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Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon Race Details


Sunday 5 May 2019


Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon, Hamilton Island

Start Time    

5.00am - Marathon race briefing, Athlete Central, Frangipani Park
5.15am - Marathon race start

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, Bougainvillea Marquee
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
10.45am - Junior race briefing, followed by race start

Other Information
From 6.30am - Snack menu available for purchase at Athlete Central
From 11.30am - Lunch menu available for purchase as Athlete Central
12.00pm - Event presentations
5.30pm - 6.30pm - Sunset restorative yoga on the Keel Deck, Hamilton Island Yacht Club
5.30pm - 8.30pm - Marina Daza, 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 4 May 2018 at 5.00pm


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

Course Map and Elevation

View the 2018 course map here.

Minimum Ages    

Individual Marathon competitors must be a minimum of 18 years of age as of 31 December 2019.
Team Competitors must be a minimum of 14 years old as at 31 December 2019.


Individual Open - Marathon

No qualification required. First 3 across the line.

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 2018

  • Under 30
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+
  • 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 Bougainvillea Marquee at 10.30am, races to commence from 11.00am.

The kids distances are as follows:

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

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

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 5 May 2018 2.00pm - 5.00pm at Bougainvillea Marquee and Sunday 6 May – 7.00am – 7.15am (mainland arrivals only) at the Bougainvillea Marquee. 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 Hilly 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 Bougainvillea Marquee. 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 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 Bougainvillea Marquee 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 4 May 2018 via your event website login. Any changes after this date must be emailed to

Cruise Whitsundays Ferry Transfers    

Competitors in the Stamford Financial Hilly 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 HISPORT18 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 Stamford Financial Hamilton Island Hilly 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.