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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.

Event Information

Date 2 June 2024
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
4 Jan 2024 -
13 Mar 2024
14 Mar 2024 -
30 May 2024
Last Minute
31 May 2024 -
1 Jun 2024
International Runners*
4th Jan 2024 -
30 May 2024
An event singlet is included with all 21.1km event registrations if registered by 22 April 2024. * Free registration for international participants for the Half Marathon is only available to people traveling to Australia from overseas and attending the run as part of their trip. It is not available to internationals residing in Australia. Please email [email protected] to receive your registration code for free entry.

Training Plan

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

Cut Off Policy

The Mackay Marina Run has an official cut off time for the 21.1km in which entrants must complete their race. This time is 3hrs 20mins, pace guideline is 8.30 min per km. Cut off times are enforced so roads can be reopened to the public in accordance with event permits. These are all based off the gun time (i.e. the time when the starting gun is fired). Please view course map for cut off locations.

Course officials will issue warnings throughout the course and have the authority to remove participants from the race at any of the listed cut off locations where a participant is behind the cut off time and their safety or event progress is compromised. It is important to note it remains the participant’s responsibility to ensure they finish within the official cut-off time. The pace guideline is 8.30 per km pace which will assist participants with their training and race day pacing. Should a participants’ gun finish time fall outside the official cut-off time an official result will not be published or provided. Event organisers are committed to all participants having a great experience.

Waypoint Location Time
Drink Station 1 Harbour Rd, 100m East of Vines Creek Bridge 00:28:00
Drink Station 2 Willetts Rd, 100m before shops (Vets, Pathology) 01:06:00
Drink Station 3 On riverside pathway above entrance to Caneland covered carpark 01:44:00
Drink Station 4 Harbour Rd Turnaround between Forgan Bridge and Kooyong corner 02:13:00
Drink Station 5 Harbour Rd, 100m East of Vines Creek Bridge (also Waterstop 1) 02:32:00
Drink Station 6 Ron Searle Drive 100m before East Point Drive Roundabout 03:00:00

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, water and sports drink


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)

Our Events

1 March

Twilight City Run

5km Fun Run

A great precursor to the main
event in June!

31 May

Live With The Legends

Meet local runners and our MMR
heroes at this pre-race cocktail mixer.