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

Macleay River Marathon

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

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend

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

Perth Marathon

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

Traralgon Marathon

Traralgon Marathon
  • June 21, 2015 - 08:00
  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Traralgon
  • Marathon

Surf Coast Trail Marathon

Surf Coast Trail Marathon
  • June 27, 2015 - 09:00
  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Fairhaven
  • Marathon
  • Relay

Pichi Richi Marathon

Pichi Richi Marathon
  • June 28, 2015
  • Oceania | Australia | South Australia | Port Augusta
  • Marathon

HBF Geraldton Marathon

Geraldton Marathon
  • July 05, 2015 - 07:30
  • Oceania | Australia | Western Australia | Geraldton
  • Marathon
  • Road Running Relay

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

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

Cairns Marathon

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

Australian Outback Marathon

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

Gold Rush Trail Marathon

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

Winery Running Festival

Lawler Partners Hunter Valley Winery Marathon
  • July 26, 2015
  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Pokolbin
  • Marathon

Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

Westlink M7 Marathon
  • July 26, 2015 - 07:30
  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Liverpool, NSW
  • Marathon
  • Relay

The Bridge Marathon

  • August 01, 2015 - 07:00
  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Brisbane
  • Marathon
  • Walk Charity Relay

Brisbane Running Festival

Intraining Brisbane Marathon
  • August 02, 2015 - 06:00
  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Brisbane
  • Marathon
  • Road Running