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

Traralgon Marathon

Traralgon Marathon
2016-06-05
Australia / Victoria / Traralgon
Marathon

Take a Hike! - Townsville

42 km
2016-06-12
Australia / Queensland / Townsville City
Marathon - 42 kilometers
Walk Charity Road Running

Macleay River Marathon

Macleay River Marathon
2016-06-12
Australia / New South Wales / South-West Rocks
Marathon

Perth Marathon

2016-06-12
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon
2016-06-19
Australia / New South Wales / Wolgan Valley
Marathon
Hilly Trail

Surf Coast Trail Marathon

Surf Coast Trail Marathon
2016-06-25
Australia / Victoria / Fairhaven
Marathon
Relay

Pichi Richi Marathon

Pichi Richi Marathon
2016-06-26
Australia / South Australia / Port Augusta
Marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Perth
2016-06-27
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Adelaide
2016-06-28
Australia / South Australia / Adelaide
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

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

Bravehearts 777 marathon

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

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Canberra
2016-07-01
Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Canberra
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Kingscliff
2016-07-02
Australia / New South Wales / Kingscliff
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