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Overseas Marathons

The Association of International Marathons (AIMS) has the definitive list of ALL major worldwide marathons

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May 2018
Chase the Sun Escape to world famous Noosa for the all new Runaway Noosa Marathon and a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it's easy to find your happy running place right here. Beach weekend bliss. Run, relax and taste your way through all Noosa has to offer. The perfect location for 23 degree autumn running, chilling by the beach or shopping up a storm. Run social. Our unique multi-lap course - starting and finishing in the heart of Noosa only minutes from Hastings street - means you're never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course live music and entertainment. Fun to full-on. Choose from five different race distances from the 1/2 lap 5K fun run right through to the full four lap Marathon. The full marathon also has a team relay option - in teams of two or four - for those looking to share in the fun with their mates.  contact: 07-54306700. email: Visit the website for more details.
Jun 2018
Located in the rural hamlet of Wamboin, just 20 km east of Canberra, the Kowen Trail Run will see competitors run across the border into Kowen Forest in the ACT to participate in either a marathon, half marathon or 12 km course. The event is open to all levels of trail running experience. The courses are challenging, well marked and have spectacular views of Canberra and surrounds. More information is available at our website and our facebook page (search 'Kowen Trail Run'). The Kowen Trail Run is a not-for-profit event with proceeds going to the Wamboin Rural Fire Brigade. contact: Peter Komidar. email: Visit the website for more details.
Jul 2018
A 12km, 22km and 36km trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area. With a inclusive, family friendly vibe including kids activities and fun run during the event this is one trail run you can bring the whole family too.  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Aug 2018
The Dungog Dash and Dawdle is a cross country fun run which showcases the stunning hills and valleys of Dungog, the beautiful and historic Dungog Common. It is the key fundraiser of much-needed funds for the Dungog Shire Community Centre, the hub for all things community in the region. There is a 21 km half marathon trail run, 12km dash, 6km dawdle, Kids Dash or Dawdle (12 years and under) and a Doggy Half. Dash or Dawdle dogs must be on a leash for the entire race, accompanied by and in control of a responsible human + face painting, jumping castle and sausage sizzle. contact: Dungog Shire Community Centre. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
A member of the Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS), the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Since its inception the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.3 million for charity and community groups. Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour's drive north of Brisbane this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times. The course record currently stands at 2:18:30 set by Ethiopian, Samuel Woldemanuel in 2015. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5kms) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet -hero- finish. With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused, world-class athletic event caters to all those wanting to take part, including families and those with both physical and intellectual disabilities. The 2km event allows parents with prams and wheelchair entrants to take part and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Race start times are scheduled to allow for parents to run the longer distances and then return in time to run with the kids and enjoy all the free fun in the family entertainment precinct. contact: Atlas Multisports. email: Visit the website for more details.
Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory. Boundless beauty, breathless exuberance, day-old friendships that will last for years and the unspoilt grandeur of a landscape that transcends time´┐Ż this is an extraordinary run that should be on every bucket list. "The scenery is unlike anything else and pushes you through some challenging terrain. Would recommend this event to all trail runners!" - Caitlin Campbell (2017 participant) WHEN: Friday 17th - Monday 20th August 2018 WHERE: Larapinta Trail in the MacDonnell Ranges; Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. 34 Stott Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870 WHO: Runners and trail runners worldwide are welcome; from the recreational to the elite. You don't need to be fast but you do need to be determined and with long and short course options anyone can complete it. LOGISTICS: You book your own accommodation and we arrange all the other race logistics for you, so at the end of each day's running you can kick back around the hotel pool and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Red Centre.  contact: Annie Knight. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Running a Marathon just became FUN and EASY! Welcome to Mile 2 Marathon a fantastic new fun event open to all abilities and all ages. Do it as an individual or with family, friends or work mates and take your health and wellbeing to another level. We have broken the marathon down to 26 x 1 mile stages. You can register as a team of 26 and do 1 mile each or teams of 13, 6, 2 or 1 and do multiple miles. If you've never done a marathon or fun run before this event is a great introduction. More importantly it's all about creating excitement around the office, home or with your mates in the lead up and having a heap of fun on event day. contact: Event People. email: Visit the website for more details.
Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians. 2km & 8km 'Short' trail runs 1pm Saturday August 25th 20km and 36km full impact trail runs start 7am Sunday August 26th  contact: Rohan Day. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Sep 2018
The Coastal Classic is a 30km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia, it has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines. The scenery is spectacular with breathtaking coastal views on the beach and from the cliff tops. You literally feel like you are a million miles from anywhere even when you are only 45 minutes from the heart of Sydney!  contact: Maximum Adventure. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
The Surf Coast Century is a spectacular 50km and 100km ultramarathon along Victoria's Surf Coast and wildflower hinterland with beautiful scenery the whole way. This incredible race takes runners on an extraordinary journey below towering sea cliffs, along remote beaches and through the captivating wildflower hinterland on twisting single track where no two footsteps are the same. As well as attracting many of Australia-s best runners, the Surf Coast Century also has a great reputation as the ideal event for those tackling their first ultra marathon due to the accessible course, terrific support services, easy logistics and the incredible energy around the course generated by all the supporters, other runners and event officials. So set yourself the ultimate challenge and join us for the 2018 Surf Coast Century for an unforgettable experience. DISTANCE: 100km solo and 50km solo ultra marathons, and 100km relay (team of 2, 3 or 4) DATE: Saturday 15 September 2018 LOCATION: Start/Finish in Anglesea, Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road  contact: Annie Knight. email: Visit the website for more details. Click here for an entryform.
Oct 2018
Sat-Sun 27-28 Oct NED KELLY CHASE - 100/50/M/HM/10 (VIC)
There's a smorgasbord of events on offer ranging from the 100km solo run to the 50km, marathon, half marathon and 10km runs. Perhaps you can choose the 100km or 50km bicycle chase where entrants are given arrest warrants to chase down the runners on course. And those a bit special can also -choose your own adventure- and tackle the course in some less than conventional format! contact: Justin and Sharon Scholz. email: Visit the website for more details.
Dec 2018
The GC50 Run Festival on Sunday, 9 December 2018 has 50km, 30km, 15km and 5km races and a 2x25km relay in Broadbeach, Queensland. The 50km is from Kurrawa to Coolangatta and back; the 30km from Kurrawa to Currumbin and back; the 15km from Kurrawa to Burleigh and back; and the 5 km along Hedges Avenue to Seaside Avenue and return. The run course is on either footpath or roadway, not on the beach. This is one of a handful of officially accredited AIMS-IAAF certified 50 km road races in Australia. The 50 km race carries an IAU label which mean that performances are included in the world rankings. contact: Adam Goodger. email: Visit the website for more details.
Feb 2019
The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs is bought to you by Justin and Sharon Scholz of Wangaratta Fitness Fun Addicts. The event motto says it all - "More people moving more often". Entry prices for this event are much less than their counterparts and we take pride in that. We arent looking for big profits, but we are unashamedly looking to draw people to Wangaratta to enjoy the beautiful path networks and environmental surrounds of our thriving rural city. We secretly hope that we can encourage people to engage more in physical happiness and become more active than they were before joining our event. We measure success on entry numbers, total distance covered by entrants and return entries in future years. Please join us this year and please continue to move more often, enjoying this event on the fourth Sunday in February for many years to come! contact: Justin and Sharon Scholz. email: Visit the website for more details.

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