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2024 entry process

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


  • Dates and times for entries to open are below​

    • Preferred Entry - 9am Monday November 20th to 9am Wednesday November 22nd - This is for confirmed entry for eligible Preferred Entrants and Deferred Entrants from the 2022 race. Preferred Entry Link
    • Lottery Registration 9am Wednesday November 22nd to 5pm Friday November 24th - This is for all other entrants to register for the Lottery, there is no cost to register for the Lottery. Lottery Registration Link

    • Lottery Entry - 10am Monday November 27th to 9am Thursday  November 30th - For those successfully drawn in the lottery to confirm and pay for their entry.

  • The entry fee for the 2024 race is $220 per runner

  • The entry fee includes

    • Complimentary buses for all entrants and spectators, 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 fluids and snacks for all finishers

  • 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 providers, 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 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 2024 entry.

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

  • This option cannot be extended/deferred for 2025 or subsequent year entry, it expires at 9am Wednesday November 22nd..

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 Lottery.

The Preferred Entry Process will be as follows:

  • Preferred Entries will open at 9.00am on Monday November 20th and will close at 9:00am Wednesday November 22nd

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

Lottery Entry

After the 2022 Entrant and Preferred Entries are closed all remaining entry places available will be allocated through the Lottery.  

The Lottery process will be as follows:

  • Registrations for the lottery will open at 9am on Wednesday November 22nd and will close at 5:00pm Friday November 24th

  • 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. We will seek confirmation of this if you are successful in the Lottery.

  • Only one Lottery registration per person is allowed. Any person submitting multiple lottery registrations will have all Lottery registrations (or actual successful entry spots) cancelled. (You will receive a confirmation email for your lottery entry)

  • The number of Lottery spots available after the Preferred and Deferred entry process will be finalised and then have 50% of this number allocated to a Male random lottery draw and the other 50% to a female random lottery draw. 

  • The Lottery results will be publicised through the Six Foot Track Marathon Website, Facebook page and via email from by 10am Monday November 27th.

  • Successful Lottery winners will be sent a formal offer and link via a separate email to be able to confirm and pay for their official entry. They will have until 9:00am Thursday November 30th 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 offer email.

  • Successful Lottery offers are not transferable

  • While we understand people may want to confirm an entry with a partner or friend/s to all enter together we are unable to link Lottery offers beyond an individual result from the draw.

  • Any Lottery offers that have not been confirmed by 9:00am Thursday November 30th expire. 

  • If there are enough unredeemed Lottery offers available a supplementary draw will be conducted on Thursday November 30th.

  • There is no waitlist. 

Step by Step Guide to Enter  ​

  • This year, based upon the success last year, we are our proud to be continuing 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 incorrectly. 


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  a race spectator 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 Lottery. 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 Lottery.

  • Entry Details: All entrants for 2024 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 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

  • The official 2024 Race Merchandise will be available for pre-order as part of your registation at this point. This will include graphics of the desgn and size charts. If you do not pre-order here there will be a very limited amount availabale for sale on race weekend.


  • This year we are also offering the ability for runners to setup a fundraising page for the Blue Mountains RFS and seek support from family/friends. Any runner who successfully raises $1000 or more through this process will be eligible for a Preferred Entry for the 2025 race and all fundraising donations will have a receipt issued for tax purposes.


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


  • 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

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

  • The last step is very 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.

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