Australian Running Festival Canberra Marathon
14 April 2019
The Canberra Marathon is an official IAAF - AIMS certified marathon course around the Australian Capital Territory, capital city of Australia. The Marathon, which was established in 1976, is said to be the oldest city marathon in Australia. It takes place early in April each year and comprises a festival of races: 10 km and 5 km races on a Saturday, and the main Marathon as well as an 50km Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday.
The marathon starts at Telopea Park School in the suburb of Manuka, which is within sight of Parliament House. The route starts with a 10 km lap around the old and new Parliament buildings and other major government buildings. This is followed by a double lap crossing Lake Burley Griffin (over the Kings Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue bridges) and along Parkes Way out towards the Glenloch interchange, which is within close proximity to the Telstra Tower landmark.