Geelong half marathon

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Event Details

The 2025 Geelong Half Marathon will be held in April 2025.

The annual Geelong Half Marathon takes place on a fast, scenic course around the beautiful Barwon river in Geelong.

As well as being the Geelong Cross Country Club’s annual fundraiser, entry fees will help raise funds for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre at Geelong’s University Hospital.
  • Geelong Half Marathon 21.1 km
  • 5 km Run

The Geelong Half Marathon is run along the beautiful Barwon River, from Belmont, to Breakwater and then up to Fyansford and back to Belmont.

Please see the 21.1km course map further down the page.

The 5 km runners cover the first 2 km of the Half Marathon course and then proceed upstream beside the Barwon River before turning back and running downstream and through to the finish line. View the 5 km Run course map.

The Geelong Half Marathon and the 5 km Run both start and finish near the Belmont Park Pavilion, 162 Barrabool Road (under the James Harrison Bridge, on the south side of Barwon River, in Belmont, Geelong).

Geelong Half Marathon 7.30 am

5 km Run 8.00 am

Our timing system will record your exact start time along with your finishing time.

Participants are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before they start, to ensure there is plenty of time to get organised and warm up.

Our friends at Fernwood, Waurn Ponds, will be hosting the pre-run warm-up, at 7.20 am.

There will be a designated bag storage area near the start line on event day. Ensure your belongings are in a closed bag that is clearly marked with your event number; you can use the tear-off strip from your event bib.

While we will look after your property, we cannot guarantee its security and recommend that you do not leave valuables (such as wallets, purses, phones, keys etc) in your bag.

Drink stations will be located as follows:

Geelong Half Marathon
5.1 km:             Open until 40 mins after start time ie 8:10 am
9.1 km:             1 hr 10 mins 8:40 am
12.3 km:           1 hr 35 mins 9:05 am
14.0 km:           1 hr 50 mins 9:20 am
16.5 km:           2 hrs 10 mins 9:40 am
19.0 km:           2 hrs 30 mins 10:00 am

Finish:              3 hrs 10:30 am

5 Km Run
Finish:             10:30 am

Water will be provided in cups. Our water cups are fully recyclable. Please drop these near the designated bins just after each drink station.

Participants are welcome to continue after these times but will not have drink station support.

The finishing arch and race timing will close at 10.30 am, 3 hrs after the Geelong Half Marathon start time.

All finishers of the Geelong Half Marathon will receive a medal and refreshments.

All finishers of the 5 km Run will receive a drink bottle and refreshments.

Geelong Half Marathon

Prizes are awarded for male and female in each category.

  • Fastest male and fastest female (irrespective of age group): 1st $400 plus sash; (each will also win their age group 1st prize); 2nd $200 (plus age group 1st prize if first for their age group); 3rd $100 (plus age group 1st prize if first for their age group).
  • Under 20 years: 1st $120
  • 20 – 39 years: 1st $120
  • 40 – 49 years: 1st $120
  • 50 – 59 years: 1st $120
  • 60 years and over: 1st $120
  • Bonus if the course record is broken: $200.
    The current course records are (male) Abere Kassw, 64 mins 33 secs, set on 8th April 2018, and (female) Ellie Pashley, 73 mins 4 secs, set on 7th April 2024.
  • All placings are based on net times.

Ages are as of Geelong Half Marathon day.

5 km Run

  • First male and female $100
  • 2nd male and female $60
  • 3rd male and female $40



geelong half marathon Course Map

The Geelong Half Marathon is run along the beautiful Barwon River, from Belmont, to Breakwater and then up to Fyansford and back to Belmont.


Access all the frequently asked questions for the Geelong Half Marathon here.

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