Super hip Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world and an amazing place to run a marathon.

Melbourne has a number of awesome running events which pass the cities famous landmarks such as Flinders Street Station, the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance, St Kilda Beach and the Yarra River. Also within close reach is the stunning Great Ocean Road with its dramatic coastal scenery.

Below is a list of marathons, half marathons and ultra-marathons in Melbourne and the surrounding area including the Great Ocean Road.


7 Melbourne Marathons events
Hallora Marathon Festival
image descriptionHallora Recreation Reserve VIC

The Hallora marathon is a fun run/walk/bike ride. The event aims to raise money for Peter Mac and promote physical activity and community engagement. Distances on offer include a marathon, 24km, 16km, 8km and 5km.

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Goldrush Trail Run
image descriptionHepburn Springs, Daylesford VIC

The GoldRush Trail Run will be held on Saturday 14th of December in Hepburn Springs in Victoria. The event features three distances including a 24km, 13km and a 6km trail.

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Kilcunda Half Marathon, George Bass 17km & 8 km Coastal Run
image descriptionKilkunda VIC

The Kilcunda Half Marathon, George Bass 17km and 8 km Coastal Run will take place on the 2nd of February 2020. Only 90 minutes from Melbourne the trail run offers fantastic views of the Southern Ocean, sandy beaches and rolling fields.

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The Geelong Half Marathon 2020
image descriptionGeelong VIC

Save the date for the Geelong Half Marathon on the 5th of April 2020. The Geelong Half Marathon is run along the beautiful Barwon River, from Belmont, to Breakwater and then up to Fyansford and back to Belmont.

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Coburg 24 Hour Carnival 2020
image descriptionHarold Stevens Athletics Track, Outlook Road, East Coburg VIC

The Coburg 24 Hour Carnvial has been scheduled for 18 - 19th April 2020. The event is run by the Coburg Harriers and offers the chance to complete a marathon, 6hr, 12hr or 24hr ultra distance challenge.

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Down Under 135
image descriptionLerderderg Gorge, Bacchus Marsh VIC

The Down Under 135 will return in 2020 from the 15 - 17th May. The event covers 135 miles (217 km) in a single stage non-stop start to finish run across the single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria.

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Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2020
image descriptionGreat Ocean Road VIC

Returning 16th - 17th May 2020, the Great Ocean Road Running Festival attracts thousands of participants every year seeking to conquer one of the most stunning marathons in the world.

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