Marathons in Australia

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SEP15
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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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.

AUD $25 - AUD $180
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
OCT6
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Beach to Brother
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

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!

AUD $25 - AUD $190
Beach to Brother
JUL20
Winery Running Festival
Upper Karuah River, NSW, Australia

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.

AUD $25 - AUD $230
Winery Running Festival
JUL21
Airlie Beach Running Festival
Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia

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.

AUD $20 - AUD $135
Airlie Beach Running Festival
JUL21
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Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
Karlkurla, WA, Australia

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.

AUD $30 - AUD $95
Goldfields Pipeline Marathon
JUL21
Weipa Running Festival
Rocky Point, QLD, Australia

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

AUD $15 - AUD $65
Weipa Running Festival
AUG4
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Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

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.

AUD $15 - AUD $110
Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival
AUG11
Barossa Marathon
Tanunda, SA, Australia

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.

AUD $20 - AUD $120
Barossa Marathon
AUG18
Mudgee Running Festival
Mudgee, NSW, Australia

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.

$10 - $30
Mudgee Running Festival
AUG25
Shepparton Running Festival
Shepparton, VIC, Australia

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!

AUD $10 - AUD $95
Shepparton Running Festival
AUG31
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
Lorne, VIC, Australia

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.

AUD $45
Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run
SEP7
Kangaroo Island Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

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.

AUD $79 - AUD $139
Kangaroo Island Marathon
SEP15
Greater Springfield Marathon
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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.

AUD $28
Greater Springfield Marathon
SEP21
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
Flinders Chase, SA, Australia

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.

AUD $79
Wildroo Ultra Trail Marathon
SEP22
Logan Running Festival
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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.

AUD $24.99 - AUD $95
Logan Running Festival
NOV15
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Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
Huskisson, NSW, Australia

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.

AUD $15 - AUD $330
Long Course Weekend Jervis Bay
JUL20
You Yangs Trail Running Festival
Lara, VIC, Australia

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.

Booking Closed
You Yangs Trail Running Festival
JUL27
Australian Outback Marathon
Petermann, NT, Australia

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!

Australian Outback Marathon
JUL28
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

Booking Closed
Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival
AUG17
Alice Springs Running Festival
Alice Springs, NT, Australia

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)

Alice Springs Running Festival
SEP6
White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon
Adelaide, SA, Australia

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.

White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon
SEP8
Launceston Marathon
Launceston, TAS, Australia

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...

Launceston Marathon
NOV3
Portland 3 Bays Running Festival
Portland, VIC, Australia

The Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon, Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon is in Portland, Victoria on Sunday, 4 November 2018.

There are primary school and secondary school relay categories: primary school teams consist of 8 members, or up to 20 for the participation relay; secondary school teams have 8 members.

This event is fun, family friendly and promotes being active as one of its main goals. Portland prides itself on having one of the most scenic marathon courses around so whether your a runner, walker or even part of the support crew you're sure to have a great view of Portland and surrounds.

Portland 3 Bays Running Festival
NOV3
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Four Vines Running Festival
Nagambie, VIC, Australia

The Four Vines Running Festival is more than just a run! The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Four Vines Running Festival was set up to be a fundraiser for the Children First Foundation. The Children First Foundation does amazing work in providing life saving and life changing medical care for children who need it most. A portion of your race entry fee is donated directly to Children First Foundation.

The event is based at Tahbilk Winery in Nagambie on the banks of the Goulburn River Valley. The running side of things see athletes challenge themselves in one of six races ranging in distance from 2km for kids through to marathons for adults. Actually the shortest races is the Tahbilk Vineyard Scramble - a $500 dash for cash!

The finish line is where the party starts with live bands, food and wine on offer, kids entertainment and more.

We hope you can join us at the inaugural Four Vines Running Festival.

Booking Closed
Four Vines Running Festival
NOV17
Borobudur Marathon
Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Creating synergy together and finding harmony in diversity through Borobudur Marathon , the biggest running race event in Central Java brought to you by Government of Central Java in collaboration with Kompas Daily and Bank Jateng.

Borobudur Marathon
JAN12
Cadbury Marathon
Claremont, TAS, Australia

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.

AUD $5 - AUD $110
Cadbury Marathon

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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.

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