Western Sydney’s favourite running festival is back

Published on 28 July 2019

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The annual Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival is now open for registrations for this year’s event.

Families, devoted marathon runners, joggers, walkers, kids and adults are all encouraged to get involved in the July 28th event.

Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP said the annual run is a unique opportunity to combine fun and fitness.

"This is an excellent opportunity for the City of Blacktown to come together and get active. There is a race for everyone, from professional athletes to families and kids just having a go!" Mayor Bali said.

"Blacktown Running Festival is unique in that it is a traffic free circuit despite being held on roadways," Mayor Bali said.

This year marks the 14th year of Westlink M7 and Blacktown City Council’s partnership.

The Marathon, half Marathon, 10km and 5km events will be run on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway and are certified by IAAF/AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).

A 2km Kids Marathon will also be run on the Blacktown International Sportspark running track.

Mayor Bali said: "A unique aspect of Blacktown’s Running Festival is that the course starts and finishes at Blacktown International Sportspark making it very convenient for families who wish to enter different races.

"There are also prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place runners in all events."

Don’t miss out on this year’s Blacktown Running Festival. Online registrations close at 5 pm on Saturday 27th July. On the day, registrations will be open from 6 am at the late registrations tent at the event.

For more information and to register online, please visit www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/runningfestival

Event information Date: Sunday 28 July 2019

Where: Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill – Athletics Facility.

Start Times:

6:45am Start of Marathon

7:15am Start of Half Marathon

7:40am Start of 10km Run

7:50am Start of 5km Run

7:55am Start of Kids Marathon 2km