One of the most historic events on the Queensland running calendar, the Brisbane Marathon Festival has iconic resonance with the 1982 Commonwealth Games where the famed Robert de Castella was first across the line in a celebrated victory. This magnificent day embarked a running frenzy in Brisbane where the first official Brisbane Marathon was open to the public in 1992.
Celebrating our 28th year in 2021, the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon is one of the oldest and most friendly events on the Australian calendar attracting thousands of participants from over 35 countries annually. Often labelled the “boutique” marathon of choice, in part due to the VIP treatment all participants receive. The event celebrates fun fitness and the test of ultimate human endurance – the Marathon. The McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival is a world-class AIMS certified event attracting elite, recreational as well as encouraging the local community to get out and get active and enjoy visiting Brisbane city.