Register now for 2017 Westlink M7 running race

Mayor Stephen Bali with runners in the 2016 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival.

Mayor Stephen Bali with runners in the 2016 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival.

Register now for the 12th Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival. Enter either the full marathon for professional athletes (42.1kms), or the 5km, and 2km walks for families. The courses start and finish at Blacktown International Sportspark at Rooty Hill on Sunday, July 30. This is the 12th year the marathon has been on the Westlink M7 shared pathway, making it one of the few traffic-free marathons in Australia. Register: blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

“It means runners have a smooth running event without having to worry about kerbs, gutters or traffic,” mayor Stephen Bali said. “It also means that motorists are not inconvenienced by road closures.”

He said runners from all over Sydney and NSW gear up to compete every year. 

“There is a group of runners who have competed in the 11 running festivals staged to date and we expect them to be there again this year.”

The marathon, half marathon and 10km race are all IAAF/AIMS Certified Accurate and the event is a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Races). 

Runners begin the  2016 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival.

Runners begin the 2016 Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival.

Start times:

6:45am     Start of marathon (42.195km)

7:15am     Start of half marathon (21.1km)

7:40am     Start of 10km run/walk

7:50am     Start of 5km run/walk

7:55am     Start of kid’s marathon 2km

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