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YMCA Canberra Half Marathon 2017

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The YMCA of Canberra 2017 Half Marathon weekend will fall on May 27-28 (with the half marathon on the Sunday).  This race has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues.  

Registration now available here.

The early bird period will run till the end of April 2017 with entries $40 for YCRC members and $60 for non-members.

Standard Registration will be open online till Thursday 25th May with entries $60 for YCRC members and $80 for non-members.

See our Membership page for details of other benefits from annual membership - a bargain at only $45 for adults or $75 for the whole family.

Registration for the Half-marathon Training Group, which will begin in late-February, has sign-up already open here.

About the Half Marathon

For many years the Half Marathon weekend has been a major annual event in the calendars of YCRC members and other local and interstate runners and the tradition continues.

 

Rex Foulkes, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner, who died in a road accident returning to Cooma from Canberra after a race in 1970. The first Rex Foulkes Half Marathon was held on 13 September 1970 had just 24 finishers. In 2015 there were 458 entrants.

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