Marathons in Australia

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    AUD $45 - AUD $280
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    Gold Coast 100

    BLK Performance Centre, 1 Sports Dr, Runaway Bay QLD 4216, AustraliaView event
    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.

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    Murray Bridge Marathon Festival
    Sun 30th Jun
    Murray Bridge, SA, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $75
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    Murray Bridge Marathon Festival

    1 Murray Cods Dr, Murray Bridge SA 5253, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    Saturdays festivities kick off with a runners expo. Located in Murray Bridges Iconic Town Hall on Bridge St, Guest presenters and speakers will be talking and delivering informative sessions on all things running in the afternoon, followed by an Athletes dinner and short film festival on inspirational running stories.

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    Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
    Sun 15th Sep
    AUD $25 - AUD $180
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    Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

    Bradfield Park, Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, AustraliaView event
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    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.

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    Beach to Brother
    Sun 6th Oct
    Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $190
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    Beach to Brother

    Town Green Inn, 6 Horton St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, AustraliaView event
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    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!

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    AUD $15 - AUD $90
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    Western Sydney Marathon

    Unnamed Road, Castlereagh NSW 2749, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Western Sydney Marathon has fast become Western Sydneys premier running event offering five different race categories suitable for all ages and abilities. Whether you are a family wanting to get outdoors and active, a recreational runner looking for a social run or an elite athlete trying to beat your best time the Western Sydney Marathon has an event for you.

    Situated in Penrith, the event is held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre which boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland. A fast flat course has been designed which navigates the main lake, crosses the island bridges to the Regatta Centre and weaves around roads within and outside of the venue.

    With a focus on health, fitness and active lifestyles the event is a fun and festive day out for the whole family and features a health and fitness expo, activities for the kids, entertainment and massage. The event brings families and communities together and attracts runners from local regions, interstate and internationally.

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    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival
    Sat 1st Jun
    AUD $15 - AUD $130
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    McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival

    Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Alice St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, AustraliaView event
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    Race in the heart of Brisbane city in this scenic and challenging Marathon event. Great for runners of all levels, the event has multiple distances that all finish at the Riverstage, Brisbane. Come for a physical feat and a tour of the city.

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    Macedon Trail Race
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Mount Macedon, VIC, Australia
    AUD $45 - AUD $125
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    Macedon Trail Race

    Cameron Dr, Mount Macedon VIC 3441, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    Macedon Trail Run is the 2nd in the Trailsplus Mountain Trail Series. It offers incredibly beautiful scenic mountain trails with challenging ascents and descents. The start and finish are located at the BBQ area next to the carpark at the top of the mountain. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch while waiting for their competitor to finish, and to hang around afterwards to encourage other finishers and for the presentations.

    The race will consist of a 10km, a 21.1km, a 30km a 42.2km and a 50km event. See above tabs for more info.

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    Traralgon Marathon
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Traralgon, VIC, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $120
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    Traralgon Marathon

    26 Whittakers Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival includes the full marathon, half marathon and 10K. The 10K can be run solo, or in a team of 4 with the fastest team aggregate time winning. The Traralgon Marathon is the oldest current marathon in Australia and was first run on 24 August in 1968. The race was an all male affair and was won by Barry Sawyer in 2:26:53. The friendly vibe and country atmosphere make it the ideal event for serious and novice runners alike. Stay around after the race, food is provided and it offers a great chance to socialise with your fellow runners.

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    Rottnest Running Festival
    Sun 16th Jun
    Rottnest Island, WA, Australia
    AUD $35 - AUD $110
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    Rottnest Running Festival

    Somerville Dr, Rottnest Island WA 6161, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Rottnest Running Festival on Sunday, 21 October 2018 has a full 42.2km marathon along with 21.1km half marathon, 5km and 10km fun runs on Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

    The start of the Rottnest Marathon is heralded by the wail of bagpipes on the Sunday morning. The bagpipes have become a traditional part of the marathon and can be heard throughout the marathon at Armstrong Hill.

    The four lap marathon course circumnavigates the salt lakes in the centre of the Island via the sealed roads. Half marathoners run two laps; 10km runners/walkers one lap; and the 5km is an out and back course.

    The event is organised by the West Australian Marathon Club, with proceeds donated to Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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    Wondai Country Running Festival
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Wondai, QLD, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $80
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    Wondai Country Running Festival

    Wondai QLD 4606, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    After the overwhelming success of the 2018 event, Wondai, a little town with a big heart is hosting the next Country Running Festival 22 23 June 2019. We are delighted you are coming to join us, we hope to make the weekend enjoyable and fun for the whole family.

