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    Winter Solstice Fun Run

    Winter Solstice Fun Run

    Organiser: Portland Runners Club

    The Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run includes three scenic distances; 9 kilometres, 15 kilometres and 25 kilometres.The 9 kilometre course showcases the best of the inner Portland running, including the Fawthrop Lagoon and Foreshore. The Winter Solstice classic 15 kilometre course runs from Cape Nelson Lighthouse to town via Scenic and Cape Nelson Roads. The Lighthouse to Lighthouse 25 kilometre...

    Cape Nelson Lighthouse, Cape Nelson Road, Portland West VIC, Australia
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    McDonald's Townsville Running Festival

    McDonald's Townsville Running Festival

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    Organiser: McDonald's Townsville Running Festival

    This festival has grown far beyond the humble beginnings of the Townsville Marathon over 50 years ago to include the addition of the shorter events to create a real festival vibe and help to bring on the next generations of runners.Townsville Airport MarathonStart: 4:45amThe Marathon is a fast, flat 3 loop course with AIMS certification. The early morning start means...

    Townsville QLD, Australia
    Gold Coast Marathon 2024

    Gold Coast Marathon 2024

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    Organiser: Gold Coast Marathon

    The Gold Coast Marathon is famous for its flat. fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and stunning Broadwater. 60% of participants achieve a personal best time each year and it’s perfect if you’re aiming for a Boston Marathon qualification.2km Junior DashJoin hundreds of youngsters aged between 5 and 10 in the 2km Junior Dash held...

    Gold Coast QLD, Australia
    Sri Chinmoy Mt Coot-tha Trail Run - 10km & 20km

    Sri Chinmoy Mt Coot-tha Trail Run - 10km & 20km

    Organiser: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

    The 2024 calendar includes a trail run at beautiful Mt Coot-tha on Sunday 14 July. We are having 10km & 20km runs.This is a beautiful course and with the 2 distances, it is perfect for beginners and for those who want an extra challenge, who can run the 10km loop twice.Soak in the energy of running among the trees.July 14,...

    J.C. Slaughter Falls, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-Tha Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival

    Sri Chinmoy Princes Park Winter Running Festival

    Organiser: Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team

    The staging venue is Lawn 3, Royal Parade, Parkville and all races start from the asphalt running trail adjacent to the venue.The event is conducted on our favourite flat, tree-lined, 5km circuit within Princes and Royal Park.A 2.2km half-lap circuit has been added for the full marathon distance. The circuit has been measured by an AA certified course measurer for...

    Carlton VIC, Australia
    Channel 7 Cairns Marathon 2024

    Channel 7 Cairns Marathon 2024

    Organiser: Atlas Events

    After a sellout event in 2023, we’re back Sunday, 14 July 2024 🌴RACE DAY: SUNDAY 14 JULY 2024The 2024 7 Cairns Marathon Festival will take place on 13 - 14 July.Race along the stunning Esplanade in Cairns in the heart of Tropical North Queensland with community support and hospitality like no other. We know you'll stick be sticking around to...

    Cairns QLD, Australia
    THE GUZZLER ULTRA | TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL

    THE GUZZLER ULTRA | TRAIL RUNNING FESTIVAL

    Organiser: The Guzzler

    The Guzzler Ultra is Brisbane’s very own trail ultra; presented by The Trail Co. and made possible by Brissie’s thriving trail running community. 99 per cent trails and 100 per cent fun, you’ll run past Brisbane’s oldest reservoirs in the order they were built. Along the way, you’ll be well looked after by the wonderful, crazy and energetic groups that...

    Mt Coot-tha Summit Lookout, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mount Coot-Tha QLD, Australia
    THE GUZZLER ULTRA 2024

    THE GUZZLER ULTRA 2024

    Organiser: The Guzzler

    The Guzzler Ultra is Brisbane’s very own trail ultra; presented by The Trail Co. and made possible by Brissie’s thriving trail running community. 99% trails and 100% fun, you’ll run past Brisbane’s oldest reservoirs in the order they were built. Challenge yourself over 10km, 21km, 50km or 100km of Brisbane's epic trail network.20 July 2024 - 21 July 2024Mt Coot-tha,...

