Start Process

START IN THE RIGHT PEN FOR A SMOOTH RUN EXPERIENCE

For an enhanced running experience for all, runners will be seeded into different start pens based on their predicted finish time, with the fastest runners starting in front.

Read on for full information about running start process, seeding, and ranking.

Start Process for the 21.1km and 12.8km races*

*number of starts and start pens is tentative


The race start for the 21.1km distance and the 12.8km distance is split into two or three official starts, starting 3 – 5 minutes apart.

The colour of the runner icon on your Race Bib (refer to below visual), and the wording “Pen A”, “Pen B” , “Pen C” or  “Pen D” indicates which pen you must start in.

The seeding of runners per pen is based on the estimated finish time that you have provided us with. (see below section on this page).

Runners are allowed to move back and start in a later Pen, but not move up and start in an earlier one.

start process

Results and ranking


All runners will receive their ‘Net Time’, which is the time the runner crosses the start mat until they cross the finish mat.

However, rankings will be based on ‘Gun Time’, which is time from the start signal of the runner’s start wave until the runner crosses the finish line.

Runners to provide their predicted finish time


Runners are required to enter their expected finish time when they register.

The purpose of this is to place runners in the right start pen for a smooth run experience for all.

The predicted finish time brackets* to choose from are:

For 21.1km participants

  • Under 1h30
  • 1h30 – 1h45
  • 1h45 – 2h00
  • 2h00 – 2h30
  • Over 2h30

For 12.8km participants

  • Under 45 minutes
  • 45 – 60 minutes
  • 1h – 1h15
  • Over 1h15

*please note that these timings do not correspond to actual start pens. They will simply be used for seeding runners into start pens.

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