Half Marathons in Australia

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JUN9
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Run Forrest Trail Run
Forrest, VIC, Australia

The 7th annual Run Forrest 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world-class trails and breathtaking natural beauty undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

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Run Forrest Trail Run

13 Station St, Forrest VIC 3236, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The 7th annual Run Forrest 10km & 21km & 6km Trail Run offers runners the most picturesque trails in Australia.

Once again the 2019 Run Forrest will include the very popular 6km Kids Run circuit.

Staged in the hinterland township of Forrest, nestled in the heart of the Otway Ranges, Run Forrest will showcase the regions world-class trails and breathtaking natural beauty undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

So get training!!

AUD $25 - AUD $85
Run Forrest Trail Run
JUN30
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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
Murray Bridge, SA, Australia

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

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Murray Bridge Marathon Festival

1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

AUD $15 - AUD $75
Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is the sole remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It started in 2001 when the NSW Government approved the continuation of a marathon in Sydney to promote fitness and health for the NSW community and to position Sydney as an international tourist destination.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
OCT6
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Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

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Beach to Brother

Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Use this year's Beach to Brother trail running event as an excuse to visit the impressive and stunning Mid-North Coast!

The Beach to Brother Marathon is just one of a few distances offered on the long weekend of Sunday 6th October 2019. Also on offer is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Dash, a 5km Fun Run, and a Team Relay Marathon (up to 4 persons). All of these distances are based on the beautiful Mid-North Coast of NSW; they start in various beautiful locations along the marathon course, and all finish atop North Brother Mountain one of the most scenic lookouts on the North Coast, located in Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

Both the individual and team relay marathon events start at Town Beach, Port Macquarie; the half-marathon starts at Lake Cathie Beach; the 10km run/walk starts at Camden Haven Beach, and the 5km run/walk starts adjacent Laurieton Pool.

The courses have been designed to provide a similar challenge to races such as the Six-Foot Track Marathon, the Coastal Classic, and the Raffertys Resort Run. The four distances all offer a great challenge to runners/walkers of every ability. Other than the 5km run/walk, the runs all encompass beautiful beaches, coastal paths and trails, and as was named by competitors in 2016 the hill from hell at the end! The four distances on offer all provide both mental and physical challenges in amongst some of the most beautiful and scenic coastline the Mid-North Coast has to offer.

Book in for an awesome challenge; bring your friends and family along to compete or spectate; then, relax in paradise!

AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
JUN1
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Western Sydney Marathon

The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you.

Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.

With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.

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Western Sydney Marathon

Unnamed Road, Castlereagh NSW 2749, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you.

Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.

With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.

AUD $15 - AUD $90
Western Sydney Marathon
JUN1
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McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.

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McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
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Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.
AUD $15 - AUD $130
McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
JUN2
Mackay Marina Run
Mackay, QLD, Australia

Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding City of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

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Mackay Marina Run

83M Victoria St, Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Mackay is a booming Queensland Region and the BMA Mackay Marina Run is the signature running event for the exciting and expanding City of Mackay. The event showcases the spectacular features of the tropical coastal city and celebrates the role that fun and fitness has in the community.

AUD $20 - AUD $90
Mackay Marina Run
JUN2
Macedon Trail Race
Mount Macedon, VIC, Australia

Macedon Trail Run is the 2nd in the Trailsplus Mountain Trail Series. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents and descents. The start and finish are located at the BBQ area next to the carpark at the top of the mountain. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch while waiting for their competitor to finish, and to hang around afterwards to encourage other finishers and for the presentations.

The race will consist of a 10km, a 21.1km, a 30km a 42.2km and a 50km event. See above tabs for more info.

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Macedon Trail Race

Cameron Dr, Mount Macedon VIC 3441, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Macedon Trail Run is the 2nd in the Trailsplus Mountain Trail Series. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents and descents. The start and finish are located at the BBQ area next to the carpark at the top of the mountain. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch while waiting for their competitor to finish, and to hang around afterwards to encourage other finishers and for the presentations.

The race will consist of a 10km, a 21.1km, a 30km a 42.2km and a 50km event. See above tabs for more info.

