Half Marathons in Australia

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SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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!

AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
MAR12
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Borneo Wildlife Marathon
Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

The Borneo Wildlife Marathon is an all inclusive package that gives you the opportunity to run in a scenic destination, interact with wildlife, meet the people and see incredible scenery.

Tired of running in the exact same places, doing the same things with the same people?

The Borneo Wildlife Marathon and Half-marathon gets you out of your traveling and running routine and gives you the chance to experience something new!

You will have the chance to interact with the locals, challenge yourself running and enrich your life leaving Borneo knowing that you have done something good by helping to save the Orangutans.

*Please note: By entering through Let's Do This, you will be paying a deposit only. The total price of the ticket will be $3,695, for which the event organizer will be in touch directly

$500
Borneo Wildlife 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.

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.

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.

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

AUD $15 - AUD $65
Weipa Running Festival
JUL21
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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
Adelaide, SA, Australia

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
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!

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.

$35
Beach to Gardens Charity Fun Run
JUL28
Run Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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
Perth Half Marathon
Perth, WA, Australia

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
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!

$15 - $35
Bundaberg Sugar Cane2Coral Fun Run
AUG4
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Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

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
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!

AUD $50
The Tolosa Half
AUG10
Westies Joggers 3.5km Fun Run
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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
AUG10
Compass Club Running Series - Cockle Creek to South Cape and Return
Recherche, TAS, Australia

Tasmania's South Coast Track will host it's third Compass Club event, a 42 and 21 kilometre out and back run to Australia's deepest south. Competitors will encounter chilly winds, sprawling plains, rocky cliffs and lengthy boardwalks amongst some of Australia's most stunning landscapes.

AUD $65 - AUD $115
Compass Club Running Series - Cockle Creek to South Cape and Return
AUG11
Barossa Marathon
Tanunda, SA, Australia

Starting at the Tanunda Town Oval, the relatively flat course will take participants through iconic Barossa Valley vineyards and wineries, finishing in the main street. Everyone from beginners to advanced runners are welcome.

AUD $20 - AUD $120
Barossa Marathon
AUG18
Husky Half Running Festival
Huskisson, NSW, Australia

Get ready for the annual Husky Half Marathon! It is sure to be another crowd pleaser a flat, fast course on the scenic shores of Jervis Bay. The view is nothing short of perfection, you wont even notice the kilometres tick over!With the half marathon having an option of a two person team, as well as 2km and 5km races, there is a distance for everyone. Pack the family up and make a weekend of it!

Huskisson is on the shores of the spectacular Jervis Bay Marine Park within the Shoalhaven. Youll find plenty of amazing things to see and do, relax on some of the worlds whitest sands meeting the crystal-blue waters along some of the breathtaking panoramic views.

AUD $10 - AUD $90
Husky Half Running Festival
AUG18
Mudgee Running Festival
Mudgee, NSW, Australia

The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner.

$10 - $30
Mudgee Running Festival
AUG18
Devilbend Fun Run
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Enjoy being active outdoors? Looking for your next fitness challenge? Hoping to run further or faster than last year? Want to discover one of the Mornington Peninsulas hidden gems Whatever your motivation the Mornington Peninsula Athletic Club invites you to come on down and enjoy join the action. Bring the family and make a day of it exploring the beautiful Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, or recuperate at your favourite local caf or winery.

AUD $35
Devilbend Fun Run
AUG25
Lake Macquarie Running Festival
Newcastle, NSW, Australia

This year, the iconic Lake Macquarie event will celebrate over 34 years of running! It makes our event one of the oldest running events around Australia. Registrations are now open!

AUD $25 - AUD $70
Lake Macquarie Running Festival
AUG25
Waratah Run Series - Sydney Half Marathon
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km and 4km Fun Run to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for U/20, Open and Masters categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.

AUD $10 - AUD $63
Waratah Run Series - Sydney Half Marathon
AUG25
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
Lismore, NSW, Australia

The Darrel Chapman Fun Run is an event that has been established in Lismore for over 20 years. The NAB, Lords Taverners and the Masters Games team with Our Kids to ensure the event will be even bigger than before. This year it will include a 4km walk/run, a 10km run and for the first time, the region only half marathon.

AUD $10
Darrel Chapman Fun Run
AUG25
Shepparton Running Festival
Shepparton, VIC, Australia

We have events suitable for all ages and abilities. Our certified accurate course is known for being flat and fast, ideal for those looking for a PB, stepping up a distance or a beginner runner. See you in Shepp!

AUD $10 - AUD $95
Shepparton Running Festival
AUG25
Greater Bank Sydney Half + Greater Bank 7km & 4km Fun Run
Sydney, NSW, Australia

The Greater Bank Sydney Half is part of Athletics Greater Bank RunNSW series and will also incorporate the NSW Half Marathon Championships. The event will also feature a 7km and 4km Fun Run to ensure there is something for everyone. Athletics NSW medals will be on the line for U/20, Open and Masters categories in the half for registered members. All races are open to members AND the general running public.

AUD $15
Greater Bank Sydney Half + Greater Bank 7km & 4km Fun Run
AUG31
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Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival
Bonny Hills, NSW, Australia

Welcome to the Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival as part of the Port Macquarie Trail Festival. The Port Macquarie Trail Run Festival is held over two days with a 5.5k or 11k trail run on day 1 & a half marathon on day 2. You may compete in one event distance each day in the festival if you wish for a bit more of a challenge if you think you can handle it. So get training and get excited for 2 epic days of Trail Running around the Port Macquarie area!

AUD $35 - AUD $80
Port Macquarie Trail Running Festival
SEP7
Kangaroo Island Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a limited number of runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.

