Hamilton Hilly Marathon Race Details


Sunday 30 April 2017


Hamilton Hilly Marathon

Start Time    

5.15am - Hilly Marathon
7.30am - Hilly Half and Relay


Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

How to Enter    

Click here to register

Entries Close    

Online Friday 30 April 2016 at 5.00pm


$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)


Road, fire trail and walking trail
A number of ascents and descents 
Click here to download the course map
Click here to download the course profile


To help you prepare for the big day, Find Your Feet, along with Champion Marathon Athlete Hanny Allston, have developed a marathon and half marathon training plan with tips on how to get race ready. Download these for free!

Minimum Ages    

Individual Marathon competitors must be a minimum of 18years of age as of 31 December 2016.
Team Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 31 December 2016.


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 2016

  • 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 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 30 April 2.00pm - 5.00pm at the Reef View Lounge, Reef View Hotel and Sunday 1 May – 6.30am – 7.15am (Half Marathon ONLY) at the Hesperus located on Front Street, next to Manta Ray Cafe. 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 Hamilton Hilly Half race singlet and other sponsor products.

Race Briefing / Race Start    

There will be a pre-race briefing at 5.00am (Marathon) and 7.15am (Half Marathon & Relay) on Sunday 1 May for all competitors directly before the start of the race. The briefing will be held at the Hesperus located on Front Street, next to Manta Ray Café.


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 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 30 April 2016 via your event website login. Any changes after this date must be emailed to events@hamiltonisland.com.au.

Cancellation Fee    

50% of your entry fee up until 5pm on Wednesday 20 April. NO REFUND after 5pm Wednesday 20 April.

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers    

For those competitors travelling from Shute Harbour, we have a special transfer rate 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.


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 Hilly Marathon will be held at the Hesperus, located on Front Street next to Manta Ray cafe on Sunday 1 May from 12.00pm. BBQ and refreshments available for purchase from 11.30am.