Female winners are also awarded Trophies. Random draws or participant race numbers will take place during all presentations with great prizes awarded!

Race Presentation

The presentation of awards and prizes will be made at the completion of the Half Marathon event at approx. 10.30am on the stage next to the Event Compound.

Left Bag Security

A secure bag area will be provided at the Registration area at Camp Shortland for all competitors.

Transport to the event

Due to road closures that are in place for the event we suggest using public transport to get to the event compound. If driving, we suggest parking in the free parking on the corner of Hannell St and Honeysuckle Drive and using the Light Rail from Wickham to Pacific Park. The light Rail begins at 5.20am. Exit the Light Rail at Pacific Park and cross Scott St and follow the signs to the Foreshore and Nobbys Beach. It is approx. 400m walk to the event compound.


If parking in the City, there is paid parking at The Argyle St and Bolton St Car Parks, 1km from the event compound Newcastle CBD. If parking on the Street, note parking limits, please do not park in driveways and respect the Sunday sleep-in of residents by keeping noise to a minimum.


There is no shortage of things to do in and around the Race Compound while waiting for runners to finish. There will be food and drinks available, jumping castles for the kids and we are right next door to Foreshore Park and Harbour. There will be live music after the presentation.

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be situated not more than 3.0km apart. Water and Electrolyte drinks will be available at every station. Fruit will be available at the end of the race.

First Aid

Experienced and qualified medical personnel will be available at the start, on the course and finish Race compound.

Wheelchair Participants

The Event welcomes all participants and encourages active participation by all individuals in sports events. We are happy to look at individual circumstances and will endeavour to provide a suitably challenging course for competitors with special needs. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns or queries.


The event requires over 120 race crew from local Service and Surf Life Saving Clubs. All organisations will be the recipients of donations or gifts for work with their projects. If you are interested in helping out, contact us at and we will put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.


If you are looking to stay overnight and haven’t already booked go to


Results will be available live on race day at .

Course Map