Marathons in Australia

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    Hervey Bay Break
    Sat 6th Apr
    Hervey Bay QLD 4655, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $126.50
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    NewRun – Newcastle Running Festival
    Sun 7th Apr
    35 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW 2300, Australia
    AUD $35 - AUD $190
    1 review
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    NewRun – Newcastle Running Festival

    35 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW 2300, AustraliaView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    With a goal to become one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunities to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.

    The event includes 5 distance with something for everyone!

    1. Marathon

    2. Half Marathon

    3. Hill 2 Harbour 10km

    4. Forts - 5km

    5. 2k4Kids

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2014

      Breath taking course course around the picturesque Newcastle coast line a must see and do type run especially if the sun is out!!! Course combines the challenge of a few sneaky hills and some amazing fast flat sections. A great course to aim for a PB. Great atmosphere and finish line.
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    Australian Running Festival
    Sat 13th Apr
    Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia
    AUD $40 - AUD $160
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    Cape York
    Sun 14th Apr
    Bamaga QLD 4876, Australia
    AUD $70 - AUD $145
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    Ross Running Festival
    Sun 14th Apr
    Ross TAS 7209, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $40
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    Maroondah Dam Trail Runs
    Sun 28th Apr
    Maroondah Reservoir Park, Maroondah Hwy, Healesville VIC 3777, Australia
    AUD $45 - AUD $125
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    The O’Keefe Challenge
    Sun 28th Apr
    757A McIvor Hwy, Junortoun VIC 3551, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $111
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    7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival
    Sun 28th Apr
    Fogarty Park Sound Shell, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $110
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    1Above T42
    Sat 4th May
    Central Plateau TAS 7304, Australia
    NZD $25 - NZD $136
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    Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 3 - Royal National Park
    Sun 5th May
    Royal National Park, Sir Bertram Stevens Dr, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
    AUD $21 - AUD $47
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    Princes Park Running Festival
    Sat 18th May
    Trinity College Library, 259 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $160
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    Runaway Noosa Marathon
    Sat 25th May
    139 State Route 6, Noosaville QLD 4566, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $190
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    Western Sydney Marathon
    Sat 1st Jun
    Unnamed Road, Castlereagh NSW 2749, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $90
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    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
    Sat 1st Jun
    Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $130
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    Coastal 5
    Mon 17th Jun
    Semaphore SA 5019, Australia
    AUD $20
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    Surf Coast Trail Marathon
    Sat 29th Jun
    Unit 2/48-50 Geelong Rd, Torquay VIC 3228, Australia
    AUD $85 - AUD $135
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    The Tan Ultra
    Sun 30th Jun
    Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $125
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    Winery Running Festival
    Sat 20th Jul
    Wangat Rd, Upper Karuah River NSW 2415, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $230
    1 review
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    Winery Running Festival

    Wangat Rd, Upper Karuah River NSW 2415, AustraliaView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Winery Running Festival will be staged on 20-21 July 2019 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.

    Sunday will be our regular races including Half Marathon, Winery 10km, Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. On Saturday will be the inaugural MOON MARATHON, a night marathon staged on Golf Cart tracks from 4.30pm, for individuals and 4 person relay teams.

    Post race party starts at 7.30pm. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world-famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

    Reviews
    • Did the Moon Marathon in 2015

      Paul and his team at H events are awesomely organised as they are highly experienced in running events through out the hunter region. I loved every second of the winery run ultra and cant describe how spectacular the vistas of the hunter valley wineries are to run through. Plenty of water and stations on course to aid the runners
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    Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
    Sun 21st Jul
    Kalgoorlie Golf Course, 93 Aslett Dr, Karlkurla WA 6430, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $95
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    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
    Sun 4th Aug
    6 Crystal Waves Pl, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $110
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    Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
    Sat 31st Aug
    8 Grand Parade, Lorne VIC 3232, Australia
    AUD $45
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    Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
    Sun 15th Sep
    Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $180
    2 reviews
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    Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

    Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, AustraliaView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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.