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    Surf Coast Trail Marathon
    Sat 29th Jun
    Torquay, VIC, Australia
    AUD $85 - AUD $135
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    Surf Coast Trail Marathon

    Unit 2/48-50 Geelong Rd, Torquay VIC 3228, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is conducted on the Surf Coast Walk, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven, Victoria on Saturday, 30 June 2018.

    Participants can enter a marathon or half marathon distance as individuals, or in relay teams of 2 for the marathon.

    From iconic Bells Beach (yes you run a short stretch of this hallowed turf) to the cliff tops of Point Addis and Anglesea and on to Split Point lighthouse at Airyes Inlet, this course deserves to be renewed for the sheer experience of journeying through a unique natural environment. We invite you all to experience trail running from the surf beaches to rainforest of the Otways.

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    AUD $20 - AUD $125
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    The Tan Ultra

    Pillars of Wisdom, Tan Track, Melbourne VIC 3004, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    Welcome to race 3 of the Victorian Urban Trail Running Series. The Tan race location is our final event for the series, with race 1 at Brimbank and Race 2 at Princes park now completed.

    We hope you will come and join us either as a participant or as a spectator encouraging all as they strive to achieve their goals, be it 4, 12, 21, 42, 50 or 100 km.

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    Broome Marathon
    Sun 7th Jul
    Cable Beach, WA, Australia
    AUD $60 - AUD $120
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    Broome Marathon

    10 Dolby Rd, Cable Beach WA 6726, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    Tides are ideal for the 2019 Broome International Airport Marathon to take place on 7th July. This will ensure runners have super firm and hard packed sand. Tide times are a critical part of selecting the perfect date.

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    Winery Running Festival
    Sat 20th Jul
    Upper Karuah River, NSW, Australia
    AUD $25 - AUD $230
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    Winery Running Festival

    Wangat Rd, Upper Karuah River NSW 2415, AustraliaView event
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    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.

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    Airlie Beach Running Festival
    Sun 21st Jul
    Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $135
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    Airlie Beach Running Festival

    14 Broadwater Ave, Airlie Beach QLD 4802, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The 7th annual Cruise Whitsundays Airlie Beach Running Festival 2019 will be held on the weekend of 20th and 21st July, a beautiful time of the year to be running in Airlie Beach. It is a great opportunity to extend your stay and holiday in paradise and explore all that The Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. The course runs along the foreshore from Port of Airlie to Cannonvale beach.

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    Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
    Sun 21st Jul
    Karlkurla, WA, Australia
    AUD $30 - AUD $95
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    Goldfields Pipeline Marathon

    Kalgoorlie Golf Course, 93 Aslett Dr, Karlkurla WA 6430, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The July 21st Goldfields Pipeline Marathon is made up of 3 different events. The Kalgoorlie Chiropractic 42.2 km Marathon. The Ellery Brookman 21.1km Half Marathon and the 10 km Retravision Fun Run or Walk. All events are in beautiful Goldfields bush trails in Western Australia and finishing at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Golf course.

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    Weipa Running Festival
    Sun 21st Jul
    Rocky Point, QLD, Australia
    AUD $15 - AUD $65
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    Weipa Running Festival

    Andoom Rd, Rocky Point QLD 4874, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Weipa Running Festival in Queensland on Sunday, 21 July 2019 has a distance for everyone, from a 2.5km fun run through to a full marathon. The full and half marathon are a combination of bush, trail, beach and road. The course is notorious for its corrugations and red dirt. Warning: your shoes will return red

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    Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival
    Sun 28th Jul
    Rainbow Beach, QLD, Australia
    $55
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    Rainbow Beach Trail Running Festival

    Phil Rogers Park, Rainbow Beach QLD 4581, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

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

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    AUD $15 - AUD $110
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    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

    6 Crystal Waves Pl, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572, AustraliaView event
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    Race along the Sunshine Coast in this flat and fast marathon event. Great for beginners, this coastal course is a single loop within the Alexandra Headlands. Come for a personal best or a fun day out for the entire family.

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    Barossa Marathon
    Sun 11th Aug
    Tanunda, SA, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $120
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    Barossa Marathon

    Lord Lyndoch, 6 Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda SA 5352, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    Starting at the Tanunda Town Oval, the relatively flat course will take participants through iconic Barossa Valley vineyards and wineries, finishing in the main street. Everyone from beginners to advanced runners are welcome.

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    Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon
    Sat 17th Aug
    Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $120
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    Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon

    Wagga Beach, Cabarita Park, Johnson Street, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    Wagga Trail Marathon Running Weekend on 17-18 August 2019. Events include marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, 10km, 5km and a mountain bike event.