AUD $45 - AUD $125
Macedon Trail Race
JUN2
Traralgon Marathon
Traralgon, VIC, Australia

The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

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Traralgon Marathon

26 Whittakers Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

AUD $10 - AUD $120
Traralgon Marathon
JUN2
Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race
Albany, WA, Australia

The Asics Elleker Half Marathon and Retravision 10 km Road Race is an annual event, presented by the Albany Athletics Club Inc. This event attracted a recoded number of participants of over 260 entries last year. Participants travelled from as far away as Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance and even the USA to take part.

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Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race

Albany WA 6330, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Asics Elleker Half Marathon and Retravision 10 km Road Race is an annual event, presented by the Albany Athletics Club Inc. This event attracted a recoded number of participants of over 260 entries last year. Participants travelled from as far away as Perth, Bunbury, Busselton, Esperance and even the USA to take part.

AUD $10 - AUD $40
Elleker Half Marathon and 10km Road race
JUN2
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Maitland River Run
Maitland, NSW, Australia

The Maitland River Run. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 laps 8km course or 3 laps 12km course. There is also an improved Half Marathon course and our classic 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to 'Run the Mile'!

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Maitland River Run

High St at Hunter St, Maitland NSW 2320, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Maitland River Run. Offering a picturesque 4km course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors. You can either run/walk the 1 Lap 4km course, 2 laps 8km course or 3 laps 12km course. There is also an improved Half Marathon course and our classic 1609m (one mile) sprint event open to serious and novice runners who would like to 'Run the Mile'!

AUD $20 - AUD $85
Maitland River Run
JUN9
Kiama Red Cross Fun Run
Kiama, NSW, Australia

A fun run that offers three distances, a 5km and 9km events for walkers and runners and the half marathon designed for serious runners only.

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Kiama Red Cross Fun Run

56 Belvedere St, Kiama NSW 2533, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A fun run that offers three distances, a 5km and 9km events for walkers and runners and the half marathon designed for serious runners only.

AUD $10 - AUD $20
Kiama Red Cross Fun Run
JUN9
Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 4 - Iron Cove Half Marathon

A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Race 4: Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km

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Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 4 - Iron Cove Half Marathon

Iron Cove, Iron Cove, New South Wales, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A 6-race series at popular Sydney running venues

Race 4: Iron Cove Half-Marathon, 7km & 4km

AUD $21 - AUD $31
Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 4 - Iron Cove Half Marathon
JUN10
Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon

A traditional test of speed and endurance on a classic one-mile loop in a refreshing garden and lakeside setting...

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Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon

Lennox Gardens, Flynn Dr, Yarralumla ACT 2600, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A traditional test of speed and endurance on a classic one-mile loop in a refreshing garden and lakeside setting...

AUD $13 - AUD $31
Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon
JUN15
Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
Newnes, NSW, Australia

A great weekend of trailrunning including a Marathon, Half Marathon, Fun Run and Mountain Dash. Kids treasure hunt, catering and entertainment.

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Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon

Newnes NSW 2790, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A great weekend of trailrunning including a Marathon, Half Marathon, Fun Run and Mountain Dash. Kids treasure hunt, catering and entertainment.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
JUN16
Santanol Kununurra Half Marthon
Kununurra, WA, Australia

"Dry Season" running weather at its best - So get those running shoes on and crack to it. If the body and mind is not ready for the full 21.1, grab a mate for a Duo entry or a make a team in the Quad.

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Santanol Kununurra Half Marthon

Lakeview Dr, Kununurra WA 6743, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

"Dry Season" running weather at its best - So get those running shoes on and crack to it. If the body and mind is not ready for the full 21.1, grab a mate for a Duo entry or a make a team in the Quad.

AUD $35 - AUD $60
Santanol Kununurra Half Marthon
JUN16
Sri Chinmoy Albert Park

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed trail circuit around Albert Park Lake, with full runner services.

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Sri Chinmoy Albert Park

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park Lake, Albert Park VIC 3206, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The event is conducted on a scenic 5km closed trail circuit around Albert Park Lake, with full runner services.

