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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!

53 races

Caboolture Historical Village Dusk to Dawn Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Caboolture
  • Marathon
  • January 31, 2015 - 18:00
  • Walk

John Parson’s Hotel Brokers Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Orange
  • Marathon
  • February 22, 2015 - 06:30
  • Road Running

Wangaratta Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Wangaratta
  • Marathon
  • February 22, 2015 - 06:30
  • Fast Flat Fun Urban Trail

Dendy Park Urban Trail 42K

  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Dendy Park, Brighton East
  • Marathon
  • March 01, 2015
  • Urban Trail

Brooks Trail Run Festival at Mt Baw Baw Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Mt Baw Baw
  • Marathon
  • March 07, 2015
  • Hilly Trail

3 Waters Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Western Australia | Bunbury
  • Marathon
  • April 12, 2015

Canberra Times Canberra Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Canberra
  • Marathon
  • April 12, 2015 - 07:00

Barossa Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | South Australia | Tanunda
  • Marathon
  • May 24, 2015 - 07:30
  • Walk

Macleay River Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | South-West Rocks
  • Marathon
  • June 07, 2015

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Wolgan Valley
  • Marathon
  • June 14, 2015 - 08:00
  • Hilly Trail

Perth Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Western Australia | Perth
  • Marathon
  • June 14, 2015
  • Road Running Relay

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Southport
  • Marathon
  • July 05, 2015 - 07:30
  • Fast Flat Road Running

Cairns Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Koah
  • Marathon
  • July 12, 2015 - 07:30

Australian Outback Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Northern Territory | Ayers Rock
  • Marathon
  • July 25, 2015 - 08:00
  • Package tour

Gold Rush Trail Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Babinda
  • Marathon
  • July 26, 2015 - 07:00
  • Trail Adventure Sport NQ