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    Mudgee Running Festival
    Sun 18th Aug
    Mudgee, NSW, Australia
    $10 - $30
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    Mudgee Running Festival

    Short St, Mudgee NSW 2850, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Mudgee Running Festival is well known for its relaxed friendly atmosphere, perfect for the first timer who is looking for a no-pressure race, yet still a course that is challenging to the experienced marathoner.

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    Shepparton Running Festival
    Sun 25th Aug
    Shepparton, VIC, Australia
    AUD $10 - AUD $95
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    Shepparton Running Festival

    536 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC 3630, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We have events suitable for all ages and abilities. Our certified accurate course is known for being flat and fast, ideal for those looking for a PB, stepping up a distance or a beginner runner. See you in Shepp!

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    Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
    Sat 31st Aug
    Lorne, VIC, Australia
    AUD $45
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    Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run

    8 Grand Parade, Lorne VIC 3232, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Surf Coast Waterfall Trail Run (formally Hell Run) is the newest mountain trail run on the Trailsplus calendar. Same location, New Start Line at Cumberland River Holiday Park and awesome new single trails, visiting up to 6 waterfalls for the longer distances.

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    Kangaroo Island Marathon
    Sat 7th Sep
    Flinders Chase, SA, Australia
    AUD $79 - AUD $139
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    Kangaroo Island Marathon

    442 Cape Du Couedic Rd, Flinders Chase SA 5223, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Kangaroo Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a limited number of runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.

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    Greater Springfield Marathon
    Sun 15th Sep
    AUD $28
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    Greater Springfield Marathon

    7003 Health Care Dr, Springfield Central QLD 4300, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Queenslands fastest growing city will host the 2nd annual Greater Springfield Marathon Festival. Whether this is your target race or a special training run, the Greater Springfield Marathon Festival has a perfect distance and challenge for you.

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    Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
    Sat 21st Sep
    Flinders Chase, SA, Australia
    AUD $79
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    Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail, Unnamed Road, Flinders Chase SA 5223, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    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 Island Marathon is a destination event that showcases one of Australias best kept secrets. This is a premium running experience available to a limited number of runners each year. If you're searching for an adventure then Kangaroo Island is for you.

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    Logan Running Festival
    Sun 22nd Sep
    AUD $24.99 - AUD $95
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    Logan Running Festival

    81 Wayne Goss Dr, Berrinba QLD 4117, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    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. The race will be staged on the existing Berrinba Park Run course and surrounds, which winds its way around the Berrinba Wetlands.

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    Busselton Marathon
    Sun 13th Oct
    Busselton, WA, Australia
    AUD $20 - AUD $95
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    Busselton Marathon

    Barnard Park, Busselton WA 6280, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The stunning coastal town of Busselton in the south west of WA hosts the Busselton Marathon, with full marathon, half marathon and 10km & 5km fun run/walk events.

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    AUD $15 - AUD $330
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    Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay

    17 Hawke St, Huskisson NSW 2540, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The stunning Jervis Bay, NSW is the home to The Long Course Weekend (LCW) in 2019. The unique event lasts three days and this fun, inclusive format is ideal for clubs, training groups and families to come along and enjoy the benefits of training and racing together.

    The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, where the LCW athletes have The Jervis Bay Swim to complete a 3.8km open water swim that takes place at Jervis Bay. The Swim also has a 1.9km and 950m distances.

    On Saturday the attention turns to The Jervis Bay Grand Fondo, a 180km ride of undulating countryside that also incorporates 90km and 45km distances to attract athletes of all abilities.

    To finish the weekend, the athletes will complete The Run a 42.2km marathon taking in the beautiful coastline of Jervis Bay and Huskinson. There is also a 21.1km run and a 10km run which allows everyone to be involved.

    More than 1500 competitors are expected to attend the LCW with approximately 300 athletes attempting to receive the Long Course Weekend medal, which entails completing all three of the longest distances. Successful LCW athletes will be awarded with the LCW medal and polo shirt at the finish line presentation on Sunday after the marathon.

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    Australian Wildlife Marathon
    Sat 29th Jun
    Torquay, VIC, Australia
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    Australian Wildlife Marathon

    1a B100, Torquay VIC 3228, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Australian Wildlife Marathon, set along Australia's Surf Coast, is one of the most amazing runs that Australia has to offer.

    There is a choice of three distances: 42km marathon, 21km half-marathon, and a 5km, all covering superb scenery. The event starts in Torquay and travels on trails along the Great Ocean Road.