AUD $25 - AUD $40
Sri Chinmoy Albert Park
JUN16
Kowen Trail Run
Wamboin, NSW, Australia

The Wamboin Trail Runners Inc in association with the Australian Mountain Running Association present the Kowen Trail Run.

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Kowen Trail Run

Wamboin Studio, 977 Norton Rd, Wamboin NSW 2620, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Wamboin Trail Runners Inc in association with the Australian Mountain Running Association present the Kowen Trail Run.

AUD $30 - AUD $50
Kowen Trail Run
JUN16
Take A Hike Townsville
North Ward, QLD, Australia

Take A Hike series is our signature event where we raise much needed funds and awareness for autism and AEIOU Foundation.

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Take A Hike Townsville

80 The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take A Hike series is our signature event where we raise much needed funds and awareness for autism and AEIOU Foundation.

AUD $30 - AUD $45
Take A Hike Townsville
JUN16
Rottnest Running Festival
Rottnest Island, WA, Australia

The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Rottnest Running Festival

Somerville Dr, Rottnest Island WA 6161, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

AUD $35 - AUD $110
Rottnest Running Festival
JUN16
Bay to Bay Running Festival
Woy Woy, NSW, Australia

The Bay to Bay Running Festival on Sunday, 16 June is a 12km Fun Run and 21km Half Marathon from the Woy Woy waterfront to Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, NSW.

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Bay to Bay Running Festival

50 Brick Wharf Rd, Woy Woy NSW 2256, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Bay to Bay Running Festival on Sunday, 16 June is a 12km Fun Run and 21km Half Marathon from the Woy Woy waterfront to Central Coast Stadium in Gosford, NSW.

AUD $25 - AUD $68
Bay to Bay Running Festival
JUN17
Coastal 5

All distances (10km, half marathon, marathon) can be run on all days (Monday - Friday) during this multi-day event.

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Coastal 5

Semaphore SA 5019, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

All distances (10km, half marathon, marathon) can be run on all days (Monday - Friday) during this multi-day event.

AUD $20
Coastal 5
JUN22
Wondai Country Running Festival
Wondai, QLD, Australia

After the overwhelming success of the 2018 event, Wondai, a little town with a big heart is hosting the next Country Running Festival 22 23 June 2019. We are delighted you are coming to join us, we hope to make the weekend enjoyable and fun for the whole family.

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Wondai Country Running Festival

Wondai QLD 4606, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

After the overwhelming success of the 2018 event, Wondai, a little town with a big heart is hosting the next Country Running Festival 22 23 June 2019. We are delighted you are coming to join us, we hope to make the weekend enjoyable and fun for the whole family.

AUD $30 - AUD $80
Wondai Country Running Festival
JUN23
Eagle and Child

Eagle and Child is a 10km ("Eagle and Bub") and 22km ("Eagle and Child") trail run at John Forrest National Park in Western Australia.

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Eagle and Child

Unnamed Road, Hovea WA 6071, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Eagle and Child is a 10km ("Eagle and Bub") and 22km ("Eagle and Child") trail run at John Forrest National Park in Western Australia.

AUD $75.10
Eagle and Child
JUN29
Surf Coast Trail Marathon
Torquay, VIC, Australia

The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is conducted on the Surf Coast Walk, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven, Victoria on Saturday, 30 June 2018.

Participants can enter a marathon or half marathon distance as individuals, or in relay teams of 2 for the marathon.

From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the cliff tops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet, this course deserves to be renewed for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment. We invite you all to experience trail running from the surf beaches to rainforest of the Otways.

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Surf Coast Trail Marathon

Unit 2/48-50 Geelong Rd, Torquay VIC 3228, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is conducted on the Surf Coast Walk, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven, Victoria on Saturday, 30 June 2018.

Participants can enter a marathon or half marathon distance as individuals, or in relay teams of 2 for the marathon.

From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the cliff tops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet, this course deserves to be renewed for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment. We invite you all to experience trail running from the surf beaches to rainforest of the Otways.

AUD $85 - AUD $135
Surf Coast Trail Marathon
JUL7
Broome Marathon
Cable Beach, WA, Australia

Tides are ideal for the 2019 Broome International Airport Marathon to take place on 7th July. This will ensure runners have super firm and hard packed sand. Tide times are a critical part of selecting the perfect date.

