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 171 runners who have completed 10 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

If you have completed 9 Canberra Marathons and are looking to participate in the 2019 Canberra Marathon please contact the club’s Griffins coordinator, Peter Thomson, 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