The Blackwood Marathon will be held in 2020 subject to,

and following any COVID19 Restrictions and Directives.


Current Covid19 restrictions are evolving and give promise for later in the year. If, as expected these restrictions continue to be eased and no onerous restrictions remain or are introduced, the Committee hope to run the event as normal.


There will be one major difference, do not send any money yet.

When the final decision is made to proceed, those who have sent in entry forms will be advised of payment arrangements.


The decision to proceed will be regularly reviewed, with a final decision made on or around the 1st October. We would encourage you to start training and enter with the expectation of the event being run. We thankyou for your ongoing support.


2020 Blackwood Marathon Committee



Saturday, 31st October 2020

What is the Blackwood Marathon?


The Blackwood Marathon is a fantastic relay race held annually on the last Saturday of October. It was originally a vision that some members of the Bridgetown Rotary Club had in 1979 as a way for the town to celebrate Western Australia’s 150th Anniversary. From humble beginnings, of just 54 teams (220 competitors), it has grown from strength to strength and now boasts over 750 competitors, including many iron-men and iron-women. The Blackwood Marathon is a unique event and has attracted many top athletes.



Course Overview
Make a Weekend of it!
Compete for Charity

Register for or donate to the Blackwood Marathon and your contributions go toward the Rotary Club of Bridgetown to support a number of vital, otherwise unfunded projects in the Blackwood Region. 

The competitors enter this event in teams comprising of 5 members, or iron-men. A runner, a canoeist, a swimmer, an equestrian and a cyclist. The race begins in the town of Boyup Brook and finishes in Bridgetown after journeying around 60km through some of Western Australia’s most picturesque countryside of the Blackwood River Valley.

Boyup Brook and Bridgetown are approximately 3 hours drive from Perth down the South West Highway. There are so many great places to stay in our towns. The Bridgetown and Boyup Brook Visitors' Centres will help you make a memorable weekend of it! Click below to find out more...




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