When can I collect my registration number?

Official race registration numbers will be available for collection between 1:00pm-5:00pm from the Mercure Hotel in American River the day before the race. Alternatively, runners can collect their numbers on the morning of the race from 6:00am.     

What time does my race start?

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

Where can I catch the bus?

Runners are responsible for finding their way to Flinders Chase National Park however we do offer a complimentary shuttle bus from the park entrance to the start/finish area. This service will be available from 6:00am. A return shuttle bus service will commence from 11:00am after official race presentations have been completed.  

Spectators will be able to access Flinders Chase National Park in their vehicles from 7:30am after runners have departed.  

What is the cut-off time?

Flinders Chase National Park is re-opened to the general public at 2:30pm.  

The cut-off time is 7 hours.    

Can I change race distances?

Yes, we accept requests to change race distances up to 30 days prior to the event date. This policy does not include refunds, however runners will be required to pay any additional fees if they choose to upgrade race distances.  

What food and drinks can runners access?

There are 4 aid stations located at regular intervals and accessible to runners in both directions providing water and electrolyte.  

We also offer post race refreshments including coffee/tea, fruit, lollies and soft drink.   

Can spectators watch runners on the course?

Flinders Chase National Park is closed to vehicles however we do allow spectators to access the course via bicycle. Please email the Race Director to request approval prior to attending the event.  

Can I walk the course?

Yes, we welcome runners and walkers.  

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 Chief Medical Officer.  The cancellation policy makes reference to inclement weather conditions, defined by 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.  



What a truly amazing experience. The start of the race with the Didgeridoo was great and very uplifting. Even with the wind and rain, running down to the remarkable rocks will be something I will remember for a long time. You have something special here.  

David Turnbull