Hamilton Half Marathon Race Details


Sunday 3 May 2015


Half Marathon

Start Time    



Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

How to Enter    

Click here to register    

Entries Close    

Online before Wednesday 29 April 2015 at 5.00pm


$70 per individual 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

Minimum Ages    

Individual Competitors must be a minimum of 16 years old as at 31 December 2015
Team Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 31 December 2015


Individual Open

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

Individual Age Group

Age as at 31 December 2015

  • Under 29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50+
  • Further age group breakdowns subject to entry levels

Relay Challenge

Any gender breakdown qualifies subject to all team members being employed by the same business/company/department

Open Males 
Open Females
Open Mixed

Junior Race

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

The kids distances are as follows:

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

Entry is $30 per child and can only enter one race as they all run simultaneously

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 Registration    

Registration for all competitors will take place on Saturday 2 May 2.00pm - 5.00pm at the Reef View Lounge, Reef View Hotel and Sunday 3 May – 6.30am – 7.15am 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 Hilly half race singlet and other sponsor products.

Free Steve Moneghetti running clinic

Saturday 2 May, from 2:30 – 4:00pm

This is a free event, hosted by Olympic athlete Steve Moneghetti, for participants in the Hamilton Hilly Half Marathon.
Steve Moneghetti is one of the champions of Australian sport. He exemplifies what is to be achieved through training, perseverance, planning, goals and aspirations. From Australian Under 20 Cross Country Champion in 1982, Stephen has become a world champion distance and marathon runner. He has been awarded as No.1 World Roadracer, Australian Sports Star of the Year and Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist. Stephen competes in Marathon and Distance events from Berlin to Tokyo each year. To compete at each International level he trains twice a day, covering approximately 200km per week and totalling over 8500km in a year. 

Race Briefing / Race Start    

There will be a pre-race briefing at 7.15am on Sunday 3 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. Ipod 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 Wednesday 29 April 2015 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 17 April. NO REFUND after 5pm Wednesday 17 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.

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 Half Marathon will be held at the Hesperus, located on Front Street next to Manta Ray cafe on Sunday 3 May from 12.00pm. BBQ and refreshments available for purchase from 11.30am.