Marathon Calendar

The Marathon Guru running calendar lists running events throughout Australia and overseas focussing on events with Half Marathon and Marathon options.
Events will be added and updated frequently so be sure to check back regularly.

Australian Calendar

Date Race Name City/State Distances Website Race Overview

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Sun 13 Oct 2013 Bribie Beach Bash Bribie Island, Queensland 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, 15K, 10K, 6K, 3K visit-website-button Out and back on a flat, sandy beach, with the date chosen to coincide with a very low tide, so you can run on the hard flat sand at the water's edge.
Sun 13 Oct 2013 McLaren Vale Half Marathon McLaren Vale, SA Half Marathon, 10km and 5km visit-website-button The half marathon course starts and finishes at the McLaren Vale visitor centre and follows the Shiraz Trail to Willunga and back then a 5km section out and back along the Coast to Vines Trail. The smooth and even bitumen track is well maintained, and being an old railway line, has very few undulations: perfect for those wanting to run a fast time, or for those just looking to participate in a fun half marathon.
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Melbourne Marathon Festival Melbourne, VIC Full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5.7km and 3km visit-website-button On road. The start is down hill into the city and gradually flattens out with some slight undulations. Once closer to Port Phillip Bay the roads are completely flat, then progressing further to 20km + - there are some small hills. Overall a flat course.
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Twin Bridges Half Trail Marathon Cairns/ QLD Half marathon visit-website-button Trail run.
Sun 20 Oct 2013 Lake Mountain Skyrun Marysville, VIC 14km, 21km and 31km visit-website-button Alpine trail run.
Sun 20 Oct 2013 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 20 Oct 2013 Sri Chinmoy Sydney 9 Race Series Sydney, NSW Half marathon, 7K, 4K visit-website-button Three laps around the waterfront at Iron Cove.
Sat 26 Oct 2013 Run Y'ass Off Yass, NSW Half marathon, 14km, 5km and 2.5km visit-website-button Run through the Yass countryside. Taking in the historic town streets before departing for the scenic farmlands along this testing but achievable half marathon.
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Rebel Run Sydney Sydney, NSW Half marathon, 3km, 10km visit-website-button Half-Marathon course around the host venues for the Sydney 2000 Games.
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Brooks Rottnest Marathon Rottnest Island, WA Marathon, 10K, 5K visit-website-button Four laps, very hilly. Unpredictable weather. Often very windy.
Sat 02 Nov 2013 Spartan Race Picton, NSW Marathon, Half marathon visit-website-button Very tough, off road, obstacle course. 600 participants in waves of 200. Race over hills, creeks and gullies with a variety of obstacles designed to challenge your strength, speed and agility.
Sun 10 Nov 2013 Hamilton Vitality Fun Run Hamilton, VIC half marathon, 10km and 4.2km visit-website-button Small event. Two laps around the lake and the Grange Track.
Sat 16 Nov 2013 Run From the Hills Mount Avoca Winery, VIC Half marathon, 7k visit-website-button 21.5km of fire road, 4wd tracks, double tracks and single track. Finishing off with a sprint to the finish line through the grape vines.
Sun 17 Nov 2013 Marysville Marathon Festival Marysville, VIC 50K ultra marathon, marathon, half marathon, 10K and 4K visit-website-button
Sun 17 Nov 2013 Garmin Point to Pinnacle Hobart, TAS Half marathon visit-website-button 1,270 metres in elevation. This race is physically challenging and scenically stunning.
Sun 17 Nov 2013 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 24 Nov 2013 Central Coast Half Marathon The Entrance, NSW Half Marathon and 10km visit-website-button Both runs follow the cycle path from The Entrance to Chittaway Bay on out and back courses. The course is flat, fast and scenic, and officially certified.
Sun 24 Nov 2013 Mirabella Mountain Fun Run Mt Buller, VIC Half Marathon and 10km visit-website-button 1,270 metres in elevation. This race is physically challenging and scenically stunning
Sun 01 Dec 2013 Tour de Tamborine Mountain Sports Festival Gold Coast, QLD Half Marathon, 10km and 5km visit-website-button
Sun 08 Dec 2013 Sussan Women's Fun Run Melbourne, VIC Half marathon, 14km, 5km and 2.5km visit-website-button A women's only event. Two laps along the beachfront at St Kilda.
Sun 15 Dec 2013 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Up and back
Sun 12 Jan 2014 Cadbury Marathon Claremont, TAS Full marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km visit-website-button
Sun 19 Jan 2014 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 23 Feb 2014 Dirt Fest New South Wales Lake Crackenback, NSW Half marathon, 10km and 5km visit-website-button Trail run
