Half Marathon

HALF MARATHON COURSE  Course Map Course Profile

The half marathon is an out and back course taking the W2K track and Kinloch headland loop finishing at the Kinloch Community Hall.

From Kenrigg Road adjacent to the Kinloch Marina turn right into Boojum Dell then left onto the ‘W2K’ track, turn right onto the Kinloch Headland loop track before turning left to return along the W2K track, cross Boojum Dell turning into the gully and boardwalk, continue along the Esplanade. Cross the marina footbridge and follow the path before crossing to the finish line.

Start Information

The start area is on Kenrigg Road — sign posted 10 minute walk from Kinloch Domain.

Start time - 9.00am waved with runners first, followed by walkers

DRINK STATION

Due to the remote nature of this course, there will be NO water available on the course except at the start and finish line. You must carry your own drink.

Toilets are at the 7km mark and the finish.

FIRST AID

The course will have roving marshals and first aid.  If you come across an injured person check they are ok, send someone forward to the next marshal for help.  All marshals are in radio/phone contact with Event HQ. Unless the injury is serious anyone needing transport back to the finish will come back with tail end charlie. 

First Aid is also provided by Peak Safety at the finish line.

Compulsory Gear

After spending a lot of time out on the course and working with our safety experts we have compiled a compulsory gear list for this event. We have beefed it up a bit for your safety, which is our number one priority.

All participants of the Marathon and Half Marathon - will be required to have the compulsory gear items at registration. Gear checks will be carried out at registration and there will also be random checks on Saturday morning at the start line and throughout the course. If you do not have the correct gear you will not be allowed to continue on the course. This is for your own safety. The course takes part in an alpine environment in spring where conditions can change rapidly and you need to be prepared. Please do not underestimate how quickly the weather can change in this region.

There are four compulsory gear options. The decision about which option you will need to take on course will be made prior to the event depending on the weather forecast. 

  • Option 1: No complusory gear needed
  • Option 2 : Long sleeve top (polyprop or wool), beanie (polyprop or wool), survival blanket
  • Option 3: Long sleeve top (polyprop or wool), beanie (polyprop or wool), survival blanket, seam sealed jacket, gloves (polyprop or wool)
  • Option 4: Long sleeve top (polyprop or wool), beanie (polyprop or wool), survival blanket, seam sealed jacket, gloves (polyprop or wool), tights