Online Registration closes:

12:00 Midday, September 18th 2021

Pre-event Welcome & Brief

Sat: 18th September 2021
All participants are encouraged to attend to receive information regarding the event including safety and emergency procedures.
Carb Night Brief & Registration Packs
6:00pm - Le CLA
Complimentary Carb Fest and registration briefing -
Enjoy a complimentary meal, be officially welcomed and meet fellow competitors. Runners will also receive their registration packs.

•  Complimentary limited Edition C.I Marathon Cap and Shirt
   for all Full and Half Marathon Competitors
•  Free Cap for 5km Dash Participants.

Event Day
Sun: 19th September 2021

42.2km Full Marathon - CI Cricket Club
5:00am Start - 42km Walkers 
6:00am Start - 42.2km Runners
8:00am Start - 42.2km Team Relay
Entry Fees:
$ 40.00 Individual Runners
$ 40.00 Individual Walkers
$ 150.00 Team Relay Run - up to 6 runners
•  Minimum age for individuals -18yrs
•  Minimum age for team members - 16yrs
Award Categories:
Male | Female | Masters 50+ Male | Masters 50+ Female | Teams
22km Half Marathon - Grants Well
7:00am Start - Runners
8:00am Start - 22km Walkers
Entry Fees:
$ 40.00 Individual Runners
$ 40.00 Individual Walkers
Award Categories:
Male | Female | Masters 50+ Male | Masters 50+ Female
Registration opens for 5km, 2km & 1km
5km Dash - Flying Fish Cove
10:00am Start - 5km Runners
Entry Fees:
$ 12.00 Individual Runners
•  Minimum age - 12yrs
Award Categories:
Male | Female | Junior Male | Junior Female | Masters 50+ Male | Masters 50+ Female
2km Family Fun Walk - Flying Fish Cove
10:20am Start - 2km Family Fun Walk
Entry Fees:
$ 5.00 (4yrs + under, Free of charge)
Non Competitive Event

1km Seniors Stroll - Flying Fish Cove
10:25am Start - 1km Seniors Stroll (Free)
Entry Fees:
Free | Non Competitive Event
All Categories Finish: Flying fish Cove
Conditions of Entry:
•  Participants who are 50 years old and above (birthday before 19/09/1971) are in Master Categories.
  Participants under 16 years old (birthday after19/09/2005) are in Junior Categories (5km Dash only).
  Participants under minimum age must have parent/guardian to sign consent form and clearance from course director.
  Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by adult.
  Please be made aware that a reasonable degree of fitness is required to attempt this Marathon due to often high temperatures & humidity.

Important note for team captains:

Before you register your team, please make sure you have the following information ready for each entrant: full name, date of birth, email address, shirt size

42.2km & 22km
This scenic challenging marathon course starts at the top of the island 260m above sea level and runs on roads surrounded by tropical rainforests.
All events showcase the unique and beautiful environment Christmas Island offers and finishes at Flying Fish Cove in the Kampong area.
2km Family Fun Walk
Starting from Flying Fish Cove, along Jalan Pantai past the roundabout to supermarket turning point on Gaze road, proceed back to the finish line at Flying Fish Cove.

5km Dash
Starting from Flying Fish Cove, proceed along Jalan Pantai and Gaze Road to the turning point near Rocky Point Road,
proceed back along Gaze Road and Jalan Pantai to the finish line at Flying Fish Cove.

For more info and see images of the 2021 course
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The origins of the Marathon lie in Christmas Island folklore and began as a wager between a few Island Hash House Harriers but it has since grown to become an internationally listed event.  Competitors may choose to run or walk (not accredited walk) the course in any event. Awards will be given to the first over the line in each category (other than 2km Family fun walk).
For comprehensive information about all aspects of Christmas Island, the unique flora and fauna, the islands history, booking accommodation and other helpful information, please visit the Christmas Island Tourism Association website.

Visa Requirements mainland

Christmas Island is an Australian territory so no visa is required for travel from Australia.  If travelling from outside Australia, please check with the Department of Home Affairs at for requirements.

Travelling to Christmas Island

Virgin Australia travels to Christmas Island twice per week from Perth International Airport.

There are also Charter flights operating from Jakarta Indonesia to Christmas Island please contact Oliver Lines on +61 439 215 096 for up to date information on Christmas Islands northern flight charter schedules.
Contact:  Oliver Lines
Phone:    +61 (8) 9164 8300 / ext 233
Mobile:    +61 (0)439 215 096
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