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Greater Sydney Half - NSW Half Marathon Championships

Greater Sydney Half - NSW Half Marathon Championships

Sunday 28th August 2016

Author: Athletics NSW Administrator/Wednesday, 9 March 2016/Categories: Events, ANSW Events

Event date: 28/08/2016 Export event

Accor Sydney Half: A race for everyone!
The Accor Sydney Half is part of Athletics NSW expanding RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km Fun Run and a 4km event to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for Open and Master’s categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.

Sydney Half Event Timetable


6:00am – Event bib collection commences at Cathy Freeman Park
7:20am – Accor Sydney Half Marathon and Greater Bank 7km Wheelchair
7:30am – Accor Sydney Half and Greater 7km Fun Run
10:00am – Unity 4km Run
11:00am – Unity 4km Walk (untimed)

We’ve allowed enough time between races for participants to cheer on their children, families and friends participating in the other races. Be sure to invite your friends and family to come down and support you in your run. Runners are to assemble on the start line 10 minutes before the start time.

Cut Off Times
Fully closed running course and Tag Timing Cut off – 3.00hrs
After 10:30am participants must then run off the road and act as a pedestrian and give way to traffic. We will continue to provide manual timing until 10:30am.
Manual timing cut off – 3:30hrs

Entry Details
Entry is online only. Click here to enter. All participants in the Accor Half Marathon and Greater Bank 7km will receive a complimentary event T-shirt which can be collected when picking up your race bib and timing tag.

Early Bird entries close Sunday 14th August, 2016.

Entries will close at 5pm on Saturday 27th August.

Entry Fees

Please note the following entries fees below. Entry Fees include Member Fee (Member of an affiliated Athletics NSW club) or Non Member Fee (general public).


Early Bird
(Until 14th August)
(From 15th August)

Half Marathon (21.1km)



Half Marathon (21.1km)



Greater 7km Fun Run
– Adult (16+)



Greater 7km Fun Run
– Child



Unity 4km Run
– Adult (16+)



Unity 4km Run
– Child



Unity 4km Walk (untimed)
– Adult (16+)



Unity 4km Walk (untimed)
– Child


Unity 4km Walk (untimed) – Family
(2 adult + 2 child)


In support of Parkinson’s NSW, $3 from every Accor Half Marathon entry will be donated to Parkinson’s NSW.

1. Early check in – Saturday 27th August

To avoid the queues on event day, all participants in the Half Marathon and 7km Fun Run are encouraged to collect their race bib and timing tag on Saturday, August 27 from the registration area setup at:
Phil Gilbert Motor Group
74 Parramatta Road
Lidcombe NSW 2141
12pm until 4pm
There is street parking available, will an additional carpark area located at 144 Frances Street.
*Please ensure that you bring your confirmation email along with you.

Participants not able to check in on the Saturday, can collect their race bib and timing tag on race day from the registration marquee at Cathy Freeman Park from 6:00am.

Race day check in:

All participants who did not collect their race bib and timing tag on the Saturday can collect from the registration marquee located in Cathy Freeman Park on Sunday 28th August from 6:00am. Check in on the day closes 30 minutes before the start of each event. Please ensure you allow plenty of time to confirm your entry and collect your race bib timing tag. Participants who do not collect their timing tag will not receive an official finish time.

How to get to the event:

The event is supported by Transport for NSW with free travel to and from the event, for participants. To receive the free travel, please print and show your registration confirmation email. Please view your confirmation email for more details.

If you are driving to the event, it is recommended that you park in P1 which can be accessed via Hill Road. Alternatively, parking will also be available in P6 however this is a longer walk to the start line.

RunNSW Membership

Get FREE Entry into all RunNSW Events with the ‘2016 RunNSW Membership’ from Athletics NSW. This membership bundles all RunNSW events as well as Traditional Athletics NSW and Athletics Australia events into the one package for a more convenient and cheaper experience. All for only $80 (additional club fee may apply).

Once registered, simply use the ‘discount code’ at the bottom of your signup email for FREE entry into all the RunNSW and TrackRUN Events.

Click Here to register now!

What happens at the Start?

The start line will be on Olympic Boulevard near Cathy Freeman Park. Runners need to report to the start line 10 minutes before their race. There will be NO SEEDING groups on the start line so we ask that all runners use common sense to SELF SEED themselves. This means faster runners start at the front, moderate runners in the middle and slower runners/walkers at the back. Any prams should also start at the back. There will be a few brief words and a nice little gee up before we send you on your way.

How can I view my official result?

Live results will be found via the ANSW live results page;

What Presentations will be held on the day?

The presentations for the Half Marathon and 7km events will take place at 9:15am at the main stage in the Festival area.

Half Marathon Prize Money
Outright winners will be awarded prize money in the 21.1km
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100

What are the prizes and prize categories?
Half Marathon Prize Money
Outright winners will be awarded prize money in the 21.1km
1st – $250
2nd – $150
3rd – $100

Athletics NSW Medals for the Half Marathon
These will be awarded to the top three ELIGIBLE runners in each age category of the Half Marathon event. Note: Team results and points will be awarded to ANSW Club runners who participate in the Half Marathon only. The 7km and 4km are supporting events and are not part of the Athletics NSW Winter Championship.
Open Male and Open Female,
Masters Male and Masters Female

RunNSW Medals for the Greater 7km
RunNSW medals shall be awarded for place getters in the Greater 7km.
Top three Open Male and Open Female
Top three U/16 male and U/16 female

RunNSW Medals for the Kids 4km
RunNSW medals shall be awarded for place getters in the kids 4km.
Top three U/14 Male and U/14 Female
Top three U/12 Male and U/12 Female

Lucky Draw prizes
Lucky draw prizes shall be on offer at the presentation.
More information shall be forthcoming about lucky draw prizes. 


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