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Broome Marathon

10 Dolby Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Tides are ideal for the 2019 Broome International Airport Marathon to take place on 7th July. This will ensure runners have super firm and hard packed sand. Tide times are a critical part of selecting the perfect date.

AUD $60 - AUD $120
Broome Marathon
JUL14
The Georges River Festival of the Feet

The Festival of the Feet offers 3km, 7km, 14km or 21.1km runs. All courses are off-road and wind their way along Georges River and around Lake Gillawarna, in the beautiful Mirrambeena Regional Park in Georges Hall.

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The Georges River Festival of the Feet

Lake Gillawarna, LOT 125 Beatty Parade, Georges Hall NSW 2198, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Festival of the Feet offers 3km, 7km, 14km or 21.1km runs. All courses are off-road and wind their way along Georges River and around Lake Gillawarna, in the beautiful Mirrambeena Regional Park in Georges Hall.

AUD $20 - AUD $55
The Georges River Festival of the Feet
JUL14
Jolly Jumbuck Trail Run

Trail Running through Bells Rapids! Join us for a 13km or 22km fun filled trail run.

A brand new Trail Running Event! It's the perfect distance whereever your running level is at. Whether you just completed a half, or you're brand new to trail running. This event is not to be missed! We get adventurous types who've accomplished plenty of other fitness achievements maybe a half, full or even ultra marathon! Trails are fun and open to everyone.

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Jolly Jumbuck Trail Run

State Equestrian Centre, 303 Cathedral Ave, Brigadoon WA 6069, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Trail Running through Bells Rapids! Join us for a 13km or 22km fun filled trail run.

A brand new Trail Running Event! It's the perfect distance whereever your running level is at. Whether you just completed a half, or you're brand new to trail running. This event is not to be missed! We get adventurous types who've accomplished plenty of other fitness achievements maybe a half, full or even ultra marathon! Trails are fun and open to everyone.

AUD $75.10 - AUD $86.48
Jolly Jumbuck Trail Run
JUL14
Cairns Marathon
Koah, QLD, Australia

The Cairns Marathon race starts on the Atherton Tablelands and finishes in Cairns. Do it for the medal! And you may see a cassowary too

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Cairns Marathon

86 Cedar Park Rd, Koah QLD 4881, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Cairns Marathon race starts on the Atherton Tablelands and finishes in Cairns. Do it for the medal! And you may see a cassowary too

AUD $40 - AUD $80
Cairns Marathon
JUL20
Winery Running Festival
Upper Karuah River, NSW, Australia

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 20-21 July 2019 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Sunday will be our regular races including Half Marathon, Winery 10km, Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. On Saturday will be the inaugural MOON MARATHON, a night marathon staged on Golf Cart tracks from 4.30pm, for individuals and 4 person relay teams.

Post race party starts at 7.30pm. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world-famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

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Winery Running Festival

Wangat Rd, Upper Karuah River NSW 2415, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 20-21 July 2019 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

Sunday will be our regular races including Half Marathon, Winery 10km, Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. On Saturday will be the inaugural MOON MARATHON, a night marathon staged on Golf Cart tracks from 4.30pm, for individuals and 4 person relay teams.

Post race party starts at 7.30pm. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world-famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

AUD $25 - AUD $230
Winery Running Festival
JUL21
Airlie Beach Running Festival
Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

The 7th annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival 2019 will be held on the weekend of 20th and 21st July, a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach. It is a great opportunity to extend your stay and holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The course runs along the foreshore from Port of Airlie to Cannonvale beach.

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Airlie Beach Running Festival

14 Broadwater Ave, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 7th annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival 2019 will be held on the weekend of 20th and 21st July, a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach. It is a great opportunity to extend your stay and holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The course runs along the foreshore from Port of Airlie to Cannonvale beach.

