Update : 20-05-2020
Thank you for your patience as we have navigated the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic these past few months, we hope you have been keeping active!
Previous Public Health Orders have had our planned event date in a position where there was hope we may be able to proceed. However, due to the Public Health Orders and guidelines currently in place, including restrictions around gatherings and movement, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event.
Why has this decision been made?
The Office of Sport had previously made the decision to cancel all events up until 31 May 2020. Since this time, we have closely monitored the situation, seeking advice from NSW Health and the State Emergency Operations Centre.
While some restrictions may be easing from Friday 15 May 2020, it has become clear that the safest and most appropriate action to give our participants certainty is to cancel the event and commence planning for 2021. Consideration was given to moving the date to later in the year, however our decision not to was based on venue availability and a busy running calendar in the later part of the year.
Has a date been set for 2021?
Yes. We can confirm the 2021 Western Sydney Marathon will take place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre on Sunday 27th June 2021. Rego will open soon!
What does this mean for my registration?
We are offering a free transfer of your entry to the 2021 event. You do not need to do anything to take advantage of this, your registration will simply carry over.
Alternatively, you are entitled to a refund. The refund will exclude surcharges and booking fees and is only applicable for paid registrations for 2020. Complimentary entries or transfers from 2019 will be transferred to 2021.
How to claim a refund:
- Email email@example.com using the e-mail address you registered with.
- Include the full name of the registrant/s and the receipt number (found on your Tax Invoice)
- Please allow a week for this to be processed, a confirmation will be sent upon processing.
- You have until midnight on June 28, 2020 to request a refund.
If you purchased Event Registration Insurance and would like to claim a refund, please visit srgsport.com.au and complete the Event Registration Insurance form using the details found on your original Tax Invoice.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Sydney Marathon will again take place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith on Sunday 27th June, 2021.
There will be five race distances:
Western Sydney Marathon
Run NSW Western Sydney 10
5k Family Fun Run *
2k Youth Dash
* - There is no cost for children under 5 years of age to enter in the 5K Family Fun Run, but they do still need to be registered to participate. No registration, no run. They will still receive a race bib and finishers medal.
Venue gates will open at 6am, with the Marathon commencing at 7am and Half Marathon at 7:30am. Start times and running order for 5k, 10k and 2k TBC.
The course will close off at 1:00pm. The timing system is switched off at this time, anyone finishing after the timing system is switched off will not be given an official time and marked as DNF.
Please choose carefully when registering as we are unable to refund or transfer your entry to another person.
You have the option to purchase insurance with your booking. If you choose to take up this option, the policy provides cover against injury, illness, job loss, transport mishaps and many other exposures that could prevent you from attending this event. Please read the product disclosure statement when registering.
You can change race categories after registering, however fees apply – Moving to a higher race category incurs a $5 admin fee and the difference in price between the two race entry fees. Moving down a category incurs no admin fee, however the difference in race entry fees will not be refunded. Changes can be made using the link in your original booking confirmation.
Full FAQ available on westernsydneymarathon.com.au if we've missed something, just ask.
For more information on the event, sponsorship, large group discounts and on the day expo stalls, please send any questions to email@example.com and follow facebook.com/westernsydneymarathon (and send questions via messenger).