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 2022 in Australien

IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong

 
Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Geelong
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Melbourne Corporate Triathlon

 
Icon Date | 05:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Elwood Victoria
Icon Competitions 0,4 km + 10 km + 4 km

Mooloolaba Triathlon

 
Icon Date | 06:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Mooloolaba
Icon Competitions Olympische Distanz (Olympic Distance) / Sprint

Challenge Shepparton

 
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Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Shepparton
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz / Kinder / Sprint

NewRun

 
Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Newcastle
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Canberra Marathon Festival

 
Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Canberra
Icon Competitions 50 km / 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Busselton Festival of Triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton

 
Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Busselton
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz / Ironkids / Fun-Run / Duathlon

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Australia - Port Macquarie

 
Icon Date | 06:22 Uhr
Icon Venue Port Macquarie
Icon Competitions Langdistanz / Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

 
Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Lorne
Icon Competitions 60 km / 44 km / 23 km / 14 km / 6 km / 1,5 km

Brisbane Marathon

 
Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Brisbane
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Rottnest Running Festival

 
Icon Date | 07:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Rottnest Island
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns

 
Icon Date | 06:35 Uhr
Icon Venue Palm Cove
Icon Competitions Langdistanz / Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Gold Coast Marathon

 
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Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Southport
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Stadium Stomp

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Sydney
Icon Competitions 6.700 Treppen / 4.000 Treppen

Australian Outback Marathon

 
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Icon Date | 07:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Lasseter Highway
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 11 km / 6 km

Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival

 
Icon Date | 06:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Sydney
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Townsville Running Festival - Townsville Marathon

 
Icon Date | 05:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Townsville City
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2,5 km

City2Surf Sydney

 
Icon Date | 07:55 Uhr
Icon Venue Sydney
Icon Competitions 14 km

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon - Queensland

 
Icon Date | 06:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Alexandra Headland
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Adelaide Marathon Festival

 
Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Adelaide
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km

Bridge to Brisbane

 
Icon Date | 06:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Murarrie
Icon Competitions 10 km / 5 km

IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast

 
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Icon Date | 05:55 Uhr
Icon Venue Mooloolaba
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz

7 Cairns Marathon - Queensland

 
Icon Date | 05:45 Uhr
Icon Venue Cairns
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 2 km

Sydney Marathon - Sydney Running Festival

 
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Icon Date | 07:05 Uhr
Icon Venue Sydney
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 3,5 km

IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney

 
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Icon Date | 06:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Castlereagh
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Melbourne Marathon Festival

 
Icon Date | 07:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Melbourne
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 10 km / 5 km / 3 km Walk

Perth Marathon

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Perth
Icon Competitions 42,2 km / 21,1 km / 14 km / 4 km

Ultra-Trail Australia

 
Icon Date | 06:20 Uhr
Icon Venue Katoomba
Icon Competitions 100 km (4.400 Hm) / 50 km / 22 km / 11 km

Noosa Triathlon

 
Icon Date | 06:15 Uhr
Icon Venue Noosa Heads
Icon Competitions Olympische Distanze (Olympic Distance)

IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne

 
Icon Date | 06:30 Uhr
Icon Venue St Kilda West
Icon Competitions Mitteldistanz (Middle Distance)

Point to Pinnacle

 
Icon Date | 08:00 Uhr
Icon Venue Sandy Bay
Icon Competitions 21,1 km / 10 km

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Western Australia - Busselton

 
Icon Date | 05:30 Uhr
Icon Venue Busselton
Icon Competitions Langdistan / Mitteldistanz / Ironkids

Ultra-Trail Kosciuszko

 
Icon Date |
Icon Venue Thredbo
Icon Competitions 100 mi / 100 km / 50 km / 25 km

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