AUD $20 - AUD $135
Airlie Beach Running Festival
JUL21
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Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
Karlkurla, WA, Australia

The July 21st Goldfields Pipeline Marathon is made up of 3 different events. The Kalgoorlie Chiropractic 42.2 km Marathon. The Ellery Brookman 21.1km Half Marathon and the 10 km Retravision Fun Run or Walk. All events are in beautiful Goldfields bush trails in Western Australia and finishing at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Golf course.

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Goldfields Pipeline Marathon

Kalgoorlie Golf Course, 93 Aslett Dr, Karlkurla WA 6430, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The July 21st Goldfields Pipeline Marathon is made up of 3 different events. The Kalgoorlie Chiropractic 42.2 km Marathon. The Ellery Brookman 21.1km Half Marathon and the 10 km Retravision Fun Run or Walk. All events are in beautiful Goldfields bush trails in Western Australia and finishing at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Golf course.

AUD $30 - AUD $95
Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
JUL21
Weipa Running Festival
Rocky Point, QLD, Australia

The Weipa Running Festival in Queensland on Sunday, 21 July 2019 has a distance for everyone, from a 2.5km fun run through to a full marathon. The full and half marathon are a combination of bush, trail, beach and road. The course is notorious for its corrugations and red dirt. Warning: your shoes will return red

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Weipa Running Festival

Andoom Rd, Rocky Point QLD 4874, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Weipa Running Festival in Queensland on Sunday, 21 July 2019 has a distance for everyone, from a 2.5km fun run through to a full marathon. The full and half marathon are a combination of bush, trail, beach and road. The course is notorious for its corrugations and red dirt. Warning: your shoes will return red

AUD $15 - AUD $65
Weipa Running Festival
JUL21
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

Whether you choose to walk or run ,the Jetty 2 Jetty Fu Run is an event for all ages and levels. Come and see why thousands return each year for Queensland's most scenic and longest running fun run.

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Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run

Crockatt Park, 229 Hornibrook Esplanade, Woody Point QLD 4019, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Whether you choose to walk or run ,the Jetty 2 Jetty Fu Run is an event for all ages and levels. Come and see why thousands return each year for Queensland's most scenic and longest running fun run.

AUD $25 - AUD $85
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
JUL21
Greenbelt Challenge

Originally starting out as the Half Marathon Distance of the Adelaide Marathon, Greenbelt has evolved over the years; from changes to its course to shorter distances being added.

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Greenbelt Challenge

1 Esplanade, West Beach SA 5024, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Originally starting out as the Half Marathon Distance of the Adelaide Marathon, Greenbelt has evolved over the years; from changes to its course to shorter distances being added.

AUD $20 - AUD $65
Greenbelt Challenge
JUL28
Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival
Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia

The Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival has a marathon, half marathon and 11km running events.

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Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival

Phil Rogers Park, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival has a marathon, half marathon and 11km running events.

$55
Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival
JUL28
Albury Ranges Trail Run
West Albury, NSW, Australia

Parklands Albury Wodongas Riverina Endurance series tackles some of the most rugged terrain around the Border area each winter. Come and find out why dirt is good- visit each events link for details!

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Albury Ranges Trail Run

Bonnie Doon Park, Pemberton St, West Albury NSW 2640, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

Parklands Albury Wodongas Riverina Endurance series tackles some of the most rugged terrain around the Border area each winter. Come and find out why dirt is good- visit each events link for details!

AUD $40
Albury Ranges Trail Run
JUL28
Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
Mackay, QLD, Australia

The Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will offer runners a selection of beautiful scenic routes from 5km, 8km, 16km and 21.1km situated on the Bluewater Trail within the tropics of Mackay and a 2.6 km dog walk at Iluka Park to raise vital funds for your local helicopter rescue service RACQ CQ Rescue. All three races will start and finish at Iluka Park.

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Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run

Queens Park, Goldsmith St, East Mackay QLD 4740, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Sydney St Medical Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run will offer runners a selection of beautiful scenic routes from 5km, 8km, 16km and 21.1km situated on the Bluewater Trail within the tropics of Mackay and a 2.6 km dog walk at Iluka Park to raise vital funds for your local helicopter rescue service RACQ CQ Rescue. All three races will start and finish at Iluka Park.

