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!

73 races

Australian Outback Marathon

July 29, 2017 Race day in 4 days
Australia / Northern Territory / Ayers Rock
Marathon
Package tour

Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

July 30, 2017 Race day in 5 days
Australia / New South Wales / Liverpool, NSW
Marathon
Relay

Lamington Eco Challenge

August 05, 2017 Race day in 11 days
Australia / Queensland / Lamington National Park
Marathon
Trail

Brisbane Running Festival

August 06, 2017 Race day in 12 days
Australia / Queensland / Brisbane
Marathon
Road Running

Lamington Eco Challenge

August 06, 2017 Race day in 12 days
Australia / Queensland / Lamington National Park
Marathon
Trail

McDonald's® Townsville Running Festival

August 06, 2017 Race day in 12 days
Australia / Queensland / Townsville
Marathon
Road Running

Adelaide Marathon

August 20, 2017 Race day in 26 days
Australia / South Australia / Adelaide
Marathon

Alice Springs Running Festival

August 20, 2017 Race day in 26 days
Australia / Northern Territory / Alice Springs
Marathon
Hilly Road Running

Mudgee Running Festival

August 20, 2017 Race day in 26 days
Australia / New South Wales / Mudgee
Marathon

Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival

August 20, 2017 Race day in 26 days
Australia / Queensland / Mooloolaba
Marathon
Road Running Charity

Wagga Wagga Trail Marathon

August 20, 2017 Race day in 26 days
Australia / New South Wales / Wagga Wagga
Marathon
Trail Relay

Kangaroo Island Marathon

August 26, 2017 Race day in about 1 month
Australia / South Australia / Kangaroo Island
Marathon
Road Running
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