You’ll join hundreds of other families in a friendly, exhilarating atmosphere, running around a one-mile loop in leafy Victoria Park featuring a lively pop-up village in the middle. Combine your run with breaks out to enjoy the food, drink and other activities on offer, before crossing the finishing line as a team to celebrate your family’s achievement together.

Run as many laps as your legs will allow

The course is 26.2 miles, formed of a loop just under a mile around the event village. Run as many laps each as your legs will allow before entering the 45m finishing straight which lets your entire team cross the finishing line together for a well-earned celebration and finishing line photo.

The event village

The event village will be full of family-friendly activities, entertainment and facilities that you and your supporters can enjoy while other team members are running. It will also be open to enjoy before and after you run the marathon, from 9am onwards. 

Planned activities throughout the day include a climbing wall; workshops and food demonstrations; on-stage performances and face painting.

Facilities in the event village include:

  • Runners’ warm-up area
  • Runners’ hydration station 
  • Sports massage
  • Live results screens
  • Bag drop/lockers
  • Changing rooms/baby changing
  • Toilets
  • Buggy park
  • First Aid 
  • Security
  • Picnic and seating areas (some under shade) 
  • Muster points/lost child area

If you have any questions about The Family Marathon, you might find an answer in our FAQs section.