Step by step guide to 2023 entry

The Six Foot Track Marathon has a unique history and is a unique partnership.

A race run by runners for runners, Supported by and used as a fundraiser in support of Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service. This race relies on their active support on the course, and also provides a critical training opportunity bringing all 27 local brigades working together on one day each year.

Our aim is to continually look to improve the event for everyone and continue to deliver value for money.

A reminder that ALL potential entrants must have a valid qualifier in place as per the published list

Further details on the criteria for Preferred Entry eligibility are available here

Summary

  • Dates and times for entries to open are below​

    • Preferred Entry 9am Monday November 28th to 9am Wednesday November 30th - This is for confirmed entry for eligible Preferred Entrants and Deferred Entrants from the 2022 race
    • General Entry Lottery Registration 9am Monday November 28th to 9am Wednesday November 30th - This is for all other entrants to register for the General Entry Lottery (there is no cost to register for the lottery) and if successful in the lottery to then formally enter and pay for their entry.

  • The entry fee for the 2023 race is $205 per runner
     

  • The entry fee includes

    • Complimentary buses for all entrants, no tickets or booking needed

    • An official Six Foot Track Marathon finishers bag which will contain a number of items of running related merchandise for future use in training and other races. This will not include a top or cap however these items will still be available for purchase separately as part of the entry process.

    • Free post race catering for all finishers
       

  • Based upon the success of the staggered and smaller wave start process in 2021 this will be used again for the 2023 race but there will still be general wave allocations used for a start time window and these will be based upon your qualifying event and time used during your entry. 
     

  • The key form of communication to potential entrants through the entry process will be via email, supported by social media posts and website updates. It is essential that you use an email address that you regularly access over this period. In particular some email forms, for example Hotmail, sometimes are quite efficient at classifying important emails as junk/spam. We highly advise all potential entrants to regularly check your email and spam/junk folders in case our emails are moved there by your email application. The race committee will not take responsibility for missed opportunities to enter based upon potential entrants not accessing or reading important emails. In parallel to key emails being sent to potential entrants the race committee will also update the official Facebook page with notifications of important steps in the entry process with appropriate calls to action.

 

2022 Cancelled Entrant entry

All 2022 entrants who waived their refund for a 2023/2024 discounted entry will be sent an email with a special link and unique code to use to formally register and pay for the remainder of their 2023 entry.

  • If you are planning to use this right for entry in the 2024 race you do not need to take any action

  • When the Preferred Entry time window closes at 9am Wednesday November 30th any unused codes will be deactivated and we will assume these people have decided to use their entry right for the 2024 race.

Preferred entry

Only entrants who satisfy one of the Preferred Entry eligibility criteria should use this process. If you enter through this process and are not eligible your entry will be cancelled and you will also miss out on being able to participate in the General Entry Lottery Process.

The Preferred Entry Process will be as follows:

  • Preferred registrations will open at 9.00am on Monday November 28th and will close at 9:00am Wednesday November 30th

  • Once the Preferred registrations are closed there is no further opportunity for preferred entries to be accepted as all remaining available entry spots will be allocated to the General Entry Lottery.
     

General Entry

After the 2022 Entrant and Preferred Entries are closed any remaining entry places available will be allocated through the General Entry Lottery process to ensure a fair and even process for all potential entrants. 

The General Entry process will be as follows:

  • Registrations for the lottery will open at Monday November 28th and will close at 9:00am Wednesday November 30th

  • There is no cost or fee 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. (You will receive a confirmation email for your lottery entry)
     

  • After the lottery is closed a random draw for the number of available General Entry spots will be conducted
     

  • The lottery results will be publicised through the Six Foot Track Marathon Website, Facebook page and via email to the successful registrants by Thursday morning December 1st
     

  • All lottery entrants will be sent an email advising as to if they were successfully drawn in the lottery from info@sixfoot.com
     

  • All successful lottery winners will also be then sent a link via a separate email to be able to formally confirm and pay for their official entry. They will have until 5.00pm Saturday December 3rd to confirm and pay for their entry.
     

  • It is the successful lottery winners responsibility to check their emails and enter and pay within the subsequent entry window and/or notify the race organisers immediately if they were advised of their successful lottery draw but have not received the invitation email.
     

  • Successful lottery entries are not transferable
     

  • Any offered lottery spots that have not been confirmed by 5.00pm Saturday December 3rd expire. 

  • If there are enough unredeemed lottery spots available a supplementary draw will be conducted on Monday December 5th.

  • There is no waitlist. 

Official Entry Process  ​

  • This year we are hosting our proud to be hosting our registrations on Race Roster.  Race Roster hosts some of the biggest events across the world and is a secure platform, built by a passionate team that truly cares and understands the industry.

  • We recommend you create your Race Roster account ahead of time for ease of registration once entries open.  Please follow this link below to sign up today!

Very Important - This is not a rush event entry process!

 

We have planned and timed our entry process to be fair to all potential entrants. Your chance of successful entry is not dependent upon logging in at 9:01am and completing your entry as fast as possible. Please read through these instructions to avoid errors and the potential extra time needed by our volunteers and you to resolve any problems or worst case having your entry cancelled because it was registered incorectly. 

 

Once you have successfully logged in you will then see the remainder of the registration form. Please now do take the time to enter all the details carefully as follows :

  • Personal details

    • Name

    • Gender

    • Date of birth

    • Contact phone number

    • Address

    • Emergency contact name and contact number: Please note for emergency contact details, due to the challenges with mobile phone reception both on course and at the finish we ask that you do not nominate either someone who will be spectating on course or another runner as it is likely that if we need to use the emergency contact details neither of these will be able to be contacted.
       

  • For Preferred Entrants only, a drop-down list of the various Preferred Entry categories will be then provided, you need to select the applicable option. If you do not satisfy one of these options then you are not eligible for a Preferred Entry and need to register for the General Entry Lottery Process. Anyone who enters in the Preferred process that is not eligible will have this entry cancelled and will most likely also miss out on the General Entry Lottery.
     

  • Entry Details: All entrants for 2023 need to enter the following details

    • The qualifying race, from a drop down list and then the run time in hours and minutes.

    • We then require a "cut and paste" link to the website where this performance is published as we do check all qualifying details for validity

    • How many Six Foot Track Marathon races you have previously completed

    • Optional information

      • A running club or team, from a drop down list of teams and clubs, there is also the option of creating a new club/team if required

      • Name of unit if you are eligible for the fire fighter award

      • Name of partner if you are running with a partner for the partner award

      • Name or nickname to print on your bib

      • An interesting fact for the announcer to potentially use as you finish
         

  • General medical questions: To assist in our race day medical planning and also for reference in case of an injury or medical emergency on race day we require all entrants to provide the following details, these will only be used in the case of a medical emergency on race day.

    • General state of health, existing conditions

    • Any allergies

    • Details of any hospitalisation in last five years

    • Name and contact of your GP
       

  • All entrants will then have the option of an additional voluntary donation to the Blue Mountains RFS which will have a receipt issued for tax purposes.

    • For those entrants who plan to donate $1,000 to the RFS and secure a preferred entry spot  they add this payment at this point.

    • 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 the Preferred Entry process is complete

  • You will also be prompted to confirm that you agree to the race terms and conditions
     

  • Then you will be asked for payment via credit card. Please note that we do not accept American Express.

  • The last step is really important, once you have done everything you will be sent a confirmation email detailing your registration and all of your selections. If you don't get this email then it means you did not successfully complete your entry, please check with us if this is the case (after you have checked your spam/junk folders)
     

  • All entries are subject to the Race Rules including cancellation and refund policies.