Race Details

All competitors are asked to familiarise yourselves with venue start and finish precinct and the course.

To help with the race schedule, it is requested that all competitors arrive at the entrance to the marina wall prior to the start time as you will be moved from the marshalling area to the start line for a race briefing.

Those participating in the 5km Fun Run and the 5km Corporate Challenge please line up according to your expected finish times. Walkers and prams must be at the back of the pack.

The Marina Wall will be closed.

Registration prices

All race registrations excluding the Corporate Challenge come with a free event singlet or t-shirt. Participants will receive their garment if registered by 17th of April, 2023. Registrations following this date will receive a garment subject to availability.

Early bird entry fee1st January to 13th March
Regular entry14th March to 12pm 2nd June
Last minute registration12.01pm 2nd June to 4pm 3rd June
Early BirdStandardPremium Last Minute
Half Marathon$100$120$150
5km Corporate Challenge$300 per team$300 per team$400 per team


All trophies are hand crafted out of ex Mackay sugar cane railway sleepers which provide a unique touch. Trophies not collected within two weeks from the event will be forfeited.

The Half Marathon and 8km races of the BMA Mackay Marina Run have an official cut-off time in which participants must complete their race. These cut off times are enforced to ensure that participants do not impede other races and that roads reopen to the public in accordance with event permits.


EventRace StartSuggested Arrival Time
Half Marathon6.30am5.30am
Corporate Challenge9.30am8.00am

Road closures

The Marina Wall is closed to all traffic.

Local traffic access to residents and staff of the Breakwater Bar and Restaurant.

See below for further road closures.

Section of Ron Searle Drive and Mulherin Drivefrom 6.00am to 9.00am
City bound traffic on Harbour Roadfrom 6.00am to 9.00am
City bound traffic on Ron Cam Bridgefrom 6.00am to 7.30am
Gordon Street between Bruce Highway and Memorial Poolfrom 6.00am to 7.30am
Runners crossing road on Harbour Road near Palmer Streetfrom 6.45am to 7.00am
Runners crossing road on Malcomson Street near Valley Streetfrom 6.55am and 7.25am
Runners crossing road on Sam’s Road at Willets road intersectionfrom 7.00am and 7.30am
Runners crossing road at River Street near Wood Streetfrom 7.15am and 7.55am
Runners crossing road at Sydney Street near Blue Water Quayfrom 7.15am and 7.55am


There is parking at the venue. Please follow directions from our officials on the day. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to carpool to ease congestion.

Access venue and parking maps here and check our Facebook page in the week leading up to the event.

Traffic rules

To ensure the safety of the community – police, traffic controllers, road closures and course marshals will be controlling traffic. However, all competitors are required by law to obey road rules and give way to road vehicles if the situation arises.


Withdrawing after 11.59, Sunday 30th April 2023:

If you withdraw after this date for any reason (including, but not limited to, medical reasons) – there is no refund of any portion of the entry fee. To withdraw from an event you should submit a request for withdrawal via email to event@mackaymarinarun.com

Your request for withdrawal email should include your:

  • Name (exactly as you registered)
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address (exactly as you registered)
  • Event you wish to withdraw from (for example “I wish to withdraw from the 8km run”)
  • Subject line – “Request for withdrawal from Mackay Marina Run [your name]”

Email your request to event@mackaymarinarun.com

By requesting a withdrawal, you understand that a cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund as stated in the terms and conditions when withdrawing on or before 11.59pm, Sunday 30th April 2023.

There is no refund of any portion of the entry fee if you withdraw after 30th April 2023.

(To withdraw from an event, follow the email process as outlined above, irrespective of the date of your withdrawal request email)

Cancellation fee: cancellation fee applicable to all withdrawals on or before 11.59pm, Sunday 30th April 2023

EventCancellation Fee
Half Marathon$11.75
8km Run$8.75
5km Individual Run$7.55
3km Junior Dash$5.45
Corporate Challenge (Paid team registration)On application

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