50th YMCA Canberra Half Marathon

50th YMCA Canberra Half Marathon - 26th May

The 50th YMCA Canberra Half Marathon incorporating the Australian Masters Athletics Half Marathon National Championships – Race Start 8.00 am Race headquarters are in Lennox Gardens, Flynn Drive, Yarralumla.

On 13 September 1970, 24 runners completed the first Canberra Half Marathon. The YMCA Canberra Runners Club is expecting over 400 runners to participant in its 50th running of this iconic event, incorporating the 50th Rex Foulkes Memorial Race and the Australian Masters Athletics Half Marathon National Championships, on 26 May.  

This autumn's race showcases Australia’s Capital at its best, circumnavigating the western basin of Lake Burley Griffin by road and bike path.  In recent years the temperature at start time has varied from -6 to +8 degrees with little or no wind until later in the morning - perfect conditions for an  enjoyable run! While past winners of this historic event have included Olympic and  Commonwealth Games representatives, it is a local event which caters for runners of all levels and is the perfect race for those looking to complete their first half marathon or to try for a personal best. 

The weekend also includes a 1.6km mini jog for families and a 5km run on the Saturday, both based at the race headquarters at Lennox Gardens.

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