Welcome to the

10th Annual

Marysville Marathon

Sunday 11th Nov 2018


1st Victorian Ultra Runners 828km

2nd Dandenong Trail Runners 408km

3rd Slow Burners 367km

A sneak peek at the day

(by Barry Thomas)

Pre Race Dinner

Join us for dinner on Saturday night before the marathon. This is a great way to mix with fellow runners before the big day. More details coming soon. Keep this in mind when you are planning your weekend. During your entry process you will be asked if you intend to join us for dinner and how many people in your group will attend if not just the entrant


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


Relax and enjoy post race live music.

Kids Activities

Lots of fun activities including Inking Kombi and much more…

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 as voted (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. All finishers receive a medallion and showbag.

We had a great day, welcoming competitors, volunteers and spectators to the 8th running of the RACV Marysville Marathon Festival.

Runners loved the beautiful tracks and views, while hard-working volunteers enjoyed the buzz of registration, selling merchandise, awarding medals, timing, taking photos, preparing food at aid stations, and encouraging runners.

Thanks to all for contributing to a great local event.


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 Marysville Marathon organising committee would like to acknowledge the amazing support of the RACV from 2010-2017, like all good things there is often an ending and RACV have passed the baton back and an opportunity exists for a new naming rights sponsor, we are talking to companies that would like to be involved at various levels at the moment and look forward to making announcements in the near future”

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

2016 Place Getters

Male Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Josh Goding 4:28:10
2nd Dan Beard 4:34:25
3rd Lee Eddison 4:34:31

Female Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Katherine Macmillan 5:08:47
2nd Meagan Tharratt 6:05:22
3rd Sabrina Czesla 6:12:18

Male Marathon Winners

1st Matthew Crehan 3:47:51

2nd Michael McCormack 4:00:48

3rd Jason Rawlings 4:01:25

Female Marathon Winners

1st Veronica Parker 4:47:04

2nd Dawn Parks 5:18:48

3rd Lauren Brennan 5:29:49

Male Half Marathon Winners

1st Mark Corbyn 1:34:06

2nd David Carmeron 1:37:25

3rd Moses Dickens 1:39:55

Female Half Marathon Winners

1st Dervilla Holmes 1:41:25

2nd Anna Kentwell 1:44:23

3rd Sarah Hedger 1:50:52

Male 10k Winners

1st Michael Johnson 40:53

2nd Harry Bowen 46:17

3rd Bryan Ackerly 46:48

Female 10k Winners

1st Stacy Clarkson 45:20

2nd Jemima Geitz 48:54

3rd Robyn Lawson 49:15

Male 4k Winners

1st Tom Saxon 20:03

2nd Drew Dunstone 20:16

3rd Liam Scott 21:11

Female 4k Winners

1st Sarah Wong 24:26

2nd Ruby Nancarrow 28:30

3rd Sophia Sipos 28:34


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!

2016 – cool sunny day, perfect for running