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The Griffins Program celebrates those runners who have completed 10 or more Canberra Marathons at The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services. Operated and officiated by the YMCA of Canberra Runners Club, the Griffins Program was founded by Rob Ey in January, 1994. Currently there are 179 runners who have completed ten or more Canberra Marathons

Those part of the program fall under one of the following categories:

  • Griffins – 10 Canberra Marathons

  • Burley Griffins – 20 Canberra Marathons

  • Walter Burley Griffins – 30 Canberra Marathons

Congratulations to the 45 Griffins who participated in the 2018 Canberra Marathon and Ultra. A total of 52 Griffins took part in the Australian Running Festival including the Half Marathon and 10km events.

If you have completed nine Canberra Marathons and are looking to participate in the 2019 Canberra Marathon please contact the club’s Griffins coordinator, Ruth Baussmann, at

Let’s aim to get 50 Griffins to complete the 2019 Canberra Marathon.

For more information on the Griffins history and program, click here. 

Look out for the Griffins unique bibs and give them your loudest cheer!