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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71 races

New Years Eve Rock around the Clock

Marathon A
December 31, 2016 Race day in 20 days
Australia / Victoria / Anakie
Marathon
Charity

New Years Eve Rock around the Clock

Marathon B
December 31, 2016 Race day in 20 days
Australia / Victoria / Anakie
Marathon
Charity

Cadbury Marathon

Cadbury Marathon
January 15, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / Tasmania / Hobart
Marathon
Road Running Relay

'Convict and Wenchs' Australia Day

'Convict and Wenchs' Australia Day Marathon
January 26, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Queensland / Brisbane
Marathon
Relay

Australia Day Midnight Rambler

Marathon A
January 28, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Victoria / Anakie
Marathon
Charity

Australia Day Midnight Rambler

Marathon B
January 29, 2017 Race day in about 2 months
Australia / Victoria / Anakie
Marathon
Charity

Orange Color City Running Festival

Marathon
February 26, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / New South Wales / Orange
Marathon
Road Running

Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs

Wangaratta Marathon
February 26, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Victoria / Wangaratta
Marathon
Flat Fun Urban Trail Fast

Brooks Trail Run Festival at Mt Baw Baw

Marathon
March 04, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Victoria / Mt Baw Baw
Marathon
Hilly Trail

Yuleba Marathon and Fun Run

Marathon
April 08, 2017 Race day in 4 months
Australia / Queensland / Yuleba
Marathon

3 Waters Running Festival

3 Waters Marathon
April 09, 2017 Race day in 4 months
Australia / Western Australia / Bunbury
Marathon

Australian Running Festival

Canberra Times Canberra Marathon
April 09, 2017 Race day in 4 months
Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Canberra
Marathon

Perth Marathon

June 18, 2017 Race day in 6 months
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Australian Wildlife Marathon

Marathon
June 24, 2017 Race day in 7 months
Australia / Victoria / Mount Buller
Marathon
Package tour Trail Mountain

Geraldton Harriers Run Fest Marathon

Geraldton Marathon
July 02, 2017 Race day in 7 months
Australia / Western Australia / Geraldton
Marathon
Road Running