June 6th 2021


North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) Half Marathon

Entry opens 1st January 2021.

  • Online Entries close midday Friday 4th June 2021.
  • Late registration is available in person from 12pm to 4.30pm Saturday 5th June at the Mackay Marina Run precinct Marina Village car park.
  • Race bib must be collected on Saturday 5th June between 12pm and 4.30pm at the Marina Village car park on Mulherin Drive.

Distance: 21.1km

Start Time: 6:30am

Arrive at marina precinct: 5.30am

Early bird entry fee: $80 per person (up to 7th march 2021)

Entry fee: $90 per person

Half Marathon finisher medal

Age: 21.1km competitors must be 16 years of age at date of the event.

21.1km record male:

Reece Edwards 01:07:07 (2018)

21.1km record female:

Victoria Beck 01:16:39 (2017)

21.1km prizes (male and female)

21.1km – prize sponsored by NQBP

  • First place:  $1500 + trophy
    Bonus race record prize – $1000 for breaking the race record
  • Second place: $750 + trophy
  • Third place: $500 + trophy

Age category trophy (male and female) awarded to first place

Under 20
20 – 29
30 – 39
40 – 49
50 – 59
60 - 69
70 and over

Download Map Here

2021 course map, subject to change


The 21.1km course is a flat, fast, out and back course with a 10km loop in the middle. Runners enter the loop off Harbour Road, run though the Gooseponds parkland to the first crossing of the Pioneer River and head into the City. The course winds past Caneland Central Shopping Centre along the Bluewater Trail and returns to the marina via a second crossing of the Pioneer River and Harbour Road. The final 2km is a circuit though the spectacular Mackay Marina Village.

Aid Stations

Aid stations are located at 3km, 7km, 14km, 16.5km and 19km.

Sports drink available in addition to water at 7km and 14km. 

Event singlet

An event singlet is included with all half marathon event registrations prior to 18th April 2021.