21.1km Half Marathon

Race sponsored by

Port of Mackay

The flat, fast and scenic course is perfect to set a PB, to experience your first Half Marathon or as a lead in run to the Gold Coast Marathon in July.

Your journey starts at the Mackay Marina, looping through leafy Gooseponds and over the picturesque blue Pioneer River.

Supporters and live music create an awesome atmosphere as you run the Bluewater trail to River Wharves.

It’s now time to cross Forgan Bridge taking in the spectacular river view and return to the Marina. Those last 2km are brimming with run motivators, live entertainment and Mackay comes out in droves to get you over the finish line.

All half marathon finishers receive a unique Mackay Region inspired medal.

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Event Information

Date 4 June 2023
Distance 21.1km
Start time 6.30am
Start line Entrance to the Marina Wall
Finish line Marina Village Car Park
Age limit 16 years old on the day

Entry Fees

Early bird entry fee 1st January to 13th March $100
Regular entry Between 14th March and 12pm 2nd June $120
Last minute registration Between 12.01pm 2nd June to 4pm 3rd June $150

An event singlet is included with all 21.1km event registrations if registered by 17th April 2023.

Training Plan

Prepare for your distance in this year’s BMA Mackay Marina Run with a free training plan.

Download training plan

Course Map

Download course plan

Aid Stations

3km Aid and water
7km Aid, water and sports drink
14km Aid, water and sports drink
16.5km Aid and water
19km Aid and water


The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed runners (both male and female) will receive prize money and an official event trophy.

1st place in each age category receive a trophy.

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

1st place $1,500 *plus a bonus $1,000 for breaking a race record
2nd place $750
3rd place $500


21.1km record male Liam Boudin 01:05:08 (2022)
21.1km record female Victoria Beck 01:16:39 (2017)

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