About the Event

Welcome to the sunshine state of Australia. Get ready to experience Queensland's capital city marathon on 7 August 2016

Welcome to Brisbane City, Queensland, where Australia shines. Set your sights on discovering what Brisbane has to offer, by foot. Brisbane Marathon Festival events, tour famous city streets and take you on a journey of the beautiful Brisbane river. The marathon event will cross several bridges and multiple landmarks along the way, in what will be one of the most picturesque courses Australia has to offer.
The Brisbane Marathon is one of the fastest growing marathons in Australia with participants flocking from over 35 countries and representing every state of Australia. The event is established as ’boutique’, enjoying an intimate and very personal experience where you are ‘not just another runner – you are a marathoner.

Queensland’s Capital City Marathon

One of the most historic events on the Queensland running calendar, the Brisbane Marathon Festival has iconic resonance with the 1982 Commonwealth Games where the famed Robert de Castella was first across the line in a celebrated victory. This magnificent day embarked a running frenzy in Brisbane where the first official Brisbane Marathon was open to the public in 1992.

Celebrating our special 25th anniversary year in 2016, the Brisbane Marathon is one of the oldest events on the Australian calendar and second to the Gold Coast Marathon in Queensland. The event celebrates fun fitness and the ultimate human endurance test – the Marathon. The Brisbane Marathon Festival is a world class event attracting participants from around the world eager to visit Brisbane city.