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Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon Race details

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Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon Race Details

Full race details for 2022 will be updated soon.


Sunday 1 May, 2022


Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

How to Enter    


Course Map and Elevation

Click here to download the course map and elevation profiles.
Click here to download the Junior course map

Start Time    

Half Marathon and Team Relay
6.30am - Cruise Whitsundays ferry departs Shute Harbour for competitors travelling from the mainland
7.10am - 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, Beach Pavilion
7.40am - Half Marathon race briefing (race start will be determined by mainland arrivals)

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

Other Information and Key Times
Saturday 1 May
7.00am - Parkrun, meet at shady creek lawns for a 5km run in preparation for Sunday
8.00am - Trail running tips and FAQ with race director Steve Jackson, Shady Creek Lawn
12.00pm - 2.00pm - Race kit collection at Athlete Central, Beach Pavilion
Sunday 2 May - Race Day
6.00am - Registrations at Beach Pavilion
6.30am - Race Kit collection continues (Main land competitors) Beach Pavilion (Breakfast and coffee options available)
6.30am - Ferry departure, Shute Harbour
7.00am - Mainland athletes arrive (bus transfers available)
7.40am - Race Briefing followed by Race Start
10.30am - Junior Race Briefing followed by Race Start
11.30am - Race Presentations (Lunch Available) Beach Pavilion
Main land competitors can return on any Afternoon ferry at their leisure
Monday 3 May
6.30am - Recovery Trail Run, Meet at Sports Club (various distances available) No Costs
5.30pm - Yoga, Outrigger


Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef

Entries Close    

Online Thursday 29 April 2021 at 2.00pm


General Entry
$100 per individual
$70 per team member (2 or 3 people)
$35 per junior entry

Minimum Ages    

Individual Half Marathon competitors must be a minimum of 16 years of age as of 2 May 2021.
Team Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 2 May 2021.


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 2 May 2021

  • 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 Beach Pavilion at 10.30am, followed by race start.

The kids distances are as follows:

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

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 1 May 2021 12.00pm - 2.00pm at the Beach Pavilion and Sunday 2 May – 6.30am at the Beach Pavilion. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt. It is compulsory for all athletes to register during this time. You must show identification (Driver's License, Passport etc).You will receive your race pack during this time which includes your 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 Beach Pavilion. The Half Marathon and Team Relay race briefing will be held at 7.40am, followed by race start. 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 via emailing 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 Beach Pavilion 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 Thursday 29 April 2021 via your event website login. Any changes after this date must be emailed to

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers    

Competitors in the Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon can take advantage of free Cruise Whitsundays transfers between Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island Marina. Travel companions will also receive a 50% discount on their fare (one adult and two children).

All transfers for travel companions must be booked through Cruise Whitsundays reservations by 5.00pm Saturday 1 May 2021.

Companions must book by calling Cruise Whitsundays reservations on 07 4846 7000, quoting the promotional code provided at time of entry 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 (have your registration accessible for boarding):

  • Use the top carpark and allow 15 minutes to walk down to the boat
  • Competitors will be checked in as they board and will be provided with a wristband
  • Competitors will need their wristband for the return trip

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.


Race Results will be updated here.

Prize Money    

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

Medal Presentations    

Presentations for the Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon will be held at the Beach Pavilion on Sunday 2 May 2021 from 11.30am. Lunch will be available for purchase 11.30am - 1.00pm.