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!

63 races

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Melbourne
2016-06-29
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Hobart
2016-06-30
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Canberra
2016-07-01
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Kingscliff
2016-07-02
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Geraldton Harriers Run Fest Marathon

Geraldton Marathon
2016-07-03
Australia / Western Australia / Geraldton
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon
2016-07-03
Australia / Queensland / Southport
Marathon
Flat Road Running Fast

3 Marathons in 3 Days Trail Race

Cairns Marathon
2016-07-08
Australia / Queensland / Kuranda
Marathon
Trail

LJ Hooker Broome Marathon

LJ Hooker Broome Marathon
2016-07-10
Australia / Western Australia / Cable Beach, Broome
Marathon

Australian Outback Marathon

Australian Outback Marathon
2016-07-30
Australia / Northern Territory / Ayers Rock
Marathon
Package tour

Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

Westlink M7 Marathon
2016-07-31
Australia / New South Wales / Liverpool, NSW
Marathon
Relay

Brisbane Running Festival

Intraining Brisbane Marathon
2016-08-07
Australia / Queensland / Brisbane
Marathon
Road Running

McDonald's® Townsville Running Festival

Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon
2016-08-07
Australia / Queensland / Townsville
Marathon
Road Running

Lamington Eco Challenge

Lamington Eco Challenge Saturday Marathon
2016-08-13
Australia / Queensland / Lamington National Park
Marathon
Trail

Adelaide Marathon

Adelaide Marathon
2016-08-14
Australia / South Australia / Adelaide
Marathon

Lamington Eco Challenge

Lamington Eco Challenge Sunday Marathon
2016-08-14
Australia / Queensland / Lamington National Park
Marathon
Trail