2021 Australian Half Marathon Championship

Date: Sunday 15th August

Venue: Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Host Event: Sunshine Coast Marathon

Event Website: https://www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au/

Distance: 21.1km

Individual Championship: Yes

Teams Championship: Yes


The 2021 Australian Half Marathon Championships is open to all athletes who are registered with an Athletics Australia-affiliated club and meet the Athletics Australia rules for National competition. The first three eligible men and women to finish the Half Marathon will be presented with Australian Championship medals. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be also be presented in the men’s and women’s teams competition. Each State and Territory Member Association can select up to six male and six female representatives with the top three finishers in each team scoring points towards their state team result.

NB: All athletes must meet the necessary qualification standard to be selected for this Championship.

Half Marathon Qualification Standard: Understanding athletes may not have had many opportunities to run a half marathon time in the past 18 months, States may exercise discretion over team selection, however athletes must have demonstrated proven ability to complete the marathon within the entry standard times below:

Women: 1:40:00

Men: 1:30:00

Assistance Packages 
All State and Territory MA’s are invited to send up to six (6) male and six (6) female athletes to contest the 2021 Australian Half Marathon Championship.  The following assistance packages will be available for a maximum of three (3) male and three (3) female athletes from each State of Territory:

– Free race entry
– Use of the Elite Athlete facilities on race day 
– An elite start at the front of the field
– One night’s twin share accommodation
– Allowance of $150 dollars per athlete
– Ground transport to the start line (if applicable)
– Facility access into/out of Event venue for the athlete briefing

Entries Close
All team nominations are to submitted by COB Sunday 4th July for on-forwarding to the race organisers. Please fill out the Following survey to submit an EOI for selection consideration.

Expression of Interest Form

Athletes who do not qualify for the team selection can still enter via the event website and be aware of entry deadlines.

Athletics Australia encourage nominated participants to wear their State or Territory uniform when competing and for presentation ceremonies.