    Reviews
    • Did the Blackmores Sydney Marathon in 2018

      My first marathon and generally a great event. My only critisim is the section of the run in Pyrmont. It was in the later stage of the race and was just rubbish: no atmosphere, not a comfortable or pretty location and dragged on. Was really hard during this area to have any motivation to keep going. Otherwise well organised in frequency in drink stations and volunteers. Hopefully in future years the organisers improve on the wastage of single use plastic - that was very poor.
    • Did the Blackmores Sydney Marathon in 2018

      My first marathon and I absolutely loved it - epic course - amazing atmosphere and really well put together event. The course is pretty hilly at the end which is pretty brutal on the knees so hold some back for the end (I went out way too hot). Great to finish at the Opera House also / Opera bar for a few 9am wines. Will definitely do it again.
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    Logan Running Festival
    Sun 22nd Sep
    81 Wayne Goss Dr, Berrinba QLD 4117, Australia
    AUD $24.99 - AUD $95
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    Beach to Brother
    Sun 6th Oct
    Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $190
    21 reviews
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    Beach to Brother

    Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
    21 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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!

    Reviews
    • Did the 10k Dash in 2018

      With two knee replacements I was stoked that I did it. It was harder than I thought and I was suffering vertigo but the fact that I finished a(and not last) I couldnt have been happier. The view at the top was amazing and I think everyone did an excellent job organizing it. As I had not done anything like this before and came from Nambucca Heads I was a bit confused as the were to register. I had sent an email a few days before but no one answered it. I just went to the surf club and asked everyone and before long the girl arrived for registration. I wasnt aware you were suppose to register the day before but in the end it was all good. Cheers
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      I was ok with the information provided prior to the race, however I know the area. I did hear of other competitors who were surprised at the intensity of the incline up North Brother Mountain at the end.
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    Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
    Fri 15th Nov
    17 Hawke St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $330
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    3 Waters Running Festival
    Sun 7th Apr
    Bunbury Runners Club, 1 Ocean Dr, Bunbury WA 6230, Australia
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    Buffalo Stampede
    Fri 12th Apr
    Unnamed Road, Mount Buffalo VIC 3740, Australia
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    Canberra Marathon
    Sun 14th Apr
    Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia
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    Mt Mee Classic Trail Marathon
    Sun 14th Apr
    Dayboro QLD 4521, Australia
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    Cadbury Marathon
    Sun 12th Jan
    Cadbury Factory, 100 Cadbury Rd, Claremont TAS 7011, Australia
    AUD $5 - AUD $110
    6 reviews
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    Cadbury Marathon

    Cadbury Factory, 100 Cadbury Rd, Claremont TAS 7011, AustraliaView event
    6 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Cadbury Marathon will take place on Sunday January 13, 2019.

    Starting and finishing at the iconic Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart, there are five distances to choose from:

    Marathon (incorporating the Tasmanian Marathon Championships)

    Half Marathon (incorporating the Tasmanian Half Marathon Championships), 10 km, 5km and 1km for kids.

    Reviews
    • Did the The Running Edge 5k in 2019

      My first race & the atmosphere was great. The kids did the 1k and enjoyed it too. The choc bag was great too especially the bumbag.
    • Did the The Running Edge 5k in 2019

      This event was amazing, very well organised and the atmosphere was so uplifting. Loved it when Freddo and the other characters came out; this just added to the fun. Be aware for anyone wanting to do the 5km, it is not easy; the ground slopes, there are a fee little inclines and it is on the golf course.
    • Did the Cadbury Half Marathon in 2019

      Absolutely loved the course. More half marathon distance markers would be great for those without a running watch!
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    Macedon Trail Race
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Cameron Dr, Mount Macedon VIC 3441, Australia
    AUD $45 - AUD $125
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    Traralgon Marathon
    Sun 2nd Jun
    26 Whittakers Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844, Australia
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    Gold Coast 100
    Sun 9th Jun
    Sports Super Centre, 1 Sports Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216, Australia
    AUD $45 - AUD $280
    2 reviews
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    Gold Coast 100

    Sports Super Centre, 1 Sports Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216, AustraliaView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Gold Coast 100 is Australia's oldest measured 100 km road race as well as the fastest 100kms run course in Australia, being totally flat and traffic free. The festival also includes 50 km, 42.2 marathon, 25 km, and 12.5 km options. Additionally, there is a 4 x 25km relay plus shorter fun relays for the kids.

