City2South Brisbane

16th June 2013


Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac - sister event to Sydney's iconic City2Surf and Melbourne's City2Sea - will take place for the first time next June. The spectacular 14km course will cross the Brisbane River three times on a route from Parliament House in the CBD via Highgate Hill to finish in south Brisbane.








Tinman Triathlon

2nd December


This is a great first triathlon, held each year at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Swim 1500m in the harbour, bike 40km along the coast to Papamoa on a two-lap course and run 10km through the township and around the base of the Mount. Stay the weekend and enjoy the beach, the surf and the relaxed atmosphere of this popular holiday destination.


Macau Marathon


2nd December


First organised in 1981 by the Panda Club, this event now aims to develop local sports by raising the level of running, to strengthen the friendship between people from different parts of the world and to contribute to the promotion of sport tourism in Macau. The route includes two bridges and some beautiful waterfront scenery.











9th December


What began as an 11.5km fund-raising event for the Nautilus Rowing Club is now a popular annual 15km race. Bruggenloop celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The race crosses five bridges in Rotterdam, including the spectacular Erasmus Bridge and is a good training run for the Rotterdam Marathon in April.

Germany’s oldest city marathon is back for its 31st installment on 28th October and it’s looking bigger than ever.


Maybe it’s the distinctive and fascinating run through the city of Frankfurt. Maybe it’s because the race is renowned as “Frankfurt’s longest street party”. Or maybe it’s because Frankfurt is among the fastest marathon courses in the world. Whatever the reason, every year more and more people are entering the BMW Frankfurt Marathon.


Beginning at the formidable Messeturm Tower, the marathon course weaves through several distinctive Frankfurt neighbourhoods.





Firstly, entrants will run through the heart of the city, experiencing the futuristic Frankfurt skyline from ground level. The course then leads through the Sachsenhausen district, an area famous for its well preserved old town and it’s well frequented old cider bars. 


After running through residential areas and back to the city alongside the River Main, competitors make a rock star entrance on the red carpet of the ‘Festhalle’ where the finish line awaits. Runners also get to enjoy architectural delights such as the Alte Oper and the Eschenheimer Turm, an old city fortification built in 1400.


Marathon world record holder Patrick Makau of Kenya is running the event this year and, with the Frankfurt course record just 4 seconds slower than the world record, who knows what could happen on race day?



31 32

PACE is a  Publication