HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
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Sydney, Australia May 5, 2024 Registration Closed

The HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon is an annual Half-marathon organized in Sydney since 1992. Earlier organised by Marathon Series (and called the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon), race organization has recently been taken over by Runaway. The event has a fundraising initiative primarily targeted at Breast Cancer Network Australia

The course for the half marathon runs through Sydney’s central business district and takes the runners through iconic sites such as The Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The event has a capacity field of 10,500, but registrations/entries are often closed weeks before race day.

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HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Half Marathon 10K
Distance 21.1km 10km
Start Time 7:25 am onwards 6:30 am onwards
Eligibility Criterion 16 years & above 10 years & above@
Fees# AUD 120 & Up AUD 80 & Up
Registration Registration closed Registration closed
Expo Details Venue : St Mary’s Cathedral Square, College Street, Sydney 
Date & Timings: May 3 (7am-6pm) & May 4, (8am-4pm) – TBC

# Entry fees are inclusive of all fees & taxes. Fees for events are time –sensitive i.e. increases closer to race date. 

@All participants between the age of 10 – 12 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 12 years or under. Participants over the age of 12 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them.

Route/Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the Hoka Runaway Sydney Half Marathon 2024 not yet available. Please check the information from the 2023 event below

Half Marathon 10K
Route Map HM Route Map 10K Route Map
Start Map HM Start Area Map 10K Start Area Map

The HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon route has the below-mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Half Marathon/ 10K Cahill Expressway (Cnr. Of Macquarie & Bridge St), Sydney St Mary’s Cathedral Square, College Street, Sydney

Prize Money

Information about the prize money & other details for the Hoka Runaway Sydney Half Marathon 2024 is provided below

  • Half MarathonPrize money would be awarded in the Elite category only as follows
1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize 4th Prize 5th Prize
Half Marathon AUD 2500 AUD 1500 AUD 1000 AUD 500 AUD 250

Additionally Top 3 men & women in each of age categories get placing medals/ non -monetary prizes 

  • 10KTop 3 men & women in each of age categories get placing medals/ non -monetary prizes 

2023 and Earlier Edition Results



Important Points

  • The HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon follows the Athletics Australia rules for fair competition. 
  • Athletes have option to register under (1) Open category, or (2) Submit an application to pre-qualify to run in a qualifying Start Group by writing to runawaysydney@theironmangroup.com. Read more about pre-qualification here
  • Refunds will only be issued for the entry fee where participation in the event is not appropriate due to medical reasons. Terms & conditions apply  
  • Transfer to another distance is allowed. Terms apply
  • Start Groups: There are coloured start groups based on expected finish time.        
  • Marathon
    • Pink Start/ Elite: Sub 1h17m (M) & Sub 1h30m (F)- Pre qualification required
    • Red Start: Aiming for Under 1h45m
    • Green Start: Aiming for Under 2h
    • Blue Start: Aiming for 2h- 2h15m
    • Yellow Start: Aiming for over 2h15m
  • 10K
    • Pink Start/ Elite: Sub 36m (M) & Sub 40m (F)- Pre qualification required
    • Red Start: Aiming for Under 45m
    • Green Start: Aiming for 45m-1h
    • Blue Start: Aiming for 1h- 1h10m
    • Yellow Start: Aiming for over 1h10m
  • Cut-off points: There are multiple cut-off times on the course and these are calculated from the time the last person crosses the Start Line.
  • Pacers would be available
  • Drink station & Toilet locations: Drinking stations would be available across the course with water available at all stations. Electrolyte and toilet facilities would be available at most (not all) drink stations. Water, Medical, and washroom facilities would also be available at the start point/finish line of the race.
  • Non-permissibles: No strollers, pushed wheelchairs, pets, bicycles, scooters, hand cycles, skateboards, or roller blades are permitted on the course.
  • For more details, please refer to Race guide here
  • Time limits are applicable for all the races after which the course would be open for regular vehicular traffic.
    • Half Marathon: 4 hr 35 min (Course closes at 12:00pm)
    • 10K: 2h 45min 

Contact Information
Email: runawaysydney@theironmangroup.com
Phone: (+61) 1300 761 384
Website: https://runawaysydneyhalf.com.au/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/runawaysydneyhalfmarathon
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runawaysydneyhalf
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf-heleR7icT02jYIy1yXQg

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