The 24th Rottnest Marathon (42.195km) and accompanying 21.1km, 10km and 5km fun run is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club with the event proceeds being donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The start of the Brooks Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes at 6.40am on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill. It is anticipated that over 200 runners will tackle the four-lap course that starts and finishes adjacent to the Heritage Common and circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads.
The Rottnest Half Marathon starts at 7.30am by which time most of the marathon runners will be well and truly on the way though their first lap. It is anticipated around 400 runners will cover the same route as the marathon course but only twice!
The Rottnest Fun Run starts at 10.30am by which time most of the marathon runners will be finished. It is anticipated around 600 runners and walkers will participate in either the 5km out-and-back course or the 10km fun run that covers the same route as the marathon course.
Presentations are then held at 12 noon on the Heritage Common. All Marathon finishers will receive a medal and a finishers shirt, the marathon will need to be finished by the cut off time of 6.5 hours. Every other competitor will receive a goodie bag, from the title sponsor!