Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
A. Transfers to another person will be available.
Details on how to transfer to another person can be found here
Q. Can I transfer my distance?
A. Transfers of distance will be subject to the availability of races.
Details on how to transfer to another distance can be found here
Q. Will there be pace runners?
A. Yes. Marathon Paces: 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00. Half Marathon Paces: 1:24, 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10. 10km Paces: 40mins, 50mins, 60mins, 70mins.
Q. Can I run with a pram?
A. Yes – you are welcome to run with a pram in any of the distances, however we ask out of courtesy to other runners to please start at the back.
Q. Can I run with headphones?
A. Running with headphones is not recommended, however we do allow the use of these while participating. If you choose to wear headphones, please ensure the volume is at a reasonable level so that you are able to hear instruction from course officials. Please keep to the left when possible, to allow for faster runners to pass easily. Failure to follow instruction on course will result in automatic disqualification.
Q. When can I collect my bib?
A. Please find all registration information here.
Q. Will you post out my race bib?
A. If you would like your bib mailed to you, you must select and pay for bib postage during the registration process. This will be offered up until midnight Monday 22 April 2024. Your bib will be mailed to the address you input into the registration system. Please expect to see your bib in the mail on or before Thursday 30 May 2024.
Q. I opted for bib postage, how do I collect my FREE EVENT TEE?
A. If you registered for an event that is eligible for a FREE EVENT TEE, you will need to collect this from the Event Merchandise Tent on Sunday 2 June. No merchandise will be mailed out prior to or after the event.
Q. Will you post out my pre-purchased merchandise?
A. Pre-purchased merchandise will be available for collection from the Merchandise store, located the Event Precinct - City Botanic Gardens, at the times below:
Merchandise must be collected at the event. No merchandise will be mailed out prior to or after race day.
Q. Is the event a qualifier for the World's Major's?
A. Yes. This course has AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) course certification. Rest assured the Brisbane Marathon Festival events follow strict guidelines to ensure the distance you are completing is accurately measured. The event provides the ideal opportunity to set a personal best or recording a qualifying time for the major marathons around the world.
Q. Do I need to enter if I am running with my child?
A. Yes all persons participating need to register. If you are already entered in an alternative distance and would like to accompany your child you do not need to enter again. Please leave your bib on and run in the shorter distance. You will only receive the time for the event you are entered in.
Q. What are the cut off times?
42.2km – 6hr cut off
21.1km – 3.5hr cut off
10km – 2hr cut off
You are welcome to walk the 5km and 2km events, but please be mindful that roads will reopen at 12:00pm, with interim checkpoints.
Q. Are personal drinks allowed on course?
A. All marathon participants will have the opportunity to access their own personal ‘special needs drinks’ at multiple aid stations on course. These will be at Aid Station 4A (12.3km), Aid Station 6 (22.1km), Aid Station 4A (33.4km). Although not compulsory, we invite you to utilise this service. If you wish to have your own personal drinks placed on course by our team, please clearly mark and place in the special need boxes at bib collection no later than 2pm on Saturday 10 August 2024.
Q. What date determines the competitor's age category?
A. The age group determination is taken from the competitor's age on race day.
Q. Is there somewhere I can leave my belongings when I run?
A. Bag drop will be exclusively at the Event Precinct - City Botanic Gardens from 5:00am Sunday 2 June. Participants will be able to leave their personal items in the 'gear tent' whilst running. All participants will receive a special tear off tag on their race bib. We ask you tear off this tag and attach to your belongings before you drop your bag off. We recommend you do not leave valuables. Extra layers left at the start line will be collected donated to charity.
Q. Where is my timing chip?
A. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your race bib and we use electronic timing. Your personal race time (or net time) will be recorded as you cross the timing mats on the start line and will finish when you cross the finish line mats at the end.
Note: Your official time for category placings is based on your gun time and does not take into account your net time.
Q. We are a team, can we put up our team tent?
A. You absolutely can, but you must contact us to be allocated a space number. See more details here.
Q. What is the weather like in Brisbane?
A. Weather conditions are generally ideal for running with temperatures in the morning at 7 degrees and warming up to 22 degrees Celsius during the day. Generally, a low chance of rainfall. For more weather statistics click here.
Q. I am a companion for a person with a disability who has already entered to participate in the Brisbane Marathon and would like to accompany them on the course. How do I register?
A. You can apply here for a companion entry.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. Dogs are allowed in the event precinct on a leash. Dogs are not allowed on the course. You must pick up any dog droppings.