2023 ON XCR: Round 9 – Burnley Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 3rd September 2023

Entries Close: 11:59am, Wednesday 30th August, 2023

Location: Kevin Bartlett Reserve, Burnley, VIC 3121

A level course along the banks of the Yarra River, the Burnley 5km and Half Marathon is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself and aim for a personal best or tune-up for a big spring and summer of fitness.

In 2023, package holders are not automatically entered into XCR events. Each member will need to sign up for each round they wish to participate in.

Important Information:

Enter HereXCR Season InformationCourse MapResultsHubAV Rules and Policies

Draft Timetable:

TimeAge GroupEvent
7:30amEarly Starters (Open)*
For athletes that cannot complete the course within the 2.5 hour time frame. Further information available below.
8:00amFemale Open & Masters
Male Open & Masters
8:08amFemale U14, U16, U18 & U20
Female 50+ (Short Course) & Open (Non-Championship)
8:08amMale U14, U16, U18 & U20
Male 60+ (Short Course) & Open (Non-Championship)
Presentations: Individual Awards 5km EventFemale U14, U16, U18 & U20
Male U14, U16, U18 & U20
Presentations: Individual Awards 21.1km EventFemale Open, Male Open21.1km

NOTE: Please be aware that following the closure of entries, AV will publish a provisional timetable which will take the place of the Draft Timetable.

Presentations will be carried out once all results have been verified after each race.

If you have issues entering the event, please contact Athletics Victoria PRIOR to the closing date. This can be done via email to sportdelivery@athsvic.org.au or by phoning the Athletics Victoria office on 03 7032 8400. Please leave a message explaining the issues you are experiencing. Athletics Victoria will not accept any late entries. Emails received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Non-Members/Recreational Runners:

  • Non-Members & Recreational Runners will have their bibs avaialable to be picked up from the Administration Tent on the morning of the event.
  • Please ensure you leave enough time to collect your bibs and be at the start line no later than 10 minutes before your event start time
  • Athletes will be expected to wear both the front and back bibs so that we can identify you on course.
  • Please ensure that you wear the timing chip bib (foam sticker on the back of the bib) on the front.

Early Starters:

  • Early starters must enter the early starters event on the AV portal prior to entries closing on Wednesday prior to the competition. Athletes must then report to the AV Administration Marquee no later than twenty minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the Early Starters Race to receive their identifying tag.
  • Early starters are for those athletes who cannot complete the course within the set time limits, it is NOT designed for athletes to start and conclude the race early. Athletes who compete in the early start group and finish before the main pack will be held prior to the finish line to allow the leading pack to complete the race first.
  • The Early Starters at Burnley is for those athletes that cannot complete the course within the 2.5 hour time frame


  • Athletics Victoria will provide both ‘net’ times and ‘gun’ times for this event – please check Results Hub after your event for details.

Tent/Marquee Drop Off:

  • Road closures begin at 6am with Citywide. Patrons wishing to drop off tents should not approach via Yarra Boulevard, rather turn from Swan Street into the Botanica Business Park via Central Drive. While parking is limited in this area, vehicles will be able to gain access close the the start/finish area to facilitate marquee drop off.


  • Presentations will be carried out following the verification of results for each event.
  • If you have finished in the top three in your respective event, please ensure that you make yourself available promptly for the presentation. The presentation area will be located at the marquee near the finish line.
  • Medals presented for this event will be:
  • Half Marathon: Women Open, Men Open
  • 5km: Women U14, U16, U18, U20; Men U14, U16, U18, U20


  • Coffee Events will be onsite to provide coffee and a selection of delicious snacks.

Bag Drop:

  • We will be providing a bag drop tent for the convenience of competing athletes. While every effort will be made to protect your belongings, responsibility cannot be taken for any loss or damage. Please wear your race bib to both drop off and pick up your belongings; it will be used for identification purposes.


We advise you to arrive at least 90 minutes before your event. Please note that there is no parking within Botanica Corporate Park or around the reserve. There is restricted parking around the event area. 

Arriving by public transport is highly recommended. The closest metro train station is Heyington. Local trams are along the Glenferrie Road, Burwood Road, and Riversdale Road corridors are also available. To plan your trip, download the PTV App on Apple here and Android here

Please see the map below.