2015 – 2016 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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Lamington Eco Challenge

Lamington Eco Challenge Saturday Marathon
  • 2015-08-08
  • Australia | Queensland | Lamington National Park
  • Marathon
  • Trail

Lamington Eco Challenge

Lamington Eco Challenge Sunday Marathon
  • 2015-08-09
  • Australia | Queensland | Lamington National Park
  • Marathon
  • Trail

LJ Hooker Broome Marathon

LJ Hooker Broome Marathon
  • 2015-08-09
  • Australia | Western Australia | Cable Beach, Broome
  • Marathon

Alice Springs Running Festival

Alice Springs Marathon
  • 2015-08-16
  • Australia | Northern Territory | Alice Springs
  • Marathon
  • Hilly Road Running

Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon

Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon
  • 2015-08-16
  • Australia | New South Wales | Wagga Wagga
  • Marathon
  • Trail Relay

Adelaide Marathon

Adelaide Marathon
  • 2015-08-23
  • Australia | South Australia | Adelaide
  • Marathon

Mudgee Running Festival

Marathon
  • 2015-08-23
  • Australia | New South Wales | Mudgee
  • Marathon

Cape Pallarenda Trail Run

Mt Marlow Marathon
  • 2015-08-23
  • Australia | Queensland | Cape Pallarenda
  • Marathon
  • Trail Outer Limits Adventure Fitness

Perth City to Surf Marathon

Perth City to Surf Marathon
  • 2015-08-30
  • Australia | Western Australia | Perth
  • Marathon

Shepparton Runners Club marathon

Shepparton Runners Club marathon
  • 2015-08-30
  • Australia | Victoria | Shepparton
  • Marathon
  • Road Running

Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival

Sunshine Coast Marathon
  • 2015-08-30
  • Australia | Queensland | Mooloolaba
  • Marathon
  • Charity Road Running

Ross Marathon

Ross Marathon
  • 2015-09-06
  • Australia | Tasmania | Ross
  • Marathon
  • Charity

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

Blackmores Sydney Marathon
  • 2015-09-20
  • Australia | New South Wales | Sydney
  • Marathon
  • Wheelchair Road Running

Christmas Island Marathon

Christmas Island Marathon
  • 2015-09-26
  • Australia | Northern Territory | Christmas Island
  • Marathon
  • Relay

Western Sydney Marathon

Western Sydney Marathon
  • 2015-10-03
  • Australia | New South Wales | Cranebrook
  • Marathon
  • Road Running
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