Brisbane Marathon Festival
The Brisbane Marathon is a capital city marathon event that takes you on a run through of some of Brisbane’s best and most iconic features.
One of the fastest growing marathons in Australia, the Brisbane Marathon Festival attracts participants from over 24 countries and every state of Australia.
With a number of different distances you can opt to run, you’ll get to tour by foot some of the famous city streets, follow the Brisbane River along the river walk, and cross over a number of bridges including the iconic Story Bridge.
Then cross the finish line in the heart of the Botanic Gardens amid cheers of support from an eager crowd of family, friends, and keen supporters.
Brisbane Marathon Festival, 2 August 2015
Participants of the 2015 Brisbane Marathon Festival have the option of registering to run the kid’s 2.2km course, 5km, 10km, half marathon, or the gruelling full 42.195km marathon.
Starting at the beautiful Botanic Gardens, runners will make their way through the CBD before heading over the Story Bridge, along the Brisbane River Walk, and in and out of some well-known streets before returning triumphantly to the Brisbane Riverstage.
There will be pace setters running the full and half marathons, providing you with an experienced runner you can match your pace to and run to your ideal finish time. At the finish line all finishers receive an achiever’s medal and shirt or singlet, and can then go on to browse the mini-expo full of promotional stands and fitness product displays.
It’s a fun event for everyone from the endurance athlete to amateur runners and their enthusiastic supporters.
of event: 2 August, 2015
Location: Brisbane Riverstage
Registration: $25-$150 depending race and early bird discounts
The event starts before public transport is running so you’ll need to either drive yourself to the start, get a lift or order a taxi. If you’re driving make the most of Wilson Parking’s special offer of $3 parking for the race day. There are three Wilson Parking lots in the Brisbane CBD, all within 1km of the race starting line.
There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Brisbane, but if you want the most convenient access to the race start and finish area find yourself accommodation in the CBD. Get as much sleep as possible before the big day and simply walk down from your hotel or holiday apartment when the time comes. You’ll be rather happy about the short trip back by the time you finish the run.
You will have to pick up your race pack from the Intraining Running Centre on Park Rd in Milton, either on the Friday afternoon or Saturday before the race.
Brisbane Marathon History
The Brisbane Marathon Festival finds its origins in 1982 Commonwealth Games when the famed Robert de Castella crossed in victory 32 years ago. It wasn’t until 1992 that the first official Brisbane Marathon became open to the public. 22 years later the festival has gained popularity, attracting runners from all over the world while still retaining that boutique feel.
|2014||Clay Dawson (AUS)||2:30:43||Roxie Fraser (AUS)||2:54:35|
|2013||Sammy Tum Kipkoech (KEN)||2:31:23||Renee White (AUS)||3:04:50|
|2012||Ralf Hamann (AUS)||2:43:53||Sandi Rabie (AUS)||3:12:05|
|2011||Justin Creek (AUS)||2:44:31.7||Jane Christinson (AUS)||3:13:43.7|
|2010||Richard Gardiner (AUS)||2:37:28.8||Kirsten Molloy (AUS)||2:49:52.5|
|2009||Darren Moyle (AUS)||2:41:00.5||Lucy Blaber (AUS)||2:55:02.9|
|2008||Aidan Hobbs (AUS)||2:43:38.6||Roxie Schmidt (AUS)||2:49:34.1|
|2007||Abdullah Batal (MAR)||2:39:17||Gayle Clark (AUS)||3:30:14|
|2006||Justin Hunter (AUS)||2:43:45||Siri Terjesen (USA)||3:13:13|
|2005||Andrew Thompson (AUS)||2:39:27||Wendy Stewart (AUS)||3:23:53|
|2004||Andrew Thompson (AUS)||2:38:00||Robyn Wallace (AUS)||3:23:15|
|2003||Bradley Smith (AUS)||2:34:00||Robyn Wallace (AUS)||3:18:06|
|2002||Bradley Smith (AUS)||2:34:02||Lisa Polizzi (AUS)||2:56:48|
|2001||Mark Jackson (AUS)||2:34:36||Corallea Edwards (AUS)||3:04:50|
|2000||Mark Jackson (AUS)||2:30:29||Linda Fox (AUS)||2:59:23|
|1999||Robert Ellis (AUS)||2:22:12||Rachel Gibney (AUS)||2:59:26|
|1998||Ron Peters (AUS)||2:30:42.3||Janine Reid (AUS)||2:59:57.7|
|1997||Nigel Ball (NZL)||2:28:10||Birgit Schuckmann (GER)||2:45:53|
|1996||Nigel Ball (NZL)||2:25:23||Bev Lucas (AUS)||2:55:00|
|1995||Don Wallace (AUS)||2:24:48||Bev Lucas (AUS)||2:50:46|
|1994||Rodney Cedaro (AUS)||2:24:53||Bev Lucas (AUS)||2:46:02|
|1993||Rodney Cedaro (AUS)||2:23:29||Bev Lucas (AUS)||2:53:03|
|1992||Ian Kent (AUS)||2:24:20||Rina Bradshaw (AUS)||2:51:18|