FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • REGISTRATION CHANGES / CANCELLATION

    REGISTRATION CHANGES / CANCELLATION

    REGISTRATION TRANSFER TO ANOTHER EVENT

    You may change your registration to another event at no additional charge up until one month prior to the event. Simply click on the UPDATE DETAILS link on the website to log into your Active account to make the change.

    Registration changes to a higher distance the participant will be charge the difference in price at the time of the change. This is an automated process through the Active.

    Registration changes to a lower distance the participant will be refunded the difference in price as at the time of the change. This is automated process through the Active system.

     

    REGISTRATION TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT

    Registrations are not transferable to another participant.

     

    REGISTRATION TRANSFER TO ANOTHER YEAR

    Registrations are not transferable to the following years event.

     

    CANCELLING REGISTRATION

    A FULL REFUND is offered for all registrations cancelled no later than 30 days prior to race day. Please email infopdem.comau to submit cancellation request.

    Cancellations made 29 days or less to race day will not receive a refund.

  • COURSES

    COURSES

    COURSE MAPS

    All of the course maps are located on each individual event page and are loaded in both a downloadable PDF as well as an online version through MapMyRun.com.au. The online version offers elevation, distance markers and showcases the variation in terrain. The downloadable PDF showcases drink stations and on course toilets.

    *It is advisable that participants registered for the 42.195km Steve Moneghetti Marathon pay special attention to the online version and train specifically for the elevation points elevated. This is a predominantly trail course with a steep incline at the 12.5km point.

     

    COURSE SURFACE / TERRAIN

    All events start on the compact sands of Four Mile Beach. There is soft sand encountered as the course moves off the beach towards the concrete / asphalt surface surrounding the town area however the variation in course surface differs from event to event. An estimate of course surface for each event is:

    • Marathon: beach, road, trail, hills, gravel, grass - uneven terrain at footfall approx 80% of race
    • Half Marathon: beach, road, flat trail, grass - uneven terrain at footfall 20% of race
    • 10km: beach, road, grass - uneven terrain 20% of race (grass)
    • 5km: beach, road - even terrain 50m exiting the beach only
    • 2.3km: beach, road - even terrain 50m exiting the beach only
  • Drink Stations & Toilets

    Drink Stations & Toilets

    HYDRATION ON COURSE

    Drink stations are located approximately 2km along the course and holds both water in paper cups & Endura Race Fuel.

    Pre-race hydration is vital to a successful and enjoyable event in the tropics. It is strongly advisable that participants hydrate with electrolytes, water and magnesium 2 - 3 days prior to race day and avoid diruetic beverages (coffee, alcohol, energy drinks).

    Hydration packs are encouraged (but not compulsory) to be worn by 42.195km Steve Moneghetti Marathon participants purely to maintain hydration on the long course due to humidity.

     

    RACE DAY ELECTROLYTES

    Endura Sports Fuel will be provided at each of the drink stations. It is always advisable that participants train with the same fuel as race day, however this is not compulsory.

     

    TOILETS

    Race Precinct: The Port Douglas Esplanade has toilets at three locations:

    1. The Lifesaving Club (behind the Surf Club & Bistro) has 8 toilets and 2 showers
    2. The Port Douglas Surf Club & Bistro has 6 toilets and 2 showers
    3. Public Toilets next to the Surf Club & Bistro has 4 toilets and 2 outdoor showers

    On Course: There are toilets located approximately every 5km (excluding The Bump Track & Black Mountain for the marathon) and are a combination of Public Toilets and Portaloos. For more information on the location of toilets please refer to the downloadable PDF maps on each event page.

  • Race Day Information

    Race Day Information

    RACE KIT COLLECTION

    *Participants can collect race kits on behalf of other runners, simply provide their registration confirmation.

    CAIRNS: Monday 16th October on the Cairns Esplanade, Cnr of The Esplanade & Smith St. 3:30pm - 6:30pm.

    PORT DOUGLAS: Saturday 21st October on the Port Douglas Esplanade from 9:00am - 5:00pm

    RACE DAY: For emergencies only or last minute registrations only with pick up  a minimum of 1 hour prior to race brief.

    Race Kits Include: Race bib and allocated (42km & 21km) or pre-purchased singlet / visor.

     

    START TIMES

    It is advised that participants arrive a minimum of 45mins prior to race start to ensure adequate time is allowed to walk from parking location, pre-race toilet stops and race briefing.

    • Marathon Start 5:30am - Briefing 5:00am
    • Half Marathon Start 6:30am - Briefing 6:05am
    • 10km Start 6:00am - Briefing 5:30am
    • 5km Start 8:00am - Briefing 7:45am
    • 2.3km Start 8:30am - Briefing 8:20am

     

    CUT-OFF TIMES

    While walking & running is permitted in all events, there are cut-off times to ensure the maximum safety for participants & volunteers. There will be a sweeper bike for all events that will remain with the final competitor.

    • Marathon - 7.5 hrs
    • Half Marathon - 3.5hrs
    • 10km -  2hrs
    • 5km - 1.5hrs
    • 2.3km - no cut off

     

    ST JOHNS MEDICAL

    A team of highly qualified doctors and nurses make up the St Johns First Aid team and are on course, at the finish line and on the Esplanade to assist runners injured or in distress due to illness. 

    If you have a pre-existing medical condition please ensure this is recorded in your registration. If you have a pre-existing heart condition you must email a copy of a doctors certificate to say you are in good health to compete. These must be sent to infopdem.comau with the subject Medical Certificate.

     

    PARKING

    Parking is available at Reynolds Park on the corner of Davidson Street & Blake Street in Port Douglas. Overflow parking is located at the Port Douglas Sports & Recreation Centre and the Community Centre on Mowbray Street.

     

    BAG DROP

    Bags may be left at the Registration / Information Stand with the volunteer staff at own risk. Bib numbered tags will be attached to identify the bag. Please do not leave valuables in bags. PDEM & Volunteers take no responsibility for loss or damage to personal items left in the bags. All bags must be collected by 12:30pm on race day.