June 4th 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When is the event and what time does it start?
    The event is Sunday 5th June 2022 – For race start times see getting to the event
  2. How do I enter?
    Online Registrations commence – 1st January 2022. Regular Entry fees are applicable until 12pm Friday 3rd June 2022. Premium Last Minute registrations available online until 3.00pm Saturday 4th June 2022. E-ticket holders need to collect race packs by 4.40pm on Saturday 4th June. All participants race packs must be collected between 12pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 4th June at the Marina Village car park on Mulherin Drive. Only registrations for the 21.1km, 8km, 5km and 3km will receive a singlet/t-shirt if registered by 17th April 2022. If Shirts/singlets aren’t collected by 4.30pm on Saturday 4th June at the Marina Village car park on Mulherin Drive they will not be available unless prior arrangements with the committee.
  3. What is the cost of entry?
    For entry fees go to the enter event section.
  4. What do I get for my entry fees?
    Entry fees cover the marketing / logistical / admin cost of running the event including race bib, timing chip and prizes. Competitors in the half marathon, 8km, 5km and 3km junior dash will receive an event shirt; if registered prior to 4th April 2022. All entrants and each team will receive an event bag.
    The Leukaemia Foundation  does NOT receive any funds from the entry fee.  Should you wish to support the Foundation you can do so by making a donation when you register or by Fundraising for Leukaemia
  5. Do all place winners receive a trophy?
    Trophies are awarded to first, second and third place getters in each race. First place getters only receive a trophy in the age categories.
    Places in each race are awarded on gun times.  Age category winners are awarded on net times.
  6. What happens if I cannot make the event?
    Entry fees will be non refundable after 30th April.
  7. Can I walk the 5km race?
    Yes you may walk in the 5km and Corporate Challenge team event.  Due to the large number of registrations, entrants are asked to self nominate as running or walking in the event and the start will be managed accordingly with runners leading the way.
  8. Can my dog run/walk with me?
    No – animals are not allowed.  This is a safety issue and we ask that you respect this policy.
  9. Can I take my child in a pram with me?
    Prams are allowed in the 5km event and Corporate Challenge only.
  10. Is the course open to Cycles, Roller Blades, Wheelchairs, Prams/Buggies, Skate-Boards?
    Prams only are allowed. Wheelchair competitors please contact the race organiser at  for course information.
  11. Will there be parking available at the Marina?
    There is parking at the venue. Please see map and follow officials directions on the day. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to car pool to ease congestion.
  12. Can I enter more than one event?
    Yes you are able to enter more than 1 event. Please be aware of event start times.
  13. Do I have to hand my timing chip back in?
    No – the timing chips are a throw away variety but please dispose of appropriately.
  14. Do the events have a cut off time?
    Yes – 3 hours for the Half Marathon and 75 minutes for the 8 km.
  15. Do I have to pay entry fees for my children?
    Children under 8 years and accompanied by parents are free BUT can only participate in the 5km and Corporate Challenge.
  16. Where and when can I collect my race bib?
    Race pack collection by 4.30pm on Saturday 4th June at the Marina Village car park on Mulherin Drive.
  17. Is there age limits for competitors?
    Half Marathon – Must be  minimum of 16 years on day of event.
    8km – Must be minimum of 12 years on day of event.
    5km – Children must be 10 years of age to run  unaccompanied. Children under 10 years on the day of the event must have a parent/guardian accompanying them.
    3km – Children must be a minimum of 8 years and maximum of 13 years of age on the date of the event.  Adults/parents are unable to accompany these entrants during the race.
  18. What road closures will be in effect?
    Go to the entrant information section.
  19. Where are the aid stations?
    Click on your nominated event for aid station information.
  20. Will there be sports drinks at aid stations?
    Yes only for the 21.1 km
  21. When do entries close?
    Online entries close 3.00pm, Saturday 4th June 2022 (note last minute rates apply to all entries processed after midday, Friday 3rd June 2022).
    All last-minute online booking race packs must be collected at the Marina no later than 4pm, Saturday 4th June 2022.
  22. Will there be a limit on entries?
    Entries will be monitored and there may be a need to close entries at some stage.
  23. What are the race starting times?
    Go to the entrant information section – (Please take note of the recommended arrival times.  With road closures and the large number of entrants and supporters travelling to the event, expect delays at the entry to the marina precinct).
  24. Can I transfer between events?
    Yes you can transfer between events and edit your information online up to 11.59pm, Tuesday 31st May 2022.
  25. When will the results be available?
    Results will be online on Sunday 5th June.
  26. Are there any toilets along the course?
    Public toilets are at the Surf Club, Gooseponds, Blue water Quay and Mulherin Park. In addition portable toilets will be stationed at the start. It is planned to place portable locations around the half marathon course.
  27. Can I use an mp3 player / IPOD?
    Event management strongly advise competitors not to use them.
  28. Will there be medical staff?
    Medical staff will be on attendance at the finish line. Emergency response will be handled by course marshals at other locations.
  29. How will vehicles be controlled during the races?
    Traffic control plans will be in place using Police, traffic controllers and course marshals. All competitors must obey road rules and give way to traffic should the situation arise.
  30. How do I support or raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation?
    There are 3 ways to support the Foundation:

    1. Make a donation when you register.
    2. Fundraise for Leukaemia
    3. Volunteer to assist on the day – course marshals and aid station assistants are required.
  31. Will the event be cancelled?
    The Mackay Marina Run will only be cancelled if extreme conditions dictate the risk to competitors is too high to stage the event.
    Modifications to the course (such as the closure of the breakwater) may occur, again on the advice of authorities and due to weather conditions.
  32. How many people are allowed in a Corporate Challenge team?
    A team is minimum 3, maximum 10.
  33. Do all team members have to run the entire race?
    No.  At least 3 have to finish to qualify for the fastest team category.
  34. Do Corporate Challenge team members receive a t-shirt?
    No – the registration fee for a team is cheaper than for an individual entrant.  The race organisers encourage teams to ‘dress up’ or wear their corporate colours/shirt and be in the running to win the “Best Dressed” trophy.
  35. Under 18s in your Corporate Challenge team?
    Corporate Challenge Team Captains please note: if registering a person under 18 years of age, additional information is required in the registration platform.  This additonal information must be entered for each team member under 18 years.  Parent/Guardian First and Last Name.  Parent/Guardian date of birth.  Relationship of Parent/Guardian to person being registered.  Mobile phone number of Parent/Guardian.  The registration process will be smoother if team captains gather this information prior to commencing the registration process.  Download waiver here.  Please email moc.n1658217104urani1658217104ramya1658217104kcam@1658217104tneve1658217104 for more information.