The Canberra Times Australian Running Festival presented by Tata Consultancy Services is coming back on April 13-14, 2019.

Thousands of runners are set to join us for a weekend in iconic Canberra to take on one of our five scenic courses. We have a jam-packed weekend planned with our 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, The Canberra Times Marathon courses as well as the AURA 50km Ultra Marathon Championships, there’s something for everyone!

Registrations are now open! For more information head to


Stay with us and explore what the nation’s capital really has to offer. Simply pop in your dates in the top right hand side ‘make a reservation’ box and pick a package or room type to suit your stay.


Pasta Event 13th April – Carb Loading for Charity

Come and load yourself up with your all important carbohydrates before the race! To celebrate the Australian Running Festival, proud accommodation sponsor Mercure Canberra are putting on a Pasta Night to help with the all important carb loading, and also to help raise money for Charity. The event will be proudly supporting the Canberra Ronald McDonald House.

Can’t make it to the night but want to help a good cause, we have the option just to donate to the Canberra Ronald McDonald House.

$45.00* per person includes

  • Pasta Buffet
  • Healthy Dessert Buffet
  • Lucky door prizes
  • Mocktail on arrival
  • Non- alcoholic  drinks
  • 2 tickets for house beer/ wine
  • Contribution to the Canberra Ronald McDonald House


*plus booking fee

Want to book a large Group for 10 or more people please contact Emily on or 02 6243 0024