Participant Info

RACE START TIMES:

  • FULL MARATHON (42.2 km) – 5.30am
  • HALF MARATHON (21.1 km) – 6.30am
  • TEAM MARATHON (10.55km) – 7.00am
  • QUARTER MARATHON (10.55km) – 7.15am
  • FUN RUN (5km) – 7.15am

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.

View or download the COURSE MAPS

These course maps will show you the courses for all distances – full marathon, half marathon, team marathon and the fun run”

View or download the START AREA MAP

The Start Area map will show you the location of various amenities available at the start/finish

Park Map ICSM 2017

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

Suva Physio Centreb 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 Medical Room (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 2019 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 12 noon – 8.00pm at the Holiday Inn on Friday 26th July 2019. 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 27 July 2019 starting at the 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, Holiday Inn, Suva, FIJI

12 noon – 8.00pm, 17th July 2020

Number pick-ups, race packets and discounts!

You MUST pick up your number and info kit at the RACE NUMBER PICK UP on the Friday. 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 Banyan Room on Friday!

2020 Island Chill SUVA MARATHON

  • Albert Park Stadium, Suva, FIJI
  • 5.30am – 11.30am, 18 July 2020

Full marathon : start 5.30am

Full marathon registration fees

  • International: F$160.00
  • Fiji Citizen: $5.00
  • Fiji Residents (Non-Citizens) : $10.00

Full marathon route

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.

Half marathon : start 6.30am

Half marathon registration fees

  • International: F$120.00
  • Fiji Citizen: $5.00
  • Fiji Residents (Non-Citizens) : $10.00

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.

Team Marathon : start 7.00am

Team marathon registration fees

  • Social Team Entry (Non-Corporate): F$20.00
  • Corparate Team Entry: $50.00

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.

Quarter Marathon (10.55km) start : 7.15am

  • International: F$50.00
  • Fiji Citizen: $5.00
  • Fiji Residents (Non-Citizens) : $10.00

Fun Run (5km) start : 7.15am

  • International: F$50.00
  • Fiji Citizen: $5.00
  • Fiji Residents (Non-Citizens) : $10.00

Why not get your friends and families to join in and come along at 7.15am (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

It will be a FUN DAY! 8am – 12pm

Everyone is invited to come to cheer for the runners and also enjoy the Finish Line excitement at Albert  Park and Fiji Museum from 8am – 2pm.

Download the REGISTRATION FORM

Download RACE INSTRUCTIONS

Travel information

Accommodation

The 2020 Island Chill Suva Marathon Race Number pick up is going to be held on 26th July from 12pm – 8pm at the Banyan Room in the 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

Holiday inn at night

Holiday Inn Specials

Special discounted rate for the Island Chill Suva Marathon 2020 will be $$$ bb up to two adults inclusive of all taxes and unlimited internet or $300 for room only.

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.

The beautiful Fiji islands

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.

Training programme

We invite all of you to train with us along the seawall or around Suva on a day that suits you. Our social runs are a great way to motivate each other! Our weekly timed run is on Thursday nights and our monthly Time Trials are on the first Saturday of every month.

There are options to join us for swimming and biking sessions through the week as well if you are looking for low impact options between runs. Please contact the club member contacts via email or mobile if you have any questions or just to let them know when to expect you.

You can also contact us here if you would like to join in.

Saturday

Start time: 7:30am

Meeting place: Suva Bowling Club, end of the road, find our start line.

Distance: 10km, 5km

Contacts: Email Marita or Gina

We’ll be doing time trial runs which will eventually be qualifying runs for IAAF and Athletics Fiji qualification times, as well as just fun running along the seawall. Join us on a Saturday morning for tips and tricks on how to get up to 10km or marathon length running. An excellent opportunity to gauge how you are doing for the upcoming event on 18th July 2020!

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