FAQ’s

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the Mudgee Running Festival.

If you have a question not covered here or on our main website, please feel free to drop us a line on Facebook, or by email to enquiries@mudgeerunningfestival.com.au and we’ll be happy to help.

Online registrations will open early 2021 and be available until 7pm the Thursday before race day. Last minute registrations will open the day before race day between 2pm and 5pm (slightly higher entries fees apply for registrations taken in person, so save yourself a little coin and register in advance).

No, registrations will not be available on race day, so please ensure you register online or on Saturday afternoon.

Race kit pickup is at our Race Headquarters, in the middle of Lawson Park, Mudgee. We encourage everyone to pick up their race kits on Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm.
If you can’t make it on Saturday, can certainly collect race kits on Sunday (please arrive at least 20mins before the start of your race).

It certainly is – as long as you register online before 1 August 2021. When registering there will be a field for you to add to your bib – you can add your real name or be as creative as you like! Make us smile when we read your bib. 😊

The weather is generally cold at the start of the race with early frosts or fogs at this time of the winter season. However, by the mid-morning, the temperature can be quite warm. The average morning temperature is around 1 degree Celsius with a maximum of 16 but can reach the mid 20’s which means a warm finish. Rain or light showers may also be encountered. Competitors need to ensure that they are prepared for the conditions of the day and should consider wearing gloves, beanies, spray jackets and leg or arm warmers if cold, wet conditions are forecast. Discarded items can be left at any drink station. All clothing will be taken back to Race HQ.

Competitors in the half and full marathons must be at least 18 years old to enter.

There are two special needs aid stations for the marathon. These are at the fourth station (14.2km), on the way down the hill or on the way back. The next is at the ninth station (32.8km).
For the half marathon, it will be at the third drink station. Please mark all special needs items clearly with your race number and which station it is to be at. These are to be handed in at the special needs tent before race start.

Marathon: 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 Road and Craigmoor Road, which is at approximately the 32.8 km mark. Competitors will not be allowed to complete the course if they have not reached this drink station by 11am (4hours after race start).

Half Marathon: The cut off time for the half marathon is 3 hours.

No substitutions or transfer of entries will be allowed. If any runners are caught substituting for another, they will be immediately disqualified from the race.

iPods/music players/headphones are not allowed for safety reasons. The course is on open roads, and it is important competitors can hear the traffic and instructions.

Certainly – we love to see families joining us! We just ask that you start at the back of the racing pack to allow faster racers to run unimpeded and that you take care to avoid other runners on the course.

Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, bikes will not be allowed on the course during the races.

The best place to get all the latest information is on our Facebook page – follow-us if you haven’t already. If something isn’t covered anywhere else, email us at enquiries@mudgeerunningfestival.com.au. A full race briefing will be sent out one week before race day.

Firstly… welcome! Mudgee has a lot of different accommodation to suit all budgets – the first place to look would be our local Mudgee Region Tourist Information Centre – www.mudgeeregion.com.au
Download the Mudgee Magazine to plan your weekend. If you’re planning to sample some of our finest wines, we recommend Lowe Wines and Pieter Van Gents.

All finishers will receive a Mudgee Running Festival commemorative 20th Anniversary finisher’s medal to celebrate their achievement (and our birthday). You will also be able to download and print a certificate with your race time soon after the race, to prove how awesome you are to family and friends.

Your race kit will contain a disposable timing chip incorporated into the bib number. Please ensure the following to receive an accurate time.

  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.).

Yes, all competitors and supporters can purchase one of our fabulous shirts. We’re currently working on the design and will share a pic and sizes ASAP. The cut-off date for ordering the shirts is 30 June 2021. We’ll share the design as soon as it is finalised (approx April 2021). 

The compulsory race briefing for each race will occur at:

6:45am for the Marathon and Half-marathon races
7.45am for the 10km Race
10:45am for the Fun Run.

Competitors should arrive with plenty of time to attend these briefings. While we recommend you collect your race kit on the Saturday afternoon, if you find you need to collect it on race morning, ensure you leave plenty of time to make your race briefing.

Competitors must be at least 10 years old on race day to compete in our 10km event. There is no minimum age for our 5km Fun Run / Walk (prams are welcome!). You don’t have to pay for children in prams unless of course, they would like their own bib and medal.

Marathon: There will be 12 drink stations along the course, all providing water, lollies, vaseline & toilet paper. Electrolyte and Special Needs will be available on the marathon course at the fifth station (cnr Lowes Peak Rd & St Fillans Road – just after the halfway point). There will be more electrolyte and Special Needs pickup at the ninth (cnr Eurungere Rd & Craigmor Rd at 32.8km).

Half Marathon: There will be six drink stations along the course, all providing water, lollies, vaseline & toilet paper. There will also be electrolyte and Special Needs pickup at the 11km mark (cnr Eurungere Rd & Craigmor Rd).

The approximate profiles are as follows:

Half Marathon Elevation/ Profile Courtesy of MapMyRun.com. The Mudgee Triathlon Club takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/123625863

Marathon Elevation/ Profile Courtesy of MapMyRun.com. The Mudgee Triathlon Club takes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/123615469

There are toilet facilities in Lawson Park. Toilets and showers will also be available in the swimming pool complex – less than 200meters from Race HQ. There will be one port-a-loo on the course. Toilet paper will be provided at the drink stations if required.

Withdraw before July 26 to get 75% of your entry fee returned. Withdraw by August 9, and we will be able to refund 50% of your entry fee. No refunds will be issued after August 9.

Transfer of your entry between the different length races is possible by emailing enquiries@mudgeerunningfestival.com.au. Extra charges will apply to upgrade to longer races. Refunds for changes to shorter races are possible before July 20, at the discretion of the race committee.

Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, animals will not be allowed on the course during the races.

There is limited off street parking in the Mudgee Olympic Swimming Pool car park off Short St. There is also ample parking in Short Street and the near-by side streets. There are no parking time restrictions in these streets. Please do not park on the islands between the roads – we want you to leave our event with a big smile on your face – not a parking ticket.

Results for all races back to 2013 can be found here.

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