Stromlo Running Festival

Canberra's biggest trail running festival

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Over two days runners will flock to Mt Stromlo in Canberra this November to race against the clock or other runners around the picturesque trails on Mt Stromlo.

Located in Molonglo Valley only 15 minutes from the CBD, is one of Australia’s best and most sought after dedicated off road running and cycling venues. Co-founded by Australia’s marathon great Robert De Castella in 2009, the Stromlo Running Festival is held annually over two days. In 2024 the distances include; 15km, 30km and marathon, events on the Saturday with 5km, 10km and 2.5km Kids’ event held on the Sunday.

The Stromlo Running Festival celebrates the strength, resilience, and courage of our community in the years that followed Canberra’s devastating 2003 bushfires. It provides an opportunity for runners of all abilities to ‘get off the road’ and challenge themselves on wide open trails that take in sweeping views of Canberra, Black Mountain Tower, the National Arboretum, and the Brindabella ranges.

Plan your trip

Book your stay with Novotel Canberra and start the day well fed with our breakfast buffet. Then recover after the festival with a dip in our in-door heated swimming pool, rejuvenate and enjoy the bubbles in the family sized spa, or relax your muscles in our wood sauna.

Novotel Canberra is only a short drive from Mt Stromlo, offering the perfect base for your weekend away. Book your accommodation today.