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.


9 Melbourne Marathons events
Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2021
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The Great Ocean Road Running Festival will take place from the 15th to the 16th of May 2021.  

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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Macedon Trail Runs
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Just one hour from Melbourne, the Macedon Trail Run offers a wide range of distances from 10km through to the marathon and 50km ultra in a beautiful mountain setting.

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Brooks Surf Coast Trail Marathon 2021
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Taking place on the 26th of June 2021, the Brooks Surf Coast Trail Marathon is your chance to run a marathon or half marathon along Victoria's stunning Surf Coast Walk.

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Princes Park Running Festival
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The Princes Park Running Festival in Melbourne will take place on the 4th of July 2021. Run for 6hrs, 12hrs or 24hrs or choose one of the distance events from the 2. 5km kids run to the 100km ultra marathon.

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Run Melbourne 2021
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Run Melbourne 2021 will take place on the 25th of July 2021. Walk or run 5km, 10km or a half marathon.  

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100km Surf Coast Century 2021
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The 100km Surf Coast Century offers spectacular running along Victoria's Surf Coastline. The event will take place on the 11th of September 2021. The event includes both a 50km and 100km ultra distance course as well as a relay option and 2. 5km kids fun run.

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Afterglow Twilight Night Trail Run 2021
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The Afterglow Twilight Night Trail Run along Victoria's Surf Coast Walk offers fluro fun and plenty of glow fashion while running on trails. The event returns on the 20th of November 2021. On offer is 64km, 43km, 21km, 13km or 5km.  

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Goldfields Trail Run Festival
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The Goldfields Trail Run Festival will take place in the heart of Victoria's Gold Rush country on the 21st of November 2021.

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The Geelong Dawnbuster 5k Fun Run - Virtual Event
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The Geelong Half Marathon will take place from the 28th to the 31st of December 2021 as a virtual event. Run your own 5km Dawnbuster your way and submit your time online to be in the chance to win some prizes.  

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