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 APEX Earthworks for their community support and presenting this race.


DateSunday 22 August 2021
Pre race briefing7:20 AM at the start line
Start Time7:30 AM
Cut Off TimeNo official cut off time. Recommended completion time under 4 hours
Field LimitN/A
Start LineTom Collins Drive, (adjacent to the Tennis Courts)
Finish LineEvent Venue, Victoria Park Lake
Age Limit16 years or older on race day
Online Registration Cut OffFriday 20 August, 2020 at 8pm
Late Minute Registrations On site Saturday 21 August, at 5pm


Sign up early to secure the best pricing.

Goal-setter sale$75 1 May, 8am4 May, midnight
Early Bird$855 May23 May, midnight
Regular Entry$9524 May7 August, midnight
Late Entry$1058 August14 August, midnight
Last Minute$11515 August20 August, 8pm

*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 15 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, however it can be transferred to another participant until 31 July with difference in entry payable
  • No on day race entries accepted
  • A more detailed refund policy and race waiver is available here

COURSE DESCRIPTION – 2 loop course


  1. Start on Tom Collins Drive

  2. Head south towards the caravan park and continue straight

  3. After approximately about 1.1km’s you will be directed right 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, continue straight

  7. continue past the bridge to Kialla Lakes and head toward ASrcher Street, where you will be directed to turn around
  8. Follow the path back to the junction at the caravan park

  9. Just past the gate to the caravan park, you will be directed to turn right and head along the eastern side of Victoria Park Lake

  10. Continue past the new SAM building where you will pass another aid station and continue to head north to the turn around point at the table tennis table.

  11. You will commence your second lap by running South along the east side of the lake

  12. At the South end of the lake you will turn left and head back to the caravan park junction and follow the river once more to the turn around point at Archer Street

  13. Head back towards the event village via the same route and turn left after the table tennis table and finish in the 21.1 km finish chute!

COURSE MAP – NEW 2021 COURSE (2 loop course)


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. The Boulevard (Near Una Cody Playground) – aid station and toilet
  2. Event Venue, new lap point – aid station and toilet
  3. Western side of Victoria Park Lake near the All Abilities Playground
  4. Eastern side of Victoria Park Lake – public toilets near BBQ area on 2nd lap
  5. South End of Victoria Park Lake – public toilet access on 2nd lap


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


Male and Female age categories available for selection are:

To be updated shortly

  • 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 – info@sheppartonrunningfestival.com.au

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Photos courtesy of Shepparton News and Trew Bella Photography