Welcome to Ross Marathons. An event for everyone...Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and Childrens ChallengeRun for a good cause... All proceeds are donated to charity. See you there!
The Ross Marathons started in 2004 as the "Festival of Marathons", a series of athletic events aimed at fostering community participation in physical activity and the enjoyment of a healthy lifestyle.
The marathon was dedicated to the memory of US born athlete Dean Thackwray who competed in the marathon at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and later settled in Tasmania. Thackwray died of cancer in 2003.
That first year 70 runners took part in the various events that over the years have included the full, three-quarter, half and quarter marathons, a team relay event and a fun run/walk. Today each year sees more runners coming to Ross to participate in the unique experience that it the Ross Marathons.
Share the marathon experience with mates by running as part of a team. Teams can be made up of 2,3 or 4 persons. Each person must run a minimum of 1 full lap (10.55km). More details are available from the online entry form. The team start at the same time as individual marathon entrants (8am)..