Hobart Airport Marathon run set to return in 2023

FOLLOWING a successful inaugural event, the Hobart Airport Marathon will return in the new year with a new date so keen racers won’t have to wait as long to run the iconic waterfront route.

A huge crowd of 3999 people took part in the first marathon event on 25 September 2022, with close to 600 flying in from interstate and beyond. One race participant, Michael Booth, flew to Hobart to complete his 94th marathon!

Strong interstate attendance is expected for the next marathon on Sunday 2 April 2023, providing a positive boost to local businesses.

“People who travel to take part in such events will often arrive a few days ahead of the race to rest and relax before they compete,” Hobart Airport CEO Norris Carter said.

“Many competitors will bring their families for support, turning the trip into a short holiday, supporting local tourism operators, restaurants and retail businesses while they’re here.”

The course begins on Hobart’s iconic waterfront, winds along to the Domain, through to historic Battery Point and Sandy Bay. Competitors can register for the full marathon (42.2km), the half marathon (21.1km), 10km, 5km events and the mini 2km marathon.

Hobart Airport has confirmed that Variety the Children’s Charity will once again be the major beneficiary of the event.

“We’re encouraging people to race for a reason and raise money for a cause,” Mr Carter said.

“Hobart Airport is privileged to work closely with Variety who provide support to disadvantaged children in Tasmania, making sure that no one gets left behind.”

Registrations are open now for the next marathon event which offers plenty of activities for competitors and their families, with the PW1 forecourt being transformed into a family area with face painting, balloon modelling, musical performances and more.

Register for the marathon at hobartmarathon.com.au and follow Hobart Marathon on socials to stay up-to-date.

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