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    Pichi Richi Marathon
    Sun 30th Jun
    Port Augusta, SA, Australia
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    Pichi Richi Marathon

    56 Bailey St, Port Augusta SA 5700, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Pichi Richi has the full marathon, along with a half marathon and 10.5km, 5km & 1km fun runs.

    All distances follow the same route, starting at different locations along the way, with all events finishing at the Quorn Oval Complex.

    For over 3 decades, the Pichi Richi Marathon has been a family fun tradition for people of all ages. Participants love getting out in the community, mixing, mingling, keeping fit and supporting charity at the same time! It is organised by the Rotary Club of Port Augusta.

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    Gold Coast Marathon
    Sat 6th Jul
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    Gold Coast Marathon

    48 Brighton Parade, Southport QLD 4215, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    A truly world class event on Australia's stunning Gold Coast. Competitors are spoilt for choice, with 8 races to choose from, from the Junior Dash right up to a full marathon. Spaces often fill up fast, so be sure to get in quickly and sign up for this PB heavy event - roughly 60% of competitors achieve one year on year!

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    Geraldton Harriers RunFest & Marathon
    Sun 7th Jul
    Geraldton, WA, Australia
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    Geraldton Harriers RunFest & Marathon

    Geraldton Yacht Club Inc, 214 Marine Terrace, Geraldton WA 6530, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Geraldton Harriers is a non-profit community organisation providing a fun and sociable environment to promote health and fitness. We organise walking and running events in and around Geraldton, Western Australia. We offer courses suitable for all ages and abilities ranging from 2kms up to full marathons.

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    You Yangs Trail Running Festival
    Sat 20th Jul
    Lara, VIC, Australia
    Booking Closed
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    You Yangs Trail Running Festival

    20 Branch Rd, Lara VIC 3212, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to the 3rd and final race in the Victorian Mountain Trail running series.

    This will be the decider for the winner of all eligible series distances with the winner crowned trail champion for that distance. If you haven't entered the previous 2 races, come and find out what they are all about and why so many runners choose to enter them all.

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    Australian Outback Marathon
    Sat 27th Jul
    Petermann, NT, Australia
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    Australian Outback Marathon

    Petermann NT 0872, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    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 views of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) as the kilometres tick by.

    Enjoyed by both professional runners, club runners, casual runners and beginners, there are events for all running levels including the full marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km fun runs. In addition to its beauty, the course is relatively flat, with only a couple inclines and sand dunes. Most of the course is on unsealed roads, bush tracks and soft-sand trails, with a few small sand dunes and plenty of Australia's famed "Red Earth" thrown in for good measure.

    Our itineraries are designed to suit all budgets and travel plans. Each package includes shuttle services, first class accommodation, and guaranteed race entry. Whichever event you intend to enter, do it today so you dont miss out!

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    Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
    Sun 28th Jul
    Booking Closed
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    Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

    Eastern Rd, Rooty Hill NSW 2766, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    There is a race for everyone from professional athletes to families, and kids just having a go! The traffic free marathon circuit makes it one the worlds most unique. The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km events will be run on the Westlink M7 Shared Pathway

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    Alice Springs Running Festival
    Sat 17th Aug
    Alice Springs, NT, Australia
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    Alice Springs Running Festival

    Barrett Dr, Alice Springs NT 0870, AustraliaView event
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    From the organiser

    The Alice Springs Running Festival is the Red Centres pinnacle running event, held on the third Sunday in August. This year, the Festival has three key events; the 10km run & walk, half marathon and marathon (previously the Alice Springs Marathon)

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    White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon
    Fri 6th Sep
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    White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon

    Semaphore Jetty, Esplanade, Semaphore SA 5019, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K are held on White Balloon Day, Braveheart's signature awareness campaign. White Balloon Day is a highlight of Child Protection Week and brings together families, schools, governments, police, survivors, celebrity ambassadors, corporates and businesses for the common goal of child protection.

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    Launceston Marathon

    Inveresk Railway Turntable and Roundhouse, Invermay TAS 7248, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The race circuit is centred around the North Esk precinct, taking in the trails of Heritage Forest and the river foreshore. A flat, flowing course away from traffic, it's safe and accessible for those attempting their first "quarter" - yet ready to test keen runners after that 42.2 or 100KM PB! Learn more...

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    Goldsborough Goldrush
    Fri 13th Sep
    Wooroonooran, QLD, Australia
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    Goldsborough Goldrush

    Wooroonooran QLD 4860, AustraliaView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Goldsborough Goldrush is a trail race set in Wooroonooran National Park in Queensland.

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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.