Canberra Runners

Canberra Runners Half Marathon 2024


Sun 19 May 2024 8:00AM — 12:00PM

Event information

Registration for this event closes at Fri 17 May 2024 7:00PM.

Canberra Runners Half Marathon

We Run CBR: Canberra Runners are proud to host the 2024 Canberra Runners Half Marathon

The Canberra Runners Half Marathon will be held in late Autumn (Sunday, 19 May 2024), following the cycle path around the West Basin of Lake Burley Griffin on beautiful Ngunnawal and Ngambri land. The course is undulating and offers views of Australia’s national landmarks including Government House, Parliament House and the National Museum. You will run a path less travelled, through a spectacular cork plantation, eucalypt and pine forests and close to exotic animals at the Canberra Zoo and Aquarium. You really will Run Canberra!

The race starts and finishes at Lennox Gardens which is easily accessed via public transport or car. The course begins on Northbound Flynn Drive and then Alexandrina Drive, both of which will be closed from 7 am to ~ 9.30 am, before joining the West Basin cycle path. The cut-off for completion of the event is 3 hours 30 minutes.


The Canberra Runners Half Marathon is one of the most beautiful and affordable half marathons in Australia. Early bird entry fees are $50 for members of Canberra Runners and ACTMA and $75 for non-members. After 31 March entry fees will be $65 for members and $89 for non‑members.

Entries close at 7 pm on Friday, 17 May 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.

Participants must be 16 years of age on or before 19 May 2024 to register for the Canberra Runners Half Marathon. Non-registered persons will not be permitted to participate. This includes children in prams. An event for children will be held in and around Lennox gardens on the Sunday morning. This page will be updated with details and further information will follow on Facebook and Instagram.

As much as we love our pooches, all animals are strictly prohibited from entering any part of the course at any time. However, we welcome dogs on leads in the race village.

Prizes and medals

Prizes and medals will be awarded to the first three males and females.

Finishers' medals can be purchased with your registration for $7 and can be collected immediately after the race. The Canberra Runners are conscious of the need not to produce additional environmental waste in the form of unwanted medals. We have introduced this nominal fee to ensure that medals are only provided to competitors who want one.

Drink Stations and Recovery Area

There will be four drink stations at approximately 4km, 8.5km, 12km and 17km.  At the finish, there will be a recovery area, with fruit, water and an energy drink.

Race Day

The Canberra Runners Half Marathon starts at 8.00 am on Sunday 19 May 2024. 

Race Bibs

Race bibs may be collected from the race village on Saturday 18 May from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm or on race day from 7:00 am to 7:40 am.

Further details about the event will be emailed to entrants prior to the day.

10 km Race and 1.6 km run for children

For the first time, the Half Marathon includes a 10 km race. The run will start by 8.10 am on Flynn Drive, heading north, joining the Half Marathon course before Commonwealth Bridge, with a turnaround point near the Half Marathon 16 km distance. Entry is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Participants must be at least 15 years of age and be able to complete the run in less than 80 minutes (to avoid congestion at the turnaround point for the 10 km). Register at the link below.

The Sunday morning 1.6 km run for children aged under 12 years continues. The run from Lennox Gardens at 10.30 am is free for members and $5 for non-members. Enter at Lennox Gardens on Saturday 18 May 2024 from 1.30 to 3.30 pm, or on Sunday morning from 9.00 am.

Please consider joining Canberra Runners. Canberra Runners is Canberra’s largest running organisation and an inclusive and social organisation, offering running events and activities and training groups for all ages and abilities at various locations around Canberra. Members receive discounted entry to all Canberra Runners' events.

More information

For more information on the Canberra Runners Half Marathon, the 10 km run and the 1.6 km event for children, please email half@canberrarunners.org.au or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.


Withdrawals fromthe Half Marathon in exceptional circumstances before midnight on 1 May 2024 may be offered a partial refund of entry fees. 


In the unlikely situation that the Half Marathon is cancelled due to circumstances outside the control of the Canberra Runners, you will be provided with the option to carry over registration to the following year or receive a partial refund of your entry fee (less sunk costs). Due to the ACT Government and National Capital Authority approval requirements and logistics, if the event is unable to take place on the scheduled weekend, there is no provision for the event to be postponed.