YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon 2018

YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon 2018
Start Date May 27, 2018
End Date May 27, 2018
Venue Lennox Gardens
Address Flynn Dr, Yarralumla ACT 2600
Sports Running
Distance Type 21km
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About Event

The YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon, incorporating the 49th Rex Foulkes Memorial Race, features a beautiful and fast course in the heart of Canberra on Sunday, 27 May 2018.

The course starts and finishes in Lennox Gardens and includes a scenic around the western basin of Lake Burley Griffin, making it one of the more scenic courses around.

In May the weather can be very cool and with a light frost. It then normally brightens up to a clam, sunny day sunny day with the temperature in the high teens. No guarantees, but usually ideal for running!

Rex Foulkes, in whose memory this event is named, was a local distance runner who died in a road accident while returning to Cooma from Canberra after a race in 1970. The first Rex Foulkes Marathon was held on 13 September 1970.

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