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2014 – 2015 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

The Bridge Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Brisbane
  • Marathon
  • August 02, 2014 - 07:00
  • Walk Charity Relay

Brisbane Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Brisbane
  • Marathon
  • August 03, 2014 - 06:00
  • Road Running

Bush Capital Bush Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Camberra
  • Marathon
  • August 03, 2014 - 08:30
  • Walk Trail Relay

Tony Ireland Holden Townsville Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Townsville
  • Marathon
  • August 03, 2014
  • Road Running

Lamington Eco Challenge Saturday Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Lamington National Park
  • Marathon
  • August 09, 2014
  • Trail

Lamington Eco Challenge Sunday Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Lamington National Park
  • Marathon
  • August 10, 2014
  • Trail

Alice Springs Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Northern Territory | Alice Springs
  • Marathon
  • August 17, 2014 - 06:00
  • Hilly Road Running

Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Wagga Wagga
  • Marathon
  • August 17, 2014
  • Trail Relay

Adelaide Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | South Australia | Adelaide
  • Marathon
  • August 24, 2014

Mudgee Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Mudgee
  • Marathon
  • August 24, 2014

Perth City to Surf Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Western Australia | Perth
  • Marathon
  • August 31, 2014

Shepparton Runners Club marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Shepparton
  • Marathon
  • August 31, 2014
  • Road Running

Sunshine Coast Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Mooloolaba
  • Marathon
  • August 31, 2014 - 06:00
  • Charity Road Running

Ross Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Tasmania | Ross
  • Marathon
  • September 07, 2014 - 08:00

Blackmores Sydney Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Sydney
  • Marathon
  • September 21, 2014 - 07:15
  • Wheelchair Road Running