Date: 17 June 2023

The Most Beautiful Running Events To Do In Australia

The most beautiful running events to do in Australia

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If you’ve been training hard for your next PB or to conquer your very first marathon, it makes sense to choose a course that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on your feet. Encompassing some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, stunning natural scenery and eye-catching city vistas, these running events are sure to take your breath away – in more ways than one.

Running Event in Australia

Gold Coast Marathon, July 1-2

No matter your level or ability, you’ll find a race to suit at the Gold Coast Marathon. Celebrating its 43rd year, this is a run to remember. Not only will you spy uninterrupted coastal views and pass some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world, you’ll also pass through iconic Gold Coast landmarks as you race from Paradise Point in the north to Burleigh Heads in the south.

Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k & 5k, July 23

Whether you run the 5k or the 10k, you’re guaranteed to clock front-row views of the stunning Sydney Harbour on this fast and flat course. Beginning in the historic Sydney Rocks, you’ll pound the pavement along the harbour foreshore and stunning Barangaroo Reserve, then run under the soaring Sydney Harbour Bridge. Besides enjoying the view, you’ll also be raising much-needed funds for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, which makes this a race worth joining.

Real Insurance Sydney Harbour

Sydney Marathon, September 17

Tick off your Sydney Harbour bingo card with this epic racing festival. Bring the family along for the 3.5k, stretch your legs in the 10k or tackle the half- or full marathon. Either way, you’ll be running over the towering Sydney Harbour Bridge, scoring a birds-eye view of the sparkling harbour beneath you. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also cross the finish line at the famous Sydney Opera House, where the knock-out views continue.

Lumary City Bay Fun Run, September 17

Want to support the athletics community of South Australia and spend your day by the beach? This fun run and half-marathon is for you. Beginning in the city, you’ll race your way through the town until converging on the stunning coastline, where you’ll be treated to post-event entertainment, food and drinks.

Lumary City Bay Fun Run

Perth Running Festival, October 8

Walk or run your way through the lush parklands of Burswood Park and enjoy the picturesque views of the Swan River while you’re at it. With a fast and flat course for every distance and ability, it’s a guaranteed fun day out for the whole family that will see you crossing the finish line at the impressive Optus Stadium.

Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival, October 15

Accessible for everyone thanks to its wheelchair-friendly course and varied distances, this running festival also boasts world-class views of the best Melbourne has to offer. Not only will you pass some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including Flinders Street Station, you’ll also soak up the scenic vistas of Albert Park Lake and the St Kilda beach foreshore before finishing your race at the renowned MCG.

Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival

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