FAQs

FAQs

When can I collect my registration number?

Official race registration numbers will be available for collection between midday and 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.      

What time does my race start?

The start time for the marathon, half marathon, and 10km is 8:00am sharp. 

Where can I catch the bus?

Runners are responsible for finding their way to Flinders Chase National Park however we offer a complimentary shuttle bus service from the park entrance to the start/finish area.  This will be available to runners and spectators throughout the day.  

What is the cut-off time?

Flinders Chase National Park will re-open to the general public from 3:00pm.  

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. 

What food and drinks can runners access?

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

We also offer post race refreshments including 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.  

I've run 72 marathons and this is one of my favourites. Everything exceeded my expectations - the quality of the medals, the gift bags, the signage at the start finish line, using a drone to video runners, enthusiastic volunteers and very well stocked aid stations - it was all top notch. You put on a world-class race, so thank you.

Brian Johnson