    Mount Coot-Tha Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN

    JETTY 2 JETTY FUN RUN

    Organiser: Jetty 2 Jetty

    The 38th Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run is back.Queensland's most scenic fun run returns to the stunning Redcliffe Peninsula, where people of all ages and fitness levels will be thrilled to run this Officially Accredited coastal course set against the beauty of Moreton Bay and Moreton Island.Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking the step into your first ever...

    Pelican Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD, Australia
    Hunter Valley Winery Run 2024

    Hunter Valley Winery Run 2024

    Organiser: Winery Run

    The Hunter Valley Winery Run will take place on the 21st of July 2024.It's not everyday that you get to run through world famous international golf resorts and some of the most famous wineries in Australia. Offering five distances including a 2km kids run through to the full marathon.21 July 2024Hunter Valley NSWEventsMARATHON / 21 JULA full 42.2km running event...

    Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
    Run Melbourne 2024

    Run Melbourne 2024

    Organiser: Sole Motive

    Get ready to embrace the challenge of running through the city of Melbourne.Run Melbourne isn’t just a race; it’s an unparalleled experience. Sweat, celebrate and push yourself past iconic city landmarks, with the crowds cheering you on and the adrenaline pumping through your veins.Along with our Presenting Partner ASICS we are thrilled to use the Grand Slam Oval as our...

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
    Run Echuca Moama

    Run Echuca Moama

    Organiser: Community Living and Respite Service

    Run Echuca Moama is a 21.1-kilometre, 10-kilometre and 5-kilometre run, walk or wheel (mobility aids only) event. The unique and beautiful course weaves its way across the old bridge and new bridge covering both states Victoria and New South Wales.This event was previously known as Johnno’s Run. It is an annual fundraising event organised by Community Living and Respites Service...

    Blair Street, Moama NSW 2731, Australia
    Run Forrest Trail Run

    Run Forrest Trail Run

    Organiser: Otway Ranged

    Run Forrest Trail Run is a mystical winter trail running under the Otway canopy. It is now time to gather your trail running friends and get training. Again, staged in the winter wonderland now known as Forrest. Their 12th annual adventure will be a show-stopper. And your adventure starts here.Distances: 21km l 10km l 6km l Kids 

    Hennigan Crescent, Forrest VIC, Australia
    Peaks & Trails

    Peaks & Trails

    Organiser: Peak & Trails

    Peaks & Trails is a trail running event that takes place in the Southern Grampians in Victoria. The event offers 50km, 20km, 13.5km and 6.4km distances and a varied track including river flats, open woodland, technical loose rocky single trail, 4WD track and sand. The 50km will summit Mt Sturgeon, Mt Picaninny, Mt Abrupt and Gariwerd, with a total elevation...

    Dunkeld VIC, Australia
    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

    Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

    Organiser: Atlas Collective

    Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hour's drive north of Brisbane this 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.Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows...

    Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
    Shepparton Running Festival

    Shepparton Running Festival

    Organiser: Campbelll Shepparton Running Festival

    Dive into the heart of Victoria at the Shepparton Running Festival, a vibrant celebration of fitness and community spirit set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Park Lake and the Goulburn River. This annual event in August offers a variety of races to suit all ages and abilities: the challenging marathon, the half marathon, the lively 10km and 5km runs,...

    Victoria Park Lake Playground, Wyndham Street, Shepparton Victoria 3630, Australia
    Sandy Point Half Marathon

    Sandy Point Half Marathon

    Organiser: Sole Motive

    Sandy Point half marathon is back and will take place at the beautiful bayside of Melbourne.Challenge yourself to a 21.1km, 10km or 5km race.This is not something you'll want to miss - run the AIMS-certified half marathon fast and flat course along an open road, with a wonderful sea breeze running through your hair and the skyline of Melbourne city...