Sun 23 Feb 2014 Orange Colour City Running Festival Orange, NSW Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km visit-website-button The half marathon and marathon courses consist of gently undulating countryside with a combination of bitumen roads and paths and well graded gravel roads.
Sun 23 Feb 2014 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 23 Feb 2014 Wangaratta Marathon Wangaratta, VIC Marathon and Half Marathon, 10K, 5K visit-website-button Courses are accurately measured, sealed courses on bike paths along the Ovens River. It is very picturesque with multiple bridge / creek crossings. These are slightly undulating courses with some twisting and turning but no hills.
Sat 08 Mar 2014 Baw Baw Trail Run Festival Mt Baw Baw, Victoria Full marathon and half marathon on Saturday, a 5km fun run and morning and night 12km trail runs on Sunday visit-website-button Trail run with an uphill haul for the majority of the distance. The half- marathon is slightly easier. 
Sun 23 Mar 2014 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Up and back
Sun 30 Mar 2014 Xterra Great Ocean Road Trail Run Anglesea, VIC Half marathon and 10km visit-website-button Off road run along the beach and the Surf Coast Walk. Incredibly scenic.
Sun 13 Apr 2014 3 Waters Marathon Bunbury, WA 50km Ultramarathon, 42km Marathon, 21km Half Marathon and 10km visit-website-button
Sun 13 Apr 2014 Australian Running Festival Canberra, ACT 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon visit-website-button
Sun 20 Apr 2014 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 04 May 2014 Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon Hamilton Island Half marathon visit-website-button Road, fire trails and walking tracks through Hamilton Island's undulating interior.
Sun 04 May 2014 Mt Mee Classic Dayboro, Queensland Full marathon, 2 person team relay marathon, 10km visit-website-button
Sun 18 May 2014 The Great Ocean Road Marathon Apollo Bay, VIC 45km Marathon, 23km Half Marathon, 14km run visit-website-button
Sat 24 May 2014 Warwick Pentath-Run Warwick, QLD Half marathon visit-website-button The Warwick Pentath-Run is a 5 race event over the weekend of May 24th/25th 2013 in the shire of Warwick, 2 hours south-west of Brisbane, Queensland. On Saturday there is a half marathon from Warwick to Yangan, a 4.6K cross country at Morgan Park and a 5K road race at the Darling Downs Hotel. On Sunday there is a 10K uphill road race from Kilarney to Queen Mary Falls, and a 1500m road race on the Warwick CBD. Enter any race, combination of races, or all races (the Pentath-run). Entering all races gives you a discount.
Sun 25 May 2014 Stanwell Power Station Rocky River Run Rockhampton, Queensland Half Marathon, 10km and 5km visit-website-button
Sun 01 Jun 2014 BMA Mackay Marina Run Mackay, Queensland Half Marathon, 8K, 5K visit-website-button The event takes in much of the  surrounds of Mackay including the ocean at the Mackay Surf Club. The course loops through the city, the Pioneer River and the marina. Field of about 2600 runners.
Sun 01 Jun 2014 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 08 Jun 2014 Salerno Law Kununurra Half Marathon Kununurra, WA Half marathon visit-website-button Small event, field of 100+ competitiors. Up and back.
Mon 09 Jun 2014 Sri Chinmoy Canberra Canberra, ACT Half marathon, 5 mile, 2 mile visit-website-button Scenic one-mile loops in and around Telopea Park.
Sat 14 Jun 2014 Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon Weekend Newnes, NSW Half marathon, 2.4km Mystery Mountain Dash visit-website-button A really tough marathon. There are creek crossings, sections of single trail, old mine cuttings and some long forgotten railway easements. The terrain is exciting, challenging, picturesque.
Sun 15 Jun 2014 Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon Weekend Newnes, NSW Marathon, 6K visit-website-button As above
Sun 22 Jun 2014 SMC Road Race Series Sydney, NSW 5km, 10km and Half Marathon visit-website-button Two laps. Up and back
Sun 06 Jul 2014 Geraldton Runfest Geraldton, WA Full marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km visit-website-button Scenic two lap course taking in the whole of Champion Bay.
Sun 06 Jul 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon Gold Coast, QLD Full marathon, wheelchair marathon, half marathon, 10km, and 5.7km visit-website-button Fast, flat and scenic course: The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast's surf beaches and broadwater and has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world, ideal to strive for a personal best time. Generally great weather with low humidity.
Sun 03 Aug 2014 Brisbane Marathon Festival Brisbane, QLD Full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K visit-website-button

