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Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

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Join in this fun run and run in one of several races
This year's Blacktown Running Festival marks the 14th year in partnership with Westlink M7. At this event, there is a race for everyone ranging from professional athletes to families, and even children who are trying this.

This marathon will be run without any traffic. This circuit makes it one of the world's most unique ones. The marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km events will all take place on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway and IAAF/AIMS Certified Accurate and member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).

Online registrations will close at 5.00 pm on Saturday 27th July 2019 and the actual event is on 28th July. The official address is Blacktown International Sportspark Sydney, Eastern Rd, Rooty Hill.

On the actual day, the registrations will be open from 6.00 am at the late registrations tent at the event. Registrations will only be accepted for the 10 km fun run, 5km fun run and the children's marathon. You can register at this link.

Race day entry
Only for the 10km, 5km and 2km children's marathon. No late entry fee.

Start times and location
Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill Athletics Facility.

6:45 am Start of Marathon
7:15 am Start of Half Marathon
7:40 am Start of 10km Run
7:50 am Start of 5km Run
7:55 am Start of Kids Marathon 2km

Participants who enter up until 12 noon Wednesday 3rd July 2019 will have their race number posted from 12th July 2019. Entries received from after this time will have the choice of collecting the race number from Blacktown City Council (62 Flushcombe Road) Blacktown NSW after a date to be confirmed or on race day from 5:30 am onwards.

Those who finish their races will all receive a medallion, gift and certificate. There will also be discount vouchers you can use at various supporters and sponsors.


All races are an out and back course. The Westlink M7 Shared Pathway is a hilly sealed course having mostly asphalt and concrete surfaces. All entrants must keep to the left side at all times unless overtaking.

For more information as well as maps, click on this link.

Food and refreshments will be sold on the day within Blacktown International Sports Park.

42.195km marathon, 21.1km half marathon, 10km fun run, 5km fun run and 2km children's marathon.

Marathon and 10km
This will be run on the Southern Course on Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

Half Marathon and 5km
This one will be run on the Northern Course on Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

For further information go to this link.

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Why? For a running festival
When: 27th July 2019
Where: Rooty Hill
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