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Financial Linx Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon Race Details


Sunday 5 May 2019


Financial Linx Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

Start Time    

Half Marathon and Team Relay
6.30am - Cruise Whitsundays ferry departs Shute Harbour for competitors travelling from the mainland
7.05am - Cruise Whitsundays ferry arrives Hamilton Island; please make your way to the bus at the top of the jetty for your transfer to Athlete Central, Frangipani Park
7.10am - Race kit collection for mainland arrivals only
7.15am - Half Marathon race briefing, followed by race start (race start will be determined by mainland arrivals)

Junior Race
10.30am - Junior race briefing, followed by race start

Other Information
From 11.30am - Lunch menu available for purchase as Athlete Central
12.00pm - Event presentations
5.30pm - 8.30pm - Marina Daze, live entertainment and beverages available for purchase, Front Street


Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

How to Enter    

Click here to register

Entries Close    

Online Friday 3 May 2019 at 2.00pm


$90 per individual
$120 per team (2 person team)
$180 per team (3 person team)

Course Map and Elevation

Click here to see the course map

Minimum Ages    

Individual Half Marathon competitors must be a minimum of 16 years of age as of 05 May 2019.
Team Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 05 May 2019.


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

Age as at 05 May 2019

  • Under 30
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+
  • Further age group breakdowns subject to entry levels

Relay Challenge

Open Male
Open Female
Open Mixed

Junior Race

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

All junior runners to meet at the Frangipani Park at 10.30am, races to commence from 10.45am.

The kids distances are as follows:

  • Option 1 –3km
  • Option 2 –1.5km
  • Option 3 – 500m

Entry is $30 per child.

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 4 May 2019 2.00pm - 5.00pm in the Reef Lounge, Reef View Hotel and Sunday 6 May – 7.00am – 7.15am (mainland arrivals only) at the Frangipani Park. 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 Financial Linx Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon race singlet and other sponsor products.

Race Briefing / Race Start    

There will be a race briefing prior to each race start, held at the Frangipani Park. The Half Marathon and Team Relay race briefing will be held at 7.15am. Race start at 7.30am. The Junior race briefing will be held at 10.30am, followed by race start.


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 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 Frangipani Park 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 03 May 2019 via your event website login. Any changes after this date must be emailed to

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers    

Competitors in the Financial Linx Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon can take advantage of free Cruise Whitsundays transfers between Port of Airlie/Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island Marina. Travel companions will also receive a 50% discount on their fare (one adult and two children). All transfers must be booked through Cruise Whitsundays reservations by calling 07 4846 7000, quoting the promotional code SPORT2019 and providing proof of entry. If you are travelling to the island on the day of the event, you must travel on the 6.30am service from Shute Harbour.

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 Financial Linx Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon will be held at the Frangipani Park on Sunday 5 May 2019 from 12.00pm. Lunch will be available for purchase 11.30am - 1.00pm.