Brooks Half Marathon (Sold Out)

Course map for the Brooks Half Marathon


If you’re a seasoned runner or ready to achieve your longest run yet, this year’s Brooks Half Marathon is the flat and fast course you’ve been waiting for. Take in the sunrise as you make your way down Mounts Bay Road, enjoy the freeway views, and run through the tunnel without a car in sight. Lap up the crowd cheering you on as you cross the finish line and share the experience with like-minded runners for a great cause - you won’t regret it. Entries to the Brooks Half Marathon have sold out.

Starting point

Corner Hay St and William St

Finishing point

Gloucester Park, Perth WA

Start time

First wave at 6:45 am (subject to change)

Cut off times

8.15am - Hackett Drive Northbound (5.7km)
8.45am - Point Lewis Aid Station (8.8km)
10.30am - Roger Mackay Aid Station (16.5km)
11.30am - The Causeway Eastern End (18.9km)

Points of interest
  • Flat and fast course
  • Take in the best of the Perth CBD and surrounds
  • All finishers receive a medal

HBF members save 20% on the entry fee. Scroll down for the full price list

Categories and times for the Brooks Half Marathon

Category Your Pace Typical finishing time Start time Arrive By
Wave A Runners, joggers 1hr to 3hrs 6.45am 6.00am
Brooks Pacers

Keep up the pace with our Brooks Pacers

Let our pacers help you get to the finish line and achieve your PB in the Brooks Half Marathon. No pre-registration necessary, simply meet up with your pacers at the start line - they'll be wearing green singlets and have timing banners on their backs.

Top 5 Tips to Best Use Your Pacers

To anyone taking part in the Brooks Half Marathon, a Brooks Pacer is a bit like an old friend – in for the long haul and always there when it counts.

Our Brooks Pacers are made up of an experienced group of runners from our running community. Their role is to hold a certain pace for the entire Brooks Half Marathon to help keep you on track to achieve your finish time goal. You'll spot them with a banner over their head which has a pace/km and finish time on it so that you can find the right pacer for you. Best of all, your pacer will keep you entertained and on track all 21kms.


1. Pick your pace

Work out what pace you need to run at to achieve your goal, find the corresponding pacer then stick with them for the race.

Pacer Time/km Finish Time
4min 1:24:00
4min 30sec 1:35:00
5min 1:45:00
5min 30sec 1:56:00
6min 2:06:00
6min 30 sec 2:17:00
7min 2:28:00

2. Use the pacers to help with your race plan

If you plan to run a faster last 10km that your first 11.1km, you might choose to run with a pacer for the first half then leave them in the second half.

3. Work within your limitations

Choose a pace that you can manage based on your training and fitness levels. You should have run at least 14km at your goal pace before event day.

4. Be friendly

Pacers are people too – feel free to have a chat to them along the way.

5.Don't forget to factor in the last 100m

A half marathon is 21.1km. Make sure you factor in this last 100m into your calculations and allow time to hit your goal.

Free Event Day Photos

All HBF Run for a Reason participants will be able to receive FREE on-course event photos thanks to HBF Dental. After the event, we’ll email you a link to view and download your FREE photos by searching for your bib number. Additional photo packages will also be available to purchase.

HOT TIP: To make it easier for our photographers to capture you on the day, clearly wear your participant bib on your front and smile for the camera!

While every effort is made to capture photos of everyone on event day, we may miss you if there’s a particularly large crowd.

FAQs about the
Brooks Half Marathon

Why is there only one wave start for the Brooks Half Marathon?

The Brooks Half Marathon is self-seeded which means there is only one start wave. There will be signage on the day with finish times and our Brooks Pacers will be there too so find your finish time and queue near them.

How / when do I collect my event pack?

Your participant pack will be available to collect from HBF Run for a Reason Pack Collection between Thursday 18 May - Saturday 20 May.

How do I get to the start line?

There will be special train and bus services that will run on event day to get you to the start line on time. These are free for participants, simply show your participant bib to jump on.

Keep an eye out on the website as we will be publishing transport options and road closures closer to the event.

Are there aid stations on course?

Yes – there are multiple aid stations across the course located at approximately 5.5km, 9km, 12.5km, 14km, 17km and 19.5km. If you need any specific items, you will need to carry these yourself.

What can I find at aid stations?

Brooks Half Marathon aid stations will be stocked with water. If you need any specific items, we encourage you to carry these yourself. Water and fruit will be provided at the finish line.