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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 22 of April 2024. Registrations following this date will receive a garment subject to availability.

*Free registration for international participants for the Half Marathon is only available to people travelling to Australia from overseas and attending the run a 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.

Early bird 4 January 2024 to 13 March 2024
Regular14 March 2024 to 30 May 2024
Last minute registration31 May 2024 to 1 June 2024
 Early BirdRegularPremium Last MinuteInternational*
Half Marathon$100$120$150Free until 30 May 2024
5km Corporate Challenge$270 per team$300 per team$400 per teamN/A


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 10km 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 will be plenty of parking available at the venue. We will also open the area beside Mulherin Park which offers 700 parks. Please follow directions from our officials on the day. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to carpool to ease congestion.

Access the venue map 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.

Race Pack collection

Race Pack collection is between 12pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 1 June at the Marina Village Car Park on Mulherin Drive. If you’re unable to collect your Race Pack, a friend can collect for you, please give them your email confirmation to present.

If shirts/singlets/race bibs are not collected by 4.30pm on Saturday 1 June from the Marina Village Carpark, they will not be available unless prior arrangements have been made with the committee.


Withdrawing after 11.59, Sunday 28 April 2024:
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 [email protected]

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 10km run”)
  • Subject line – “Request for withdrawal from Mackay Marina Run [your name]”

Email your request to [email protected]

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, 28 April 2024.

There is no refund of any portion of the entry fee if you withdraw after 28 April 2024.

(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 28 April 2024.

EventCancellation Fee
Half Marathon$11.75
10km Run$8.75
5km Individual Run$7.55
3km Junior Dash$5.45
Corporate Challenge (Paid team registration)On application