ACT Cross Country Club Canberra Road Running Festival


The National Capital Marathon incorporates the ACT Marathon Championships and ACTVAC Marathon Championships.

Where: Start / Finish at Manuka Oval.
When: 7am Sunday 2 May.
Distance: Standard marathon distance of 42.195km.
Course: See course map.
Eligibility: Minimum age 18. No roller skates, skis, blades, pets, hand-cranked cycles, baby runners etc...
Refunds: See Refund Policy.
Acknowledgement of entries: A list of all entrants will be on the website.
Bib numbers: Bib numbers are not transferable and can be picked up from Manuka Oval, Bradman Room between 2pm & 5pm Saturday and also from 6am Sunday morning.
Time limit: Marathoners who do not reach the Russell side of Kings Avenue Bridge before 10.30am will be required to undertake the RG Menzies Walk/LBG North side Lake Foreshore course.
Drink Stations: There will be eight Refreshment Stations, providing athlete's personal refreshments, a sports drink and water.
Distance splits: Each kilometre, and the half way point, is accurately measured and signposted.
Rewards: All finishers will receive a finisher's medal. The results booklet will not be posted to each runner but sent by email. Finisher's certificates can be downloaded via the website.
Awards: First three males and females outright will receive a trophy and a cash prize of $1500, $1000 and $500 respectively. Fourth and fifth place males and females will receive a medal and a cash prize of $300 and $150 respectively. First three Masters male and female in each five-year category from M40/W40 will receive medals. Numerous barrel draws for all half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon finishers. Must be present to win barrel draws.
Presentations: Presentations will commence at 11am Sunday 2nd May inside Manuka Oval.

Certified Accurate Course

Certified Accurate Course

Course description

The National Capital Marathon will take runners past many of the national buildings of the nation's capital and along the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. It is one of the most scenic and fastest courses in Australia.

The first part of the course involves running to and around Australia's Parliament House and through the Parliamentary Triangle (orange line) and then after 10kms, commencing an out and back section, turning at Glenloch Interchange and crossing Lake Burley Griffin twice utilizing the two bridges (pink line). That section of the course is repeated a second time before runners complete the event by running up Telopea Park West and into Manuka Oval for a stadium like finish.

Course map (click on map to enlarge)

Marathon Course Map (click to enlarge)

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