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.
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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 including Youth Mental Health
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...