    Reviews
    • Did the 50 Km in 2018

      To me one of the best longer races for either someone starting out in Ultra Marathons or experienced runners trying for faster times. 6.25KM Laps are pretty much ideal as with aid stations on course really all you (or your crew) need is one spot for your specific needs. Running on paths with no cross roads or driveways (around a park) means you only have to concentrate on your own running. With a number of different events lots of people out there whether that be to chat with or race against so the laps don't seem as many. Very flat course, tiny bit of undulation is enough to just vary your stride which is helpful i find.
    • Did the Supermarathon in 2017

      Its run on a dead flat 6.25km course so if you're after a fast time its ideal.Good for your crew. They just sit in Runnaway bay stadium put their ft up and wait for you to come through
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    Greater Springfield Marathon
    Sat 15th Jun
    7003 Health Care Dr, Springfield Central QLD 4300, Australia
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    Rottnest Running Festival
    Sun 16th Jun
    Somerville Dr, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia
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    Wondai Country Running Festival
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Wondai QLD 4606, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $80
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    Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
    Sat 29th Jun
    1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $75
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    Pichi Richi Marathon
    Sun 30th Jun
    56 Bailey St, Port Augusta SA 5700, Australia
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    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Perth
    Mon 1st Jul
    2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia
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    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Adelaide
    Tue 2nd Jul
    Adelaide SA, Australia
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    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Melbourne
    Wed 3rd Jul
    Melbourne VIC, Australia
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    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Launceston
    Thu 4th Jul
    Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
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    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Sydney
    Fri 5th Jul
    Sydney NSW, Australia
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    Gold Coast Airport Marathon
    Sat 6th Jul
    48 Brighton Parade, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
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    Bravehearts 777 Marathon - Canberra
    Sat 6th Jul
    68 William St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
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    Geraldton Harriers RunFest & Marathon
    Sun 7th Jul
    Geraldton Yacht Club Inc, 214 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA 6530, Australia
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    Broome Marathon
    Sun 7th Jul
    10 Dolby Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, Australia
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    3 Marathons in 3 Days
    Fri 12th Jul
    Centenary Park, Australia, Queensland, Kuranda, 库兰达 昆士兰州 邮政 编码 :邮政编码: 4881
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About Marathons in Australia

Marathons (26.2 miles) make up some of the most popular and spectacular races in the Australian running calendar. The marathon in Australia has grown rapidly in popularity of the past 20 years. In fact, the Sydney Running Festival began in 2001, as part of the legacy of the 2000 Summer Olympics. In 2012 nine runners were inducted into the Blue Line Legends club having completed the first 10 Sydney Marathons. While you can't add to the original Blue Line Legends, it is possible to join the coveted Bridge Club, which exists for those who have completed the Sydney Marathon for 10 consecutive years.

What are the best marathons?

Marathons are at the heart of Australia's many great running festivals. The marathon at the Australian Running Festival has a reputation for being family friendly and actively encourages participants of all abilities. The Sydney Marathon allows you to join 33,000 others as you pass through the city's iconic landmarks. It has a tough final quarter before you line up to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, traffic free, for a glorious finish at the world famous Royal Opera House. Some of our other favourites include the Sunshine Coast Marathon, Brisbane Marathon Festival, and Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Alternatively, if you fancy something a bit more local to you, have a look at marathons in your area to see what's available.

How long will it take me to run a marathon?

The average Australian time to finish a marathon is around 3h57m and 4h20m for men and women respectively. Your finishing time can be greatly affected by the course, some marathons are particularly fast (e.g. Berlin, London), and the average time for different marathons can vary - have a read through our course descriptions to get a feel for where you should be aiming.

For our trivia fans, The world record for women was set, in London, by Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain in 2003 at 2 hours 15 minutes and is proving tough to beat. The men's record was beaten in Berlin in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge and at 2:01:39 is pushing close to breaking the elusive 2 hour barrier.

How do you train for a marathon?

To ensure you are ready come race day, check out our very own 16 week training plan, with nutrition and race tips included. We recommend spending 16 weeks for marathon preparation, regardless of whether you are a 1st timer or looking to hit a new PB.