8th annual

RACV Marysville Marathon

Sunday 6th November 2016


Get a team together – winning team is the one with the most kilometres.  The more members, the more chance to win!

Dress in your favourite colours and costumes. 

Pre Race Dinner

Join us for dinner on Saturday night before the marathon. More details coming soon. Keep this in mind when you are planning your weekend.


Check out the food stores on site or walk to the main street for some great food from the bakery.


Saoirse – Celtic Band

Enjoy a preview at


Kids Activities

Kids will love to pat the animals at

the great work of
Education Foundation

Please support our
event partners
as they support Marysville
logo-Greenlandslogo-littleriverwines-colourLittle River Wines 


The Marysville Marathon Festival features running events of 4 km, 10 km, Half Marathon (21 km), Marathon (42 km) and Ultramarathon (50 km) on scenic valley trails and forest tracks, bypassing sparkling rivers and waterfalls.

The participants travel alongside the Steavenson River and Falls, which supply the world’s second best municipal water (2016), enjoyed at the well-stocked aid stations en route.

Walkers join in the shorter distances. Participants have a great day out, supporting the community recovering from the 2009 bushfires and enjoying the refreshments and family entertainment provided, including local steelband drummers. All finishers receive a medallion, showbag

We look forward to welcoming you to the 8th running of the RACV Marysville Marathon Festival.

Keep the date free and start planning your weekend so you can come and compete in a distance that suits you.


Come and support the competitors, encouraging them across the line while you enjoy the tranquil, beautiful surroundings.


Join our fleet of volunteers who make the day a success for everyone.


A Message from our Sponsor

RACV Insurance has a proud history of being there for our members and their communities when they need us most. We assist on average 400 members with their insurance claims each day and during periods of natural disasters, we deploy our resources to respond quickly and assist our members who have lost or suffered damage to their property.

RACV Insurance is the major sponsor of the Victorian Fire Awareness Awards and understands the need for communities in fire prone areas to work together to develop prevention measures and increase awareness.

We also know the importance of standing by our members and their communities during their recovery from natural disasters. This often requires a long-term commitment and since the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, RACV Insurance has proudly supported the Marysville community through our sponsorship of the Marysville Marathon Festival.

The Marysville Marathon Festival is truly a community event, bringing people together to have fun in an enjoyable setting.

RACV Insurance encourages you to be a part of this year’s Festival and experience Marysville’s hospitality and spirit, a testament to the sheer determination and resilience of the local community.

The Neil McKern Marathon

(1946 – 2014)

Dr. Neil McKern and his wife Carol lost their part-time home in Marysville in the 2009 fires, which they rebuilt in following years.  They joined in the community recovery, and Neil was instrumental in establishing the inaugural Marysville Marathon Festival in 2009.  He claimed to know a bit about running, having excelled at 2000 m events and was part of a 4 x 800 m team that set the Australian Open & National Record in 1971 in 7:31, with Neil running 1:55.  Even more remarkable, in 1978 he came second in the Victorian Amateur Athletic Association Marathon Championships in a scorching 2hr 21min, averaging 3:22 per km!  In 1979 at the Victorian Championships at Point Cook he not only ran the 1500 m in 3:50 but tore up the marathon track in 2hr 22min, just 8 minutes behind Robert De Castella.

Neil was an esteemed CSIRO scientist, accomplished musician and gardener, and most of all a loving family man.  We are proud to remember him this year with the Neil McKern Marathon at Marysville.

Planning 1st Marysville Marathon Festival – 2009

Neil at his best in the 70’s

2015 Place Getters

Male Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Francesco Ciancio 4:13:05
2nd Ashley Bennett 4:22:36
3rd Dan Beard 4:29:58

Female Ultra 50Km Winners
1st  Kim Matthews 5:09:09
2nd Sandy Suckling 5:27:07
3rd Joanne Tough 5:27:22


Male Marathon Winners
1st Cameron Wood 4:01:30
2nd Martin Lewinski 4:19:51
3rd Greg Roche 4:33:12

Female Marathon Winners
1st Robyn Lawson 4:10:19
2nd Michelle Harris 4:38:44
3rd Rebecca Dale 4:39:35

Male Half Marathon Winners
1st Daniel Judd 1:35:54
2nd Shane Draper 1:36:49
3rd Bryan Ackerly 1:36:53

Female Half Marathon Winners
1st Amanda Wilson 1:43:59
2nd Helen Charles 1:47:35
3rd Catherine Wilson 1:49:07

Male 10k Winners
1st Anthony Alosio 38:57
2nd Michael Johnson 39:17
3rd Joji Mori 41:04

Female 10k Winners
1st Stacey Clarkson 51:26
2nd Megan Wood 55:03
3rd Wendy Conway 56:08

Male 4k Winners
1st John Holz 19:41
2nd Thomas McCormick 20:19
3rd Michael Hastie 21:13

Female 4k Winners
1st Juliette Haddow 20:29
2nd Robyn Antanovskii 24:37
3rd Monica Haddow-Cook 25:30


2009 – very hot

2010 – very hot

2011 – very wet, muddy & cold but fined up later

2012 – almost perfect

2013 – PERFECT


2015 – a magnificent day in between lots of wet days!