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2022 race entry summary and guidelines

The date for the opening of entries for Six Foot Track Marathon 2022 is scheduled for Monday December 13. All the processes and guidelines below are provisional and subject to change due to requirements associated with COVID-19 to enable the conduct of the 2022 race.

Please note that there are a number of one time changes to the entry process for the 2022 race due to the general cancellation of the 2020 race and there may be others that need to be added and applied due to COVID-19

Preferred entry

There is no limit on the number of preferred entrants. You will be able to enter as a preferred entrant if you are a member of one of the following groups:

  • Finisher of first race in 1984

  • Previous Six Foot Track Marathon Winners

  • Top 10 male and female finishers from 2021 race

  • Officially finished five or more Six Foot Track Marathon races in under 7:00

  • Previous Race Directors and Current Race Committee

  • Entrants from the cancelled 2020 race who nominated to defer their entry to 2022

  • Entrants who donate $1,000 to RFS as part of their entry

    • For this option we are offering the ability for entrants to be able to direct deposit the $1,000. If you wish to do the direct deposit option please contact us via email at before entries open.

    • This needs to be done before or at the time of Preferred Entry, once the Preferred Entry process is complete the remainder of the available entry spots are set aside for General Entries. We will not be able to accept any additional preferred entries using the $1,000 donation option after all entry spots are filled

  • Race Committee discretion

    • Potential top five male and female finishers (supporting race results required)

    • Potential top two male and female Age Group entrants (based upon scaled qualifier time and last years top two times)

    • International entrants (only applicable for one year, not multiple years)

    • Sponsors


Eligible entrants from the cancelled 2020 race

All entrants who had a valid entry spot in the 2020 race and who elected to defer their entry to 2022 are eligible to enter  through the Preferred Entry process subject to the following points.

  • There is no discount on the 2022 entry fee​

  • This opportunity is only able to be used for 2022 entry, it cannot be deferred for subsequent years

  • This opportunity must be used within the publicised time entry window for 2022 entries or is then cancelled.

  • Any 2020 entrant who elected to enter in 2021 is not eligible for this option, but some may still be eligible for a preferred entry through the other points detailed above.


General entry


Due to the general cancellation of the 2020 race and the number of 2020 entrants who elected to defer their entry to 2022 we expect that there will a reduction in the number of General Entry spots available for the 2022 race through the lottery process. 

Registration for the lottery for General entries will be open for 36 hours

  • There is no limit on the number of people who can register for the lottery

  • There is no charge to register for the General Entry lottery

  • All lottery registrants must have a valid qualifying event at the time of entry  

  • Only one lottery registration per person is allowed. Any person submitting multiple registrations will have all lottery entries (or actual successful general entry spots) cancelled

  • Once the lottery is closed a random draw for the number of General Entry spots available will be conducted. This draw is conducted using an independent online service. 

  • Any lottery registrant who also was unsuccessful in the 2021 lottery will have 2 chances in the draw for 2022, further details below

  • The results of the lottery will be published to the Six Foot Track Marathon Facebook page and all successful lottery winners will be sent two emails, one from confirming their success and a second from the entry registration system with a link to be able to formally enter for the 2022 race. It is the successful lottery winners responsibility to check their emails and enter and pay within the subsequent 36 hours and/or notify the race organisers immediately if they were advised of their successful lottery draw but have not received the invitation email.

  • Any lottery spots that have not been confirmed and paid within 36 hours of this publication and email advice will be cancelled. A supplementary lottery draw will then be conducted from the list of the remaining lottery registrants with results published and the same process as above will be followed for those who are successful in the second round draw.

  • There will not be a third lottery


Unsuccessful Lottery List

When the lottery process is complete for General Entrants, we  document a list of the people who registered for the lottery but missed out on an official spot for this year.. The same process will occur in subsequent years.

It is important to understand, the Unsuccessful Lottery List is not a waitlist, but a mechanism to cater for people that may miss out on a lottery general entry offer and provide a greater chance of successful entry for subsequent years. The Unsuccessful Lottery List is subject to the following points.

  • Unsuccessful Lottery List registrations will only be made for  those who missed out on the General Entry lottery, ie you have to have missed out in the lottery draw to eligible 

  • Each consecutive year that a runner misses out on being drawn in the lottery provides them with an additional entry in the draw the following year. For example

    • If a runner misses out on a spot in 2020 and registers for the lottery in 2021 they will have 2 chances in the 2021 draw

    • If a runner misses out on a spot in 2020, and 2021 and registers for the lottery in 2022 they will have 3 chances in the 2022 draw

  • If a runner is successful in being drawn in the lottery (regardless of if they actually accept their offer) then their count resets to zero

  • If a runner does not register for the lottery for a particular year then any rights/accruals from previous lotteries missed are reset to zero

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