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UWA Half Marathon

Course map for the UWA Half Marathon

With a flatter course incorporating the beautiful grounds of the University of Western Australia, this year’s course is set to be faster than ever before. If you’re a seasoned half marathoner or attempting your longest run yet, share this experience with thousands of likeminded people.

Starting point

Cnr William St and Hay St

Finishing point

Gloucester Park, Perth WA

Start time


Cut off times

8.15am - Mounts Bay Rd at Hackett Dr
8.45am - Mitchell Fwy
10.30am - Victoria Park Drive
11.30am - Causeway east end

Points of interest
  • Flatter, faster course
  • Run past the new Optus Stadium
  • All finishers receive a medal

Categories and times for the UWA Half Marathon

Category Your Pace Typical finishing time Start time Arrive By
Wave A Runners, joggers 1hr to 2hrs 30mins 6.45am 6.15am

Make the most of your HBF Run

We’ll help you achieve your run goals

Whether you are walking the 4km course or running your first half-marathon, HBF Fitness sessions are FREE for all HBF Run for a Reason participants. Sessions are designed to help you achieve your Run goal and there’s a level for everyone.

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Walk the walk

Look the part and wear your free 2XU event t-shirt. We’ve really stepped it up this year with a great new design in cool breathable fabric. Be sure to register early to guarantee your event t-shirt.

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Event day action

There’s a reason why we’re Perth’s most popular run. From the buzz of start line activity, to some great new on-course entertainment, you’ll be smiling all the way to the finish line. Once there you’ll receive your very own finisher’s medal and enjoy the free Snap Fitness Recovery Area and kids activity zone.

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FAQs about the UWA Half Marathon

Are there bag drop facilities?

You can drop your items at the Event Centre pre event and these will be transferred to the finish line for you. You can drop items at the Forest Place on event morning at however you’ll have to collect it from there once you have finished. There are free buses from Gloucester Park to get you back to the start line. No personal bags will be accepted, participants will be given a clear bag at bag drop locations.

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

The half marathon is self-seeded which means there is only one start wave. It is recommended that faster runners make their way to the front, however don’t fret your individual time begins when you cross the start line.

Are there aid stations on course?

There are multiple aid stations on the half marathon course and are stocked with water and Powerade Zero. It is advised that you practice your event day nutrition and hydration and any specific items you require are recommended to be carried yourself.

Aid stations are located at approximately - 5.5km, 9km, 12.5km, 14km, 17km, and 19.5km.

How do I get to the start line?

The first trains are scheduled especially for the UWA Half Marathon start time and are free for participants. Make sure you hold onto your participant bib, because it’s your free ticket home on Transperth buses and trains until 3pm Sunday 27 May. These buses will run continuously on loop throughout the morning.

Thank you to everyone for participating in the 2018 HBF Run for a Reason, we look forward to seeing you next year!