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Join thousands of runners from around the world in Australia’s largest and most prestigious Half Marathon event. The iconic course takes participants past the beautiful sights of Sydney’s harbour side and is open to both individual or team relay entries. 

The relay event splits the 21.1km between two runners. Runner 1 will complete a 11.5km run and runner 2 will complete a 9.5km leg (subject to change pending final course measure).

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure will commence at 6:45am on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Course Start Group
The SMH Half Marathon
Elite Wheelchair Sprint
Elite Wheelchair Athletes – This Start Group is for elite wheelchair athletes only. Athletes must be in a racing chair to compete in this Start Group and will aim to complete the course sub 10mins. Please note, for planning and health and safety, elite wheelchair athletes must be entered into the event prior to 5:00pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Pre-qualification is required for this start group.
The SMH Half Marathon Seeded - This Start Group is for athletes who aim to gain a place in the top 30 (by invitation only). Pre-qualification is required for this start group.
Preferred - This Start Group is for athletes who will complete the course in a qualifying time of sub 85mins (men) and sub 95mins (women). Pre-qualification is required for this start group.
Blue Start - This Start Group is for athletes who will complete the course in a qualifying time of sub 105mins. Pre-qualification is required for this start group.
Orange Start - This Start Group is for athletes who will complete the course in a qualifying time of sub 120mins. Pre-qualification is required for this start group.
Green Start - This Start Group is for participants who aim to complete the course sub 140mins. There is no qualifying time required for this start group. This start group is SOLD OUT
Yellow Start - This Start Group is for participants who aim to complete the course sub 160mins. There is no qualifying time required for this start group.
The SMH Half Marathon - Relay Preferred- This Start Group is for relay teams who will complete the course in a qualifying time of sub 90mins. Pre-qualification is required for this start group. Runner 1 of the relay team will leave at the same time as the Preferred Start from a relay specific start area on St James Road.
Purple Start - This Start Group is for general entry into the relay event. Runner 1 of the relay team will leave at the same time as the Green Start from a relay specific start area on St James Road.

No strollers, pushed wheelchairs, pets, bicycles, scooters, hand cycles, skateboards or roller blades are permitted in any group. 

The SMH Half Marathon follows the Athletics Australia rules for fair competition. 

Can I enter a Pre-Qualifying Start Group?

If you have competed in a race listed on the Qualifying Times page below and you meet the required time, you will automatically qualify and a pre-qualifying start group will be available for selection during registration. If you have not competed in a previous event listed on the Qualifying Times page, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form below prior to entering. We accept times from any official race, anywhere in the world, within the last two years and 10km or over in distance.

If you have not competed in an official race in the past 2 years, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form with your Garmin, Strava, or MapMyRun results web link. We accept times from these resources anywhere in the world, within the past 6 months that are 10km or more in distance. Please ensure your account is set to public for us to be able to see and assess your pre-qualification request.

We ask that you please allow 2 business days for your request to be processed and await confirmation from our team prior to registering.

Platinum Pass

Be treated like a VIP at this years Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure! For the first time ever, Platinum Passes will be available for purchase to make your race unlike ever before! To view package inclusions, please click here.

Entry Fees

Event Earlybird
February 8 - March 20
Standard
March 21 - May 1
Final
May 2 - May 19
Elite Wheelchair Sprint $17 $27 $37
Half Marathon (16 years +) $97 $107 $122
Half Marathon Platinum Pass (16 years +) $192 $192 $192
Half Marathon Relay Team $122 $132 $142

*Relay pricing is per team not per participant.

*A credit card surcharge reflecting our actual costs of offering payment by credit card will be added to Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Express payments.