Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6am


The Ultra Marathon is internationally recognised again in 2018 and is the AURA Australian Championship event for 50km. Competitors from this event will be selected to represent Australia at the World Ultra Marathon Championships.

The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services gives participants the opportunity to go 'beyond the marathon' and compete in a 50km Ultra Marathon. This option is popular with ultra runners seeking a fast 50km course, marathon runners seeking to step up to ultra race and participants training for such events as the Comrades Marathon. 

The Ultra Marathon will start on Sunday April 15, at 6am from King George Terrace, finishing at West Lawns.


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*Course subject to change

Elevation Map

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Ultra Marathon Cut-Off Points

Time of day Race Time Distance Location
6:05am 5mins 0km King George Terrace - all entrants must have crossed the Start Line
7:36am 96mins 11.5km Clear King Edward Terrace onto Parkes Place West
8:34am 154mins 18.5km Clear King Edward Terrace onto Parkes Place East
9:24am 204mins 24.5km Clear Brown St onto Weston Park Rd
9:49am 229mins 27.5km Clear Weston Park
10:22am 262mins 31.5km Clear turnaround at Flynn Drive traffic lights
11:04am 304mins 36.5km Reached Half Marathon turnaround on Parkes Way. Runners approaching after the cutoff time will be directed to turnaround on Parkes Way if they wish to continue and no official time is registered.
12:20pm 380mins 45.5km Clear Kings Avenue Bridge onto Bowen Drive
1:00pm 420mins 50km Reach Finish Line

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