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Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

A. Transfers to another person will be available.

Details on how to transfer to another person can be found here

Q. Can I transfer my distance?

A. Transfers of distance will be subject to the availability of races.

Details on how to transfer to another distance can be found here

Q. Will there be bag storage?

A. The event bag storage and information tent are in the Event Precinct and open from 5am on race day. Please attach your personal bag tag found on your race bib (it's a perforated tear off along the bottom) to your bag for easy identification. Please do not leave any valuables in your bags.

Q. Will there be pace runners?

A. Yes. Pacer information can be found here.

Q. Are personal drinks allowed on course?

A. All marathon participants will have the opportunity to access their own personal ‘special needs drinks’ at the aid station closest to the event precinct.  This will be at the 10.5km, 21km & 31.5km points.  Although not compulsory, we invite you to utilise this service.  If you wish to have your own personal drinks placed on course by our team, please clearly mark and place in the special need boxes at bib collection no later than 2pm on Saturday 13 July 2024.

Q. Can I run with a pram?

A. Yes - you are welcome to run with a pram in any of the distances, however we please ask out of courtesy to other runners to please start at the back.

Q. Can I run with headphones?

A. Running with headphones is not recommended, however we do allow the use of these while participating. If you choose to wear headphones, please ensure the volume is at a reasonable level so that you are able to hear instruction from course officials. Please keep to the left when possible, to allow for faster runners to pass easily. Failure to follow instruction on course will result in automatic disqualification.

Q. When can I collect my bib and merchandise?

A. Please find all bib and merchandise collection information here.

Q. Will you post out my race bib?

Your race Bib can be mailed to you. Just select the “Bib Postage” option during Registration.

If you forgot to choose that option you still can via the MyActive web portal. The steps are:

  1. Log in to you Active account here.
  2. Find our event and select Purchase Merchandise.
  3. You will be able to add Bib Postage to your entry. The fee to mail out your Bib is $15 plus a small processing fee.

You will receive your Bib in the mail on or before Thursday 11 July If you have not received your bib by this date please come to see us at the Transfer Desk at Registration on Saturday 13 July 2023

Please note Bib postage is offered up until midnight Monday 3 June, 2024. After that time we cannot offer to post your Bib to you and you must collect your Bib. It must be collected on Saturday 13 July 2023 from the Registration Desk at the Race Precinct 

Q. Do I need to enter if I am running with my child?

A. Yes all persons participating need to register.  If you are already entered in an alternative distance and would like to accompany your child you do not need to enter again.  Please leave your bib on and run in the shorter distance.  You will only receive the time for the event you are entered in.

Q. Can I walk my event?

A. Yes you are welcome to walk the 10km, 5km and 2km events, but please be mindful that roads will reopen at 12:00pm, with interim checkpoints and all participants must be finished by then.   We encourage you to choose a distance you know you will be able to complete by 12:00pm.

Q. What date determines the competitor's age category?

A. The age group determination is taken from the competitor's age on race day.

Q. How do I enter a team?

A: Teams are a great addition to the Cairns Marathon. It's a great opportunity for family, friends or work colleagues to come together and work towards a common fitness goal. Team members don't have to run the same distance. Please click here for instructions on how to register your team.

Q. We are a team, can we put up our team tent?

A. You absolutely can, but you must contact us to be allocated a space number. See more details here.

Q. Where are the best places to park for the event?

A. On street parking if free all day Sunday; and on public holidays. There is no time limit during these times, however regulations regarding using disability bays, loading zones, bus zones and taxi zones are still enforced.

Q. I am a companion for a person with a disability who has already entered to participate in this event and would like to accompany them on the course. How do I register?

A. You can apply here for a companion entry.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. Dogs are allowed in the event precinct on a leash. Dogs are NOT allowed on course.  You must pick up any dog droppings.

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