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- Portland 3 Bays Running Festival30OCT
Portland 3 Bays Running FestivalRunning ‧ Portland37.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.5 mi
- Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun Run24OCT
Mansfield Half Marathon And Fun RunRunning ‧ Mansfield13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi
- Port Of Portland 3 Bays Marathon30OCT
Port Of Portland 3 Bays MarathonRunning ‧ Portland37.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 10.0 mi
- Melbourne Marathon3OCT
Melbourne MarathonRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 1.9 mi
- Lamington Classic23OCT
Lamington ClassicHalf Marathon ‧ O'Reilly26.2 mi • 13.1 mi
- Western Coastal Running Festival3OCT
Western Coastal Running FestivalRunning ‧ Adelaide18.6 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.3 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- RunningWorks Ultra Marathon24OCT
RunningWorks Ultra MarathonRunning ‧ Perth31.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 1.9 mi
- Three Bridges Run31OCT
Three Bridges RunRunning ‧ Sydney17.4 mi • 13.1 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.1 mi
- Operation Flinders Challenge9OCT
Operation Flinders ChallengeRunning ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Barossa BRAVE16OCT
Barossa BRAVEHalf Marathon ‧ Bethany26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 8.7 mi • 4.3 mi
- Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half Marathon17OCT
Hardys Mc Laren Vale Half MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
- Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run10OCT
Griffith Sport Toohey Trail RunRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Murray Bridge Marathon Festival31OCT
Murray Bridge Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Murray Bridge13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Carcoar Cup Running Festival7NOV
Carcoar Cup Running FestivalRunning ‧ Carcoar26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi
- 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
- Seaside Coastal Marathon14NOV
Seaside Coastal MarathonRunning ‧ Adelaide13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Hume and Hovell Ultramarathon9OCT
Hume and Hovell UltramarathonRunning ‧ Tumbarumba100.0 mi • 62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 13.1 mi
- Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival3OCT
Medibank Melbourne Marathon FestivalRunning ‧ Melbourne26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run3OCT
Jetty 2 Jetty Fun RunRunning ‧ Brisbane13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi
- Seaside Coastal Marathon14NOV
Seaside Coastal Marathon10k ‧ Adelaide26.2 mi • 6.2 mi(2)
- Ned Kelly Chase 100km24OCT
Ned Kelly Chase 100kmRunning ‧ Wangaratta62.1 mi • 31.1 mi • 26.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 6.2 mi
- Fremantle Running Festival7NOV
Fremantle Running FestivalRunning ‧ Perth13.1 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi
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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. 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.