Mackenzie Half Marathon 2023
15th July 2023
The 4th Annual Mackenzie Half Marathon takes place on Saturday 15th July 2023. Participating in one of the four events is a fantastic way to explore the stunning Fairlie basin, the Gateway to the Mackenzie.
Starting from the Village Green in the heart of Fairlie, the four running/walking events (2.5km fun run, 5.5 km, 10 km and 21.1km) cater for all levels of ability and fitness.
Start times will be staggered throughout the morning to ensure entrants can support each other.
The Mackenzie Half Marathon, the headline event, kicks off at 9:30am for participants with an estimated race time of over three hours, and 10:00am for everyone else. This exciting course includes river walkway tracks, river crossings and views that will take your breath away…. unless the hill climb does it beforehand!
The 10km ‘River Dip’ starts at 11am, followed by the 5.5km ‘Flat Jack’ at 11:15am. We end the day with the Hole in One 2.5km at 12:45pm.
The Flat Jack does not include a river crossing, but wet feet may still be on the menu if there has been a lot of rain as the river track can get quite puddly!
The Mackenzie Half Marathon is one of the few Winter events of the year, ensuring that you keep your fitness up during the colder months.
Event details and schedule
All races start and finish on the Village Green, on Main Street in the centre of Fairlie.
Half Marathon (over 3 hours) 21.1km 9:30am
Half Marathon Run 21.1km 10:00am
River Dip 10km 11:00am
Flat Jack 5.5km 11:30am
Hole in One 2.5km 12:45pm
Half Marathon 20 years and over- $60
Half Marathon 19 years and under - $50
River Dip 10km 20 years and over- $45
River Dip 10km 19 years and under - $35
Flat Jack 5.5km - $25
Hole in One 2.5km Fun Run - $15
Medals to all finishers plus spot prizes.
Three drink stations on Half Marathon Course, and one on the 5.5km. No drink station on the 2.5km Fun Run.
Please see our website (www.mackhalfmarathon).
Competitors will receive a timing chip in their race pack. This must be attached to a shoe (not carried in a pocket). Unreturned chips will be charged at $20.
Race numbers must be worn on the chest and be visible at all times.
Bikes, roller-blades, skateboards, push-chairs & dogs are not permitted on the 3 larger runs. Pushchairs and balance bikes for under 5 year olds are permitted on the 2.5km Fun Run.
Competitors must not be accompanied by anyone not registered for the event, except in the 2.5km Fun Run.
For safety reasons, wearing headphones is not recommended.
Competitors must stay on the marked course and follow the instructions of the Race Marshalls.
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