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Join thousands of runners from around the country and be a part of the iconic Australian Running Festival.

Celebrating 42 years in 2017, its flagship event The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run.

We invite people of all ages and abilities to rise to the challenge and choose from a range of one-lap courses over the weekend. Enter as an individual or team in the 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra Marathon and experience the nation’s capital in a way like no other.

The 2017 Australian Running Festival will be held over two days. The 5km and 10km events will be on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Event Start Times Start Group
10km 7:00 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20. Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Green - This Start Group is for participants who aim to complete the course in sub 60 mins. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
7:05 AM Purple - This Start Group is for joggers, walkers, fun groups and pushed wheelchairs. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
5km 9:00 AM Seeded Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20. Pre-qualification is required for this start group. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Yellow – This Start Group is for all participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line. Pushed wheelchairs and strollers are permitted in this start group.

The Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Event Start Times Start Group
Ultra Marathon 6:05 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20 (invitation only). No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Orange - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
Half Marathon 6:20 AM Elite Wheelchair Athletes – Athletes must be in a racing chair to compete in this Start Group and who will aim to complete the course sub 140 minutes. Please note, for planning and health and safety, elite wheelchair ahtletes must be entered into the event and notify the event organisers via email prior to 5:00pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
The Canberra Times
Canberra Marathon
6:25 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20 (invitation only). No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Blue - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.
Half Marathon 7:45 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 20 (invitation only). No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this group.
Red – This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line.

*Any participants wishing to compete with a pushed wheelchair or stroller must enter into the Orange Start Group for the 10km event or the Yellow Start Group for the 5km event. No pushed wheelchairs and strollers are permitted in any other start groups.

No pets, bicycles, scooters, hand cycles, skateboards or rollerblades are permitted in any group. 

Do I qualify for a Seeded start?

 If you have competed in a race listed on the Qualifying Times page below and you meet the required time, you will automatically qualify and a pre-qualifying start group will be available for selection during registration. If you have not competed in a previous event listed on the Qualifying Times page, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form below prior to entering with previous results. We accept times from any official race, anywhere in the world, within the last two years and over 10km's in distance. We will only accept results from 5km events for the 5km Seeded Start. We ask that you please allow 2 business days for your request to be processed and await confirmation from our team prior to registering.

2017 Earlybird
Nov 15 - Feb 14
Standard
Feb 15 - Mar 28
Late
Mar 29 - close
Ultra Marathon
Adult $140 $150 $160
Marathon
Adult $130 $140 $150
Half Marathon
Adult $100 $110 $120
10km
Adult $50 $60 $70
Child $40 $50 $60
Family (2 Adults & 1 Child) $100 $120 $140
5km
Adult $40 $50 $60
Child $30 $40 $50
Family (2 Adults & 1 Child) $80 $100 $120

* Prices inclusive of GST
* A child is anyone under 16 years of age on race day