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.


7 Sydney Marathons events
Narrabeen All Nighter
image descriptionNarrabeen NSW

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.

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Six Foot Track Marathon Katoomba 2021
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

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.

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Ultra-Trail Australia
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

Ultra-Trail Australia will return on the 13-16th May 2021. Ultra-Trail Australia is four day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre, 22 kilometre and 11km trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.  

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Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon will return on 16th May 2021.

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The Great NOSH Footrace
image descriptionMiddle Harbour, Sydney NSW

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.

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Western Sydney Marathon 2021
image descriptionPenrith NSW

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.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
image descriptionMilsons Point, Sydney NSW

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks and providing all runners with a unique opportunity of crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge traffic free.

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