- Operation Flinders Challenge10OCT2020
Operation Flinders ChallengeRunning ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival12JUL2020
Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running FestivalRunning ‧ Carlton North26.2 mi • 18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 miAUD $25
- Barossa BRAVE17OCT2020
Barossa BRAVEHalf Marathon ‧ Bethany26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 8.7 mi • 4.3 mi
- Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival29MAR2020
Dynamic in a Dress Running FestivalRunning ‧ Cairns13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Canberra29JUN2020
Bravehearts 777 Marathon - CanberraHalf Marathon ‧ Perth26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 8.7 mi • 4.3 mi
- New Years Eve Rock Around the Clock31DEC
New Years Eve Rock Around the ClockRunning ‧ Little River31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 0.9 mi
- Cohuna Bridge to Bridge1MAR2020
Cohuna Bridge to BridgeHalf Marathon ‧ Cohuna13.1 mi • 7.8 mi • 4.0 mi
- Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun Run8FEB2020
Busselton Runners Club Half Marathon and Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Bravehearts 777 Marathon2JUL2020
Bravehearts 777 MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Launceston26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 3.7 mi
- Amie St Clair - Lap the Lake15MAR2020
Amie St Clair - Lap the LakeHalf Marathon ‧ Lake Albert13.1 mi • 6.8 mi • 3.4 mi
- SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun Run8FEB2020
SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon & Fun RunRunning ‧ Busselton13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Duncans Run21MAR2020
Duncans RunRunning ‧ Hiamdale62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 3.7 mi
- Mackay Marina Run7JUN2020
Mackay Marina RunRunning ‧ Mackay13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Queensland Half Marathon21JUN2020
Queensland Half MarathonRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi • 1.2 mi
- Weston Creek Half Marathon15MAR2020
Weston Creek Half MarathonRunning ‧ Weston13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Beerwah at Night1FEB2020
Beerwah at NightRunning ‧ Glass House Mountains26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- 3 Waters Running Festival5APR2020
3 Waters Running FestivalRunning ‧ Bunbury31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.3 miAUD $25
- Run The Course9MAR2020
Run The CourseHalf Marathon ‧ Seymour13.1 mi • 4.7 mi • 2.2 mi
- Grange Coastal Marathon8MAR2020
Grange Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Semaphore Coastal Running Festival23FEB2020
Semaphore Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Broome International Airport Marathon26JUL2020
Broome International Airport MarathonHalf Marathon ‧ Cable Beach26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.5 mi
- Murray Bridge Marathon Festival1NOV2020
Murray Bridge Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Murray Bridge13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Murray Marathon Festival29MAR2020
Murray Marathon FestivalHalf Marathon ‧ South Albury26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 7.5 mi • 1.2 mi
- Bathurst Half Marathon3MAY2020
Bathurst Half MarathonRunning ‧ Bathurst13.1 mi • 6.2 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. 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.