Event Details

Perth Running Festival 2019 – including the Perth Marathon
42.195km, 21.1 Half Marathon, 10km, 4km

Date: October 6th, 2019
Start: Optus Stadium
Finish: Optus Stadium
42.2km Start Time: 6:00am


This is your only chance to complete a marathon and cross the finish line inside Optus Stadium in 2019!

The West Australian Marathon Club has proudly partnered with the Perth Running Festival to bring you the unmissable running experience of 2019, starting and finishing at Optus Stadium.

The Perth Running Festival is a memorable event for runners of all ages, fitness levels and experience.

Marathon 42.2KM – SOLD OUT

The marathon course promises to be amazing for competitive distance runners or first time marathon runners looking for a challenge but also a memorable finish line experience inside Optus Stadium. The marathon course is possibly the most beautiful course in the world and should not be missed in 2019.

The start line is located on the northern side of Optus Stadium.
Inside Optus Stadium
18 years or older on race day
Saturday 5 October 2019 (unless sold out prior)

Your reasons to run in the 2019 Perth Running Festival:

  • Open to all ages, families, groups, and corporate teams.
  • Start and finish all in the same place – Optus Stadium.
  • Run onto the hallowed playing surface inside Optus Stadium.
  • Free public transport to the event for all participants.
  • 100% of fundraising supports the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Half-Marathon 21.1KM

Competition and dedicated runners can power on through the 21km half-marathon course. Also a fast and flat course, the half-marathon is picturesque and Ideal for competitive runners, groups and social runners.


For a step up in distance you can take on the 10km course. The course will be fast and flat and we are aiming for to become the fastest 10km ever run in Australia!  If you want to set a personal best and run onto Optus Stadium, then this is the course for you!


The 4km walk or run course is perfect for families, beginners, and community groups. A picturesque short course that includes the Swan River shorelines before finishing inside Optus Stadium.


  • 4km Distance: Adult (16+) $39 | Child $19
  • 10km Distance: Adult (16+) $45 | Child $24
  • Half Marathon Distance: Adult (16+) $85
  • 42km Marathon Distance: Adult (16+) $130 – WAMC Members receive 20% off registration

Don’t miss out – Register today at Perth Running Festival!


The Perth Running Festival Expo will be held at rebel Optus Stadium next to Gate D.

Expo Opening Hours
Thursday 3rd October 8am – 6pm
Friday 4th October 8am – 6pm
Saturday 5th October 9am – 5pm

Race Bib Collection
If you did not opt to have your race bib posted to you, you will need to attend the Expo to collect your race pack. Don’t forget to bring your e-ticket as identification. If you have misplaced your e-ticket, drop by our Expo Help Desk where we can help you get ready for race day.
Picking up on behalf of a friend or family member? Completely fine. Just bring a copy of their e-ticket along with you.
NOTE: There is no bib collection on race day.

Registration Changes
If you’ve already received your race bib in the mail, you’ll need to come to the Expo to transfer your registration, pay the difference if you are upgrading your race distance and swap your race bib.
Any race changes will need to be made in person at the Expo.

Last Minute Registrations
Online registrations close at 12:00pm WST Saturday 5 October, and in person at the Expo at 5:00pm WST on Saturday 5 October.
Anyone registering online will need to leave sufficient time to collect their race bibs from the Expo as there is no on day bib collection.

Course Map

Perth Running Festival 2019 – including the Perth Marathon 42.195km, 21.1 Half Marathon, 10km, 4km