International Events

Date Race Name City/Country Distances Website Race Overview Training offers (coming soon)
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Spar Budapest Marathon Bupapest, Hungary Marathon visit-website-button Flat course, mild weather
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Buenos Aires Marathon Buenos Aires, Argentina Marathon visit-website-button Flat course, mild weather
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Eindhoven Marathon Eindhoven, Netherlands Marathon & Half Marathon, Marathon relay, 5K visit-website-button Flat course, mild weather
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Essen Marathon Essen, Germany Marathon visit-website-button Flat course, mild weather, 2 loops
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Graz Marathon Graz, Austria Marathon & Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, Junior Marathon, 9.6 K, 4.2 K visit-website-button
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Lake Garda Marathon Garda Lake, Italy Marathon & 30Km, 15Km visit-website-button Flat course, mild weather, beautiful scenery
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Novi Sad Marathon Novi Sad, Yugoslavia Marathon visit-website-button 4x up and back
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Italian Marathon Memorial Enzo Ferrari Maranello, Italy Marathon, Half-Marathon, 30K visit-website-button
Sun 13 Oct 2013 RheinEnergie Koeln (Cologne) Marathon Koeln (Cologne), Germany Marathon visit-website-button Fast flat course
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Leicester Marathon Leicester, United Kingdom Marathon, Half-Marathon visit-website-button Good route with the occasional hill
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Medien Marathon Munich, Germany Marathon & Half-Marathon, 10K, Relay visit-website-button Generally flat with a few hills. Mild weather
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Melbourne Marathon Melbourne, Australia Marathon & Half Marathon, 10K, 5.7K visit-website-button
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Poznan Marathon Poznan, Poland Marathon visit-website-button Flat course
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Run Liverpool Marathon Liverpool, United Kingdom Marathon & 10K visit-website-button
Sun 13 Oct 2013 Schwarzwald Marathon Braeunlingen, Germany Marathon & Half Marathon, 10K, 4K visit-website-button Hilly forest course
Thurs 17 Oct 2013 Augrabies Extreme Marathon Augrabies, South Africa Marathon & 250km visit-website-button
Sat 19 Oct 2013 Bilbao Night Marathon Bilbao, Spain Marathon & Half Marathon, 7.5 K visit-website-button Laps, flat and fast
Sat 19 Oct 2013 Polar Circle Marathon Kangerlassuaq, Greenland Marathon & Half Marathon visit-website-button Part of the way on an ice cap
Sat 19 Oct 2013 Vaxjo Marathon Vaxjo, Sweden Marathon visit-website-button Small race, eight laps, very flat course.
Sat 19 Oct 2013 Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon Thessaloniki, Greece Half marathon and 5K visit-website-button
Sun 20 Oct 2013 Sinotrans Limited Beijing Int'l Marathon Beijing, China Marathon & Half Marathon, 9K, Mini Marathon (4.2K) visit-website-button
Sun 20 Oct 2013 Plusent Yorkshire Marathon York, UK Marathon and relay visit-website-button
Sat 26 Oct 2013 Snowdonia Marathon Snowdonia, UK Marathon visit-website-button Hilly, spectacular views. Voted one of the best British marathons
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Casablanca Marathon Casablanca, Morocco Marathon, Half-Marathon visit-website-button
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Chunchon Int'l Marathon Chuncheon City, South Korea Marathon & 10K visit-website-button
Sun 27 Oct 2013 BMW Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany Marathon & Relay, Mini Marathon (4.2K) visit-website-button Flat course, ideal weather-end of October
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Lausanne Marathon Lausanne, Switzerland Marathon & Half & Quarter Marathon visit-website-button
Sun 27 Oct 2013 Venice Marathon Venice, Italy Marathon visit-website-button
Mon 28 Oct 2013 Dublin Marathon Dublin, Ireland Marathon visit-website-button
Sun 3 Nov 2013 adidas Auckland Marathon Auckland, New Zealand Marathon & Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K Run visit-website-button
Sun 3 Nov 2013 Joongang Seoul Marathon Seoul, South Korea Marathon visit-website-button
Sun 10 Nov 2013 Athens Marathon Athens, Greece Marathon visit-website-button
Sun 17 Nov 2013 Marabana Havana Marathon Havana, Cuba Marathon & Half-marathon, 10k, 5k visit-website-button
Sun 17 Nov 2013 Allianz Penang Bridge International Marathon Penang, Malaysia Marathon & Half Marathon, 10K visit-website-button

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Airlel Delhi half Marathon Delhi, India Half Marathon visit-website-button