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Half Marathons in Australia

A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1km long. Australia holds over 170 events annually, either in big cities or on scenic trails, with over 80,000 participants.
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  • OCT6
    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...

    AUD $25 - AUD $190
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV16
    Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
    Huskisson, NSW, Australia

    Jervis Bay is host to the annual Long Course Weekend every year. Utilising its stunning beauty as a national park, we've brought to you courses...

    AUD $45 - AUD $370
    • Triathlon
    • Ironman
    • Road Cycling
    • Swimming
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JAN12
    Cadbury Marathon
    Claremont, TAS, Australia

    The Cadbury Marathon will take place on Sunday January 13, 2019.

    Starting and finishing at the iconic Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart, there are...

    AUD $5 - AUD $110
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUN28
    Great Whitehaven Beach Run
    Whitsundays, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Ultramarathon
  • OCT13
    Busselton Marathon
    Busselton, WA, Australia

    The stunning coastal town of Busselton in the south west of WA hosts the Busselton Marathon, with full marathon, half marathon and 10km & 5km fun...

    AUD $20 - AUD $95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Maleny RunFest
    Maleny, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT20
    Geoff Watt Memorial Fun Run
    Warragul, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Melbourne Marathon
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • SEP28
    Goorooyaroo Off Road Half Marathon
    Canberra, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT13
    Maleny Run Fest
    Maleny, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV3
    Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run
    Mansfield, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22
    Denmark Half Marathon
    William Bay, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT6
    Newcastle International Half Marathon
    Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • AUG30
    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....

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • JUL26
    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...

    AUD $35 - AUD $55
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • JUN22
    Queensland Half Marathon
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • APR4
    Jabulani Challenge
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
  • JAN12
    Cadbury Marathon
    Hobart, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • NOV3
    Portland 3 Bays Running Festival
    Portland, VIC, Australia

    The Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon is in Portland, Victoria on Sunday, 4 November 2018.

    There are primary school...

    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC16
    SMC Road Race Series – Race 4
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV3
    Four Vines Running Festival
    Nagambie, VIC, Australia

    The Four Vines Running Festival is more than just a run! The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Four Vines Running Festival was set up to be a fundraiser for...

    AUD $15 - AUD $159
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • DEC1
    Murray Quad Running of the Black Bull Half Marathon
    Yarrawonga, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Ultramarathon
  • NOV2
    Port Of Portland 3 Bays Marathon
    Portland, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 10 Miles
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT20
    Great Strides: Melbourne
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Ultramarathon
  • DEC29
    Coastal Brave
    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC15
    Tour De Ridges
    Farrer, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • JAN19
    Kowen Trail Run: New Year’s Resolution Run
    Wamboin, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • APR19
    Mt Mee Marathon
    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    There are five trail running/walking events conducted in the Glasshouse Mountains area each year, and one at Mt Mee. Two are based at the swimming pool in...

    AUD $46 - AUD $97
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • AUG2
    Townsville Running Festival
    North Ward, QLD, Australia

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

    AUD $22
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUL10
    3 Marathons in 3 Days
    Kuranda, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • APR4
    Jabulani Challenge
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12km, 22km or 45km trail run & charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the...

    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC8
    Cathedrals Challenge
    Taggerty, VIC, Australia

    Cathedrals Challenge offers a 21.1k and a 10k trail run in one of the most challenging and rewarding networks of trails in...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT12
    Operation Flinders Challenge
    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6
    Bump to Bells Trail Run
    Mowbray, QLD, Australia

    From 1882, the lovely thoroughbred coaches of Cobb & Co. tackled The Bump powered by seven horse teams. many years later, itll be rough and ready trail...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13
    Forbes Running Festival
    Forbes, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUL12
    The Georges River Festival of the Feet
    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,...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • JUL3
    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Sydney
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV24
    Run for the Young Marathon
    Lilydale, VIC, Australia

    The Run for the Young Marathon is a charity fundraiser in Lilydale, Victoria.
    hem in continuing the valuable work the Charity already does in the local...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT20
    Kedumba Half Marathon
    Wentworth Falls, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT19
    Barossa BRAVE
    Bethany, SA, Australia

    Barossa BRAVE Start and Finish at Bethany Reserve in Bethany South Australia Sat Oct 20th...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV3
    Three Bridges Run
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV17
    Borobudur Marathon
    Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

    Creating synergy together and finding harmony in diversity through Borobudur Marathon , the biggest running race event in Central Java brought to you by...

    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT26
    Lamington Classic
    O'Reilly, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV24
    XTERRA Trail Run: Dwellingup
    Mandurah, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT27
    Peter Mac's Unite to Fight Cancer
    Carlton, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22
    Wildflower Festival of Running: Turquoise Coast Half Marathon
    Jurien Bay, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV15
    Victor Harbour Half Marathon
    Victor Harbor, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT20
    SMC Road Race
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
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More Australia Half Marathons

About Half Marathons in Australia

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?

Aside from the festivals, there are one or two famous standalone events too, the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon being the largest 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.