Race Information

What you GET!!

Apart from the opportunity to race in a professionally staged major event in Newcastle, you get the following goodies with your entry:

  1. FINISHER medals!! for everyone who finishers. Distributed in the recovery area.
  2. Souvenir race shirt for everyone entered by Sept 28, 2020.
  3. Race bib number
  4. Electronic timing with live results. Note we use a reusable chip that you must return in the recovery area. This must be attached to your shoe.

You also get:

  1. One of the most picturesque courses in Australia.
  2. A major traffic control plan to allow use of main roads.
  3. Medical services on site and mobile
  4. Race bib
  5. Bus transport from the Foreshore to the 10km Start at Bar Beach (if you want this)
  6. The best MC's in the business.
  7. Jumping castle, food vendors and live music after the event
  8. Pre and post race communication.
  9. Donations made to local Surf Life Saving Clubs
  10. Regular drink stations.

Australian Master Half Marathon Postal Race

This year we have been offer the opportunity to become a selected race in the Australian Masters Half Marathon Championship race. See information below.

Every member wanting to be included in the Championship will need to register. AMA will set up a simple ‘register now’ where members can register. Up to two races can be nominated when registering. Race performances will only be accepted from events in which the competitor has registered beforehand.

Master Half Marathon Championship

Certified Marathon and Half Marathon Courses

These certificates as to the correct measurement of the courses have been issues for the Marathon and Half Marathon courses.


Half Marathon

Race kit collection and late entries

Please bring photo ID to collect your kits. If collecting for others you need written permission and photo ID for yourself. We suggest Team captains make the pick-up arrangements very clear to avoid collection or non-collection of kits. Due to the scale of the event we suggest you pick up your race kit on Saturday for Sunday’s events.

Saturday 10 Oct 2020

10am - 4:30pm Market St Lawns opposite Queens Wharf off Wharf Road Newcastle

Sunday 11 Oct 2020

Race Day !

  1. 10km event: Cook Hill Surf Club, Memorial Drive, Bar Beach from 6.30am. BRING PHOTO ID.
  2. 5km, Marathon and Half Marathon: Market St Lawns opposite Queens Wharf off Wharf Rd Newcastle from 5.30am. BRING PHOTO ID.(Do not park in Wharf Rd)
  3. 2K4FUN: 8.00am until 9.30am at the Market St Lawns opposite Queens Wharf off Wharf Rd.


  • 6.20am Sunday 11 Oct

    Marathon and relays

  • 7.00am Sunday 11 Oct

    Half Marathon

  • 7.50am Sunday 11 Oct


  • 8.30am Sunday 11 Oct

    Hill to Harbour 10km

  • 10.00am Sunday 11 Oct

    Hunter Orthodontics 2K4FUN

On-line entry Fees

Early Bird entries open 1 Sept 2019 - 1 Dec 2019

Normal entries will be applicable 2 Dec 2019- 28 Sept 2020

Late entries fee apply from 29 Sept - 8 Oct 2020 and will not receive a race shirt.

Entries received on race day/weekend will pay an additional $10 late entry fee


Early Bird: Until - 1 Dec 2019

Standard: 2 Dec 19 – 28 Sept 2020

Late: 29 Sept 2020 – 8 Oct 2020

Marathon 18+




Marathon 3 Per Relay 14+




Half Marathon 16+




10km Adult




10km Child




5km Adult




5km Child








Corporate or Team Entries

If you are wish to pre or post pay for a large number of competitors for your company and or organisation, please contact us and we can provide you an option to allow them to enter without paying and we will send you an account for payment prior to the event.

Contact : paul@hevents.com.au

Race Categories

Adult entrants will automatically be assigned to their respective age categories when entering their date of birth during the entry process. Ages are as on race day. Adult age categories are: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.

