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Christmas Island Marathon 2021

The 28th Christmas Island Marathon 

Sunday 19th September 2021.

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Looking for something off the beaten track? 

The origins of the Marathon lie in Christmas Island folklore in 92 and began as a wager between a few Island Hash House Harriers but it has since grown to become an internationally listed event.

Competitors  may choose to run or walk (walk not accredited)   the course  in any event. Awards will be given to the first over the line in each category (other than 2km Social Walk ).

This scenic and challenging marathon course starts at the top of the island plateaux 260m above sea level and runs  along roads, trails and through Tropical Rainforests down to and along the rugged Island Coastline finishing at Flying Fish Cove.

Christmas Island is an Australian Territory so no visa is required for travel from the mainland. If travelling from outside Australia, please check with the Department of Home Affairs at for requirements. Virgin Australia travels to Christmas Island twice per week from Perth International Airport. There are also Charter flights operating from Jakarta Indonesia to Christmas Island, please contact Olivier Lines C.I Marathon Course Director for up to date information on Christmas Islands northern flight charter schedules.

Jakarta to Christmas Island is a 50 minute flight

(No Flights at Present From Asia)

15 minutes from the coast of Java Indonesia

For more information on travelling to Christmas Island and what to do when you get here, contact the Christmas Island Tourism Association on +61 8 9164 8382 or visit their website

Christmas Island is COVID19 free and at the time of this information is accessible whithin the Western Australian travel bubble.

It is advisable to book in advance flights to guarantee seats.

Entries close online at midday 18th September 2021. 


Enter Individually or as a Team

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR TEAM CAPTAINS: Before you register your team, please make sure you have the following information ready for each entrant:

  1. Their full name
  2. Their date of birth
  3. Their email address
  4. Their shirt size


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Race Directors Message

Please be made aware that a reasonable degree of fitness is required to attempt this Marathon due to often high temperatures & humidity.

Seek your Drs advice for any medical concearns / conditions

  Olivier Lines +61 43921 5096







Event Details

Event Date:

Sunday 19 September 2021
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