7th annual

RACV Marysville Marathon

Sunday 8th November 2015

Check out this year’s provisional results under the RESULTS menu tab

Marysville Marathon 2015

Wow – what a day!  Rain threatened right up to Friday evening, but what a weekend.  The weather was just perfect – yet again.  And now it’s raining again.  The marathon is truly a blessed event.

Feedback so far indicates that volunteers and competitors alike enjoyed the day.  Thanks to RACV for some great entertainment and a really great day.

Once again, our fleet of volunteers worked tirelessly to make the 2015 Marysville Marathon a huge success.  For those who represented clubs – well done on raising funds for your community.  Thank you.

And well done to all the competitors – young and old, fast and “leisurely” – for participating in a fun, challenging and rewarding course.  We trust you achieved your personal goal for the day.


Pre Race Dinner

We intend to have a dinner on Saturday night before the marathon, as we did last year.  Keep this in mind when you are planning your weekend.


Check out the food stores and head into town for some great food from the bakery.


Live music on main stage by local band “PANS ON FIRE”. Click on the image below for an inspiring sneak preview.

Kids will love to pat the animals at


Continuing to support
the great work of

Please support our
event partners
as they support Marysville

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

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 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. 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 7th 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.



2009 – very hot

2010 – very hot

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

2012 – almost perfect

2013 – PERFECT


2014 Place Getters

Male Ultra 50Km Winners
1st Adrian Lazar Adler 4:17:16
2nd Dan Beard 4:24:30
3rd Ashley Bennett 4:36:28

Female Ultra 50Km Winners
1st  Katherine MacMillan 4:46:38
2nd Lucy Carter 5:11:30
3rd Donna Urquhart 5:27:33


Male Marathon Winners
1st Andrew Downie 3:57:11
2nd Jacob Story 4:02:42
3rd Michael Dickins 4:03:43

Female Marathon Winners
1st Ruth Patton 5:03:38
2nd Robyn Fletcher 5:10:22
3rd Jenine Dawson 5:12:58

Male Half Marathon Winners
1st Caellum Crowe 1:24:55
2nd Andrew Mock 1:24:56
3rd Cameron Loveless 1:36:14

Female Half Marathon Winners
1st Katherine McKean 1:47:02
2nd Christine Hopkins 1:50:54
3rd Helen Charles 1:52:47

Male 10k Winners
1st Caleb McInnes 0:42:05
2nd Shane Draper 0:44:58
3rd Brynton Ashton 0:46:03

Female 10k Winners
1st Marie Sinclair 0:51:18
2nd Stacey Clarkson 0:51:28
3rd Judith Kirwood 0:54:45

Male 4k Winners
1st Michael Hastie 0:21:11
2nd Thomas McCormick 0:21:21
3rd Andrew Walker 0:21:30

Female 4k Winners
1st Francesca Reid 0:24:32
2nd Sue McCall 0:28:46
3rd Penne Coleman 0:29:10