Final Information

Hello Runners!

We can’t wait to see you this weekend for the 2017 Mudgee Running Festival!

The following is a message from the race director and any information contained in this email overrides any previous correspondence. 

Registration & Bib Collection  

Registration for all races opens at 2pm on Saturday the 19th of August at Lawson Park (race headquarters) and runs until 5pm. We encourage all available runners to come down and collect their race kits at this time. There will be a limited collection period for half and full marathon & 10km fun run participants from 6am on Sunday morning, and between 9.30am and 10.30am for 5km fun run participants. Please allow some extra time on Sunday morning if you need to pick up your kit. Unfortunately we cannot accept new entrants on race day.

Maps of the courses will be available to view on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and are available to view online. The course will also be discussed in detail during the race briefing. The race e-briefing can be found here for the half and full marathon and here for the 10km and Fun Run.

The race briefing for the Moolarben Marathon and the Lowe Wines & Pieter van Gent Half Marathon will take place at 6.40am in Lawson Park near the starting line at the corner of Church & Short Streets. The races will commence at 7am.

We would like to remind competitors that the cut off time for the half marathon is 3 hours and the total cut off time for the marathon is 5 & 1/2 hours (with a cut off time of 4 hours at the drink station on the corner of Eurunderee and Craigmoor Roads, which is at approximately the 32.8 km mark).

The race briefing for the Newcastle Permanent 10km Fun Run will commence immediately after the half & full briefings near the starting line at the corner of Church & Short Streets. The race will commence at 7.05am. Please note that while some race advertising may have stated a 7.15am start, we can confirm the actual start time will be 7.05am. Please listen carefully to the instructions of marshals and ensure you don’t move onto the road before being directed. Half and full marathon competitors will depart first, and 10km participants will then be directed onto the road for their start 5 minutes later.

The race briefing for the Wilpinjong 5km Fun Run/Walk will commence at 10.40am at the Lawson Park Rotunda. The race will commence at 11am from the Lawson Park Rotunda.

Please ensure you arrive in time for your race briefing as it contains important information for your race. Please remember that the wearing of earphones in any race is prohibited for safety reasons. We would also like to remind competitors not to park on the island in the middle of Short Street as parking tickets may be issued for non-compliance.

It looks like it will be a nice day on Sunday with a cool start, so make sure you dress appropriately for your run. Excess clothing can be left at any aid station along the way and will be returned to race central at the end of the race to collect.

Runners will have access to the toilet and shower facilities inside the Mudgee Pool Complex from 8.30am.

If you have any other questions regarding the race, head to our FAQs page
If you still have questions, feel free to shoot an email to or check out our Facebook page.

Please check out our sponsors and offer them your support where you can.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you have a fantastic race!