Now’s the time to test yourself over the Half Marathon distance!
This course is an ideal lead up to those training for the full distance at Melbourne Marathon or those who have accepted the challenge of stepping up to a longer distance.

Our Half Marathon course is one full lap and one half lap of the Marathon Course. It is essentially flat, scenic and there are plenty of spots where your supporters, friends and family can gather to cheer you on.

Thanks to our sponsors Visit Shepparton.


DateSunday 25 August 2019
Distance21.0975 kms AIMS certified
Pre race briefing7:50 AM at the start line
Start Time8:00 AM
Cut Off TimeNo official cut off time. Recommended completion time under 4 hours
Field LimitN/A
Start LineWyndham Street, (adjacent to the Quality Hotel Park Lake)
Finish LineEvent Venue, Victoria Park Lake
Age Limit16 years or older on race day
Online Registration Cut OffWednesday 21 August, 2019 at midnight
Late Minute Registrations Thursday 22 August, to Saturday 24 August at 3pm


Sign up early to secure the best pricing.

Goal-setter sale$60 1 March, 7am3 March, midnight
Early Bird$704 March14 April, midnight
Regular Entry$7515 April24 July, midnight
Late Entry$8025 July18 August, midnight
Last Minute$9019 August24 August, 3pm

*Registration service fee included in entry fee.
*Credit charges of 2.5% not included in entry fee.
*Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time.


  • Race Entry
  • Race Bib with timing chip
  • Safety pins
  • Race Information Booklet
  • On course hydration and nutrition
  • Optional post-run massage
  • Finishers medal
  • Recovery drinks (juice and water) and fruit

Optional purchase

  • Race bib mailed prior to race day $5 (select this option when entering, no race bibs mailed after 31 July)
  • Race souvenir t-shirt available to purchase through the registration system and collected on race weekend
  • Food and drinks available at the event venue on race day

Entry Fee information

  • The Goal-setter sale entry is non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged
  • No on day race entries accepted
  • A more detailed refund policy and race waiver is available here


  1. Start on Wyndham Street, adjacent to the Quality Hotel Parklake
  2. Head south towards the railway line and then turn right, before the railway line, following Fitzjohn Street
  3. After approximately 1.2km’s you will be directed left onto the sealed pathway heading south where you will run amongst the Red Gums following the Goulburn River
  4. The sealed pathway will take you past the Goulburn and Broken River junction and under the rail bridge
  5. Continue along the path, enjoy the natural surroundings that lead you under the Wyndham Street bridge to Jackson Park
  6. At Jackson Park you will find an aid station and the turnaround point just beyond
  7. Turn and follow the path back to the junction at Fitzjohn Street
  8. Head north along Tom Collins Drive
  9. A marshal will direct you left, run over the suspension bridge following the path you will head west to the river flats
  10. Follow the path through the Red Gum National Park, turn right at the T-intersection and head up onto the Peter Ross Edwards Causeway
  11. After sweeping right and running over Dainton’s Bridge, turn sharp right to loop under the bridge
  12. Follow the path until you rise up the river bank and continue towards the Princess Park levee bank, here you will pass an aid station
  13. Once you’ve complete the levee bank loop, continue along The Boulevard for 100 metres before reaching the northern turn around point
  14. Turn and head back along the same course back to the suspension bridge
  15. You will be directed back towards Victoria Park Lake and left around the lake edge towards the event venue
  16. You will commence your second lap by running South along the East side of the lake
  17. At the South end of the lake you will turn left and head back to the Fitzjohn Street junction and follow the river once more
  18. Complete the turnaround point at Jackson Park
  19. Head back towards the Fitzjohn Street junction and run north along Tom Collins Drive
  20. As you approach Aquamoves a marshal will direct you to turn right where you re-join the Victoria Park Lake path
  21. As you run between Aquamoves and the lake the finish line will be in your sight


Aid Stations will be set up on course at regular intervals and will offer water, energy drink & lollies. Basic First Aid supplies will be available at all aid stations on course

  1. Lincoln Drive – aid station
  2. Broken River Drive, Jackson Park – aid station and toilet
  3. Tom Collins Drive, Footbridge – aid station and toilet
  4. Marungi Street, rear of Council building – aid station and toilet
  5. Event Venue, new lap point – aid station and toilet
  6. Eastern side of Victoria Park Lake – public toilets near BBQ area on 2nd & 3rd lap
  7. North End of Victoria Park Lake – public toilet access on 2nd & 3rd lap


The Personal Drinks service is available to competitors in the full marathon only


Male and Female age categories available for selection are:

  • 16 - 29

  • 30 - 45

  • 46 - 59

  • 60 +

Minimum age is 16 years on race day

All male and female Age Category winners will receive a certificate recognising their achievement


For Elite Athlete assistance contact the Event Manager –

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Photos courtesy of Shepparton News and Trew Bella Photography