Half Marathons in New South Wales

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
JUL27
Sutherland Half Marathon
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Community athlete registration is $10. Annual participation fee is $5 registered or not. All runners wanting to have their time recorded will need to purchase a timing chip for $5. To be eligible for points score you must be registered with the club.

Sutherland Half Marathon
JUL28
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

There is a race for everyone from professional athletes to families, and kids just having a go! The traffic free marathon circuit makes it one the worlds most unique. The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events will be run on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

Booking Closed
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
SEP8
Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk.

Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back.

The event raises funds for local childrens charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality and Early Connections Coffs Harbour.

Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival
SEP8
Coffs Harbour Running Festival
Sawtell, NSW, Australia

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1km Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk.

It is on the beautiful Coffs Creek Walkway that meanders along the south and north banks of the Coffs Creek which is all part of the Coffs Coast Regional Park.

The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees from the centre of town to the coast and back.

Coffs Harbour Running Festival
SEP22
Tomaree Trail Run Festival
Fingal Bay, NSW, Australia

The Tomaree Trail Run Festival on Sunday, 23 September 2018 is the first race in the 2018/19 Trail Run Australia series, and is hosted in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series.

Based in Fingal Bay, the courses challenge runners with a diverse array of terrain and scenery, from the beauty of Tomaree National Park, to the expansive coastal views from the Tomaree coastal trail, to the challenge of the Samurai Dunes, to a rocky coastal section to the awe inspiring white sandy beaches of Fingal Bay. The course truly offers every type of trail run experience in the one spectacular and iconic location.

Whether you are a hardcore trail runner, a weekend warrior, someone who just loves getting in 2 the outdoors, or a family and kids, theres something for everyone at Trail Run Australia Tomaree!

Tomaree Trail Run Festival
NOV3
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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 the Children First Foundation. The Children First Foundation does amazing work in providing life saving and life changing medical care for children who need it most. A portion of your race entry fee is donated directly to Children First Foundation.

The event is based at Tahbilk Winery in Nagambie on the banks of the Goulburn River Valley. The running side of things see athletes challenge themselves in one of six races ranging in distance from 2km for kids through to marathons for adults. Actually the shortest races is the Tahbilk Vineyard Scramble - a $500 dash for cash!

The finish line is where the party starts with live bands, food and wine on offer, kids entertainment and more.

We hope you can join us at the inaugural Four Vines Running Festival.

Booking Closed
Four Vines Running Festival
DEC8
Cathedrals Challenge
Taggerty, VIC, Australia

Conquer the Cathedral Range in this beautiful trail half marathon and 10k across the mountains. Great for all runners who love tackling the hills in the sunshine. Come along for some mountain air and great finisher's prizes.

Cathedrals Challenge
MAR22
Sydney Trail Running Series – Manly Dam
Sydney, NSW, Australia

A scenic start finish area on the shores of the dam, plus a mix of technical single trails, waterfalls, fire trails, and lovey dam views. The 20km course offers some very nice harbour views! Cool down with a dip in the dam after your run.

Sydney Trail Running Series – Manly Dam
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 trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings. Exploring some of the hidden waterways that Pittwater is famous for its hard to believe you are only 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD.

Jabulani Challenge
MAY23
Warwick Pentath-Run
Warwick, QLD, Australia

Pentathrun is a full weekend event held at the end of May each year. It comprises of 5 races each of which is a different type of race that together mean a competitor has completed a Marathon Distance over the weekend in five different events. We start with a 1/2 marathon Saturday morning followed by a breakfast and a bus back to the start (YES it is one of the rare race events where you get to run somewhere and not just in a circuit), then after a short rest we have a 4.6km cross country. The Saturday concludes with a 5km flat road race and followed by presentations at the Sandy Creek Hotel. Sunday sees an early start for a 10km hill climb finishing again with a free breakfast and the weekend concludes with a 1500 meter sprint race in the main street of Warwick.

Warwick Pentath-Run

About Half Marathons in New South Wales

Half marathons (13.1 miles) are among the most popular running events in NSW. There are over 60 to choose from annually, that's more than one a week so there's no excuse for waiting around. NSW has it's fair share of standalone half marathons, and there are some great running festivals, like the Sydney Running Festival and Newcastle Running Festival, with bands and cheering crowds. Then smaller events such as Port Macquarie Running Festival, where the half marathon is the main event.

If you've run a few of these events and are feeling pretty comfortable, check out the marathons in New South Wales, or if you feel you need some practice then 10k runs could be the ideal event.

What are the best half marathons?

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon one of the most famous half marathons in NSW, and probably Australia. It takes in all the best bits of Sidney for a spectacular run. But if you'd rather something a little more 'edgy', try the Cliffside Fun Run Half, it's arguably the most picturesque fun run on the calendar. It's worth noting that these events are very popular and sell out very quickly, or require ballot entry so get your name in fast. The SMH Half has a cap of 10,500 participants and applications usually close a couple of weeks before race day. On the other hand, if NSW just isn't enough and you're looking to travel the world, 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, you guessed it, half the length of a marathon at 13.1 miles. The average Aussie man can expect to finish in 1h51m, and 2h05m for women, which is a lot faster than the global average. If you're wondering how you might fare against the worlds best: the men's world record for a half marathon is held by Kenyan Abraham Kiptum at a scorching 58m18s, and the women's record is a blistering 64m51s, set by Joyciline Jepkosgei, also from Kenya. Both set at the apparently super speedy Valencia Half Marathon in Spain.

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

Generally speaking, 8 weeks is enough to train yourself up to half marathon fitness. The best way to ensure you do this efficiently is to follow a training plan. This will help you to build gradually, and also remind you to taper off just before the race, so you're fresh. If you want to add some real motivation to your training, ask a friend along, no more snoozing that alarm!

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