June 4th 2023

North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP) Half Marathon

Entry fees open 1st January 2022 – All payments are online

  • Early bird tickets registrations 1st January – 13th March 2022 $90
  • Regular Entry registrations 14th – March – 12pm 3rd June 2022 $100
  • Premium last minute registration 12pm Friday 3rd June – 3.00pm Saturday 4th June 2022 $120
  • Race pack collection 12pm – 4.30pm on Saturday 4th June at the Marina Village car park on Mulherin Drive.

Distance: 21.1km

Start Time: 6:30am

Arrive at marina precinct: 5.30am

Half Marathon finisher medal

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

21.1km record male:

Tim Vincent 1:05:38 (2021)

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

Click here for course map

2022 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 17th April 2022. 

Stay COVID Safe

Please follow COVID Safe practices when attending the event. 

If you become unwell during the event, locate event staff or first aid staff