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Canberra Runners Half Marathon


Canberra Runners Half Marathon

The Canberra Half Marathon has been run for over 50 years. It is a fine community event, and one of the three major events now conducted annually by the Canberra Runners Inc.

The start and finish are at Lennox Gardens in Yarralumla which is easily accessed via public transport or car. The 21.1 km course begins on Flynn Drive and Alexandrina Drive which are closed for the event, and then follows the beautiful West Basin loop clockwise around Lake Burley Griffin. The course is undulating and offers views of Australia’s national landmarks including Government House, Parliament House and the National Museum. 

The run is conducted in accordance with Canberra Runners Half Marathon Race Rules, and participants must be registered in advance. Volunteers encourage and cheer on competitors on the course, and provide refreshments in the race village at Lennox Gardens at the end.

Presentations are made after the event, with a perpetual trophy for the male and female winners, cash prizes for the first three male and female finishers, and recognition of the age group winners. 

Full race results are provided shortly after the event, and subsequently published with the results of all the Canberra Half Marathons on

2024 Canberra Runners Half Marathon

The 2024 Canberra Runners Half Marathon will be held on 19 May 2024 and registrations are now open. Register at the link below.

The Half Marathon starts from Flynn Drive adjacent to Lennox Gardens at 8 am, heading south. Cut-off for completion of the event is 3 hours 30 minutes. Participants must be 16 years of age on or before 19 May 2024 to register for the Canberra Runners Half Marathon. Early bird entry fees are $50 for members of Canberra Runners and $75 for non-members. After 31 March, entry fees will be $65 for members and $89 for non‑members. Entries close at 7 pm on Friday, 17 May 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.

10 km Race and 1.6 km run for children

For the first time, the Half Marathon includes a 10 km race. The run will start by 8.10 am on Flynn Drive, heading north, joining the Half Marathon course before Commonwealth Bridge, with a turnaround point near the Half Marathon 16 km distance. Entry is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and be able to complete the run in less than 80 minutes (to avoid congestion at the turnaround point for the 10 km). Register at the link below.

The 1.6 km run for children aged 12 years and under continues. To highlight the event, we are conducting it in the afternoon before the Half Marathon. The run from Lennox Gardens at 3.00 pm on Saturday 18 May 2024 is free for members and $5 for non-members. Enter online by Friday 17 May 2024 or on the day at Lennox Gardens from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm. Online registration is strongly encouraged. Register here.

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Canberra Runners Half Marathon and 10 km