SRF Marathon

SRF Marathon

15th SRF, November 16-17, 2024
SRF is a fun and inclusive event that is proudly supported by the ACT Government


Start time: 5.50am
Participants should self-seed behind the start line.

Early bird (29 Feb – 28 March 2024): $120
Regular (until 31 Oct 2024 or sold out): $150

Performance Expectations: Runners are expected to be suitably trained to participate in this event and finish in the 8 hour time limit.

Must be at least 18 years old on race day.


  • Elevation gain: +1500m
  • Distance: 42.24
  • ITRA and UTMB indexed

The inaugural SRF Marathon course offers a challenging adventure through the landscapes of Stromlo Forest Park. Beginning with a scenic journey along the eastern and northern slopes of the nature park, runners are treated to expansive views extending to the majestic Brindabella Ranges in the west.

As the course unfolds, participants embark on a mostly new section of track to SRF with a scenic loop of the western side of Mt. Stromlo. The route then ascends to the summit of “The Mother,” offering a panoramic vista of the Canberra region—an ideal spot for capturing memorable pics.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Runners will double their summit experience as they traverse the regular SRF30 course before ascending once again. The final few kilometres are a descent back down to the event hub and finish line.

SRF Marathon consists of multiple rises with two major climbs one at the start and one towards the end of the race for a total of 1500m of vertical gain and is suitable for intermediate runners prepared to be on course for several hours with a cut-off of 8 hours for this event.

Runners can expect the course will be well marshalled and marked to ensure they can run carefree and enjoy the race without worry of navigation.


  • Mobile phone in working order
  • Compression bandage (minimum dimensions 7.5cm wide x 2.3m long unstretched)
  • Water bottles or bladders, 2 litre capacity
  • Food bars / portions
  • Race number, attached and visible on the outside front


  • Collapsible cup
  • Anti-chafe body glide / body lubricant
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap or sun hat
  • Favourite race food
  • More substantial first aid kit (sterile dressings, roll of strapping tape, blister care such as blister block patches or Compeed, antiseptic wipes and any relevant personal medications).

Garmin connect link

Srf Marathon Profile
Srf Marathon Map

Please note that due to on-going negotiations with other Stromlo Forest users, there may be some final small adjustments to the courses, but these maps provide what we hope will be the final course layouts.