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Run the Ballarat Marathon in 2024

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24 Apr 2024

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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

Casarecce al ragu with lamb shoulder and beef brisket at Carboni’s

Pasta Party

The city’s restaurants and cafes are serving up their finest pasta creations to fuel both athletes and spectators alike.

The Ballarat Marathon Pasta Party is on until Sunday 28 April.

Take your pick from:

Quest Ballarat Station

Accommodation deals

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.

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.