Event Details

Perth Marathon & Relay
42.195km and Relay

Date: June 11th, 2017
Start: WAMC Club Rooms
Finish: WAMC Club Rooms
42.2km Start Time: 7.30am
Relay Start Time: 8.00am

This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to Canteen. Our aim is to promote the sport of distance running.  Participants have the option of the full Marathon or the Relay. The Relay option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 42.195km is too far. Results will be available on the day from the BlueChip Timing’s and WAMC website.

Evan Kolbe

WA Marathon Club 9472 4833
E: wamc@wamc.org.au

Adult: WAMC member $95.00, non-member $110.00
(Minimum age for entrants is 18 years)

Teams of 2 to 4 – $120.00

The Relay change Points are as follows;

  • 1st leg – WAMC Clubrooms to Queens St, South Perth relay exchange -5km
  • 2nd leg – Queens St, South Perth relay exchange to Marathon turn and back to Queens St, South Perth relay exchange- 11km
  • 3rd leg – Queens St, South Perth relay exchange via WAMC Clubrooms back to Queens St, South Perth relay exchange – 10km
  • 4th leg – Queens St, South Perth relay exchange to Marathon turn then all the way back to WAMC Clubrooms – 16km

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 $5.00 SURCHARGE TO HAVE ANOTHER RACE BIB ISSUED.

WAMC events are generally conducted under IAAF rules and due to some recent incidents two rules in particular need to be highlighted. First, participants must only take drinks from the nominated drink station locations. Second, 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.


Aid Station as per map below  

Aid stations will be on average every 2.5km along the course, at each station there will be water, Shotz re hydration drink and the option to have your own drinks available for collection.


The awards presentations will start at 1pm, this will include the lucky prizes draws. You must be present to be in the running for the lucky prize draw. 


Equal awards to be given to both Male & Female.

1st Prize : $2000.00

2nd Prize: $1000.00

3rd Prize: $500.00

4th Prize: $250.00

5th Prize: $150.00 2XU Voucher


You will need to collect your race bib prior to running, you will be able to do this between 10am-4pm at the Perth Marathon Expo on Saturday 11th June at the Burswood Water Sports Complex, 1 Camfield Drive, Burswood or on Sunday morning prior to the race at the same location. 

There will be NO bib collection available prior to this time.

• The race organisers recommend that the marathon be attempted only after a period of regular running, culminated by about three months of training directed towards the marathon. This should include some long distances and perhaps some shorter races.

• Prior to the day ensure you are adequately hydrated (your urine should by clear). On the day of the race, continue to take on fluids before, during and after the race. Weigh yourself before a long training run and then again after, the difference in weight is the amount of fluid you have lost (1kg = 1 litre). This helps to determine how much you need to drink during the event.

• Do not wear new shoes or clothes, as they will tend to cause blisters and chaffing.

• If you have been unwell in the 48 hours prior to the event or if you are recovering from a viral infection, do not attempt to run. You must retire if you feel distressed, disorientated, or are asked to do so by an official.

• The race organisers recommend you seek medical advice to ensure that you are fit to compete in any such event and that this advice is obtained regularly and with the specific demands of the event in mind. If you answer YES to any of the following questions we strongly suggest that you seek medical approval prior to running the marathon:

1. Do you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma?
2. Do you smoke?
3. Are you 15% over your ideal weight for height?
4. Have you been running for less than 1 year and are aged 35 years or over? The race organisers can provide a list of doctors who are able to confirm the participant’s fitness to compete in the event.

Entrants must not take pets on the run. Skateboards, roller-skates/rollerblades or similar devices, are strictly forbidden due to the risk of injury to participants. Be aware we may not have exclusive use of some of the shared paths. All runners will assemble in the advised start area by foot and obey Police and Officials’ directions whilst awaiting the official start.

To ensure your safety and that of everyone else in the race, the use of headphones or any musical device is strongly discouraged. Any use of headphones is a safety hazard since such use may compromise a participant’s ability to hear critical safety and/or directional instructions, especially instructions that may arise in an emergency situation.

There are no prizes for running prams and we request all those pushing running prams not to be competitive, start from the rear and enjoy the experience. Pushing through runners could lead to injuries.

Dehydration can be potentially lethal, particularly if you overextend yourself in hot and/or humid conditions. However, your body can still overheat even if climatic conditions are only moderate. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to the event and drink early in the event before you become thirsty. Stop to walk or at least slow down at drink stations to allow adequate rehydration. DO NOT compete if you have had diarrhoea within 48 hours prior to the event or are suffering from a viral infection or even feeling unwell.

REMEMBER to also drink plenty of water after the event. If you feel distressed, disorientated, dizzy, or excessively tired, SLOW down or rest for a while. If you do not improve WITHDRAW.

Course Map

Perth Marathon & Relay 42.195km and Relay

Pacers for Perth Marathon

As in previous years there will be Pacers associated through runners within WA Marathon Club

3 hours

3 hours 30 minutes – Paced by Steve Monaghetti

4 hours

4 hours 30 minutes