RunFun Travel Rottnest Running Festival

5km, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km & 0.3km


June 13, 2021


Rottnest Island

5km Start Time

10:00 am

10km Start Time

10:15 am

21.1km Start Time

7:30 am

42.2km Start Time

7:00 am

0.3km Start Time

12:00 pm

RunFun Travel Rottnest Running Festival

RunFun Travel Rottnest Running Festival!

RunFun Travel specialises in small groups, personal service and sharing their passion for and knowledge of marathons with you. They have over 30 years of experience in marathon travel and have an unparalleled passion and knowledge of the sport. RunFun Travel don’t just organise your travel, they take an interest in you, your running and your goals.

The 27th RunFun Travel Rottnest Marathon and accompanying 21.1km, 10km and 5km fun run is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club with the event proceeds being donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The inaugural Rottnest Marathon was run in October 1994. In that year 72 runners completed the marathon with Ray Brown winning the men’s race in a time of 2:35:50 and visiting New Zealand runner Nyla Carroll took the women’s title in 2:52:20 - this remains the course record for women. The current course record for men is 02:28:57 set by Gerad Hill in 2019. The previous mens course record was 2:29:24, set in 1998 by Todd Ingraham.

The start of the RunFun Travel Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes at 6.55am on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill. It is anticipated that over 200 runners will tackle the four-lap marathon course that starts and finishes adjacent to the Heritage Common and circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads.

The Running Warehouse Half Marathon starts at 7:30am by which time most of the marathon runners will be well and truly on the way though their first lap. It is anticipated around 400 runners will cover the same route as the marathon course but only twice!

The SVN 10K Run and Sealink 5K Run start at 10.00am and 10.15am respectively by which time most of the marathon runners will be on their last laps. It is anticipated around 600 runners and walkers will participate in either the of these events that will cover the same route as the marathon course.

Presentation location and times till be confirmed shortly.

All Marathon finishers will receive a medal and shirt! The Marathon has a cut off time of 6.5 hours.

This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service. Our aim is to promote the sport of distance running.  The Fun Run options have been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 42.2km or 21.1km is too far. The 5km is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents and prams.

Results will be available on the day from the BlueChip Timing’s website and from the WAMC website.

Raymond Lampard

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.

RunFun Travel Marathon WAMC Member: $95 Non-member: $110 Half Marathon  WAMC Member: $45 Non-Member: $55 SVN 10km WAMC Member - Adult: $35 Non-Member - Adult: $45 WAMC Member - U18: $20 Non-Member - U18: $30 5km WAMC Member - Adult: $25 Non-Member - Adult: $35 WAMC Member - U18: $15 Non-Member - U18: $20 For all events, online registrations will be closing Thursday, 10 June, at 12:00pm and island registrations will incur a $10.00 late payment charge.

Bib Collection will be at Heritage Common on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning before the race starts. There will be plenty of signage pointing you in the right direction. Times: Saturday  - 1:00pm - 4:30pm Sunday - 6:30am - 10:30am

The 2021 festival guide will be released April 2021. The guide outlines what will happen on race day and any special discounts that will be available whilst visiting the island.

Ferry details for 2021 will be announced early 2021.

Presentations information for 2021 is coming soon!

All registered participants in the event will be recorded by an electronic timing system on crossing the finish line. Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of the race bib. Do not remove or peel the plastic timing devices from the race bib. Attach the race bib to the front of the body only, by pinning the bib in the holes at the four corners. Please make sure that the race bib is kept flat and not folded or crumpled. The race bib is allocated to the person nominated on the entry form and is non-transferable to another person. The race bib must remain in its issued form. IF YOU TURN UP WITHOUT YOUR RACE BIB (LOST OR LEFT HOME) THERE WILL BE A $10.00 SURCHARGE TO HAVE ANOTHER RACE BIB ISSUED.

WAMC events are conducted under IAAF rules. Participants must only take drinks from the nominated drink station locations. Participants must not be paced (or accompanied) by non-participants either on foot or on bicycles. Breaches of any of these rules may lead to disqualification. DO NOT LITTER…. wildlife on Rottnest Island, particularly quokkas, are very vulnerable to health problems from discarded energy gel sachets. These must be deposited in the bins provided near the water stations or at the very least dropped on the road for collection rather than thrown into the vegetation.

The Rottnest Marathon consists of four (4) laps. The first lap is 12.2km and includes a loop out towards Kingstown Barracks with the following three (3) laps, excluding the Kingstown loop, being approx. 10km each, with the finish on Heritage Common. The Half Marathon has an initial lap of 11.1km lap towards Kingstown Barrack and then rejoins the course proper. The 5km event is an shortened version of the 10km and will see runners joining into the marathon course proper with around 2km to go. 

Charity Partner

Royal Flying Doctor logo


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Sunwise logo
Maxiblock logo
Mizuno logo

Entrance Fees

Member U18$0.00
Non-member U18$0.00
Member U18$15.00
Non-member U18$25.00
Member U18$20.00
Non-member U18$30.00
Member U18$45.00
Non-member U18$55.00

Race Director

Raymond Lampard