Race Day Info

All you need to know on the day


You must pick up your race number, which is in your race pack, at Jezzine Barracks on the Strand between 11am and 4pm on Saturday, 3rd August, 2019 (the day before the event).

Corporates and Teams can pick up from Jezzine Barracks race precinct on the Friday between 12pm and 1:30pm for ease of distribution should you wish.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Late entries will be accepted on the day and are still done so via the website link and must be in before 3pm on Saturday, 3rd August.

The Schedule

  • Pre-Race

    August 3rd 2019

  • Pre-Race - Corporate & Team

    August 2nd 2019

  • Race Day

    August 4th 2019

Before the race


It is compulsory to wear your race number in your race. A timing device is attached to your number. This device can be checked on a timing mat located at registration on Saturday. Attach your race number with pins provided – do not fold, bend or wrinkle your race number. For identification purposes wear your race number facing forward. We urge you to complete the medical details on the rear of your race number. Race numbers are colour coded per race. You are entitled to keep your race number and timing tag as a souvenir. Many runners are now competing in events in honour or in memory of someone. All race numbers this year have a space to write a name if you wish. Remember no race number means no race time.


A Bag Drop tent will be located near the race assembly area, on the grass in Jezzine Barracks. A tear-off bag identification tag is attached to your race number.


Race briefings will be conducted on registration day. Join our Race Director between 12pm and 2pm on Saturday, 3rd August at Race HQ to get the low down on your race.


First 50 of each race group. Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Classic entrants are guaranteed a limited edition race singlet. 5K Adult, 5K Junior and 2.5K Hero Run entrants are guaranteed a Head Buff.

Normal Entry Fee occurs after the first 50 volume discount is consumed. Sizing cannot be guaranteed for Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Classic, allocations will be in first in, best dressed.

Late Entry: No singlets/head buffs — dependent on numbers

Race Maps

Select individual race below for map


Portable toilets will be available adjacent to the Race Assembly Area and Bag Drop tents. On course, public toilets are available at the Rock Pool, Strand Park (next to Picnic Bay SLSC), the Waterpark on the Strand, Rowes Bay (opposite Caravan Park) and at 3 Mile Creek.


Runners will have to share some areas of the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K courses with traffic. Traffic will be controlled by Police and Traffic Controllers. Please obey any Police instructions.

Run on the left hand side of the course or as directed by the race marshals stationed on each corner. The 5K and 2.5K courses are traffic free.


Best parking options are in Rowes Bay with access via Howitt Street and in North Ward via Landsborough Street. Marathoners can access early parking in Cook Street prior to 5:30am. There will be limited parking in Isley Street. Course roads will be closed from 5:30am.

Please do not park across driveways. Allow extra time to travel, park and walk to the event. We suggest you plan to arrive at the event one hour prior to race start to allow plenty of time to secure bags, warm up and get to the assembly area.

There will be designated pedestrian crossing points in Mitchell and Isley Streets for access into the event precinct.


For the safety of our runners the following road closures will be in place on 5th August, 2018.

Closure Details

During the race


Animals of any description are not allowed to accompany a competitor.

Personal assistance to any competitor is not allowed.

Jogging strollers and prams are only allowed in the 2.5K Hero Run, starting at the rear.

Roller blades, skates or skate boards are not permitted in any race.

Disputes should be directed to Event Administration within 30 minutes of finishing.

Walkers can enter all races except the Marathon.


Each year we look to have pacers across the major races — see below our amazing pacers for 2018


John Nuttall — 4 Hours

Half Marathon

  • Simon O’Regan – 1hr 30mins
  • Brendan Carter – 1hr 50mins
  • Julie Brunker – 1hr 50mins
  • Patrick Peacock – 2hrs
  • Krystal Pearson – 2hrs


  • Shane Brown – 45mins
  • Gavin Werbeloff – 50mins
  • Toni Hammond – 60mins
  • Justin Smith – 60mins


St John’s Ambulance and Queensland Ambulance Service will provide medical services. The major medical facility is located near the finish line. St John’s Ambulance also has mobile services around the course. If you have a medical problem on course, advise a marshal (located on each corner) or water stop attendant.


