Half Marathon Course


The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure will commence at 6:45am on Sunday, May 21, 2017. 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. 

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Course Elevation

Start & Finish Map

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*Subject to change.


Cut-off points

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
7:40am 0mins 0km No more runners allowed to cross the start line
8:18am 38mins 5km Sussex Street
8:28am 48mins 6.4km Pyrmont Bridge & Murray Street intersection
9:03am 83mins 11km Pyrmont Street & Allen Street intersection
9:07am 87mins 11.6km Harris Street & Fig Street on-ramp intersection
9:36am 116mins 15.5km Kent Street at Bradfield Highway on-ramp
9:55am 135mins 17.5km Prince Albert Road/Macquarie Street Junction
10:20am 160mins 21km Prince Albert Road Underpass

*Times are subject to change.

Drink Station & Toilet Locations

Location Distance (approx.) Water nuun Electrolyte GU Chomps Toilets
Start Line 0km Yes No No Yes
Drink Station 1 3.5km Yes No No Yes
Drink Station 2 7.5km Yes Yes No Yes
Drink Station 3 10km Yes Yes No No
Drink Station 4 13km Yes No Yes Yes
Drink Station 5 15km Yes No No No
Drink Station 6 19km Yes Yes No Yes
Finish Line 21.1km Yes Yes No Yes