    Green Point, Brighton Victoria 3186, Australia
    Wonderland Run

    Wonderland Run

    Organiser: Adelaide Trail Runners

    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 are based in Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians.Two and eight-kilometre 'short' trail runs.50, 36 and 20 kilometre full impact trail runs.25 Aug 2024Centenary Hall, 115 Grampians Road, Halls...

    Halls Gap Centenary Hall, 115 Grampians Road, Halls Gap Victoria 3381, Australia
    Berwick Half Marathon - Quarter Marathon - 5km - KIDS Mile

    Berwick Half Marathon - Quarter Marathon - 5km - KIDS Mile

    Organiser: Berwick Half

    The City of Casey's one and only Half Marathon event the Berwick Half is holding its second annual event on Sunday 25th August 2024.Featuring something for the entire family with 5 distances to chose from there is a:Half Marathon (21.1km)Quarter Marathon (10.5km)5kmKIDS Mile (1.6km)Junior Jog 400m (Under 7's)Set within the picturesque Berwick Springs Park on a flat 5.25km circuit that...

    Beauford Avenue, Narre Warren South VIC, Australia
    Hounslow Classic

    Hounslow Classic

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    Organiser: Hounslow Classic

    The Hounslow Classic is one epic Blue Mountains sky run. It is a weekend of gnarly and spectacular trail racing which encompasses the best that Blackheath and the Grose Valley Wilderness has to offer.Synonymous with brutal climbs, steep technical terrain and jaw-dropping valleys, runners traverse along the tops of sheer sandstone cliffs, dive deep into canyon trails passing through ancient...

    Allview Escape, Hat Hill Road, Blackheath NSW, Australia
    Pilliga Ultra

    Pilliga Ultra

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    Organiser: For Wild Places

    The Pilliga Ultra is a family-friendly trail running festival that celebrates the natural beauty of the Pilliga Forest.The event brings people together over three days to experience the incredible biodiversity of this area with the option of running 10, 20 or 50 kilometers through the forest as well as participating in various activities such as workshops, guided walks, Gasfield tours,...

    Dandry Road, Coonabarabran NSW 2357, Australia
    Sydney Marathon

    Sydney Marathon

    Organiser: Pont3

    We’re thrilled to announce The Sydney Marathon, presented by ASICS, as a candidate race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM). Run one of the world’s most scenic marathon courses, taking in some of Sydney’s most spectacular and historic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.Date Sunday, 15 September 2024Distances 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km, 3.5kmIs running across one of...

    Sydney NSW, Australia
    Run Prix

    Run Prix

    Organiser: Big Long Run Pty Ltd

    Australia’s Fastest Road Running Race?This is record setting territory. The full GP circuit is closed down. The traffic islands are removed for the day, and the racing is on smooth flat bitumen. Loop course. No hairpin turns. No off-roading. No gravel. No grass. No compromises.Half Marathon, 10km and 5km. All AIMS certified measurement too. So no wondering if you really ran a...

    12 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park VIC, Australia
    Perth Running Festival 2024

    Perth Running Festival 2024

    Organiser: Perth Running Festival

    Be a part of Australia's most beautiful run finishing at Optus Stadium, voted the world’s best looking stadium! Choose from four distances: Burswood Park 4KM walk or run, 10KM walk or run, half marathon or full marathon! A RUN FOR EVERYONEWith options for families, fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors, the 2024 Perth Running Festival offers a challenge for everyone! Challenge yourself...

    Perth WA, Australia
    Melbourne Marathon Festival 2024

    Melbourne Marathon Festival 2024

    Organiser: Melbourne Marathon Festival

    The Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, Australia’s premier Marathon event, returns Sunday, 13 October 2024. Choose from five distances, from 42.195k to 3k, each starting on Batman Avenue (150m North of Rod Laver Arena), and finishing with a lap of honour around the MCG’s hallowed turf!MarathonBe a part of Australia’s premier marathon and race alongside marathon legends. Circle around Albert Park...

