2016 – 2017 Australia Marathon Calendar

The capital city of Australia, Canberra, located in the eastern state of New South Wales plays host to the country’s oldest city marathon, the Canberra Times Canberra Marathon which is held in April. It has been an annual event and local marathon staple since 1976.

The oldest of all Australian marathons is the Traralgon Marathon in the state of Victoria. It first took place in 1968.

Is there a certain irony in having a chocolate manufacturer as the main sponsor of a marathon? Runners in Hobart, Tasmania taking part in the Cadbury Marathon in January may wonder, but that doesn’t keep them from coming out in numbers for what can be only qualified as a very sweet race indeed!

No discussions of marathons and endurance racing would be complete without raising a few “most questions”, as in: what is the most challenging, most beautiful or most extreme marathon in Australia.

We here at ahotu know just how subjective such questions are, so we are not about to venture a top-ten list or anything of the sort, but here are a few races that are not to be missed:

It only makes sense that a country as large and with such a variety of terrains and landscapes as the Australian Commonwealth would be a great place for endurance runners. So, suffice it to say that there are plenty of great races to be run in the land down under!

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Kangaroo Island Marathon

Marathon
August 27, 2016 Race day in 3 days
Australia / South Australia / Kangaroo Island
Marathon
Road Running

Perth City to Surf Marathon

Perth City to Surf Marathon
August 28, 2016 Race day in 4 days
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon

Shepparton Runners Club marathon

Shepparton Runners Club marathon
August 28, 2016 Race day in 4 days
Australia / Victoria / Shepparton
Marathon
Road Running

Ross Marathon

Ross Marathon
September 04, 2016 Race day in 11 days
Australia / Tasmania / Ross
Marathon
Charity

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Blackmores Sydney Marathon
September 18, 2016 Race day in 25 days
Australia / New South Wales / Sydney
Marathon
Road Running Wheelchair

Western Sydney Marathon

Western Sydney Marathon
October 01, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / New South Wales / Cranebrook
Marathon
Road Running

Toowoomba Roadrunners Marathon, 3/4 Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 10K Run

Toowoomba Roadrunners Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Queensland / Toowoomba
Marathon

Christmas Island Marathon

Christmas Island Marathon
October 15, 2016 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Northern Territory / Christmas Island
Marathon
Relay

Take a Hike! - Brisbane

42 km
October 16, 2016 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Queensland / Brisbane
Marathon - 42 kilometers
Walk Charity Road Running

Melbourne Marathon

Medibank Melbourne Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Victoria / Melbourne
Marathon
Road Running

Brooks Rottnest Marathon & fun run

Marathon
October 23, 2016 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Western Australia / Rottnest
Marathon

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon
October 30, 2016 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Victoria / Portland
Marathon
Walk Relay

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

Carcoar Cup Marathon
November 06, 2016 Race day in 2 months
Australia / New South Wales / Carcoar
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Marysville Marathon Festival

Marysville Marathon
November 06, 2016 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Victoria / Marysville
Marathon

Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Steve Moneghetti Marathon
November 06, 2016 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Queensland / Port Douglas
Marathon