Race date: Sunday 5 May 2024

Distances: Half Marathon, 10km

Start times: 6:25am for 10km, 6:50am for Half Marathon

Start Line: Cahill Expressway (Cnr. of Macquarie & Bridge St)

Finish Line: Prince Albert Road, Sydney

Athlete Check-In

Friday 3 May 2024: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 4 May 2024: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Athlete Check-In is required for all participants who did not purchase race bib postage. 

Times are subject to change.

Entry Prices

Event Super Early Entry
23 Aug 2023 11am  - 25 Oct 2023
Early Entry
26 Oct 2023 - 7 Feb 2024
General Entry
8 Feb 2024 - 10 April 2024
Late Entry
11 April 2024 - 3 May 2024
  Price Price Price Price
Half Marathon $120 $135 $145 $160
10km  $80 $90 SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

Please note:

  • All entry prices are shown in Australian dollars
  • Prices are inclusive of GST.
  • This payment will be processed by ACTIVE Network in the United States. Some banks may charge a small transaction fee according to their policies. This fee is not charged by ACTIVE Network or IRONMAN. Please contact your bank for further information.
  • All times are in AEST.
  • Entries are available up until 5pm Friday 3 May 2024 unless sold out prior. Entries for personalised bibs (name) closes at Sunday 10 March 2024 at midnight AEST. Entrants after this will not have a name printed on their bib. 
  • Bib Postage is available for additional purchase up to Wednesday 31 January 2024. 
  • All entries after this date must collect their race bib from the HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon Expo. 

Entry Price Inclusions


  • Race Number
  • Personalised Race Bib if entered prior to 10 March 2024
  • Timing Chip
  • Finishers medal (all distances)
  • Finisher Gift - Visor 
  • Medical support/assistance
  • Aid stations on the course (with water, isotonic sports drink, toilets and first aid)
  • Finisher certificate
  • On-course photography (purchased post-event)
  • Category Winners Prizes

Available for additional purchase during registration:

  • Race Bib Postage (only available up to midnight 31 Jan): $12
  • Sportograf Race Photos: $39-$49
  • Medal Tag: $25
  • Event Merchandise (available for pre-purchase up to midnight 14 April)

Event Terms & Conditions

2024 Runaway Sydney Half Marathon Terms & Conditions (21.1km, 10km) 

If you cannot participate in the event for medical reasons, partial entry fee refunds are available in accordance with the below stated Athlete Medical Withdrawal policy only. After the stipulated dates, entry fees are non-refundable for medical withdrawals initiated by the athlete. Requests for eligible partial refunds on the basis of medical reasons must be notified to the organiser in writing via email at runawaysydney@theironmangroup.com with supported medical certificate outlining the condition before 11:59pm (AEDT) Sunday 24 March 2024 

Partial refunds will only be issued for the entry fee where participation in the event is not appropriate due to medical reasons 

Where eligible, please allow up to 30 business days for your refund to be processed. The refund is automatically issued to the credit card originally used to pay for the registration. If this card has since been cancelled or has expired, it is the athlete’s responsibility to notify our customer service team when requesting the eligible refund. 

  • 45% of entry fee refundable for athlete medical withdrawal requests made up to 11:59pm (AEDT) on 24 March 2024. No refunds for athlete medical withdrawals after this date. 

*Any additional purchases, already paid for on your behalf by the Event Operator to a third-party service provider such as Official Event Photographer photo packages, postage, medal engraving tags, training plans,merchandise or donations, are not refundable. 

**Athletes who have deferred into this event from a previous year or transferred into this event from another event or entered the event through the use of an Event Credit are not eligible for athlete withdrawal refunds.    

Please note:  This event takes place in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is each athlete’s sole responsibility to ensure that they can attend (including Athlete Check-In during specified times) and compete in the event on the day. Other than as provided for in the Athlete Medical Withdrawal program set out above, no refunds will be given for change of mind, change of personal circumstances, or injury.  

If you decide to withdraw at the event after collecting your race kit at Check-In or need to withdraw on race day, your details must be recorded by the Drop Out Clerk located at Event Information.   

As stated in the Athlete Waiver, under no circumstance are you permitted to give your bib to another person. The safety of our athletes is paramount, therefore we need to ensure we have correct details of all our athletes on course.  

