FAQs

FAQs

Where can I collect my registration number?

Registration numbers will be available for collection between 1:00pm-5:00pm from the KI Wilderness Retreat the day before the race (Friday 6 September).

Alternatively, runners can collect their registration numbers from 6:00am on the morning of the race outside the visitors centre cafe door. 

What time does the race start?

The start time for full marathon, half marathon, and 10K is 7:30am sharp.  

Flinders Chase National Park re-opens to the general public at 2:30pm. The cut-off time is 7 hours.    

How do I access the park on a bus?

A complimentary bus shuttle service will operate between Flinders Chase National Park entrance and the start/finish line which is located at the visitors centre. Runners and supporters can park their vehicles on the road verge of West End Highway and wait next to the main park entrance sign for a bus. This service commences at 5:45am with the final bus departing at 7:15am.

Rangers will re-open the park from 8:30am to allow family and friends to drive into the visitors centre car park and cafe area where they can watch runners cross the finish line.  

Please note: runners are personally responsible for finding their way to Flinders Chase National Park on the morning of the race and will not be able to access the park with their vehicle before the race starts.   

Where can I find toilets?

There are public toilets located at the Flinders Chase National Park visitors centre, these can be used by runners and spectators.  During the race marathon runners will be able to access toilets in both directions on the course route located conveniently at the Remarkable Rocks and the Cape de Couedic Lighthouse.  

What food and drinks are available to runners during the race?

4 aid stations will be located at regular intervals accessible in both directions providing runners with water, electrolyte, coca-cola and lollies.  

What weather conditions can I expect on Kangaroo Island?

Kangaroo Island weather is best defined as 'four seasons in one day'.  

Average Annual Temperature: 11.6°C – 19.1°C

Days over 30 °C: 10.3

Days under 2 °C: 0.3

Annual Rainfall: 485.1 mm

What is the event cancellation policy?

The decision to cancel the Kangaroo Island Marathon will be made by the Race Director in consultation with the DEW Regional Duty Officer.  The cancellation policy makes reference to inclement weather conditions, including air temperatures below 2°C or above 35°C and wind speeds in excess of 100km/hour.      

Please note: the event will not be cancelled if ferry and air travel services do not operate.  

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2019

The design of the course route where runners regularly passed by each other in opposite directions built a great sense of camaraderie, especially in the tough sections when the hills and weather really tested us. Loved every minute.  

Sue Pearson