Event Overview

The 2019 Newcastle International Half Marathon is a strategic partnership between AustCham, leading Hong Kong-based media Ta Kung Pao and one of China’s largest tourism companies, the Beijing China International Travel Service. The race will be held on Sunday, 6th October along the picturesuqe coastline of Newcastle, NSW.


The highlight of the event is the 21.1km Half Marathon bypassing Newcastle harbour, foreshore and beaches. A 5km Fun Run is also available. The evening before (Saturday) will host a gala dinner were government officials will welcome runners.

This new event is set to become one of the premier running events in the southern hemisphere, combining Australia’s passion for running with Ta Kung Pao’s experience hosting international marathons and AustCham’s 23 years experience working in China to strengthen Australia-China business relations.

This new international running event will cater for over 3,000 runners including participants from China and Australia with a large contingent of elite runners from Newcastle’s and Sydney expected to attend. Keep your eyes peeled for Chinese celebrities and other VIP’s!