In our 30th year we’ve given our valued partners and every runner a reason to celebrate with us – the Brisbane Marathon Festival is on track to attract 8000 participants with the unveiling of the new two lap Marathon course.

The Brisbane City Botanic Gardens will act as the main precinct and will accommodate the expo village, the start and finish line areas as well as registration.

A scenic two-lap course for the marathon, the course will take in the best that Brisbane has to offer from the City Centre, across the full closure of the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and New Farm. The event hub will become a hive of activity hosting running clubs, corporate teams, partners and sponsors. On-course and post-race entertainment at the Botanic Gardens are an integral element of the participant’s overall event experience.

The Brisbane Marathon is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. 

Explore the new courses here

Run the Story Bridge without a car in sight.⁠

Whether you plan on tackling the Brisbane Marathon, Half, 10km, 5km or 2km. Celebrate our 30th year in style on an ALL NEW course taking in the very best of Brisbane City from start to finish.

Lace up, grab a friend and come and help us celebrate 30 years of the Brisbane Marathon Festival.


Up to 4000 athletes from Tasmania, interstate and overseas are expected to participate in the inaugural Hobart Airport Marathon Festival, scheduled to run on Sunday, September 25, 2022. With spectators, friends, and family of participants in attendance an estimated 8,000 people are likely to attend. The event is forecast to generate significant visitor activity to Tasmania and will promote Tasmania’s stunning beauty, crisp clean environment, and iconic scenery to the running world. The Hobart Airport Marathon Festival will contribute around $2million to the Hobart economy each year.

Atlas Events are excited to be bringing this brand new event to Hobart.

The iconic Hobart course will appeal to elite and social runners alike. Hobart is the only capital city without a city centre marathon to showcase the city. The Hobart Airport Marathon Festival will increase tourism to the island. It offers participants the opportunity to run on fully closed roads and be a part of what will become a major Australian state capital city running event on the annual calendar. 

A three-year sponsorship deal will see Hobart International Airport as the naming rights partner for the Hobart Airport Marathon Festival 2022 – 2024.

Variety the Childrens Charity of Tasamina, is the major beneficiary of the event. All participants will share in the opportunity to put their hard work toward a great cause by fundraising for and donating to Variety Tasmania.

Atlas Events is thrilled to have the support of Events Tasmania for Hobarts newest major event. Events Tasmania will be a key partner in ensuring the events long term success.

Event Details

Date: The event is scheduled for September 24-25, 2022. 

Distances: Full marathon (42.195km), half marathon (21.0975km), 10km, 5km run, 5km walk, 2km kids and community race.

Location: All races will start and finish in Hunter Street, Hobart – in front of Henry Jones IXL.

Course: The course will be on closed roads in Hobart and the surrounding areas.

Number of entrants: Capped at 4000

Website: hobartmarathon.com.au 

Naming Partner: Hobart Airport

Major Supporter: Events Tasmania

Major Beneficiary: Variety Tasmania

About Variety Tasmania

Variety helps Tassie kids who are sick, disadvantaged or living with disability, and at risk of falling through the gaps. For more than 30 years, they’ve been supporting local kids through their programs and experiences, and individual and community grants.

Increasing quality of life, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging. 

Simply put, Variety helps kids, be kids.


Join the Atlas Collective in 2022.⁠

The purpose of the Atlas Collective is to boost our brand, raise awareness and be an advocate for our events. We can’t think of anyone better to do this than you – our athletes who are at the heart of our events and our community.⁠

We want to bring you into our team – let’s share the highs and lows, the pre-race nerves and the finish line moments.⁠

If you're passionate about our events and personify our positive energy and love for running and wellbeing – whether you're just starting out on your journey; a charity-focused participant, or a seasoned runner, we'd love to hear from you.⁠ What we want to see is your passion and energy around running, swimming, triathlon, healthy lifestyles, and our events.⁠

Our ambassadors will be key in helping us spread the love for our events and create a social buzz.⁠

If the Atlas Collective sounds like something you’d like to be a part of check out the details and apply here.

Applications close Friday 18 February 2022.

Sunshine Coast confirmed as a world class marathon location

Atlas Events, organisers of the Sunshine Coast Marathon, welcomed this week’s announcement that the 2032 men’s and women’s Olympic and Paralympic marathon events will be held in the popular coastal region. “This week’s announcement that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is incredible,” Atlas Events founder and managing director Jason Crowther said. “For the blue ribbon marathon event to be held here on the Sunshine Coast makes the occasion event great. As an athlete, local business owner and father of two young daughters, to have such a monumental and historic event in our backyard is something I’d never have imagined.”

As the event director of the existing annual Sunshine Coast Marathon, Mr Crowther has witnessed the popularity of the event grow significantly since it began in 2012. Thousands of runners across all distances (2km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km) have already registered to take part in this year’s event, scheduled for Sunday August 15. The Sunshine Coast Marathon starts and finishes on the beachfront at Alexandra Headland and takes runners on a multi-lap course along several beachfronts where they enjoy flat and fast conditions against an ocean backdrop. Mr Crowther said the organiser’s decision to hold the Games’ blue-ribbon event, which is traditionally scheduled on the final day of competition ahead of the closing ceremony, on the Sunshine Coast would pay dividends for the region.

“More than 50 per cent of our competitors return each year because it’s such an enjoyable event held at an iconic destination,” he said. “Runners bring their families, friends and running mates. Spectators line the course creating an electric atmosphere. Plus, it’s a course that’s renowned for producing fast times. “The Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us to showcase everything we know and love about our region to a global audience.”

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games medallist Lisa Weightman, who is representing Australia in the women’s Marathon at her fourth Olympics in Tokyo this month, is one of several elites who regularly race at the Sunshine Coast event each year. She set a new Australian All-comers record half marathon time of 68:48 on the course in 2019. She said dreams will be realised in 2032 as the next generation of sporting star experienced a lifechanging moment. “Winning a silver medal for Australia on the Gold Coast at the Commonwealth Games with my family and friends supporting me was the greatest moment in my sporting career,” she said. “Sunshine Coast offers the full package. A fast course, a comfortable climate, and picturesque views in a beautiful part of the world. It’s a place that is dear to my heart and I couldn’t think of a better place to run an Olympic marathon.”

The Sunshine Coast has been identified as the location for the 2032 Men’s and Women’s Olympic and Paralympic Marathon events, cycling (road, time trials and Paralympic disciplines) and kiteboarding. The Sunshine Coast will also be home to four key Olympic venues and play an integral role in Brisbane 2032. Sunshine Coast Division 8 councillor Jason Opray, who ran the Sunshine Coast Marathon in 2017, said the course was spectacular with plenty of pre-event opportunities for athletes of all abilities to experience the region.

“The greatest thing about hosting the Olympic and Paralympic marathon events will be the prevent legacy,” he said. “In the 10 – 11-year block before we race, there will be meets where internationals will come and run to practice on the course. There will then be the athletes who come and get acclimatised in the lead up to the event. “It is exciting that in the lead up to 2032, south east Queensland will be hosting and array of sporting events including international meets.”

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Atlas Events Media Manager Sally Battin
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International Volunteers Day

Happy International Volunteer Day

We love our vollies. Without their enthusiasm, support and hard work, our events would not be able to happen.⁠

Thank you to each and every volunteer who has given their time to help make Atlas Events a success. ⁠

7 Cairns marathon entries open 19 January 2022

That’s right, Super Early Bird entries for our 2022 Cairns Marathon Festival will be open in January 2022.
Keep an eye out on our social media pages and your email, for more information.

We can’t wait to see you in person in Cairns on July 17, 2022.