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 1 April and be available until 11pm Thursday 18 August. Unlike previous years, there will be NO in person registrations the Sat before. If you need help registering online please contact us and we will assist.

No, and for the first time, you wont be able to register the day before the event either. For 2022 we’re accepting online entries only.

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, you 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 2022. 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.

For the marathon, there are two special needs aid stations. One at the 14km mark, just after the Pieter van Gent Winery, and another at the 33km aid station, just after you turn off Henry Lawson Dr,
For the Half Marathon, there is one special needs aid station at the 12km point (same as the Marathon 33km aid station).
All special needs need to be clearly marked with your bib name, bib number and aid station. Please put your special needs in the correct basket on race morning.

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 (4 hours after race start).

Half Marathon: The cut off time for the half marathon is 4 hours.

Yes you can, as long as you do it before entries close on 18th August.
Email us at enquiries@mudgeerunningfestival.com.au if you wish to transfer your entry to someone you know. Before you email us, ask your contact to complete our regular online entry, but stop at the payment stage. Then email us and include the name and contact details of the new participant.

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.

You can change your bib name anytime before 31st July. Login to your existing registration here. You will be asked to provide a password or a 5 digit pin sent to your email registration address.
Then edit your Event Questions, update Question 1, and make sure you save your changes.

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 ($30) or singlets ($25). The cut-off date for ordering the shirts is 30 June 2022. 

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 13 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 Eurunderee Rd & Craigmor Rd at 32.8km).

Half Marathon: There will be seven 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 Eurunderee 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 200 meters from Race HQ. There will be one port-a-loo on the course. Toilet paper will be provided at the drink stations if required.

If you can’t make the race, let us know before the race so we can refund your entry fee (minus a $8.75 processing fee). We will refund any additional purchases or donations you made, but we are unable to refund the booking fees made by our payment merchant.
Complete the form here.

Yes! You can do this by logging in to your existing registration here. You will be asked to provide a password or a 5 digit PIN sent to your email registration address.
Once logged in, hit Edit (in the Race section), and then select Change to alter your race. You will have to pay an additional fee if you choose a longer event, however no cost will be incurred for choosing a shorter event.
If you initially entered the half or full marathon prior to 30th June, you will still receive an event t-shirt.

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.

If you need to change some of your registration details (email, phone, emergency contact details, bib name), you can login to your existing registration here. You will be asked to provide a password or a 5-digit PIN sent to your email registration address.
You cannot change your name nor DOB. If you wish to transfer your entry to someone else, see “Can I transfer my registration to someone else?”

Surely not for the third year in a row!?!? 

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