MarathonSun 11 April 2021
Looking for a marathon PB, then this is it. This AIMS certified, flat scenic course will traverse the Newcastle Harbour and Beaches. Starting on Wharf Rd, Queen Wharf the course will run east along wharf Rd and past Nobbys, towards Newcastle Baths and Surf Club. Marathon runners will stay on the right or city side of Shortland Esplanade. Runners will turn before Zaara St near Newcastle Surf Club and head back to Nobbys where the course goes onto the newly renovated Break-wall for an out and back section. Then they head back to Queens Wharf and run toward Argyle St. At Argyle St they will enter the Honeysuckle Broad Walk and follow this along the Harbour's edge until Worth Place. For 2021 due to construction work, the course will divert at Worth Place to run west along the Honeysuckle Drive cycleway/footpath on the harbour side and then back onto the Foreshore at a marshal point just east of Steel St. Runners will then follow the footpath to a turn point about 150m into the Marina. Relay runners will all have separate timing chip and must physically tag the runner to proceed. We have a marshal on site checking this. The course is 50% on closed roads and 50% on wide footpaths, where runners will have right of way and be protected within marked chutes. There is some skinny sections and we ask you to respect other runners space. Marshals will monitor high traffic areas. Do not be surprised by the elevation map. This course is flat the whole way except for one small short rise before Newcastle Baths. There will be timing check points at strategic sites and the start/lap.