Hydration and cheer stations
There will be four water stations along the course where water.
That’s every 8km, so it is VERY important that ALL athletes carry their own water and hydration packs. This is a TRAIL RUN, not a road race.
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
This is a TRAIL RUN and there will be very limited facilities/resources along the route.
Toilets are available at the 10km start, at one of the water stations on the 10km course (Gasaudrau Farm) and at Namosi Eco Retreat.
Parking will be ONLY available along the road at 10 km start.
If possible, please do not bring your vehicle if you are running the full or half marathon as race briefing will be conducted on the bus on the way up to the start of both races.
If you have friends & family that want to drive up to cheer you on please ask them to come to the 10km start.
Bib pickup & Registration Payment
You MUST pick up your number, and make payment if you’ve not paid online, at the RACE NUMBER PICK UP at the Fiji 50 FESTIVAL on OCTOBER 10th or 11th 2020 between 9am-11am.
If you are unable to do this, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].
For those running the full and the half marathon, a bus will be provided ($20 per person). Please make payment at the same time as the race number payment – preferably online, or at the Fiji 50 FESTIVAL.
There will be no race number pick up on the day. You must have picked up your race number before the event.
Full & Half Marathon Race Reporting Times
4.30am SHARP : Bus will depart for Namosi
All athletes will be required to check in at MH Superfresh in Tamavua, Suva at 4.15am. Buses will then transport athletes to the start of the race.
10K Race Reporting Times
Race Start times
The Namosi Marathon 2020 will be Fiji’s first trail running event to include Full and Half Marathons and a 10k race.
- 5.30am – Full marathon Start
- 6.30am – Half marathon Start
- 7.00am – 10k Start
The Namosi Marathon 2020 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 7am-9am @ Saturday Social Run (3rd October 2020) @ Piccadilly Taxis Suva.
Race day is on 17th October 2020 starting at the MH Superfresh in Tamavua, Suva at 4.15am. Buses will then transport athletes to the start of the race.
You can find the course maps as well as other participant information on this page.
Suva Physio Centre and the Volunteer First Responders has kindly sponsored to organise a team comprising of physiotherapists, doctors, first aid and other medical personnel.
The main medical station will be located at the start of the 10km race.
Please bring your own snacks for the event. Water will be provided.
They will have roaming medical teams along the course, and an ambulance will be on standby in case of emergencies.
10K Race Start Position
- 7.00am – 10k Start
You may wish to stay the night before at Namosi Eco Retreat so you are closer to the race start.
If driving from Suva please drive along the Queen’s Rd (not through Sawani /Naqali) so as to minimise traffic on the course itself.
The turnout to Namosi is the Namosi Road where there is a sign for Kila Eco Park. Turn up that road and you’ll come to a junction with the main ridge line road. Turn left towards Namosi village and Namosi Secondary School.
You’ll need to leave Suva by 5am to ensure you get to the start in time.
Namosi Marathon 2020
After Party @ Namosi Eco Retreat
Ff$20 post race brunch at Namosi Eco Retreat.
Relax in the river! BYO drinks. Stay the Night
#There will be music DJ entertainment all throughout the day.
Please bring your own:
- Drinking Water
Danny – 7779099
Here’s some great deals from Danny and Jaqui:
- Family Package: for a couple 2 adults and up to 3kids 14yrs under with own bure, all meals it’s $249. per night. Stay 2nd night for only $99.
- Single adults (15yrs and over) sharing bures max 5pax per bure including all meals its $60.per head per night.
- Tents: – If you bring your own tent its $60. per head including all meals.
- Meals package and landing fee after race (Brunch) for Saturday 17th October its $20.per head. (Namosi breakfast & Lunch with Lovo chicken/Fruits & Salads)
NOTE! If you’re paying to stay for the night then you don’t have to pay for this. (ONLY DAYTRIPPERS PAY $20.)