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Join thousands of runners from around the country and be a part of the iconic Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services in 2018.

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 2018 Australian Running Festival will be held over two days. The 5km and 10km events will be on Saturday, April 14, 2018 and the Half Marathon, Canberra Marathon and Ultra Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Entries for the 5km and 10km are now closed. Good luck to all participants!

Saturday Events

Event Start Times Start Group
10km 7:00 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to complete the course in sub 34 minutes (male) and sub 40 minutes(women). Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group. This start group is Sold Out
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. This start group is Sold Out
7:05 AM Orange - This Start Group is for runners and joggers. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in the group. This start group is Sold Out
Blue - This start group is for walkers, fun groups, pushed wheelchairs and strollers. This start group is Sold Out
5km 9:00 AM Seeded Runners that aim to complete the course in sub 17 minutes (male) and sub 20 minutes(women). Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group.
Purple – 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. This start group is Sold Out

Sunday Events

Event Start Times Start Group
Ultra Marathon 6:00 AM Seeded - Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 5 (invitation only). Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group. This start group is Sold Out
Yellow - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the start line. This start group is Sold Out
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Canberra Marathon
6:25 AM Seeded – Runners that aim to gain a placing inside the top 10 (invitation only). Pre-qualification is required for this Start 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 10 (invitation only). Pre-qualification is required for this Start Group.
Red - This Start Group is for participants aiming to complete the course in sub 120 mins. This start group is Sold Out
Green - This Start Group is for runners and joggers. Participants should self-seed behind the start line. This start group is Sold Out

*Any participants wishing to compete with a pushed wheelchair or stroller must enter into the Blue 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 10km or over in distance. We will only accept results from 5km events for the 5km Seeded Start.

If you have not competed in an official race in the past 2 years, please fill out the Pre-Qualification Form with your Garmin, Strava, or MapMyRun results web link. We accept times from these resources anywhere in the world, within the past 6 months that are 10km or more in distance. Please ensure your account is set to public for us to be able to see and assess your pre-qualification request.

2018 Earlybird
Nov 22 - Jan 16
Standard
Jan 17 - Mar 27
Late
Mar 28 - 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** $100 $120 $140
5km
Adult $40 $50 $60
Child* $30 $40 $50
Family** $80 $100 $120

*A child is anyone aged 15 years or under on race day

** Family packages include either two adults and one child OR one adult and two children. You can add additional individual entries at the shopping cart. 

^An adult is anyone aged 18 years or over on race day

^^An adult is anyone aged 16 years or over on race day

Prices inclusive of GST. A credit card surcharge reflecting our actual costs of offering payment by credit card will be added to Visa, Mastercard, Diners and American Express payments.