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2023 Brooks Rottnest Running Festival

Experience an unforgettable running adventure at the 2023 Brooks Rottnest Running Festival, where you'll discover stunning scenery on a thrilling island race.

Looking for an invigorating and challenging running experience that also supports a great cause? Join us at the 29th Rottnest Marathon and accompanying fun runs this September.

Hosted by the West Australian Marathon Club, this event is designed to promote the sport of distance running while also raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

With options ranging from the full 42.2 km marathon to a 5 km fun run, there's something for everyone, including walkers and young children with their parents and prams. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a new challenge, you'll love exploring the stunning scenery of Rottnest Island while pushing yourself to the limit.

You'll also be supporting a great cause. The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides vital medical care and emergency services to remote and rural areas of Western Australia. By participating in this event, you're helping to ensure that these critical services continue to be available to those who need them most.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to challenge yourself, have fun, and make a difference. Register now for the 2023 Brooks Rottnest Running Festival and get ready to experience an unforgettable adventure on one of Western Australia's most beautiful islands.

Online registrations close on Thursday 8 June 2023, unless sold out prior. 

RaceStart TimeCost
42.2 km Rottnest Marathon7 amFrom $95
21.1 km SeaLink Half Marathon8:15 amFrom $45
5 km Fun Run10:15 amFrom $15
10 km Fun Run10:30 amFrom $20
0.3 km Fun Run12:15 pmFree


Getting to the 2023 Brooks Rottnest Running Festival is easy with several ferry options available. Take a look at the dedicated early departure times and special offers below. 

Ferry Options & Departure Times

Ferry OperatorDeparture LocationDeparture Time
Rottnest ExpressNorthport Terminal5:15 am
Rottnest ExpressB Shed5:45 am
SeaLink RottnestBarrack Street Jetty7 am
Rottnest Fast FerriesHillarys Boat Harbour5 am

Note your ferry travel is not included in your registration and must be booked separately. 

Special Offers

  • Rottnest Express: Use code ROTTMARA2023 for a 25% discount on your ferry fare. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more.
  • SeaLink Rottnest: Use promo code RUNSEALINK23 for a 25% discount on your ferry fare. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more
  • Rottnest Fast Ferries: Get a 20% discount on ferry transfers for adult, concession, and child fares. Use code RUNFUNDAY for day return bookings or RUNFUNEXT for extended stay bookings from 9 to 12 June 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more

Where to find the 2023 Brooks Rottnest Running Festival

The Start Line is located on Colebatch Ave, adjacent to Isola. The Finish Line is at the Southern side of Dome Cafe, with runners entering the chute from Bedford Ave.