All Set for Brisbane Marathon Festival 2017

Everyone is hyped for 26th Brisbane Marathon Festival happening on Sunday, 6 August 2017.

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The event is considered as one of the oldest and friendliest Australian events, drawing thousands of participants from more than 35 countries each year. Brisbane Marathon is often called the “boutique” marathon, mainly because runners are treated like VIPs.

Aside from testing one’s endurance, the marathon also allows the participants to soak in the beauty of the Brisbane River and experience the buzz of the city streets on early Sunday morning. Runners will be able to appreciate the sunrise as they pass through the Story Bridge.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, 6 August 2017
Time: 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Start Location: Alice Street, Brisbane City
Finish Location: Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City

The run will start at 6:00 a.m. and marathoners will have until 12:30 p.m. to finish the course. Along the course, there are designated check points, which the runners will have to reach at designated times. If the participant is unable to reach the checkpoints in time, they will be diverted off the roadway. Finish line may not be accessible after 12:30 p.m. and runners may not receive an official result if they do not finish by 12:30 p.m.

  • Main Street, Kangaroo Point (7km): After 8:00 a.m. participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Jane Street (between Buchanan Street and Montague Road) (14.5km): After 8:30 a.m. participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Holman Street, Kangaroo Point (27.5km): After 11:00 a.m. participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Lower River Terrace, South Brisbane (30km): After 11:00 a.m. participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Hill End Terrace, West End (36.5km): After 11:45 a.m. participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Riverside Drive, West End (39km): After 12:00 p.m. participants will be diverted off roadway
  • Finish line, Gardens Point Road (Brisbane CBD) (42.2km): 12:30 p.m. course closure.


Brisbane Marathon features five events designed for different levels of runners.

42.2km Brisbane Marathon – The main marathon will test the limits of the body’s endurance. The course will start from Brisbane City and will take on streets and shared pathways around the river, will cross the river and pass through parts of Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Kangaroo Point, Woolloongabba, South Brisbane and West End.

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21.1km Half Marathon – The half marathon will follow the same route as the 42.2 km run, except that there is no second lap.

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10km Brisbane Run/Walk – The 10-km run/walk is one of the most popular event on Brisbane Marathon. The course will start from Brisbane City, pass by New Farm and cross Story Bridge to Kangaroo Point before crossing Goodwill Bridge on the way back to Brisbane City.

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5km Brisbane Run/Walk – The 5-km run is a fun activity that is suitable for all ages and fitness level. The route will start from Garden Point Road, will cross Goodwill Bridge and go through the streets along the river in Kangaroo Point and South Bank

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1km Kids Mini Marathon – Kids can also join in the fun run with the mini marathon that will go around the City Botanic Gardens in Brisbane City. Children who will finish the course will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line. The course is open to kids below 12 years of age. The run will start at 10:00 a.m.

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Visit the Brisbane Marathon website for more details.

Online entry will close on Thursday, 3 August 2017. Register online here.