$35
Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
JUL28
Run Melbourne

EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of Melbournes famous landmarks Flinders Street Station, MCG, the Shrine and the Yarra River.

In 2019, we will deliver the best running event in Melbourne with specially designed courses, a unique perspective of the city and the chance to discover one of the most liveable cities in the world on foot.

With cheer zones, more training support, fundraising resources and true to our core, a race day experience youll never forget.

Lets Run Melbourne together next July.

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Run Melbourne

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne VIC 3000, AustraliaView event
About the event
From the organiser

EXPERIENCE MELBOURNE AT ITS BEST

The 12th year of Run Melbourne will once again fill the streets with more than 20,000 people running past some of Melbournes famous landmarks Flinders Street Station, MCG, the Shrine and the Yarra River.

In 2019, we will deliver the best running event in Melbourne with specially designed courses, a unique perspective of the city and the chance to discover one of the most liveable cities in the world on foot.

With cheer zones, more training support, fundraising resources and true to our core, a race day experience youll never forget.

Lets Run Melbourne together next July.

AUD $30 - AUD $55
Run Melbourne
AUG4
The Tolosa Half
Glenorchy, TAS, Australia

A half marathon on spectacular trail, climbing half way up a spectacular mountain; welcome to The Tolosa Half. Beginning in the lower altitudes of suburbia, the open woodland gradually morphs into a denser and greener mixed forest. From towering eucalypts right down to the lichen-ridden dolerite, you will experience it all. Navigating snippets of technical rocky terrain is a requirement, but the majority of trail will be like a smooth sailing on the Derwent (perhaps with a moderate sea breeze). More jaw-dropping views, intricate hand-made wooden bridges, and a beautifully flowing descent on the purpose-built North-South track await; just remember those log rides and jumps are for crazy mountain bikers only!

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The Tolosa Half

Tolosa Park, Tolosa St, Glenorchy TAS 7010, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

A half marathon on spectacular trail, climbing half way up a spectacular mountain; welcome to The Tolosa Half. Beginning in the lower altitudes of suburbia, the open woodland gradually morphs into a denser and greener mixed forest. From towering eucalypts right down to the lichen-ridden dolerite, you will experience it all. Navigating snippets of technical rocky terrain is a requirement, but the majority of trail will be like a smooth sailing on the Derwent (perhaps with a moderate sea breeze). More jaw-dropping views, intricate hand-made wooden bridges, and a beautifully flowing descent on the purpose-built North-South track await; just remember those log rides and jumps are for crazy mountain bikers only!

AUD $50
The Tolosa Half
AUG4
Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun Run
Burnett Heads, QLD, Australia

Mark the date to join the fun for the Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun, Run or Walk Event where you pass by (some) iconic cane fields of Bundaberg and finish triumphantly at Neilson Park in Bargara overlooking the beautiful Coral Sea and help make a difference to your favourite charity and yourself!

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Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun Run

Oaks Beach, 71 Sea Esplanade, Burnett Heads QLD 4670, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

Mark the date to join the fun for the Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun, Run or Walk Event where you pass by (some) iconic cane fields of Bundaberg and finish triumphantly at Neilson Park in Bargara overlooking the beautiful Coral Sea and help make a difference to your favourite charity and yourself!

$15 - $35
Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun Run
AUG4
Registration Perks
Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

Race along the Sunshine Coast in this flat and fast marathon event. Great for beginners, this coastal course is a single loop within the Alexandra Headlands. Come for a personal best or a fun day out for the entire family.

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Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

6 Crystal Waves Pl, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572, AustraliaView event
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Race along the Sunshine Coast in this flat and fast marathon event. Great for beginners, this coastal course is a single loop within the Alexandra Headlands. Come for a personal best or a fun day out for the entire family.
AUD $15 - AUD $110
Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
AUG4
Perth Half Marathon

This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to the Lions Save Sight Foundation. Our aim is to promote the sport of running. Participants have the option of a 5km walk or run in conjunction with the Half Marathon. This option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 21.1km is too far. The 5km is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents. Results will be available on the day from the BlueChip Timings and the WAMC website.