AUD $79 - AUD $139
Kangaroo Island Marathon
SEP15
Greater Springfield Marathon
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Queenslands fastest growing city will host the 2nd annual Greater Springfield Marathon Festival. Whether this is your target race or a special training run, the Greater Springfield Marathon Festival has a perfect distance and challenge for you.

AUD $28
Greater Springfield Marathon
SEP15
Westpac City-Bay Fun Run
Adelaide, SA, Australia

The Westpac City-Bay Fun Run Presented by Sunday Mail is South Australias largest and most iconic fun run, which see participants run, walk, and wheelchair from Adelaide's CBD to the beachside city of Glenelg. The City-Bay Fun Run has a 3km, 6km, 12km and a Half Marathon event. Tens of thousands of participants from around South Australia and Australia travel to Adelaide participate.

AUD $40 - AUD $90
Westpac City-Bay Fun Run
SEP21
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

The perfect event for any runner seeking the tranquility of nature and wildlife. Forget the headphones, you can listen to the birds sing! The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a limited number of runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.

AUD $79
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
SEP22
Logan Running Festival
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

The Logan Running Festival is open to everyone! There will be five different races ranging from a 1km junior run, up to the full 42km marathon for adults. The race will be staged on the existing Berrinba Park Run course and surrounds, which winds its way around the Berrinba Wetlands.

AUD $24.99 - AUD $95
Logan Running Festival
SEP22
Forster Running Festival
Forster, NSW, Australia

The Forster Running Festival is in its 9th year of running now, with each year becoming more and more successful. The event could not be a success without the support of our local sponsors, so when you come to Forster please make sure you check out these businesses and help to support our local community.

AUD $95
Forster Running Festival
SEP28
Hounslow Classic
Blackheath, NSW, Australia

The Hounslow Classic starts and finishes in the township of Blackheath in New South Wales world famous the Blue Mountains. The course is spectacular and once run will never be forgotten.

The event is held at the Northern Grose Valley location which is one of the most spectacular and amazing valleys in Australia. Annually over a million visitors travel to see this part of the world. Its amazing, spectacular and now home to New South Wales only SkyRunning event!

AUD $149 - AUD $340
Hounslow Classic
OCT6
Harrietville Half Marathon
Selwyn, VIC, Australia

The Harrietville Half Marathon runs from Bright to Harrietville along the Great Alpine Road in Victoria.

The event is organised by a local running group with a passion for running, health & wellbeing & the community. The "Harrietville Half" is planned to be an ongoing, annual event to encourage and promote healthy activities, fitness and lifestyle in our community. All proceeds will be donated to the Harrietville Primary School supporting "Excellence in Regional Education".

Along with the half marathon, there are 2km, 5km and 10km fun run/walk distances.

AUD $8 - AUD $17
Harrietville Half Marathon
OCT12
Hume and Hovell Ultramarathon
Tumbarumba, NSW, Australia

The Hume & Hovell Ultra is an ultra marathon conducted along part of the Hume & Hovell Walking Track. The walking track follows as closely as possible the historic route taken by Explorers Hume & Hovell on their 1824 expedition to Port Phillip Bay. The track is managed by Department of Primary Industries from the Wagga Wagga office. The walking track starts at Cooma Cottage near Yass and finishes at the Hovell Tree in Albury, some 440 km in length.

AUD $70 - AUD $260
Hume and Hovell Ultramarathon
OCT13
McLaren Vale Running Festival
Adelaide, SA, Australia

SARRCs final event in the Triple Crown Series is held in McLaren Vale, one of South Australias best kept secrets, just 45 minutes from the CBD. The half marathon course takes in the Shiraz Trail between McLaren Vale and Willunga, with a loop along the rail trail between McLaren Vale and Seaford. The 10km and 5km courses are a fast dash towards Willunga and back.

AUD $25 - AUD $70
McLaren Vale Running Festival
OCT13
Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Be a part of Australias largest marathon and race alongside marathon legends. Circle around Albert Park Lake, Flinders Street Station, pass the St Kilda beach foreshore and cross the finish line at the MCG to cheers from supporters, family and friends. The Melbourne Marathon is a competitive, adrenaline-filled race for those experienced in marathon running who want to set a PB on our fast and flat course, and is also perfect for first-timers and less experienced marathon runners.

AUD $15 - AUD $60
Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
NOV15
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Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
Huskisson, NSW, Australia

The stunning Jervis Bay, NSW is the home to The Long Course Weekend (LCW) in 2019. The unique event lasts three days and this fun, inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of training and racing together.

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, where the LCW athletes have The Jervis Bay Swim to complete a 3.8km open water swim that takes place at Jervis Bay. The Swim also has a 1.9km and 950m distances.

On Saturday the attention turns to The Jervis Bay Grand Fondo, a 180km ride of undulating countryside that also incorporates 90km and 45km distances to attract athletes of all abilities.

To finish the weekend, the athletes will complete The Run a 42.2km marathon taking in the beautiful coastline of Jervis Bay and Huskinson. There is also a 21.1km run and a 10km run which allows everyone to be involved.

More than 1500 competitors are expected to attend the LCW with approximately 300 athletes attempting to receive the Long Course Weekend medal, which entails completing all three of the longest distances. Successful LCW athletes will be awarded with the LCW medal and polo shirt at the finish line presentation on Sunday after the marathon.

AUD $15 - AUD $330
Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
JUL20
You Yangs Trail Running Festival
Lara, VIC, Australia

Welcome to the 3rd and final race in the Victorian Mountain Trail running series.

This will be the decider for the winner of all eligible series distances with the winner crowned trail champion for that distance. If you haven't entered the previous 2 races, come and find out what they are all about and why so many runners choose to enter them all.

Booking Closed
You Yangs Trail Running Festival
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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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