2017 – 2018 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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74 races

Yuleba Marathon and Fun Run

Marathon
April 08, 2017 Race day in 10 days
Australia / Queensland / Yuleba
Marathon

3 Waters Running Festival

3 Waters Marathon
April 09, 2017 Race day in 11 days
Australia / Western Australia / Bunbury
Marathon

Australian Running Festival

Canberra Times Canberra Marathon
April 09, 2017 Race day in 11 days
Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Canberra
Marathon

Take a Hike! - Toowoomba

42 km
April 23, 2017 Race day in 25 days
Australia / Queensland / Toowoomba
Marathon - 42 kilometers
Walk Charity Road Running

Barossa Marathon

Barossa Marathon
May 28, 2017 Race day in 2 months
Australia / South Australia / Tanunda
Marathon
Walk

Traralgon Marathon

Traralgon Marathon
June 04, 2017 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Victoria / Traralgon
Marathon

South West Rocks Running Festival

Macleay River Marathon
June 11, 2017 Race day in 2 months
Australia / New South Wales / South-West Rocks
Marathon

Gold Coast 100 Supermarathon

Marathon
June 11, 2017 Race day in 2 months
Australia / Queensland / Burleigh Heads
Marathon
Road Running

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend

Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon
June 18, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / New South Wales / Wolgan Valley
Marathon
Hilly Trail

Perth Marathon

June 18, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Road Running Relay

Australian Wildlife Marathon

Marathon
June 24, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Victoria / Mount Buller
Marathon
Package tour Trail Mountain

Pichi Richi Marathon

Pichi Richi Marathon
June 25, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / South Australia / Port Augusta
Marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Perth
June 26, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Adelaide
June 27, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity

Bravehearts 777 marathon

Bravehearts 777 marathon Melbourne
June 28, 2017 Race day in 3 months
Australia / Western Australia / Perth
Marathon
Walk Charity