Half Marathon Course
The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon will commence at 6:45am on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The SMH Half Marathon is a distance of 21.1 km's, the Start Line is located on College Street, adjacent to St Mary's Cathedral and the Finish Line is located at Hyde Park North.
Interactive Course Map
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|
|9:35am||120mins||16km||Bradfield Highway Boom Gate|
|9:55am||140mins||18km||Prince Albert Road/Macquarie Street Junction|
|10:20am||165mins||21km||Prince Albert Road Underpass|
*Times are subject to change.
Drink Station & Toilet Locations
|Drink Station 1||3.5km||Water||No||Yes|
|Drink Station 2||8km||Water + eniQ*||No||Yes|
|Drink Station 3||10km||Water||Yes
|Drink Station 4||14km||Water + eniQ*||No||Yes|
|Drink Station 5||16km||Water||No||No|
|Drink Station 6||19km||Water + eniQ*||No||Yes|
* eniQ (pronounced en..i..Q) is a premium range of scientifically formulated wellness and sports nutrition products, using only the highest quality ingredients specifically chosen for their purity and potency.
Designed for hydration and endurance enhancement, the eniQ Electrolyte will be available to all participants during & after the race. In addition, the unique "2 in 1" eniQ Electrolyte Whey Protein Isolate will be available to all participants after the race as it is designed for hydration, strength and muscle recovery.
**Winners produce a range of great tasting energy gels, bars and chews – developed specifically for endurance athletes to help maximise performance and ensure you finish in a healthy state. Winners products are used and recommended by cycling champion Cadel Evans.
The Sydney Striders will be providing the pacers for The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon. 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
The SMH Half Marathon follows the Athletics Australia rules for fair competition.