The Inugrial St Lukes Health Launceston Marathon 2017

Sunday, September 23rd 2018

Marathon 42.2km | Half Marathon 21.1km | Quarter-Marathon 10.55km
NEW FOR 2018 - The Ultrain 100KM | 5KM

Register Online Now! View Results 2018 - 100km Ultra.

The Races


The next St.LukesHealth Launceston Marathon will be held on Sunday, the 23rd September 2018. Click here to register now and connect with our Facebook page for updates on entries, prizes and more.

The 2017 Event has been run with a field of nearly 350 entrants! A massive thanks to everyone who braved some pretty typical Tasmanian springtime weather to make our first event a success! Results can be viewed here.

The race circuit is centred around the North Esk precinct, taking in the trails of Heritage Forest and the river foreshore. A flat, flowing course away from traffic, it's safe and accessible for those attempting their first "quarter" - yet ready to test keen runners after that 42.2 or 100KM PB! Learn more...

Choose your distance »

Accessible for everyone!

No time cutoffs (* 18hrs for 100KM Ultra)
Run or walk

42.2km

Marathon

8:00am
$70

21.1km

Half Marathon

9:40am
$55

10.5km

Quarter Marathon

8:10am
$45

100km

100K ULTRA

6:00am
$120

5km

5K

11:00am
$25

 

The Course

The Sponsors


We greatly appreciate the support of St.LukesHealth as the naming rights sponsor for the Launceston Marathon.

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Participant Info / FAQ


Event start times

St.LukesHealth Launceston Marathon (42.2 km) 8:00 AM
Half Marathon (21.1 km) 9:40 AM
Quarter Marathon (10.55 km) 8:10 AM
Ultrain 100KM Ultra (100km) 6:00 AM - 18hr cutoff
5KM (5km) 11:00 AM

Please ensure you are at the start area and ready to race 15mins before your start time.

Presentations

St.LukesHealth Launceston Marathon 11:30 AM
Half Marathon 11:30 AM
Quarter Marathon 9:00 AM
Ultrain 100KM 5:00 PM - Hopefully!
5KM 12:00 PM

First, second and third male and female finishers across all events will be presented with trophies.

Race Day

Drink Stations
Folding CupThe Launceston Marathon will be going disposable-cup free in 2018! Waste generated from events like ours can be quite significant, and we want reduce it as much as possible - especially hard to recycle plastics. So, starting this year, we won't be offering single-use disposable plastic cups. Instead, each runner will receive a lightweight, folding cup as part of their race entry. These cups weigh almost nothing and are very easy to carry on you when running. They've proven highly successful in past trail runs and ultras, and we're very excited to be bringing them to our event. Sometimes it's the little things that can make a huge difference.

There are 2 aid stations on course, which you will pass twice each. The first one is at approximately 2.5km and 4.3km, the second one at approximately 8km and 9.8km. Both aid stations will carry water and electrolytes (not provided for the quarter marathon) and will be accessible from both sides. Ensure you drink enough water/electrolytes to avoid dehydration.

Marshals
We have numerous marshals on course, many of whom have first aid training. Please heed any instructions given to you by our marshals, they are there for your safety. Remember to keep left at all times, unless advised otherwise by our marshals or in the center out and back section of Heritage Forest, and be mindful of other path users. Launceston Marathon does not have exclusive use of the paths.

First Aid
SafeTas will be stationed at the start/finish area and will be in regular contact with all marshals on course. If you sustain an injury preventing you to continue let the nearest marshal know. If you feel distressed, disorientated, dizzy, or excessively tired, SLOW down or rest for a while. If you do not improve WITHDRAW and make the nearest marshal aware of your condition

Spectators
The Launceston Marathon course has been designed with spectators in mind. There will be numerous opportunity for your family and friends to see you and provide encouragement while you are competing. All spectators need to remain off the event course and heed any instructions given by race personnel.

Toilets
Toilets will be available within University of Tasmania Stadium, behind gate 10 and at the HooHoo Hut picnic area (approx. 6km mark).

