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Run the Ballarat Marathon in 2024


A world-class road running festival will take to the streets of Ballarat in 2024.

The inaugural Ballarat Marathon will be held across the weekend of 27-28 April, with two days of running for all ages and abilities.

Open to both elite and recreational athletes, the event’s course line-up will include:

  • the mile
  • 5km
  • 10km
  • half marathon
  • marathon

Up for grabs is an impressive $50,000 prize pool, with time bonuses of up to $3000 for the winners of the women’s and men’s marathons.

Each of the courses been measured to World Athletics and AIMS standards.

This means you can run a qualifying time in Ballarat to get into the ballot for an iconic event like the New York or Boston Marathons, or officially break an existing distance record.

Register now at

And to find out more about special Ballarat Marathon accommodation discounts, visit

Participating businesses include Hotel Vera, Sovereign Park Motor Inn, The George Hotel, Quest Ballarat Station, BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park, Eureka Stockade Holiday Park, Flair BnB, and Kryal Castle.

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22 Dec 2023

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