Only children aged 12 years or older can be entered in the 10km run. Children over 8 -11 years can enter the Walk , however all children under 12 years should be accompanied by an adult walker/runner. Strollers are allowable in the walk however should start at the rear of the pack and stay to the left on the break-wall. Children will be entered into following age categories: 8-11(walk only), 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17.

Note: Special consideration will be given to experienced runners under 12 years of age. Please contact us for details on: (02) 4934 8138.

Race Timing

Computer timing chips will be distributed to each competitor. You must wear the chip on your shoe. It must be laced into the shoe. Please remember NO CHIP equals NO RESULT. Interim times will be available live on race time. PLEASE WEAR YOUR RACE BIB (race number) ON YOUR CHEST FOR THE ENTIRE RACE.



Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in all age categories except the 10k walk category (which is a participation only category). Competitors in the 10km walk will receive a time but no prizes will be allocated. Overall Male and Female winners are also awarded Trophies. Random draws or participant race numbers will take place during all presentations with great prizes awarded!

Race Presentation

The presentation of awards and prizes will be made as follow:

  1. Sunday events - Approximately 11.30am on hte stage in Market St Lawns next to the finish line.

Left Bag transport/security

  1. 10km competitor’s bags will be transported to the finish line from Bar Beach to the secure bag area close to the registration tent.
  2. A secure bag area will be provided at the Registration area at Event Registration Tent area for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km and 2K4Fun events.

Getting there and Parking

10km event - Limited race day parking will be available around Empire Park in Bar Beach Ave. Bar Beach Car Park will accept cars until 7.00am at the discretion of the traffic controllers. There will be some half marathon runners using Memorial Drive from 7.15am. No exit from Bar Beach car park will be possible until after 9am. Additional parking is also available opposite the Merewether Surf Club and around Merewether Baths, off John Parade. See bus options below.

Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km, 2K4FUN Parking - paid parking will be available at The Argyle St and Bolton St Car Parks, 500m from the site in Newcastle CBD. There is also additional paid parking in the Honeysuckle area just 400m from the site. via Nobbys Road entry until 6.30am.

Please do not park in driveways and respect the Sunday sleep-in by keeping noise to a minimum.

Buses from Finish to Start

Participants in the 10km race are advised to park their car at the finish area and catch the free courtesy buses from the finish on the harbour to the 10km start at Bar Beach. Buses leave Customs House from the harbour end of Watt Street from 6.30am- 7.45am.


There is no shortage of things to do in and around the Race Compound while waiting for runners to finish. Queens Wharf Hotel and Six Degrees cafe will be open and the Hunter St Mall as a range of cafes and outlets open early. These are all just 50-100m from the finish line. There will be live music at Queens Wharf after the presentation !

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be situated no more than 3.0km apart. Water and Electrolyte drinks will be available at every station. Fruit will be available at the end of the race.

Look out for our vollies from Cooks Hill, Nobbys SLS Clubs. Also 530 runners and Newcastle Flyers.

First Aid

Experienced and qualified medical personnel will be available at the start, on the course and finish Race compound.

Wheel Chair Participants

H Events welcomes all participants, and encourages active participation by all individuals in sports events, our recent experience of congestion along the break-wall of Nobbys, has lead us to the decision to not offer a specific wheel chair category in any of the events. We are happy to look at individual circumstances, and will endeavour to provide a suitably challenging course for competitors with special needs. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns or queries.


The event requires over 120 race crew from local Running, Social and Surf Life Saving Clubs. All organisations will be the recipients of donations or gifts for work with their projects. If you are interested in helping out, contact us at admin@hevents.com.au and we will put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.


If you are looking to stay in Newcastle, check out the link below for great prices at the Holiday Inn Express in Newcastle. Just 2km from the main start line for the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5km and 2km and 500m from the bus to the 10km start line (at Bar Beach)

Holiday Inn Express Deal


Results will be available live on race day. They will be published on line later that day.

If you wish to know your time on race day, we will have a computer available to view your time.


Course Video