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21.1KM Half-Marathon

Date: Sunday 8th September 2024

Bib Collection:

  • SATURDAY: from 8:00am to 12noon at the Emerald Lake Park from the Lakeside Visitor Centre.
  • SUNDAY: from 6:00am at the Belgrave CFA on Bayview Rd, Belgrave.

Start time: 8:40am in Belgrave

Course: Starts in Belgrave and finishes at Emerald Lake Park, incorporating a loop through Wright Forest.

Race start: Intersection of Bayview Rd and Belgave-Gembrook Road, Belgrave VIC 3160.

Race finish location: Emerald Lake Park, Emerald Lake Rd, Emerald VIC 3782.

Rail Crossings: SEVEN (Athletes MUST stop for trains).

Age requirements: Participants must be 16 years or older on event day.

Course Cut Offs: Emerald Lake Park first passing (13.5km) in 1 hr 45 mins; Finish (21.1km) in 2 hrs 40 mins. (11:20am).
This is based on an average of 7:45 min/km pace.

ABOUT THE 21.1KM Half-Marathon

The 21.1km Half Marathon is for those seeking to stretch their fitness with a new challenge. The Half Marathon competitors will follow the 13.5km Classic route all the way to Emerald Lake Park before going beyond the finish zone.

After traversing a section of the Emerald-Cockatoo Walking Trail, you'll embark on a loop of the picturesque Wright Forest.

Within Wright Forest you'll be confronted with a series of challenging descents and climbs on dirt fire trails. If you're lucky (or have been running at just the right pace!), you'll be able to spot a Puffing Billy steam locomotive at the stunning 'No. 8 Wright Trestle Bridge'.

After completing the forest loop, you'll return to Emerald Lake Park to the cheers of your family and friends by crossing the footbridge over Lake Treganowan.

The course is a mixture of sealed asphalt roads, gravel walking tracks and dirt fire roads.


PRIORITY (From 9am Wednesday 12th July to 9am Friday 14th July)$100.00
EARLY BIRD (until 8th July)$110.00
REGULAR (until Midnight Friday 6th September)$130.00
LAST MINUTE & ON THE DAY (Saturday 7th September until 1 hr prior to race start)$140.00

Course Map