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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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

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

Toowoomba Roadrunners Marathon
  • 2015-10-11
  • Australia | Queensland | Toowoomba
  • Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

Medibank Melbourne Marathon
  • 2015-10-18
  • Australia | Victoria | Melbourne
  • Marathon
  • Road Running

Brooks Rottnest Marathon & fun run

Brooks Rottnest Marathon
  • 2015-10-25
  • Australia | Western Australia | Rottnest
  • Marathon

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon
  • 2015-11-01
  • Australia | Victoria | Portland
  • Marathon
  • Walk Relay

Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Steve Moneghetti Marathon
  • 2015-11-01
  • Australia | Queensland | Port Douglas
  • Marathon

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

Carcoar Cup Marathon
  • 2015-11-08
  • Australia | New South Wales | Carcoar
  • Marathon
  • Charity Road Running

Marysville Marathon Festival

Marysville Marathon
  • 2015-11-08
  • Australia | Victoria | Marysville
  • Marathon

Cadbury Marathon

Cadbury Marathon
  • 2016-01-10
  • Australia | Tasmania | Hobart
  • Marathon
  • Road Running Relay

Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs

Wangaratta Marathon
  • 2016-02-28
  • Australia | Victoria | Wangaratta
  • Marathon
  • Fast Flat Fun Urban Trail

3 Waters Running Festival

3 Waters Marathon
  • 2016-04-10
  • Australia | Western Australia | Bunbury
  • Marathon

Australian Running Festival

Canberra Times Canberra Marathon
  • 2016-04-10
  • Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Canberra
  • Marathon
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