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    the South Pacific’s greatest road race?

     

    Join us on

     

    Saturday 22nd July 2017

RACE START TIMES:

FULL MARATHON (42.2 km) – 5.30am 

HALF MARATHON (21.1 km) – 6.30am

TEAM MARATHON (10.55km) – 7.00am

 INDIVIDUAL FUN RUN (approx 10km) –  7.00am

Course Maps

Race day is going to begin and end on Cakobau Road between Thurston Gardens and the Albert Park Grandstand, and the course maps and Race Area map on the right will give you an idea where everything is located. To see the exact locations as well as details of the full marathon, half marathon, team marathon and the fun run, you can download the course maps here. (These are the new course maps as advised by the Fiji Roads Authority)

If you are an international participant, the course map will also show you the distance from Holiday Inn and Grand Pacific Hotel (just across the road!) where we recommend that you stay while in Fiji. For other travel information, click here.

Amenities

Hydration and cheer stations

There will be three (3) stations along the course where water, fruits, snacks, music and lots of cheering and encouragement will be available! That’s every 2.5km, so plenty to go around.They will ensure you are hydrated, motivated and in the right direction. If you have support groups (a.k.a. family and friends) who would like to cheer for you on the day, we encourage that you tell them to join a particular hydration or cheer station along the course.

Toilet and parking facilities

The Fiji Museum, Albert Park Stadium and just in side the top gate at Thurston Gardens has clean toilets and changing facilities that will be free for the public to use from 4am to 2pm on race day. Parking will be available in the Suva City and alongside Holiday Inn and GPH as well. To find out where exactly these are located, you can view or download the Start Area map here.

Medical Support

The Suva Physio Centre has kindly sponsored to organise a 12-member full medical team comprising of physiotherapists, doctors, first aid and other medical personnel. The main medical station will be located in the Albert PArk Stadium Mediacl Romm (downstairs).

The re-hydration bu (Fijian green coconut) and after race snacks are also going to be directly after the finishing chutes. They will have roaming medical teams along the course, and an ambulance will be on standby in case of emergencies.

Schedule

The 2017 Island Chill Suva Marathon will have a Race Number pick up and everyone should come and pick up their race numbers, information kits, and goodie bags (for full marathon runners only) from 4-8pm at the Holiday Inn. There will be health and wellness info, information about fitness programs and more! You will meet our sponsors, partners and friends.

Race day is on 22 July 2017 starting at the new Albert Park Stadium, Suva City, Fiji. You can find the course maps as well as other participant information on this page.

Race Number Pick-Up

  • 12noon-8pm, 21st July 2017 RACE NUMBER PICK-UP, Holiday Inn, Suva, FIJI
  • 12 noon - 8pm Number pick-ups, race packets and discounts!

    You MUST pick up your number and info kit at the RACE NUMBER PICK UP on the Firday. If you are unable to do this, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]. After you get your race number and information kit. There will be health and wellness info, information about fitness programs and more! So make sure you come along with your supporters to collect your RACE NUMBER at Holiday Inn’s South Lawn on Friday!

Race day

  • 5.30am - 11.30am, 22 July 2017 2017 Island Chill SUVA MARATHON, Albert Park Stadium, Suva, FIJI
  • 5.30am Full marathon start

    Start off up Cakabau Road, turn left on Gladstone Road and run around Albert Park. Continue along Victoria Parade all the way out towards Laucala Bay Rd until the clearly marked turning point (just past My Suva Park). Make the turn around, run back along the seafront and when you get to the Cakabau Road turn right into the corner gate of Thurston Botanical Gardens. Follow the markers and exit the Gardens though the Fiji Museum Gate, and back on to Gladstone Road. Run this loop 4 times!  You can view and download the course map here. Sunrise is at 6.30am, so first hour will be in the dark, but not to worry, we will provide small LED torches as part of marathon goodie bag for all international full marathon runners whose entry fees include this. For resident full marathon runners, please bring your small torch with you if needed.

  • 6.30am Half marathon start

    Start off up Cakabau Road, turn left on Gladstone Road and run around Albert Park. Continue along Victoria Parade all the way out towards Laucala Bay Rd until the clearly marked turning point (just past My Suva Park). Make the turn around, run back along the seafront and when you get to the Cakabau Road turn right into the corner gate of Thurston Botanical Gardens. Follow the markers and exit the Gardens though the Fiji Museum Gate, and back on to Gladstone Road. Run this loop once more and you’re done! You can view and download the course map here.

  • 7.00am Team Marathon start

    If you are not keen to do the full or half marathon, we have a course that’s guaranteed to be fun! Or you can run together as a team of 4 for 10.55 km. So why not get your friends and families to join in? We even have training programmes prior to the day so you can get back to fitness and meet other interested runners and walkers. Fun Run course map here and Team marathon course map here.

  • 7.00am FUN RUN start

    Why not get your friends and families to join in and come along at 7am (when its still cool!) for  lovely trot along the course for fun? We even have training programmes prior to the day so you can get back to fitness and meet other interested runners and walkers. Fun Run course map here

  • 8am - 12pm FAMILY FUN DAY!

    Everyone is invited to come to cheer for the runners and also enjoy the festivities and family-friendly activities at Albert  Park and Fiji Museum from 8am – 2pm. We have live bands, music, crafts, free children’s games, face painting, balloons, healthy food and snack stalls and more! View the park map with the complete vendors list here.

Registration fees

Travel information

Holiday inn at night

Accommodation

The 2016 Island Chill Suva Marathon Race Number pick up is going to be held on 22nd July from 1pm – 8pm at Holiday Inn, Suva. If you are coming from outside of Fiji as an international participant of the marathon, we recommend Holiday Inn or Grand Pacific Hotel for your stay here in Suva city. There are other hotels and places to stay but not only do you get a discounted accommodation rate at these hotels, you are right across the road from the start area!

Book a room at Holiday Inn or Grand Pacific Hotel

Fiji Airways in the sky

Airlines

Our national flag carrier is Fiji Airways. Several airlines fly to Fiji like Korean Air, Virgin Australia, JetStar, Aircalin and others, so wherever you may be coming from, you are sure to find a way to get here. Most international flights go directly to Nadi international airport only and not in Suva so you’ll have to either take a 30-minute connecting flight, ride on a bus or embark on a 3-hour scenic drive from Nadi international airport to Suva city. Try to book your tickets early so you can get better and cheaper rates.

Check flights at Fiji Airways

The beautiful Fiji islands

Fiji

Fiji is in the heart of the South Pacific, and beyond the beaches and pristine islands we are known for, is the vibrant little capital of Fiji – Suva city where the Suva Marathon takes place annually. Suva is Fiji’s commercial and political centre, and is considered a hub in this part of the world where multiple nationalities, languages and cultures converge. There are many shopping, dining and nightlife activities, and we are just 40 minutes away from the country’s adventure capital, Pacific Harbour.

More information about Fiji via EXPLORE Fiji
More information about Suva city from Tourism Fiji

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Training programme

Come train with us at the Nasese seawall. Train for the marathon, get back into shape, develop healthy habits and make some new friends along the way!

 

You can find our schedule by clicking here.

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