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38th Weston Creek half marathon and 10km community fun run

runners waiting at starting line for race to begin
sunset over a lake with hot air balloons in the sky
runners waiting at starting line for race to begin
sunset over a lake with hot air balloons in the sky

Overview

The iconic annual half marathon around Lake Burley Griffin Canberra, is a must-attend event for runners and walkers. This event is scheduled before the Canberra Times half marathon in April, offering participants a chance to assess their training progress. The course is known for its challenging and undulating terrain, entirely on bike paths without road crossovers, ensuring a safe and picturesque journey with stunning views of Lake Burley Griffin.

Last year, the event kicked off by launching several balloons at Black Mountain Peninsula. A beautiful spectacle for participants as they began their race. Electronic timing is used for the event, which allows the results to be uploaded onto your phone through a QR app after you complete the race.

Winners receive engraved Canberra Redbacks medals and Runners Shop gift vouchers, the 10-year age group winners in the half marathon also receive vouchers. The male and female half marathon champions earn a perpetual trophy for a year and an engraved 'keepsake' trophy. With some very famous names engraved on those perpetual trophies.

There are lots of lucky draw prizes with gift vouchers from both sponsors, plus 24 bottles of wine. There will be heaps of food (four varieties of hot cross buns), drinks, plus watermelon and bananas after the race. Water at the two drink stations will again be in small bottles to minimise Covid risk.

Dates

17 Mar 2024
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Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Black Mountain PeninsulaGary Owen Drive, Acton, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet