2018 – 2019 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!

74 races

Dusk to Dawn

Marathon
02/10/2018 - 18:00
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Queensland / Caboolture
Marathon
Running Solo

Orange Color City Running Festival

Marathon
02/25/2018 - 06:30
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / New South Wales / Orange
Marathon
Road Running

Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs

Wangaratta Marathon
02/25/2018 - 06:30
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Victoria / Wangaratta
Marathon
Urban Trail Running Flat

Brooks Trail Run Festival at Mt Baw Baw

Marathon
03/03/2018
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Victoria / Mt Baw Baw
Marathon
Trail Running Hilly

3 Waters Running Festival

3 Waters Marathon
04/08/2018
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Western Australia / Bunbury
Marathon
Running

Gold Coast 100 Supermarathon

Marathon
06/10/2018 To be confirmed
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Queensland / Burleigh Heads
Marathon
Road Running

Tower Trail Run

Marathon
06/24/2018
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / South Australia / Mount Gambier
Marathon
Trail Running

LJ Hooker Broome Marathon

Broome International Airport Marathon
07/01/2018
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Western Australia / Cable Beach, Broome
Marathon
Running

3 Marathons in 3 Days Trail Race

Cairns Marathon
07/13/2018 - 07:30
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Queensland / Kuranda
Marathon
Trail Running

Hunter Valley Winery Running Festival

The Vintage Winery Marathon
07/15/2018
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / New South Wales / Pokolbin
Marathon
Running

Rainbow Beach Trail Festival

Marathon
07/22/2018 - 06:00
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Queensland / Rainbow Beach
Marathon
Trail Running

Australian Outback Marathon

Australian Outback Marathon
07/28/2018 - 08:00
Oceania / Australia and New Zealand / Australia / Northern Territory / Ayers Rock
Marathon
Running
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