Athletes can request to transfer their entry to a lesser or greater race distance up until such time as that race distance is sold out, subject to the following terms:  

  • To request a transfer from one race distance to another, athletes must log into their MyEventsaccount and select Change Category before 5:00pm (AEST) on 26 April 2024. After this date, such requests can only be made at the Help Desk at Athlete Check-in.  

  • Transferring to a greater distance: Where an athlete requests to transfer to a greater distance and space is available, the athlete is required to pay the difference in entry fees between the two distances.  

  • Transferring to a shorter distance: Where an athlete requests to transfer to a shorter distance and space is available, the difference in entry fees will not be refunded.  

Athletes can transfer their race entry to someone else, subject to the following terms:  

  • Person to Person transfers accepted up until 5:00pm (AEST) on 2April 2024. No Person-to-Person transfers accepted after this date.

  • A transfer fee of $27AUD (including all fees and taxes) will be charged to the withdrawing athlete.  

  • Athletes can formally transfer their entry to someone else within the same distance event already entered.  

  • Any other additional purchases, already paid for on your behalf by the Event Operator to a third-party service provider such as Sportograf Official Event Photographer photo packs, medal engraving tag or charity donations are not refundable and will not be transferred with your entry.  

  • It is not possible to transfer your entry to someone else who is wanting to do a different distance event (i.e. Half Marathon to 10km).  

  • To transfer an entry to someone else, the initial registrant must log in to their MyEvents account, select ‘Transfer Registration’ and follow the necessary steps. Please note: the receiving athlete will be sent a link to complete the registration and will need to pay for the entry (at the current entry price advertised at https://runawaysydneyhalf.com.au/) in order for the transfer to process. The original athlete will be refunded their entry fee less the $27AUD (including all fees and taxes) transfer fee.  

  • Athletes who deferred into this event, are required to contact event email to request a Person-to-Person transfer.   


The safety of all athletes on course is our priority. Our event team considers each race/event individually to determine the entry requirements. Due to course conditions, including the volume of participants on course, traffic conditions and road running safety requirements associated with this course, the HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon is not suitable to be completed using wheelchairs (racing and non-racing) or with prams. While this race is not suitable, our goal is to make everyone’s racing dreams a reality so if you would like information on other events where the course is able to accommodate wheelchair participation or any other course accessibility needs, please email us at: runawaysydney@theironmangroup.com.

Choose Your Start Wave

To help you have the best experience on the day, please select the start wave that’s right for you based on your estimated finish time. Don’t worry! Your time will only begin as you cross the start and finish line timing mats. Picking the right start wave allows everyone to enjoy the event at their own pace.

Start times for each wave can be found at the Event Schedule. 


Half Marathon

startwave 2 elite

startwave 2 red


startwave 2 green


startwave 2 HOKA blue


startwave 2 yellow


Is this the right wave for me? You’re an elite runner, please see below for pre-qualification info. Speedy runners hunting down elites. You’re pretty quick and likely to be chasing down a PB. Looking for a good time and a good hit out. You want a fun day out with a few thousand mates.
Your estimated finish time (be honest) M: Sub 1h17m
F: Sub 1h30m
Under 1h45mins Under 2hrs 2hrs – 2hr15mins Over 2 hr15mins
Your estimated run pace M: 3:40min/km or faster
F: 4:20min/km or faster
5:00min/km or faster 5:00min/km – 5:45min/km 5:45min/km – 6:30min/km pace 6:30min/km or more


10km - SOLD OUT

startwave 2 elite startwave 2 red startwave 2 green startwave 2 HOKA blue startwave 2 yellow
Is this the right wave for me? You’re an elite runner, please see below for pre-qualification info. Speedy runners hunting down elites. You’re pretty quick and likely to be chasing down a PB. Looking for a good time and a good hit out. You want a fun day out with a few thousand mates.
Your estimated finish time (be honest) M: Sub 36 mins
F: Sub 40 mins
Under 45 mins 45mins - 1hr 1hr – 1hr 10mins Over 1 hr 10mins
Your estimated run pace M: 3:40min/km or faster
F: 4:00min/km or faster
4:30min/km or faster 4:30min/km – 6:00min/km 6:00min/km – 7:00min/km 7:00min/km or more

  If you believe you qualify for the elite wave, please email our team with a previous race result at runawaysydney@theironmangroup.com and our team will invite you to register in the elite wave. 

Sun, 5 May 2024