Event notice – as at Thursday 20 April 2017

The location of this year’s Stamford Financial Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon has been moved to the iconic Hamilton Island Golf Course which is located on its very own island, just a short 10 minute ferry from Hamilton Island. Runners will be treated to breathtaking 360 degree views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands, but don't be fooled by the beauty. The course is strung along the spectacular ridges and steep valleys of Dent Island, testing athletes of all fitness levels and ages. A continuous Island Links ferry will transport competitors from Hamilton Island to Dent Island on the day. Please refer to information below for the latest updates however an email will be sent to all competitors next week outlining the final event information.

Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon Race Details

Date    

Sunday 30 April 2017

Event    

Stamford Financial Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon

Start Time    

5.30am - Hilly Marathon
8.05am - Hilly Half
8.10am - Team Relay

Location    

Hamilton Island Golf Course - Dent Island
Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

How to get there

  • Marathon and Spectators – Island Links Ferry departs at 4:50am
  • Half Marathon, Team Relay and Spectators – Continuous Island Links Ferry, 6:00am – 7:20am
  • MAINLAND ARRIVALS, Half Marathon, Team Relay and Spectators - Island Links Ferry is at 7:35am
  • Spectators and Juniors - Island Links Ferry 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am

How to Enter    

Click here to register

Entries Close    

Online Friday 28 April 2017 at 5.00pm

Cost    

$110 per individual - Hilly Marathon participant
$80 per individual participant - Hilly Half participant
$120 per team (2 person team)
$180 per team (3 person team)

Course    

Paved path and golf fairways around the Golf Course.
A number of ascents and descents

Minimum Ages    

Individual Marathon competitors must be a minimum of 18 years of age as of 31 December 2017.
Team Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 31 December 2017.

Categories    

Individual Open - Marathon

No qualification required. First 3 across the line. Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.

Individual Open - Half Marathon

No qualification required. First 3 across the line. Open place getters are not eligible for age group prize.

Individual Age Group - Half Marathon ONLY

Age as at 31 December 2017

  • Under 29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50+
  • Further age group breakdowns subject to entry levels
  • Marathon age categories will be added should sufficient entries be reached

Relay Challenge

Open Males
Open Females
Open Mixed

Junior Race

A choice of three distances to compete in depending on ability and experience.

All junior runners to meet at the Hesperus Lawn (next to Manta Ray) at 10.30am, races to commence from 11.00am.

The kids distances are as follows:

  • Option 1 –3km
  • Option 2 –1.5km
  • Option 3 – 750m

Entry is $30 per child.

Marathon Qualification    

To enter the Stamford Financial Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon you must have completed a road marathon within the last three (3) years within 4hrs 30mins or have been a previous participant in the Hilly Half Marathon and finished in less than 2hrs 45minutes.

The Marathon is incredibly difficult and should not be undertaken by those with an insufficient athletic background, in jest or injured! Submissions for clemency can be emailed to sjackson@hamiltonisland.com.au

Pre Event Participation    

You must ensure that you have trained sufficiently and are physically capable of completing the event within your current level of health and fitness. You must also ensure at all times during the event that you are performing well within your level of skill and ability for each of the three disciplines. To not abide by these conditions can create potentially dangerous situation for yourself and other competitors.

Competitor and Team Race Pack Collection    

Race Pack collection for all competitors will take place on Saturday 29 April 2.00pm - 5.00pm at the Reef View Lounge, Reef View Hotel and Sunday 30 April – 7.45am – 8.00am (mainland arrivals only) at the Hamilton Island Golf Course. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt. It is compulsory for all athletes to register during this time. You must show identification (Drivers License, Passport etc).You will receive your race pack during this time which includes your Stamford Financial Hamilton Island Hilly Half race singlet and other sponsor products.

Race Briefing / Race Start    

There will be a race briefing prior to each race start, held at the Hamilton Island Golf Course (Dent Island).  The Marathon Race Briefing will be held at 5:15am, with Race Start at 5:30am.  The Half Marathon and Team Relay Race Briefing will be held at 8:00am, Half Marathon Race Start at 8:05am and Team Relay Race Start at 8:10am.  The Junior Race Briefing will be held at 10:30, followed by Race Start.

Rules    

Any Athlete seen to be taking a shortcut during the event will be disqualified. Mp3 use is allowed but only one earphone is permitted to be worn to allow ease of communication with officials.

Withdrawals    

Withdrawals prior to the event must be in writing – email
events@hamiltonisland.com.au If you withdraw on race day before race start, please advise an Official.
The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out the day of the race. If you withdraw during the race, please report to the Hesperus and advise the Officials that you have withdrawn. The cancellation fee is 100% should you pull out during the race.

Changes to Entry    

Changes can be made to your race entry until Friday 28 April 2017 via your event website login. Any changes after this date must be emailed to events@hamiltonisland.com.au.

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers    

For those competitors travelling from Shute Harbour, we have a special transfer rate (available for booking from 1 March) from our sponsor Cruise Whitsundays. These tickets can be purchased directly with Cruise Whitsundays, simply present your Race Confirmation Details. For people travelling across on the morning of the race there is a transfer leaving Shute Harbour at 6:30am. For all other ferry times please visit the Cruise Whitsundays website.

Note; there will be no ferry early enough for the marathon start. All marathon competitors will be required to stay on Hamilton Island the night prior to the race.

Medical Insurance    

It is strongly advised that you take out personal medical insurance for the duration of your stay, especially for international competitors. Under the Australian Health Act, all non-Australians are not covered financially for personal injury. If you do have an accident you must pay for your own medical expenses. Therefore it is essential for you to obtain adequate personal medical insurance.

Results    

Click here to view the Race Results.

Prize Money    

Cash prizes and products for the individual and open team relays will be announced at the event.

Medal Presentations    

Presentations for the Stamford Financial Hamilton Island Hilly Marathon will be held at Hamilton Island Golf Course (Dent Island) on Sunday 30 April from 11.10am. Brunch Menu available for purchase 6.00am-12.00pm.