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

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

Christmas Island Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Northern Territory | Christmas Island
  • Marathon
  • September 28, 2014
  • Relay

Western Sydney Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Cranebrook
  • Marathon
  • October 04, 2014
  • Road Running

Bribie Beach Bash Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Bribie Island
  • Marathon
  • October 12, 2014 - 06:45
  • Charity Flat Relay Sand

Medibank Melbourne Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Melbourne
  • Marathon
  • October 12, 2014 - 07:00
  • Road Running

Toowoomba Roadrunners Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Toowoomba
  • Marathon
  • October 12, 2014 - 06:00

Brooks Rottnest Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Western Australia | Rottnest
  • Marathon
  • October 26, 2014 - 06:30

Carcoar Cup Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | New South Wales | Carcoar
  • Marathon
  • November 02, 2014 - 08:00
  • Charity

Deep Space Mountain Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Namadgi National Park A.C.T
  • Marathon
  • November 02, 2014 - 07:30
  • Trail Mountain

Mt Marlow Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Queensland | Cape Pallarenda
  • Marathon
  • November 02, 2014 - 06:00
  • Trail Outer Limits Adventure Fitness

Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon

  • Oceania | Australia | Victoria | Portland
  • Marathon
  • November 02, 2014 - 08:00
  • Walk Relay