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!

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64 races

Western Sydney Marathon

Western Sydney Marathon
October 01, 2016 Race day in 1 day
Australia / New South Wales / Cranebrook
Marathon
Road Running

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

Toowoomba Roadrunners Marathon
October 09, 2016 Race day in 9 days
Australia / Queensland / Toowoomba
Marathon

Christmas Island Marathon

Christmas Island Marathon
October 15, 2016 Race day in 15 days
Australia / Northern Territory / Christmas Island
Marathon
Relay

Take a Hike! - Brisbane

42 km
October 16, 2016 Race day in 16 days
Australia / Queensland / Brisbane
Marathon - 42 kilometers
Walk Charity Road Running

Melbourne Marathon

Medibank Melbourne Marathon
October 16, 2016 Race day in 16 days
Australia / Victoria / Melbourne
Marathon
Road Running

Brooks Rottnest Marathon & fun run

Marathon
October 23, 2016 Race day in 23 days
Australia / Western Australia / Rottnest
Marathon

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon
October 30, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / Victoria / Portland
Marathon
Walk Relay

Carcoar Cup Running Festival

Carcoar Cup Marathon
November 06, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / New South Wales / Carcoar
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Marysville Marathon Festival

Marysville Marathon
November 06, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / Victoria / Marysville
Marathon

Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival

Steve Moneghetti Marathon
November 06, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / Queensland / Port Douglas
Marathon

Resolution Run #4 Run, Walk or Crawl for Men's Health

Resolution Run #4 Marathon
November 13, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Bartlett Pl Greenway
Marathon
Charity Fun Fund raising

T3X Canberra Summer Marathon

T3X Canberra Summer Marathon
December 11, 2016 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Canberra
Marathon

Cadbury Marathon

Cadbury Marathon
January 15, 2017 Race day in 4 months
Australia / Tasmania / Hobart
Marathon
Road Running Relay

'Convict and Wenchs' Australia Day

'Convict and Wenchs' Australia Day Marathon
January 26, 2017 Race day in 4 months
Australia / Queensland / Brisbane
Marathon
Relay

Orange Color City Running Festival

John Parson’s Hotel Brokers Marathon
February 26, 2017 Race day in 5 months
Australia / New South Wales / Orange
Marathon
Road Running