Hydration and Medical Aid
When you are looking for a refreshing drink out on course, it is handy to know the following information:
Half Marathon and 10km participants
Water and Powerade sports drink will be available approximately every 2km through the entire Brisbane Running Festival course. Be sure to hydrate enough so that you can finish with a big smile on your face. Upon finishing you will be treated to a fantastic array of fresh fruit, water and Powerade sports drink in the recovery area.
Water and Powerade sports drink will be available approximately every 2km through the entire Brisbane Running Festival course. Marathon finishers will have a dedicated "Marathon Only" recovery compound where you are able to sit down and share your experience with other runners and grab a bite to eat. The Marathon Only recovery area will be stocked with a variety of food and Powerade drink for your convenience.
Special needs tables information (Marathon only)
Marathon participants will be able to access all water stations with their own personal "special needs drinks". Although not compulsory, due to the nature of the distance, we invite you to utilise this service. If you wish to have your "special needs drinks" placed at aid stations, please follow the below steps:
1. Clearly mark your bottle/s with your race number and name
2. Mark the km distance which you would like our team to place your drink
3. Bring your special needs drink to the Brisbane Riverstage on:
Saturday 4 August between 2pm and 4pm.
4. Enjoy your special needs drink on course come Sunday morning.
Check the course map for precise locations of each drink station.
The marathon event at Brisbane has been described as "a boutique marathon experience" where we strive to make your marathon journey a memorable one. Finishing a marathon is a great achievement, we recognise this and provide you with the support and encouragement needed and look after you every step of the way.
2.2km and 5km Run/Walk
There will be one aid station on course for participants located at approximately 2km. Upon finishing you will be treated to a fantastic array of fresh fruit, water and Powerade sports drink in the recovery area.
All medical issues should be directed to the medical tent, located at the finish line. If you require any medical assistance on the course at any stage, please inform a race official. There will be roaming medical staff on bicycles throughout the course as an added level of participant safety. If you have a medical condition that could cause you difficulties during the event, please record the details on the back of your race number.
Inadequate training, failing to pace yourself, failing to follow course marshal directions and disregarding the importance of taking fluids can result in life threatening conditions such as heat stroke and dehydration. It is essential that you are adequately prepared before the event and take fluids at every opportunity during the event.