Half Marathon Course
The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure will commence at 6:45am on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The SMH Half Marathon is a distance of 21.1 km's, the start is located on College Street, adjacent to St Mary's Cathedral and the finish line is located at Hyde Park North.
Start & Finish Map
There are cut-off points along the course to assist with re-opening of roads, we are under strict instructions from the NSW Police and RMS to ensure the timeliness of roads re-opening for public use. Therefore, course cut-offs are used to ensure that these regulations are adhered to.
Cut-offs are calculated from the time the last person crosses the start line, participants will need to maintain an average pace of 7.5min/km.
|Time of day||Race Time||Distance||Location|
|6:45am||0mins||0km||The SMH Half Marathon commences|
|7:35am||0mins||0km||No more runners allowed to cross the start line|
|8:32am||57mins||7.5km||Pyrmont Bridge & Murray Street intersection (Outbound)|
|9:03am||88mins||11.5km||Pyrmont Bridge & Murray Street intersection (Inbound)|
|9:07am||92mins||12.25km||Pyrmont Street & Western Distributor on-ramp intersection|
|9:18am||103mins||13.75km||Erskine Street/Sussex Street Junction (Outbound)|
|9:35am||120mins||16km||Bradfield Highway Boom Gate|
|9:55am||140mins||18km||Prince Albert Road/Macquarie Street Junction (Outbound)|
|10:20am||165mins||21km||Prince Albert Road Underpass|
*Times are subject to change.
Drink Station & Toilet Locations
|Location||Distance (approx.)||Hydration||GU Chomps||Toilets|
|Drink Station 1||3.5km||Water||No||Yes|
|Drink Station 2||7.5km||Water + nuun||No||Yes|
|Drink Station 3||10km||Water + nuun||No||No|
|Drink Station 4||13km||Water||Yes||Yes|
|Drink Station 5||15km||Water||No||No|
|Drink Station 6||19km||Water + nuun||No||Yes|
|Finish Line||21.1km||Water + nuun||No||Yes|
The Sydney Striders will be providing the pacers for The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure. Set yourself a goal and jump on board a pace bus!
Our pace times are:
* 85 minutes
* 90 minutes
* 95 minutes
* 100 minutes
* 110 minutes
* 120 minutes
* 130 minutes
* 140 minutes