Drink stops are located at approximately 5km intervals along the course. Drink stops have Special drinks, Powerade electrolyte drink and water (in that order).

Vaseline and sunscreen are located around the course.

See maps for details.


Your special drinks can be left at Registration on Saturday, 4th August or up until 5.15am Sunday, 5th August. Please place your drinks – marked with your race number and the Drink Stop (DS) number – in the boxes provided. Drink Stops (DS1, DS2 etc) are marked on the course maps provided.


Water stops are located at every 2.5km (approx.) along the course. These stops are stocked with water only. See maps for details.


Please be mindful of the following points in the interests of safety and a fair go for all competitors:

  • The use of iPods and earphones is discouraged: or, if you need music, leave one earpiece out.
  • Position yourself on the start line relative to your ability, this makes for a safer and more efficient start for everyone. If you are walking in a race, position yourself at the rear
  • Always run on the left hand side of the lane in the direction of travel, this allows faster runners room to pass
  • Try not to form a roadblock across the lane
  • Do not suddenly change direction or stop, especially at the start
  • Do not get frustrated with the lack of speed at the start, take it easy
  • Always obey the directions of race officials and emergency services personnel

After the Race


Roads will reopen from 10.30am and runners will be directed onto footpaths in order to finish.

The marathon cut-off time is 12 noon. Official timing and finish chutes will close from 12pm.


Provisional results will be displayed on boards near Event Administration during the morning. If you have a query, please direct it to Event Administration.


As you cross the finish line, you’ll pass through the hydration area to then collect your finisher medal from the respective race distance tent. Please take refreshment and pass through the tent to ease congestion for incoming runners. Access is restricted once you have passed through.


Take your time to recover and refresh with fresh fruit at the Lamberts Recovery area.


In keeping with tradition, Townsville Road Runners will provide free tea and coffee to all competitors.


If you pull out of an event, advise Event Administration. Wear sun safe clothing that is appropriate for your finishing time. Pay particular attention to hydration.


Massages will be available after the race in the Expo area.


Presentations will begin at the presentation stage from 10.15am


The Townsville Bulletin will publish a results liftout with full results, stories and photos on Monday, 6th August,2018. Online results will also be made available post event at www.townsvillerunningfestival.com


The provisional results for each race will be posted on a notice board in the Event Arena as they become available on Sunday morning. Final race results will be posted on the Townsville Running Festival website after the Race and printed in the Townsville Bulletin.



(Please Note, These are subject to change).

  • 9:25am – Mike Carney Toyota Marathon
  • 9:30am – Daikin Half Marathon
  • 9:35am – XRX Business Centre 10K Classic
  • 10:00am – Townsville Bulletin 5K Junior
  • 10:05am – Shadeview 5K Fun Run
  • 10:15am – Townsville Airport Hero Run
  • 10:20am – QCHF Corporate 5K Run

** Note times are only a guide and may be impacted by disputes or pace of running field


All age categories are taken as age on the day of the event.

Minimum ages apply. Marathon minimum age is 18 years old. Half Marathon minimum age is 15 years old, however conditions do apply. Please contact admin@townsvillerunningfestival.com for more information. 10K Classic minimum age is 15 years old.

Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km (male and female)

15 – 17, 18 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 –74, 75 plus

Big Person Trophy (marathon only)

over 86kg – weighed in at registration.

5km Junior Fun Run (male and female)

9 – 11, 12 – 13, 14 – 15, 16 – 17 years

5km Walkers and adults are non-competitive


Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be presented to overall winners in each race and 1st only to age category winners. There are no age trophies in the Adult 5km Run/Walk. A “Big Person” Trophy will be presented to the first marathon competitor to finish the race weighing over 86kg (weight recorded at registration on Saturday). Trophies and prizes must be collected at the post race presentation.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female in the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Classic and the 5K Junior Fun Run/ Walk; as well as for course records in all races.





Note: Only Juniors aged 17 years and under are eligible for prize money and trophies in the Fun Run. Adults are welcome, but non-competitive.

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