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2024 race entry summary and guidelines

The date for the opening of entries for Six Foot Track Marathon 2024 is scheduled for Monday November 20, 2023. 

There is also a detailed guide to all key dates & times for the 2024 entry process including a step by step guide here.

Please note that there are a number of one time changes to the entry process for the 2024 race due to the general cancellation of the 2022 race. 

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 2023 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 2022 race who nominated to defer their entry to 2024

  • Entrants who donate $1,000 to RFS as part of their entry.This needs to be done at the time of the Preferred Entry process. 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

  • Entrants from the 2023 race who raised over $1000 for the RFS through the official race fundraising site.

  • Race Committee discretion

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

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

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

    • Sponsors


Eligible entrants from the cancelled 2022 race

All entrants who had a valid entry spot in the 2022 race and who elected to defer their entry to 2024 are eligible to enter  through the Preferred Entry process subject to the following points.​

  • You must have a valid qualifier

  • This opportunity must be used within the publicised time entry

  • This opportunity cannot be deferred to the 2025 or subsequent races


Lottery entry


Due to the general cancellation of the 2022 race and the number of 2022 entrants who elected to defer their entry to 2024 we expect that there will a reduction in the number of Lottery spots available for the 2024 race through the lottery process. 

Registration for the Lottery will be open for 56 hours

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

  • There is no charge to register for the 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

  • The number of General Entry spots available will be finalised after the Preferred and Deferred 2022 entry process. This number of available spots will then be evenly divided into 2 draws with 50% of spots available to Male random lottery winners and 50% allocated to Female random lottery winners. These draws will be conducted using an independent online service. 

  • Any Lottery registrant who also was unsuccessful in the 2023 lottery will have 2 chances in the draw for 2024, 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 the offer and link to be able to formally enter for the 2024 race. It is the successful lottery winners responsibility to check their emails and enter and pay within the subsequent 56 hours and/or notify the race organisers immediately if they were advised of their successful lottery draw but have not received the offer email.

  • Any Lottery offers that have not been confirmed and paid within 56 hours will be cancelled. If there are enough offers not accepted a supplementary lottery draw may 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 we will document a list of the people who registered for the Lottery but missed out on an official offer 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 being drawn in the 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 2021 and registers for the Lottery in 2022 they will have 2 chances in the 2022 draw

    • If a runner misses out on a spot in 2021, and 2022 and registers for the Lottery in 2023 they will have 3 chances in the 2023 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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