Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and an awesome place to run a marathon. Take in views of Sydney harbour and the iconic opera house, run on dramatic coastal paths or head to the mountains for spectacular trails and knee busting elevation.
Below is a list of marathons, half marathons and ultra-marathons in Sydney and the surrounding area including the Central Coast and amazing Blue Mountains.
10 Sydney Marathons events
The Westlink M7 Blacktown Running Festival due to take place on 26 July 2020 has been cancelled.
This traffic free circuit offers a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km as well as a 2km kids race.
Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually. In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years.
Ultra-Trail Australia due to take place on the 14-17 May 2020 has been postponed to the 22 - 25 October 2020. Please refer to website for more information.
The Three Bridges Run returns for a third year! This spectacular 5km, 9km, 21. 1km (half marathon) or 42. 2km marathon run along Parramatta River is just 30 minutes west of the Sydney CBD.
The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon has a new date of 15th November 2020.
Fast, Flat and Scenic Course – Starts under The Entrance Bridge, at The Entrance and proceeds along The Entrance Road north before linking up with the cycleway and continuing along the path for 5km for Fun Runners and 10. 5km for Half Marathon runners.
The Narrabeen All Nighter is a 12 hour trail race. The course is a 5. 3km loop adjacent to Narrabeen Lake. The event has been moved forward by a month to take place on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.
The Six Foot Track Marathon will return on the 13th of March 2021 in the stunning Blue Mountains. The course is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.
The Great NOSH Footrace due to take place on the 14th of June 2020 has been postponed to the 6th of June 2021.
The Great NOSH Footrace is an annual trail run along Middle Harbour in Sydney, Australia.
Save the date on the 27th of June 2021 for the Western Sydney Marathon. The event offers five distances to suit all abilities from seasoned marathon runners through to kids in the 5km or 2km fun runs. The course is fast and flat around the Penrith Lakes.