Please note that this Race Day Info is to be used as a guide until COVID Safe Management plans are approved.


Each race entrant must collect their own registration pack prior to the race. The pack contains your race bib with timing chip attached, that you must wear throughout the entire race.

Those in a relay team will need to come to registration area as a team to collect your Relay Team race pack.

Please remember to bring along your photo ID and E-Ticket in order to collect your registration pack. 

Junior runners, please come along with your parent or guardian.

Registration will be located in the Event Village and opening times of when you can collect your race pack will be published closer to race day.

Start and Finish Line

The start and finish line zones are located in Eric Creary Park on the north side of the Shellharbour Surf Lifesaving Club,

115 Junction Road, Shellharbour.


The change over point for the 2 person for the Harbour Half Marathon is located adjacent to the finish line. There is no need to drop off your team runners out on course, the change over point is located near the finish line in the Event Village.

There will be a designated relay team area marked out so that you can meet your team mates for the change over. Timing mats will also be there to record your times. 

Course Distances

The signature event is the Harbour Half, 21.2km which is a 2 lap course. Its open to individual and 2 person relay teams. The lap turn is located close to the finish line so its easy for spectators to access.

The 10km course is a 1 lap distance for individuals.

The 5km fun run is 1 lap distance and open to all ages. We recommend that children under 8 with limited running experience run with an adult. Children in Prams/joggers are welcome but must be registered individually along with an adult. Each participant must be wearing a race bib. 

No pets, bicycles, scooters, hand cycles, skateboards or roller blades are permitted in any group due to safety concerns. The event takes place on a public footpath and roads therefore participants are required to follow the approved course, follow directions from traffic controllers and volunteers and respect all other users on the path including observing all normal traffic rules.


Toilets are located at the Start and finish zone at the Event Village.


On the run course public toilets are located at

km1 - Eric Creary Park North

km4 - Warilla Surf Club

km4.5 Reddell Reserve

km5 - Reddell Reserve Kiosk

Remember the course is out and back.  

Drink Stations

There are drink stations approx every 2.5km on each course.


5km Race - km2

10km race - km2, km4, km6, km8

21.1km race - km2, km4, km6, km8, km12, km14, km17, km19.

There is also hydration at the finish zone. The drink stations will supply water and energy drink.


There will be medical staff at the start and finish zones located in the Event Village. There will also be medical staff roaming around the run course.

Bag Drop

There will be a baggage storage area located in the Event Village. Personal belongings must be in your own supplied bag and identified with your race bib number tag.


Numbered tags will be supplied at the baggage storage area. 

Event Organisers accepts no responsibility for loss or damages to these belongings.


All requests must be received via email and can be made at via info@runshellharbour.com.au.

Please observe the refund guidelines below:

  • More than 8 weeks before the event, 75% of entry will be refunded.

  • More than 4 weeks to 7 weeks before the event, 50% of entry will be refunded.

  • 4 weeks prior, unfortunately no entry fee is refundable.

  • No refunds are allowed on the day of the event.

  • Distance transfers: If you would like to transfer to a shorter distance then no refund is given for the difference in entry fees.

If you would like to upgrade to a longer distance, the price difference plus processing fees is payable.

It is not possible to transfer your entry to another participant including the team and relay categories. 

We are sorry but we are unable to offer for credits to transfer to other participants.

Timing & Results

The event will be professionally timed. Each participants race bib will have a built in timing chip. Race bibs can be collected at Registration opening times at the Event Village.

Race results will be available online post event. 

Each participant will have access to a downloadable event completion certificate.


Volunteers will be located on the run course to cheer you along and provide directions. 

We are looking for volunteers to be course marshals and in the Event Village for registration and the finish line.

Please send an email to info@runshellharbour.com.au or register via our Volunteer page.

Finisher Medals

Unique finisher medals will be awarded to all entrants who complete the 10km and 21.1km distances. 5km finishers will receive a medallion.

The finisher medals are collected as you cross the finish line. 

There will be 1st,2nd,3rd place medals awarded in each age category for 5km,10km,21.1km races. These will be presented at the Presentation.

Random barrel draw with some fantastic prizes from local businesses will also be drawn at the presentation. The presentation will be held in the Event Village.

Personal Music Devices

Personal Music devices are strongly discouraged to be worn during the race for your own safety and the safety of others.
If doing so the volume should be at a level that you are able to listen to directions from staff, volunteers, and traffic controllers. The event takes place on a public footpath so the crossing of paths and roads needs to be done safely.


We encourage spectators to line the course to cheer on your friends and family especially around the finish zone.

Remember if you have not registered and do not have a race bib you cannot participate in the event. 


Event Location: 115 Junction Road, Shellharbour
Eric Creary Park, North Side of Shellharbour Surf Club

Detailed parking details will be available closer to the race date.

The area is busy on Sunday mornings with Surf Club Nippers and local Cricket in the area. Please plan ahead and respect the local sport clubs and residents.

We are encouraging walking and biking to the event if you live locally. 

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