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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 2019!

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

The 2019 Australian Running Festival will be held over two days. The 5km and 10km events will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and the Kids Dash, Half Marathon, Canberra Marathon and Ultra Marathon will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Saturday Events

Event Start Times Start Group
10km 7:00 AM Seeded - Runners that aim to complete the course in sub 34 minutes (men) and sub 40 minutes (women).
Pre-Qualification is required for this Start Group.
Green - This Start Group is for participants who aim to complete the course in sub 55 mins. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this Start Group.
7:05 AM

7:10AM
Orange - This Start Group is for runners and joggers. No pushed wheelchairs or strollers are permitted in this Start Group.
Blue - This Start Group is for walkers, fun groups, pushed wheelchairs and strollers.
5km 9:00 AM Seeded - Runners that aim to complete the course in sub 17 minutes (men) 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.

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.
Yellow - This Start Group is for all other participants. Participants should self-seed behind the Start Line.
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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


7:50AM
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 100 mins.
Pink - This Start Group is for runners and joggers. Participants should self-seed behind the Start Line.
New Kids Dash TBC
Orange
More details coming soon!

*Any participants wishing to compete with a pushed wheelchair or stroller must enter into the Blue Start Group for the 10km event, the Purple Start Group for the 5km event or the Orange Start Group for the Kids Dash. 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 Start 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 two 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 six months that are 10km or greater in distance. Please ensure your account is set to public for us to be able to see and assess your Pre-Qualification request.

Please allow two business days for your request to be processed before registering.

Family Packages

There are family packages available for both the 10km and 5km distances.
Under ‘Registration Type’, please select ‘Create Family’ to get the discounted family rate. The package must include a minimum of one adult and one child for the discount of 25% to be applied to each registration. The discount will not be applied until there is a minimum of 3 individuals added to the family package. Members entering into a family package do not have to compete in the same distances as each other; all members have the choice of the 5km or 10km. The maximum number of individuals in a family package is 3 people; If you are wanting to register additional participants, you have to register them in a separate transaction.

2019 Earlybird
Nov 21 - Jan 15
Standard
Jan 16 - Mar 26
Late
Mar 27 - 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
5km
Adult $40 $50 $60
Child* $30 $40 $50

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

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

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

Please note that a booking fee of 2.53% will apply to entry fees.