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
    Roller Coaster Run

    Roller Coaster Run

    Organiser: Roller Coaster Trail Run

    The Roller Coaster Run is Melbourne’s mountain run and all about the zig-zag tracks, the gnarly loops and the trails that never flatten out in the lush, wilderness of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.It’s just an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, it’s a Melbourne trail run like no other.46K DOUBLE LOOP ULTRALooking to conquer your first Ultra? Look no further, this...

    Kalorama Memorial Reserve, 1190-1196 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama Victoria 3766, Australia
    Marysville Marathon Festival

    Marysville Marathon Festival

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    Organiser: Trails Plus

    Trailsplus is proud to host the annual Marysville Marathon Festival. The event has played an important part in the community’s recovery from the tragic 2009 bushfires through financial donations and community involvement.The event features running events of 4km, 10km, Half Marathon (21km), Marathon (42km) and Ultramarathon (50km) on scenic valley trails and forest tracks, passing sparkling rivers and waterfalls. Participants...

    Marysville VIC, Australia
    2XU Wellness Run Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue

    2XU Wellness Run Proudly Supporting Beyond Blue

    Organiser: O2Events

    Running is a powerful tool to manage mental health and improve your wellness.On December 1st 2024, let’s run, jog or walk, 5km, 10km, or 21.1km and raise funds for Beyond Blue 🏃 💙Every dollar you raise helps to fund Beyond Blue’s 24/7 Support Services 📞Let’s get training, feeling better, and help support others.Registrations Open: Friday 31st May 2024Date: Sunday 1st,...

    St Kilda VIC, Australia
    The Hallora Marathon

    The Hallora Marathon

    Organiser: the hallora marathon festival

    The Hallora Marathon is a great social event for everyone and families are most welcome to join in on this fun run/walk/bike ride. There are two main goals of this event, one is to raise funds for Peter Mac and two is to promote physical activity and community engagement. Run, Walk Or Cycle: Your Choice The Walk and Cycle Events...

    Warragul Skatepark, Burke Street, Warragul Victoria, Australia
    The Hallora Marathon

    The Hallora Marathon

    Organiser: The Hallora Marathon

    The Hallora Marathon is a great social event for everyone and families are most welcome to join in on this fun run/walk/bike ride.There are two main goals of this event, one is to raise funds for Peter Mac and two is to promote physical activity and community engagement.Run, Walk Or Cycle: Your ChoiceChoose Your Distance42.2km24km16km8km5kmKids Dash (approx 300m)The Hallora Marathon...

    Tarwin Street, Warragul Victoria 3820, Australia
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Cardio Tennis @ NOBLE PARK TC

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Half Marathon in Australia

A half marathon is a road running race with a distance of 13.1 miles (21.09 kilometres). It is half the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles). Half marathons have become increasingly popular recently, with many people using them as a stepping stone to eventually running a full marathon. Training for a half marathon typically takes several months and often involves gradually increasing the distance of one's runs over time. Many half marathons also take place as part of more significant running events, such as marathon weekends or running festivals, which can include shorter races like 5Ks and 10Ks in addition to the half marathon.

Half marathons are a great way for runners to test their endurance and stamina while providing a sense of accomplishment and personal satisfaction. These events typically attract a wide range of participants, from amateur runners to elite athletes and from people of all ages and abilities. In addition, many people choose to run half marathons as part of a personal challenge or goal, while others run them as part of a charity fundraising effort or to raise awareness for a particular cause.

To prepare for a half marathon, runners need to develop a training plan that includes a mix of long-distance runs, interval training, and cross-training. A typical training plan for a half marathon will involve gradually building up the distance of the runs over several weeks or months, to be able to run the full 21.1 km (13.1 miles) distance by the time of the race. It's also important to note that while running is the focus, a mix of cardio, strength, and flexibility training is also recommended to prevent injury and help runners be well-rounded and cross the finish line.

On the day of the race, it's essential for runners to stay properly hydrated and well-fueled and to pace themselves appropriately. Half marathons generally have water and aid stations along the course, where runners can refuel and rehydrate. The time it takes to complete a half marathon will vary widely depending on the individual runner, but most people finish within 2 to 3 hours.

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