Half Marathons

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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  • AUG16

    Kokoda Beach Classic

    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • OCT13

    Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half Marathon

    Adelaide, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV17

    Run with the Wind Ararat

    Ararat, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT26

    RunningWorks Ultra Marathon

    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
  • MAY3

    Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

    Whitsundays, QLD, Australia

    Theres a race for everyone; the half marathon for the fearless, a 3 x 7km relay and the kids havent been forgotten either with three different distance...

    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT20

    Bribie Beach Bash

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • DEC7

    Vine Runner Christmas Half Marathon

    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • JUL25

    Australian Outback Marathon

    Petermann, NT, Australia

    Although this race is popular with local runners, for most, its a once in a lifetime experience. Its not every day marathoners get to take in the stunning...

    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • MAY30

    Western Sydney Marathon

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • 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...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR29

    Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival

    Cairns, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • JUN29

    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Canberra

    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • DEC31

    New Years Eve Rock Around the Clock

    Little River, VIC, Australia

    The concept of a 3 race night series was to provide an opportunity for runners of all levels to enjoy a low-key, grass-roots style, yet well supported,...

    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • 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...

    AUD $25 - AUD $70
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV16

    Bouddi Coastal Run

    Bouddi, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP29

    Eungella Trail Run

    Eungella, QLD, Australia

    Two distances - 21.1km and 6km

    This popular event is now a social run on the Mackay Road Runners Calendar. That means no timing chips, just enjoyable...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    Western Coastal Marathon

    Adelaide, SA, Australia

    Welcome to the The Western Coastal Marathon. This is an epic locally organised event is for those who just love running.

    This fun and low cost race...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • 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...

    AUD $79
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
  • SEP27

    Run the Maine

    Castlemaine, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR1

    Cohuna Bridge to Bridge

    Cohuna, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • FEB8

    Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun Run

    Busselton, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • JUL2

    Bravehearts 777 Marathon

    Launceston, TAS, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR15

    Amie St Clair - Lap the Lake

    Lake Albert, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • FEB8

    SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun Run

    Busselton, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
    • 10k
  • OCT20

    Hero Run

    Mount Barker, SA, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • NOV3

    Deep Space Mountain Marathon

    Rendezvous Creek, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV17

    SMC Road Race

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR21

    Duncans Run

    Hiamdale, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    Harrretville Half Marathon

    Harrietville, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV2

    Carcoar Cup Running Festival

    Carcoar, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
    • 10k
  • JUN7

    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...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 5k
  • JUN21

    Queensland Half Marathon

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    The half marathon (21.1km) is a great challenge and perhaps for that reason becoming one of the most popular long distance...

    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • 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....

    AUD $24.99 - AUD $95
    • Running
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
  • MAR15

    Weston Creek Half Marathon

    Weston, ACT, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • FEB1

    Beerwah at Night

    Glass House Mountains, QLD, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • APR5

    3 Waters Running Festival

    Bunbury, WA, Australia

    The HBF Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival is back! The course is designed to showcase Bunburys natural assets. It is called the 3 Waters Running Festival...

    AUD $25
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Marathon
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • MAR9

    Run The Course

    Seymour, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
  • JUL1

    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Melbourne

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • 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...

    AUD $70 - AUD $260
    • Running
    • Ultramarathon
    • Half Marathon
  • 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...

    AUD $8 - AUD $17
    • Running
    • 5k
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • NOV23

    Portsea Running Festival

    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • MAR12

    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...

    $500
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Ultramarathon
  • 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...

    AUD $15 - AUD $60
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • OCT6

    Perth Running Festival

    Perth, WA, Australia
    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • SEP22

    SMC Road Race

    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
    • 5k
  • AUG30

    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...

    • Running
    • 10k
    • Half Marathon
  • JUL26

    Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon

    Brisbane, QLD, Australia

    The Ipswich Park2Park is an iconic event catering for everyone from elite athletes to complete...

    • Running
    • 5k
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • AUG1

    Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival

    Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia

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

    $105
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • Marathon
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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.