Medals
Finisher medals will be given to each competitor at the completion of their event. Please ensure you run down the correct finish lane to ensure you are given the correct medal. There will be marshals on course to assist you if necessary.

Bag Drop
There is a bag drop located in the start/finish precinct. Your bib has a tear off section, please attach this to your bag before handing it to the bag drop assistants, together with a gold coin donation. All donations will be given to the SES. Bag drop closes 15 mins prior to the start of your event (Marathon – 7:45 AM, Half marathon – 9:25 AM, Quarter marathon 7:55 AM, 100KM 5:45AM, 5KM 10:45AM). Launceston Marathon hold no responsibility for your personal belongings.

Health and Safety
All paths utilized are shared, Launceston Marathon does not have exclusive use of these paths. Please run responsibly and keep your eyes on the path and intended route.

We recommend you leave adequate space between yourselves and other runners to reduce the risk of accidental collision or injury, and only overtake other runners if there is ample room to do so.

All participants will assemble in the start area on foot, and must obey the run director, marshals and Launceston Marathon volunteers at all times.

Pets, skateboards and roller-skate/blades are strictly forbidden.

To ensure your safety and that of fellow participants, the use of headphones or any musical device is strongly discouraged. Use of headphones is a safety hazard and may compromise your ability to hear critical safety and/or directional instructions, especially instructions that may arise in an emergency situation.

Refreshments
As with last year, we will have food and coffee vans onsite for pre- and post-race refreshment.

Children's Entertainment
Face painting and other activities will be on site for your children to enjoy with a gold coin donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change events?
Should you change your mind after entry, you may change down events (i.e. Participants are able to change from the full marathon to the half or quarter, or from the half to the quarter), but not up. There will be no monetary refund. Please let event organisers know, via email (launcestonmarathon@gmail.com) ASAP.

Can I transfer my entry?
Entries are strictly non-transferable.

What do I do if I need to withdraw?
If you decide to withdraw before the start, your entry will be transferred to next year's (2018) event. There will be no monetary refund.

Where do I pick up my race pack from?
We will provide details of when and where race packs can be picked up closer to the event date. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

How can I find my result?
Results will be available via our Facebook page and this website.

Can I have my own drink or food at the drink stations?
Marathon and half marathon participants who would like to supply their own refreshments are responsible to place them on the first aid station (Gate 10, behind University of Tasmania Stadium). Aid station volunteers will not be responsible to hand out or locate individual refreshments, therefore it is imperative your drink/food is easily recognizable by you.

How do I get there?
Launceston Marathon commences adjacent to the Esk Market at the Inveresk Railway Turntable and Roundhouse, off Foster Street, Invermay, north east of University of Tasmania Stadium.

Flying in from interstate (or overseas!) and need a car for the weekend? Our sponsor Bargain Car Rentals are offering a generous 10% discount on rentals across their fleet. Just show your Launceston Marathon entry to receive the discount.

Where do I park?
There is no parking on site or around the start/finish precinct. Parking near the Inveresk Railway Turntable and Roundhouse is strictly reserved for the Esk market. Parking is available within the Inveresk area.

Will there be a photographer?
There will be three photographers on course.

Can I purchase my photos?
Photos will be available via our Facebook page.

Are there cut off times?
There are no cut off times for the Launceston marathon events, however there will be an ultimate 18 hour cut off for the 100KM - you'll have until midnight to finish. Each event will have a tail runner to ensure all participants finish safely.

Will there be pace groups?
Tasmanian Road Runners (TRR) will be providing pacers. The pace group times will be confirmed near to race day.

Thank you to our sponsors and patrons: St.LukesHealth, State Emergency Service (SES), Ultrain, Find Your Feet, SES, S-Group, Ultra Chix, SafeTas, Budget Car Rentals and Positive Safety Outcomes.

Events like our can't survive without the support of local businesses and organisations like these. Please consider supporting them with your business.