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- McLaren Vale Running Festival17OCT
McLaren Vale Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bouddi Coastal Run13NOV
Bouddi Coastal RunHalf Marathon ‧ Bouddi13.0 mi • 8.7 mi
- Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Melbourne30JUN
Bravehearts 777 Marathon - MelbourneHalf Marathon ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 8.7 mi • 4.3 mi
- Darrel Chapman Fun Run29AUG
Darrel Chapman Fun RunRunning ‧ Lismore13.0 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.5 mi
- Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon25JUL
Ipswich Park2Park Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival31JUL
Rainbow Beach Trail Running FestivalRunning ‧ Rainbow Beach26.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.8 mi
- Kauri Half Marathon9JUL
Kauri Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Kuranda13.1 mi
- Coffs Harbour Running Festival12SEP
Coffs Harbour Running FestivalRunning ‧ Sawtell13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- City Bay Fun Run19SEP
City Bay Fun RunHalf Marathon ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.7 mi • 1.9 mi
- Port Loop Coastal19DEC
Port Loop CoastalRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Seaside Coastal Marathon14NOV
Seaside Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Salming Bibra Lake RunningWorks Festival4JUL
Salming Bibra Lake RunningWorks FestivalRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.7 mi
- Hume and Hovell Ultramarathon9OCT
Hume and Hovell UltramarathonRunning ‧ Tumbarumba100.0 mi • 62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 13.1 mi
- Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half Marathon12SEP
Sri Chinmoy Yarra Boulevard Half MarathonRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run18JUL
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival3OCT
Medibank Melbourne Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half Marathon7JUN
Sri Chinmoy Queen's Birthday Half MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Canberra13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 2.0 mi
- Perth Running Festival3OCT
Perth Running FestivalRunning ‧ Perth26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 2.5 mi
- Australian Wildlife Marathon26JUN
Australian Wildlife MarathonRunning ‧ Torquay26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bravehearts 777 Marathon3JUL
Bravehearts 777 MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Canberra26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 8.7 mi • 4.3 mi
- Raffertys Coastal Run10JUL
Raffertys Coastal RunHalf Marathon ‧ Cams Wharf22.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 0.6 mi
- Mornington Running Festival19SEP
Mornington Running FestivalRunning ‧ Melbourne13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 miAUD $20
- Trail Run Epic at Spicers Hidden Vale18SEP
Trail Run Epic at Spicers Hidden ValeHalf Marathon ‧ Grandchester13.1 mi • 7.1 mi • 2.6 miAUD $79
- Port Loop Coastal19DEC
Port Loop CoastalRunning ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
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. The records were set at the Copenhagen Half Marathon in Denmark and the Valencia Half Marathon in Spain respectively.
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.