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Australia is one of the ten largest countries in the world.

It is therefore not surprising that there are also a lot of running events in Australia. Many are held in the form of running festivals. Most events take place on the coast and impress with a beautiful ambience.

Well-known running events can be found in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth.

The biggest running events in Australia

The City2Surf, which takes place in the summer, is known worldwide. This 14-kilometer road race is one of the largest running events in the world. It has even been named the biggest running event in the world several times. After all, there are around 80,000 starters every year. The event therefore describes itself as the biggest fun run in the world. Top international runners do not compete here, but now and then some top national runners do. The course leads through the city center, the finish line is at Bondi Beach. The event has been held since 1971 and usually sells out very quickly.

Marathon in the city

There are several well-known city marathons in Australia. One of them is also held in Sydney. In September, the Sydney Marathon is held as part of the Sydney Running Festival, with several thousand runners competing. Other city marathons include the Gold Coast Airport Marathon (July), the Townsville Marathon as part of the Townsville Running Festival (August), the Australian Running Festival in Canberra (April), the Melbourne Marathon Festival (October), the Perth Marathon (October) and the Brisbane Marathon (June). A famous ultra race is called "The Track - Outback". This one has an incredible distance of more than 500 kilometers. Also very famous is the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, where you can see the Rocks, the Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Beautiful runs in Australia

Some of the most beautiful running events in the world include the Great Barrier Reef Marathon in Port Dougals and the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. The Great Ocean Road Running Festival was even included in the list of the 25 most beautiful marathons in the world by our editorial team. It is run annually in May along the coast. The marathon is 44 kilometers long, and there is also an ultra race and shorter races.

Triathlons in Australia

Due to the many coastal cities, it is not surprising that Australia also hosts several triathlon events. Many of them are part of the IRONMAN series or the competing Challenge Family. In Shepparton the Challenge Chepparton is held regularly. The Ironman series makes stops here in Cairns, Busselton, Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast), Port Macquarie, Geelong and Western Sydney, among others. There is almost no other country in the world where so many IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races are held as in Australia.

All Running Races in Australia (sorted by date) can be found in the following overview:

Running competitions 2024 in Australien

Ironman 70.3 Tasmania (Hobart)

 
Date of the race | 06:25 Uhr
Location of the race Hobart
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz / Kinder

Melbourne Corporate Triathlon

 
Date of the race | 05:30 Uhr
Location of the race Elwood Victoria
Distance of the race 0,4 km + 10 km + 4 km

Mooloolaba Triathlon

 
Date of the race | 06:45 Uhr
Location of the race Mooloolaba
Distance of the race Olympische Distanz (Olympic Distance) / Sprint

IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Geelong
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

City of Newcastle Hill to Harbour

 
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Newcastle
Distance of the race 16 km / 6 km / 2 km

Hobart Marathon

 
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Hobart
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Canberra Marathon Festival

 
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Canberra
Distance of the race 50 km / 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

City of Newcastle Marathon

 
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Newcastle
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km

Down Under 135

 
Date of the race |
Location of the race Bacchus Marsh
Distance of the race 220 km (13.000 Hm) / 110 km (6.000 Hm)

Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon

 
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Date of the race | 06:45 Uhr
Location of the race Sydney
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km

Busselton Festival of Triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Busselton
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz / Ironkids / Fun-Run / Duathlon

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Australia - Port Macquarie

 
Date of the race | 06:22 Uhr
Location of the race Port Macquarie
Distance of the race Langdistanz / Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Ultra-Trail Australia (UTA)

 
Date of the race | 06:20 Uhr
Location of the race Katoomba
Distance of the race 100 km (4.400 Hm) / 50,3 km / 22,7 km / 11 km

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

 
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Lorne
Distance of the race 60 km / 44 km / 23 km / 14 km / 6 km / 1,5 km

Stadium Stomp Melbourne

 
Date of the race | 07:45 Uhr
Location of the race Richmond
Distance of the race 7.300 Treppen / 1.900 Treppen

Brisbane Marathon

 
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Brisbane
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Rottnest Running Festival

 
Date of the race | 07:30 Uhr
Location of the race Rottnest Island
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Stadium Stomp Adelaide

 
Date of the race |
Location of the race Adelaide
Distance of the race 6.000 Treppen / 3.000 Treppen

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns

 
Date of the race | 06:35 Uhr
Location of the race Palm Cove
Distance of the race Langdistanz / Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Gold Coast Marathon

 
1
Date of the race | 06:15 Uhr
Location of the race Southport
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Stadium Stomp Brisbane

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Woolloongabba
Distance of the race 5.000 Treppen

7 Cairns Marathon - Queensland

 
Date of the race | 05:45 Uhr
Location of the race Cairns
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Australian Outback Marathon

 
1
Date of the race | 07:45 Uhr
Location of the race Lasseter Highway
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 11 km / 6 km

Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

 
Date of the race | 06:45 Uhr
Location of the race Sydney
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Townsville Running Festival - Townsville Marathon

 
Date of the race | 04:45 Uhr
Location of the race Townsville City
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2,5 km

City2Surf Sydney

 
Date of the race | 07:55 Uhr
Location of the race Sydney
Distance of the race 14 km

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon - Queensland

 
Date of the race | 06:00 Uhr
Location of the race Alexandra Headland
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Stadium Stomp Sydney

 
Date of the race |
Location of the race Sydney
Distance of the race 6.700 Treppen / 4.000 Treppen

Adelaide Marathon Festival

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Adelaide
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Bridge to Brisbane

 
Date of the race | 06:15 Uhr
Location of the race Murarrie
Distance of the race 10 km / 4,5 km

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

 
1
Date of the race | 05:55 Uhr
Location of the race Mooloolaba
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz

Sydney Marathon - Sydney Running Festival

 
1
Date of the race | 07:05 Uhr
Location of the race Sydney
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 3,5 km

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney

 
1
Date of the race | 06:15 Uhr
Location of the race Castlereagh
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Perth Marathon

 
Date of the race |
Location of the race Perth
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 14 km / 4 km

Melbourne Marathon Festival

 
Date of the race | 07:00 Uhr
Location of the race Melbourne
Distance of the race 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 3 km Walk

Burnie 10K

 
Date of the race | 11:15 Uhr
Location of the race Burnie
Distance of the race 10 km / 5 km

Noosa Triathlon

 
Date of the race | 06:15 Uhr
Location of the race Noosa Heads
Distance of the race Olympische Distanze (Olympic Distance)

IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne

 
Date of the race | 06:15 Uhr
Location of the race St Kilda West
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz (Middle Distance)

Point to Pinnacle

 
Date of the race | 08:00 Uhr
Location of the race Sandy Bay
Distance of the race 21,1 km / 10 km

Challenge Canberra

 
Date of the race | 05:50 Uhr
Location of the race Acton
Distance of the race Mitteldistanz / Olympische Distanz / Sprint

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia - Busselton

 
Date of the race | 05:30 Uhr
Location of the race Busselton
Distance of the race Langdistan / Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko

 
Date of the race |
Location of the race Thredbo
Distance of the race 100 mi / 100 km / 50 km / 25 km

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