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Perth Half Marathon

The West Australian Marathon Club, Burswood Water Sports Centre, 1 Camfield Dr, Burswood WA 6100, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

This community event is conducted by the West Australian Marathon Club Inc. with the proceeds being donated to the Lions Save Sight Foundation. Our aim is to promote the sport of running. Participants have the option of a 5km walk or run in conjunction with the Half Marathon. This option has been designed for those who want to be part of the great community event but feel 21.1km is too far. The 5km is ideally suited for walkers or the very young with their parents. Results will be available on the day from the BlueChip Timings and the WAMC website.

AUD $15 - AUD $30
Perth Half Marathon
AUG4
Townsville Running Festival
North Ward, QLD, Australia

One of Townsvilles premier community events that brings people together while getting fit and healthy.

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Townsville Running Festival

Jezzine Barracks, 25 Mitchell St, North Ward QLD 4810, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

One of Townsvilles premier community events that brings people together while getting fit and healthy.

AUD $22 - AUD $112
Townsville Running Festival
AUG10
Westies Joggers 3.5km Fun Run

The Festival of the Feet offers 3km, 7km, 14km or 21.1km runs. All courses are off-road and wind their way along Georges River and around Lake Gillawarna, in the beautiful Mirrambeena Regional Park in Georges Hall. The event attracts more than 600 entrants, from serious competitors to fun runners & walkers and families - from babes in prams to energetic octogenarians. Everyone is welcome for a fun family day of fitness and festivities. We offer individual, team and family entries.

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Westies Joggers 3.5km Fun Run

Lake Gillawarna, LOT 125 Beatty Parade, Georges Hall NSW 2198, AustraliaView event
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From the organiser

The Festival of the Feet offers 3km, 7km, 14km or 21.1km runs. All courses are off-road and wind their way along Georges River and around Lake Gillawarna, in the beautiful Mirrambeena Regional Park in Georges Hall. The event attracts more than 600 entrants, from serious competitors to fun runners & walkers and families - from babes in prams to energetic octogenarians. Everyone is welcome for a fun family day of fitness and festivities. We offer individual, team and family entries.

AUD $20
Westies Joggers 3.5km Fun Run

About Half Marathons in Australia

Half marathons (13.1 miles) are among the most popular running events in the Australia. Currently there are around 170 held annually with over 80,000 participants. You'll find that most major cities will host a big half marathon at least once a year. You'll also find lots of smaller events organised by local running clubs and race directors in various parks across the country. If want to make the leap to the full marathon, check out our list of Australian marathons, or if you'd prefer to scale it back a little, here is our calendar of 10k runs.

What are the best half marathons?

Australia prides itself on it's big city running festivals. With big crowds and closed roads, these races offer the chance to see some of our amazing cityscapes from a unique perspective while soaking up the atmosphere. The Sydney Running Festival, Brisbane Marathon Festival, Melbourne Marathon, and the Gold Coast Running Festival are a few of our favourites. Aside from the festivals, there are one or two famous standalone events too, the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon being the largest example. Many of these hugely popular races sell out fast or use a ballot entry, so be sure to get your name down in time. For example, the SMH Half has a cap of 10,500 participants and applications close weeks before the event begins, so you'll have to be on the ball if you want to enter. If you're looking to travel and thinking of destination half marathon, take a look at our pick of the World's Top 12 Half Marathons and see where it takes you.

How far is a half marathon?

A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1 km long, exactly half the length of a marathon. The average half marathon finish time across Australia over the last few years is about 1h51m for men, and 2h05m for women, which is a lot faster than the global average. Yes Straya. If you're wondering how this fares against the worlds best: the men's world record for a half marathon is 58m18s, and is held by Kenyan Abraham Kiptum and the women's record is 64m51s, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei, also from Kenya. Both set at the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain.

How long do I need to train for a half marathon?

Training for any long-distance event takes time, and you should make sure you build up your training gradually to avoid injury. If you're starting from a position where you're not running regularly, you might want 12 weeks of dedicated training in the run up to your half marathon. If you are already in the habit of running, and 8 week plan might be appropriate, and experienced runners may only require 6 weeks to get race ready. Check out our 8 week training plan.

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